Bouley
Bouley

Bouley

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davidbouley.com/
  • Phone: 2129642525x
  • 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

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Bouley reviews from OpenTable diners
335 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (264)romantic (237)fit for foodies (218)notable wine list (165)great for lunch (135)neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (38)hot spot (26)great for brunch (24)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Cousins
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Second time at this restaurant. Loved it so much the first time I had to return with other relatives. The service was excellent; the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We had the tasting menu and enjoyed every bite. Breads were fantastic. Would go again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Superb
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My recent dinner at Bouley was absolutely superb. Each dish was better than the one before it, particularly the Organic Long Island Duck and the Organic Connecticut Farm Egg with Serrano Ham. The amuse bouche were a fine dining experience unto themselves and introduced each new course perfectly. I hadn't been to Bouley in several years but I am certain that I will be back again soon. It was, by far, one of the best dining experiences that I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had to compress our dinner to make it to a show - the restaurant could not have done more to accommodate us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE Best!!!!
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Amazing atmosphere, service and Food!! And the bread cart and bread server were the best! Can't wait to return!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement Celebration
    BreadBasketLovers
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I took my fiancée to Bouley for dinner after proposing in Central Park. The staff were incredible and made sure that we had everything we needed for the dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and the bread cart that they bring around is a very unique and enjoyable touch. Throughout the night we were treated to complimentary champagne, small dishes from the chef, and an amazing dessert because it was such a special night for us. The Bouley staff knew just how to make the night magical and did everything they could to make my fiancée and I feel like we were the most important people in the room. Thank you Bouley for everything. I would recommend this to everyone looking for the perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining at it's best!
    Spindersuk
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A truely wonderful experience. We chose the taster lunch menu which was outstanding. The staff were attentive & happy to help with any queries we had. A lunch we will not forget in a hurry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasting menu
    Rena
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The tasting menu is only $55 per person! Not the best French food I've ever had, but still good. There are a lot of interesting flavors. I thought some flavors didn't go good together in one dish, but it's clearly well put together.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful dinner
    kabolinsVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for his birthday and had an amazing meal. We arrived early and were seated within 5 minutes. We each ordered an appetizer and entree and then split a dessert. I ordered the duck entree and I think that was the best duck I have ever had. Service was perfect and attentive. I would definitely return and I have already recommended this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little things
    Vlad
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very good food, just the right level of service, formal but comfortable. I would rate it a 5 all across if not for a couple of things. Very heavy chocolate desert. Of course it's our own fault that we have ordered it after 5 other tasting courses, but it was overloaded with sugar and can destroy the whole meal. Everything else was balanced and just the right amount, so this desert stood out. And then at the entrance they call you Monsieur for some reason. It sounds farcical in New York. There is no need to take away from dinner experience like this. So ironically the very first and the very last thing were a bit disappointing in otherwise great evening
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    special occasion
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  • David needs to go back to school
    Wallybally
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Mediocre at best. Cannot compare to Taillevent, Le Grand Vefour, etc. Very disappointing after a 5 year hiatus.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try restaurant
    Touristsnyc
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, not cheap but the tasting menu gives good value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing dining experience
    cjr2VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    the $55 tasting menu is one of the most exciting dining events in NYC, and the possibility of ordering moderate priced wines is most welcome. Our only complaint was the family (possibly tourists) including a badly dressed Mother with a noisy toddler who loved to just scream! but this was not the restaurant's fault, just bad manners of the clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant, splendid food
    WisteriaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Truly elegant. You walk in to a wall of fresh apples and then escorted to a strikingly beautiful room. The food is grand in appearance and taste. The staff are formal yet friendly/approachable and there for your every need. An added touch is the bread cart. At the end of the evening you can take home loaves of bread and they give you lemon pound cake as a parting gift as well. I was there as a foodie but this is perfect for romance or a special occasions. One of the best restaurants in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bouley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Bouley remains outstanding even after the onslaught of so many new chefs and restaurants. The food and service are fabulous. It is still my favorite NYC restaurant! joanne firstenberg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Perfect for Celebrations
    BrooklynEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a marvelous and special time celebrating a good friends birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food, service, and ambience are outstanding. The tasting menu, consisting of 7 courses was not only beautifully presented and imaginative, but also a great buy at today's prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Delicious food , wonderful staff, nice scene. I. Recommend my friends. And come to visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Water
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    One of the nicest experiences I have ever had eating out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our first time here. The service was impeccable, the food was incredibly delicious. The wine selection is exquisite. And decor is so tasteful. I can't wait to go back. This is one of the best restaurants I have been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be 3 Star Michelin
    Perfection
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was my second time at Bouley in the past several months. A friend took me for a spectacular lunch for my birthday. Every morsel was delicious. Same friend, gave us a gift certificate for another occasion. This time we took two friend and went for dinner. After rejecting the one bad table in the restaurant (which abuts the entrance to the kitchen and the bathroom), we settled into a perfect meal. With one exception (the streak) everyone thought that each of their courses was memorable (the duck salad could have had slightly more Foie Gras). The service was excellent, formal yet friendly. We are looking for another special event for which to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Always exceeds expectations!
    FoodieThoughtsVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were able to celebrate in a grand but not over the top fashion in what was a memorable evening not only because of the outstanding food and ambiance but because the exceedingly large wait staff makes all the difference! From the moment we were seated to the moment we left we felt served but not hovered over and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The menu changes often enough to allow for continued exploration of new preparations or additions to the menu. Bravo for sustaining such a high level. Clearly this distinguishes you amongst the top restaurants in NYC. Your ongoing ratings are deserved and might even be understated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Josper
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Bouley's is a keeper. Service, food, ambience, etc was outstanding. We had the lunch tasting menu - absolutely great. We would not hesitate to return to this restaurant or recommend it to our friends who visit NY regularly
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouley's Lunch
    anonymous
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Overall, the luncheon menu is fantastic and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent
    Kydiner
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We chose this restaurant as a special dinner for our last night in the city. It turned out to be an excellent choice! Service was impeccable as was the food and drink. We had the tasting menu and couldn't have asked for better food both visually and in taste. Bouley is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Fantastic
    Outstanding
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is our second time at Bouley and it was fabulous. From the beautiful surroundings to the thoughtful and inventive food, to the perfect service, this is a place that we hope to return to over and over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite New York restaurant
    dancingheart
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Treat yourself to a meal at Bouley's! The food is impeccably prepared, plated and served. The $55 Price Fixed lunch is a great deal. With a significantly varied selection of food choice. And they bring you treats along the way - like lobster terrine! A lovely man brings around a fresh bread cart offering you slices from at least 10 kinds of fresh baked loaves.The room is beautifully designed and decorated. The chairs are comfortable upholstered arm chairs or settees. The staff is abundant, ever ready to serve you but never oppressive or too much. For a special occasion, to lift yourself up, or for no other reason than to eat a most delicious meal, go to Bouley's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything at Bouley was great. I can now understand why it is the top rated restaurant in New York City. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Up to expectation
    jtsnz
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Expecting great things of Bouley we were not disappointed. The surroundings are opulent but intimate. The staff attentive but professional. The food absolutely first class. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone with an interest in food and flavour combinations. Our experience was in no way diminished by choosing to visit at lunchtime. The only disappointment was that those of us who chose the beef cheek found it absolutely delicious but too rich for us to finish. I would love to revisit, and if we return to New York will surely do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in NYC
    ChesapeakeVisitor
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A superb experience from beginning to end. Foie gras, lamb, duck, chocolate souffle--all were flawlessly prepared and elegantly presented. We have dined at many outstanding NYC restaurants over the past two decades, but Bouley is the one we are certain to return to. Our compliments to the chef and staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    WinedoctorVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Bouley is beautiful and romantic. When you enter, the foyer wall bookshelves are filled with hundreds of sweet smelling apples. The main dining room is gorgeous. There are many romantic tables along the walls of the room. Our server was first class. The sommelier was very helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. They gave a bread cart with about 10-15 different kinds of bread you can choose ... you can try all of them if you like. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French dream
    Foodeagle
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Amazing interior. Good food. Would go back and recommend it to others.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouley - Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I was taking a client out for dinner and was looking for a high end/memorable experience. The restaurant is beautiful. The waitstaff was attentive. Once the food began to arrive, we were underwhelmed. We decided that I would order the tasting menu and my client ordered an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. Our idea was to share all we ordered. Although we did do that, we were also told that "Chef Bouley does not like people to share." For the money that I was paying, I really did not care what the Chef thinks. The best part of the meal was the bread, which really was delicious. The rest of the courses were trying too hard and left both of us wondering...what is all the hype about.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • good good good
    eundan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Ate a great lunch. I would like to visit again later.
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    romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, wonderful service.
    lasibarita
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I am an F&B manager for a boutique hotel in Costa Rica and this past trip to NYC was specifically designed around food. I went to other restaurants and tried different tasting menus but Bouley's left me speechless. The quality of the food, the subtleness of the flavors, the beautiful plating and the wonderful service made my experience at Bouley one of a kind. The only thing I would improve is the communication between runner and server. Several times I saw a runner leave the food at a table without even signaling the server to be able to come to the table and explain the dish. The highlights of my meal were the succulent Porcini flan and the slow braised kobe style beef cheeks with gnocchi. The desserts were amazing as well. Many thanks!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    ItalianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Perfect execution - food, wine and service were impeccable
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • La Creme de la creme !
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    As always , Bouley never disappoints .I took my sister for a birthday celebration recently on 23 June , and she was as completely charmed as I always am by everything they have to offer at this magnificent , gastronomic, palace . After dining here for many years in all of their locations , and after having visited nearly all of New York City's " haute " dining temples , Bouley is hands down the very best in my opinion . The atmosphere is exquisite , and the staff are masters of hospitality and their knowledge of food and wine is impeccable . Everyone is gracious, pleasant , and deferential in such a charming manner . One has not truly experienced fine French dining in NYC unless they've paid a visit here . I shall always return .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodeatCharlie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Best restaurant in New York. Been there so many times and always my favorite place in New York
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous lunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was one of the most memorable dining experiences I've ever had. The waitstaff was fabulous, the atmosphere was wonderful. The lunch tasting menu was an excellent value at $55 for five courses. We were given several complimentary small dishes, along with a complimentary lemon cake upon our departure! My dining partner's duck did not have enough flavor for her tastes, and the accompanying polenta was somewhat bland. Her porcini flan was unremarkable. The experience of dining here was over-the-top. All my food was excellent, but I chose a few dishes that were out of my comfort zone, like beef cheeks and the egg option, and I didn't care very much for them, but I felt they were just not the right choices for me; still excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fourth time's not the charm
    EricDRVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've dined at Bouley three times previously in the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've been put at a table downstairs. I found the room claustrophobic, though architecturally interesting. Service downstairs seemed somehow "less" than what I had been used to upstairs. Strangely, this extended even to our exit--typically the host/ess would hand me a bag with a delicious little cake to go. And though the bags were lined up on the shelf as we exited, the hostess looked at me, said goodbye, and did not hand me a bag. Odd. The food itself is good, but by the third time of eating some of the Bouley creations like the mushroom flan or a chilled fruit soup, it was less of a "revelation". Still, wonderful use of black truffle.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding!
    BG650
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We chose Bouley to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and it was everything we'd hoped it would be and more. Beautifully appointed space, delectable food and impeccable service. And, while this is of course an expensive restaurant, we felt it was a great value for what we got both in terms of the food and the experience. And if you like duck, the Long Island duckling is to die for!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic