Category Archives: Bouley

Bouley (second visit) — 5 Stars

Entrance, decorated for Christmas.

Entrance, decorated for Christmas.

Sometimes, I go to a restaurant, mean to write a review, and, months later, never get around to it.  Usually, I just move on.  This time, though, even though the visit is almost a year old, I want to share with you my visit to Bouley last December.  As frequent readers know, I visited Bouley for lunch while on jury duty last summer.  The experience was, I wrote, nearly pitch-perfect.  So about a week and a half before Christmas, I went back for dinner.  The second time was even better.  The food was great, the service was fantastic, and the overall experience was impeccable.   Continue reading

Bouley — 5 Stars

When you walk into Bouley, the eponymous flagship restaurant of Chef David Bouley, you’re immediately hit with the scent of apples — the walls of restaurant’s anteroom are lined with apples, from wall to wall and floor to ceiling.  This is a preview of what’s to come:  ingredients and ideas that are familiar, repurposed in a way that is somewhere on the edge between crazy and genius.  All the while, Chef Bouley’s menu incorporates vegetarian options, making this one Michelin stared TriBeCa restaurant quite vegetarian friendly.  In terms of quality, presentation, and service, Bouley was spectacular. Continue reading