Bouchon at Time Warner Center

4.3
364 Reviews
$30 and under
French American

About

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.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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NovaGal
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipcharlie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

SB
vipSaraB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Cobb salad was overly salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was just ok, the eggs were underdone

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LuizS
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

MK
vipMKM11
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MJ
MarcyJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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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vipShelleyC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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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vipRose
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

CH
CatrionaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipBelle
Fargo
69 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food is good, but unfortunately the coffee is terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Chef Keller always makes the details matter.

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evak
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only our second visit, but outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Food, nice attention!

BW
vipBonitaW
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRobert
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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?

JR
JanRob
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

NY
vipNYmeeting
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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cynthiah
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

J
vipJudith
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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).

SB
SusanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambience and great value

k
vipkaty
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Bouchon in Yountville way better but still very good.

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vipAshishC
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu is narrower than what appears online or open table.

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vipprcrstn8
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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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vipTeresaA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NYCvisitor
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

c
clou
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

JR
vipJRSquare
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

AM
vipAndyM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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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Colliedog
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

m
miakin
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MF
vipMichelinFoodie
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Bouchon at Time Warner Center is rated 4.3 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

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