Bouley
Bouley

Bouley

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davidbouley.com/
  • Phone: (212) 964-2525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Mon-Sat: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Dinner Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, International
  • Executive Chef: David Bouley
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Bouley offers several different venues for private events ranging from the classic elegance of the Chateau Room to the eclectic functionality of the Test Kitchen.
    Inquires for off-premises events are always welcome.

    Please contact Danielle Falcone to make your special event truly special.
    Danielle@bouleynyc.com
    917-237-3205

    We do not accept Travelers Checks

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: Chambers Street stop 1,2,3,A,C,E lines
    Brooklyn Bridge stop 4,5,6 lines
    City Hall stop R line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public garage located at the corner of Hudson Street and Reade Street.
A word from Bouley
Bouley features the exciting culinary talents of famed four- star Chef, David Bouley. Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting.

In addition to the á la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch and $175 six course tasting menu for dinner. Parties of 8 or more may order from the tasting menu only and deposit is required to secure a reservation. Chef Bouley is always happy to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions.

Attire :Jackets are required for gentlemen at both lunch and dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Bouley reviews from OpenTable diners
361 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (286)fit for foodies (260)romantic (236)notable wine list (179)great for lunch (146)neighborhood gem (68)good for groups (42)hot spot (21)great for brunch (18)late-night find (11)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Chef David Bouley and his
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Chef David Bouley and his excellent staff continue to provide an extraordinary dining experience. Bouley is expensive, but for very special occasions, it remains one of the finest restaurants in the world.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was there for lunch, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    I was there for lunch, food & service both excellent. Lunch tasting menu great value, only negative thing... I was there a year ago and menu almost the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything is perfect. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    Everything is perfect. The taste, setout, volume of foods are good. The attitude toward helping and taking care of the customer is polite. It is beyond challenge. I will go there again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nothing special and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    nothing special and the service is too fast. they do not give the time to enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfectly crafted morsels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    perfectly crafted morsels of delectable flavors. Wonderful bread selections. The palate cleanser was amazing. Even the take home gift from the bakery was wonderful. Would definitely return. Thank you for a memorable meal. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the tasting menu and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We had the tasting menu and my selections were unbelievably amazing, while my husband's were very good but . . . interesting. I wish we had gotten more than one serving of the bread. It's incredible. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The food and service were impeccable and outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for my wife's birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I went for my wife's birthday. Every thing was perfect! I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The seating was too low, making
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The seating was too low, making it hard to reach the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate on April,26 -14:30. Allthou
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We ate on April,26 -14:30. Allthough we arrived very late (one hour!!) the people welcomed us and they served us without any rush.. Very friendly (my companion knew nothing about wines but they explained her everything in a very friendly & kind way and brought her three wines to taste & choose), the food was excellent (nice ideas, very tasty, nice harmony & taste balance in each plate). Moreover they brought us extra desserts and everything was just great! While we were wearing our coats they offered us a nice cake to take home with us which was a very nice way to say goodbye :o) Finally, the decoration, the colors and the interior in general is wonderful. We'll be back for sure! Thank you very much! Nikos Georgiou, Athens-Greece
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, food was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Fantastic, food was excellent, service was attentive and knowledgeable, lovely decor. The best restaurant I have been to in New York by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bouley is a beautiful restaurant.
    sharona125
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Bouley is a beautiful restaurant. The service is seamless. The food is wonderful. The chef offers additional "amuse-bouche" throughout the dining experience that are refreshing. And the desserts! The chocolate souffle was heavenly. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'd like to come to Bouley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    I'd like to come to Bouley again and again.It was so wonderful French restaurant! I was moved!! And I also recommend The Bouley Bakery where is next-door to the restaurant. There are a lot of nice cakes and excellent bakery!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • As always, Bouley is one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    As always, Bouley is one of the most consistent and best restaurants in NYC. It is a true pleasure to dine there. EXCELLENT !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites! Great
    Marc
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    One of our favorites! Great food at moderately reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was definitely a memorable
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    It was definitely a memorable evening. I celebrated my birthday on that occasion. This is actually one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was very very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Everything was very very good, they offered extra desserts for our 8 years old son and a take-away lemon cake. We 'll remember that and we higly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    We were disappointed with Bouley. My partner's veal was rubbery! My Halibut was terribly salty. We sent the veal back and to our surprise no one inquired as to the return! We enjoyed our cocktail and the service was excellent (with the exception of managements lack of interest in why a meal would be sent back to the kitchen. In fact, the manager ignored us as we left. As NYC professionals we have already begun sharing with friends our experience with Bouley. Our clinical diagnosis: tourist spot. Try Cafe Cluny in the Village for a superb French meal. Drs. Calpo & Carroll
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sublime food, a beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Sublime food, a beautiful setting, and a gracious and welcoming staff. A perfect meal all around. I brought my 10-year-old daughter, who is a budding "foodie," and they treated her like a queen, inviting her to see the kitchen and even sharing a few recipe secrets. An afternoon neither of us will forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good food, portion size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    very good food, portion size is right for lunch - wait staff is very attentive. Ambiance is like being at grandma's house in french countryside - enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bouley is absolutely my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    Bouley is absolutely my favorite NYC restaurant. The food is exquisite and it's a beautiful restaurant. So special. And the lunch tasting menus are much more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slick service and good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Slick service and good food. Great for a Sunday lunch. Will eat there again when back in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    The food was great atmosphere was great. The flower on the table was a bit too much. The flowers can be a bit visually distracting, especially on the limited table space. Perhaps make it smaller? Additionally, our table was right by the kitchen and the corridor that comes into the red room, hence very draft. The tall candles burns too quickly ( we went through 2 candles during our lunch). But overall, we really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful dining experience,
    JerzyDiva1
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Wonderful dining experience, in every way. Lovely atmosphere (warm, cozy & elegant), awesome service (attentive w/o being overbearing), fabulous food (modern French) & wine (updated, interesting selection). Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After attending both Bouley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    After attending both Bouley and Danube, I'd have to say that we preferred Dabube. The food was wonderful at both restaurants, however, the ambiance at Dabube was upbeat in comparison. For the price, I would look elsewhere. I didn't necessarily think it was at much of an experience as I hoped it to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Matre'd put us in a romantic
    GoldnblosmVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Matre'd put us in a romantic corner like I requested on opentable. Food and service was impeccable. Our captain was more than attentive to our needs and to make our dinner as memorable as possible. Didnt even mind that we were in the path that led to the restrooms. Overall, outstanding.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bouley provided exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Bouley provided exceptional service, as one would expect. Outstanding, very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience overall,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Great experience overall, food was outstanding as well as the service, perfect for a special ocassion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easily the best restaurant
    Bracbabe
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Easily the best restaurant in NYC! Even if I am only going to be in town for one day, I go to Bouley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Smooth, attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Smooth, attentive service to complement competant cooking. Desserts stole the show. Nice wine list with options for all budjets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was not up to typical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Service was not up to typical Bouley standards. Sommelier was not helpful at all. Expect better from this place. Spent our anniversary here last year and thought it was the best in NYC. This year's edition failed to live up to that memory. Will have to reconsider if we want to spend special occasions here in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service, very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Excellent service, very attentive staff, top-notch dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been a fan of David Bouley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I've been a fan of David Bouley for many years. As always, the food was superb in his lovely restaurant and the friendly & knowledgeable sommelier led me to a perfect wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the bread cart and extra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Loved the bread cart and extra surprises at the end of the meal. Service should have been better. Most of the time, food was brought to us with no explanation of what we were going to eat. Nice restaurant though with a great interior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Everything was fantastic and the staff corteous and friendly. They also sent us with a loaf of orange bread which was so great -- a very nice touch. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great quality of execution,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Great quality of execution, but no real inspiration in the dishes proposed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bouley was outstanding in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Bouley was outstanding in every respect -- food, wine, ambience, and service. We dined at several very nice restaurants while in New York; Bouley was #1. We can't wait to return to New York so we can get back to Bouley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My whole party enjoyed the
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    My whole party enjoyed the prix fixed lunch enormously. It was wonderful to have new taste experiences and the place is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My son is a chef, and therefore
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    My son is a chef, and therefore very hard to please at most restaurants, but he was absolutely bowled over by this one -- food, service -- everything was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special place, unmatched
    Jake40
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    A very special place, unmatched for food or ambiance by any other restaurant in New York City. Given the level of service, the quality of food, and the lovely ambiance, the cost was well worth the experience. A place to celebrate special occasions, with people who appreciate fine dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate