Boucherie - Union Square

4.2
487 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. 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 GRAMERCY PARK 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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GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservations for an early Easter Sunday brunch and the restaurant was lively but not full yet (which was great for us since we had a baby with us). Food and drinks were great, service was attentive and patient; highly recommend!

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KW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice restaurant. Service was excellent. Atmosphere/ambiance was ok, nothing special. Food was good, but with wine starting at $60 a bottle, it was a very expensive evening

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BE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I went with two teenage boys and I thought it was a little pricey for a neighborhood place..
I am fine with the 25.00 hamburger.. But least expensive steak was 47.00 - Refills on the soda were $ -They could at least comp a soda when they see you have kids..

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was quite good, service was decent, tables for two way too small and feeling of crampness. And the leather banquet seating seemed to come from a bus terminal.
Enjoyed our meal but wouldn't come back.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Boucherie is a solid french bistro in a convenient location. I do think their brunch menu on the weekend is limited and a bit overpriced.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

All the food was terrible. The French onion soup was burnt. The Octopus was poorly prepared and cooked as it retained too much fat upon serving. The duck confit was over cooked and dry. We didn’t even drink booze but ordered 2 bottle of sparkling water and the bill was almost $160 with tip. Zero value and zero satisfaction.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service really bad. Steak tasted like it was 2 days old. Ambience cool but noisy. Probably not worth going to this restaurant.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s ok. But like 2 times more than it should be. I’ve been to a hundred better restaurants in the city for cheaper. $38 for a bolognese pasta?

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is lovely, just like a French bistro. Our party of four all thought the food was outstanding and beautifully presented as well.

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely space, solid bistro food, energy level great which makes it a bit noisy.

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SZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The butcher block steak platter is really good to share with a large party. We are group of five and is more than enough

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service and speed were terrible. I had called earlier int he day to ask to put my card on the bill (I was with my partners family and wanted to be sure I picked up the bill). During the meal I even gave my card to the waitress (when I used the restroom) and was clear this was for payment at the end of the meal. When the check came, she ended up taking the card of my partner and returning mine. Absurd.

The food was decent but somewhat cold, so was the latte(s) - not hot at all, we sent 1 back ...it never was returned. I'd say we sat with a 7 year old and a 3 year old for 40 minutes with no food (we ordered croissants to be served asap for them, how long should that take to bring out?) . Thankfully they are well behaved, but this situation could problematic for many children.

This place is a mess overall, will not be back and will discourage others from wasting their time. There are a bunch of other restaurants in Union Square, go to any of those.

Lastly, I have been to the location in the West Village, heads above this one.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our engagement and it was so special because of Boucherie

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Steak is outstanding, sides just ok, service is great, it’s s very loud restaurant

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J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Having just returned from Paris we were looking forward to the bistro style restaurant Boucherie represents. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The ambiance is outstanding and service is professional but food is overpriced and lacking. Duck confit was totally bland and flavorless and the beef Bourgogne was tough and dry.

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AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our overall experience was good. The appetizers were out of this world. We had steamed oysters, fau gra, and escargot. All were served with fresh baguettes pieces. Dunking the bread in the garlicky butter was the best. The main dishes of frog legs, citrus salad and grilled octopus were average. Really nothing to write home about. The wait staff was attentive but average.
If you are in the mood for french food try the restaurant. If you are looking for 5 star French food, go elsewhere.

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

I had an amazing night with my friend. Food and service were excellent. If you want to try outstanding stakes, this is the place to go.

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A visit to this restaurant was a planned splurge during our trip to New York City. It did not disappoint us! Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was amazing. The noise level was high, but we enjoyed that and it just added to the experience.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second dining experience in one month; not dissappointed at all. Consistent yet unique.

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k
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

First time here. I really liked a lot.
But WHY DO HOSTS seating people always put you next to a crowded table when there are so many empty tables around.
My reservation note stated “quite table and not to be on top of other tables/people.
Had to move or I asked before being seating if I could go to the next empty table - there were many around. I would say 75%.
So besides not acknowledging my reservation note; I just wish common sense would be used when there are so many empty tables.

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The three of us (including my very hungry 23 year old son) had a Tomahawk for two , creamed spinach, salad and onion soups. The food was great and the Tomahawk was perfect for the three of us. We would definitely go back.

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KT
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Shared beet salad, roast chicken, loop de mar, and ravioli with a shared creme brûlée. All were delicious! It was a little loud and service was good but had a little room for improvement.

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JP
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great large open space. Nice bar seating. Excellent wine list. Good French staples.

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DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with great service. Good bargain on lunch menu. Thank you Boucherie

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, and the staff is really friendly, but the dishes are hit or miss, so I would say do your research before ordering.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Loud rock music in a French Bistro? I couldn’t hear my dinner companion unless he spoke over the noise. Service was slow and the waiters were distracted. They were socializing with each other more than serving. The food was “okay” but not worth the price. Skip this place.

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OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I had a work dinner here the other evening & was excited to finally try here! Sadly I left with mixed feelings. The food was good, especially dessert, but everything else was so-so. Our server was nice but sort of indifferent. The decor is like a cute brasserie. Next time I think I’ll stick with Balthazar.

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AP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow, which is strange because it was not packed. But it has a nice atmosphere, kind of like a huge Balthazar without the crowd. Food was great!

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TW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

wine by the glass seemed very pricey. Food quality very good. Tradition French bistro atmosphere.
Felt fun to be there.

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HW
New York Area
947 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is mediocre. Prices are high. What's to like?

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good - the servings American style = BIG.

To my taste the restuarant plays music that is too loud - but where we were right at the back it was OK

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was as really good. Maybe our server was really busy? Basically dropped off the food and came back when we were finished. Maybe it’s a New York thing, but I thought he would pop by to ask how things were once we had a few bites? I would go back when we visit New York again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

They asked me to submit a positive review in TripAdvisor in exchange of a dessert. Very cheap.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable lunch.

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S
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boucherie has become one of our absolute favorite restaurants in NYC! Our table, the service, wine selection, and food was the BEST NYC has to offer! The attention to detail, outstanding service, and knowledge by our Sommelier was most impressive! We will return to this incredible establishment during our next trip!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific meal and friendly service! Authentic French!

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T
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were excellent. Great value and service.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Food excellent. Service cannot be faulted. Marts superb at looking after you.

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BN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience. Not great. Food is good, service very good. The place is a bit noisy but that’s the expectation for a brasserie. Also I felt that the place is a bit overpriced for what it is.

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