IL Bastardo

★★★☆☆
  • 191 7th Ave

    New York, NY 10011

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  • 212-675-5980

About IL Bastardo

Hours
Monday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Thursday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Friday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Sunday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Vamp, Rocker, Chic and sexy\r
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Whats not to love? Came here for happy hour with a few friends for drinks and fell in love with this place. Great atmosphere and the sangria was delish!\r
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Our bartender was awesome (short red hair) the

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★★★★★

Vamp, Rocker, Chic and sexy\r
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Whats not to love? Came here for happy hour with a few friends for drinks and fell in love with this place. Great atmosphere and the sangria was delish!\r
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Our bartender was awesome (short red hair) the

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This is the first time I have ever written a bad review on anything. We just came from this restaurant. I think that is the name for a very good reason. After we finished our brunch we waited 30 minutes for someone to come to clear the

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★★★★★

This is the first time I have ever written a bad review on anything. We just came from this restaurant. I think that is the name for a very good reason. After we finished our brunch we waited 30 minutes for someone to come to clear the

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This is a restaurant that??s claiming to be better than it is. The food is ok, not great. My waiter didn??t have a clue about wines. The ravioli was as hard as a brick. The chairs were very shaky and needed repair. The prices are too high for the quality of the food. I have no plans to go back.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a restaurant that??s claiming to be better than it is. The food is ok, not great. My waiter didn??t have a clue about wines. The ravioli was as hard as a brick. The chairs were very shaky and needed repair. The prices are too high for the quality of the food. I have no plans to go back.

Cons: Quality & Prices

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Nice to see an $18 prix fixe meal that includes dessert......However, when dessert time arrived, all we were allowed to have was a tiny scoop of lemon sorbet. We asked if we could pay extra and upgrade...NO....we asked if we could have one dessert instead of 3 orders of lemon sorbet....NO.....Now, in my book, that's a gyp!! They've lost my business, as well as the business of my 2 dining partners.....

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★★☆☆☆

Nice to see an $18 prix fixe meal that includes dessert......However, when dessert time arrived, all we were allowed to have was a tiny scoop of lemon sorbet. We asked if we could pay extra and upgrade...NO....we asked if we could have one dessert instead of 3 orders of lemon sorbet....NO.....Now, in my book, that's a gyp!! They've lost my business, as well as the business of my 2 dining partners.....

Pros: quiet, not too crowded, good food

Cons: Is that dessert??

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The first time I came here was with a group of co-workers and we all had a great time, the service was excellent, everyone enjoyed the food and the wine suggestions were very good. My husband and I came here again recently and yet again, everything was excellent. I'll be back

2
★★★★★

The first time I came here was with a group of co-workers and we all had a great time, the service was excellent, everyone enjoyed the food and the wine suggestions were very good. My husband and I came here again recently and yet again, everything was excellent. I'll be back

Pros: decor, service, food

Cons: none

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My friend brought the Il Bastardo wine to a gathering over the summer (we liked the wine and got a kick out of the name) so when we found out recently there was a restaurant in Chelsea we HAD to go. It was a girls nite out, we had 8 in our party for a Saturday. Made reservations the day before - 45 mins before we had to be there, I called to try and push our reservation a half hour due to some of our party running late (and public transportation). They were very accomodating and when we got there the table was ready and we were seated immediately in the back room. There was so much room, it was nice and intimate, the ambiance of the place was great. We got 2 bottles of their Il Bastardo wine, (they gave 2 pieces of bread with balsalmic dip, olives and butter) appetizers and we all got different entrees which everyone loved. A few people got coffee and there were biscotti cookies on the table after dinner. There were zero complaints about the food or wine. The price was very reasonable. After tax and tip we spent about $40 a piece. We weren't in any kind of super rush so it wasn't as big as a deal to be there so long (2.5 hrs) and it was also a Saturday night at prime time for dinner...we only saw our waiter when he brought us our food. I don't recall him checking on us to see if we needed anything in between but it didn't really affect our opinion of the place (and there appeared to be a young man in a suit walking around if anyone really had a problem). It didn't seem like the food itself took long and he was patient when we took a bit to make up our minds when we first ordered. That is definately better than being rushed out! Besides we were gabbing so much we hardly noticed the time until we asked for the check. I would definately go back again and recommend this place if you are not rushing and going to have a relaxing meal in an nice setting. (Note: It was also our first time walking around in Chelsea and it seems like a fun neighborhood.)

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★★★★★

My friend brought the Il Bastardo wine to a gathering over the summer (we liked the wine and got a kick out of the name) so when we found out recently there was a restaurant in Chelsea we HAD to go. It was a girls nite out, we had 8 in our party for a Saturday. Made reservations the day before - 45 mins before we had to be there, I called to try and push our reservation a half hour due to some of our party running late (and public transportation). They were very accomodating and when we got there the table was ready and we were seated immediately in the back room. There was so much room, it was nice and intimate, the ambiance of the place was great. We got 2 bottles of their Il Bastardo wine, (they gave 2 pieces of bread with balsalmic dip, olives and butter) appetizers and we all got different entrees which everyone loved. A few people got coffee and there were biscotti cookies on the table after dinner. There were zero complaints about the food or wine. The price was very reasonable. After tax and tip we spent about $40 a piece. We weren't in any kind of super rush so it wasn't as big as a deal to be there so long (2.5 hrs) and it was also a Saturday night at prime time for dinner...we only saw our waiter when he brought us our food. I don't recall him checking on us to see if we needed anything in between but it didn't really affect our opinion of the place (and there appeared to be a young man in a suit walking around if anyone really had a problem). It didn't seem like the food itself took long and he was patient when we took a bit to make up our minds when we first ordered. That is definately better than being rushed out! Besides we were gabbing so much we hardly noticed the time until we asked for the check. I would definately go back again and recommend this place if you are not rushing and going to have a relaxing meal in an nice setting. (Note: It was also our first time walking around in Chelsea and it seems like a fun neighborhood.)

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After eating here more than a year ago, I booked a reservation for a business meeting with my boss and two others. I guess the fog of time must have dimmed my memory of the place, either that or the restaurant has gone downhill. My first visit, I recall a lovely meal in a lovely setting with attentive service. My most recent visit was nothing like the first time. It was the first week in February after a blizzardy day. The hostess seated us at a chilly front window table, rather than the cozy intimate back room. Do they not have a coat check, we weren't even asked. My fault? I could have spoken up. Next, the bartender failed to deliver a decent round of drinks, my scotch and water was just that, no ice. The second round included ice in a separate glass, the third time was the charm and my drink arrived as expected. The waiter was inexperienced, had to read the specials from a list, pronunciation was an issue, no upselling of the needed sides (meat on a plate is a bit lacking). The shared appetizers arrived but without sideplates, we reappropriated the bread plates for the task (where was the bread anyway?), and soon after, three different members of the wait staff attempted to place sideplates. Coordination? The entrees arrived and so did additional utensils, things were looking up! But sadly, the pork loin special was overcooked and tough. I was afraid to ask what the others thought of their meals. Thankfully, we had a lively and fun conversation through the meal, so the evening wasn't a complete loss. I did feel the need to shoot off an email to my colleagues the next day to apologize for the restaurant. We would have been better served at the Outback. This could be a good restaurant with experienced well-trained personnel, but sadly no.

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★★☆☆☆

After eating here more than a year ago, I booked a reservation for a business meeting with my boss and two others. I guess the fog of time must have dimmed my memory of the place, either that or the restaurant has gone downhill. My first visit, I recall a lovely meal in a lovely setting with attentive service. My most recent visit was nothing like the first time. It was the first week in February after a blizzardy day. The hostess seated us at a chilly front window table, rather than the cozy intimate back room. Do they not have a coat check, we weren't even asked. My fault? I could have spoken up. Next, the bartender failed to deliver a decent round of drinks, my scotch and water was just that, no ice. The second round included ice in a separate glass, the third time was the charm and my drink arrived as expected. The waiter was inexperienced, had to read the specials from a list, pronunciation was an issue, no upselling of the needed sides (meat on a plate is a bit lacking). The shared appetizers arrived but without sideplates, we reappropriated the bread plates for the task (where was the bread anyway?), and soon after, three different members of the wait staff attempted to place sideplates. Coordination? The entrees arrived and so did additional utensils, things were looking up! But sadly, the pork loin special was overcooked and tough. I was afraid to ask what the others thought of their meals. Thankfully, we had a lively and fun conversation through the meal, so the evening wasn't a complete loss. I did feel the need to shoot off an email to my colleagues the next day to apologize for the restaurant. We would have been better served at the Outback. This could be a good restaurant with experienced well-trained personnel, but sadly no.

Pros: Atmosphere is nice

Cons: Unprofessional wait staff, incompetant bartender, clueless hostess.

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I adore this restaurant. This has become my "go to" restaurant this past year. it's one of those places that I feel comfortable bringing anyone to have a great meal in a beautiful place without it being pretentious. It's perfect for a date, for groups, for families, we've done birthday parties, new year's here... really spectacular. The food is consistently delicious and always exceeds my expectations. The service and staff are wonderful and helpful. The drinks are kickin' and the bar tenders are great. I've even met the owner a few times and he's delightful! I'll be going back here again and again!

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★★★★★

I adore this restaurant. This has become my "go to" restaurant this past year. it's one of those places that I feel comfortable bringing anyone to have a great meal in a beautiful place without it being pretentious. It's perfect for a date, for groups, for families, we've done birthday parties, new year's here... really spectacular. The food is consistently delicious and always exceeds my expectations. The service and staff are wonderful and helpful. The drinks are kickin' and the bar tenders are great. I've even met the owner a few times and he's delightful! I'll be going back here again and again!

Pros: Ambiance, Sangria, Delicious Food, Great for groups, wonderful service

Cons: That it's not next door to my apartment so I can go there more often.

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I was looking for a place to have a birthday dinner and found the name while going through some options. It was a GREAT find, the food is sooo good and the prices are sooo worth it. I first went their with a friend and it was perfect for just two people, I went there again with a gp of 10 and it was perfect for that too. I has more space then it lets on for everyone to eat and drink comfortably. The wine list is definately amazing and the cocktails are just on point. The only problem is some of the portions are kinda small, but it is still quite filling. I am definately going there again for one of my birthday guest's birthday celebration, so they definately got some customers from me...just a week after taking them there.

2
★★★★★

I was looking for a place to have a birthday dinner and found the name while going through some options. It was a GREAT find, the food is sooo good and the prices are sooo worth it. I first went their with a friend and it was perfect for just two people, I went there again with a gp of 10 and it was perfect for that too. I has more space then it lets on for everyone to eat and drink comfortably. The wine list is definately amazing and the cocktails are just on point. The only problem is some of the portions are kinda small, but it is still quite filling. I am definately going there again for one of my birthday guest's birthday celebration, so they definately got some customers from me...just a week after taking them there.

Pros: Ambience, food, service, drinks, the whole nine yards

Cons: some of the staff never knew too much about wine

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We love this restaurant, and whenever we want to splurge on carbs, we choose Il Bastardo every time. The menu covers all the basics, pasta, steak, fish and chicken...and it's all really consistent and delicious. My partner is 1/2 Italian, and he raves about the true Italian flavors.

I try to order the fish when not enjoying the pasta, and I have never been less than thrilled. Fresh, cooked perfectly, and simply done to let the true flavor shine through.

Great wine selection, good service, and a great decor. You won't be disappointed.

4
★★★★☆

We love this restaurant, and whenever we want to splurge on carbs, we choose Il Bastardo every time. The menu covers all the basics, pasta, steak, fish and chicken...and it's all really consistent and delicious. My partner is 1/2 Italian, and he raves about the true Italian flavors.

I try to order the fish when not enjoying the pasta, and I have never been less than thrilled. Fresh, cooked perfectly, and simply done to let the true flavor shine through.

Great wine selection, good service, and a great decor. You won't be disappointed.

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enjoyed Il Bastardo immensely,while waitstaff seemed confused as to what they should be doing , our waiter appeared experienced. food was great: arugala salad was absolutely delicious; the veal was tender and breaded appropriately; the desert of cheesecake was perfectly creamy and sweet. waiter made good selection with brunello, though the cocktails could use help(mojito simply wasn't the best)... but when the $180 bill came for two people, i was more than happy to pay. great time, trendy but relaxed scene, especially in the summer.
It's a bit mind boggling, as the waiter was nice and the management was nice, but the host at door he has
bad attitude.

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★★★★☆

enjoyed Il Bastardo immensely,while waitstaff seemed confused as to what they should be doing , our waiter appeared experienced. food was great: arugala salad was absolutely delicious; the veal was tender and breaded appropriately; the desert of cheesecake was perfectly creamy and sweet. waiter made good selection with brunello, though the cocktails could use help(mojito simply wasn't the best)... but when the $180 bill came for two people, i was more than happy to pay. great time, trendy but relaxed scene, especially in the summer.
It's a bit mind boggling, as the waiter was nice and the management was nice, but the host at door he has
bad attitude.

Pros: Food

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Ahhhh I'm loving this website, finally I opened an account after a long time reading other people's comments. I'm eager to rate as many restaurants I know, especially this one. I'm new to Chelsea and I've been to El Bastardo only for brunch (btw don't u love the name!? lol)
The brunch was adorable, I sat outside with my boys and the service was very good. The best thing though was the unlimited drinks, I got so waistedddd maybe that's why I have such good memories of this place lol

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★★★★☆

Ahhhh I'm loving this website, finally I opened an account after a long time reading other people's comments. I'm eager to rate as many restaurants I know, especially this one. I'm new to Chelsea and I've been to El Bastardo only for brunch (btw don't u love the name!? lol)
The brunch was adorable, I sat outside with my boys and the service was very good. The best thing though was the unlimited drinks, I got so waistedddd maybe that's why I have such good memories of this place lol

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I was desperate to find a place that would accommodate my birthday party. We called a bunch of places (think Stanton Social) only to be frustrated and pretty much laughed at. One of my friends suggested Il Bastardo, so I called up and was able to get a reservation for 12 people. Without knowing what to quite expect, we ended up having a terrific evening without feeling rushed - - we did not end up leaving until after midnight. The back room was great and very intimate. Definitely plan on going back there.

2
★★★★☆

I was desperate to find a place that would accommodate my birthday party. We called a bunch of places (think Stanton Social) only to be frustrated and pretty much laughed at. One of my friends suggested Il Bastardo, so I called up and was able to get a reservation for 12 people. Without knowing what to quite expect, we ended up having a terrific evening without feeling rushed - - we did not end up leaving until after midnight. The back room was great and very intimate. Definitely plan on going back there.

Pros: Great Place for Groups - - Back Area

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My friends and I have been going to Il Bastardo at least once a week for the past 2 years. We particularly love to go during the summer when their outdoor area is open. We have always had great food and love, love, love their sangria. Since I never cook in my tiny kitchen, it is nice to have a place to go to where everyone knows me and I don't even need to look at the menu anymore.

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★★★★★

My friends and I have been going to Il Bastardo at least once a week for the past 2 years. We particularly love to go during the summer when their outdoor area is open. We have always had great food and love, love, love their sangria. Since I never cook in my tiny kitchen, it is nice to have a place to go to where everyone knows me and I don't even need to look at the menu anymore.

Pros: Ambience

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My boyfriend and I dined there last night with much regret. The service was HORRIBLE!!! We waited for sometime for our waiter to even greet us at our table, not to mention never once checked on how we were doing throughout our meal. Our condiment plate seemed as if it had come off of someone else's table, and the shrimp on my dish was translucent as if it had not been cooked. I had asparagus in my dish, that half of it was over cooked, and half of it undercooked. The waiter also watched me pour my own wine, then later came back and picked up the empty bottle and attempted to pour the empty bottle of wine that he had just seen me pour out. We had better service from the busboy, who actually asked us how we were doing, and even brought us the dessert menu. The fastest thing that our pompous waiter did was bring us the check, peer over our shoulder to see his tip, and pick it up. I've had better service from a hotdog vendor.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I dined there last night with much regret. The service was HORRIBLE!!! We waited for sometime for our waiter to even greet us at our table, not to mention never once checked on how we were doing throughout our meal. Our condiment plate seemed as if it had come off of someone else's table, and the shrimp on my dish was translucent as if it had not been cooked. I had asparagus in my dish, that half of it was over cooked, and half of it undercooked. The waiter also watched me pour my own wine, then later came back and picked up the empty bottle and attempted to pour the empty bottle of wine that he had just seen me pour out. We had better service from the busboy, who actually asked us how we were doing, and even brought us the dessert menu. The fastest thing that our pompous waiter did was bring us the check, peer over our shoulder to see his tip, and pick it up. I've had better service from a hotdog vendor.

Pros: still trying to figure that our

Cons: horrible service, food sub-par

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I went there to meet a client for drinks. Had no food, and we each had 2 glasses of sangria. I awoke the next day with the worst headache of my life, which lasted until 7 pm the next evening. No amount of aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, water, caffeine or greasy food could make it go away. My client also left the restaurant sober, and had the same experience. DO NOT drink the sangria. It is a mixture of grain alcohol and pure sugar, and I could not open my eyes until 2pm the next day because I had such a terrible headache. Epic. Otherwise, the interior of the restaurant was like a dimly lit weird 70's decor, like a cross between the regal beagle and the lido deck.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there to meet a client for drinks. Had no food, and we each had 2 glasses of sangria. I awoke the next day with the worst headache of my life, which lasted until 7 pm the next evening. No amount of aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, water, caffeine or greasy food could make it go away. My client also left the restaurant sober, and had the same experience. DO NOT drink the sangria. It is a mixture of grain alcohol and pure sugar, and I could not open my eyes until 2pm the next day because I had such a terrible headache. Epic. Otherwise, the interior of the restaurant was like a dimly lit weird 70's decor, like a cross between the regal beagle and the lido deck.

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This place made me regret not staying in.... the Mexican staff knew little about either Italian food, wine, and even more so service..... very carefree attitude on the part of the staff... We got seated... waited quite a bit before someone took our order....I felt lucky to have gotten the correct food, and not to have gotte yelled at. The management needs a LOT of work....learning how to hire staff that knows what they're doing .... This restaurant won't last long...

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★☆☆☆☆

This place made me regret not staying in.... the Mexican staff knew little about either Italian food, wine, and even more so service..... very carefree attitude on the part of the staff... We got seated... waited quite a bit before someone took our order....I felt lucky to have gotten the correct food, and not to have gotte yelled at. The management needs a LOT of work....learning how to hire staff that knows what they're doing .... This restaurant won't last long...

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I was seeing a movie in Chelsea last saturday so I called ahead to see if I could get a table for two in an hour, at 8:15. I was told they weren't taking reservations, but to just come by because they'll have room. I get there at around 8:05, find the front room with at least four empty tables scattered about the floor, and I'm told it'll be a 45 minute wait. The empty tables are "all reserved" apparently. Since it's 8:05, I wonder when these four different parties of between two and four covers with be arriving. When I say that I was told to come by and there'd be room, the hostess takes an exhausted tone claiming to know nothing about it. No apology, basically doing everything she can to make sure I don't ever spend another dime in their empty at 8 on a Saturday Italian theme-park restaurant.

The food is fine and cheap if you're stuck in the limbo neighborhood of seventh avenue and the 20's, but you're never going to "plan" on this place for any reason. So why do they do they think they can have attitude? You sell seventeen dollar steaks. Relax.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was seeing a movie in Chelsea last saturday so I called ahead to see if I could get a table for two in an hour, at 8:15. I was told they weren't taking reservations, but to just come by because they'll have room. I get there at around 8:05, find the front room with at least four empty tables scattered about the floor, and I'm told it'll be a 45 minute wait. The empty tables are "all reserved" apparently. Since it's 8:05, I wonder when these four different parties of between two and four covers with be arriving. When I say that I was told to come by and there'd be room, the hostess takes an exhausted tone claiming to know nothing about it. No apology, basically doing everything she can to make sure I don't ever spend another dime in their empty at 8 on a Saturday Italian theme-park restaurant.

The food is fine and cheap if you're stuck in the limbo neighborhood of seventh avenue and the 20's, but you're never going to "plan" on this place for any reason. So why do they do they think they can have attitude? You sell seventeen dollar steaks. Relax.

Pros: Low prices, food is fine.

Cons: Very rude staff. Not worth the aggravation of speaking to any of these people.

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A little tip: It's a little known fact that Il Bastardo and Sette (which are directly next door to each other) LITERALLY share the same kitchen... So, go directly next door to Sette, instead of Il Bastardo if you care a ton about service. The menus are identical. The difference between the two? Service and atmosphere. Il Bastardo is larger and more modern looking, and the crowd tends to be a bit younger (people in their 20s). Sette on the other hand is a candle-lit, white-table-cloth restaurant with a decidedly more grown-up feel and clientele. Il Bastardo has hit-or-miss service. Last time I was there I had a lovely and attentive waiter. But, I once took my parents there, and the host was obnoxious. He was a total diva -- constantly shouting, making juvenile jokes, making fun of names on the reservation list, laughing at the highest volume you can imagine, and generally disrupting our meal (which thankfully was delcious). On another occasion, we had a spacey dingbat waitress. Whoever is hiring at Sette should take over and apply the same standards at Il Bastardo. At Sette, the waitstaff is consistently charming, attentive and socially appropriate!

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★★★★☆

A little tip: It's a little known fact that Il Bastardo and Sette (which are directly next door to each other) LITERALLY share the same kitchen... So, go directly next door to Sette, instead of Il Bastardo if you care a ton about service. The menus are identical. The difference between the two? Service and atmosphere. Il Bastardo is larger and more modern looking, and the crowd tends to be a bit younger (people in their 20s). Sette on the other hand is a candle-lit, white-table-cloth restaurant with a decidedly more grown-up feel and clientele. Il Bastardo has hit-or-miss service. Last time I was there I had a lovely and attentive waiter. But, I once took my parents there, and the host was obnoxious. He was a total diva -- constantly shouting, making juvenile jokes, making fun of names on the reservation list, laughing at the highest volume you can imagine, and generally disrupting our meal (which thankfully was delcious). On another occasion, we had a spacey dingbat waitress. Whoever is hiring at Sette should take over and apply the same standards at Il Bastardo. At Sette, the waitstaff is consistently charming, attentive and socially appropriate!

Pros: delicious filet mignon, rigatoni with eggplant, pera salad, etc., nice atmosphere

Cons: sometimes obnoxious or flaky service

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Honestly, last night was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a Manhattan restaurant, make that any restaurant, anywhere. We were subjected to the MOST obnoxious server I have ever encountered. He was angry about a table mix-up (the fault of the hostess & manager, not my friends and I), berated us repeatedly, and when he finally deigned to take our order after making us wait 30 minutes, informed the table, "You screwed me." It was outrageous, unbelievable, not to mention HOSTILE. I will never, ever set foot in this place again. If we had not been such a large party we would have left, but it would have been near-impossible finding a place on Halloween night in Chelsea. A tip: Le Zie is infinitely better, and close by...and sans rude Italian servers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, last night was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a Manhattan restaurant, make that any restaurant, anywhere. We were subjected to the MOST obnoxious server I have ever encountered. He was angry about a table mix-up (the fault of the hostess & manager, not my friends and I), berated us repeatedly, and when he finally deigned to take our order after making us wait 30 minutes, informed the table, "You screwed me." It was outrageous, unbelievable, not to mention HOSTILE. I will never, ever set foot in this place again. If we had not been such a large party we would have left, but it would have been near-impossible finding a place on Halloween night in Chelsea. A tip: Le Zie is infinitely better, and close by...and sans rude Italian servers.

Pros: Attractive space, good location in Chelsea

Cons: Outrageously rude Italian waiter - not worth the risk of horrific service

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After getting seated immediately, we proceeded to sit and wait at least 20 minutes before we were offered water and able to place our drink order. Then it took forever to finally receive our drinks and for our waiter to come back to take our food order. Salad was so-so, pasta was decent. Plates were never cleared after we finished each course and so after waiting around again, we finally managed to flag down someone so we could just get the check and go. The place wasn't crowded so we wouldn't go back for dinner based solely on the poor customer service. Maybe brunch is better there?

1
★★★☆☆

After getting seated immediately, we proceeded to sit and wait at least 20 minutes before we were offered water and able to place our drink order. Then it took forever to finally receive our drinks and for our waiter to come back to take our food order. Salad was so-so, pasta was decent. Plates were never cleared after we finished each course and so after waiting around again, we finally managed to flag down someone so we could just get the check and go. The place wasn't crowded so we wouldn't go back for dinner based solely on the poor customer service. Maybe brunch is better there?

Pros: food was ok

Cons: poor customer service

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Being that this is supposed to be a "steak restaurant & wine bar"....it was the worst steak I have had in a long time and the waiter knew very little about the wine list. They did nothing to pacify the inedible steak situation, which of course makes it all the worse. Absolutely no bar scene on a Thursday night? This is definately a "skip it"....

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★★☆☆☆

Being that this is supposed to be a "steak restaurant & wine bar"....it was the worst steak I have had in a long time and the waiter knew very little about the wine list. They did nothing to pacify the inedible steak situation, which of course makes it all the worse. Absolutely no bar scene on a Thursday night? This is definately a "skip it"....

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I ate here for dinner earlier this week and then came back for lunch today after seeing their amazing $15 fixed price lunch. You get a full sized appetizer and entree (same ones as off the dinner menu) and a dessert of the day. It's great food, a beautiful space and the service is fantastic. Definitely worth a try especially if you work or live in the area.

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★★★★☆

I ate here for dinner earlier this week and then came back for lunch today after seeing their amazing $15 fixed price lunch. You get a full sized appetizer and entree (same ones as off the dinner menu) and a dessert of the day. It's great food, a beautiful space and the service is fantastic. Definitely worth a try especially if you work or live in the area.

Pros: decor, food, service, that you can always get a table

Cons: ummmm...

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Highly recommend Il Bastardo for its food and service. Appetizers and dinner were reasonably priced and delicious. The service was friendly, prompt and conscientious. The atmosphere was very pleasant. While I am not a wine connisseur by any stretch, my impression is that wines are priced slightly higher than necessary. Regardless, it was a wonderful dinner.

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★★★★★

Highly recommend Il Bastardo for its food and service. Appetizers and dinner were reasonably priced and delicious. The service was friendly, prompt and conscientious. The atmosphere was very pleasant. While I am not a wine connisseur by any stretch, my impression is that wines are priced slightly higher than necessary. Regardless, it was a wonderful dinner.

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I have been to Il Bastardo twice and both times I enjoyed the meal. The staff is friendly and they know when to check in and when to back off. The food is great for the money. The decor is pretty cool. It's a chelsea spot so you'll see a lot of gay lovers gazing adoringly across the tables at one another -- so cute. It's a very true New York place too. You wont' see any flyover state people here (unless they came to live in NY). Overall the menu has tons of choices. I LOVE the grilled calamari appetizer and I suggest ordering two appetizers and one meal and then sharing - it's enough and you get to sample everything with room for drinks or dessert. Also there is a back room lounge area so this would be a greeat place for a large group.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to Il Bastardo twice and both times I enjoyed the meal. The staff is friendly and they know when to check in and when to back off. The food is great for the money. The decor is pretty cool. It's a chelsea spot so you'll see a lot of gay lovers gazing adoringly across the tables at one another -- so cute. It's a very true New York place too. You wont' see any flyover state people here (unless they came to live in NY). Overall the menu has tons of choices. I LOVE the grilled calamari appetizer and I suggest ordering two appetizers and one meal and then sharing - it's enough and you get to sample everything with room for drinks or dessert. Also there is a back room lounge area so this would be a greeat place for a large group.

Pros: great food, relaxed vibe, friendly staff

Cons: a bit loud

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Prices were fair, food was very good, service was OK. Less than inventive menu, but a solid experience none-the-less. Wine list was extesive, and Italian speaking waiters make for an ethnic experience.

1
★★★☆☆

Prices were fair, food was very good, service was OK. Less than inventive menu, but a solid experience none-the-less. Wine list was extesive, and Italian speaking waiters make for an ethnic experience.

Pros: Quality Decently Priced Food

Cons: Skip The Mozzrella and Tomato

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This is a great place to go with a group. The crowd is a bit loud, but you can definitely hear your dining mates across the table. The staff is very friendly and they're able to recommend the best wines for their dishes. This is one of the "better" group restaurants in the city. Meet your friends here. It's a nice setting with 2 sides.

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to go with a group. The crowd is a bit loud, but you can definitely hear your dining mates across the table. The staff is very friendly and they're able to recommend the best wines for their dishes. This is one of the "better" group restaurants in the city. Meet your friends here. It's a nice setting with 2 sides.

Pros: Great for groups

Cons: A little loud

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Me and my husband had reservations for new years eve at 11. When we got there (early I might add) they sat us very quickly. He had a margarita, and I had a grey goose martini, and OMIGOD I dont know if it was because of new years but that drink was sooooo huge. I was in an enormous maritini glass. I had the red snapper with roasted veggies, it was seasoned perfect. Then after we were done eating we went into the "lounge" and the DJ was nice enough to let me mix a song!!! Great place, very beautiful. I am definitely going again!!

2
★★★★★

Me and my husband had reservations for new years eve at 11. When we got there (early I might add) they sat us very quickly. He had a margarita, and I had a grey goose martini, and OMIGOD I dont know if it was because of new years but that drink was sooooo huge. I was in an enormous maritini glass. I had the red snapper with roasted veggies, it was seasoned perfect. Then after we were done eating we went into the "lounge" and the DJ was nice enough to let me mix a song!!! Great place, very beautiful. I am definitely going again!!

Pros: Beautiful atmosphere and people. Good drinks and food

Cons: None that I can think of. I had a blast.

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The food is just as good as the service, I most definetively recommend this place to anyone .The Brunch is good as the dinner ,A great surprise.I love evrytime a go there Brunch Lunch and Dinner.

2
★★★★★

The food is just as good as the service, I most definetively recommend this place to anyone .The Brunch is good as the dinner ,A great surprise.I love evrytime a go there Brunch Lunch and Dinner.

Pros: Food and service

Cons: Don't change PLEASE!!!!!!!

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Call this a trader to brunch itself. I walked into this tidy, smart looking, place after a long night of drinking to enjoy a friendly meal and a tall glass of orange juice. So I watched the orange juice that the menu boasted as fresh squeezed be poured from the oh so familiar Tropicana carton. When it was served to me I was delighted to find green surprises floating atop. As I looked for my waitress to fetch me a clean juice, I saw that she was busy taking shots with the bartender. Finally my drink was taken back, the juice poured out and refilled in the same glass from the same carton. I stayed positive because I knew the eggs Benedict would recover my dissatisfaction. . . First cut into the eggs revealed that the yolk was fully cooked and may just as well have made a hard boiled egg at home, and saved myself the trouble. The whole dirty mess tasted awful, and I couldn?t stomach more than one bite. Enough was enough, and I had no more patience; I asked for the bill, paid, and left to go get a real breakfast.

1
★★☆☆☆

Call this a trader to brunch itself. I walked into this tidy, smart looking, place after a long night of drinking to enjoy a friendly meal and a tall glass of orange juice. So I watched the orange juice that the menu boasted as fresh squeezed be poured from the oh so familiar Tropicana carton. When it was served to me I was delighted to find green surprises floating atop. As I looked for my waitress to fetch me a clean juice, I saw that she was busy taking shots with the bartender. Finally my drink was taken back, the juice poured out and refilled in the same glass from the same carton. I stayed positive because I knew the eggs Benedict would recover my dissatisfaction. . . First cut into the eggs revealed that the yolk was fully cooked and may just as well have made a hard boiled egg at home, and saved myself the trouble. The whole dirty mess tasted awful, and I couldn?t stomach more than one bite. Enough was enough, and I had no more patience; I asked for the bill, paid, and left to go get a real breakfast.

Pros: Nice layout

Cons: Terrible food and service

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Come here for dinner all the time. The staff is great. Order the crab cakes and calamari. The rissoto, skirt steak, stuffed chicken, filet mgnon and any pasta is a must. Yummy experience and really tasty Sangria. A must try! The decor is great too!!

2
★★★★★

Come here for dinner all the time. The staff is great. Order the crab cakes and calamari. The rissoto, skirt steak, stuffed chicken, filet mgnon and any pasta is a must. Yummy experience and really tasty Sangria. A must try! The decor is great too!!

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We went for dinner at "Il Bastardo" (What a strange name...) but we did not expect a Bastardo Service!! Everything went wrong....But DISGUSTING ESPRESSOS were on the house!! While reading the wine list we all started to laugh making jokes on who could have written it. Not even my son which is 2 years old could have written it that BADLY.....WE WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN.

1
★★★☆☆

We went for dinner at "Il Bastardo" (What a strange name...) but we did not expect a Bastardo Service!! Everything went wrong....But DISGUSTING ESPRESSOS were on the house!! While reading the wine list we all started to laugh making jokes on who could have written it. Not even my son which is 2 years old could have written it that BADLY.....WE WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN.

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Came here for a business lunch because I work in the area. It's only saving grace is the atmosphere and people-watching it provides. Don't come here for the food. I suggest ordering something simple, i.e. something hard to mess up, if you really want to eat here.

1
★★☆☆☆

Came here for a business lunch because I work in the area. It's only saving grace is the atmosphere and people-watching it provides. Don't come here for the food. I suggest ordering something simple, i.e. something hard to mess up, if you really want to eat here.

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I came here for brunch one Sunday afternoon and we enjoyed the food, but our waiter had such an attitude and was obviously not pleased that he had to be waiting tables. There were only about 6 tables so he wasn't very busy. A few weekends later I came back for brunch with about 5 people for brunch, and what do you know, we had the same waiter. We arrived at 3pm and brunch ends at 4. He told one member of our party they were out of several items on the brunch menu. When we were seated we were given the dinner menu. When we asked to see the brunch menu he gave me a snotty look and told me that he had already told us that there was no more brunch. They were out of food AND drinks. Obviously he just didn't want to serve a medium sized party at that time and the attitude he gave was horrendous. We actually got up and walked out. That is the only time I've ever done that. I will DEFINITELY NEVER BE GOING BACK.

1
★★★☆☆

I came here for brunch one Sunday afternoon and we enjoyed the food, but our waiter had such an attitude and was obviously not pleased that he had to be waiting tables. There were only about 6 tables so he wasn't very busy. A few weekends later I came back for brunch with about 5 people for brunch, and what do you know, we had the same waiter. We arrived at 3pm and brunch ends at 4. He told one member of our party they were out of several items on the brunch menu. When we were seated we were given the dinner menu. When we asked to see the brunch menu he gave me a snotty look and told me that he had already told us that there was no more brunch. They were out of food AND drinks. Obviously he just didn't want to serve a medium sized party at that time and the attitude he gave was horrendous. We actually got up and walked out. That is the only time I've ever done that. I will DEFINITELY NEVER BE GOING BACK.

Pros: Food, Brunch

Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE

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I've been at Il Bastardo many, many times after discovering it in a downpour one night. I've been hooked ever since. The wine list is amazing and the staff is courteous and will do their best to make you happy. Whether you are there with friends or on a date, the restaurant is amazing and I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

I've been at Il Bastardo many, many times after discovering it in a downpour one night. I've been hooked ever since. The wine list is amazing and the staff is courteous and will do their best to make you happy. Whether you are there with friends or on a date, the restaurant is amazing and I highly recommend it.

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I truly expected more. I have been past this place several times, and thought I would give it a try. The food is OK, but the service is slow, and the people have a difficult time understanding English. I am not sure where the woman who served us is from but she mixed up our order and clearly did not seem to care or have the authority to correct it. The lack of management was obvious.

1
★★★☆☆

I truly expected more. I have been past this place several times, and thought I would give it a try. The food is OK, but the service is slow, and the people have a difficult time understanding English. I am not sure where the woman who served us is from but she mixed up our order and clearly did not seem to care or have the authority to correct it. The lack of management was obvious.

Pros: OK FOOD

Cons: Service, manager (or lack of one)

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My friends and I recently had a party in the private back room of Il Bastardo. We had a wonderful experience interacting with the friendly manager who walked us through the process. We had an intimate and amazing night that would have cost a fortune anywhere else. It truly is one of the best secret party spots in the city.

2
★★★★★

My friends and I recently had a party in the private back room of Il Bastardo. We had a wonderful experience interacting with the friendly manager who walked us through the process. We had an intimate and amazing night that would have cost a fortune anywhere else. It truly is one of the best secret party spots in the city.

Pros: back room

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We recently had brunch at this establishment with two other couples and I have to say I was majorly dissapointed with the service and how we were treated. Our server (after 4 reminders) finally got around to getting our cocktail orders during the meal (at a time when the establishment was not full). While the meal was tasty we were not happy with the service and showed our discord in the small tip left. It was at this point the the server and manager confronted us on the sidewalk of the restaurant. The manger then told us (without accessing what our displeasure with the service had been), that "we were not welcomed to come back to his restaurant"....Judging from the service that we received, I didn't think were welcomed the first time.

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★☆☆☆☆

We recently had brunch at this establishment with two other couples and I have to say I was majorly dissapointed with the service and how we were treated. Our server (after 4 reminders) finally got around to getting our cocktail orders during the meal (at a time when the establishment was not full). While the meal was tasty we were not happy with the service and showed our discord in the small tip left. It was at this point the the server and manager confronted us on the sidewalk of the restaurant. The manger then told us (without accessing what our displeasure with the service had been), that "we were not welcomed to come back to his restaurant"....Judging from the service that we received, I didn't think were welcomed the first time.

Cons: Poor Service, Inempt Management

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Everything from the service and food to the ambiance has been consistantly a great experience! I have entertained many clients at this establishment who have also gone back for more. The bar is also a great hang with a comprehensive wine list and attentive service!

2
★★★★★

Everything from the service and food to the ambiance has been consistantly a great experience! I have entertained many clients at this establishment who have also gone back for more. The bar is also a great hang with a comprehensive wine list and attentive service!

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I recently stopped by Il Bastardo for a quick drink thursday night. My quick drink ended up turning into a pretty late night at "The Bastard." The bartenders there are extremely friendly and know how to make great drinks. Luckily, I decided to try some of their food while I was there. The risotto was excellent. The dish was surprisingly big. I was only able to eat half! I am definitely coming back soon!

2
★★★★★

I recently stopped by Il Bastardo for a quick drink thursday night. My quick drink ended up turning into a pretty late night at "The Bastard." The bartenders there are extremely friendly and know how to make great drinks. Luckily, I decided to try some of their food while I was there. The risotto was excellent. The dish was surprisingly big. I was only able to eat half! I am definitely coming back soon!

Pros: Good Food and Drinks, Friendly Staff, Cool Dining Room

Cons: None

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Since their doors opened Il Bastardo has never disappointed me the many times I stopped by. This is somewhere I bring clients and friends alike. David behind the bar will mix you up the most tasty and fresh cocktails while sporting a beautiful smile and personality. I do not eat red meat, however everything else from seafood to pasta that I have tried has always gone beyond my expectations. They are a wonderful addition to an exceptional neighborhood. Stop by, you will not be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

Since their doors opened Il Bastardo has never disappointed me the many times I stopped by. This is somewhere I bring clients and friends alike. David behind the bar will mix you up the most tasty and fresh cocktails while sporting a beautiful smile and personality. I do not eat red meat, however everything else from seafood to pasta that I have tried has always gone beyond my expectations. They are a wonderful addition to an exceptional neighborhood. Stop by, you will not be disappointed.

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From the moment you walk in everyone makes you feel at home (if only home could be this good). Try the mixed grill and caprese at the bar with a wonderful selection of Italian varietals; you will love the experience. At the tables, we have enjoyed the steak and scallops seared to perfection. Antonio is our favorite server. But they are all good people.

2
★★★★★

From the moment you walk in everyone makes you feel at home (if only home could be this good). Try the mixed grill and caprese at the bar with a wonderful selection of Italian varietals; you will love the experience. At the tables, we have enjoyed the steak and scallops seared to perfection. Antonio is our favorite server. But they are all good people.

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We dined here last weekend and loved every moment of the experience from when we entered the door. Our server, a native of Napoli, was gracious and knowledgeable about the food. The wine list is extensive, with many Italian varietals you can't find in other restaurants. And well priced! Many bottles run around the 30-40$ range. The Ravioli ala Vodka is superb and my date had the Filetto di tonno and was equally impressed. We tried a Key Lime Pie martini afterwards and were in cocktail heaven. Great Food, Great People, Great Place!

2
★★★★★

We dined here last weekend and loved every moment of the experience from when we entered the door. Our server, a native of Napoli, was gracious and knowledgeable about the food. The wine list is extensive, with many Italian varietals you can't find in other restaurants. And well priced! Many bottles run around the 30-40$ range. The Ravioli ala Vodka is superb and my date had the Filetto di tonno and was equally impressed. We tried a Key Lime Pie martini afterwards and were in cocktail heaven. Great Food, Great People, Great Place!

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Not Too Expensive!

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I was referred to Il Bastardo by a friend who has become a regular. My friends and I went there last week for one of their birthdays. The food was great with lot's of variety and service was really friendly and fun. It was nice to actually see Italians work and eat in an Italian restaurant. I highly recommend the skirt steak! The scene was Chelsea trendy and we were not rushed and really got to enjoy our night out. I have definately found my new favorite place for dinner and with its large bar for hanging out on the weekends.

2
★★★★★

I was referred to Il Bastardo by a friend who has become a regular. My friends and I went there last week for one of their birthdays. The food was great with lot's of variety and service was really friendly and fun. It was nice to actually see Italians work and eat in an Italian restaurant. I highly recommend the skirt steak! The scene was Chelsea trendy and we were not rushed and really got to enjoy our night out. I have definately found my new favorite place for dinner and with its large bar for hanging out on the weekends.

Pros: trendy, great menu, good service

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Went for Sunday Brunch at 1:00PM. The lovely restaurant was virtually empty - which is hard to understand because for $15.00 we had great food and unlimited Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's. I had the pancakes and my friend had the asparagus fritatta. Both were delicious. What a great addition to the neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

Went for Sunday Brunch at 1:00PM. The lovely restaurant was virtually empty - which is hard to understand because for $15.00 we had great food and unlimited Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's. I had the pancakes and my friend had the asparagus fritatta. Both were delicious. What a great addition to the neighborhood.

Pros: Great food, Well-priced, Lovely dining room.

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Popped into this restaurant with a friend on a whim for dinner, with no to low expectations. I expected more style and substance, but was surprised to find the service very attentive and the food very well prepared. A great surprise. I prefer the tables in the back room with exposed brick which provides a wonderful ambience. And the waiters are cuter than cute, but also good at what they do. Il Bastardo is my new love child.

2
★★★★★

Popped into this restaurant with a friend on a whim for dinner, with no to low expectations. I expected more style and substance, but was surprised to find the service very attentive and the food very well prepared. A great surprise. I prefer the tables in the back room with exposed brick which provides a wonderful ambience. And the waiters are cuter than cute, but also good at what they do. Il Bastardo is my new love child.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Menu

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The skirt steak was excellent -- it had a delicate seasoning that made it taste great. In addition, the fish of the day was perfectly prepared and served with a nice amount of frites and vegetables. The cocktails were great and they have an extensive wine selection. All in all, it's a place with a great vibe, really good service and excellent food.

2
★★★★★

The skirt steak was excellent -- it had a delicate seasoning that made it taste great. In addition, the fish of the day was perfectly prepared and served with a nice amount of frites and vegetables. The cocktails were great and they have an extensive wine selection. All in all, it's a place with a great vibe, really good service and excellent food.

Pros: Food, Cocktails, Service

Cons: Too noisy

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I dined with a friend at Il Bastardo yesterday and I must say it was wonderful. I asked to speak with the Chef, Joseph Cacace and wound up having a wonderful conversation about Wine, Food and Film! (I wish we could have spoken longer, but I'll be back)
I had a Strip Steak, perfectly cooked with a nice little salad of greens and baby vegetables. My friend had the grilled Red Snapper, which was fresh and really flavorful.
We also split a special pasta entree (I know, pigs!) which the Chef recommended, which was a pasta gratin with pancetta topped with herbed bread crumbs and a bit of white truffle. WOW !!

2
★★★★★

I dined with a friend at Il Bastardo yesterday and I must say it was wonderful. I asked to speak with the Chef, Joseph Cacace and wound up having a wonderful conversation about Wine, Food and Film! (I wish we could have spoken longer, but I'll be back)
I had a Strip Steak, perfectly cooked with a nice little salad of greens and baby vegetables. My friend had the grilled Red Snapper, which was fresh and really flavorful.
We also split a special pasta entree (I know, pigs!) which the Chef recommended, which was a pasta gratin with pancetta topped with herbed bread crumbs and a bit of white truffle. WOW !!

Pros: Food, Room, Wine

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The ambiance of this place is amazing, the food is just as good, the bar scene is terrific, I will be back this week!

2
★★★★★

The ambiance of this place is amazing, the food is just as good, the bar scene is terrific, I will be back this week!

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I recently went to dine at IL BASTARDO restaurant (steakhouse) and i have to say that i was impressed with the service, and the food was extremely delicious. I most definetively recommend this place to anyone that's looking for good service, great food, nice ambience at reasonable prices!!

2
★★★★★

I recently went to dine at IL BASTARDO restaurant (steakhouse) and i have to say that i was impressed with the service, and the food was extremely delicious. I most definetively recommend this place to anyone that's looking for good service, great food, nice ambience at reasonable prices!!

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This Italian restaurant's setting is futuristically-rustic; if fact, you may be more into the decor at first than the menu. Once you tear yourself away from the views and the trendy faces, you'll enjoy the equally pleasing Italian fare.…

 

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