Boulton and Watt

4.6
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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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MO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, our bartender Conor was exceptional!

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Someone needs to warn people that this is a very noisy bar with a tiny restaurant squeezed in.

WJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and will definitely be back for brunch again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I would reccomend this place but not during peak hours. The bathrooms were gross and needed to be cleaned, the noise level was INSANE, the people at the table next to us left after 1 drink and shared appetizer due to the cramped space. Seating was very close table to table and the walkway for waiters and patrons was so small people were constantly bumping into those who were seated on the ends. I had reserved a table and the first table we were going to be seated at other patrons were using as a coat rack / drink holder so I asked for something further back. The braised rib was a small portion for the cost although the Amish Chicken was delicious and worth the money. The wine selection was also very limited.

EW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this bar so much. The service is great and the food never disappoints.

ED
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was nice and the music was great! Drinks were excellent also, our only problems were the “reserved” seating was on stools at a family style table that gave us no privacy and it took a min for the waiter to take out order. Other than that, its pretty great!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cocktails were good. Service excellent. Very friendly staff. Food was subpar though. A bit disappointed.

SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were a group of 8 having dinner before seeing a band at the Mercury Lounge across the street. Our reserved table was ready and waiting for us. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and the dinners we ordered. We would say the only downside was our server. She really wasn't pleasant at all. It never makes sense that when a person is working in a tip-based business, that they can't figure out that a smile and a nice attitude go a long way. I might add that we are an easy-going group, so it wasn't that she was dealing with hard-to-please people.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We enjoyed our 10:30am Saturday brunch before the crowd!

p
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful space, nice menu..recommend the crispy brussell sprouts

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great casual place for groups - menu is solid with all sorts of comfort food. Service is friendly and unfussed. Had a birthday in our group and they comped the skillet cookie with birthday candle which was really nice of them.

Our group had the pickles, calamari, giant meatball, a bunch of burgers, a salad, brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe and the chicken pot pie. Everything was tasty and to everyone’s liking. Would go back.

LB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing range of options. Cool, rustic feel inside

m
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot, great comfort food, friendly staff

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, drinks, and service were all excellent!

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
2 reviews
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
5 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
14 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
3 reviews
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

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