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29 East 2nd St.
New York, NY 10003
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Boukies Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Sidewalk dining area closes at 11pm.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Boukies Restaurant
Boukies Restaurant is located in the East Village. We serve Greek-Mediterranean small plate menu.
The four of us absolutely loved
the food at Boukies! Since we ordered lots of small plates ("mezes"), we got to taste many of their dishes. All were excellent - except for the grilled sardines which weren't filleted, making for some de-boning work. The service was a bit slow and inconsistent, albeit pleasant. We also found the noise level to be a bit loud for our taste, and it got louder and louder as the evening wore on. All that being said, though, we would definitely consider dining there again!"
Dined on 3/1/2014
We had a recent early dinner at
Boukies, and found it welcoming, energetic and perfect for a sampler of Greek (and other) wines and beers and meze plates. Meze portions were generous, recommending the taramosalata and grilled octopus as well as Greek salad with very good tomatoes given the mid-winter timing. Service was attentive and prompt if you are pre-theater. Well done."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Location is a bit out of the way,
but the food was delicious. We focused on vegetarian and fish dishes. The glasses of white wine paired with the fish and appetizers quite nicely. The whole sea bass grilled was very good - and the sauces were served on the side so you can apply the exact amount desired. The salmon atop sauteed spinach and a few fingerling potatoes was excellent as well. Would absolutely return the next time I find myself at 2nd and 2nd!"
Dined on 2/26/2014
Glad we found this place that's a
walkable distance from the Village and LES. We would go back for the shrimp/feta appetizer and the signature small plate of well-seasoned ground beef rolled in eggplant (like miniature moussaka)."
Dined on 2/15/2014
On our way to NYTW we decided to
try something new. And Boukies delivered- top-notch Greek cuisine, clean and flavor-packed. Really enjoyed the presentation, the staff and the value."
Dined on 2/13/2014
but I might go back and try for
dinner. It's a nice space and my fellow diners who ordered non-brunch items met with more success."
Dined on 1/26/2014
Just one of the million NYC places
that serves food. Nothing special."
Dined on 1/26/2014
Creative twists on well-known
dishes eg taramasalata with smoked trout combine with pleasant surroundings and attentive service to make for a pleasant early evening meal.The beers are well chosen and pair perfectly with the food."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Everything is just fine with the
place. Food is great, service attentive yet unobtrusive, wine mark-up is decent and nose level almost non-existent, which is great. From dips, through mezes to desserts, everything is prepared with rich taste and attention to detail, without unnecessary frills. Definitive repeat."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Great food, great ambience,
wonderful service. Something different. Will definitely come again."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Food was high in flavor. Dishes
were well prepared. Service was top notch. Only criticism was the first three bottles of wine that I chose from the wine list were out of stock. Wine list should be kept updated with the wine inventory. My wife and I will definitely return to Boukies for dinner"
Dined on 12/18/2013
Great food; friendly and efficient
service. We went there after an early show for dinner at 10:30, and they couldn't have been more welcoming. Food honestly the best Greek food I've had in the city. The atmosphere is comfortable and soothing, with soft lighting and muted colors. Easy to carry on a conversation but lively at the same time."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Wow! The most amazing octopus. Had
a great time pre NY Theater Workshop."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Still not sure what "boukies"
means, but this lovely restaurant on the corner of 2nd and 2nd is a terrific addition to this ever-changing lower East side neighborhood. This was our fourth visit to Boukies and this time we had two entries (we had several "small" plates on the previous three visits)--hubby had grilled whole fish; I had the cod. Both were excellent. Could not resist the grilled octopus but our other shared first was phyllo triangles filled with spinach and feta cheese which also were excellent. So far I have not had a dish at Boukies that I didn't think was excellent. Very tasty, not to expensive food. Will return again and again, thank you."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Had a most pleasant (and
moderately priced) dinner there. Everything was very nice. Only did the small plates but all were quite good. Will go back."
Dined on 11/22/2013
What a gem! A surprisingly good
wine list and incredibly fresh tasting food. I can't wait to go back. The service was attentive without being overbearing and all the waitress's recommendations were a hit with my fussy friends. The spinach in the spanakopita was so fr and the octopus was cooked perfectly. A very pretty plce too. I would take a date here."
Dined on 11/22/2013
A lovely place to share very
inventive Greek cuisine with friends. Beautiful room, non-pretentious, fabulous food, and appropriately attentive service. Will definitely make this a regular spot."
Dined on 11/21/2013
Fantastic service, great authentic
Greek Cuisine. Was pleased with everything we ordered. The Greek Salad and Tzakiki is amazing."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I read so many great reviews about
Boukies that I was expecting to be wowed. I love Greek food and thought the menu looked awesome. In reality, none of the dishes we ordered really impressed us. The split pea puree was a bit bland, the gigantes beans were silghtly undercooked, and the sauce could have used more flavor, and the chickpea and eggplant dish had barely any eggplant in it. The sauce in the chickpea dish was very tasty. The shrimp saganaki were huge, and had a nice sauce, but the shrimp were on the edge of being undercooked. Fried potatoes...were fried potatoes. Nice, but nothing exceptional."
Dined on 11/3/2013
Special attention by the manager
was appreciated and the authentic Greek menu and preparation gave us much pleasure. Outstanding were a cheese dip appetizer, seafood salad and a pineapple almond cake. Yogurt of many kinds was an integral to every dish. The prices were surprisingly moderate for such quality!"
Dined on 10/25/2013
Boukies was great, I went with my
wife to celebrate our anniversary and the food was great, the service was great, the wine selection was also great. I would definately go back."
Dined on 10/6/2013
Got the Greek salad - was very
delicious. Sister ordered the pre-fix brunch menu and the portion size was very generous. The fried potato chips were delicious and so was the side of roasted tomatoes. Although we made a reservation it wasn't needed as the restaurant was near empty when we walked in. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated with lots of open space and light. Service was attentive and friendly - would def come back to try out more of the Greek wines!"
Dined on 8/31/2013
Four of us made a grand meal of a
selection of meze, mostly fish, perfect with a bottle of retsina."
Dined on 9/20/2013
Overall, we had a very good time.
The food is fresh and yummy and services was great. They did ran out of few dishes. I guess I will go back to try :)"
Dined on 9/13/2013
Boukies is one of the best places
from grilled lamb chops, however I would think they would treat their "logo" dish with more intention and proper execution. The grill octopus lacked flavor and arrived tough and far too charred for this delightful sea creature. The first attempt was barely edible and while you could consume the second attempt, the chef left no margin to savory what should be a perfect balance of sweet and savory. It just fall flat, maybe it came from a totally different kitchen than the succulent and flavorful lamb chops or plate worthy sea bass. The Greek wines are a pleasant change from the norm. Worth trying, but stay away from the octopus."
Dined on 8/13/2013
I have eaten there many times..
THey have an incredible pre-fix menu but my favorite are all the small dishes one orders individually!"
Dined on 8/8/2013
Food has declined since opening.
Over cooked Fish and vegetables."
Dined on 8/6/2013
This restaurant was really
delicious and authentic Greek food. However, the service left something to be desired. They didn't ask if we wanted a drink right away, and then rarely came back to see how we were doing with our drinks or food. Additionally, the person checking us in didn't even honor this reservation, we had to get it honored through open table. I would definitely go for the food, but I would probably avoid a big group since I'm not sure they'd be able to handle it."
Dined on 8/1/2013
Terrible acoustics. We were at a 2
top and had to shout at each other to be heard. Fish was excellent, rest of food was ok, beans were so undercooked they had to be sent back twice. Pylos, the owner's other restaurant in the neighborhood, is much better. More than the food they have to figure out the sound situation, it's miserable."
Dined on 7/19/2013
I went with a friend to Boukies on
her suggestion, and didn't realize it was the same restaurant family as Pylos until she told me later. While there were certain similarities, and the food was fine, I much prefer the warmth and decor of Pylos, as well as the food and selection of their menu. While I am assuming they opened another restaurant nearby because it's quite difficult to get into Pylos ordinarily, Pylos' cozy nature and beautiful design (the clay pots lining the ceiling and real feel of Greece) and food far surpass the experience at Boukies, and I would rather wait to get a reservation for the real deal."
Dined on 7/6/2013
First time here - have been
wanting to go since they opened. We ordered a selection of mezedes and a a couple of versions of the prix fix menu. With the exception of the grilled octopus (which was a little tough, sadly, because we love octopus) everything else was absolutely delicious, down to the bread that we used to mop up sauces and juice from the other dishes. Will definitely be going back to Boukies."
Dined on 7/3/2013
Interesting menu. Fresh
ingredients. I will visit again and again."
Dined on 6/22/2013
I have been to Boukies several
times fir brunch before a NYTW matinee. Everything about the restaurant is lovely. The service is warm and friendly, never rushed. The wine list is not extensive, but the servers are very knowledgable about the mostly Greek vintages. The menu for brunch is also not extensive, but every dish is beautifully prepared and delicious."
Dined on 6/22/2013
Pleasant to sit outside on a
summer evening. Expected the food to be better. A couple of the appetizers were good; main dishes were disappointing."
Dined on 6/23/2013
very nice place, lovely inside,
service is good and food is tasty !"
Dined on 6/19/2013
Fantastic, fresh Greek food.
Recommend you try everything on their menu. Light but flavorful dishes are a delight for summer dining."
Dined on 5/26/2013
And only 2 blocks from our apt.!
We couldn't ask for a better neighborhood spot. Delicious juicy lamb chops. Taramasalata (the fish roe appetizer) with a wonderful mousse-like texture. We could have filled up on that alone, with the nice soft pita slices. We are happy we gave Boukies a try. We definitely will return."
Dined on 6/8/2013
second time in the restaurant, so
i liked it a lot the first time. The reason I went again was because of the food. I really liked the greek salad and the meat balls... but unfortunately when i went there they had already run of them, or the other meat dish I was looking for. Prove that the food is really good. It is not the typical greek food (according to my greek roomate) but has the same basis adpated to the american taste. I just loved it. Not nice that I did not get what I expected..."
Dined on 5/28/2013
I rarely go to dinner in the East
Village but had to be in that neighborhood and my friend wanted Greek food, so this was a bit of a shot in the dark. Everything, from start to finish was delicious from the fava beans cooked in tomato to the shrimp with feta and the cod entree....fresh and well prepared. The service was great and the ambiance is modern but spacious (unusual for NYC). Probably won't go out of my way to return, but DEFINITELY will when I'm in that neighborhood again or if I have a hankering for Greek and don't want to schlepp to Astoria."
Dined on 5/18/2013
I was expecting something more
from this restaurant. I thought the grilled octopus was a little too tough. The grilled red snapper was overcooked and not that flavorful. The sea bass was a better choice. Overall, the food was good. Which in NYC is not great."
Dined on 5/11/2013
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