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Bouley

163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
(212) 964-2525
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Ranked #15 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
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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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Bouley's restaurant is beautiful, elegant and sophisticated. It is a place to go when you want excellent food, impeccable service and a beautiful surrounding. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was absolutely delicious. They were very accommodating concerning food preferences and allergies. It is a lot of food but servings are spaced so you have time... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is wonderfully over the top. From check in to check out the service exceeds all expectations. The food once again is over the top, but not necessarily for presentation (which was fine) each course and food rime had such wonderful intense flavor you simply have to try it. We had scallops for appetizer, extraordinary. Along comes... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is very hard to put into words what the experience was like on Tuesday night at Bouleys. Magical really comes to mind. My boyfriend is in the culinary/restaurant world and has been a admirer of David Bouleys work for years. I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate his 35th birthday. Upon entering the apple foyer, we were... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Ate here for my birthday. The service was superb. The food was excellent. The setting was great. Loved it. Highly recommend it.

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Igrier, Thank you so much for your positive review, and recommendation. Bouley strives for impeccable service for all his guests and we are glad to know that your dining experience was wonderful. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the restaurant recommended for the people with most sensitive palate. Every dish is profoundly delicate and gently appealing to your all senses. Even sensually. I can't stand the saltiness and heaviness of the other high-end restaurants in NYC but Bouley. Highly recommended only to the real foodies.

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Hideki, Thank you for joining us at Bouley and for your positive review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's not my first visit to Bouley, been there for luncheons and dinners even before they moved to the exiting location. The food is excellent and the service is very good. Of course, the best value is their 5 courses luncheon tasting menu. Loved their breads, so many choices; it would be great if they still have their bakery store... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Louisa, Thank you very much for the review on Bouley. We are delighted to hear that your dining experience was wonderful. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

larchmont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We get treated like royalty; the place is beautiful and comfortable; the food is creative, delicious, exciting. Attention is paid to the "give-aways" from the chef - as amazing as all the dishes. And the give-aways at the end of the meal, each one a delight. Since the first Bouley opened we have been coming here. Mr. Bouley continues to... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

new york city
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9 reviews 9 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Bouley is the most exquisite dining experience in NYC!!! From your first step into the restaurant, you are greeted by an aroma of fresh apples that line the walls of the entryway. The staff is super attentive. The atmosphere in the main dining room is elegant and not ostentatious. The food is a celebration of the senses, truly art on... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Lovethecity, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Bouley. Bouley is delighted to be number 1 on your list. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

philadelphia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A friend and I each ordered the the six courses with wine pairings and I can honestly say it was the best meal I have ever had. The staff was extremely detail oriented and knowledgeable about each course, and brought out a few extra slices of pata negra upon discovering that we enjoyed it so much. The atmosphere from the... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Jnm88, Thank you for joining us at Bouley, and sharing your dining experience with us. Bouley is honored to hear that your dining experience was wonderful. We hope to serve you in the near future. Herbal Blessing, Bouley Reservations Manager More

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Dinner with a group of friends. The restaurant decor is fantastic and the room had a great ambience however our table for 6 people was rather small, we struggled to fit wine glasses onto the table! The food was excellent and if I was rating the restaurant on food alone, i would give it top ranking. The service was unfortunately... More

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Bouley R, Manager at Bouley, responded to this review

Dear Fecilicity, Thank you for taking the time to review Bouley, and for sharing your dining experience. We are aware of the issue, thank you for bringing it to our attention and we are working on the table sizes. We have daily meetings, and these issues will be addressed with the General Manager, and the Chef. Please feel free to... More

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