Boucherie - Union Square

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$31 to $50
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French
BOUCHERIE is a traditional FRENCH brasserie and steakhouse, celebrating Joie de Vivre. 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. In addition to an extensive wine list and classic drinks, Anthony Bohlinger (formerly of Maison Premiere) developed a beverage program that boasts an inspired menu of absinthe-driven signature cocktails.

Surrounded by walls of majestic wooden-framed mirrors and original Belle Époque posters, seating at our UNION SQUARE location varies among pristine white marble and wood bistro tables, cozy burgundy leather booths, a 32ft. handmade pewter bar, and an option for a 40-guest private room, to make the 222-seat restaurant feel timeless and intimate with vibrant, contemporary joi de vivre.

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JG
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I wish we hadn’t gone here. The young people on one side didn’t talk to each other because it was too loud, and the old people on the other side didn’t for the same reason. All the food was mediocre at best.

I had eaten here with a colleague last year and was pleased. This time, I brought my wife and was embarrassed.

Serving industrial food in a noisy room does not qualify as an energetic brasserie. The young couple received their first course twice, and we got our cocktails after 30 minutes.

When I told the manager that the soft cheese shouldn’t have been served straight from the refrigerator,she blamed New York State. I’m not sure why that rule only applies to this restaurant.

This is the first negative review I have ever placed on this site, but no one involved seemed capable of recognizing how substandard everything was.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As expected...Brasserie. .style ..good meat...wines overpriced

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good, but way too expensive.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just simply outstanding, best dining experience in New York yet!!! Will definitely be back.

TP
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for lunch on a Saturday around 2pm. Food was good and service very attentive. Reasonable prices.
Too bad that they didn't make available items from the main menu.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Steak Frites at an affordable price range compared to other steakhouses. The Waffle Truffle Burger was stunning as well with a generous amount of truffle shavings, with the meat absorbing all the truffle goodness. Typical french brunch item Croque Madame did not disappoint as well as portion was huge and very filling.

E
Hamburg Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for a Thanksgiving dinner here. Good atmosphere, nice French interior and delicious food.

FS
Oklahoma City
91 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This experience was a disappointment. The biggest disappointment was the service. We were there 2 hours, and even though there were 7 in our party, the service was poor, even after the restaurant was half full. We had to ask for service, (water, our food) several times. We had multiple courses, and although good in flavor and preparation, some entrees were warm, not hot. When spending $1,000 for a meal, I expected better.

VN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Solid food. Wonderful cocktails. I would 100% come back for the cocktails. The service could be better. I wrote in my reservation that I was there to celebrate my cousin's 30th birthday and asked for a dessert to be brought out with the words "Happy Birthday" written out. The host put us at a small table next to the kitchen & bathroom entrance which I was not happy about and asked to be moved to another table. Then when dessert came around they did not fulfill my request. Overall, this seems like a nice date place. There are much better steakhouses in NYC with much better customer service so I don't think I'll be back.

EC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a truly lovely experience at Boucherie Union Square! We were mindless of the time and we ended up arriving an hour early for our reservation. They seated us immediately, and from then on it was nothing but great service, great wine, and terrific food - Chateaubriand, vegetable medley, and profiteroles and mousse au chocolat for dessert. Our server was a charming young man, originally from Macedonia. We highly recommend this lovely place and wonderful dining experience.

GC
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food quality and cooking. But quite expensive. bouillabaisse not like In Marseille but great in NYC. Quite loud with too much music, people yell instead of talking as a consequence.

SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There is a lot of noise maybe the music was to high forcing people to speak loudly. Food was ok and the service was good.

IM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday. They were terrific about this. After our delicious meal of escargot, steak and beef bourguinon they brought our crepes suzettes with a candle and chocolate inscribed greeting. After the meal the server presented him with a book about the history of the restaurant! What a perfect evening. We highly recommend this restaurant. It was our second visit but definitely not our last.

DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They need to include serving cutlery pieces when there are shared dishes

AP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was very, very noisy!!
Outrageous pricing for a glass of wine!!
Basic Cabernet for $24!!
Ridiculous!!

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. A warm greeting from the hostess set the stage for an enjoyable lunch with friends. The decor reminded me of a Paris Brasserie. The servers were attentive and cordial. I had the fruit de mare and the grilled octopus, well prepared and delicious. The desserts are generous and best shared. We were allowed to take our time and enjoy our meal, we never felt rushed.
We will be back for another great meal.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Went for brunch. Decor is nice, but service very slow and quality just average. I do not recommend.

PR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to this restaurant did not disappoint. We ordered the escargot, octopus, lamb and duck and each dish was delicately prepared and intensely flavorful. The portions were plentiful and the atmosphere energetic. Wait staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. The kitchen is open to view and while we initially hesitated at being seated in the area adjacent to the kitchen, we soon felt like we were at a private party and the restaurant was serving just our small group of tables. For your gastronomic pleasure, we highly recommend dining at Boucherie.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Boucherie Saturday night for dinner. We had 6:30 reservations. We arrived at 6:15 and were seated quickly. The server came to our dinner and we were given 3 options for water (tap, sparkling or bottled). She also reviewed specials and explained the menu. My husband ordered the Boucherie burger and I ordered the ribeye. He loved his burger and my steak was delicious. The food was really tasty and seasoned very well. I would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Please change the fries back to the old version. The new ones just aren’t that good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good times

E
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything during our visit was exceptional. The cocktails were well thought out, strong, and delicious. For appetizers had the slow roasted bacon, grilled octopus, and the seared scallops. All tastier than the next, make sure to use the assortments of bread to soak up all the tomato sauce that accompanies the scallops it's a treat on its own. For the entree I had the Steak Frites Au Poivre cooked to a perfect medium rare. The outside had a solid crust on it will the inside was soft as butter. Excellent steak. Not huge on the peppercorn cream sauce for the steak but enjoyed dipping the fries into it. For the dessert I had the crepes suzette and although I was stuffed by then I nearly licked the plate clean. The sugar, butter, Grand Marnier sauce pair with creamy vanilla ice cream is a real treat to close out a great meal. We'll be back for sure, enjoy.

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It sure would have been nice to have our cocktails while were enjoying the pre-meal conversation. Unfortunately, the drinks arrived at the same time as our soup. I had a choice between sipping my Old Fashioned or tasting the French Onion Soup -- neither of which was anything special. Same for my Grilled Octopus starter: just ok -- with the flavor of the Octopus lost in Eggplant confit. The entrees (Salmon, Chicken, Steak Frittes) were ample, well prepared and tasty. Maybe we caught them on a bad night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way!

R
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Most disappointing, the steak was served cold, service was terrible, the noise level was such that you could not converse. The cost for four peoples dinner was over $500 without drinks and far from worth it. I will not return.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If you have the money, this place is fine. Went with co-workers, and we had fun. If I was on my own, probably would not take my wife. I ordered a double vodka tonic, with tip is was $35! Soooooo....

Steak was very good, the bacon app was ok. I like the bacon at Benjamin's much better.

It was good, but it's expensive for what you get.

M
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I am a frequent visitor to Boucherie on Seventh Ave in the West Village where the service is exemplary, so imagine my surprise to arrive into an empty Boucherie and not be greeted at all. I wait. Someone shows up and tells me there's no hostess. Okay, say I, but I have a reservation. They wave me at the empty tables. I sit and after another person (a stranger) arrives and is seated at a very nearby table in this empty restaurant (I have been sitting more than five minutes without water or offer of coffee at 10am on a Monday) I am given a brunch menu. I ask for the regular breakfast menu because I am fond of their breakfasts. The server shrugs. It is a holiday and they are only serving brunch. My friend arrives and we order coffee. Specifically cafe au lait. The server doesn't understand. Cafe au lait, we repeat until he mimics us and leaves (she is a fluent French speaker, and after he leaves she says in French "of course they must be out of milk") -- She orders an orange juice which she thinks is from a box (the $7 item is supposed to be fresh) and it is whisked away without question. But it remains on the tab. I order a croissant and it is perfection. But no spreads or condiments until I request them. At this point, there are eye-rolls because we have been deemed difficult. Another table complains not to get a lunch menu (the pricey brunch menu is all they are serving). We recognize that restaurants have the right to serve what they like, but it would have been nice to be informed that they would be on a holiday menu at some point (the website? when we walked in? so we could make a graceful exit to a coffee bar) - in general, if it is going to be empty at least they could be gracious. I like being the only person at a restaurant, it makes me feel generous. This place made me want to leave. (and as I say, I really love the brand).

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic, but felt ignored by our server.

I
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Together hosted was very rude.
No idea for her how to handle a customer.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Please note, they have a limited special menu from 4-5pm. My party and I had a reservation for 4PM, we ordered some appetizers and decided to wait till 5PM so that we had access to the full menu. Both food and drinks were pretty good we enjoyed ourselves.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A feast for the eyes and the palate.It is exquistely designed and the menu is quite interesting. I invited 6 people and evetyone was thoroughly impressed with both the ambiance and the food. Can t wait to go for dinner.

DR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Excelente onion soup but that’s it, had grilled octopus, mussels, escargot and all were mediocre

RH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an outstanding restaurant with high quality food, service and ambiance. The tables for two are a bit small once you place menus, water, cocktails, wine glasses etc. It was loud to the point we could barely hear out server and had to ask her to repeat herself numerous times (no, we don’t have hearing impairments). The portion sizes were larger than what you would expect given whats depicted on social media. The service was excellent; not overbearing yet very attentive and multiple staff checked in on us without being intrusive. Staff was very knowledgeable about everything from cocktails, wine and food. I narrowed my main course selection down to 3 items and asked our server to choose for me, and she brought me the dry aged burger (cooked medium) that was out of this world. She nailed it, although I think I would be happy with anything on your menu. We will definitely be back next time in NYC. Thank you for achieving such high standards without a stuffy pretentious feel.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my friend for lunch. She works next to the Boucherie, and she loves coming here. I loved the Escargots and Pan Bagant! I think this place is perfect for business lunches! I will definitely come back again!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really expensive. $375 for 5 people with no alcohol

WR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was decent, but I didn't really enjoy. The steak Frites in pictures is sliced up, but they make you cut it yourself. Our burger had the bottom bun soaked in blood despite letting them know we didn't want that.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with friend for brunch to celebrate his birthday
We were welcome by our amazing server Marta
She explained whole brunch menu recommended some her favorite dishes
We love everything, we also share bottled champagne
And for dessert we ended with some cheese plate
Marta surprise us with dessert pistachio which was fenomenal
Service was the best we ever had
We will be back

JN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well served by Catalina. Very smiley and very nice.
Food Was very good.
I can recommand this restaurant

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Lunch was amazing we share foie gras outstanding
Lentil soup was unbelievable
We end up with dessert recommend by our lovely server Marta
Everything was perfect

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Quick stop in my favorite place
Try the eggs Benedict, fruit salad
Server Marta amazing as always !!!!