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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.

828 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between 54th and 55th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 265-8828

Website:
http://www.boccadibacconyc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

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Details
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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Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (27)
Good for a Date (24)
Casual (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (15)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful Thanksgiving menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a reliable restaurant. On this particular evening, the food was a little underwhelming. The restaurant is noisy as there are lots of tables squeezed into a relatively small space. The background noise can be a bit too loud.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

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!)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

too much crowd and noisy.
We couldn't hear each other and run away after eating.
My friend also didn't like his food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic service and food! Will be returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Four friends had dinner, and we each ordered a different meal, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. It is very noisy, however. Service was very quick and friendly.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Boca Di Baco one of my favorite spot in the city. Great place to catch up with friends, celebrate a birthday, have a date. Cozy atmosphere, friendly service with delicious food. Those qualities we are often want to find, here you are- perfect spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was amazing. The food was top notch and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My favorite restaurant in NYC. I go into NYC about 5 times a year and always eat here for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and service, and we would go back. Our wooden table had a natural crack running down the middle, and it made anything sitting in the middle (like our plates) wobbly. Otherwise, great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

good pasta but overcooked. beet salad poor,with beets out of a can. hostess was not too friendly. had several tables but sat us next to bathroom and near kitchen door - not very appetizing with bright fluorescent lights from the kitchen.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent. Service was pleasant, efficient and not rushed. I would definitely return and experience the rest of the menu.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent Italian food Owner was terrific and very helpful. Service initially not great but maybe they were new to the job. All in all highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This resturant never disappoints. Always consistent whether it's appetizers or a full dinner this is a must try!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The staff was friendly and pretty attentive for the amount of people in the place. The wine list was huge and was full of great selections. If you have a large party a reservation is a must. Overall would come back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great meal and service would definitely recommend. We’ll definitely go back when in NYC!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Certainly a menu that is differentiating. Not the typical tourist Italian dishes, but much more trying to present something more interesting to the customer (but still authentic). Ambiance is nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Birthday lunch - great staff and incredible food

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service and good food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent , service was very good. Music much too loud and we had to ask twice to lower it. But overall it was well worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud. Portions are too large -- would have preferred slightly less expensive small-plate versions of the dishes I had. An appetizer and entree together were too much food. However, the food was very good, and the wine selection was good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic meal, fantastic service! We could not have asked for a nicer way to end the day in NYC. Everything from the salads to the gnocchi to the fish to the deserts was great. Highly recommend - we'll be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Happy we stumbled upon this place! Food was excellent and staff was great. Would definitely go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second time here as an out of towner. Never disappoints. Good food, good service, pretty place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, great ambiance! Well worth a visit!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I have been to this restaurant before & do enjoy the food. It seemed particularly noisy this time & it was impossible to converse w/ my friends. The waiter was efficient, but not very friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

great branzino. nice pours of wine. The shrimp and bean starter and pastas a good experience too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went for our anniversary, it was very nice. The food was amazing, and our order came out very quick. The only downside was the noise level, we could barely hear each other.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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