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    Bouley
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    Formal

    Bouley

    163 Duane St., nr. Hudson St. (Tribeca)

    New York, NY

    (1) 212-964-2525 | www.davidbouley.com

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    • CUISINE

      European
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Sat.: 11:30am-11:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Dinner; lunch
    • RESERVATIONS

      Necessary
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2008
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)

      USD 22-45; USD 46-53
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Porcini flan; Chatham codfish; organic Colorado rack of lamb
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Varied wine list; full bar
    • # OF SEATS

      100 in main dining room
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • SUBWAY

      Chambers St.-West Broadway (1, 2, 3); Chambers St.-Church St. (A, C)
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    VIBE

    David Bouley's flagship is designed to whet the appetite with warm, pleasing colors and vaulted, arched ceilings (we love the rows and rows of apples on the wall that greet one upon entering the restaurant). The sense of space and elegance of the table settings are matched by the beauty of the food served here. The seasonal menus have garnered loyalty from those who come for the all-natural and fresh ingredients used in the dishes, from an organic Connecticut farm egg to Cape Cod black sea bass seamed with heirloom cherry tomato salad. While the food may come fresh from a farm, the surroundings and the clientele evoke simple French sophistication.

    CROWD

    Sophisticated business types and well-heeled New Yorkers.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    A chic, understated dress with fabulous heels and a gorgeous bag.

    GO HERE WITH

    Significant other; colleagues; family; friends

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The display of apples as you enter really gives you a sense of the agricultural abundance to come. The fresh ingredients and attentive, unobtrusive service make for a wonderful dining experience.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Not much.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    The restaurant's tasting menu is perfect for sampling the best of what's on offer (luncheon tasting is available for USD 55, and dinner tasting menu is available for USD 175, with specialty menus (at different prices) offered on holidays). Add the wine pairing option, and the result is nothing short of divine.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Le Bernardin (New York); Per Se (New York); Daniel (New York)


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