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Bouley

163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
(212) 964-2525
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Ranked #11 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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
53 helpful votes 53 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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boca raton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had an incredible meal at Bouley. Each course was lovingly prepared and we were well taken care of by the entire staff. We dined here Saturday Sept 13th and the experience certainly enhanced our entire vacation.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I was a guest at at dinner here and what an experience. Extremely attentive, but not intrusive staff. Bread (although a banned food) had to be tasted to believe and the food was exquisite. Expertly fused together resulting in the taste buds going crazy. As I wasn't responsible no idea realty of cost bar noting in reviews, but the environment... More

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NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Bouley is perhaps one of the finest restaurants in the city. My evening did not start off well. I was celebrating an anniversary and was seated on the lower floor in a dimly lit dining room with no other tables. I was told the dining room would fill up later. The atmosphere at this time was dull, boring, and definitely... More

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Philadelphia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Bouley continues to provide outstanding food, service and décor albeit at a high price. If you are looking for a superb meal, this is the place to go

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Bouley offers an opportunity to experience incredibly flavorfull food and perfect service. Our party of three thoroughly enjoyed the five course luncheon tasting menu. Extra servings were added and the servers did a great job explaining the ingredients. A supervisor provided Mr. Bouley's background. Also, the restaurant is beautiful with understated elegance without being pretentious. I highly recommend Bouley for... More

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yes, it is very expensive, but we felt it was worth it. We had a tasting menu with paired wines, the courses just kept coming - not exactly sure how many, I lost count at eleven! Many of the courses were composed of elements we had never experienced and were combined in ways we could not have imagined. We will... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Bear5321, Thank you for your review on Bouley! We are delighted that your dining experience was sublime. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

Columbia, Missouri, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one my of my best dining experiences. My husband and I tried their luncheon tasting menu, $55 per person for five course of your choices. 2 additional course come before and after the 5 course. There are 2-4 different options per course, so each of us ordered the different one to try. The first or "pre" course is... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Jill C, Thank you for taking the time to review Bouley. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience, and that we rendered impeccable service. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

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