64 E 1st St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.723788 -73.988953
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village, Bowery
Best location for private parties – I have never written a review on Citysearch before, but I wanted to let others know that Boucarou Lounge is one of New York's best kept secrets, especially for private events and parties. I attended a party there the other night and thought that the lounge had a great decor and vibe, but most importantly the staff was friendly and the food was absolutely amazing! They also have a private room in the back, which provides for a private dining option without feeling removed from the overall ambiance of the restaurant. I highly recommend Boucarou for private events, dinner, or cocktails! They do all of the above better than most places I have been too.
Pleasant Surprise... – I had been to Boucarou several times to dance my troubles away but decided to try their dinner last night with a friend. Just about everything was delicious from the shirmp corncake to the crab crusted filet mignon. The entrees took a little longer than i expected , but were well worth the wait.
As for drinks, the "Mont Blanc" and "21 grams" cocktails were both great.
The maitre d' was accommodating when we asked for a more private table.
Not too many places in the city have great food and dancing, I'll be back for both!
Nasty Manager and service – This place is very disorganized. My husband's company held an event with 150 people and the manager didn't even know it was going on when we got there. She was extremely rude and nasty. The service was horrible. The minute I walked in my husband ordered a wine from the bar and the bartender poured two drinks and then was on the phone for 10 minutes before getting my drink. Eveyone was extremely rude and nasty. The food was ok. There wasn't enough food being passed around. It was an overall horrible experience. I will never go back.
Everything was ok – I had dinner at Boucarou with my bosses and a co-worker last week and I was thoroughly impressed with the food. I ordered the calamari appetizer as my entree and it was extremely tasty. Portions are small considering the price. Everyone else raved about their dishes. And we all split a couple desserts, the carrot cake was delicious, and the trio mousse was good as well.I recommend to anyone.
BAD staff...okay food. – I went out with a group of my girlfriends for dinner and drinks. Many of us were running about 20 minutes late because of the weather and slow trains, but two of the girls made it on time. Of course they knew they'd have to wait for the whole group so they sat at the bar and had a drink. When we checked in the hostess (beware of the model-wannabe tall a$$ black chick) said the only way we still had our reservation was because the 2 girls showed up on time. Fair enough. I think they gave us the worst table in the house (right behind the b!tchy reservationist) because of this. Oh well, that was fine too. Dinner and drinks were good, but throughout the night she kept trying to take our menu away eventhough we repeatedly told her we wanted to hang onto it in case we wanted to order something else. Towards the end of dinner she snatched the menu away while we were chatting. Does this place not have enough menus or what? The hostess' shift was obviously coming to an end and another hostess took over. While b!tchy hostess organized her menus (or whatever she does that makes her job so important) she threw her purse on top of our purses and coats and bumped my chair without and "excuse me" or "sorry" and eventually took off. I was half tempted to knock her bag on the the floor, but this chick is huge and kinda scary! Seriously, who does she think she is? The food is unfortunately not good enough and we will never go back to this place..
hidden jewel – So my bf and I were looking for a nice, different place to go for my birthday and he remembered reading about this place. I said yes, though I was still a little skeptical because the menu was kinda limited....one word WOW!!! The food was delicious and I am kinda a picky eater but all I have to say is WOW!!! The decor is kinda longey but it was good. The service could be a little faster but the food was def. worth the wait. I ordered the Lamb Chops and my bf could not keep out of my plate, he ordered the salmon and I could not stop picking at his food. Def. a place to check out if you want something different and delicious.
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This is a great spot to go for a cocktails after work with colleagues or to meet up with friends. Great for conversation and nice atmosphere. Also, the menu was nice to order small plates. I had the fried calamari and salad maison and would have both again. My friend had the fries and they are amazing!
I will definately be going back
Great food and great service! – I dined at Boucarou on Saturday and had a wonderful experience. Ordered the crab crusted filet which was mouth watering while my friend ordered the salmon which looked and smelled delicious! The restaurant had a great wine list and unique cocktail menu. Will definitely be back to try some of their speciality drinks! The service was wonderful. They whole staff was extremely friendly and our waitress was great!! Very friendly, attentive and extremely professional. The environment was great too. Classy crowd having a fun, relaxing time. I will definitely be back! Highly recommended
Great Time – I was suprised to read about the problem one of your reviewers had with a double charge, I have had the same problem but encountered no problem. I thought the girl who took care of it was very professional and not rude at all. And whats wrong with being blond?
I thought the service was great , The ambiance and the food terrific I will be back for sure.
I am a true city girl.
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