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Il Bastardo

3.8
3.8
738 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 675-5980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donato Deserio

  • Private party facilities

    Host an event up to 400 guests, or in a more intimate setting in our selection of private rooms. Side Room: Seated | Up to 94, Standing | Up to 125 Semi-Private Room: Seated | Up to 70, Standing | Up to 80

  • Private party contact

    Sherif : (212) 675-5980

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 10th & 11th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    7 / A / C / E / 1 / 2 / 3 TrainsLIRR / NJ TRANSIT / AMTRAK

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 738 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. J

    Jushua

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Very loud, food is expensive with hidden fees. If ignore price and food and want to have a good time with friends for brunch not a bad option
  2. AL

    ALove

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My friends and I went here to celebrate a birthday. The vibe and DJ were great but the food was not. I ordered the steak and eggs, which is a super simple brunch menu item, and it tasted like the eggs were rubber and unsalted I had to drowned them in hot sauce. The steak was cooked fine, but also lacked flavor. I tried to save it with the steak sauce. It tasted like ketchup. I do not think I would return to or recommend this establishment for dining.
  3. N

    Novie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrated my 33 birthday definitely a whole vibe
  4. N

    Nasim

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Mediocre food and overpriced.
  5. JP

    JoeyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Overall nice experience, decent service. Up charges and administration fees should be reviewed.
  6. C

    Ches

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such an amazing time at Il Bastardo! I’ve always heard about it and finally got the chance to go for my fiancé’s birthday. If you’re looking for a real “party boozie brunch,” this place is it! I had no complaints about the service - everyone was friendly and beyond accommodating. No complaints about the food - classic American/diner food selections done right. And the value - amazing! For $50 minimum, everyone gets a bottle. Insane!! Would love to back again, I just need to recover from all the fun and drinking 😂
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Management called multiple times to confirm and was very helpful when it came to explaining packages. I was very late and they accommodate my large group without a problem. My waitress was very nice and quick. I didn’t like the chicken and waffles but my waitress switched my order quickly and my replacement dish was 10/10 (the chicken sandwich). Highly recommended for a birthday celebration!!
  8. M

    Moniquedine1974

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    If you enjoy drinking warm champagne in a smelly dark place with loud music, this is your place. WAY OVERRATED
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday and it was definitely the kind of party brunch I wanted
  10. RR

    RenaR

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t second guess it! Make the reservation you won’t regret it! The food was great & the vibes were unmatched. Try the waffle omelette ☺️.
  11. L

    Lizz

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude staff, terrible food, was out of ALL drinks except for cheap bottles of rose and pre-mixed bellinis (like the bottles of cheap mixed drinks you'd get at a drug store), terrible atmosphere. The music was actually fantastic, but the dance floor was empty. It was not the "party brunch" that is portrayed on their Instagram.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food
  13. S

    Samuel

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy because there’s no beer or wine options:(
  14. JA

    JAnd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok. I should've ordered a bigger entree to go with my bottle of champagne instead of just the BEC sandwich. Other than that everything else was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    • Great atmosphere • Amazing value • Sick beats • Great food
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my birthday to the fullest , Mac and cheese was amazing ! And the surf turf
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great for birthdays but the food options need improvement. It’s expensive but recommend drinking the Bellini and order anything beside the steak and torts
  18. KJ

    KJTN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was mediocre. I dined on Halloween 2021 and was not told the venue would be closing at 7p. It was a very nice venue, however, there was barely anyone there. No vibes at all.
  19. M

    Molly

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Not a place you go for a nice dinner, more like a club
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was worth every penny can’t wait to go back!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve rated Il bastardo as high as possible for their customer service. My wife and I visited New York to celebrate our first anniversary. This was a stop off for what we thought would be an easy dinner a couple hours after arriving. We arrived and the place was full on bumping at open. We looked at each other and said “what did we just pick?!” Clearly not the quiet dinner we had envisioned, but the staff could not have been kinder. Explained the scenario to owner/ manager (Samar?) and he was very gracious. Called Samad at their sister restaurant, Bocca di Bacca. Arranged transport and a champagne toast for us upon arrival. We had a wonderful meal. Would recommend based upon how this establishment is managed. Struck me as a fun place to get weird with your friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very good time! Great music! Food could have been better but would go back for sure!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was non existent, can’t say how the food was. Had the reservation and was seated after a 20 minute wait, no waiters or servers came to our table; we went for drinks at the bar and literally no one was working the bar.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Awful experience. Security needs to be stronger.
  27. L

    Louise

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 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!
  28. M

    Mermaidjannah

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  29. DR

    DelilahR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  30. K

    Kayb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 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!
  31. L

    Latinos

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    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 !
  32. CC

    ChyChy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I enjoyed myself and it was great. I would recommend this play to anyone. I will be back
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 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.
  34. LH

    LisaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  35. DG

    DowntownGal

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun, like the best daytime brunch party! Be prepared to celebrate everyone's birthday LOL
  36. EF

    EsmonniF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 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
  37. DP

    DominiqueP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 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
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday!
  40. D

    Danelle

    1 review

    5.0

    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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Il Bastardo is rated 3.8 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Il Bastardo

544 West 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 10th & 11th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    7 / A / C / E / 1 / 2 / 3 TrainsLIRR / NJ TRANSIT / AMTRAK

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donato Deserio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 675-5980

  • Private party facilities

    Host an event up to 400 guests, or in a more intimate setting in our selection of private rooms. Side Room: Seated | Up to 94, Standing | Up to 125 Semi-Private Room: Seated | Up to 70, Standing | Up to 80

  • Private party contact

    Sherif : (212) 675-5980

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