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Posted by Big Foodie on 08/01/2007
I have been to Bouley on a few occassions - for both social reasons and for work The food is okay but not what I expect from what has been deemed a top restaurant. The service is unfriendly - like they are doing you a favor by allowing you to spend money there and eat their food. The room? It's very pretty. When I go to a top restaurant (or any restaurant), I want to feel comfortable and welcomed. I also want to be blown away by at least one truly memorable dish. Bouley falls short in all of the above.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2007
Having dined at the city's other French restaurants, this is the favorite - better food than La Gren, less pretentious than Daniel, and better everything than Picholine. From the smell of fresh apples when you walk inside to the lovely breakfast bread handed out when you walk out the door, it's a perfect experience. The fois gras is absolutely the best I've ever had.
Posted by Japanese on 06/09/2007
I had $95 tasting menu and ordered kobe beef loin but the two pieces of beef were not good. When I cut the meat, I felt like I was cutting a dry, stringy piece of meat. The beef was not marbled Kobe beef. I'm Japanese and had real marbled Kobe beef that was so juicy and melted in my mouth. I don't know why the tasting menu is already $95 and they charge an extra $45 for dry stringy 'kobe beef'.
Posted by buzzzzz on 06/02/2007
Everyone calls Jean Georges is the best, until they come here, BOULEY. It is the best French in the city! I truely recommand bouley!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/28/2007
The dishes on our $100 person tasting menu were mediocre. Until I got to my Prime Nebraska steak. You could not cut through the fat and gristle with a chainsaw, let alone a serrated steak knife. It was a disgrace! My guess is that no one is minding the store.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2007
Went to Bouley to celebrate our mother's birthday. It was an incredible experience from the atmosphere to the food to the service. Never felt rushed, enjoyed all of the little extras that you did not expect. Personal favorites - the cold lobster appetizer (chiang mei), boneless veal chop with porcinis and asparagus (this was a special), and the chocolate soufle. Would definitely recommend this place, even though it is expensive.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/30/2007
My Husband took me here Friday April 27, 2007 for our 1st anniversary dinner. It was amazing; from the delicious food to outstanding service. We have officially picked Bouley the place to celebrate our anniversary every year!!