136 Division St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Ludlow St.
By bhans on 10/22/2010
this has become a favorite restaurant. the food has been consistently good, the atmosphere wonderful (especially downstairs) and the staff is attentive and nice. we've returned again and again. highly recommend
By shourec on 9/27/2010
Once again I must say....Great place! Decor is fabulous, the food is amazingly tasteful and the staff is friendly. It's located near the F train so it's fairly easy to get to. I've eaten @ Bacaro several times and usual it's a moderate amount of people that dine in the restaurant from my experience but the last time I was there, it was apparently more busy than my friends & I had noticed. We were told by the hostess that we would have a 30 minute wait which unfortunately turned into an hour and a half. Every half hour after that, we were told it would probably be another 30 minutes. On our last attempt of asking when she might expect an open table, her response was "whenever one opens up."....wack! I totally understand restaurants can't rush patrons from their seat but the hostess should had been a bit more honest & realistic with her time assessment. Me & my friends were staaaarving by the time we finally sat down & those type of responses are totally unacceptable. It made me look pretty bad. Then lastly, we receive our dinner rolls which were very very hard. I let our server know and he basically told me that's all they got.....another bummer. Hey....to be fair....I may have caught them on a bad night & this won't stop me from going back. But just beware of the place when it's patron heavy. They don't seem to be so fluid under pressure. You might have a loooong wait.
By lordmerde on 3/17/2010
can't disagree with other reviewers on the atmosphere: they spent some serious money on this place and it shows. too bad it ends right there. food is below average and quite expensive, wines are ... something you'd find at a supermarket in Italy for a couple of Euros.
By missv on 1/28/2010
i came to bacaro recently with a group of 10 for a friends birthday. the atmosphere of the place is truly special - nice soft lighting, cozy nooks in the dungenous basement, gorgeous chandelier in the upstairs bar area. the server was attentive, charming, patient and helpful. we drank 4 bottles of excellent wine and ate pretty much everythng off the menu. faves were: stuffed artichoke, spicy meatballs, octops salad and fried rice balls from the appetizers and gnocci, pork shank and lasagne from the entrees. all of the desserts were fabulous but especially the tiramisu (not generally a fan) and the panna cotta. i will definitely go back there - great for a date, entertaining family/out of town guests or just a delicious meal and good glass of wine any old time.
By Bomby on 8/10/2009
I really do not understand some of the reviews written here, because this RESTAURANT is great, the food is fenomenal, price wise, decor, quality, everything. GREAT PLACE.
By shoestringfries on 7/16/2009
To look at, the place is lovely; cozy and intimate. As soon as both the wine list and menu required further explanation, I became slightly suspect. When it took the bartender four different wines before he gave me something I just settled on b/c I couldn't be bothered anymore, I knew things were not looking good. We ordered five appetizers and shared. The fried rice balls, baked asparagus and egg, anchovy and string bean salad, stuffed artichoke, octopus and potato salad. Of the lot, the fried rice balls was the only decent offering. The baked asparagus and egg was completely unseasoned with the egg arriving raw, the string beans (w/ the anchovies) were completely uncooked; absolutely raw, the artichoke was the opposite-cooked gray with a very loosely interpreted "stuffing," and the octopus was very clearly not fresh-it should never have been served. Both "salads" were served in a pool of olive oil. The anchovy salad had an entire raw clove of garlic in it. To boot (excuse the pun), I was quite sick this morning. Don't waste your time or your health on this one.
By cunningmoves on 7/15/2009
great space, but they should give it to a real chef let's hope the recession sweeps this away..
By carmonaville on 6/24/2009
My wife and I found this place on recommendation of a bartender down the street and loved it! Great atmosphere, tasty food, excellent wines + super nice staff. Would recommend this to my pickiest friends! This place is super cool. On the way out try the chamomile grappa - and good night captain...
By dumperty on 2/19/2009
Ambiance ten out of ten. The food was lacking though and i got the worst poisoning I've had in 15 years. Wonderful to look at but food hygiene has to be of paramount importance doesn't it?
By liam27 on 9/8/2008
Went there with two friends without reservation on saturday night for late diner (10ish) After a drink at the bar upstairs while waiting for a table, we were sitted at the table for 6...where 3 other people were already dining: you like or not, it wasn t a problem for me. The atmosphere is great, the decor is very interesting looking like a wine cave. The menu is not very diversified but quite consistent with the place and the concept of a bacaro. The only probem i had with the restaurant was the food: I had a frito misto: fried vegetables and seefood and it got me my first food poisoning! My friend who had Cod was really desapointed as well and did not feel good. My friend who had the risotto was ok with the dish. What do you think about a restaurant/wine bar that cannot deliver for the food? Stick to what you know best: be a wine bar. Thus, this place is great for a drink to avoid for a diner with friends...