Il Bastardo’s Address: 191 7th Ave. New York, NY 10011 (near 21st St. – Chelsea)
Il Bastardo’s Phone Number: (212) 675-5980
Il Bastardo, in Chelsea, is one of my favorite brunch spots to hit up on lazy summer afternoons. The relaxed crowd, sexy atmosphere, outdoor seating and unlimited drinks make it the perfect restaurant to park yourself in the sun and chill out with friends for a few hours. Other than being great for a boozy brunch and eating outside, it’s also a good place for groups, lunch, casual dates, girls’ dinners, business meals, people watching and small bites.
Good For Boozy Brunch: Il Bastardo’s brunch menu includes a $45 deal which will buy you one entree and unlimited Mimosas, Champagne or Bloody Marys. Considering those drinks usually run you around $12-$15, it’s an amazing deal if you’re planning to drink until you forget the week you’ve just survived.
Good For Girls’ Dinners: True, it’s located in Chelsea so if you’re looking to meet guys, this is probably not the place to head out for a night. But it’s in a great, centrally located area – so if the plan involves a real girls-only night out, go for it here.
Good For Outdoor Seating: There’s a decent amount of space outside and the front windows open wide so, even if you can’t snag a seat in the sun, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying the summertime breeze. Plus, it’s right on 7th Ave. which means the people watching is incredible.
Good For Groups: The space isn’t huge but, regardless, it’s a good restaurant for groups during brunch, lunch or dinner. Plus, there’s a private dining room for birthday/anniversary/I don’t want to see anyone because I’m wasted occasions.