169 Sullivan St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.727953 -74.001156
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
Wow! – Walked by with friends and heard someone on the way out say it was one of the best meals they ever had, so we went in. Patrick the chef, owner, and waiter is one of the best in the business. The experience is like going to a friends house for dinner (except the food is out of this world). The food was simple but exploded with flavor and the presentation was as if it was out of a cook book. This restaurant is like no other, it is the way it should be.
What a wonderful secret! – My friend selected this place for dinner and I think we discovered a hidden gem. First of all, the cook/owner (Patrick) made my favorite type of pasta that wasn't even on the menu. Secondly, the waiters were welcoming, kind, and made us feel completely at home. Everyone was so warm that we ended up staying after dinner to hang out with the staff and have a few drinks/laughs. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for the "secret" hidden in such a hectic city.
I have one word...FABULOUS! – Bocal is a treasure found! If you want amazing food with cozy ambiance, a staff that is there for you, music that is always a good surprise, and a place that you will want to tell everyone you know about and at the same time want to keep a secret this is the place. Finally a somewhere you can bring your own wine enjoy fine foods and have rememberable service. Its absolutely FABULOUS!
Nice find! – Had dinner here about a month ago after spotting it on Citysearch. We started with some drinks on the front porch and then continued at our table with a bottle of delicious red wine. The atmosphere was very nice, perfect for a romantic meal. Both our meals were quite tasty and the service was attentive but not overbearing. We'll be back to try the Sunday brunch
AHEAD OF THE CROWD – Get to this place before its over-run with hipsters. This local restaurant, is exactly what we all look for in a Manhattan bistro. Excellent service, really good and imaginative food (with a nicely changing but not pretentious menu), and great atmosphere... all helped along by an owner who cares enough about his restaurant and your comfort that he is there to make sure you enjoy yourselves. Its just a great, casual place that is good value and sure to be a hit in the neighborhood.
Great Find! – I've been there for dinner as well as lunch. Wonderful steak sandwich, sirloin burger & house club (salmon, scallop & salmon w/ avocado & greens; delicious!) among other dishes. Very friendly people & nice ambience. Outdoor seating is good too as Sullivan street isn't too highly trafficked (too much car exhaust at nearby main thoroughfares such as Houston or 6th Ave). Definitely worth a try!
Go here NOW! – Excellent service and food. The wine list is one of the best and
one of the best values too! The food is exceptional as well.
At teh end of brunch, the waitress brought out this TOTALLY DELICIOUS
cupcake on the house! I would highly recommend this place!
FREE cupcakes on weekends! – I went with my wife to Bocal for brunch this past weekend and we had a great meal. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Also, we were given FREE cupcakes.......a great surprise and VERY tasty indeed! We'll be back to try dinner.
Nice find in Greenwich Village – My girlfriend and I stumbled upon Bocal while we were walking through the Village. From the outside it looked cozy & inviting. From the inside, the staff was friendly and the drinks and food were both quite good. We'd recommend it.
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