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Bouley

163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
(212) 964-2525
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Ranked #18 of 11,374 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $80
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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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On my last trip to New York a year ago, my friends and I ate our way through 25 Michelin stars over the course of a couple of weeks. Our final meal on that trip was at Bouley, and we were shocked that it only had a single star - the meal and service (in particular our waiter, Nico) were... More

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

in the midst of tribeca is an old world inspired french restaurant. the room is beautifully designed. the menu is varied and the food delicious. Basic french done well befitting to its one star status. a very romantic venue. definitely a lovely staple to the food scene in NYC

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went for her 50th birthday and we couldn't have been more please or satisfied. Was our first visit. We had the 6 course tasting menu, which was out of this world. Service was attentive and the dining room decor literally takes you to the south of France. Worth a return trip and is a great place... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I treated my foodie husband to a birthday dinner at Bouley in early April. We started by sharing a bottle of champagne in the lovely orchid-lined lounge while waiting for a particular table that we had requested. For dinner we had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything about the experience was superb--atmosphere, service, food. Highly recommended.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have been to many excellent restaurants in NYC and elsewhere - Bouley was near perfection. The dining room is beautiful, the food spectacular, the service top notch and well informed. It is hard to be any better. The tasting menu, with wine pairings, made for a most memorable anniversary dinner. Bouley was very welcoming and the wait staff could... More

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Gif sur Yvette
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Everything was so perfect. The place is amazing, the service is great and the food unbelievable. The restaurant is specifically dedicated to private or corporate events. The kitchen is open to the dining room and you see the cooks working. The room is full of herbs that they use to cook. The Chef came to say hi ! And to... More

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Venice, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I don't know if I'll ever eat lunch again, unless it is the fixed price lunch at Bouley. I don't normally have the time to eat a proper lunch and now Bouley has redefined what lunch should be. Everyone's accolades about the food are spot on. What surprised me was what a relaxing experience the meal was. I wondered why... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are looking for top gourmet cuisine and ambience, Bouley Restaurant offers a lunchtime prix fixe menu that is the best bargain in New York City. The food is spectacular, the portions generous, the service top notch. Unlike other high-end restaurants with very limited prix fixe menus, Bouley's prix fixe menu offers many choices. Another thing that makes Bouley... More

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Caves Beach,Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I hade the 6 course degustation. We had a choice of 3 dishes from each of the 6 courses...unusual for a degustation and fantastic. We made several different choices . Each course was outstanding, perfect produce, presentation and showing the brilliance of the chef Wine list world class with old and new wine from around the world.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I love Bouley. They are one of my top restaurants in NYC. Porcini flan is devine. Big eye tuna is ultra fresh. So fresh that even good high end sushi restaurant would be green with envy. You have to book this restaurant if you are in nyc.

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