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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 57
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  • 27
    Poor
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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
Our favorite place in NYC

Bouley has an excellent balance of what makes fine restaurants great. We've been to other restaurants with better food, and others with better service, and even others with more charm. But as a total package, Bouley is our favorite. The staff is friendly although there seems to be some variance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Bouley has an excellent balance of what makes fine restaurants great. We've been to other restaurants with better food, and others with better service, and even others with more charm. But as a total package, Bouley is our favorite. The staff is friendly although there seems to be some variance in their experience. We took our children there recently, and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not one thing to critique! From the de or in the foyer, the wonderfully crisp, cold glass of champage poured from a magnum to the perfect food. The whole experience was delightful. We had lunch and the prix fixe wine pairing menu which i thought was fantastic value. The pairings were superb. The staff super attentive but not over zealous.... More 

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Gasquet, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our lunch at Bouley was fabulous! We were there for several hours, and I don't think I was hungry again for about 48 hours. The atmosphere was very quiet and subdued, but our waiter made us feel very comfortable with our less-than-dressy clothes. I would advise against indulging as much as we did in the bread cart, which was pure... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Reputation brought us here and we were not left wanting. The tasting menu has 5 courses and can be enjoyed with a wine pairing. One can choose from various options which means that everyone can enjoy something different . Some of the more exotic ingredients add a supplement/surcharge so the bill goes up if you choose the sea urchin(marvellous) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, David Bouley has certainly understood this! When you get in you are welcomed by this delicious sent of green apples that are in the entrance! Mouthwatering and memory awaking! For the dinner we went straigt for the chef surprise! And a bottle of burgundy, from cote de nuits... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Celebrating our 21 years of marriage was a moment to be happy and for that reason we went to NYC only to eat at Bouley's. At first was a little difficult to find the building, our Uber driver was having a hart time seeing the name, was really hard to find. once inside our table was ready and we ordered... More 

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Glendale, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant expecting an incredible meal. While it was very good, it was not incredible. The service was excellent. The décor/atmosphere is top notch. I would guess it would be an impressive date night restaurant. However the only thing lacking was incredible food. I believe a restaurant of this stature, costing X amount, sets itself up for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Bouley is an absolutely wonderful experience from the moment you walk in. Everything from the wall of apples that greet you at the entrance, to the warmth of the main dining room, the ambience is perfect for a special evening. More importantly, the service and the food are incredible! You will spend more at Bouley than a lot of other... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can not praise it enough, it truly is an experience, more than just food. I will keep my review short, just read all the 5 star reviews I agree with them all. The only negative I can mention is the prices, it is costly, but for the quality of food that you are getting it is not too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have followed Chef David Bouley's sky-rocketting-stellar culinary career from Montrachet, his 1st Bouley Restaurant [where he signed my birthday menu, a treasured keepsake!], the spectacular Danube [now closed], his other culinary pillars to the re-opening of Bouley; each and every dining experience was consistently ENCHANTING. My palate is happily-ever-after-blessed after Chef Bouley's Haute Cuisine. Bouley's menu, service and ambience... More 

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Additional Information about Bouley

Address: 163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
Phone Number: +1 212-964-2525
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
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
Cuisine: French

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, 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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