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Posted by Restaurant commentator on 05/19/2013
My boyfriend brought me here and I fell in love with him all over again. Beautiful place. Romantic. Mouth watering food.. Great service. A must!
Posted by Guest on 12/21/2012
My family's dinning experience is very vast, and we have all been to many incredible michellin stared restaurants in both the states, and Europe, yet few have been as enjoyable as Bouley. Upon arrival the atmosphere completely blew us away, the smell of fresh apples, and the beautiful decor. Service was impeccable, and the food was amazing to say the least. Michellin should raise this place to three stars. I also higly reccomend the porcini flan, as out of all the undoubtably great food this was the highlight.
Posted by anonymous on 12/19/2012
I've been wanting to go to Bouley for quite some time. I wouldn't go again. The atmosphere was lovely but not enough to lure me back. I didn't feel wowed by flavor. The only thing I enjoyed were the desserts and bread. Go elsewhere.
Posted by James on 10/10/2012
A wonderful time. I took my wife, a client, and my client's husband to dinner here about a month ago. It was perfect. My client - who has been feted around the world - said it was the best restaurant experience she could remember having in New York for a number of years. The wine steward was knowledgeable and helpful. We were well treated and well fed. We left feeling great, the way you should after a good meal out.
Posted by Jacqui Jones on 04/24/2012
A pompous maitre d' exorbitant prices and untrained/unprofessional waiter staff, admin staff and very average menu make the experience a laughable one. Certainly not a fine dining experience or a treat - A bad experience followed by very little desire to win over our patronage. I would not recommend Bouley to anyone. For that sort of money treat yourself to a real dining experience with a much better level of customer service. A recommendation- Eleven on Madison Experience and price bitter pill to swallow.
Posted by David B on 08/05/2011
I reserved for my wife's birthday with fond memories of the original Bouley. This was my first visit to the revived version. We were expecting one of the finer dining experiences in NY and unfortunately it falls short. The room is lovely. Fresh cut flowers and other touches make for a lovely decor. The attention to detail is everywhere. That said, the service seems a bit inexperienced and not up to the standard of NY's finest. Overall, dinner was a disappointment. My wife and I both had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The ingredients are high quality, but many of the dishes lack a clear identity - too many flavors, often that don't work well together. For this money go elsewhere.
Posted by AR on 06/23/2011
In all the years we patronized Bouley, it has represented creativity and perfection personified. I do prefer the new location and interior design, by comparison. Lunch at Bouley has become a frequent choice as of late, the prix fixe menu perhaps the best value in the city. Suggested wine pairings are impeccable, beautifully compatible and nuanced, never blase. I choose to write today as tomorrow, Friday, June 24th, we celebrate two family birthdays and both honorees have opted to do so at Bouley. I must add that several dinners with wine pairings have remained memorable and incomparable,commonly lasting 3-4 hours. Service has always been gracious and quietly attentive. Bouley well deserves the rave review.