Il Bastardo

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Italian
Il Bastardo is an upscale and chic weekend brunch spot in Chelsea featuring headlining DJs and and a daytime club experience. This Chelsea based institution offers the finest dining, freshly prepared food as well as a full bar and bottle service. Il Bastardo offers a very versatile spacious venue, tastefully designed, with an elegant twist. The venue of Il Bastardo offers so many possibilities to host your function. We are experienced with bachelorette parties, birthdays, holiday parties and private events.
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
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4.0
ambience
3.7
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came here this past Sunday for my birthday brunch. It’s legit a club scene so expect very loud music and dark lighting. My friends and I really wanted a celebration so it was great for us. Food isn’t 5 star quality but it was sensible, did the job. The only annoying thing is that the wait staff is constantly rushing you, to eat, clear the table and bring your check. They don’t play about the 2 hours of dining, and they are also strict with the coat check. We stayed another hour or so for partying/dancing/pictures. The music was really good. All in all it was a fun experience with decent food and a bottle of champagne for each of us individually. If you’re looking for a dining experience, this isn’t for you. If you want a fun party with your people’s, I’d say give this place a shot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I hosted my birthday dinner that evening at Il Bastardo. The food was good, music was nice, and the ambiance was set. Unfortunately, though they had confirmed my balloons since I signed up for the birthday club prior to the dinner (they confirmed a few days before actually..), they did not have my balloons. I was looking forward to my balloons (I requested the # 7 as I am a leap year baby). I had to inquire to the server about the balloons before I was told that they did not have anymore helium. The server did try and gave me sparks to hold while they paraded the birthday sign behind me.

Other than that, the experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Awful experience. Security needs to be stronger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome place for a girls birthday celebration. food was very good and Service was very attentive for the 20% tip. Well organized event space!

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Mermaidjannah
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was excellent. And very understating. It was smooth with the help of her (Jossie) did wish they played better music but overal it was good.

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DelilahR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love going to IL Bastardo. It's the perfect place to have a "lit" brunch and party away. The music is more Hip/Hop, Pop, and top Forty. The dance floor welcomes everyone and the party never stops. I'll be back for my birthday.

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Kayb
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate for my birthday && I loved it. I was a few minutes late but they still honored my reservation, which was great because there was a lot of people waiting outside for a table. The food was great, the service was fast, and for some people it may be too loud. But I personally loved the vibe. Lol we could barely stay seated we just wanted to keep dancing. Shoutout to that Dj!

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Latinos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First , the waiter took our order and the food came out in 5 minutes . It was cold and didn’t taste good. Also the waiter never came back to take any other orders we had to hunt him down. Lastly, the music was loud but bass was way off so it was annoying and so many declase people !

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ChyChy
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed myself and it was great. I would recommend this play to anyone. I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I like the party vibe but it took a while to get seated despite being on time and staff seemed disorganized.

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LisaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Honestly this place forces you into prefix menus. Food is sub par. tables and seating is dirty and old. Only savior is the bomb DJ. Other than that, unorganized, & rushed. I would not recommend.

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EsmonniF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

The seafood entrees had a fish smell which was more of an odor then aroma.... we ordered chicken Caesar salad in which we had to send back because the lettuce had a strange taste. Our waiter was not very attentive we happen to be more disappointed with his service than anything. We went for a birthday and received an email to present to your waiter to get complementary balloons for your birthday if you’re part of a birthday club once presented to our way there he then intern tells us that there isn’t any helium for balloons so instead he would give me a shot which never happened. Never once did I wait or to try to accommodate us for the poor food or not enjoying the birthday celebration.
The concept of this place is amazing but poorly executed in my opinion

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DominiqueP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun for a turn-up brunch!! The food is delicious and the personal bottles are a great option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. Amazing food and music, party vibes from the minute you step through the door. Was able to get the promotion balloons and got the bday presentation since we brought a cake. And the fact that you have a bottle to the face is wavey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday!

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Danelle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend for birthday, we're welcome by beautiful hostess and handsome man. The atmosphere was amazing. Specially the robot show. They brought us birthday cake with sparklers and sign. We were feeling special. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend if you celebrate your birthday go to IL Bastardo.

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Corrin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Definitely a go to if you’re in the mood for a club at 12-4 in the afternoon. I went for my 22nd birthday and it was a fun time, but they bring you your food almost immediately after your bottle or drink. Could use a few more minutes to take a few sips before eating.

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QueenBree
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Definitely a party place. The restaurant is well designed with a decent size dance floor. They definitely make sure you feel special if it's your birthday. The only negative comment I have is the music is way to loud for the server to hear. There were few mistakes but nothing the server couldn't quickly fix.

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MitzuS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great place waitress took 20 minutes to take our order and had little time to eat and enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very exciting almost like a day party club. Everything i would want in a brunch.

My only wish was that we would have known there would be a mandatory coat check

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall a great experience- other reviews before going had me a tad bit skeptical but it was an amazing time with very lit vibes, and the food was ok. Definitely would have been even better if the establishment had hookah !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Can’t beat a great deal here for the champagne lunch! A bottle of champagne and a meal for $73!
Music was great and had a get vibe!

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time with amazing people best experience ❤️

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RamimS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best places I have ever been to. The entertainment is excellent. The crowd gets involved. Everyone sings, some get up and dance. If you've never been, I highly suggest it. I can't wait to
come back again. Such a fun night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Il Bastardo! I went for a friend’s birthday and had the best time ever. The DJ was on point and the service was outstanding. I had the lobster Mac and cheese and it did not disappoint. The prices are straight forward and the $65 option is worth it!!! If you’re looking to party during the day and take a cute pic for IG — this is the spot to be.

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ShyraC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun one of the best brunch spots in NYC.
Every time I visit I am never disappointed, the atmosphere, food, staff, and dj is always good.

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EscarlethP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun! I would recommend and deff go back!

KL
KimL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday. Everyone had a great time!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! First time there to celebrate my birthday and I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.Service is amazing.Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was very excited for this place. Wind up being the biggest waste of a lifetime. Libation is a better brunch club deal for sure. The fact that basic crispy chicken sandwich was $10 extra per person is a rip off. So what’s the purpose of a person paying $65 per person including a bottle and an entree if the entree is an extra $10? For a terrible bottle of champagne?? Our reservation was at 2... we sat at 2:15 pm after the line wait... coat check... hostess wait... didn’t even get more than 5 minutes to decide what we wanted to order. So we ate, drank and at 3:15 the check was dropped. $100 for a hour per person? Not worth it. Full regret.

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AshantiJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Had a good time really enjoyed my birthday at this nice place . Music was good , food was fresh and staff was friendly and understanding ❤️ Would definitely return

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Kerry9
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here for my birthday

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EllaP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I beg U don’t come here .. extremely over priced for the type of bottles and food you get. I celebrated my 30th birthday here over the weekend and I was sad afterwards. It just wasn’t a good experience. You pay coat check and they take your debit card and ID and put it in an envelope for your waiter to carry around all night. I didn’t like that idea. The food was lukewarm, no balloons as advertised and very rushed. They mean it when they say 2 hours. Soon as you’re done eating they kick you out. I was even told they needed my table so we had to get our monies together at the bar. They threw my cake out that guests didn’t get to eat as they were in the long line for the bathroom(which only has two stalls). I was very upset. We bought $530 of food and the bill was $900. The waiter offered to cut my cake but didnt say they charge $5 per slice they cut. So that was welcoming surprise on the bill. I couldn’t fathom how much the bill was for just 7 ppl. The menu is trash, they have 4 tiers $45 $75 $150 and $200 the $45 comes with a 175ml bottle (basically a champagne flute serving of alcohol) everything else comes with the average size of a champagne bottle. The prefixed options were pathetic. Avocado toast an omelette infused waffle and eggs Benedict are included in the price of whatever prefixed menu you get but if you want anything like a burger or chicken sandwich lobster Mac and cheese etc they start charging you $10-$25 more. I think that’s bogus for brunch. Any brunch you go to those are the typical options and you charge extra for something like a cheeseburger ?! This place has potential but they missed the mark. Waitress leaning over ppl still eating to clear the table, come on man. As a sous chef myself I was more disappointed than everyone else and especially because it was my birthday weekend. It’s a pretty place and music is spot on but that’s all it is. You know all we could’ve done for almost 1k?! I cannot stress how over priced it is. It’s a turnstile!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We had a great time. Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. They asked for the birthday girls name but did not give her a shout out from the dj. They gave us the check right after they served us the dessert, turned the light on at our table and we felt like we were rushed out.

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MariaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I think that it is overpriced for the amount of food and drink.

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ElisaF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall Experience Was Amazing , food was great music was good and the ambiance was awesome

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ArianaT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

GREAT TIME! Especially if your looking for a fun, loud and crazy brunch/dinner. I 100% recommend ! Service was great and food was great !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Beautiful venue, lively dance floor, very friendly vibes, and an extremely helpful an attentive staff. Also, great drinks at the bar, and very friendly bar tenders.

Anything I needed, I had either a busboy or waiter on it immediately. AMAZNG service! I had so much fun dancing with my friends (and with the dancing robot!!). I’m looking forward to bringing my friends here for my birthday next month!

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Jason
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience at IL Bastardo. The music and service was great!! I will recommend each and everyone to visit IL Bastardo!!

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Il Bastardo is rated 4 stars by 771 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.