Boucherie - West Village

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BOUCHERIE is a traditional FRENCH brasserie and steakhouse, celebrating Joie de Vivre in the heart of West Village. Executive Chef Jerome DIHUI, former Chef de Cuisine of Pastis, prepares a menu of French classics and timeless bistro favorites, in addition to the DRY-AGED STEAKS. An absinthe-inspired bar offers classic drinks, signature cocktails and craft beers. Located in the building that used to house the prominent Circle Repertory Theater, the 320-seat restaurant provides a diverse array of dining options from the spacious dining room, a seat at the butcher counter, the intimate second-floor gallery with private dining and outdoor cafe.
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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I don't know how this restaurant got such a high rating because the food was subpar to say the least. My friend and I ordered several items including the French Onion soup, house salad, mussels to start, and then a burger and the stuffed cabbage for our mains. Nothing was good except perhaps the bread and butter at the beginning! And for subpar food, it was expensive too. This was the worse I ever spent $131 dining out. Will not return again.

ML
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun dinner, great service, good food but the prices are just too high. $28 for a cheeseburger? $49 for a bowl of beef bourguignon? Those prices just detract too much from the overall experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our server

AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

Atmosphere was also really great !

SL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The asparagus salad was INCREDIBLE, I could eat it everyday. The steak was not as tender as I had hoped but overall it was very tasty.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great but very over priced for small portion

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am in love with this restaurant, not only that the food is always perfectly cooked, and the service is very personable, but the ambiance of the restaurant really takes you to a Paris Brasserie.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall, really nice. Would have liked more engagement from our server. He was nice, but it felt pretty transactional.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Das Essen (cote de boef für 2) war eigentlich super. Leider waren die Teller kalt und die Pfanne in der das Essen serviert wurde war auch nicht sehr heiß. Dadurch war das Steak nach der Hälfte schon kalt.
Als Geburtstagsüberraschung gab es ein gratis Dessert...sehr aufmerksam von Service.

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AM
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable dinner in the West Village. Delicious all around. Escargot, Ravioli with Truffles, Branzino, Profiteroles and Crepes Suzette. Doesn't get any better. Worth the splurge. NYC prices. Yes, it's expensive but if you desire delicious French food, this place is top notch. A dinner to remember!

TM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, awesome food! I really enjoyed and for sure will visit again!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I would never recommend this restaurant. At such high prices, I was expecting an excellent meal. My beef bourguignon ($49) was a huge disappointment. While the beef was okay, the sauce was extremely thick, heavy, and salty - just too much. There were very few if any vegetables in the dish and the 3 pearl onions were undercooked such that I couldn't even put a fork in them. The tables were crammed together, so it was uncomfortably crowded. This place seemed more like a factory than a nice French restaurant.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place really rocks. A very festive and picturesque ambience, perfect for a special evening out. The food is very, very good. Basically everything a hip French restaurant experience should be. Only drawbacks are high noise level and high prices. (Even a diet Coke at the bar was $5).

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

We had an amazing time here in this french spot.Delicious steaks and appetizers. We had butcher block (3 kinds of steaks and 4 different sauces and bone marrows)and had a marvelous wine which paired great. Definetly reccomend to anyone who likes to expreince french steak house quality.

SW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Over all a great experience with exceptional fare and service. The ambience is understated French elegance. The only rough spot occurred while checking in. Our party of four arrived exactly at our reservation time and we noticed many tables available. For some reason, we were told to wait in a very crowded reception area. However, another party of four arrived shortly after us and were seated immediately. This was never explained. Sometimes you wonder if the hosts realize that it is every part of the dining experience that matters. Never the less, we would recommend a visit.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional French Bistro in the heart of the West village. One of my “go to” French restaurants in the area. Perfect location just a few steps from Sheridan Square subway station. Excellent service, tasty cuisine, moderately priced. A bit loud, but if you’ve been to a true Parisian Bistro this is par for the course.

KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall this dining experience was excellent. My niece always wanted to dine at a traditional French Bistro and I decided to take her for her 16th birthday, as she lives in the 'burbs and doesn't have restaurants like this near her. I added this note to my Open Table res and was pleasantly surprised that this note was read and our host seated us in a super nice spot overlooking the restaurant and our waitress said Happy Birthday upon us sitting down. Our res was at 6:30 and we didn't leave until 8:45, they didn't rush us at all and were so nice and made her birthday super special. I want to thank the staff and the woman who was so kind to her, and complimentary- making this experience even more special (Sorry, I wish I got her name)!
Food was delicious- she got steak frites (loved it) like she has "seen on TV and on the blogs," and I had duck confit which was super tasty, the crispy skin and sauce with the potatoes was great.
Again, I was honestly shocked to have this restaurant acknowledge her birthday and am so thankful we went! Look forward to coming back soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They need to put the air conditioning on, when the temperature is over 80 degrees outside...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Too expensive for what it is!!!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved!!! For sure I come back...❤️

GF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the service wasn’t. Overpriced as well.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Nice if you want traditional French food (well cooked) but nothing imaginary outside of that. Service was slow at the beginning but then they figured it out. Kind of unnecessarily pricy but ambiance is fun.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak frites, wine, and sidewalk seating were amazing. Pricey but worthwhile.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother, who is afraid of food and usually hates everything, really enjoyed the octopus and the foie gras mousse.

KV
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our server Akin was terrific and warm. The entire staff was the very attentive and professional. Everything we had to eat was first rate. The drink menu too has plenty of fun items. Kudos to Akin and them all for a job well done!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Entretenido ambiente. Servicio rápido y atento. Comida buena pero no excelente

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YK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a beautiful place with amazing french food. I would definitely come back with friends.

KA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. Such an authentic French bistro! The look and feel reminded me of Paris. Food & drinks were terrific. As a party of three, we all got something different & we all loved them: the Norwegian salmon Benedict, goat cheese & veggie omelet & the steak sandwich were all excellent. Two of us had the Lillet Spritz, which was a fresh summer drink. I would recommend it. We split chocolate mousse for dessert and rolled home. Fresh strawberries & house made whipped cream was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and patient with us.

BB
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is great! We ordered 1 ribeye to share (which was technically for 1 person) and I can say best choice ever. More than enough for 2 people, and was perfectly cooked. The chips was some of the best I’ve had. Really buzzy vibe and quite loud, but that’s something we liked. Wine was good too and dessert.

n
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience in every way. Look forward to returning!

JO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good selection of wine, good service. The rest is up to u!

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience was excellent. Starters and cheese course sublime. Main course and desert very good - just not attaining the heights of the other courses. Service was well paced and friendly. Definitely will go again

TW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Yes and no. They were completely disorganized at the hostess station and it took 15 minutes to get the attention of the hostess although we had a reservation! They did not even apologize. The ambiance is wonderful with the large doors opening to the outside with a very open and attractive inside but the noise level is untenable. One has to shout to be heard by your date sitting directly across from you! The food was surprisingly good but the drinks, although delicious were quite spartan for the price. I think dining here on a weekday would probably be a completely different experience which I will try sometime soon.

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was delicious the ambiance was lovely. The waitress was a bit in a hurry so it felt as if we had to choose quickly. Overall it was a very nice evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, everything came out quickly.

NR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic truly amazing. Great team! Great service.

NM
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in the Village. We shared the asparagus salad and the faro salad - both very well dressed and extremely fresh. One onion soup and the escargots (very generous portions and both consistently good). For mains, two of us had the duck breast special which was delicious - perfectly med. rare and so flavorful. One of us had the Friday coq au vin - moist and well seasoned, veggies cooked just to doneness - not mushy or overcooked. Finally, one of us had the pan seared salmon, just pink on the inside, firm and really moist. We split a mousse au chocolat - creamy and just sweet enough with coffee to end a great evening. The only issue we had was one person ordered an after dinner liquor and it never showed up. Wait staff were properly horrified and apologetic. Definitely recommend Boucherie West Village! Also perfect for a special occasion!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by Dado and his team! Delicious food that was quick and catered to our specific needs.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The chicken and potatoes were completely unsalted, though the texture was great. Needed some flavor for the cost.

C
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service. Food champagne dessert . We saw a book on the counter which was named joy of life. This best describes the restaurant and its French decor

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