We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
163 Duane Street, New York City, NY 10013-3803
+1 212-964-2525
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #7 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $80
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

788 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kyoto, Japan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Their wine selection is superb. Every dish on the tasting menu was very good, the portions, a sensible amount and presentation very nice. One of the best meals we've ever had in NYC.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livingston, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at great places in several countries. Not only is Bouley up there with the absolute best of the best, but its lunch prix fixe tasting menu, at about $55 per person, might be the best value in fine dining experience that I have ever had. Frankly, I do not know how they produce such a fine meal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Locals know the deal! This is my favorite restaurant in all of New York. It is affordable and everything tastes excellent! The hardest part is choosing what to order. From bread to crumbs (Instead of soup to nuts), Chef David BOULEY has paid attention to detail. The sauces which mark the true French cooking is so wonderful, the flavors are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I cannot praise this restaurant enough. It was a sublime dining experience. We went for lunch and had the tasting menu, along with the paired wines. The service was quite remarkable. We were even given chocolates and cake to take home. A 'must' place to visit in NYC.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Today our family of 6 enjoyed a wonderful brunch at Bouley. As always the food and service here are nothing short of spectacular!! Jacque has his fine-tuned team always ready to offer you one of the finest dining experiences in New York. If I was looking for an elegant or special occasion restaurant in New York this would be it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've had the $55 lunch deal at Bouley. This is one of the best dining experiences that one can have in NYC and for that excellent price. Service is top notch and the staff is very friendly. The food is excellent and its a five course menu but there some extra little surprises. One remark - I don't find the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is the best value high quality meal you will experience ANYWHERE ! Prix fixe menu for lunch at $55 is amazing and double that with matching wines for a memorable French/NYC dining experience. Two years since we have been in NYC and Bouley is as good as last time. This restaurant maintains the highest standards of service, whilst making... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Impeccable service and innovative food are hallmarks here. But the dinner menu offers a limited number of choices; in the end it feels like we had to settle on a meal that might not have been our favorite. Given the high-end prices ($25 for a simple small green salad? Really?), I feel we can do better elsewhere. This was our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had lunch again at Bouley's. It was as fantastic as the first time we ate there. For the quality of food and variety of dishes in the $55.00 prixe fixe menu, there simply is not a better bargain! It's five courses with several extra courses, as an amuse bouche, thrown in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had the Thanksgiving dinner at Bouley. The six course tasting menu was excellent and well prepared. The service is smooth and friendly. We ate at the dining room downstairs. It was quiet and cozy. The kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed. It was a memorable meal but took 3 hours and a half. This restaurant is worth while to experience... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bouley also viewed


Been to Bouley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: French

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bouley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?