Il Bastardo

3.8
638 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch : Saturday - Sunday
12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 675-5980
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AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donato Deserio
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Cross street
Between 10th & 11th Ave
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7 / E / 1 / 2 / 3 Trains
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Il Bastardo offers a very versatile spacious venue which offers so many possibilities to host your function. We are experienced with weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Bachelorette Parties, New Years Eve Parties, Catering, Buffet Style Set-ups. Several separate private Areas.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 638 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at Il Bastardo celebrating my 40th birthday - #ilbastardobrunchnyc #drinkbythebottle #champagnebrunch #sundaybrunch #sundayfunday #partybrunch #ilbastardo #ilbastardonyc #clubbrunch #birthday #brunchinthecity #nyc

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun day party! Good for friends visiting NYC. You can hang for a long as you want but table is only good for 2 hours.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went there to celebrate my birthday. The music was so loud it was hard to even tell the waiter our food order.
Food arrived cold. Then we ordered the birthday dessert package and the tiramisu glass arrived with someone elses gum on the bottom of the glass!! Then upon eating the dessert, we found a long hair in it
They also charge an obscene amount of surcharges on the bill so I would be prepared to pay an additional $150+ just in taxes
Don’t think I will return unfortunately.

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance. Set the ultimate party mood. Great twist on brunch. However I ordered classic eggs benedict and my eggs were not runny in fact the yolk was completely cooked. Not how eggs benedict are served. Security was welcoming and friendly. Front desk hostess was a bit crude and made me uncomfortable. Overall experience was satisfactory. Will definitely give it a try again. Maybe I can get greeted with a smile next time.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my birthday, it can be pricey so be aware that if you have a lot of friends they may be turned off by the price, but the food is great and you get a whole bottle of champagne to yourself. They ran out of birthday balloons but I was given a free birthday shot. I would definitely go back again for another brunch. Also music was good, they played a mix of old school reggae, hip hop and pop songs, more hip hop songs, they played 2chainz birthday every 25 minutes though lol, I guess because it is a birthday brunch.

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AV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fantastic place. Fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

A little disappointed no birthday ballon as promised no birthday shout outs after requesting several times
Had to catch the waiter because they were very in organized
Music was good and food

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k
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Way overpriced, Slow service, they didn't have the balloons, food was cold. We just paid and left (287 for 4 people.) I left so fast I forgot my card and ID.......I called and left a message and no one has returned my call yet. (2 days later)

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DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It's very expensive. There are a lot of fees that they tell you about when you arrive. There was a % for "entrance fee" and % for gratuity. They have a weird policy about only letting one credit card be used towards the bill. I wish I knew about those two things before booking. It was my friend's 21 birthday and they didn't throw anything in or do anything special for her unless we paid big bucks.

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EF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

AWFUL!!!!!
Expensive for literally nothing.
Bathrooms did not have toilet seats ...
Drinks were so tiny and not unlimited.
The waiter tried to overcharge us by $400 dollars.

Never going back again!!!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Yeah brunch!! Maybe some fun music, or a happy atmosphere, to go along with your personal bottle of booze.... Not so much... if you want ridiculously bad food and music pumping so loudly you can’t hear yourself, or your friends, talk- then this is the place for you. Fun? Not so much. I guess it has a niche if you want to go to a strip club atmosphere at noon dressed as if you’re one of the strippers and walk through puddles of spilled rosé, champagne, or bellinis.

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b
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for a friends birthday and was very disappointed. My food was not hot and the women’s bathroom stalls has NO toilet seats. For 100$ a person it was not worth it. Will not be returning

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great experience here and would have given this location 5 stars if I didn’t feel so rushed after eating. I understand that there’s a 2 hour time limit but we were seated after 12 and were asked to get up before 2. That’s where you lost points from me. But I will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service is not great but okay. They ran out of the 45 dollar prix so everyone was forced to order the 75 dollar prix. They do not allow you to order food without the champagne.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I love coming here but this time around it wasn’t so great. We came for my birthday and it was uncomfortably hot. The server got my guest order wrong by the time it came we had all finish eating.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service was superb. We had one minor glitch with our bill and the waiter made it seamless and addressed it right away.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lot of fun. We all got the $76 prix dice me

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Il Bastardo was an okay experience. My boyfriend was suppose to receive complimentary balloons and that didn’t happen. It is definitely not worth $75+ The location is alright. It was around a boring area and the music is too loud, extremely loud. The food is very good but like I said the amount of money is not worth it. Definitely first and last time going there.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic birthday brunch me and my girls were lit!!!!! Food and drinks amazing, Aaron our server was bomb he had everything we needed he was awesome....... thank you Aaron

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TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here over the weekend. Overall I had a good time although there were some factors that would have made my day perfect. For starters the moment you walked in there was an awful dirty mop smell and it lingers everywhere you walked, the AC also did not seem to be working as most of my guest were feeling extremely hot and humid while waiting for any type of service which took 45 mins to get. When the order was finally taken it seems things moved on quickly but at this point we only had an hour and half left to party. The food was good but nothing special about it especially for the price and the bottle of champagne seem to keep my guest entertained for the most part. The DJ made the day by playing some new top 40 hits and mixing it with good old school. I do not believe I will be returning here as I feel for the fixed per person price and service fees on the check seems to be very excessive and expensive for the type of ambiance that was there. If these prices were a little bit more reasonable maybe i would consider returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place .. will def be back !

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DN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and music was great! Our favorite part was the personal bottles of champagne!

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KI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our reservation was set for 2pm. Our party was not seated until 2:45pm. It took over 20 min. for us to get our drinks and then our server firmly informed us that we were to leave our seats at 4pm if we did not want to be charged extra. We explained that we were sat late and had very minimal time to finish our drink. He then rudely repeated that we were to leave at exactly 4pm , otherwise we would be charged extra. This was the worst brunch experience we have every had. Not to mention, we had to each pay 100$ for this. I would strongly recommend TO NOT GO HERE. I wish I could have that 100$ dollars and time back.

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AV
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

170 dollars service Charge . Took my entire playe of food away before eatting it

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

manager stated unless there was a mixed party with females then we would have to pay the double VIP rates. At the end of our meal the server insisted we pay cash without forewarning and initially would not accept my credit card. Asked for the same manager who never came but they finally did accept my card. Food was great though and service was quick and friendly

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II
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Though the venue was nice and lively, I felt like my experience that day was poor. I came on time for my reservation. I have requested to have number balloons for my birthday day and I did not get them until almost time for me to leave. It was extremely too clubby in there. I enjoy good music with food but it was like a club while you were trying to enjoy your food, I mean to the point where I was getting pushed at my table. I had to request a table change. The smoke effects were too much, I could barely see where I was going at one point. It was horrible for taking pictures, all my pics in doors were blurry. Smh. The food was cool but a the brunch price was a bit pricey, never have I spent 100 dollars on brunch and I dont care if they gave us our own bottle of alcohol. Not everyone drinks alcohol and there were no other accommodating options if maybe you just wanted OJ. I brunch a lot and this was a poor judgement choice. I didnt even get drunk. Lastly, I DID NOT like the fact that only once card was allow per reservation. Maybe if I was paying 40-50 dollars for brunch but 100 dollars is too much for me to carry on me and I did not like the fact that I had to withdraw money from the ATM.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! They even told us when our food was ready when we were too busy dancing. Food was great! Loved the pics they took and posted on their Facebook. I will definitely recommend

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FB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an AMAZING time here! Food was awesome DJ was GREAT! It was definitely an enjoyable experience for me and my guest and worth the money. Will come back to this spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with a few friends! Everything was awesome!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my 24th birthday and had such a blast!! Our waiter was absolutely amazing and the place in general was tons of fun!!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday On Saturday 4/21. It was exactly what I was looking for! A fun club like brunch, great DJ, good food and a whole bottle of champagne each! The only negative is the added on fees. Administrative fee, tax, gratuity. Look to spend about $100 pp. Worth it tho!

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for birthday brunch. Have heard it’s a fun atmosphere, but the food isn’t the best.
The food was actually not bad. However every item on the brunch menu except for 4 items (eggs Benedict, pancakes, French toast and an omelet) is an extra charge ranging from $10-20. Not sure why the 75$ bottomless brunch doesn’t include any of the entrees, but it’s just another way they get ya!
The music/atmosphere was good!
I don’t think it’s worth the 75$ plus admin fee, but it was fun!

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Second time here and it was even better this time around. Great for Sunday Brunch !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This place is amazing ! Went for Sunday brunch.

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LJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I miss the old Il Bastardo; I won’t be returning to this establishment unfortunately. The food was really good and came out quick. The venue was pretty empty and the waiter was really quick to give us the bill.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a great time at a Sunday brunch. I didn't expect such a turn up crowd; however, it was easy to adjust.

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AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think the place was great but the food options are minimal and so are the portions. But I think the personal bottle idea is great and the music was also good. Just maybe make some upgrades to the menu.

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and had a blast! Lively and great music from beginning to end.

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GD
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very young and loud not suggested for anything but a 21st bday drinks are Absoutley disgusting they give you garbage champagne and charge you astonishing amounts each drink at bar is 20$ I do not recommend this place EVER the old brunch was much better this one is terrible

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