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About Bouchon at Time Warner Center
Located at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center, the Bouchon Bakery & Café is just one floor below Chef Thomas Keller’s highly acclaimed Per Se restaurant, overlooking Central Park and New York’s breathtaking skyline.
In addition to offering Chef Keller’s take on traditional French boulangerie fare, Bouchon Bakery & Café at Time Warner Center is a unique location featuring a full-service café open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and brunch on the weekends. With an a la carte and prix fixe menu offering a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and sweets from the bakery, guests are sure to find the perfect nosh for a business lunch, dinner meeting, or a casual break to refuel from shopping.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm, Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A seasonal, customized menu, featuring our classic Café & Bakery items is designed to complement any occasion.
Central Parking lot located within the Time Warner Center.
Subway - A,C,B,D,1
NYC MTA Bus
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Regardless of the occasion, scale or nature of your event, our team at Bouchon Bakery & Cafe in Time Warner Center will work closely with you to plan a semi-private experience to wow your guests in our cafe overlooking Columbus Circle or at a location of your choosing.
Bouchon at Time Warner Center Ratings and Reviews
I love this location - I think it's quintessential New York, and I bring all my visitors here to enjoy the food and atmosphere, and a break from all the sight-seeing -- it's a great find! HOWEVER, the last time I visited, after ordering champagne and a full course breakfast with a group of four, the wait staff asked us to leave because they needed the table. As a patron of many places throughout the city (and other cities!), I was SHOCKED by this. In all the places I've dined, refined and more causal, I have never experienced this -- shame on this behavior, and what a sad experience at such a lovely spot. There are plenty of polite ways to let a patron know a table is desired -- this was so easily avoidable!
The bread for the foie gras has evolved to much smaller over the years, and nobody offered more bread. Aspic sour gel has replaced the previous fat on the terrine top (a good decision). The chocolate shuffle never disappoints. Even late in the day, and even during the holidays giving wait servers a pep talk to be energetic, genuinely happy, and create an atmosphere of JOY is something you need.
Great view if you are seated facing the expansive windows onto Columbus Circle and Central Park as we were! Totally delicious eggs Benedict & bananas foster French toast. Pastry basket was a big meh, which was surprising. Stupendous coffee with a smooth, dark cherry undertone. Service so-so; I was surprised to be hurried out at the end after a lovely meal.
Bouchon at Time Warner Center is inside the Time Warner Center on the 3rd floor. It offers great views via the floor to ceiling windows of the Time Warner building. Fantastic service, great sandwiches, salads, and typical French eats. Service is equivalent to that which you would expect from an upscale restaurant, yet not snobby. I dined in the evening. My partner ordered a sandwich and I ordered a chocolate souffle. The souffle comes with a vanilla creme anglaise. Though pricey, this may be the best chocolate souffle in NYC. It is not obnoxiously sweet, and it is perfectly moist in the center. You must dine in the sit-down portion of Bouchon to be able to order the souffle as it is not available from the take-away Bouchon Bakery, but it is well worth it. After our bellies were full, when my partner asked to pack a bit of his leftover sandwich to take home, along with one of Bouchon's delicious yet small warmed breads, there was no judgment. Service was attentive, but never overbearing, and always came with a smile. Bouchon at Time Warner Center is an excellent place to have a fantastic relaxed evening bite.
Bouchon is Thomas Keller's take on a Cafe. He is so wonderfully creative and meticulous in the preparation of the freshest ingredients. He, additionally, has the nicest staff. Although the setting is quite frankly an upscale mall, Bouchon is light and bright with a marvelous view of Columbus Circle and the Central Park beyond.
3 out of 4 people in our party were very dissatisfied with their meal. I learned why the special salad featured shrimp --they urgently needed clearing out; better described as iodine salad. The waitress was completely inattentive after taking our order. We would have had dessert to get rid of bad tastes in the mouth but were totally unable to gain attention, although the restaurant did not appear busy. We thought it would be an ideal choice before opera in the Rose Theater. It was a dreadful choice. Never again. The opera was wonderful.
Friendly waitress but incapable of figuring out what the special quiche flavor of the day was - and lackluster service. It wasn't even that busy!
We were almost done and they seated a family of 4 on one side of us and the grandparents at a 2-fer on the other side. Needless to say the grandchildren kept getting up and traveling to see their grandparents. Very annoying - we were pretty much done by that time however if it was in the middle of our meal we would have asked them to switch seats.
Can't really blame the restaurant - neither the parents nor the grands seemed to think this was a problem or to rein in their kids.
Took friends visiting from London for dinner before a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Love this place for lunch also. High quality food, lovely atmosphere with great views. My only suggestion is that for the price they charge for a glass of wine, it should be an 8 ounce pour. Also I believe it is wine only, no cocktails, which can be disappointing to some.
Affordable Thomas Keller: What’s not to love? The food was simple but delicious, the view over Columbus Circle is a delight, and the service was warm and helpful without being unctuously overbearing. The nice selection of half-bottles on the wine list makes it possible for two people to have more than one wine without over-indulging, which came in handy at this birthday mini-celebration. I discovered this restaurant when it first opened several years ago, and it remains a neighborhood highlight.
I had the Croque Madamme and it was quite salty. The bread was not crispy enough. I don't like the bread they used. The flavor was underwhelming, especially for $19.
Extremely loud music from H&M across the hall was problematic, but their manager took care of it.
Service was ok, but we waited too long to be greeted, then for our order to be taken.
Also, a waiter should not reach across you to pour your water, leaving a water trail all over your utensils and menu.
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