Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

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Italian
An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

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f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine choice was excellent and the food was way above my expectations and very reasonably priced. Octupus was one of the best I ever had.

d
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the branzino. Service great. The music is way too loud and inappropriately matched to the great food and warm ambience.

BP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I have been to this restaurant several times and am disappointed to say, it was disappointing this time. I brought my parents, and we chose the Hell's Kitchen location, in an effort to avoid the theater rush at the 44th street location. In my reservation, I had asked not to be seated in the middle of the dining room, and that's exactly where the hostess was heading; I saw a table against the wall and asked if we could have that - she seemed a bit put out, but accommodated us. The food came out quickly and was generous. The squid ink past speciala was excellent, as was the menu's gnocci. The special osso bucco, however, was a bit tough and chewy - not braised long enough. the calamari was under-crisped though tender, and the eggplant app was mediocre. The clearing of the tables was aggressive - even before the whole table was finished eating and without asking if people were finished.; it was clear they wanted to turn the table over. My biggest complaint is the noise level. They were playing untz untz untz dance / club music at an aggressively high volume, for no clear reason. It was 6pm and there was of course no dancing. I was very upset about this, as I read reviews and carefully chose a restaurant with an "average" noise level but this was excessive. At one point, to make my point, I literally yelled across the table to my father and it was not out of line - no one at the neighboring tables even heard it. Completely unnecessary to have the music that loud, and such frenetic music. All of that said, our waiter, Scott, was absolutely fantastic - flawless, lovely, sympathetic to the concern I had, and very responsive to every request. Thankful to him! Sorry I couldn't give a better review - it was a disappointing end to a full day, as we couldn't all five talk to each other, ending up in one-on-one conversations by necessity. The next time we'll go to Kashkaval Gardens, which was much more on par with the kind of night we were looking for.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is must in Manhattan, it never disappoints you.
Octopus is delicious. Big and very good wine list.

Waiter: are you ready for dessert?
Us: since the very first minute we walk in. A tiramisu please 😃

NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a fab, bustling atmosphere. Good cocktails. Staff friendly and attentive - just the right balance. Definitely worth a visit. Nice walking up Hell’s Kitchen seeing the buzz. Coming from the UK New York is expensive in comparison however this restaurant is well priced in New York terms. Would go again if we go back to NYC.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food. WAY TOO LOUD! Salads are great and fresh and calamari is light.

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordinary beef carpaccio and onion soup. Unremarkable but pleasant atmosphere.

LJ
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can't write enough superlatives for Bocca di Bacco, (54th St.).
The food was great. The menu was interesting with so many good choices. The service was first rate.
The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We arrived early and they went out of their way to
accommodate us. I will definitely return.

LT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was excellent & kept up with our noise & order. Everything was tasty & right portion size

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have been here, but definitely not the last. Everything about this place is great! I wish it was in my neighborhood so I could go all the time.

D
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lindo lugar, buena comida. Muy recomendable

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DS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place, food very good, Very loud! Waiter seemed a bit too good for us...but the food made it worth it.

R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fresh and tasty. Wait staff was very nice and helpful.

FA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is acceptable, prices a bit high but not unreasonable, I just had back luck with a very distracted bartender. Being alone, I was seated at the bar which resulted way too noise for having an enjoyable dinner.

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Sound level a little to high for quiet conversation. We will return.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Very good food, friendly service. Great evening

HC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal. Had the mussels and crab cake apps with a side of brussel sprouts and a bottle of wine. Was perfect lunch for 2 and delicious.

AC
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful first-time visit. Service was terrific and attentive. Overly generous portions of delicious food. Will definitely be back.

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seit einigen Jahren gehört das Bocca do Bacco zu meinen Lieblings Italienern in NY.
Das Essen ist stets Top, speziell Dir Seafood Pasta und der gegrillte Octopus sind wärmstens zu empfehlen Der Kellner Brian ist ein toller Gastgeber.
Freue mich schon auf den nächsten Besuch im November.
Artur Stark

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Pasta was soggy and mostly tasteless. I got the squid ink pasta - avoid avoid avoid! The cheesecake was grainy as well. Honestly aside from the wine, it was a quite disappointing experience

LM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and service - we were a larger party and felt very accommodated.

KE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place - the food is very good with a lovely rustic Italian ambiance. Great for any occasion friends, family or a date. the service if friendly an attentive. A really terrific experience and I always recommend it to my friends.

AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server Tatjana was amazing! They haven't all we wanted to order but she finds always a good way for us.

H
Munich
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alles super

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent ❤️

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Food is great, but the music is terrible and with the noise level in the restaurant, overall it’s so loud you can’t have a conversation. The server seemed good, but was too busy to do a good job. He forgot to put in an appetizer we ordered and didn’t offer second drinks until after we were finished eating our entrees. Missed opportunity here, because the food seems legit Italian, but I wouldn’t recommend or make a second trip there. Maybe their other locations don’t have the same challenges-

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a real favorite for us. Gustavo is the perfect host, and all of the food was delicious! Can't say enough about it. It does get rather noise, but since we were only two, we conversed with little problem. Our service was impeccable. Love, love, love everything about this place!

FU
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere was nice. Exposed brick walls. One of the AC units has an issue so it was a little noisy. Staff was super nice. Made us feel welcome. Food was fresh but lacked flavor.

NJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Food quality was very good too.

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food, good atmosphere, good service, definitely recommend!

MK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in midtown. We've been coming here for years, and they always treat us so nicely. The staff is always welcoming and the food is consistently good.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Bocca di Bacco (hell's kitchen) during summer restaurant week. The restaurant staff was very accommodating and personable and provided great service. The food was wonderful - especially the octopus dish (would recommend if you like seafood!) We all had a delicious dinner and a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend !!

NG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Bocca di Bacco. The food was delicious and well prepared. The service was spot on throughout the meal. It was a great place to grab a meal before the theater.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely beautiful! Bruschetta with mushrooms was to the point! Thank you!

i
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All 3 Bocca locations a.re dependable for very good food and service. This is our go-to spot when going to a play in the northern reaches of the theater district (on or off-Broadway)

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Love this place, they had a restaurant week menu out (3 course for a fixed price) and we weren’t able to order those items off the regular menu which was unfortunate, I love their octopus app. And I was unable to get it. No squid ink pasta either. Salmon came out a bit more warm than hot, and the lights were down WAAAAY too low. I know this sounds like a bad review, but it’s not. I will return again. The food is delicious!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Friendly attentive staff. Delicious food and huge wine selection. Would absolutely return.

LM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have the best food and their brunch was tasty and affordable

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