Bobo Restaurant
Bobo Restaurant

Bobo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bobonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124882626x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner
    Monday: 6.00pm - 10pm
    Tuesday-Wednesday: 6pm - 11pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 6pm - 12am
    Sunday: 5pm - 10pm

    Brunch
    Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 3pm

    Bar
    Monday-Friday: 5pm - 2am
    Saturday: 11am - 2am
    Sunday: 12pm - 12am

    **Spring Hours: The Garden will remain open on the weekends all day, from 11am-11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Cedric Tovar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Contact events@bobonyc.com for inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have many private dining options at Bobo. Our garden seats up to 34 for dinner and 45 for drinks. Our main dining room fits up to 58 for dinner and up to 75 for canapes and cocktails. Both our restaurant and bar areas can also be hired for the right party.
  • Private Party Contact: Grace Gilroy 8779291718
  • Special Events: Contact events@bobonyc.com for inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Avenue South
  • Public Transit: 1 train to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq. and A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Half a block away:

    TRAVELERS GARAGE
    160 W 10th St
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 929-3041
A word from Bobo Restaurant
Breathing new life into a hundred year old brownstone in the West Village, Bobo hums with the excited din of a dinner party. Bobo is a clubhouse for spirited grown-ups to enjoy soulful seasonal French food in a fantasy townhouse setting that marries European elegance and romance with New York’s downtown energy. Chef Cedric Tovar’s (Daniel, Peacock Alley, Town) menus offer a contemporary take on seasonal French classics that celebrate our region’s best ingredients, from same-day fish and shellfish from the shores of Long Island, to heritage duck and heirloom produce from the Hudson Valley.

Bobo is open for dinner nightly, happy hour, and brunch on the weekends. The bar serves seasonal cocktails and sustainably produced wines from family-owned vineyards. The restaurant was designed by Dekar and spans several floors of our elegant and funky house, offering a cohesive blend of environments, including a garden, main dining room, and rooftop terrace, for a range of occasions.
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Bobo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)romantic (64)fit for foodies (57)special occasion (51)great for outdoor dining (46)notable wine list (23)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (13)late-night find (10)hot spot (10)great for lunch (5)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Small portion / not fine cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went to BOBO Restaurant twice, the first time because friends from France wanted to try, they found the place nice so we stayed to eat. We were disappointed since it was expensive regarding the small portion. We decide to go back two years later….the same. Expensive, the food is not fine cuisine, desert super small and it is $12 so really it not worse it at all. We are french so we know about small quantities but still….
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  • I love this place
    llk1021VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fun, funky, friendly and delicious. Absolutely perfect for a special night. Wear what you want, laugh as loud as you like, there's no attitude here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chesky
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was a five star experince for our anniversary across the board!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    ... i LOVE this place - always have - its one of the coolest restaurants in nyc - all those insufferable trendy nightmare restaurants in the same neighborhood don't hold a candle. weirdly - it's never loud or crowded, The space is odd - someone's living room, basement bar scene, outdoor terrace - all of it...romantic . They get it right with the temp. and the lighting. The service is impeccable but not cloying. the wine list is intelligent. the food is solid - it's not out of this world - but its tasty. if this places closed or got re discovered, i'd kill myself. last note: its one of the best first date restaurants,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    EEriksen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was perfect (not hovering, but attentive;) the food was very good (we had fish;) and the drinks were outstanding. The upstairs also had a very nice ambience for couples. Overall, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-
    econoinkerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was terrific--creative and intensely flavored. The ravioli appetizer was amazing. It took a while for the receptionist to appear, but after that the service was prompt and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food Lovely ambience
    liseV
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great meal from beginning to end. Was a recommendation from a foodie friend and went to celebrate another friend's birthday along with my lively 83 yr old mom. We sat upstairs in the garden and it was as if we were transported out of NY to a roof garden oasis. The food was very good and the wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Owner or front of the house person sat at our table and we had an unexpectedly relaxed but in depth conversation. Will come back for drinks at the upper bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good outdoor dining
    EdNYC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Try to get a spot in the backyard, it's a cute place to have your meal. Indoors might be a bit tricky to climb the steps.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobo's was a great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Every year my wife and I try to find a new and unique restaurant for us to treat the other to on our birthdays. This year I discovered Bobo's and it fit the bill perfectly. We started with wine & oysters at the bar during Happy Hour, excellent. We then moved to our table outside, past the second floor dining room. The décor and feel of the rooms was cozy and nostalgic. My wife doesn't eat meat (but she does enjoy everything else including seafood), and was pleasantly surprised by the number of offerings that meet her tastes. We tried three appetizers and I had the special hanger steak which was delicious. Our waiter recommended an excellent red and white wine for us and was a pleasure to deal with. Overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Fantastic!
    Suze
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was delicious down to the bread and butter. The maitre d, Alex, did everything to make us comfortable and happy. Have recommended to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still, it's all about food.
    JustFolksVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service here is superb and the ambience nicely romantic. The problem is that the food is mediocre.
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  • beautiful restaurant!
    APChefVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is such a beautiful restaurant! We were sat upstairs in the 2nd floor dining room. It reminded us of the pretty, Gothic places of New Orleans. The food was really great! We had the gazpacho, tuna tartar, duo of duck and steak frites. For dessert the apple cobbler and the "mars" bar. Quality ingredients, nice presentation, and perfectly seasoned. Great neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre Jazz
    JazzandFoodFan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you're going to the Village Vanguard (around teh orner) or Smalls (next door), this is a terrific place to go for an early dinner before the show. When we went Happy Hour was from 5-7 PM, with a nice selection of wines at $ 6 per glass. The pre-theater prix fixe dinner was $ 35 for 3 courses, so it's a great deal for value.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Not that large but quite a few gems. Great for wine enthusiasts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great newcomer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ate at Bobo for the second time. Loved it both times. Sat in the garden room which was very pleasant. Food is excellent, even for the West Village which has high standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as usual
    Ddubs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely ambiance, great food and superb service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy west village spot
    Sable
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been here before and love the ambiance as well as the food. The duck was excellent and I tried the hangar steak which was the special. It was a bit bland, but the Mars Bars dessert made up for it....heaven. Nice wine selections as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Dining Area
    Print2Eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have been here twice and I must say the food is incredible! 28 day aged beef cooked to perfection! I must say that the service was beyond incredible as my small party of two was taken care of by 3 staff members and the manager himself. It was the Manager that set the tone for the rest and I own my own business and I must say that good service starts at the top and trickles down and they made me feel like i was at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go for the prix fixe brunch
    Robin25VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They have a prix fixe brunch that includes a cocktail, entree, banana bread, fruit, juice, coffee or tea for $35. We were never offered any of the last 3 items (bill was put down with a "thank you, pay whenever you're ready" when our entrees were cleared). The banana bread consisted of 2 tiny cubes per person and the fruit was a small bunch of grapes. Deducting the prices of the 2 cocktails and the 2 entrees, the little saucer-sized dish of banana bread cubes and grapes cost $9 for the 2 of us and were not very good or interesting at that. That said, the entrees were good - I had crab cakes benedict and they made an eggs florentine for my vegetarian daughter.
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  • Very Disappointed
    jlf0811
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to Bobo on August 8th with our parents to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Since this was a special occasion, we specifically stated this when making our reservation. While the restaurant was beautiful and we had a lovely table in the garden, the food was only okay and the service left something to be desired. Our waiter behaved as if he was an actor on stage and his performance was oozing of insincerity. The dinner took forever to arrive and when it finally did the portions were tiny and not great. I would definitely NOT recommend this restaurant. What a disappointment.
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  • Great service by candlelight
    Upaddie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Higher pricing than comparable menus but considering the beautiful decor, excellent service (from Michel), and fresh food, it was worth the treat foru girflriend's birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • treated like a KING
    bobo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really, I love this place! We had a Martini (only Chopin, Stoli, or Tito's - no Grey-Goose or Kettle-One) on the roof, then went dinner, seated right in front of fireplace (oh! if it was wintertime!) looking forward to it! Mark, our waiter, was EXCELLENT! We ordered 2 fresh oysters apps., 1 raw & 1 cooked. Mark suggested we take the raw first & then follow with fried. I agree, the night was young, only 6:30 and I predicted, that by 7 the place would be swamped with people! Get there early if you can! The BoBo Bouillabaisse was excellent, probably favorite, my date had the Dungess Crab pasta and the plates went empty, soaked up by bread & olive-oil balsamic on the table. Nice place. My highest recommendations! Cheers! mark@tubemuseum.org
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely French Style Dinner at Bobo
    PaolaMilan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had a romantic dinner with my husband at Bobo. Waiters are very gentle, table truly chic dressed, lovely food and wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great attention, great cuisine
    Group4
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First class restaurant and first class profesionals. Strongly recomended We will come back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine
    Legaleater
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was having trouble finding a wine by the glass when the manager came over to help. He could not have been more gracious I tried at least six wines before I found one I enjoyed, he kept asking if I wished to try others even though most restaurants would not have been as accommodating and I not feeling as being annoying. The outside roof restaurant was great and much quieter than inside. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HungryHungryHippoVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Particularly enjoyed the risotto with scallops and the duck. The marz barre dessert was also fantastic.
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  • BOBO WAS DELIGHTFUL
    enjoyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    FROM THE TOWNHOUSE SETTING AND DECOR TO THE FOOD AND SERVICE. IT WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE DINING EXPERIENCE. WE DEFINITELY WILL FREQUENT THIS RESTAURANT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was a great find for taking my clients too. I'm not from New York so it's always hard to know if I've made a good choice, this definitely was. The outdoor terrace is really lovely. Service from our waiter was perfect and the wine list is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The outside dining area is lovely. Very convenient to Barrow St. theater.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Bwhite
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Staff including the mixologist behind the bar were all excellent. It's the attention to detail that they show that makes them a cut above the rest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time spectacular!
    JzMag
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Came in to NYC for an anniversary weekend and found BoBo on the internet and it looked good plus we wanted to tryout the West Village. Both did not disappoint. We were seated upstairs in an ecclectic well appointed room that was quiet even when full. Mark, our waiter was culinarily informed, attentive and personable without being overbearing. In the end, the food stole the show. It was all excellent. I had the duck and it was crispy on the outside and prepared perfectly within. My wife's dish was also very good. Great gastronomical experience. Walked the neighborhood after dinner. Very cool.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Birthday Meal
    metaphorical
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Took my sweetie here for her birthday. Fantastic, personable service and an excellent meal, with our waiter happy to make on-the-mark drink and dish recommendations (I only wished my bouillabaisse was a bit bigger!). Steak au poivre was cooked to perfection, with plentiful crisp frites. Brussels sprout and bacon appetizer is highly recommended and oysters were super-fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good Times
    Eater
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a group of four and had a really lovely brunch. Cocktails were great, food was great. My only gripe is that when I made the reservation on opentable I requested an outdoor table. However, in no correspondence or during the confirmation phone call did they say that the outdoor area was not available. When we got there was the time we were told and the only table they had was in the back of the restaurant. Again, we had a lovely time and all was great, however we would have probably looked for a brunch spot were we could have been outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, atmosphere, service
    Gabrielle
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Overall, I had a great experience at Bobo. I went there with three other people, and we first had drinks in their bar before heading upstairs to the patio for dinner. It was terrific dining outside. Their servers were attentive. I ordered the duck duo - the breast was good but rest a little dry. For dessert, we had a cheese platter, which came with bread and honey and was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, crammed courtyard area
    SDK1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We ate in the back courtyard area -the tables were crammed together making private conversation impossible. Food was delicious but a little over-priced. Staff were very casual, relaxed. Ambient music was from the 60s. I was hoping for a nicer outdoor area and a bit more style, given the price of the food. (Main courses in the $30s).
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  • Birthday dinner
    D4dining
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Celebrated daughter's 21st birthday. Delicious and interesting cocktails. Exceptional food and service.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A SUMMER'S DELIGHT...
    DEB1VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Treat Yourself and A Friend or Two, for a lovely dining experience. Creative & Tasty Delights In a perfect outdoor setting with a most knowledgeable and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Gets a little hot outside!
    blunderful
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    But I loved the overall look. Kept hoping for more of a breeze, but the staff indicated we should let them know if we were too uncomfortable outside on the patio. Food was great although the service was a bit slow. Yummy mocktails, perfect for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner date
    Ilsfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Bobo and loved the experience. We both love the place and food. It was very nice and felt romantic. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    LakeGeorgeous
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    They sat us outside without asking us if we wanted to sit outside. They should have asked. My duck was good but it was so heavy on the sauce it was hard to pick up with a fork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic