Bocado Cafe

4.7
611 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really stepped up their lunch game. I have tried several of their salads and enjoyed all of them. I had been there pre-covid and felt the food was “meh” but I am really excited by their salads now. At some point I will try dinner again (when the weather gets warmer). They seem to do a good job social distancing inside (but I’m not eating inside yet) and they have heaters for the outside which I wish were slightly lower to the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive service and consistently great food

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Selcar
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food took a long time to arrive, however, when we did get it -- it was warm and very tasty. Worth the wait. Additionally, the waiter provided free drinks to make up for it and we didn't have to ask which shows that they were really paying attention.

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vipMandE
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice local place with good outdoor heating and comfy menu. Loved the veggie burger!

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JoiP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Vera
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food, good wine. What else you need to enjoy your dinner

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QUENIA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STAFF WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion sizes are great. Had the valentine special, lobster bisque, steak, and chocolate cake with house blend of red. All were very good. Would recommend.

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MilesH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices a little expensive but besides that very good

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AntA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoy my time there. The food was amazing and the service was great. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our time and would define go again

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great and the food was incredible. The waiters were also very friendly.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it! It is just a bit expensive as a $$ restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night of indoor dining.

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vipAidanFitz
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bosc Pear salad with grilled chicken was excellent. Also the Avocado & Poached Eggs and the Grilled Chicken sandwich.

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vipJennaE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch on a Sunday. I had the skirt steak sandwich and my friend had the chef’s omelette. They were both fantastic dishes full of flavor. We def come back here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service were excellent! Outdoor heaters not very strong leaving us exposed to the days chilly elements more than one would like.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. Everyone is so nice, service is quick, food is delicious. Amazing !!

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vipKyleeR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, covid-safe outdoor dining! Space heaters and spacey table, and full menu!

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Jan25Lunch
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was expensive, and the meal was small. Space heaters should be warmer. Otherwise enjoyable.

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Suse718
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad we made reservations. There were 2 or 3 tables free but the reserved table was off Lexington in a quieter, less windy spot. Outdoor area was lively without being noisy. We had brunch. Food was very good. Staff were nice.

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vipolives
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 December 31, 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 December 30, 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 December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChristineL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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 December 23, 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 December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for not fancy, good service, outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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 December 12, 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
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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 December 10, 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 December 6, 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 November 29, 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 November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beverages and service

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SaraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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 November 25, 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 November 21, 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 November 15, 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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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 611 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 reservations at the moment.