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Boulton and Watt

4.8
4.8
492 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 490-6004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Jaime Felber: (646) 490-6004

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Nearest Stations: 2 Av (F), Delancey St (F), Essex St (J, M, Z)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Comfort Food

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  1. MN

    MartinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beste Burger in Town! Top Bedienung, sehr aufmerksam und freundlich!
  2. SS

    SS17

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience here! Came into NYC for a get together with college buddies and there was plenty of room to spread out, service was excellent, cocktails were amazing, and the food was great too. I had the the house made pork sausage Benedict but the meatball sub on special looked delicious too.
  3. S

    Sapphire7

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal at Boulton & Watt during our trip to New York. It was our second visit and didn't fail to please. Both food and service was outstanding and looking forward to our next visit.
  4. M

    Momoftwo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great ambiance. Service and food were excellent. Mainly a bar scene. So it can get noisy. Only thing, wish there were more dishes for vegetarians.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very fun little bday celebration w my girl friends! Food is causal and great! drinks are even better!
  6. EB

    EdenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost everything was delicious ! Salads great!! Frites great!
  7. HK

    HobbyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun spot in the East Village area with a diverse menu and cute ambience. Appetizers were amazing - we tried and loved a bunch of different options and everything was excellent - escargot, mac & cheese, calamari and burrata salad. Casual decor and high top seating was fun.
  8. r

    recommend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    decent food. decent drinks. not too busy for a sunday morning brunch. if you're in the LES and looking for a last-minute, American brunch, this is a great spot. can't go wrong really with anything on the menu. the food, the ambiance, decoration is generic but well done—the Ladybird of restaurants if you will
  9. CC

    CarlyC

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the happy hour, and a great outdoor spot to go to!
  10. BK

    BlueKleenexx

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice staff. Seated outside immediately. Good food and unique menu. Go to brunch spot. Definitely will return
  11. JP

    JenP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times for brunch, great food, great atmosphere, great service
  12. M

    Mellie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is exceptional, showing extra care on such a hot day to make sure we were in a cool place in the restaurant. The water was full and the dishes taken away quickly. The guacamole is so good! As are the little fried chicken sliders. The rosemary fries just a hint on the soapy side, but fried to perfection. This is a great place to eat!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster pasta was the best dish of my life. Coming back for more!
  14. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and very good food. We had our dog and they were super accommodating….even had a dog menu!
  15. AD

    AnneD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly place, good drinks. Chicken sliders were terrific, paired with salads they made a perfect light dinner. Fun patio for a late April Friday evening.
  16. A

    Anna

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, cocktails, service, and ~vibes~. They were super accommodating with updates to my reservation!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great vibes. I’ve been numerous times and plan to come back many more!
  18. RE

    RyanE

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Tried to smash us into a tiny 2 top in between 2 other tiny 2 top tables when there was 3 booths open in the front. Hostess said sorry that’s all we have, you can sit outside. We sit outside, it’s 45 degrees, they have an outside structure but no heating. Service was awful. Server likely had too many tables and little support. Had 1 cocktail, it was weak as hell.
  19. J

    John

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Favorite spot for brunch. Service really depends on the wait staff sometimes its great, other times horrendous.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were just looking for a quick place to eat and found this restaurant. We were very happy with our decision. Food was good, drinks were good and loved the ambiance.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    i could not BELIEVE how loud this restaurant was. we were screaming at each other the entire dinner. everyone was just trying to talk over the music. food and drinks aside i will never return for this reason.
  22. TH

    TraceyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overly sauced and extremely rich menu. Reservations may get you a seat at the community table .. although you won’t know until you show up!
  23. JB

    JBRLA

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They were very accommodating as the size of my party grew and changed. Will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend flew in from out of town and it was his first time in NYC! Perfect food and drinks and atmosphere.
  25. NY

    NYer

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Molly was awesome! Super helpful and attentive
  26. j

    jnguyen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    way too loud to be considered a dinner spot and the service was terrible.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    At first everything was great, vibes were great servers were great. After we got our first round of drinks/food we felt forgotten. We ordered another round of drinks but never came. The servers kept coming to our table asking if anyone is helping us or do we need anything else and every time we always told them we’re waiting for our drinks. Took at least 35 minutes for the drinks to finally come. Just terrible with servicing people I liked the spot very much until I had to wait a whole episode of entourage (plus the credits) for a drink to come. Probably won’t go there again unless there’s a function
  28. DL

    DinaLove

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived as one of the first brunch seatings and felt safe and comfortable at a table indoors away from others. The French toast was substantial and delicious, the service was lovely, and drinks were delightful!
  29. S

    Shelly

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was good, but we were very rushed by the servers. We were one of three parties in the entire restaurant and less than an hour into us being there, either servers or buss-people kept coming up to ask if we were finished. That’s perfectly okay but we were still eating. We ended up leaving earlier than we wanted to because we felt rushed but other than that, everything was fine.
  30. BK

    BridgitK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was delish! The restaurant was charming and quite large, the service was also excellent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I liked the vegetarian options. Two of us had the chicken and loved it. Good craft beer options, too.
  32. AG

    AnaG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good brunch spot, seemed quiet and easy, good menu selection and generous portions
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best !!! The staff is amazing
  34. J

    Jeffmbigs

    Philadelphia

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice LES "sports bar" style with some good pub style food. Brunch on weekends is a plus and outdoor dining area is comfortable & well designed if weather permits.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  36. RT

    RandyT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is exceptional at this restaurant. Friendly hostess and very accommodating bartenders. Fine selection of cocktails including Mezcal drinks and wide range of wines. Happy hour specials include classics like the Old Fashioned, Margarita as well as discounts on wine. I came for an early dinner @ 4:30pm prior to a concert across the street at the Mercury Lounge. The burger was delicious and cooked properly medium rare. I would like to return and try their French toast and eggs Benedict.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!
  38. AS

    AdrienneS

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch ever!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. They messed up my meal a bit but they right’ed their wrong
  40. PC

    PCS17

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! I’ve been going here for years and it has consistently been so good. One of my favorites go-to restaurants in the city. Never disappoints.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boulton and Watt does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Boulton and Watt also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 490-6004.

Boulton and Watt is rated 4.8 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Boulton and Watt

5 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Nearest Stations: 2 Av (F), Delancey St (F), Essex St (J, M, Z)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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