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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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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
A perfect engagement

Food...beautiful, elegant, classic and delicious. Surroundings....romantic, intimate and relaxed. Staff....knowledgeable, approachable and incredibly switched on to the customers experience. I proposed to my now fiancee at Bouley. As requested they provided a beautiful table for two in a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
tomthomastom1983
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food...beautiful, elegant, classic and delicious. Surroundings....romantic, intimate and relaxed. Staff....knowledgeable, approachable and incredibly switched on to the customers experience. I proposed to my now fiancee at Bouley. As requested they provided a beautiful table for two in a little alcove with a view over the restaraunt. Staff made us feel like royalty and we're not intrusive to a perfect meal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant from London having read all the amazing reviews. Unfortunately our experience did not match them. I'm not going to moan about the price as one is aware upon booking that this is not going to be an inexpensive evening. However what I will moan about is that we were led through the charming and buzzy dining... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Was the guest of a business colleague for dinner. Restaurant is beautiful with gorgeous floral displays and an apple wall in the foyer. Service was fantastic. The amuse Boucher of raw salmon very tasty. The porcini flan appetiser was not exactly what I expected but delicious all the same. Went old school for main with the sirloin and I was... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of having lunch at Bouley this past weekend. It was course after course of delicious food. Leading up to the unbelievable Hot Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé. Make sure that you save some room for that one. We will definitely be back in the very near future.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Bouley is the best restaurant in NYC .We had the five course lunch on May 18,2015. We can't wait to,return. The attention to detail is perfection. The presentation of the food was amazing. The entire staff was outstanding. The cost was $55.00, which is the best deal going in New York. I loved every course especially the Porcini flan with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice foyer with fragrant walls of fresh apples. We had reservations and were seated right away. Large selection of breads from their bread cart. We both had the six course Tasting Menu with wine paring. The wine paring was well done and complimented each course, but, with the exception of the only red wine of the six, I would not... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bouley never disappoints. However, I think the most economical way to experience fine cuisine, great service in lovely surroundings, is lunch about 2PM. The business crowd is leaving and you will feel very coddled. You'll even leave with a delicious lemon pound cake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Few places knock your socks off with everything. David Bouley is the inspiration and boss of this place of excellence Imagination passion and culinary awareness. Thank you David and bravissimo. Barry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Exceptional food and wine pairing. A bit overblown with the bread cart. Staff did an excellent job catering to our needs.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Having read about the $55 price fixe lunch here on TripAdvisor, I knew that Bouley would be the closest I'd ever come as a low-class nobody to real, classy food. And holy cow did they deliver. When I made the reservation, they'd asked if it were an anniversary, and I said "of a sort, yes." Well with those vague words,... 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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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