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Il Bastardo

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191 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1811 (Between 21st & 22nd)
+1 212-675-5980
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17:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 12:00
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Boston, MA
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined solo here, and while I was the only one doing so, I felt completely comfortable at all times. The room is large and therefore a little loud, but the atmosphere is friendly. The room is a bit on the dark side--some folks at neighboring tables needed their phone flashlights to read the menu. The bread and oil was disappointing--the... More 

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Thank jbrown68
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been trying restaurants throughout Chelsea to be our go-to dinner spot since we both began working in NYC. After being overcharged for mediocre food, rushed along to make room for an 8:00 seating, and faced its bizarre blaring music, we finally found the perfect spot, Il Bastardo. We just had our third dinner here and see many more in... More 

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Thank Rosetwig
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time dining here to celebrate my friend's birthday. Sat at the bar and enjoyed several really good happy hour margaritas. The bartender was very nice and attentive. We shared the four cheeses pizza and tiramisu, they both were divine! The huge chandeliers in this place is gorgeous. Will definitely return to try some more delights!

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Thank Charles W
Colonia, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

After a great win in the tournament a few fellow Seton Hall fans and I went to dinner to celebrate. We continued our "high" at this restaurant. The drinks were creative and nicely presented. I had a Blackberry Mint Margarita. It was not overly sweet or minty. Just the right combination of the two. Our appetizers and dinners were visually... More 

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Thank barbo4bp
Belmar, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Il Bastardo is a sort-of half restaurant-half bar place. The back dining room is more intimate; the front shares the bar and is more interesting. Big picture windows open onto the sidewalk for outdoor dining, weather permitting. The place is very casual and the service is friendly and quite good. The Bolognese sauce was superb, compensating for the slightly overcooked... More 

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Thank Dave S
Pittsford
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food was excellent. Had fried calamari as an appetizer and eggplant lasagna was amazing! Very hot temperature also which i really like. Companions had chicken dishes which were also enjoyed. Prices not too expensive especially for NYC. Will go back!

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Thank micromom21
White Plains, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Il Bastardo was recommended to me by a family friend and I cannot thank him enough for the tip. I went here last week with a large group for dinner. They were able to accommodate almost 15 people comfortably at a large table. The 3-course prix fixe menu is perfect and very reasonably priced for the area. All of the... More 

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Thank SurfGirl816
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We went to II Bastardo Restaurant in Manhattan because the original one we had intended to eat at was too busy. This restaurant was a few steps down the avenue and we noticed the name when we originally walked by it. It's the Italian word for "an illegitimate child"! We liked the look of the place and went in. It... More 

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Thank NYCborn1944
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A nice, neighborhood style place with good food and decent service. The bruschetta was among the best we've had, and the chicken parm and gnocchi bolognese were just right. We had two appetizers, two dinners and three drinks for $106 plus tip, decent for the neighborhood. We waited just a bit too long between courses, but that annoyance was offset... More 

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Thank Rosetwig
NJ
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for the prix fixe lunch so many options. Food was delicious - can I rave about their mozzarella caprese with fresh august tomatoes and real creamy on the inside mozzarella? Then rigatoni with eggplant and ricotta salata - scrumptious! House wine is only $5 a glass. It doesn't get better than this for lunch. Can't believe the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 12:00
Monday
17:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 12:00
Thursday
17:00 - 12:00
Friday
17:00 - 12:00
Saturday
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1811
    (Between 21st & 22nd)
  • Public Transportation: E train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-675-5980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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