It’s so fun to interact with the chefs. They can answer any questions about ingredients and food preparation. The food is so delicious. They are especially responsive to dietary restrictions, by adapting for vegetarian or gluten free options.
All good except the smell of food was too strong. I would revisit the quality of your kitchen hood / kitchen fan. I arrived at home and my hair, my sweater all had a very strong smell everywhere in my clothes.
My husband and I have been coming to Bouley’s
since he opened his first restaurant and
have been devoted fans of his from the beginning
I’m happy to see he still has some of his signature dishes on the menu
He’s amazing always reinventing himself along with keeping some of his signature dishes
Since it was my birthday it was a treat to share
his new restaurant with friends
Testing kitchen was nearly empty, so that was a downer. Service was super. Food was too precious for me.
It was nice. The server was great and dishes I ordered was wonderful.
Loved the old Bouley in TriBeCa. It was beautiful. We have dined there for years. However, this new location is more convenient to midtown and train station. No jacket required at the new location. A plus for gents. The wine pairing is phenomenal and super fun. The tasting menu is still a great value for New York. Highly recommended to all age groups.
Fantastic service & amazing food
Staff was not up to par. Manager was super nice!
Unbelievable and uniquely special. Yum to infinity.
Great find! Amazing food and service
Great food, but service was the slowest I had in NYC in a long time. Maybe ever.
Bouley at Home is fine dining exposed! Off the chart wine selections. Talk with cooks or Chef Bouley on how and why he created his menu with details in the ingredients - focus on health! Each bite from the tasting menu delectable- we asked for some of our favorites dishes from past Bouley experiences, the chefs were more happy to create: sea urchin highlights, egg plant terrine, lamb- This is a rare opportunity to see the man who trained so many chefs in NYC and to experience what the words: ‘Food Culture’ actually mean.
Best restaurant in NYC
Excellent food as usual. Service was excellent. One of the best prix five lunches available in NYC
David Bouley, whom I've known for 30 years, through each of the three signature Bouley locations, remains the most creative chef I have experienced over a prolonged period. He is a genius.
Amazing dinner! Went here with family- upon walking in you have the scent of apples in the foyer. We sat downstairs in the red room. Females must use the ladies room- huge with comfy couches! Heard it is relocating. Even gave us a loaf of bread to take home. Great cocktails too! Yummy!
Fabulous french. Had the three course menu, but they bring you so many extra things we left stuffed. It's a shame it's closing.
The service and ambiance were very good. The food was OK but not outstanding. The price was very high given the standard of the food. In other words the price/value was out of whack. I would not recommend and will not repeat. There are much better places to go in NY for your money.
Fantastic. Exquisite food. Best bang for the buck. Broken hearted that it closing this weekend!
Exquisitely beautiful ambiance with service and food to match.
From the moment you enter the vestibule and inhale the divine smell of the apples
Everything is perfect. The distinctive decor of the flower filled room with groin vaulted ceilings, antique furnishings, excellent service , quiet dining and a divine quality of food make this
the best New York has to offer.
Absolutely fantastic food and experience. The bread cart and cheese cart are a must. Service was good but a few things were missed for that level of restaurant. In my view courses shouldn't be served until all guests are seated and napkins should always be refolded when one guest steps away which they weren't in our case. Overall still a fantastic meal which I would go back for.
One of the best meals of my life...amazing place. A real jewel.
This is my fifth or sixth visit to Bouley since I moved to NYC. I was dining during both lunch and dinner time before but no such an experience like this time. Firstly, the service was slow. The intervals between courses were longer than the normal. And even for taking orders, we have been like waiting for 20 mins and no one came to take our orders. Secondly, we ordered two glasses of champagne to start. The sommelier brought the bottles and just poured the wine full glasses. He did not ask for a sip to taste. Maybe it is because of their closing up and changing lots of staff. But all others are good. The food, especially their bread, is still stunning.
Wonderful food prepared and served by people who know what they are doing and care. Superior across the board. Can't wait to go back!
Truly one of my favorite restaurants in New York, where you are treated like royalty. Service, food and atmosphere are outstanding.
Wonderful but now they're closed until they move and reopen probably sometime next year.. ):
Best lunch of my life! We mentioned that we had gotten engaged and the chef sent us an extra course (of Foie Gras)!
Wonderful and can't wait to go back!
love Bouley, if i have chance around a area, always like to take the friends have lunch at Bouley. specially friends from other country or other town, i'd like to introduces the best of New York to friends.
We go to Bouley every time we go to NYC. It is always an amazing experience in every way. We love that restaurant, and if we have time for only one special meal, it is at Bouley.
Good but not as good as it used to be
Had my wife's birthday at Bouley on Friday. Ordered the spring tasting menu w/o wine pairing. The Malibu urchin is absolutely exceptional with complex flavor. Rest of the courses are good but not stunning. Porcini Flan was suppose to be the chef's signature, however a little bit too salty which covered the original sweet flavor of the crab meat and there were 3 pieces of "crab bones" in the soup, which shouldn't happen in this level of fine dinning restaurant. Overall good service but the food lacks an astonishing touch.
As usual, the food and ambiance was wonderful. But we had to send back the veal because it was tough. I mentioned a birthday and they brought a piece of Napoleon with a candle and writing on the plate. It was delicious and very special. The staff is very attentive. I would recommend this place to everyone.
Even entering the restaurant is an experience. The vestibule smells of apples, and then you enter the lounge with beautiful furniture and flowers. Starting with a cocktail, you get to relax before entering the dining room. If you are early, you step into an elegant dining room and everything seems peaceful. The energy picks up as the room fills over the evening. At some point, you may wish for the tranquility to return.
As you look through the tasting menu, the hardest choice will be the number of courses. And, when you ask if one of the tasting menu courses could be an entree, the answer will almost certainly be yes. Even though there is foie gras in three dishes, each preparation is different. Why not try all three? (I did.)
The wine list, which seems daunting at first, has some great selections from off-the-beaten-path regions. The "fun" wines are reasonable. The "name" wines, not as much. Or, a few by-the-glass selections can complement the meal.
The bread "cart" comes by and each of the 10-or-so choices sounds wonderful. You will want to try them all, apricot bread, cherry bread, brioche, olive, and more, but you won't.
And, of course, the food is even better than the experience leading up to it.
We had a fantastic experience eating in Bouley. In my opinion it is one of the Best Restaurant in the world both for best food quality and price. It is sad to hear that Bouley will be closed for 2 years due to relocation. Every course we had in the tasting menu was perfectly prepared. I am from Singapore and travel widely. Thanks David Bouley for the experience!
Great staff, very attentive and kind. Enjoyed the spring tasting menu with amazing wine pairing. Highly recommend
Perfecto. El menú de tasting es excelente para tener una experiencia completa.
The lunch menu at Bouley is great value at $69 but the service is incredibly slow. We went for a family lunch on fourth of July weekend when the restaurant was less busy, yet it took over 30 minutes to get our menus. We had kids attending which the restaurant was fairly flexible (didn't have to get 3 courses on the al a carte menu), but a plate of plain pasta and cheese cost $30. Overall the lunch took over 3.5 hours. We had a 1.30 pm reservation and didn't leave until after 5 pm. The food was great, but the service was painfully slow and stiff so I probably wouldn't go back for that reason.