Boucherie - West Village

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812 reviews
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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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Boucherie is a very big French restaurant in the middle of the West Village where you can sit outside and eat a steak or some escargots.

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JK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The overall experience was pretty good.

The tables were quite close together though (commonplace in NYC so nothing too crazy) but unfortunately, there was someone seated next to us that was literally screaming instead of talking in a normal tone. So, it was quite loud initially but much nicer after that table left and there were fewer people in general. It must be very loud during peak dinner time (we dined at 8:30 pm).

The food was great but for some reason, they brought out everything we ordered at once. Salads and entrees both arrived at the same time. Not only is this obviously not desirable but there wasn't even enough space on the table for all of the plates to fit. We opted to eat our dinners while they were hot (beef bourgeon was absolutely delicious).

Overall I would give this another shot in the Summer when I could sit outside but there are so many options in this area it certainly won't be a regular spot for me personally.

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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We stayed in New York for this past weekend and wanted to have one nice “fine dining” experience.
We enjoyed the decor and we thought the service was good. Nothing was really outstanding. I like to the point service but for a nice fine French restaurant I like to have room to breathe between courses. There was hardly any pause.
My starter: escargot only by the dozen and I wanted to have six (did not want to argue price) nevertheless I had to convince the waiter that I only wanted six and not twelve. I understand set price is set price but........
The food was good but not outstanding no oohs or aaahs.
Considering this I will recommend but tell my friends that I think there is a disbalance between price and expectation.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great upbeat chic atmosphere.
Delicious food and superlative service.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Awesome ; this time a Try the Filet mignon truffle butter on the Top amazing.

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

Food is amazing!!! Friendly service and drinks were on point!

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Despite our reservation, we were seated in the bright lights immediately adjacent to the open kitchen. This would have been fine if the food had been good... it was not. The grilled octopus needed to be sawed through with a knife. All chicken and duck dishes were horribly dry. Service was pleasant, the french fries and the butter were the only enjoyable things on the table (and the french fried are TEN DOLLARS a side). Would not return, would not recommend.

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D
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Great food. Great atmosphere. We had the chateaubriand and it was amaze-balls.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boucherie is my favorite restaurant in New York. The layout and ambiance of the restaurant make it feel like a different experience every time you go. The menu is grand and everything on it is superb. I made a reservation and requested a special service for a friend's birthday and they reserved us the best table in the restaurant - a small table for two on the second level overlooking the main floor - adorable! The manager remembered everything I requested and made sure it was all executed perfectly. Our server and the entire staff were so sweet. I highly recommend Boucherie for all occasions!

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TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I's third time in Boucherie West Village was basically a perfect candle lit dinner for celebrating our five-year anniversary together.

I made a reservation through opentable, then I left a note that we'll be celebrating our anniversary, and I just want everything to go smoothly like how I know their excellent dining experience.

We got seated on a very nice spot, it was on a corner on the elevated floor. It felt isolated, but still oversees the whole restaurant. Watching the chefs passionately work in the open kitchen was very satisfying.

Our waitress was quick to take our orders.
The complimentary bread, butter, and pickled vegetables were delightful.
Our appetizers which were: the mushroom ravioli with truffles are excellent (as always, this became our favorite since our first time here),
And the foie gras was a different flavor (it was our first time ordering it), but in a good way!

For our entrees, we shared the 50 oz. tomahawk ribeye, the organic chicken breast with mashed potatoes, and a side of ratatouille.
Their steaks are always on point. The tomahawk ribeye was divine! Cooked to perfection with it being medium rare. The meat bursting with flavor while also eating it with less to no effort at all because of its tenderness.
The chicken breast was good. It was our first time ordering that, and it was good. Nothing outstanding, but it was cooked really well. It had crispy skin with tender white meat.
Their ratatouille is such a good palette cleanser, filled with flavor and acidity to refresh your palette.

For desserts, we shared their famous pistachio bombe glacee, and their chocolate mousse.
This is where opentable came in. Our waitress happily brought our desserts with one of them having a candle greeting us happy anniversary, and telling us that it's on the house.

My girlfriend was so shocked (in a good way).

Their desserts are also so so good and decedant!

It was an awesome anniversary dinner!

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AT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We met family members for lunch at Boucherie where we have eaten several times before. This time the service was not as attentive or friendly. Two of our guests ordered the vegetarian salad nicoise and were disappointed. One of the desserts ordered was incorrect, however the sorbet was very good. Overall, disappointing for the value.

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f
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as the Service was. I was on a Business trip and found this Restaurant in TripAdvisor.

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SR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and even better food!

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SE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, beautiful interior, wonderful and attentive service - would definitely recommend!

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I had dinner at Boucherie West Village on Saturday night with my wife. The food was very good. I had the steak frites and strongly recommend it. The escargot was very good as was the steak tartare. Where there was opportunity was with the service. The waiter(s) needed training. Drink orders were forgotten. Plates and knives for bread were brought but we never got bread. The waiter could not understand my drink order which was a common cocktail which I had to repeat not once but three times to two people. There was also a long delay in getting attention from our server in order to our drink order placed. Being a manager I could conclude that the issue with service was not will on the part of the servers. They were very nice. Where there is opportunity is their skill. Were it not such a very pricey dining expierence I would have provided a higher overall score but man for the price it should have been a far better expierence. I would try again and I want to give Boucherie a higher score so please work on training the team.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Horribly embarrassed to have picked this place for a gathering of friends. This felt like an extremely overpriced French-themed restaurant at Epcot- the decor was right, but the food and service were atrocious. Our waiter couldn’t get the order correct and said, “My French is terrible.” Umm. All of our food- appetizers and entrees- arrived at the same time, before our drinks had even been delivered. When we tried to explain to the disinterested busboy that he should take back the entrees, he just shrugged and kept trying to wedge all the plates in. Basic bistro cuisine- like the steak tartare several of us ordered- was tasteless. Only the onglet was cooked properly and was flavorful. The manager did offer a bottle of wine and dessert to make up for the problems, but as my friend pointed out, “When you’re charging $45-61 for an entree, you have to get it right.” Never going back

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Boucherie to bits! Amazing French onion soup, burger, and the asparagus salad! Terrific cocktails and wine from Milan. One of my absolute favorites!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was good. We did feel a little rushed by our server. Had a 9:30 reservation, which we were on time for, but didn’t realize the restaurant closed at 11. Steak was good, but flavor wise, I’ve had better.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Sandwich was AMAZING

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DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pat LaFrieda steaks, fun atmosphere, great drinks, good happy hour drink deals.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable lunch there. It was like being in a real Paris bistro, food was excellent.

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Accommodating with reservation, varied menu and meals were cooked to perfection. Perfect location for various activities in the West Village/Washington Square Park area.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot, with very romantic ambiance.
Service was amazing, Katarina is one of the kindest persons we have met.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal - took some Argentine friends one of whom doesn't eat that much and they enjoyed it very much and the profiteroles and crème brulee were also excellent. We went at 9:30 and sat upstairs where it was much less noisy and it quieted down after that. Downstairs was something of a madhouse - it was Saturday night.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience! Food was incredible, our server Sidy was very attentive to our needs and even gave us a complimentary Creme brûlée for celebrating our engagement. Highly recommend Boucherie for your next dinner spot in NYC!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class experience. Our waitress knew the menu like the back of her hand. Every dish prepared to perfection.

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

Have been coming since they opened. Wax rocky at the start but has evolved into a great neighborhood eating spot. We are always welcomed by the hostess and have experienced many good meals with family and friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No candle for birthday dessert

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Je suis venue pour un diner en famille. French bistro ambiance. Excellent service et un repas delicieux. Steack cuit a la perfection , accompagné d une delicieuse Tarte tatin.
Vivement recommandé !

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for a family dinner. French atmosphere bistro. Excellent service and a delicious meal. Steak cooked to perfection, accompanied by a delicious tarte tatin. Highly recommended !

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed with the service. It took way too long for he waiter to get our drink order after we sat down. My wife got the filet and hers was good. I got the bone in NY strip and the cut wasn’t good. Positives were the appetizers, The onion soups was delicious and the escargot was good. Wouldn’t recommend because of the poor service.

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NE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Super cute, charming. Perfect for a cold night in a fuzzy sweater with a great glass of red, dark wine. Very accommodating- we were with kids. Lovely windows. I don’t like the 7th ave view but in the dark still pleasant. Would recommend, definitely, but not a foodie spot. Food was fine, but not amazing

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MD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Two of us enjoyed a boozy brunch with authentic french preparations. Our bottle of bubbles was excellent and the food was great (I gave food a 4 out of 5 only because it was excellently prepared but the usual - 5/5 would be warranted for exceptionally fresh ingredients or unique preparations or twists on the usual). All other aspects of my review (service, ambiance, etc) warranted 5/5. Important note: The waiter gave us the space and time we needed to enjoy our lazy Sunday afternoon. In fact, we appreciated that she would check in on us but NEVER made us feel like we had to wrap up because she needed the table. We really appreciated that. I never got her name, but she was from Macedonia and deserves credit for her excellent work!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very attentive. Every dish we had tasted like a five star restaurant. The ambiance reminded me exactly of Paris. All in all just a great experience!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wife and I had a late valentines day dinner here on Saturday. It was a very nice venue. Food was great but I thought the service was a little slow, that could have been because it was a packed house. My only other complaint was that every bit of space was used. Even though your tables are separated from others, the closeness makes you fell as though you are all eating together.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

They mixed the cooking value of our meals. My meat was well done and my wife’s meal was rare. They did not worry about it.

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LC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was there for brunch. The food was very tasty, but overpriced. $27 for poached eggs with lox, an English muffin, and potatoes on the side. Our waiter was ok, but not great in terms of attentiveness. The atmosphere was nice, moderately loud but nothing out of the ordinary for NYC. Go for the food and just make sure you budget enough for the outing.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food for brunch was absolutely delicious. However, I do think it is a little overpriced. Additionally, I wish the lunch menu was offered at brunch as well.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The waitress was really not warm nor friendly, and ordering the avocado toast substituting the egg for smoked salmon was a real struggle. I ended being charged $14 for a side of salmon...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We waited 30 minutes for a table, even with a reservation. Service was very poor, we could never find our waiter and everything took a very long time. Food was good however.

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RC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very tight and we were sat in a not so comfortable table, very close to the neighbors and around the path of waiter/waitress traffic. It was not ideal and not that comfortable hearing all the words of the neighbors and essentially knocking elbows with them. I realize it's NYC and space is at a premium, but at a nice french restaurant I'd prefer a little intimacy.

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