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Bouley Bakery

curiosity Aug 3, 2000 02:05 PM

My friends are making a reservation at Bouley Bakery for Sat. night. Just curious what to expect, i.e. go with tasting menu or a la carte? What are specialties etc. Amazingly enough I've never gotten to eat at any of his restaurants so any information would be much appreciated.

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    Jessica Shatan RE: curiosity Aug 3, 2000 03:07 PM

    1st of all, will they even be able to get a res for sat. night--unless you mean a Sat. in September!

    2nd, do some searches for Bouley Bakery and you will turn up riches on this board...


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    1. re: Jessica Shatan
      Nathaniel Axel RE: Jessica Shatan Aug 3, 2000 05:10 PM

      Well, I just got a call and they got a 7:30 reservation, this Sat. (don't know how they do it!) so looks like I'm going.I'll post later with my thoughts

      1. re: Nathaniel Axel
        Jessica Shatan RE: Nathaniel Axel Aug 4, 2000 10:35 AM

        Great! I, for one, loved it.
        Click on my link for my description (it's short).
        The main thing is I was advised by someone who'd been there to save room for bread and they were right. We didn't split appies and dessert as I advise in my link but I wish I did. There were many nice touches like sweet butter AND salted butter for the bread, etc.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      Gina RE: curiosity Aug 3, 2000 03:55 PM

      Beware. There was an enormous thread about BB, and many people had awful experiences there.

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        Rex RE: curiosity Aug 3, 2000 07:35 PM

        The food is really nothing special. Even the bread is not that good!

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          Adam Stephanides RE: Rex Aug 4, 2000 11:33 PM

          I ate there once (had the tasting menu) and had the same reaction, though I don't remember about the bread. The pastries, on the other hand, are probably the best in NYC (and yes, that includes Payard).


          1. re: Rex
            john karabatos RE: Rex Aug 24, 2000 01:08 PM

            I ate there and I still remember every bite! The most common reaction at our table to each bite was "oh my god"

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