Bakeries >Bouley Studio
130 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.716575 -74.008648
Bakery: Daily 7:30am-7:30pm
Market: Daily 10am-7pm
Evening Dining: 7pm-11pm Mon - Sat (coming soon)
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Had a good meeting – I met a client here for an hour long meeting on a Monday night at around 7pm. A few other tables were occupied. All in all, it was a great venue.
Try those pretzels, they are good.
Is this place dead? – Went to the bouley bakery today for brunch (the tiny upstairs place that is) and found it filthy, smelly, empty and completely dead. The larger place across the street as well as the new restaurant were not welcoming: the place across the street was a buffet (cheap!) and the new restaurant didn't have a host or anybody to welcome us when I opened the door. At that point I got annoyed and left for La Pain. Oy Vey. I guess this is another recession casualty. Will miss this place!
terrible over-priced food – went there to have dinner one night-- very tight sqeezed place w. rude waiters. They have an open kitchen and when I saw a cover for "CHEAP GROCERY STORE BRAND FROZEN VEGGIE BAG" I was horrified!!!!! Will never return and want to ask my money back!!!!!!!!!!!
Bouley is Gross – Went to the new bakery in the old restaurant space on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered the unassuming cream of corn soup and a sweet onion and potato flat bread. My girlfriend ordered the miso soup and the chicken meatballs. Whilst it is impossible to tell for sure whether the damage done to my digestive system was a fault of Mr. Bouley, I will say that shortly there after my stomach seemed to protest, quite violently, the meal I had just consumed. I spent the rest of the day chewing on Maalox. As I like the chalky-flavor of Maalox even less than I liked the flat bread, it would have been advisable to a cue my girlfriend who hardly touched her soup...she said it was terrible. Adding to insult to my injury, even though its a serve-yourself restaurant, the what little service there is, is reminiscent of Mr. Bouley's restaurants: the lines were slow and the people behind the counter inattentive.
As someone who lives in the area, I don't think Bouley's establishments would thrive anywhere else but in Tribeca. Only the same brand-conscious well-to-do hipsters that brought you the $2500 sq/ft "artist loft" would pay for that experience.
Great Meal! – Besides the 45 minute wait, I had a great meal. Food was fresh, great wine list and great service. The tables are set kind of close to each other and if you go during prime dinning time it tends to get a little loud but because of the food and wine list I would say it is go.
barf...i mean bouley (upstairs) – i had a pleasant enough evening. however, later that night i was stricken with violent food "illness". i had to go the hospital where it was determined that the food "illness" that led me to the waste bin many times was caused by the mushroom salad i had eaten at bouley upstairs the night before. i know for a fact this is the case because prior to my meal at bouley, I had not eaten all day. so, I rang the restaurant as a courtesy to let the manager know I had fallen ill from the mushroom salad. I am surprised that I have yet to hear back from the manager or anybody else at the restaurant. this is my third day in bed and will not be running back to bouley upstairs. there are many great establishments in the city and nothing is worth the ego, illness, or sense of entitlement one feels at the hands of bouley upstairs. there is no excuse for rudeness.....or food "illness."
Yummy takeout holiday food – I am a member of Bouley's mailing list, and learned that Bouley Bakery & Market offers holiday meals that patrons can pick up and eat at home. I ordered a duck dish with honey, sides of mushrooms and string bean salad, and finally a pumpkin pie and a flourless chocolate cake. Although my duck was undercooked (nothing a bit of microwaving before serving couldn't solve), the meal was great. Everything was tasty, and the chocolate cake was absolutely addictive. Thanks to Bouley for taking the pressure off this Christmas!
great place – I went there with a friend on Friday night. we were a bit concerned of a long wait, but as soon as we arrived (almost 8PM), we got seated. I did read the other reviewers' comments beforehand and was ready for a rude service. However, our waiter and waitress were so friendly, attentive, and helpful. we had such a great time. The calamari salad was excellent. my halibut was a little salty. but my friend's lamb chop was great. it was quiet enough to have a conversation. very cute and can be romantic. i think i'll go there again.
Terrible Service – I have lived in New York City my entire life and NEVER experienced service like this before......Me and my friends decided to pay the bill while we were still finishing up our dessert and coffee. The manager came over to us and asked us if we could do him a favor and free the table! We were all quite shocked and a bit embarrassed; I should have asked to get my FULL cup of coffee to go.......So rude!!!
Intimate but not romantic – So after reading the handful of reviews, I feel a bit odd putting in a better than average review. But anyway, while the service was NOT exemplary, I didn't find it to be rude. I thought the food was good/very good, the prices inline with what I expected, and while it may sound counterintuitive, we sat right next to the open kitchen which made the experience that much better. As a result, I got to see the monster burgers being prepared, and wow, do I want to go back there and have one.
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