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Jun 3, 2008 10:57 AM



My hubby is quite a foodie (and he loves French food), so I'm thinking Bouley for his bday. What do you all think of this restaurant? Worth the $$$? Any other recommendations for a nice night out to celebrate? Thanks!

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  1. i havent been to bouley in about 2 years but of the 5 times ive been there, every single time was excellent. recent snipes on this board have me fearing a return trip...i also have other fine dining to try before another visit.

    if you go, consider pre or post drinks at brandy library on north moore...a fantastic liquor bar.

    1. If you search Bouley on this board, you will find a wide range of opinions. I think there are better options for the price. For a foodie who loves French food, Jean-Georges would be my pick, or possibly Picholine.

      1. Aureole beats Bouley hands down.
        River cafe is a good choice, also, Le Bernardin, and Gramercy Tavern .
        I'd stay away from One if By Land, Two if By Sea.

        1. I took my GF there for her birthday in January. We both had a tasting menu and she had the wine pairings as well. I felt it was a wonderful meal and experience. The cost of the dinner makes it something I would not repeat without trying other places first but we both enjoyed it tremendously and the space was very nice for a romantic, special dinner.

          1. Bouley is one of two restaurants in NYC that I will not visit again because of the food. Their tasting menu is my least favorite in the city.

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