Boqueria UES

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$31 to $50
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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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StevenR
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.

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LauraD
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!

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vipperryw
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!

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Moe1
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
JohnT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Nice but terrible service

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SRK2017
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
vipDebR
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
MichaelC
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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
vipJayJay
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood places!

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

Great food at a great value. Nice wine list

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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

It was INCREDIBLE...will def be back

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Lariss
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipAnybody
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!!!

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Tripp
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
MyriamL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It will be good to have areal sangria with not a lot of ice and confortable seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Brunch spot in nyc by far! Get so much for what you pay

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went with the prefixe menu for Valentine’s Day but needed to have it altered for a gluten allergy. It doesn’t seem like anyone was monitoring what we were getting because after only 5 dishes (of 7 mains) we were told that we were getting dessert. Understanding we had a gluten allergy, it would have been nice to have been told that we should have ordered off the main menu instead of prefixe if we were going to get stiffed 2/7 dishes. We had to ask for one of them (the shrimp, which was gluten free so not sure why we wouldn’t have gotten it anyway?), which was brought to us after we asked, but ended up paying the full amount for one less dish which I think was a ripoff. Not sure if we will come back in the near future as I don’t know if we can trust the servers to ensure the prefixe dishes are all brought to the tables.

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vipClaireD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Boqueria UES is usually our go to for dinner dates. This latest time was incredibly frustrating. The server kept taking our drinks away when we had at least another 2 sips left. It ruined the whole experience.

JS
vipJillS
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food. Very expensive

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vipPokey292
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paella was excellent albeit a bit too much for one person.

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vipsalma
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great time with friends ! Food was great, service was good but I had to remove one star for 2 reasons: we have to ask 3 times to put down the AC. They have also put us on table for 4 vs 5, while the booking was made for 5. Other than that it was great

Boqueria UES
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Salma, Thank you for the great review! We value your feedback and I'll be sure to look into this to ensure comfortable seating arrangements. Please ask for me on your next visit so I can introduce myself. We hope to see you back soon!

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MohendaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place, food was amazing. Definitely a very lively place. Alittle cramp on the inside but overall I would recommend.

DL
DominicL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food always comes too quickly , not always hot , feels a bit rushed ( because it is ) but overall always a good experience

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vipbilld
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good food..all small plates...our waiter was expert both on the menu, and the very difficult all-spanish wine list...GREAT value for upper east side manhattan

Boqueria UES
Responded on February 1, 2020

Hi Bill, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and that you loved the food and service! Our servers have extensive wine knowledge to always best direct you to the perfect pairing. I can’t wait to welcome you back to Boqueria again soon. Please ask for me by name the next time you’re in, I’d love to properly introduce myself in person and say hello.

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vipCarterB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was kind of rude to my mom who I was treating to dinner. Very strange. The waiter was amazing tho and the food delicious

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vipDocdub
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noisy, crowded, tight but what I expect when I go to my neighborhood Spanish restaurant for tapas.....skip the paella.

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Renan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended! Be sure to try the bacon wrapped dates!

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vipnywineguy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and great food. Lunch service was quick but without seeming pushy. Our server Nelly could not have been more knowledgeable on the menu.
Great wine list too!

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vipcarriet
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best place for spanish food on the UES. Always good. A bit loud but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at this restaurant was wonderful! We had 6 people so we had the chefs fixed menu with the unlimited drinks for 2 hours. The waiter Barry was amazing he was very attentive and noticed one of our party members was running late and waited to out the food order so that way we would get the full 2 hours! Thank you so much for the experience I will totally recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the food items are deep fried or sitting in a soup of oil. Not healthy. The price per dish doesnt match the quality received. I wouldnt go here for dinner but to get a glass of wine and one snack not eat a full dinner. Service was good and atmosphere was energetic.

MM
vipMMTT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at my birthday brunch here. Our server was patient and gracious while we took our time ordering in the beginning, he provided prompt drink refills throughout the meal, and every delicious dish was served hot and fresh. You can end up sacrificing quality of food or drinks at a bottomless brunch, but that doesn't happen at Boqueria, and they provide a generous 2 hour drink time limit versus the usual 1 or 1.5 hours. I definitely recommend Boqueria UES!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our tapas came out quickly. All in all a great experience!

FAQs

Boqueria UES does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Boqueria UES also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-2227.

Boqueria UES is rated 4.6 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.