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Bouley

163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
(212) 964-2525
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Ranked #11 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hudson Street
Transit: Chambers Street stop 1,2,3,A,C,E lines Brooklyn Bridge stop 4,5,6 lines City Hall stop R line
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 and $175 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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English first
New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

food is incredible service is impecable room is stunningly beautiful expensive but a great value--it is worth every single penny very high end -but so not stuffy our waiter was George- can't wait till our next meal here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As mentioned in my previous comment after my first visit to Bouley in this stay in NYC, I consider Bouley the best NYC restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything was absolutely amazing!!! Go for the lunch tasting menu, reasonable price for this amazing food, and we got 3 more complimentary dishes!! Staff is so nice and professional!! Perfection!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had our best lunch date ever at this restaurant. When inside, it feels like you are transported to a French chateau. The dining area is very beautiful - paintings, fabric, flowers, lovely decorative arts. Oh, the food. Seriously. Every course was delicious, and I agree with other reviews that the lunch tasting menu is absolutely the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Large portions do not make up for sloppy food. A new place may still be going through adjustments; but we think it's more likely that the kitchen is not being run by experts.

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Mississauga
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm not the most adventurous diner so I was apprehensive about the tasting menu. I'm so glad I tried it- best meal ever. The flavours were perfectly combined, Kobe beef was like butter, the cracker and tomato ice were heavenly. Include the wine pairings for an even better experience. Thanks for the tour of the kitchen!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I took one of my NY customer for dinner at Bouley. Great service from start to finish. I really like that they get most of their food in the area. We did order a la carte and we were not disappointed. Excellent dishes with a lot of flavor. The plates were not the usual French style with little in it...... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I do not write a lot of reviews, not are they lengthy when I do. But I have to say that our dinner at Bouley, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, exceeded all expectations. All courses were fabulous, and the waitstaff was attentative, professional AND personable. I highly recommend this spot for a special evening!

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everything was perfect, the food, the wine, the service, the ambience,,, Highlight to the special bread selection. Simply wonderfull !! It was fantastic !!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very special restaurant in every respect. The food is gourmet quality. The service and staff so well trained and welcoming. The ambiance is world class. Not an easy hike from midtown but well worth the effort. A must for food lovers.

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