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About Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)
An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Between 54th and 55th Avenues
$30 and under
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine
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Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.) Ratings and Reviews
This is a contemporary Italian restaurant. The ambiance is very cozy, with dim lighting. Tables are not too close to one another. Waiting staff are very attentive and helpful. Menu offers a good variety of choices, and food is well prepared. We'll definitely come back again.
Loved the decor w good seating. Food was delivered in a very timely manner and very enjoyable. Great wine list.
Music was playing in background and everyone seemed to be shouting to be heard. It was just too loud for our small party of three to enjoy visiting with each other.
Will not recommend this location for that reason nor will I return to this location for that reason. I will try another location and see if the noise level is lower.
Most all of our meal choices were excellent. The "Risotto of the day" just so happened to change from the time we were seated to when a few of us planned to order the dish... The change was to "boar" risotto.. Only our "gluten-free" friend continued to order, as our wait-person could not tell us for sure if ANYTHING ELSE on the menu was "gluten-free." I was surprised, usually a meat or fish dish can be prepared GF!! I felt he was not helpful, at all. And, she barely had two bites... as she did not like the dish... which several of us tasted, and WE ALL AGREED. Otherwise, dessert was good. Ambience was good. I do think, they should offer additional GF options, and that the wait-staff should be educated, b/c I am sure the chef could have been creative!! (i.e. left-out the flour in a sauce!)
Great spot--especially for pre-theater dining. The noise level is pretty high, but the quality and portions of the food, plus the very responsive wait staff makes the noise worth it. Bigger than what it looks like from the front door. I would go again and again. Had a wonderful first experience.
Very much enjoyed our dinners. Salmon and beef short ribs were some of the best we have tasted. While the noise level was high, I've come to expect it, and go with the flow. It was a Friday night, after all. Food and the service were stand outs. My party of three were seated promptly at our reservation time. Drinks and food were delivered surprisingly quick (not rushed) considering how packed the restaurant was. Our waiter, Scott M was the best, and made my brother's birthday dinner memorable. Will definitely eat here again when I'm in NYC.
Great food, great vibe.........wonderful dining. Service dropped off a bit when it got really busy........but overall a wonderful dining experience. They had a champagne special......Moet Chandon for $60 a bottle.........great way to start a night out. We will be back!
We met here for a dinner with some cousins who were here from out of town. The place was able to accommodate our party of 8 without a problem. We went on a weekday night and it was very busy. We didn't have to wait for our table and service was attentive to a fault.I felt like during the whole meal that the staff was trying to get us out as fast as possible. We had to stop the bus boy a few times from taking our plates away before we were done. The noise level and music level was was very loud. It was hard to hear the person sitting next to you. Despite those few annoyances, the food was very very good and the price was reasonable for Manhattan. Very good wine list and everyone in the group liked their meal. If you want to get in and out quickly, I guess this place would be for you.
Music much too loud even we asked to bring it down. People compensated by soeaking louder which made more noise to compete with around us,. Appetizers was good but the only pasta dish available was blandwhich was disappointing. Service was good. Would not go back.
Great location in vibrant Hell's Kitchen. The restaurant is welcoming and cosy with a buzzy yet relaxed ambience. Very warn welcome from Nunzio who was attentive, thoughtful and friendly throughout the duration of our visit. Delicious appetisers of crab cakes and chef's crostini, followed by well executed red snapper and salmon, simply prepared and presented - very, very good.
We had been to Bocca di Bacco a couple of years ago and had a very enjoyable meal, so on this trip to NYC my husband and I decided to meet up with a friend here. When we arrived, our friend had already been seated at a table in the back near the kitchen doors, despite the fact that the place was only half full. We asked to move and were accommodated. Our server was overly persistent throughout the evening. He hovered nearby and came over every few minutes while we were chatting over a glass of wine. We ordered arancini as a starter to give him something to do. It came out quickly, which was unfortunate as the cheese in the middle was still cold. A salad was bland and underdressed. We all ordered pasta dishes. My friend's ricotta and spinach tortellini was the most successful choice, but nothing was at all special. Broccoli rabe seemed to not be seasoned at all. Having had a good experience here in the past, we went in with good expectations and were quite disappointed.
Delicious food, especially the grilled octopus starter and the carpaccio salad. For dinner, we chose the spinach tortellini and fusilli with sausage - both excellent. Service was attentive and prompt, and the waiter was always on hand to refill our wine glasses as needed from the bottle we had ordered. Definitely will be back.
Always a nice meal here - have been here several times on a date with my husband or with large groups of friends. Everyone always enjoys their meals and the extensive wine list. My pescatarian self recommends the risotto or black squid pasta and my meat eating friends, the tagliatelle.
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