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About Bouley at Home

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. Bouley at Home provides a multi-sensory Nine Course Tasting Menu ($225) that immerses guests in a community of shared culinary knowledge, health and nutrition through find dining. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. Please purchase a ticket for each guest in your party to reserve your seating time at www.bouleynyc.com. Chef Bouley is always happy to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions.

31 w 21st
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tue-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:45pm


Attire: Casual Celebratory

Cross Street:
5th and 6th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 964-2525

Website:
http://www.davidbouley.com/

Executive Chef:
David Bouley

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it is a business function, a wedding, or any other special ocassion, Bouley will create a high quality dining experience: Pure, healthy, inspired food, carefully selected wines, and attentive service combine to create a memorable private event.

Private Party Contact:
Joyce Kim: (917) 237-3207

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bouley offers several different venues for private events ranging from the classic elegance of the Red Room to the eclectic functionality of the Test Kitchen and Bouley Botanical.
Inquiries for off-premises events are always welcome.

Please contact Joyce Kim to make your special event truly extraordinary.
Joyce@bouleynyc.com
917-237-3207

We do not accept Travelers Checks

Bouley at Home Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.7

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4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8522)
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Notable Wine List (4983)
Great for Lunch (3267)
Neighborhood Gem (2217)
Good for Groups (904)
Hot Spot (704)
Great for Brunch (450)
Tasting Menu (332)
Good for Anniversaries (288)
Good for a Date (271)
Creative Cuisine (234)
Quiet Conversation (195)
Good for Birthdays (188)
Late-night Find (166)
Cozy (119)
Great for Outdoor Dining (101)
Authentic (93)
Scenic View (92)
Worth the Drive (92)
Business Meals (88)
Kid-friendly (78)
Local Ingredients (64)
Seasonal (37)
Outstanding Value (36)
Healthy (35)
Gluten Free Options (32)
Sunday Lunch (31)
People Watching (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Fun (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Organic (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Casual (6)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Organic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was good; but, we were seated downstairs in what seemed to be an accessory dining room--odd, and much less interesting than the upstairs dining room. Overall, the ambiance of the restaurant has an early 1990s feel.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Best restaurant in NYC

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent food as usual. Service was excellent. One of the best prix five lunches available in NYC

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Fantastic. Exquisite food. Best bang for the buck. Broken hearted that it closing this weekend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the best meals of my life...amazing place. A real jewel.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Truly one of my favorite restaurants in New York, where you are treated like royalty. Service, food and atmosphere are outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Wonderful but now they're closed until they move and reopen probably sometime next year.. ):

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The best!!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good but not as good as it used to be

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great Value!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great staff, very attentive and kind. Enjoyed the spring tasting menu with amazing wine pairing. Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Perfecto. El menú de tasting es excelente para tener una experiencia completa.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is a unique restaurant with unusually high standards. You can be rest assured of having an incredibly delicious and beautifully presented meal made with the finest ingredients. It's easily on a par with, and in some cases surpasses, the best of the Parisian restaurants that I've been to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wow! This was one of the most amazing experiences we've had dining in quite some time! We dined here for lunch and had their price fixed menu with the wine pairings! This is the best deal for the quality of food you are getting! Every course offered unique presentations and extremely memorable flavor combinations. Our waiter, Benjamin, made our dining experience extra special and gave us wonderful recommendations and insight regarding the food. The sommelier was great and even offered to email us the names of our pairings so we could remember what we had. The entire staff was friendly, professional yet unpretentious.

The food was exquisite. We are big foodies and this was Perhaps the best dining experience we've ever had! I will never forget this day and hope to return someday!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

a must-go place. Bouley offers a huge selection of breads. Foods are good and inspiring.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great value for money during lunch. The tasting menu is magnificent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Always great...always special. The best for any festive occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

$300 for 2, and worth every penny

For a 25th wedding anniversary, cheaper than jewelry, and more memorable. The experience is immersive from sidewalk to sidewalk. For ultra high end, singular food, service and ambiance, it's Bouley or Jean George in NYC.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Bouley is a very special place: beautiful, comfortable, amazing food and wine, gracious service. We had the lunchtime tasting menu with the wine pairing, which is an extraordinary culinary experience and a great deal, too! From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we felt well cared for -- as if the most important thing was that we should enjoy our food and wine and take all the time we wanted. I can't say enough about this restaurant. I've heard it may close but I hope that's not so.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The favorite restaurant for our family. Great ambience for any occasion coupled with fantastic food. My favorites are the porcini flan with with Dungeness crab, the uni with apple gelee and osetra caviar, the lamb, chicken and foil gras. The breads are to die for. Only don' t eat too much or you will be too full to enjoy the rest of the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Truly extraordinary from the sensory focusing of entering through a room scented by apples and a second with roses, to optimally helpful yet unobtrusive service, brilliant cooking with a philosophy of best local, best healthy, and most imaginative tastes, textures, and visuals. Several of the dishes were better than anything I have eaten before. Unsurpassed anywhere. I went to the original Bouley in 1987, and he only gets better.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Solid French tasting menu. It just takes too long between dishes...and they just keep serving wine...I mean just my preference but I would have like it better if the food was faster and the wine slower. Highly recommended the Malibu sea urchin with ossetra caviar, the lobster, the veal and Vacherin d'agrumes. And their bread is to die for. Champagne menu below par in my opinion, a lot of big names but not super exciting in terms of growers and more interesting producers. All in all, very solid, excellent technique, great execution, only tiny points were for me the timing of serving and the champagne list.

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