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Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.), New York, NY

Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)

4.2
4.2
3287 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dynamic menu of original Southern Italian cuisine that dominates this welcome addition to Hell’s Kitchen. This addition is made even more welcome with the breathtaking beautiful transformation of a once historic space into a hip, fun, stop for dinner that any gourmand will savor.


Formerly, known as Film Center Cafe, Bocca Di Bacco boasts Italian cuisine from Puglia, Sicily, and Sardegna with the endless selection of wines from small vineyards in Italy. Exemplifying our policy of being “Farm to Table” operated, we use the healthiest ingredients from locally grown vendors. Located in the heart of the Theater District, this new modernized restaurant features innovative new recipes and the use of the Enomatic Wine Systems.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 262-2525
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kristin Sollenne
  • Catering
    Catering available upon request
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant directly and ask for Antonio Goodman
  • Neighbourhood
    Theater District
  • Cross Street
    Bewteen 44th & 45th Streets
  • Parking Details
    Free parking after 11 pm Monday to Saturday on 9th avenue. Many public parking available all around the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    All trains to 42nd street
  • Entertainment
    Weekend Brunch with DJ NESSDIGITAL
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

3,287 Reviews
  1. Mogul

    New York City

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Fine for pre theatre lunch. That’s it fine but not much to add

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  2. CherrylT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was friendly and welcoming but the service was slow. (I believe they were short staffed). The food however was excellent, my entire party enjoyed their entrees and beverages! We left with smiles..

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  3. ldcreo

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a go-to for dinner before theater for me. It seems to be that for a lot of people and the staff are excellent at getting everyone fed and done in time, but not sacrificing on service. Highly recommend.

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  4. JohnC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. Definitely a favorite place for old school Italian.

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  5. TK719

    New York City

    698 reviews

    5.0

    698 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner at Bocca Di Bacco. Delicious Italian food and excellent service in a beautiful dining room. Definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

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  6. AnneLila

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were greeted with a very friendly host who seated us promptly. Our server was lovely; very kind and informative about the menu. I ordered the Rosemary Chicken and my sister had the steak frites. The chicken arrived and it was raw in the center. Our server was very apologetic. And took the meal back to the kitchen. My sister started her meal. She ordered French fried well done and they were not. Her steak was adequate; cooked to temperature. My meal took a long time in coming back. I wasn’t given a new breast of chicken, but a very overcooked and dried out piece that had gone back to kitchen. Again, server was very apologetic and offered another meal. At that point, my sister was almost finished and my appetite was shot. We were offered dessert and a glass of wine in the house. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The food was mediocre at best.

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  7. susell

    New York City

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The location and service were fine. One entree was veal and it was very tough and not a good cut.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of four, everybody’s meal was great. Chicken Parm was absolutely fantastic. Waiter and servers were very attentive and the atmosphere was clam and quiet.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with attentive service in a great location. The music inside was a bit loud for the time of day and amount of people but not unbearable. Great spot to dine before a show or to celebrate a special occasion.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was awful. Second time going and will be my last. The waitress would never come check unless we waved her down. She was very rude and didn’t pay attention to us at all. Extremely sad since I had a great experience before and now I had this bad time. She slammed the check and dropped it on our table. Then starred at the screen while we tipped. Will never go back. The cheese board was two cheeses and meat. We had to ask for bread which was stale. When we asked for olive oil she rolled her eyes. Never again

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  11. Freddie

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our fourth time to this restaurant. The waitress was great, yet maybe a bit rushed. The food was excellent. The wine selection was very good. The menu selections are adequate. Definitely a keeper.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken Parm and short ribs were amazing! Great overall experience. We will definitely be back.

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  13. LisaG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was 10/10 . Pasta was prepared and presented to perfection . The restaurant itself was very dark - you will need your phones flashlight to read the menu. 🤷🏻‍♀️. The service was very dry , not welcoming at all . In the spirit of we are all going through some things , I will assume she was having an off-day, however it made the overall experience underwhelming 😕

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  14. LaurenM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Came here Saturday night for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. First Gentleman that came to give us water was so kind and attentive. Our waitress came and while she was also very kind, she also seemed busy and distracted. I ordered a drink and then inquired about an appetizer, the waitress gave me a funny look and said she can’t put an appetizer in until we choose what we want for dinner. I never heard of a rule like this but I politely smiled and said ok. We then ordered our appetizer and dinners when we were ready. Our food was brought to us but was the wrong food, it was for the table next to us. No biggie. But then we got our food and my boyfriends meal was wrong and had to be remade. Which was a shame because he had to wait to eat his dinner while I had mine. The waitress was very apologetic. The couple next to us (who was seated about 15 minutes after us) got their appetizers, dinner and desserts before we even got our dinner. We waited 30 mins after finishing dinner to finally decide to not even order dessert since our waitress never came back to ask us. I had to track her down to get our check. We got dessert somewhere else. The crappy part is that it was my birthday and I was hoping for a better experience and slice of cheesecake. But I just was so turned off from waiting and not even being looked at while she walked by our table 10+ times. I don’t think it was on purpose. Seems like a great place. I think it was just an unlucky incident for us.

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  15. djg1271

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomal as always / always bring our friends here when we are in town. Definitely recommend the squirming pasta with crab

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When we came in they gave us an awful table where they had to move a chair so that I would not be in the aisle When we asked for a different table they told us that there were none as they were all reserved. but there were two open tables right near where they put us and we took it upon ourselves to move to one of them . The food was average , but it is the little thing, like three pieces of bread for two people and no butter or oil to go with it . The eggplant parm was average and the wine was over priced . will not go back and do not recommend

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  17. TaraT

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were promptly seated as soon as we walked in. We did have a reservation. The fresh bread, cheese cubes, olives and salami was a nice touch before the meal arrived. I ordered a glass of wine and by the time it arrived the food was served! We had only been at the table for about 13-minutes! We ordered the fettuccine bolognese and the rigatoni with vodka sauce and both were superb!! It was walking distance from our hotel and about a 10-minute walk to our Broadway show.

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  18. lindat

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service Yummy food Try the octopus Sensational

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  19. NancyF

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are going to the theater, they were excellent at getting us served with time to spare.

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  20. Robinathome

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    cosmos very small 15.00+3.00 for top shelf. Prices online are less than in restaurant. Fish was good, ceasers salad delish. Mushroom bruschetta amazing! Wine prices are higher than what you see online menus. I think the could benefit from a larger wine selection. Otherwise a nice restaurant with lots of space between tables.

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  21. TheatreLover

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fave place to hang in Hell’s Kitchen. Food and staff are always top notch.

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  22. Donna

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have dined at this restaurant a minimum of 20 times, likely more. There were 5 people at our table and only one person enjoyed their meal- a salad with grilled chicken! The pesto pasta was dry- tasted like sand. The eggplant parmesan- typically delicious was boring and tasteless. The vodka sauce with chicken also tasteless. The seafood pasta special was nice and pricey and lacked any flavor. Beyond disappointed.

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  23. Theatergoer

    New York City

    114 reviews

    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices have gone up and service is a bit slower, but still a good standby in the Theater District.

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  24. Allan

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was early for a 5:30. Wasn’t in a rush. Should have been as our dinner took forever. 5 tables that sat after us were served! Clearly waitress didn’t place the order. Then they bring out my mother’s meal ( we were seeing a show) but not mine. I canceled it as we were going to be late. They then said it was free and brought it out. I had less than 5 min to try to eat it. Manager took forever to come over and apologize. Never again!

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  25. McIntoshs

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great customer service! From the welcoming staff and greeters, to the waitress, everyone was pleasant. We enjoyed dinner, thanks

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  26. SSLocal

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Apps and drinks at the bar before a show. Ambiance was great, service was fast and pleasant, and all the food and drink was top notch. Want to go back for a full meal some time

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  27. AnnA

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a 5:15 reservation but arrived at 4:30 to a very busy restaurant. They were so gracious and accommodating. Highly recommend it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious from apps to main course. We did not feel rushed and they spaced out the timing from apps to main course perfectly.

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  29. DaraS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The table for three was not a table for three but a table for two so very tight. It was packed, very dark and loud. Food was good. Manager was not terribly nice when I spoke about the table being so small. His response was sorry we’re fully booked, precisely why I made a reservation.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a bit slow -everyone with me enjoyed their meals immensely. Mine was just a bad choice on my part.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not go here. Horrible experience, horrible service and rude staff. We arrived at 5pm in order to give ourselves time for our 7pm show, ordered everything right when we sat down. 45 minutes later we still didn’t have our appetizers. Our waitress was rude telling us she can’t control the kitchen meanwhile the table next to us (who sat down 30 minutes after us) already got their entrees. We had to get up and leave since we still didn’t get our food at 6:40 pm. The manager told us to pay for our drinks meanwhile that was all we ended up getting. We got up and left. Will never go here again and DO NOT RECOMMEND.

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  32. JessicaK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant is rated highly on Open Table but that wasn’t our experience. Had the worse waitress ever. Had to get up multiple times to get someone to wait on us. We were there before the restaurant got busy but with 10 minutes before she showed up at the table. And when she did show up, she was unpleasant. The food was also poor overall. The calamari was from a bag out of a freezer.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    La comida muy rica, los platillos de buen tamaño, la pasta fue mi cosa favorita

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. I wouldn’t recommend the Arancini.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious…ambience great although a wee bit dark for these old eyes…lol…my true disappointment was having to pay on the electronic device…waitress brings bill on iPad like device and doesn’t leave it….you need to pay right then and there…just awkward and uncomfortable

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  36. Yummyfood316

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, cozy and great service. Always reliable pre-theater or anytime.

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  37. frank

    New York City

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There is nothing to dislike about this place. Everything was good. No complaints

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  38. JohnH

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bocca Di Bacco is an excellent restaurant. And it's quiet enough so that diners can hear one another. Excellent staff -- both wait staff and greeters. We LOVE this restaurant and will come back again and again. Fantastic!

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  39. MikeP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Wine is a little expensive. Nice to be in a full restaurant - great buzz.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so good! The lasagna is a must. Also greatly priced

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You can order delivery directly from Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) using the Order Online button. Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-2525.

Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) is rated 4.2 stars by 3287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)

635 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bewteen 44th & 45th Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking after 11 pm Monday to Saturday on 9th avenue. Many public parking available all around the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    All trains to 42nd street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kristin Sollenne
  • Entertainment
    Weekend Brunch with DJ NESSDIGITAL
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 262-2525
  • Catering
    Catering available upon request
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant directly and ask for Antonio Goodman
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