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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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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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    Very good
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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
Go for a spectacular meal ...........

One of the best dining experiences you can have. We have come here for twenty years & this is their third incarnation . Enter a vestibule of apples that entice your olfactory senses. be greeted in a short hall of orchids. Enter a room that will knock your socks off. The lunch @ $55. is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
lfbmonkey
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fort lee , new jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

One of the best dining experiences you can have. We have come here for twenty years & this is their third incarnation . Enter a vestibule of apples that entice your olfactory senses. be greeted in a short hall of orchids. Enter a room that will knock your socks off. The lunch @ $55. is unbelievable: two amuse bouches, 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

One of the great secrets in NY is the brunch. Whereas a typical dinner for two at a Michelin starred restaurant can costs hundreds, a brunch at Bouley is a terrific treat at half the price. George is a terrific Wait Captain and Adrian's wine selections are superb. We had the five-course chef's menu with a wine pairing for one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday dinner and it was one of the most delicious experiences I've ever had. While Im typically more laid back in my dining experiences and expected a much more uptight meal with tiny portions, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Besides the fact that the food was out of this world, the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was visiting New York for the first time and I wanted to go to a couple of Michelin star resturants during my visit. Deciding was hard but I decided to go with the bouley, and I am so happy I did as it was an amazing experience. I went for the $55 lunch menu which for 5 courses is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I ate here for lunch 2 years ago, and returned with my family yesterday. The 5 course lunch is still only $55. And of course you really get about 8 courses with the amuse bouche, sorbet and petit fours included. It is a beautiful dining room, the staff are very good, and the food delicious. I have never been for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am very much a fan of gourmet restaurants and culinary experiences, but when a place have a Michelin star or more, I expect a certain level and a certain value for money. Their attempt for the contemporary and modern was very high, but also made some of the dishes suffer a bit - most of them were slightly too... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I loved this restaurant. We went for lunch and the set menu is only $55.00. You enter and see a wall of apples - which has a lovely scent. The next surprise is the beautiful room - like entering into someone's lovely dining room to eat. The cocktails were delicious - I had a mixture of gin, cilantro, genepi and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant is expensive and pretentious. You might enjoy it. The food is extremely well flavoured, intriguing and well executed. For me it suffered terribly from a lack of texture. The first three or four courses of the tasting menu were spectacular but from there it went steeply downhill. The decor is overpowering and the staff were not really interested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is my 2nd time for a lunch deal at Bouley. The food is still excellent and the service is very good The place is snotty and they can do something that you won't feel like you are in a shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I went here as a special treat. For dinner, you have the choice of a three course prix fixe or a 6 course tasting menu. You can get a wine pairing with either. The wine pairing works out very well, since I don't drink but my husband does. This gave him the opportunity to try several different... More 

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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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