Bocado Cafe

4.5
681 reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
What 681 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHarrisH
London
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very modest food. Fries weren't cooked enough . Nest tasteless.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocado was a great spot! Our brunch came with complementary mimosas, and was incredibly delicious. 100% would go again.

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LizFerFrut
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very accommodating for our family dinner. The server was excellent and very gracious. The food was excellent. The branzino was amazing as well as the bocado avocado. In another visit the chorizo flatbread was super

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vipMike
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful lunch. Cesar Salad was excellent. The Angus burger is one of the best in the city

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vipwenditush
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is a regular go-to... rarely disappoints, but not extraordinary either.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Bocado today for lunch with my friend. I had the Bocado Burger. It was cooked to perfection and I loved the option of fries or salad because most places serve burgers only with fries. My friend ordered Asian Chicken Salad. Huge portion and great taste! Very friendly and attentive service! Will definitely be back!

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NewYorkNosher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The salad I had, Chicken Paillard, was way over cooked. The outside seating patios were being worked on during lunch: drilling, hammering, loud talking, etc and waiters were concentrated on indoor customers. The quality of food has gotten worse in the last months and as a regular customer, I am disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant but they have increased the prices too much for what it is

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ridiculous prices for sub par food. So many other places in the city. Unless they dramatically change don’t waste money here. They charge gourmet price for worse than diner food.

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LizFerFrut
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, attentive service. The food was delicious. Our table shared the chorizo flatbread and the crispy chicken sandwich as well as bocado fries. All the dishes were fantastic. Planning on returning very soon

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ctmom
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food was very good - ambience on the street was good - very noisy table next to us though!

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vipnickwu
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a family brunch. Nice location and very good service

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mdubs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Headed there after the Met and got In earlier than my 1:30 reservation. The food came out in a timely manner and was good. Eating in NYC is always a sticker shock vs the burbs. However every one in my family left satisfied and service was prompt for a busy Saturday afternoon. I’d go back.

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vipTitan799
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude staff ruined the dining experience

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DonnaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

My first visit. I had the crab burger. I have had better. We dined outside because the weather was mild. I thought the ambiance was "bare bones" considering the entre prices -- the chairs were cheap looking wood and there were no table cloths. Other UES restaurants do much better. Even though we were under the heated shelter that held about 6 tables, they allowed a couple with a dog to sit inside. I like dogs but this one was young and very frisky, barked a lot, etc. Thought that dogs would only be allowed at tables that are fully outside. All in all, I am not rushing back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent!

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vipTH23
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food & vibe. A great spot for brunch. A little bit expensive.

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Jeli
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service food was good. Sat outside and the waiter was just outstanding. Very happy with the service.

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vipCHS2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Plenty on offer for friends with varied food interests and restrictions.

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vipAnnH
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

offer bloody Mary's for brunch. The pancakes were best I ever had!

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vipTeresa
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Inexperienced wait staff. Manager/Owner? Unfriendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. I had the chicken and lentils and it was delicious. I would definitely go back here. We ate outdoors so hard to say about ambience - still being covid careful.

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GaeteneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice cafe. Extensive menu. Service was very slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible pancakes

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vipHarrisH
London
34 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid food, good menu choices and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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PKNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always have a great meal at Bocado. The food & service is great. This particular time we had brunch and sat outside. The only issue is that the restaurant is close to the 86th street subway and a homeless person kept bothering us and the table next to us. Luckily we were almost done and got up to leave.

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vipSteve
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast efficient safe and delicious

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vipTatum
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience a Bocado Cafe was excellent! From the atmosphere to the service to the music and of course, the food. It made for a perfect date night. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food & excellent service.

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jemnyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Prix Fixe meal was quite good. Server was super nice. They have a very pleasant outdoor setup. Note no happy hour even tho that's indicated on the website.

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mushroom flatbread pizza was very tasty. Mediterranean salad very good.

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vipMomijiYuki
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You could do a lot worse than Bocada for a simple and cheery weekend breakfast/brunch on the Upper East Side. Good value.

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JenniferA
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice. Fresh organic choices. Nice outdoor seating area.

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KaylaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining during Covid! There is a covered but open seating area that makes for a nice dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always

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vipDanielaR
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively lunch with great food, ambience and service. Lamb burger very goos.

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vipJupe
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating...we weren’t rushed. Relaxed and good Great wine list

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

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