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$31 - $40
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Italian
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Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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Chelsea
0.5 miles from Madison Square Garden
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

I don't ever write reviews but I will write a review on any website I can find to deter others from wasting their time and going to this place! I wish I can give ZERO stars but trip advisor doesn't allow that. STAY AWAY FROM...THIS PLACE!! This establishment and its employees are super unprofessional! Horrible service, sole purpose of this place is to drink. Not only was the food served cold! they LOST/STOLE my $300 coat in coat check!!!!! I've tried numerous times calling even emailing to get some form of compensation to no avail!! Not even a refund for the mandatory coat check fee! I have yet to receive an apology or anything!! Incredible I really can't believe after spending hundreds of dollars with my party at this establishment, my coat gets lost and they just brush me off. AGAIN, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BELONGINGS BEING STOLEN AND ROBBED!!! Beyond disgusted with my experience at Il Bastardo and it's employees!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

I went here for my 33rd birthday, and had a blast and danced the night away (well actually 2 hours, but same thing! lol) Food: decent, but their syrup for the chicken and waffles was thick like molasses. The food wasn't that hot either. The...waiter wasn't as attentive as i'm accustomed to, but why should he be when his gratuity is included? Lastly, the administrative fee is surely to cover the expense of the "complimentary" bottle you're given. BUT the DJ's were dope, ambiance great, and was a great vibe. 6 ppl and the bill was $540. All the decent food options have a $10 upcharge.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

The whole experience is DISGUSTING! It really is the worst brunch and brunch experience I have ever had in my life. Lets start with the temperature, they probably keep it at 80 degrees or try to save not turning on the AC. It is truly...disgusting people sweating and the body smell (reminds me of an underground gym)! Food is mediocre at best. No taste whatsoever and half of my party received cold food. Also, note that is NOT UNLIMITED drinks, they'll present you with a room temperature bottle and you are on your own after that. The "party ambiance" is really SAD although the music is good it had MAYBE 15 people dancing while feeding their social media (oh, because is such a fun and classy place right? Pleaase!!) My favorite part was the bill! As mentioned by innumerous reviewers most of the menu has an upcharge of $10. The nerves!!! The food is already mediocre as it is no need to pay extra for nothing. Anyway, back to the bill be aware they will hit you with a couple charges...gratuity is added automatically which is fine but they will sneak in there a $23.00 ADMINISTRATION FEE. Really? Administration fee for what? For keeping the temperature at 80 degrees and serving waterdown, warm drinks? If you enjoy spending $100 for warm, water down drinks, saggy tasteless and cold food then this is your place! Now I understand why was so easy to make a reservation last minute and place was literally more than half empty. Never againMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Went here for a friend’s birthday brunch. They have pre fixe menus priced between $45-$100 which was great. Everyone can choose which pre fixe option they wanted. You also get your own bottle of champagne, rose, mimosa or Bellini. Music and food was really good....It’s a nice brunch restaurant if you are looking to eat, drink and dance with friends or family.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

This place was a waste. We made reservations for my cousins birthday a month in advance. When I spoke to the person who took the reservations they told me i have 20 minutes prior to my reservations time to decorate my table. I get there...they say that’s not the case. They didn’t want to seat us till my party was all there when they stated to me prior I only needed half the party there. They eventually seated us and told us they ran out of bottles. How can you be a restaurant who’s main attraction is for each person to have their own individual bottle then say you ran out. Unacceptable. They ended up giving us a two for one special for everyone in our group but it still wasn’t what we wanted smfh. Then they didn’t provide the balloons they claim they give u for the birthday person until half way thru after we made a fuss. Our waiter had to ask the manager first what is that?? The food was not great at all and they charge u extra for all the decent food options. Our waitress took forever with everything and the dj kept playing the same songs over and over. Will not b returning.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Okay first let me start off by saying this place is way better than the reviews give it credit for. Lots of these reviews are saying it’s not worth it, but if you’re reading this-it so is! it is a fun club in the middle...of the day with performers, fun energy and fast service . It deff is worth it if you are skeptical like I was! It’s lots of fun with your friends having good fun time. The energy is great in here. My one caveat is that they r super strict w their timing rule, if you reservation is at 2 than your two hour time frame starts at 2, even if the coat check line is unorganized and over25 minutes long. We were upset as by time we checked our coats it was 2:30, and we had until 4! This bothered us so much, why would waste $100to chug chAmpagne super fast then get kicked out ? Soo I wish they had better rules for their seating dining and/or figured out a super fast efficient coat check. Thankfully someone gave us an extra 30 minutes because we complained. So future brunch goers, if you have 2 pm spot you should get there at 1:50 all of you so you have ample time, unless it’s summer than I guess no coat check :)More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

If an overpriced club is your thing, then you'll have fun. For $75 I got a bottle of mimosa I didn't drink and salty omelette. It would have cost me an extra $10 for a blend chicken sandwich. $20 extra per shot, for 1shot. The...server kept passing food over my shoulder as if I was invisible. Music was good but very loud.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Absolute horrible experience. Extremely overpriced, disgusting food, loud music & aggressive bouncers. Further action will be taken against this place.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Ive never gone for anything but brunch but it is a good time. The food is good and the drink special is cool. It can get a bit aggressive on the weekends with shows and the like

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

I had dinner with my friend service was good. But actually my food was little bit salty. Over all good price and food quality.

Date of visit: February 2018
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