Boqueria UES

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Spanish

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Vibrant, Barcelona-style tapas bar with high top seating and a design aesthetic inspired by European modernism. Enjoy Spanish classics and a rotating menu of Seasonal dishes.

We look forward to having you at Boqueria! A couple notes to make sure you have the best experience possible:

Please let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking.

Parties of 6 or more will enjoy:
Dinner: Chef's Tasting Menu ($49pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)
Brunch: 2-Hour, Bottomless Brunch Feast ($42pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)

Thank you again for choosing Boqueria Upper East Side. If your plans change please let us know. We look forward to having you!

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What 792 People Are Saying
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SR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there early. So our table wasn’t ready. Which is understood. But ended up at the bar. the quality and service was on point. Ended up staying till closing. So I have nothing but good things about this place.

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance of the restaurant - the people were friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious and the drinks were refreshing. Loved the brunch menu and our server was attentive and super nice to us. The tapas were to die for everything from taste to quantity, paella was delicious and different, and dessert was amazing ending to our afternoon. My sister and I had a wonderful time and we will definitely be recommending this spot to our friends and hopefully we can make it back soon! Thank you for an awesome afternoon!

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Boqueria was delicious as always. We had a group of 6 and utilized the Chef's Menu option - $50/person was WELL worth it as we had over 10 tapas + paella. Many of the tapas came out with two portions, enough for everybody. We love the restaurant and would recommend this for anybody!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel is amazing! She is an outstanding server/waitress: knowledge of the dishes, attention to our table, great conversation, and overall professionalism.

We deeply thank her for the hospitality.

JT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible, go with one of the chefs menus.

OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Nice but terrible service

SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service attentive at lunchtime. Definitely recommend for lunch, especially because it is quiet.

DR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have to be honest - the food was mediocre. Have been to Boqueria many times in the past but this was my first time to the UES location. Food was just so-so, our waiter was quite good though and they had nicely made a birthday card for my friend which was a nice touch. But I wouldn’t go back simply because of the food.

MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food (lots of vegetarian choices too), good service, and decent-sized portions for a tapas restaurant. But the tables are too small, and once the dishes start coming from the kitchen, you’ve gotta constantly rearrange things. And they pack the tables ridiculously close to each other, adding to the discomfort. I also don’t enjoy sitting on high stools, but you might not mind. All in all a great food experience with some downsides.

OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. This place has gotten awfully popular and crowded all the time. Good for them. Food is great but service is a bit pressed sometimes. Awesome wine selection.

JJ
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood places!

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food at a great value. Nice wine list

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really outstanding although the website hours for Brunch doesn’t match what we experienced on the day that we went to the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was INCREDIBLE...will def be back

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS PLACE NOW! FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL. Only thing i would change is leaving a carafe on the table for bottomless/less ice in the drinks. We were pouring ice out of our cups because there was too much. Also I think it would be easier for the waiter to leave a carafe for bottomless and more enjoyable for the customer.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent and tasty - the seafood paella maybe a little salty, but overall the food was well seasoned. The kale salad was absolutely exceptional

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the chef was super enjoyable to watch. The host took care of us too!

Above all, the food was AMAZING! Definitely going back again.

A
London
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Disappointed!
The noise level was so high that you could barely hear the person next to you. It made the whole experience extremely UNCOMFORTABLE!!!!
The food was good but the service was inattentive. The servers were hurried and unable to pay attention to everyone.
I would not recommend it if you plan to chat your your friends while you’re eating. A shame because the food it’s worth it!!!

T
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boqueria continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Our first trip around Spain was a month-long trip in July of 1969 and we have returned many times for both business and pleasure. You could say
we understand and have a love affair with Spanish cuisine. It's great that Boqueria has several locations in the city.

ML
New York Area
5 reviews