Boulton and Watt

4.6
415 reviews
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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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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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MM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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PS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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MP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent brunch

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PS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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TN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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

Fathers day

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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LE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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g
New York Area
368 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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TD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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

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.

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MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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)

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a casual dinner with some friends

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DS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested table with TV view for Bday celebration and March Madness. Came through with great secluded booth with our own screen. Very friendly and accommodating service. Food was prepared well and amazing desserts. Great experience!

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

I liked this place - a lot! I arrived about 10 minutes early for my reservation and the other person in my party wasn’t with me. But, there was none of this “we won’t seat you until your whole party is here" nonsense. They seated me right away and then took my drink order while I waited.

I perused the menu while I waited for my friend and I wanted to order everything. I settled on the Short Rib Ravioli which was delicious. My friend had the Free Range Chicken Pot Pie. Also delicious. We started with the Artichoke and Kale Croquettes. I could have made a meal out of them.

The service was attentive without being overbearing. They refreshed the water bottles so that we were never out. And the same with our cocktails 😁.

It is LOUD! Really lively! Great vibe. I thought this would make conversation difficult but it didn’t. We were seated between two other tables and we had no problems hearing one another.

This restaurant is not close to where I live but I will make the trip to eat here again.

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome

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MH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice. Drinks are good and food is excellent. A little noisy though

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O
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was not good. Our waitress did a good job and was attentive but the host or whoever was organizing the seating was extremely rude to us. She told my friend to move in such a rude way I thought she was kidding

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RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

their steak is amazing

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

A fun place to get brunch! mimosas, sangria, and blood Mary’s were $6 each as a special. Music was good, food great

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JF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, I enjoyed my brunch at B&W! We had to wait about 30 minutes for our reservation time as it was busy (looked like multiple birthday parties), but they made efforts to squeeze us in. I do however wish it would have been at a table and not in the middle of the bench seating as it was quite loud with people on either side of us. The server was a bit slow to come around in the beginning, but then was prompt the remainder of our visit. The value and quality of food and mimosas was great! I'll definitely be coming back.

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

Awesome food, huge portions, fun waitresses, but very loud and rowdy people all around us- it’s a bar scene that happens to have great food

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Staff was so welcoming and friendly and the food was killer! Short rib ravioli was one of the best things I ever had. And the rosemary fries!!! Definitely will be coming back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great spot! Food was delicious and wine special amazing! Our server was spot on. Will definitely go back.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Came for the Super Bowl. Was expecting more and larger TVs. Some at my table had very poor viewing angles.

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MD
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for a dinner on a Friday night, bar/restaurant was packed and lively. We had a large group and were seated 15 minutes after our scheduled reservation. The service was fantastic and our waitress was very attentive, even with the significant number of people in the restaurant. Ordered the burger and calamari - burger was very much worth the value. Calamari was sub par - not as crispy as one would like, dipping sauce had minimal flavor but a lot of heat, and approximately half of the "calamari" was battered and fried peppers which were not the most appetizing.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails, great service, cool ambiance.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to enjoy time with friends and family

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