Boulton and Watt

4.7
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
A project forged of the passion of a group of partners working and living in the East Village, Boulton & Watt is based on the notion of providing great food and great drink in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from the industrial revolution – of which Matthew Boulton & James Watt were pivotal figures with their perfection of the steam engine, which in turn catapulted two continents into a new era. Our location on the corner of Houston & Avenue A melds raw, industrial accents with warm wood and tall windows; creating an intimate yet open atmosphere fitting for all seasons and all clientele. The kitchen serves a full menu; our revised take on classic American and English comfort food late into the night. We love this neighbourhood, and we wanted to create a bar we were proud of. We hope you enjoy sharing in our passion.
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BN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. Would totally recommend to anyone looking for tasty food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice space but quite loud. The food was just ok. Large portions with more sides than main. Casual spot with decent comfort food but I wouldn’t order the burger.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for watching game with little nook to ourselves. Good vibes and great food/drink selection.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food-- killer brussel sprouts. Very, very, very loud

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was very delightful. Staff had positive energy and very attentive. Food was very delicious and drinks were made to perfection. Love the positive vibe here.

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun get together then over to the Mercury Lounge!

LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I always have a great time at Boulton and Watt. The food is consistently delicious and the cocktails are always good enough to have you ordering more than you'd expect. An NYC staple that I hope never closes.

PM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to Boulton & Watt for having our party. The reservation was ready in a timely manner and the service was excellent. I commend our waiter who had to provide service during a very busy night and he did a great job of checking in with our table and moving things quickly.

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good as always! Big portions and tasty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Dog Restaurant Week and my husband and I took our youngest pup out to brunch! It was such a fun little spot and the food was delicious. We even were able to order from the doggy menu for our dog! All around it was a great place to dine. Will definitely be coming back

GL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was very friendly. We asked the host for outdoor seating and were told it would take 30 minutes, even though I saw at least one open table. I figured it must be reserved so we sat indoors. There was a group of extremely loud and obnoxious guys that made us want to leave. Instead, we asked our server for an update on outdoor seating and were sat outdoors right away. It was only 5 minutes later, so it was a bit annoying to have to move when we could have been sat outdoors to begin with.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We loved the food but service was a little blahhh! When we walked in the hostess was very rude. She didn't greet us and was on her cellphone. Eventually, I said "hi can we have a table outside for dinner" she didn't say anything and just grabbed menus and walked outside to the table and put the menus down. How about saying "hi" or "enjoy your meal". The waitress was good but, also a little cold. Almost seemed annoyed when we asked her about drinks. I will be back though. The food was terrific and I liked the vibe. I hope management addresses the issue with the staff. It would be such a better experience if we didn't feel like a bother.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the hosting staff was very friendly. I’ll definitely be back.

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Great happy hour specials. Great chef specials. The server even stopped by to let us know when happy hour was ending if we wanted another round. Our food was excellent. Definitely going back.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, great décor, service was excellent. The food was delicious though my burger was a bit underdone so I'd stress that if you're like me and don't want your burger on the medium side. We'll be back!

MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place for a few friends to get together. Was impressed by the food as well. Would return

PS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great comfort food! Watched the World Cup Final here and had great seats and service.

MP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and when I asked to move our reservation to an outdoor table, the staff was more then accommodating. Great meal!

JH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was already closed when we arrived, yet they still had reservation time slots available on opentable.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch

PS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, fun atmosphere, and really, really great server and good service.
We left the restaurant feeling full and with smiles on our faces

TN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have our annual staff celebration at B&W. This year, they upped their game with more extensive and delicious food choices and a terrific wait staff. Olivia, Kevin and Sean took excellent care of our large group. They made our evening terrific!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend if you’re in the east village. Quaint. Simple. Quality.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fathers day

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for get casual get togethers but way too loud inside!

LE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot; really good cocktails and beer list. Food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress got one entree item wrong, and very quickly remedied the situation.

J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chill environment with an extensive brunch menu and communal bar seating area

g
New York Area
384 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went here with a group on a Friday night. We were taken right on time and waited on promptly. The kitchen was slow and one order got lost entirely, so we weren't served for about 45 minutes. At least when the food arrived it was very good. The unexpected favorite was the Brussel Sprouts, any health benefits of which we balanced out by also having delectable mini ice cream cones and donuts. We'd go back, just probably not on a Friday.

TD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

the food and the atmosphere was very good, however, even though we asked about the happy hour, and the answer was-yes, until 7pm is happy hour, the price of wine (which was great) was 11$, so we had to ask for review of the bill (wine 6$). Also, we druk 2 beers and on the bill were 3 beers. Finally after all, one round was free for us. So, instead paying 101$, we paid 65. 2 main dishes, one jar of cucumber, 3 glasses of wine and two beers. After all it was great experience and great value.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch everything. The manager, Paul, was a really great guy. He came over to our table to greet us and check in on how our meal was — what a great touch! This attention to customer happiness + the delicious food make this place a new go-to favorite.

MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 11 people for a birthday, had a great time!

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for lunch so was very quiet. Ate inside it they also had outside tables(was a nice day). I had the mac and cheese and it was good. The cheese blend was basic otherwise would give it a higher rating. The service was very good.

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family lunch! Food and service both outstanding. Special price on burger, fries and drink an added bonus! Will be returning and recommending.

N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. I had the regular burger and it was cooked to perfection and flavorful. It was noisy but we went on a friday night so it's to be expected. Just don't take a first date there, lol. Great ambiance as well. I would definitely come back.

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a nice space that was light and airy. Great for the sunny Sunday we were there. Food was delicious and the drinks very reasonably priced for Brunch. Would definitely come back here again.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for big groups if you make a reservation. Came with 8 for brunch - food was delicious with huge portions and drinks were cheap (by NYC standards)

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for a casual dinner with some friends

DS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively local pub with nice range of craft brews. The food is quite good, and the service friendly. Depending on the hour it can be quite loud, but not rowdy. I've been a number of times and it's both well-run and consistently good.

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