Bouchon at Time Warner Center

4.3
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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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 breakfast and lunch during the 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, an afternoon snack, or a casual break to refuel from shopping.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (walk in only).
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Phone number
(212) 823-9366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Keller
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
Niki Le Bouquin: (877) 703-9831
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Catering
A seasonal, customized menu, featuring our classic Café & Bakery items is designed to complement any occasion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
58th St.
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Parking details
Central Parking lot located within the Time Warner Center.
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Public transit
Subway - A,C,B,D,1
NYC MTA Bus
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this cafe, tucked in the Time-Warner Center overlooking Columbus Circle. The food is imaginative and tasty, the staff is efficient and personable, and the mini-brownie for dessert is just the cutest thing ever. I've never had a bad meal here, and I visit every time I'm in Manhattan.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Took very long for breakfast to arrive. We were a party of 10 and perhaps it was too many for that location

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SB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The Cobb salad was overly salty.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was just ok, the eggs were underdone

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LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Afternoon lunch with friends. Food and service were very good . Recommend a visit.

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MK
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch spot for a reunion get-together among friends. There was something on the menu for each person's taste, and every dish was well prepared and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Though nobody really wanted dessert, we ordered *1* slice of the AMAZING chocolate cake to share--and nearly licked the plate clean!

Pricey for every day, but the view can't be beat!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in from out of town and made sure our reservations we’re set. The café did not disappoint. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was well worth it.

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D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I have lunched there many times over the years. This last experience was most disappointing. The salad was inedible...greens way past prime.

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SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was awful. Our food (3 salads) took forever to be served, well after customers who arrived after us. It was clear the server never put in the order.

He never apologized, never asked us about coffee and we had to flag down another server to get our check.

Thomas Keller would not have been a very happy owner. I expected more for $25 salads!

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Ok place to have lunch with friends. Food itself is good.
But servers are not attentive.

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious as always. I especially love the bread basket with bread shaped into ears of wheat! Main event is the view down looking along the bottom of Central Park. Glass of wine was a bit pricy at $17 but I'll be back.

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B
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good, but unfortunately the coffee is terrible.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Chef Keller always makes the details matter.

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e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only our second visit, but outstanding!

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation and arrived five minutes early, but the last table was given to someone else (not sure if they had a reservation). We had to sit at the “bar.” The two staff at the tiny bar counter didn’t say hello or offer menus or anything for a solid two minutes. They were literally an inch away from us washing cups.

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food, nice attention!

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BW
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Bouchon at Time Warner Center twice. EXCELLENT ever single time.

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R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went late afternoon and were welcomed to have mostly teas and coffees, and there was no pushback that we were not ordering food. (I had called to make sure beforehand, but this is also how it played out!) Great service.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter kept interrupting us to ask if we needed to order food, as if he was gonna kick us out if we would not order. It was late afternoon and the restaurant was not even full. What’s wrong with sticking to our coffee if we already had lunch?

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met professional colleague for an afternoon coffee, snack and dessert.
I needed to wait a few minutes for the person and the waitstaff was gracious and understanding.
I made a reservation on line for a 3:00pm mid week meeting 3 hours before showing up and all was fine. Quite easy. Will return.

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NY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great soup and easy meet-up spot with lots and lots of fun shops around.

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c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

my guest arrived before me and was seated under my name. when i arrived the gentleman struggled to find my reservation and did not have noted anywhere that my guest was already there. in fact, i was selecting seating when i noticed my guest.

coffee was not hot, water was not cold.

had to flag down one employee to get the check.

1st visit not impressive at all.

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was poor--waiter forgot some items and mixed up others. Couldn't gt his attention to ask for salt and pepper. The lettuce in our Cobb salads was tired. Cheese board, on the other hand, was first rate. Location and ambiance are great for lunch with friend(s).

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like Bouchon Bakery -- mostly good food but was disappointed with the cobb salad -- too much lettuce and too expensive for a bowl of lettuce.
Prices generally a little high.
But it's a great spot and wonderful now that reservations are accepted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambience and great value

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k
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service far surpassed my expectations. Delicious lunch and excellent service!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Bouchon in Yountville way better but still very good.

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Menu is narrower than what appears online or open table.

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p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but when will the management of this place decide what the hours are going to be? Sometimes it's lunch only. Sometimes dinner, too, but only certain days of the week. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!

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TA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to brunch here every year at Christmas time. Great service and food is yummy!!

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NY
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place when visiting NYC. The quiche is always perfect and the mini baguettes are the best bread basket way to start a meal.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great rendezvous for meeting out of town guests to show them the great view and good food.

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c
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We ordered a meal with specific requests of no egg for one person and the meal was brought with an egg. The servers were not very with it. No other special requests were made by our group of four. Also not a terrific menu as one would expect big portions with not a lot of interesting or new ingredients. Tired of sautéed Brussels with bacon.

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JR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good lunch option. Great views of Columbus Circle and not noisy considering it is out in the open within the Time Warner Center. Service is very good. Did not rush us to order or to leave even though they were quite busy. Salad with seared salmon was cooked perfectly.

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AM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very spotty... group was ignored/forgotten through much of the meal. Table was only visited to take an order (10 mins after seating) and to deliver the food. Had to wave down the manager to get the check. Expected more from such a well known restaurant.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Inattentive service from wait staff. Had to ask twice for condiments. Also long wait for food to arrive. Tables are close together, you hear your neighbors conversation better than the person across from you. Disappointing experience.

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m
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining option at Time-Warner and my favorite place for a pre-theater/performance dinner. Sometimes the service is not very attentive as the meal progresses, but otherwise this is a terrific restaurant. Very good value, great setting, and quiet enough for conversation!

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MF
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to stop for a bite to eat quality food that feels like home.

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C
New York Area
504 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's the Time Warner Center, so take it for granted that it's not cheap cheap. On the other hand, the food is quite good and it's really a fun place to sit. The baked goods are all truly fabulous, even the bread on the sandwiches is a great cut above normal. Lunch soup and sandwich deal could not have been better. Dinner is actually wonderful value, and I've eaten their roast chicken many times. Always really good. And at Christmas the lights will amaze.

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