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About Il Bastardo

Il Bastardo is an innovative restaurant in Chelsea featuring exquisite Italian cuisine from all regions of Bella Italia. This Chelsea based institution offers the finest dining, freshly prepared food as well as a full bar. 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 weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, New Years Eve Parties, catering, buffet style set-ups.

544 West 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Brunch : Saturday - Sunday : 12:00pm - 6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 10th & 11th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 675-5980

Website:
http://www.ilbastardonyc.com/

Public Transit:
E train, 1,2,3 Train

Executive Chef:
Donato Deserio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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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Details
Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

Mon 12:00AM - 12:00AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 9:00PM - 11:45PM

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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

Il Bastardo Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.7

service

3.4

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (749)
Neighborhood Gem (616)
Fit for Foodies (356)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (331)
Romantic (324)
Great for Brunch (294)
Hot Spot (289)
Special Occasion (276)
Notable Wine List (249)
Great for Outdoor Dining (212)
Great for Lunch (126)
Late-night Find (99)
Kid-friendly (36)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fun (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (11)
Scenic View (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

THIS PLACE IS CLOSED. They took my reservation and we got there and it was closed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I wouldn't know how Il Bastardo was since it was closed down. How is it possible that open table doesn't know when a restaurant no longer exists?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

IT WAS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS!! Very disappointing, as we made the reservation to make it to a play. We met there and had to scramble and find somewhere else nearby. Surprised that Open Table was not informed of the closing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Reasonably good food. Slightly spotty service. Great value with price fixe menu. Salmon was overlooked but side veggies were delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Very good and very reasonably priced. I was a bit nervous upon seeing how cheap it was but both me and my friend's meals were delicious and without the prix fix we got out paying less than 25 each with wine included!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Il Bastardo is a short walk from the Joyce Theater, so it's perfect for a pre- or post-performance meal. My friend and I had not been here before, and we enjoyed our meal. We shared a tricolore salad, capellina primavera, and codfish with olives and tomatoes. No sharing fee, no hassle, and everything was delicious -- as was the house Pinot Grigio. The waitress, Nydia, had a gentle, no-pressure attitude and was a pleasure to speak with. We will dine at Il Bastardo again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Il bastardo, has a great prefixe menu and excellent Saturday brunch. Unfortunately the last time I visited the food was not good. My spinach wasn't thoroughly cooked, neither the other members of my party. It was a big disappointment for a place that I have come to love.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Our last evening in NYC: we were surprised to find this beautiful restaurant unexpectually. Nice ambiance, great hospitality and good food & nice drinks! Thank you! Back to the Netherlands with beautiful memories!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The $19.99 prix fixe dinner is a good value. Both the salmon and the ribeye had an uncharge ($5?). The salmon was delicious. The steak was mostly gristle and fat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Went for happy hour with friends. Sat at the bar and ordered apps and wine. Bartenders were not attentive. We would have stayed longer and ordered more drinks but we were only helped twice and then ignored for the rest of the night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

No restaurant should EVER round the bill up in their own favor to avoid handing out change. You're short changing everyone. ALWAYS round down for the customers benefit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Everything was great. The prix fixe menu was extended to 9pm so we both ordered that. $15!. for appetizer entree and dessert. All were delicious. Calamari, Caesar salad, pasta with mushrooms, spaghetti bolognese. Service was excellent. Will def return. Right near Irish Rep theater. And 1000 points!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Loved this place been here for brunch a few times. Which is AMAZING. If your celebrating something special with friends. Music is on point, so id the food and vibe. I came here this particular time for dinner the first time. I honestly expected it to be as popping as brunch but it was completely different atmosphere. Moderately quiet and intimate. Low lighting and candle lit. Soon as we walked in we sat down on a friday night at 8pm with a reservation. Not crowded at all. Only thing i didn't like was there was plenty of seats and the hostess out us right by the door. I eventually had to ask to move because the draft from the door opening and closing kept bothering me. They moved us no problem further into the restaurant that was VERY warm. Food was very good drinks were WELL made. So kudos to the bartender. Very big portions of food so definitely worth the money. Waitress was very nice and always checked on us. Food was prepared correctly and came out in a good time. Did not like the bread too much. It was a bit cold and olive oil they gave with bread was entirely to thick, also wish it had a little bit of seasoning in olive oil perhaps oregano?..but to each their own. Other than that loved this place I would definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Solid pre fixe diner again. Incredible value, but you have to know to ask for it before 6 because they never seem to give the menu unless you ask. Unreal value especially in NYC. The value is one thing, but the food is actually quite good and you don't leave hungry. Give it a try and don't forget to ask for the pre fixe menu if you're there weekdays before 6.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We dined at this restaurant on 3/28 for the first time. We had the Lunch Price Fixe menu. The food was great, nice and fresh. The waitress was very attentive. Would certainly return to this restaurant.
Will recommend to friends and family. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great deal at this place. The 15$PF between 5-6pm on top of happy hour? In this neighborhood? Simple but hearty food, great service, we'll be back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I booked on OpenTable literally hours before the reservation. We walked in early and were seated without the third party; this never happens. Our waitress was personable and even recommend her favorites as we ordered. All went well till check time. The waitress was distracted by a friend who walked in and so we had to wait for the check. I even got up and handed her the credit card on my way to the bathroom. It hadn't been processed even after I had returned from the restroom. Finally it happened as we all started putting in our coats. All went well at the end of the day!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Nice restaurant and ambiance. The host was especially attentive and that was appreciated.
The waiters were friendly and overall it made for a very nice dinner. The chicken paillard was a perfect meal for my diet, and my guests both enjoyed their pastas.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Overall a good experience. Food was great! (best fried zucchini we ever had!!) Initially would have rated the service much lower, as they forgot our appetizer order and started serving the entree immediately. However, they took the entrees back apologizing profusely, and told us the kitchen would expedite the appetizers, which they did. Then the waiter brought us another bottle of the wine we had ordered, on the house. This is what a good restaurant SHOULD do, but I find rarely does anymore. My son has just moved into the neighborhood, and we will definitely go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Ravioli was extraordinary/Rigatoni Siciliana( signature dish?) was mediocre. Hostess and servers were terrific, waitress and bartender need more experience. All in all we will return. Good value, especially if you had the ravioli in sage butter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2017

This was our second time and the food is really good, and a good value. A sirloin strip steak was perfectly seasoned and cooked, a ribeye a little thin but also very good -- have the sirloin. Sides of fries, spinach in garlic oil and roasted mushrooms were terrific.

I have to ding them a star on service because our server seemed to pay more attention to her colleagues than us, especially while my drink was getting warm on the bar, but aside from that everyone was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Very fun place , the food wasn't all that but overall it was a good experience. I think it is pretty cool that you get a bottle with an entree for $65. Yasssss to the trap music they played.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Went for the first time, the prix fixe dinner menu offered a lot of choices and for an unheard of price. I expected small portions and not great taste, but what arrived was fairly sizable food that tasted great! Ordered the meatballs and chicken piccata. The meatballs were very tasty and a great app size, and the piccata was done extremely well which is not an easy dish, it was a tad small portion but overall excellent. My wife had the NY Strip for a $5 supplement and what arrived was a perfectly cooked well seasoned 18 ounce or better steak! Tiramisu for dessert was A class and all in all an excellent meal for less than what it could cost to go to Fridays. The regular menu prices are typical NYC reasonable, but the deal before 6pm is outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2017

It was good for Birthday food sucks
Music amazing
Over priced

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The food is always great here however you have to ask for everything twice including bread for the table, if you need new silverware, your check, etc.

It's not overly busy so I don't understand why you have to get up from your table to flag down a server and then follow up with them 5 minutes later when they have forgotten about you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Super cute and trendy. I had a ball, will definitely be going again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Amazing!! Everything was great only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I had to ask after a while who was my waiter. Should've came and introduced herself to me. Food is amazing this was my second time here my friends really enjoyed. Doing a recap for my birthday this summer 😬

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food was sooooooo cold!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Went for a birthday. We had great, attentive service from friendly employees. We brought our own cupcakes for dessert, which they brought out at the end of the meal with a sparkling candle. Lots of fun!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

This place is always a great time. I went for my birthday and I had a blast. The food could have been better though but overall I would recommend it to friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We had the grilled branzino - it was excellent! Came with a celery root puree that was delicious and vegetables of the day.
Pasta were also great, portions large and well priced.
Meal ended with tiramisu which was light and freshly made with mascarpone cheese.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Enjoyed the main courses: Eggplant parm and siciliana pasta dish. The portions were just right and the food was very tasty. Disappointed I could not get a draft of Peroni; the only beer alternatives were bottles. Apple streudel was doughy and the gelato was more like ice than cream. Would have given better food rating if the dessert was better.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Not as good as it used to be. I went for my birthday last year and they had dancers in these extravagant feathered outfits circling the restaurant every 15 minutes or so. Was very disappointed not to see them this time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

This was a lovely place close to the theater show we were attending that same evening.

The calamari was really good and the house wine was nice too. However, the main dishes were only fair. The pasta was really over cooked and the chicken Milanese was really dry and tasteless.

We had a great waiter (Borsh?) and the service was great. I just wish the food had been better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

They have a great $25 pre fix menu and big proportions. Their tiramisu and lemon sorbet were really good. Our waiter Beau was sweet, friendly and attentive and made our dining experience really fun!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The food and ambience were fine; the service was terrible. We arrived at 6:00. One person ordered a bottle of wine and was told you were out - at 6:00! He was then told a glass was $12. He ordered chicken parmigiana and got eggplant. His bill included $26 - not $24 - for 2 glasses of wine but he'd only had one. So I'm very hesitant to recommend the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

The place was very nice ! Reserved a table for 7:30pm but had to wait until 8pm. But the female at the front desk was very kind and offered me wine for free because we was waiting. I like the place a lot. Everyone was kind.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

The pre fix meal was a great deal, with the $15 bottle of wine. The food was good, pleasant experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

LOVE THE CONCEPT OF THE BOTTLE PER PERSON FOR BRUNCH. THE FOOD DEPARTMENT NEEDS HELP. THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO REVAMP THE BRUNCH MENU. IF ITS $50 PERSON, THE MEAL SHOULD BE MORE FILLING. ESPECIALLY IF IM DOWNING AN ENTIRE BOTTLE OF LIQUOR. I HAD THE CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH WITH FRIES. FRIES WERE AWESOME,HOWEVER THE SANDWICH WAS ALL BREADING AND BARELY MEAT. I WAS STILL HUNGRY AND ENDED UP GETTING A SLICE OF PIZZA ON MY WAY HOME.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

It was a fun place ... the personal champagne bottles were awesome.. the food not so good.. definitely would come back for the fun atmosphere!!!

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