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“Overpriced tapas” 3 of 5 stars
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Buvette
42 Grove St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10014-5310 (West Village)
212-255-3590
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Ranked #134 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Village
madrid, Spain
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“Overpriced tapas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We ended up here as a recommended alternative to the restaurant around the corner (late in the evening) and we were up for a surprise. I understand that this is a place for having a bite and not really have dinner but still, we had ONE bite each and a beer each and a chocolate mousse and we ended up in a 60 USD bill. While the amount is not too high it was indeed disproportionate for the quantity of food and the level of service. The decor and the place were awesome though.
The food was:
Toast with ham and purée (quite good)
Toast with garlic spread (quite good)
Chocolate mousse (it was not a mousse, more like a nutella cake, not what we expected)
Two beers (none of us liked the taste)
I would not recommend it with the amount of better options around

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great little cafe in the village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We popped in here, just round the corner from the Friends building. Great coffee and cocktails. Lovely atmosphere and cool decor.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A highlight of our New York trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We loved this place, especially as it was the one restaurant we hadn't researched or heard about before our trip. We stumbled across it really - and we were very lucky to get a table. The food was excellent - you choose 'small plates' in the way you would tapas - and really reasonably priced. As was the wine - a great choice and probably the most reasonably priced list we looked at!. The place was buzzing and the service great. Not sure if you can book here but definitely worth queuing on the sidewalk for. We also went to Gotham Bar & Grill and Mercer Kitchen amongst others....while we had excellent meals there too this was our most favourite.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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