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Bouley

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163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803 (Hudson Street)
Chambers Street stop 1,2,3,A,C,E lines Brooklyn Bridge stop 4,5,6 lines City Hall stop R line
+1 212-964-2525
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bouley features the exciting culinary talents of famed four- star Chef...
Bouley features the exciting culinary talents of famed four- star Chef, David Bouley. Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting. In addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch, a prix fixe of three courses for $125 and $185 six course tasting menu for dinner. Parties of 8 or more may order from the tasting menu only and deposit is required to secure a reservation. Chef Bouley is always happy to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions. Jackets are required for gentlemen at both lunch and dinner.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Top Eating Experience

What an amazing restaurant. This was a perfect evening for me. Some friends wanted to take me out for a special eating experience. Bouley had it all: fabulous service, exceptional food, a very warm, cozy environment. It was not a pretentious place that takes itself so seriously that it makes a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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NY
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. This was a perfect evening for me. Some friends wanted to take me out for a special eating experience. Bouley had it all: fabulous service, exceptional food, a very warm, cozy environment. It was not a pretentious place that takes itself so seriously that it makes a person feel self conscious. Jackets are required for men.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the time you walk in past the "apple wall" to when you leave with a gift of a tasty treat for the next day, Bouley delivers perfection. The food is remarkable. I recommend either of the tasting menus and the wine pairings that go with them. The service is excellent and friendly. Yes, it is breath-takingly expensive but it's... More 

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New York City
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I admit to being a NYC foodie and for me, nothing compares to the amazing food, decor, and service at Bouley. I have so many favorite dishes but I love the porcini flan with dache appetizer and the duck breast with polenta and dates main course. The saffron walnut bread is 'to die for' as is the predessert sorbet course.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

$55 lunch may sound expensive, but it is worth every penny. It is definitely the best deal in New York City.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You are not going to find a better place for an intimate and exceptional dining experience. you will pay for it, but it will be worth it. From the moment you walk into Bouley, you will be catered to and treated very specially, with extras, attention and extra attention. Very impressive. There are four options: three course prix fixe, six... More 

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NYC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I dined here for our 5th Anniversary and I let the staff know that when I made the reservation. They treated us excellently from the start, with perfect formality and friendly smiles. We were shown downstairs to a very nice, romantic table, with a couch chair for two, our backs to the wall with a view of... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You feel as if you are entering a restaurant in France. In fall, the entrance is full of, and smells deliciously, of apples, to take just one example. Delicious food, one of New York's best cheese trays, fabulous wines and completely disappointing desserts. How a chef this good can tolerate the latter is a mystery. We used to skip dessert,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Still one of the best meals available in Manhattan. David Bouley has been at the top of his craft for many years - I have very fond memories of a meal there with my family at the Christmas right before the original restaurant was closed. The chef prepared the degustation dinner for us but I am allergic to fish -... More 

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NY
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have brunch on Saturday and it is the best deal as well as incredible food. There are 5 plus courses, extras, an incredible bread cart with a proud server who can explain each of the 9 bread choices, a cake to go, all for $55.00. Book in advance. the atmosphere, service, food -- everything is top rate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

As soon as you walk in, you'll feel the opulence and old charm of this restaurant. Definitely better for dinner but our lunch was very good considering the limited options on the menu. The sommelier helped us pick a bottle of red from France which turned out to be very good. The food was excellent! Will definitely come back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
    (Hudson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Chambers Street stop 1,2,3,A,C,E lines Brooklyn Bridge stop 4,5,6 lines City Hall stop R line
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
  • Neighborhood: TriBeCa
  • Phone Number: +1 212-964-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Bouley features the exciting culinary talents of famed four- star Chef, David Bouley. Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting. In addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch, a prix fixe of three courses for $125 and $185 six course tasting menu for dinner. Parties of 8 or more may order from the tasting menu only and deposit is required to secure a reservation. Chef Bouley is always happy to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions. Jackets are required for gentlemen at both lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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TriBeCa
What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighborhood filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes place here every year. TriBeCa is a great place to take a leisurely stroll before stopping into one of the many local restaurants or bars for a satisfying meal and cocktail. You’ll see families out for an afternoon walk, and don’t be surprised to come up with the occasional celebrity sighting. With such a great vibe, many of the city’s most famous residents call this neighborhood home.
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