Boqueria UES

4.5
520 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Lively, Barcelona-style tapas bar serving a menu of Spanish classics and market-driven seasonal specials in a warm, modern space.

Reservation Policy
Boqueria accepts online reservations for parties of 1-10 guests at lunch and brunch and dinner. Parties of 6 or more are provided the Chef's Menu (a selection of our most popular tapas, daily market specials, Paella and Churros con Chocolate) for $49 per person at dinner (plus beverages, tax and 20% gratuity). Please call to inquire about larger parties.

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND BRUNCH FEAST - $39 per person for unlimited Sangría and Mimosas plus a shared menu of Tapas, Classic Brunch Dishes or Brunch Paella and Dessert. (The entire table must participate. Two hour time limit.)

Thank you again for choosing Boqueria Soho. If you plans change please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday Noon - 3pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 7:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 343-2227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marc Vidal
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Catering
Boqueria can provide food for groups and parties, dropped off and ready to serve.

The entire venue can also be rented for private functions.
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Cross street
77th Street
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Public transit
6 Train at 77th Street
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for an a la carte menu of celebratory dishes featuring seafood stew with Maine lobster, grilled hanger steak, & braised oxtail stuffed piquillo peppers or a Family-Style Feast ($70pp) featuring our favorite holiday dessert: Hazelnut cake, vanilla whipped cream, and caramelized hazelnuts!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for an a la carte menu of celebratory dishes featuring seafood stew with Maine lobster, grilled hanger steak, & braised oxtail stuffed piquillo peppers or a Family-Style Feast ($70pp) featuring our favorite holiday dessert: Hazelnut cake, vanilla whipped cream, and caramelized hazelnuts!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with a Spanish family-style tapas feast and unlimited beer, wine & sangría. 1st Seating: 6:00 – 9:00 ($85pp plus tax & gratuity). 2nd Seating: 9:30 – 12:30 ($125pp plus tax & gratuity). View the menu and details: https://boqueriarestaurant.com/blog/nye

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 520 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best paella that we have had outside of Valencia.

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NL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waitstaff could appear to be overwhelmed by many customers, not very attentive on occasion, but always very polite about the delays ..
Great sangria!

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had 5 in our party and Barry and the other wait staff provided terrific service. We had the brunch on Sunday . Food was very good and plenty for everyone. This was my second time at this particular establishment. Will go again, no problem.

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IF
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch menu. No complaints. Waitress was great, food was delicious and drinks were great.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little stingy on the drinks front (amount of alcohol served), but overall fantastic.

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d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I really like Spanish cuisine and Tapas. Boqueria delivers both. The food is good and I liked almost everything we tried. My only complaint is because it is so popular, they bring all the food very fast. They want to table.

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NS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service; innovative tapas; very good wine selection. Overall, well worth a slog through the rain!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner, everything we ordered was delicious - small portions, which, I guess, is the idea of tapas. Get a lot and share with the table. My favorites were the bacon-wrapped dates and the potatas bravas.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Boqueria didnt disappoint. I have visited the flatiron location, and the food, drinks, ambiance, and service are beyond reproach at both locations. We were a party of 5, and everyone left very happy,and full!!! Everything was so delicious that we couldn't pick our favorite!

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T
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ate at their other restaurant in Soho and the food was much better. The meat was overcooked, the cheese was not good. Overall quality was disappointing .

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t remember the name of the woman who initially took our order probably bc of her dry personality but we do remember Oscar, he continued helping us throughout our visit and he was wonderful. Very sweet & helpful, accommodating and super attentive.

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S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Since I love the Boqueria on 19th street and in Soho I figured I'd give the UES location a shot. It did not measure up. Our food was bland and re-heated. The paella did not pack the great flavors I get when ordering downtown. Disappointing.

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K
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I came for lunch and it was rather quiet (since I am normally here at dinnertime, when it gets packed and loud). The service was a bit slow but the food was delicious as always is, and everyone was friendly. Great grilled squid.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Too loud
Too crowded
Too expensive
Too little food
Too minuscule wine pours

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SE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with an old friend who had never been here and she loved it! Everything was wonderful. I also told her about the great brunch I planned on the previous Sunday to celebrate another friend’s birthday. We were 4 people and they couldn’t have asked for more. They were all enamored with the restaurant and immensely pleased with my choice. Looking forward to going back again.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Did not seat us on time. Given that OpenTable has a 15 minute window for customers to make their reservation before its canceled, businesses should be held to the same standard and it’s unacceptable when they cannot honor a reservation within that 15 minute window.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the food but it is extremely noisy and hard to keep up a conversation!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a cozy table in a corner so we could have a reasonable conversation. Thank you. Octopus the best. Portions a little small to share with 4 for some dishes like the spinach.
Shrimp dish delicious and plenty. Second visit. Enjoyable. Could have had a little more ham in the croquet as well, mostly cheesey mushroom filling? Thought we ordered one with Serrano ham? Also thought we ordered two orders of the lamb skewers but only got one order. Forgot to check the bill. My bad. Nice waiters too.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

the food was very poor and has dramatically dropped

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I had brunch here with my family and the food was very good. I’ve been a bunch of times and I like the food. My issue was the waiter aggressively trying to “up-sell”. He was friendly but pushy and it gave my anxiety. Then when he overheard it was my birthday he took it upon HIMSELF to bring over a birthday dessert and charge us for it. I can’t even eat dessert because I’m lactose intolerant and so is my mom. We would never have ordered dessert at 11am. It’s not the money. It’s the principle. You don’t bring over something that no one ordered and then charge them. I would have said something about it but I was not in the mood to fight over $15. I just feel that it was rude and shady and if management is pushing that type of service I won’t go back. There are plenty of restaurants in nyc that aren’t trying to screw people over to make an extra buck. I’d rather go to places I trust.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was knowledgeable. The food was excellent. Drinks were delicious. Perfect date night!

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TI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed the food and service but the music was uncomfortably loud.

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant, fair happy hour prices. Food is solid, but not good enough for me to keep coming back.

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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and a fun place to take in/out of town friends/family for a delicious meal!

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all around! Delicious, well- presented food and attentive staff! Highly recomnend!

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D
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun !! Great for larger parties. Lively atmosphere. Celebrated my birthday there. Didn’t want to think about ordering, so we went with the chef tasting. Lots of variety and lots of food. My favorite was the hanger steak. It was tender and flavorful. Service was friendly and attentive.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all around! Delicious, well- presented food and attentive staff! Highly recomnend!

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food is delish! One note - for my fav dish - bacon wrapped dates - please give 4 and not 3 - easier for sharing. :)

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patatas Bravas were delicious! Also the octopus and duck plates!

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GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I'm a fan of Boqueria and have been to all of their locations, including this one on a prior occasion. The lunch service this time was really below their usual standards. Our patatas bravas were cold, the spinach and chickpeas underseasoned. The bread served with the garlicky shrimp was stale. Service was friendly but not around much. And there was something going on the back of the restaurant -- construction? -- that resulted in a loud buzzing noise throughout our meal. All in all, a misfire. I would give them another chance; maybe it was an off day? But very disappointed overall in a place that's usually a reliable standby.

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m
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good take on Tapas. The sound can be deafening though which makes conversation difficult but adds an energy level.
The one issue we had was that our server told us the paella for four would take 45 minutes. It came before we had finished our tapas. Poor timing.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Chefs tasting menu was phenomenal as was rosada sangria

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

as we were with 6, we had to take the menu of 49 dollars pp. I really found this too much money and to many dishes.... we are normal eaters and although tasty and good food it was far too much.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, great food but very crowded seating. Loud, could hardly hear your partner talk.

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c
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively and friendly atmosphere. Best paella in town. Excellent suggestions for starters from the waitstaff.
Delicious food, including dessert.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places! They are the best - from the staff to the amazing food. It’s my go to place (and we go often) and I’m never disappointed. They change some menu items seasonally and the food delicious and portions are very reasonable. Thank you!

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B
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant! 3rd visit for delicious Spanish tapas!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the chefs tasting menu of tapas and paella which was lovely. Great service too!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and superb service attentive waitress.. Great location.

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OT
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately, food seems to have slipped recently. Romaine salad was way overdressed, charcuterie items very salty and oily. Still a fun spot, but need to focus on bringing food quality back up.

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