Bocado Cafe

4.7
591 reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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vipolives
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, I don’t write reviews. I have walked passed this restaurant millions of times, not thinking anything of it. A very discerning friend of mine recommended Bocado. I could not believe it! She told me that the meal was delicious and that her husband even enjoyed the meal.
I had lunch with my friend and it was the perfect lunch spot. Last night I had dinner there. In the middle of the pouring rain and pandemic, the staff was great and accommodating. The food was scrumptious.
Bocado is a gem and needs our support. Again, I do not write reviews. Bocado deserves one. I hope to be dining there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Outdoor seating only, so overhead heat lamps were used, but we wish the lamps were a little more powerful, as it was a cold day. Great location, delicious food with a lot of variety, and nice sized portions! Definitely recommend!

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Tammy
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, outdoor seating, and food were all excellent!! Will definitely be back! The Belgium waffles and fresh orange juice are a must: 10/10

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vipMaryJ
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocado was the perfect spot for outdoor lunch after a visit to the Met Museum. We arrived early and the staff quickly put together the table for 3 that we reserved. We had delicious burgers, wine, coffee and tea. Good food, served promptly, and reasonably priced, under heat lamps. (It was December 31 after all).

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MicheleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I want Bocado to stay in business because I love the restaurant and food and have celebrated many occasions there. I know times are hard, so hopefully this review will help them to get better.

I had to prep for a big meeting while I had someone doing work in my apt. I figured I’ll make a reservation for lunch and sit under the heaters in the winter. I wore my biggest coat with a hat and gloves.

When I arrived, I had to wait a while. No big deal, things happen. When I finally sit down, it’s FREEEZING. And the heaters are BS. I wanted to get up and walk somewhere else, but I had already waited like 15-20 min. I thought that once I have hot tea and food, I’ll warm up.

NOPE. I was freezing. The heaters didn’t work. The food I ordered came out disgusting. It tasted like it was just heated up (which it might always be, but it never tasted like that). My lunch with two cups of tea and a good tip came out to $40. ABSO-F-ING RIDICULOUS.

When I got up to go home, I was frozen. I ended up working under the blankets in my bed with the heater on full blast.

I hope my tip went to the waitstaff who are working hard through all of this. It can’t be easy. I feel bad. But if you’re going to say you have outdoor seating with heat lamps, do better. The experience was awful. Oh, and why didn’t I get a bread plate when the tables next to me did?

Anyway...we sadly will not go here for outdoor dining or delivery until you get things in a better place. It’s not worth the cost. Good luck.

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vipRlkm
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Bocado - it is one of our favorites.

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vipChristineL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood favorite. first time outdoors. everyone was excellent and we look forward to going back indoors. food and service superlative as usual

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vipRlkm
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Bocado - outdoor dining is comfortable and service is good.

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AnnL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for not fancy, good service, outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today started no more indoor dining due to covid but it was nice. They had a cover outside so we didn’t get hit with rain and the food was excellent!

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Booboocakes819
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very nice, classy and elegant. Maybe play some music but it doesn't have to be loud. Also many add margaritas to the menu instead of beer, wine and sangria. The sangria was very water down and not good.

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vipCarrie57
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server, delicious food and even though our original wine choice was not in stock, the substituted wine was very nice. The only thing that slightly detracted from our evening was the fact that there was a woman next to us who was on her cell phone the entire time for at least an hour. Even when she finished her dinner she stayed an extra 30 minutes to talk on the phone. It’s very hard not to hear a one-sided conversation. But that’s not really the restaurants fault I guess. They cannot afford to ask diners to behave nicely… They are depending on the good will of the few diners willing to go out these days.

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vipcnyc
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here a few times. The outside tables in the structures have heat. The food has always been wonderful. I love the mushroom flatbread.

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NinelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you sit outdoor, dress up warmer. Even with the heaters, it is still winter outside. Nice place for meeting friends and sharing a meal.

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DonnaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service overall was very good. We were seated outside for Sunday brunch and the tables were spaced far enough apart, though it wasn't full. The prices were typical for the city. Overall I recommend and would eat here again, for sure.

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vipsrcorb22
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beverages and service

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SaraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance, lovely outdoor seating set up with heaters by every table.

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Tfe2k17
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place to meet a friend and catch up. The service was very attentive.
I only had an appetizer so I can’t say overall if the meal was good or not. I would go back there again, however.

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Injoy3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites! outdoor dining is pleasant and weather accommodating with the new heaters installed!

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Dutchgirl94
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food and nice menu. A little high in price but restaurants are having such difficulties right now — we all need to help if we want them around and tip well!

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Mckyle
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great but I think that they were a bit understaffed although that did not hamper our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service Felt safe Food made exactly right. Love this
Restaurant

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vipMark1247
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Picked this place solely on location and was very happy that it was really good as well as a convenient location to meet. Will definitely be back!

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great menu, did not disappoint! Will definitely return.

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melizap
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great. I originally had scheduled outdoor seating (by accident) and when I told the server, without hesitation accommodate us inside.
Service of him bringing us napkins and adjusting tables so that we would be more comfortable was superb! This was our first time here and definitely not our last. Food was excellent, plated perfectly and temperature of food was excellent. Overall, the service was outstanding which makes the meal excellent.

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DBennett
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were seated as we arrived which was good. However, once our order was taken by our waitress, she never returned to check on us to determine if we needed anything or just to see if we were ok. The food was delivered by someone else and we had to ask a different wait staff for the check. I did observe that the other wait staff were very attentive to their assigned tables but our waitress was a magician, she disappeared.

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vipComeryrezar
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a great location - perfect for brunch or lunch. We tried a salad and a chicken halloumi sandwich with some rose - all were very good. Outdoor seating well organized.

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jacklogan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bocado is my favorite spot in the whole city!!

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vipDiner123
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Way too cold

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vipPatriciaM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, experience, and service. There are good options for vegetarians.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a great experience at Bocado! The food was great and the outdoor dining experience was really nice.

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AngelaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. This was my first time there and will definitely be back.

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vipPala150
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable my fav is the Asian chicken saks👍🎉

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Kyla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a Sunday brunch with their outdoor seating. The food was delicious and service was great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Went on a date here and while the food was pretty good, the experience was not. Our server was nice, but we had a bigger issue. An SUV slammed into the outdoor dining batterie, right where we were sitting. It vibrated and definitely was scary. The guests around us checked on us, the driver checked on us, but the staff never came over to us to see if we were okay. I found that odd, and sort of unsettling to be honest. The manager yelled at the driver to come over to us to apologize, but he never did his part. I understand it wasn’t the establishment’s fault, but this is about overall customer experience. You have to keep that in mind. I also thought we’d at least get a free drink from that, but nope! The entire bill came to us. Hesitate before booking.

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Icatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best brunch restaurants in upper east.

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vipecvnyc
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Felt very safe eating inside. First time here and found the food delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff very accommodating, good safety practices. Food delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh and the service was excellent! The egg quinoa and kale dish was delicious healthy and filling and the poached egg and avocado was fresh and delicious. They even have good coffee for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and great experience the steak and frites were amazing! Definitely will come here again!

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 591 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 bookings at the moment.