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Il Bastardo, New York, NY
Il Bastardo, New York, NY
Il Bastardo, New York, NY
Il Bastardo, New York, NY
Il Bastardo, New York, NY

Il Bastardo

3.8
3.8
740 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


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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 54th & 55th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A / C / E / 1 / 2 / 3/ B/ D/ F/ M 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 740 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

740 Reviews
  1. Julissa

    New York City

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to this spot at its old location a few times including for my birthday and had a wonderful time. But celebrating my birthday yesterday was different and I don’t think I would return.

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  2. kerriw

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our friends 50th birthday and we’re so glad we chose Il Bastardo. The food was AMAZING. The ribeye was a perfectly cooked medium rare. Service was great and they staff really made the birthday girl feel special with Sparklers on our champagne and a birthday sign. The vibe and the DJ were amazing. I definitely recommend this place for a special occasion celebration or just a group of friends who are looking for good food, service and of course your own bottle of Champs!

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  3. FeliciaH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a super nice time for my sister's birthday, never been to a champagne brunch before and I have to say we really enjoyed our experience. The music was amazing, the food was good and the energy in that place was definitely a vibe for a Sunday at that!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and it was lit as hell. I would come back here .

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Me & my girls came out for brunch and the place was lit. From the big bottle of personal mimosas, the steak and eggs cooked and seasoned very well and DJ Sammi playing all the latest. I would definitely recommend this place for birthday celebration too. 10/10 great service all around

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place to catch a quick vibe. Ambiance is nice. Food is good.
    Il BastardoResponded on July 6, 2023
    Hi there, Thanks for the rating! We appreciate the kind words and would love to have you back again soon! Cheers, The Il Bastardo Team

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was the too damn hot and they need to figure out a way to add appetizers to their menu plus some other drink options maybe like maybe another bottle free shots

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience if you come with the right expectations. It’s a full on club with brunch. We got the $75 prix fixe option on a Sunday and it came with full size Chandon bottles which is not a bad deal. The food is surprisingly good if you order the basics like the avocado toast or the burger. Expect automatic gratuity so it’s really $100. Plus $10 for mandatory coat check. Staff was nice and friendly unlike at many clubs which was refreshing. Music is fun for a club.

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  9. Jushua

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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

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  10. ALove

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  11. Novie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated my 33 birthday definitely a whole vibe

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  12. Nasim

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mediocre food and overpriced.

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  13. JoeyP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall nice experience, decent service. Up charges and administration fees should be reviewed.

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  14. Ches

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 😂

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!!

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  16. Moniquedine1974

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    If you enjoy drinking warm champagne in a smelly dark place with loud music, this is your place. WAY OVERRATED

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my birthday and it was definitely the kind of party brunch I wanted

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  18. RenaR

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 ☺️.

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  19. Lizz

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great food

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  21. Samuel

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy because there’s no beer or wine options:(

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  22. JAnd

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    • Great atmosphere • Amazing value • Sick beats • Great food

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my birthday to the fullest , Mac and cheese was amazing ! And the surf turf

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  26. KJTN

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  27. Molly

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a place you go for a nice dinner, more like a club

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was worth every penny can’t wait to go back!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good time! Great music! Food could have been better but would go back for sure!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Awful experience. Security needs to be stronger.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Louie

    New York City

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. Mermaidjannah

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  37. DelilahR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  38. Kayb

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. Latinos

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  40. ChyChy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed myself and it was great. I would recommend this play to anyone. I will be back

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Il Bastardo is rated 3.8 stars by 740 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 1 time today
Google Map for Il Bastardo

828 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 54th & 55th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A / C / E / 1 / 2 / 3/ B/ D/ F/ M 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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