Bobo

★★★☆☆
Locally sourced soulful French food and seasonal cocktails. Elegant yet funky multi-floor townhouse with a beautiful garden.
  • 181 West 10th Street

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-488-2626

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One of the nicest dining experiences I've had in some time. The food was wonderful; the service was superb; and the kindness of the staff was amazing. I went there three times in one week. Loved the place and would recommend highly to

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★★★★★

One of the nicest dining experiences I've had in some time. The food was wonderful; the service was superb; and the kindness of the staff was amazing. I went there three times in one week. Loved the place and would recommend highly to

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I'm very surprised at some of the reviews because our experience was not good. The place does have a trendy feel though a bit loud. 3 of the 6 meals were sent back because they were cold. Service was almost non-existent but they were more

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★★★★★

I'm very surprised at some of the reviews because our experience was not good. The place does have a trendy feel though a bit loud. 3 of the 6 meals were sent back because they were cold. Service was almost non-existent but they were more

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I was just reading about the amazing food at Bobo on Behind the Burner. com! love their lobster rolls.

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★★★★☆

I was just reading about the amazing food at Bobo on Behind the Burner. com! love their lobster rolls.

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Went to Bobo for the first time with a large group of friends for a few birthdays and the upstairs was really cool. The chandeliers, books and pictures on the walls really made it feel like I was in someones dining room. Of all the appetizers, entress, and desserts that were all shared, teh tuna appetizer was hands down one of the best Ive ever had. The service was great too, can't remember the waiters name but he looked a bit like Seth Rogen but was very attentive and really knew his wines.

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★★★★☆

Went to Bobo for the first time with a large group of friends for a few birthdays and the upstairs was really cool. The chandeliers, books and pictures on the walls really made it feel like I was in someones dining room. Of all the appetizers, entress, and desserts that were all shared, teh tuna appetizer was hands down one of the best Ive ever had. The service was great too, can't remember the waiters name but he looked a bit like Seth Rogen but was very attentive and really knew his wines.

Pros: Wines,Starters,Service

Cons: 1 Restroom Upstairs

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ive gone to bobo afew times now & each time has been wonderful. the service has been great and so was the food. yeah the prices are abit high but this is NY people..

the burger was outstanding .. the different flavors and textures of fried and pickled leeks and the juicy burger.. toasted bun. it was fabulous. and the fries! wow.. honestly the best ive ever had.

i got acouple appetizers too.. there was a great tuna dish and fried pickles were delicious.

the drinks were good too and the overall feel of the resturant was great.. i loved the decor.

the only problem i had was that it was abit small inside.. but it gave it a cozy home like feel.

i know i will be going back again...

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★★★★★

ive gone to bobo afew times now & each time has been wonderful. the service has been great and so was the food. yeah the prices are abit high but this is NY people..

the burger was outstanding .. the different flavors and textures of fried and pickled leeks and the juicy burger.. toasted bun. it was fabulous. and the fries! wow.. honestly the best ive ever had.

i got acouple appetizers too.. there was a great tuna dish and fried pickles were delicious.

the drinks were good too and the overall feel of the resturant was great.. i loved the decor.

the only problem i had was that it was abit small inside.. but it gave it a cozy home like feel.

i know i will be going back again...

Pros: best burger, fries, friendly service

Cons: still havent found one

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I've been coming here for a few years nows. Virtually everything on the menu is good and each individual dining area has its own personal theme. You definitely know you're in the W. Village when you walk into Bobo's, which was once an brownstone, but the food and ambiance make up for the slightly cramped upstairs seating.

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★★★★☆

I've been coming here for a few years nows. Virtually everything on the menu is good and each individual dining area has its own personal theme. You definitely know you're in the W. Village when you walk into Bobo's, which was once an brownstone, but the food and ambiance make up for the slightly cramped upstairs seating.

Pros: Great Menu

Cons: A little cramped

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We had a great night out here the other night. We had to wait a few minutes for out reservation so we were shown to the bar by the lovely host. The drinks were fantastic - get the Stealth margarita - it was really good! Then we were shown upstairs to our table and feasted on their canape section, followed by salads and finishing with the "signature duck dish" that the waitress recommended. Apparently the chef was just nominated for a Rising Star Award (the waitress proudly informed us) and you could definitely see why. the menu was balanced throughout and includes a number of dishes with local organic produce. We had a super time and cannot wait to go back.

2
★★★★☆

We had a great night out here the other night. We had to wait a few minutes for out reservation so we were shown to the bar by the lovely host. The drinks were fantastic - get the Stealth margarita - it was really good! Then we were shown upstairs to our table and feasted on their canape section, followed by salads and finishing with the "signature duck dish" that the waitress recommended. Apparently the chef was just nominated for a Rising Star Award (the waitress proudly informed us) and you could definitely see why. the menu was balanced throughout and includes a number of dishes with local organic produce. We had a super time and cannot wait to go back.

Pros: food and drinks

Cons: party atmosphere

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This restaurant would be maybe worth 3 stars (out of 5) if every item on the menu was $5 cheaper. The salads were priced at $12 and $13 and were nothing special. The tomato salad consisted of one SMALL beefsteak (not even heirloom) tomato and was covered with rather woody stems of an unidentifiable herb. The soup was a tastless matzo ball soup and likewise was way too expensive. The entrees were barely adequate--the scallops were overcooked, the pork chop was cooked to medium but still had the consistency of shoe leather, the pork schnitzel was melt in your mouth tender, but the only flavor coming across was that of the grease it had been fried in. The $8 "market sides" of seasonal vegetables were delicious, but one needed a microscope to see them--barely 4 bites each. Likewise the desserts, priced at $12 each were an insult. They were better than average, but again, barely 4 bites, and at $3 a bite, they needed to be extraordinary--and they weren't. Service was good--they kept filling our water glasses every five seconds--which considering they charge $1 per person for TAP water (ok so it was "purified" big deal) they had better. Our waiter, however, knew details about the food, but kept having to ask everyone to repeat what they were ordering. Yes, the ambience is nice, but none of it was even remotely worth the outrageous prices. Save your money and go to any of the hundreds of other restaurants in the city that are just as good if not much better for less than half the cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant would be maybe worth 3 stars (out of 5) if every item on the menu was $5 cheaper. The salads were priced at $12 and $13 and were nothing special. The tomato salad consisted of one SMALL beefsteak (not even heirloom) tomato and was covered with rather woody stems of an unidentifiable herb. The soup was a tastless matzo ball soup and likewise was way too expensive. The entrees were barely adequate--the scallops were overcooked, the pork chop was cooked to medium but still had the consistency of shoe leather, the pork schnitzel was melt in your mouth tender, but the only flavor coming across was that of the grease it had been fried in. The $8 "market sides" of seasonal vegetables were delicious, but one needed a microscope to see them--barely 4 bites each. Likewise the desserts, priced at $12 each were an insult. They were better than average, but again, barely 4 bites, and at $3 a bite, they needed to be extraordinary--and they weren't. Service was good--they kept filling our water glasses every five seconds--which considering they charge $1 per person for TAP water (ok so it was "purified" big deal) they had better. Our waiter, however, knew details about the food, but kept having to ask everyone to repeat what they were ordering. Yes, the ambience is nice, but none of it was even remotely worth the outrageous prices. Save your money and go to any of the hundreds of other restaurants in the city that are just as good if not much better for less than half the cost.

Pros: ok atmosphere

Cons: most everything else.

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I've just finished reading reviews for Bobo and plan on making reservations soon!

Watching Chef Patrick Connolly make chicken and artichokes with herbs solidified my choice, so if you'd like an inside as to how things are made, check out Behind the Burner's video page.

Enjoy and happy eating!

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★★★★☆

I've just finished reading reviews for Bobo and plan on making reservations soon!

Watching Chef Patrick Connolly make chicken and artichokes with herbs solidified my choice, so if you'd like an inside as to how things are made, check out Behind the Burner's video page.

Enjoy and happy eating!

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My wife and I have been eager to try this place ever since the new chef started. It exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back again soon. In addition to a great wine list that my wife enjoyed - the appetizers were so enticing that we barely had room left for our entrees. We had the potato-and-bone-marrow dauphines, the tempura-fried cornichons, along with the spare ribs. All of them were excellent and my wife had to talk me out of ordering another fried cornichons (fried small pickles) to save room for my burger, which I had heard was one of the best burger's in the city. In my opinion, it is the best burger - and I found it to be a fantastic symphony of flavors - that after one bite you will say, "wow - that is a great burger". The mix of the gruyere cheese, fried leeks are piled on top, along with the great seasoning made this meal one to remember - surpassing expectations. My wife's striped bass was flavorful and just as memorable and when combined atmosphere, provide a romantic yet chic vibe. We can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been eager to try this place ever since the new chef started. It exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back again soon. In addition to a great wine list that my wife enjoyed - the appetizers were so enticing that we barely had room left for our entrees. We had the potato-and-bone-marrow dauphines, the tempura-fried cornichons, along with the spare ribs. All of them were excellent and my wife had to talk me out of ordering another fried cornichons (fried small pickles) to save room for my burger, which I had heard was one of the best burger's in the city. In my opinion, it is the best burger - and I found it to be a fantastic symphony of flavors - that after one bite you will say, "wow - that is a great burger". The mix of the gruyere cheese, fried leeks are piled on top, along with the great seasoning made this meal one to remember - surpassing expectations. My wife's striped bass was flavorful and just as memorable and when combined atmosphere, provide a romantic yet chic vibe. We can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great Food!!

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I love this place for pre-dinner drinks with friends. Everyone I take there loves it too. I finally had dinner there and honestly it wasn't bad at all, but a little disappointing when compared to its "peers". Some of the reviews are correct in that for the place, its portion size was a little surprising to the almost "Ducasse-like" price, but the taste was delicious and the complimentary amuse was a nice touch. Yes, the menu is little more sophisticated than the neighborhood standards. The staff was nice and unaffected, but hip and the bartender is a sweetie. For some zoning reason the upstairs "coolest little bar downtown" was closed temporarily, but the downstairs bar is nice. Try not to sit in front of the air duct (across from the little white standing bar table) b/c the AC blew in my friend's face and he was not that happy about it. With myy decade of experience with Manhattan restaurants -it's worth going especially if like going to Freeman's, Gemma, Norwood, Little Owl...

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★★★★☆

I love this place for pre-dinner drinks with friends. Everyone I take there loves it too. I finally had dinner there and honestly it wasn't bad at all, but a little disappointing when compared to its "peers". Some of the reviews are correct in that for the place, its portion size was a little surprising to the almost "Ducasse-like" price, but the taste was delicious and the complimentary amuse was a nice touch. Yes, the menu is little more sophisticated than the neighborhood standards. The staff was nice and unaffected, but hip and the bartender is a sweetie. For some zoning reason the upstairs "coolest little bar downtown" was closed temporarily, but the downstairs bar is nice. Try not to sit in front of the air duct (across from the little white standing bar table) b/c the AC blew in my friend's face and he was not that happy about it. With myy decade of experience with Manhattan restaurants -it's worth going especially if like going to Freeman's, Gemma, Norwood, Little Owl...

Pros: Best little bar, chic date place, excellent for meeting up for drinks

Cons: Small portions if you expect more for the price

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Bobo is a sanctuary for artists and artists at heart looking for unbelievable food in an extraordinary setting. It is precisely the kind of place I have been looking for in NYC- vinyl albums playing in the background, a uniquely beautiful interior flare, a creative (yet not intimidating) menu, eclectic wine selections and great service. The staff was knowledgeable and eager to make our experience there a flawless one. I highly recommend this restaurant to New Yorkers that enjoy the art of dining - Bobo is truly a rare find.

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★★★★★

Bobo is a sanctuary for artists and artists at heart looking for unbelievable food in an extraordinary setting. It is precisely the kind of place I have been looking for in NYC- vinyl albums playing in the background, a uniquely beautiful interior flare, a creative (yet not intimidating) menu, eclectic wine selections and great service. The staff was knowledgeable and eager to make our experience there a flawless one. I highly recommend this restaurant to New Yorkers that enjoy the art of dining - Bobo is truly a rare find.

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I went to Bobo with my boyfriend last night after hearing rave reviews from my friends and reading mixed reviews online. We had such a great experience. I had been warned that there is no sign outside so we walked down the little staircase into the restaurant. We were struck by how cozy the space felt. The hostesses were sweet and led us to our table upstairs. It was raining so we couldn't sit outside which was a bummer because the terrace looked like it must be beautiful on a drier night. Our waitress was really charming and made some very good suggestions in terms of wine. Each dish we ordered was unique and delicious and in just right portions. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect, but what impressed us both the most was the way we were treated from the minute we walked in the door. We are certain to become Bobo regulars.

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★★★★★

I went to Bobo with my boyfriend last night after hearing rave reviews from my friends and reading mixed reviews online. We had such a great experience. I had been warned that there is no sign outside so we walked down the little staircase into the restaurant. We were struck by how cozy the space felt. The hostesses were sweet and led us to our table upstairs. It was raining so we couldn't sit outside which was a bummer because the terrace looked like it must be beautiful on a drier night. Our waitress was really charming and made some very good suggestions in terms of wine. Each dish we ordered was unique and delicious and in just right portions. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect, but what impressed us both the most was the way we were treated from the minute we walked in the door. We are certain to become Bobo regulars.

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Horrible service and bad food for an exorbitant price. Rude and inattentive wait staff. Food arrived inedible-- it wasn't cooked properly and the waitress refused to correct it. Go only if you want to be insulted and have a bad time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible service and bad food for an exorbitant price. Rude and inattentive wait staff. Food arrived inedible-- it wasn't cooked properly and the waitress refused to correct it. Go only if you want to be insulted and have a bad time.

Pros: close to other places to eat

Cons: the staff, the food, their attitude

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I've been wanting to try Bobo for a while, having heard that a longtime Ducasse chef has settled close to home. I found out that they've got a new chef which worried me. Two chefs so quickly? But no need to worry, the food is great. I had the homemade charcouterie, which tasted as good as it does in France. The real winner was the pork entree, melting, yet crispy belly, tender loin, with sausage and a few different kinds of beens. Desserts great too! I tried Bobo for a first date, which didn't pan out, but I still dream about that pork.

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★★★★★

I've been wanting to try Bobo for a while, having heard that a longtime Ducasse chef has settled close to home. I found out that they've got a new chef which worried me. Two chefs so quickly? But no need to worry, the food is great. I had the homemade charcouterie, which tasted as good as it does in France. The real winner was the pork entree, melting, yet crispy belly, tender loin, with sausage and a few different kinds of beens. Desserts great too! I tried Bobo for a first date, which didn't pan out, but I still dream about that pork.

Pros: Food, romantic room

Cons: can't go enough!

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I happened upon this place on a Thursday night and it knocked my socks off. It has to be one of the most comfortable spaces on the city. Each room has its own unique and uber charming atmosphere. I had originally gone in for a drink( Which are served up by a very knowledgeable bar staff} , but ended up eating. The mushroom risotto was one of the best I've had in the city. It is a seasonal restaurant and there were some wonderful spring vegetables mixed in with a perfectly textured dish. I also had the steak. It was cooked to the most amazing medium rare that I have seen. The pink went all the way to the edge. I asked my server how they managed it. He told me that the meat is seared and then actually poached in olive oil, which left it juicy and tender all the way through. The oxtail that accompanied it might be my new favorite thing. Will definetely go back if I can get a reservation.

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★★★★☆

I happened upon this place on a Thursday night and it knocked my socks off. It has to be one of the most comfortable spaces on the city. Each room has its own unique and uber charming atmosphere. I had originally gone in for a drink( Which are served up by a very knowledgeable bar staff} , but ended up eating. The mushroom risotto was one of the best I've had in the city. It is a seasonal restaurant and there were some wonderful spring vegetables mixed in with a perfectly textured dish. I also had the steak. It was cooked to the most amazing medium rare that I have seen. The pink went all the way to the edge. I asked my server how they managed it. He told me that the meat is seared and then actually poached in olive oil, which left it juicy and tender all the way through. The oxtail that accompanied it might be my new favorite thing. Will definetely go back if I can get a reservation.

Pros: Cocktails, food, ambiance

Cons: Hard to get a reservation

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We wanted to give Bobo a try due to the overwhelming positive reviews on here, and chalked up the bad reviews to be possibly doctored by their competition. We were wrong. We had to wait 15 minutes to even get a menu - but only after flagging down a waitress who was on her way setting up the table next to us. She apologized for completely ignoring us, even though we were seated at her side of the room. Our appetizer was not so bad (mushroom risoto), but our entrees were disgusting! The texture of my dry aged beef "fiorintina" looked like something coming out of a can of Alpo - and I would rather try some Alpo before putting any of that disgusting meat in my mouth again! I took a bite of the side of mushrooms, and all I could taste were chunks of sea salt. All in all, gross food, bad service, and definitely not worth the pretentious high prices - an expensive price tag does not guarantee good food. Go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

We wanted to give Bobo a try due to the overwhelming positive reviews on here, and chalked up the bad reviews to be possibly doctored by their competition. We were wrong. We had to wait 15 minutes to even get a menu - but only after flagging down a waitress who was on her way setting up the table next to us. She apologized for completely ignoring us, even though we were seated at her side of the room. Our appetizer was not so bad (mushroom risoto), but our entrees were disgusting! The texture of my dry aged beef "fiorintina" looked like something coming out of a can of Alpo - and I would rather try some Alpo before putting any of that disgusting meat in my mouth again! I took a bite of the side of mushrooms, and all I could taste were chunks of sea salt. All in all, gross food, bad service, and definitely not worth the pretentious high prices - an expensive price tag does not guarantee good food. Go somewhere else.

Pros: Nada. Zilch. Zero.

Cons: Everything.

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This is most likely the absolute worst restaurant I've been to in the West Village, and promptly gave the worst tip I've ever given in my life. The decor was nice, but that's where it ended. Left the restaurant in search of anything to get the horrible taste of burnt halibut and salty mushrooms from my mouth! The service was horrendous - I was being flanked by someone named "Richard" where the entire staff forgot that there were any other customers in the entire restaurant. I wouldn't recommend this place to ANYONE. Please disregard the obvious staff/restaurant good review plants, there's no possible way this restaurant could ever be worth a single full star! Stay away. Bobo - don't disrespect the West Village with your aweful food and service!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is most likely the absolute worst restaurant I've been to in the West Village, and promptly gave the worst tip I've ever given in my life. The decor was nice, but that's where it ended. Left the restaurant in search of anything to get the horrible taste of burnt halibut and salty mushrooms from my mouth! The service was horrendous - I was being flanked by someone named "Richard" where the entire staff forgot that there were any other customers in the entire restaurant. I wouldn't recommend this place to ANYONE. Please disregard the obvious staff/restaurant good review plants, there's no possible way this restaurant could ever be worth a single full star! Stay away. Bobo - don't disrespect the West Village with your aweful food and service!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Appetizers, main course, side dishes, service, hostess, bus boys, "quarter" glass of wine

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What a great time I had here last week. I came to bobo when it first opened and put my experience down to opening blues. I gave it another chance last week for a friend's birthday. There was 8 of us seated very comfortably on the Chef's table and we all had an excellent time. The food was amazing - gone is the dodgy French food replaced by the wonderful menu cooked by ex-Hearth Chef Jared Stafford-Hill (so the very informative waiter informed me!) Also the service and ambience were first class. I could not fault it at all. One more thing - they are about to open the outside terrace for the spring/summer season - this has got to be one of the prettiest outside spaces that I have ever seen.
Definitely check out bobo again!

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★★★★★

What a great time I had here last week. I came to bobo when it first opened and put my experience down to opening blues. I gave it another chance last week for a friend's birthday. There was 8 of us seated very comfortably on the Chef's table and we all had an excellent time. The food was amazing - gone is the dodgy French food replaced by the wonderful menu cooked by ex-Hearth Chef Jared Stafford-Hill (so the very informative waiter informed me!) Also the service and ambience were first class. I could not fault it at all. One more thing - they are about to open the outside terrace for the spring/summer season - this has got to be one of the prettiest outside spaces that I have ever seen.
Definitely check out bobo again!

Pros: The food, service, ambience

Cons: none

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All of my experiences at this restaurant have been wonderful. A stop off at the cozy bar either upstairs or down is always nice, and I hear the patio is opening soon which I am sure will very enjoyable. As far as dinning, the food is amazing. Everything I have had there is filling and something familiar but with a twist. I love the combination of American ingredients and French cuisine. The atmosphere is chic, complete with multiply celebrity sightings, but very comfortable, and completely unpretentious. I highly recommend this restaurant, it is cozy, chic, and inviting and the food is easy to order and fabulous!

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★★★★★

All of my experiences at this restaurant have been wonderful. A stop off at the cozy bar either upstairs or down is always nice, and I hear the patio is opening soon which I am sure will very enjoyable. As far as dinning, the food is amazing. Everything I have had there is filling and something familiar but with a twist. I love the combination of American ingredients and French cuisine. The atmosphere is chic, complete with multiply celebrity sightings, but very comfortable, and completely unpretentious. I highly recommend this restaurant, it is cozy, chic, and inviting and the food is easy to order and fabulous!

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The person who had the lamb doesn't know the difference between lamb shoulder and a lamb chop - This is my new favorite restaurant! I love it!

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★★★★★

The person who had the lamb doesn't know the difference between lamb shoulder and a lamb chop - This is my new favorite restaurant! I love it!

Pros: Ambiance

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I was turned on to this place alittle over a month ago. Def my fravorite place to grab a late evening cocktail at the bar. This will be part of my weekly stops for awhile.

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★★★★★

I was turned on to this place alittle over a month ago. Def my fravorite place to grab a late evening cocktail at the bar. This will be part of my weekly stops for awhile.

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pretentious staff, terrible food, overpriced menu, pseudo-hip decor, snotty ambience - OVER-RATED. will never visit again. will not be surprised if they close doors soon - it's definitely not one of the west-village favorites.

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★☆☆☆☆

pretentious staff, terrible food, overpriced menu, pseudo-hip decor, snotty ambience - OVER-RATED. will never visit again. will not be surprised if they close doors soon - it's definitely not one of the west-village favorites.

Pros: none

Cons: see comments

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Without a doubt the worst place I've been to eat in New York in years. The good reviews on this site must be plants by the restaurant. The space is overrated, the bland, disgusting food is overpriced and pretentiously served in miniscule portions. The entire staff were bizarrely out of it. We were seated at 9:20 for an 8:30 reservation. The entire place was filled with tacky wanna-be's not spending money. At one point during dinner (we were seated upstairs), I looked around and there wasn't one plate of food on ANY of the tables. Two of us (party of 5) had the "Lamb Pot-au-Feu". I'm not even sure the chef named the dish properly because we couldn't even tell what it was. It was so disgusting we both sent it back. A quarter size (no exaggeration) medallion of some sort of Lamb Fat and bread crumb meat thing with a tiny portion of vegetables. The waiter ignored our complaint and after we finally called the manager over - he had no clue as to what to do. His exact words were "you told me to take the plate away - what would you like me to do?" I would never go back and never recommend to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Without a doubt the worst place I've been to eat in New York in years. The good reviews on this site must be plants by the restaurant. The space is overrated, the bland, disgusting food is overpriced and pretentiously served in miniscule portions. The entire staff were bizarrely out of it. We were seated at 9:20 for an 8:30 reservation. The entire place was filled with tacky wanna-be's not spending money. At one point during dinner (we were seated upstairs), I looked around and there wasn't one plate of food on ANY of the tables. Two of us (party of 5) had the "Lamb Pot-au-Feu". I'm not even sure the chef named the dish properly because we couldn't even tell what it was. It was so disgusting we both sent it back. A quarter size (no exaggeration) medallion of some sort of Lamb Fat and bread crumb meat thing with a tiny portion of vegetables. The waiter ignored our complaint and after we finally called the manager over - he had no clue as to what to do. His exact words were "you told me to take the plate away - what would you like me to do?" I would never go back and never recommend to anyone.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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i wouldn't recommend this pseudo-cool place. nice decor and charming light but very flaky crowd, nervous scene and the drinks and desserts kinda bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

i wouldn't recommend this pseudo-cool place. nice decor and charming light but very flaky crowd, nervous scene and the drinks and desserts kinda bad.

Pros: charming space

Cons: claustrophobic space and weird vibes

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As the name suggests, Bobo has flourished in its bohemian-chic presentation of elegance and rough around the edges refinement. The bar is dimly lit by candle light with a smart and complete cocktail list - the bartender mixes a drink that you won't soon forget (especially the next morning). I recommend the sweet manhattan (brought to life by a house-poached concord grape). Do what you must to secure a seat in the dining room upstairs. I was fond of the dark and welcoming ambiance, uncluttered and antique, not overly Parisian. To the food: the gnocchi was the tenderest I've experienced - the kind that melts not after a few moments in your mouth, but the moment it hits the palate. Seared foie with truffles was light and robust, full of character. Scallops were fresh, simplistic and on point. Bring a date, drink a bottle of the cotes de ventoux and enjoy one of the finer dining experiences NYC has to offer. Actually, find another place to go: I need your upstairs table ; )

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★★★★★

As the name suggests, Bobo has flourished in its bohemian-chic presentation of elegance and rough around the edges refinement. The bar is dimly lit by candle light with a smart and complete cocktail list - the bartender mixes a drink that you won't soon forget (especially the next morning). I recommend the sweet manhattan (brought to life by a house-poached concord grape). Do what you must to secure a seat in the dining room upstairs. I was fond of the dark and welcoming ambiance, uncluttered and antique, not overly Parisian. To the food: the gnocchi was the tenderest I've experienced - the kind that melts not after a few moments in your mouth, but the moment it hits the palate. Seared foie with truffles was light and robust, full of character. Scallops were fresh, simplistic and on point. Bring a date, drink a bottle of the cotes de ventoux and enjoy one of the finer dining experiences NYC has to offer. Actually, find another place to go: I need your upstairs table ; )

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Dessert?

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What a rip-off.
Yes, the place is cozy and attractive but DON'T go for the food. We had the frog legs that tasted like bland chicken wings which you can get for #3.95 in a fast food place. The pasta with thew egg was ok, not great. And the prices were very HIGH!!. Beware, because portions are so small you'll need to order at least 2 baskets of bread to fill full.
Go fo a drink and thats it. You'll spend at least $60-70 each, eat poorly and need a slice from the corner pizza place.
Not worth the hype!!

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★☆☆☆☆

What a rip-off.
Yes, the place is cozy and attractive but DON'T go for the food. We had the frog legs that tasted like bland chicken wings which you can get for #3.95 in a fast food place. The pasta with thew egg was ok, not great. And the prices were very HIGH!!. Beware, because portions are so small you'll need to order at least 2 baskets of bread to fill full.
Go fo a drink and thats it. You'll spend at least $60-70 each, eat poorly and need a slice from the corner pizza place.
Not worth the hype!!

Pros: atmosphere, service

Cons: FOOD!!, prices

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I tried Bobo out a few Thursdays ago and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was not what I had expected... I found the bar area to be very cozy and the bartenders very friendly. I took a walk upstairs and saw that they have a second bar in the back which is small but close to the outside patio which is great. All in all, I found the drinks to be tasty, but the food I ordered was nothing amazing, maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. I plan on going back!!!

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★★★★☆

I tried Bobo out a few Thursdays ago and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was not what I had expected... I found the bar area to be very cozy and the bartenders very friendly. I took a walk upstairs and saw that they have a second bar in the back which is small but close to the outside patio which is great. All in all, I found the drinks to be tasty, but the food I ordered was nothing amazing, maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. I plan on going back!!!

Pros: Ambience, Service

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I was very excited to eat at Bobo tonight. I have been trying for a few weeks since I first heard about it. I left very dissapointed. The bartender made very good drinks, but the good ends there. The food was subpar at best. We sampled a large part of the menu, and nothing stood out. I personally had the lamb as an entree and it was very bland. It has no seasoning whatsoever. It's a shame because the decor is very nice, and it would have been a very nice date spot if the food was half way decent. At best 2/5 stars.

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★★☆☆☆

I was very excited to eat at Bobo tonight. I have been trying for a few weeks since I first heard about it. I left very dissapointed. The bartender made very good drinks, but the good ends there. The food was subpar at best. We sampled a large part of the menu, and nothing stood out. I personally had the lamb as an entree and it was very bland. It has no seasoning whatsoever. It's a shame because the decor is very nice, and it would have been a very nice date spot if the food was half way decent. At best 2/5 stars.

Pros: Bar

Cons: Food

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It's surprising to see care put into a restaurant and then to have really bad food. In the case of Bobo, it was especially surprising considering the pedigree of the chef. Our meal consisted of under-seasoned and non-seasoned food. The tarte flambe was basically a small piece of bread with little toppings. The porcini cocotte was terrible and the almond pappardelle was decent. The rooms are pretty though you don't want to sit near the bar. Very shocking how bad it was.

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★★☆☆☆

It's surprising to see care put into a restaurant and then to have really bad food. In the case of Bobo, it was especially surprising considering the pedigree of the chef. Our meal consisted of under-seasoned and non-seasoned food. The tarte flambe was basically a small piece of bread with little toppings. The porcini cocotte was terrible and the almond pappardelle was decent. The rooms are pretty though you don't want to sit near the bar. Very shocking how bad it was.

Pros: Pretty Room

Cons: Poor Food

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We were a walk-in party of 3 at 9pm on a Thursday night. It was rather ironic that on our way to Bobo we were talking about how rudely so many great restaurants treat walk-ins. The hostess at Bobo couldn't have been nicer, greeted us with a smile, brought us to the bar, chatted with us, etc. The bar and restaurant are beautiful. We were at the bar for about a half hour and were seated downstairs where the walk-ins are placed. Let me preface my next comments by saying that I've been to hundreds of restaurants in the city, I'm a foodie and appreciate great service. It is without hesitation that I say that Derrick was the best waiter I have ever had in New York. Per Se? no. Le Cirque? not even close. Towards the end of the meal, he even sat down with us and tasted a little wine. Anyways, on to the food. The butternut squash soup was great, the chestnut soup was good, but a little grainy. For mains we had the truffle butter pasta which was an absolute joke, the shrimp risotto-- shrimp was amazing, meyer lemon risotto was undercooked, not creamy, and tasteless and the paperdelle with bacon, etc was an amazing attempt at a new-world carbonara (5 stars). The wine list was well thought out and very well priced. We had two bottles of white ($36 & $38) that were 92+ points. In all, the restaurant has some kinks to figure out with the food, but service is so unlike New York that you have to take a step back to really appreciate it. Make sure to make a reservation though, the upstairs is absolutely stunning.

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★★★★★

We were a walk-in party of 3 at 9pm on a Thursday night. It was rather ironic that on our way to Bobo we were talking about how rudely so many great restaurants treat walk-ins. The hostess at Bobo couldn't have been nicer, greeted us with a smile, brought us to the bar, chatted with us, etc. The bar and restaurant are beautiful. We were at the bar for about a half hour and were seated downstairs where the walk-ins are placed. Let me preface my next comments by saying that I've been to hundreds of restaurants in the city, I'm a foodie and appreciate great service. It is without hesitation that I say that Derrick was the best waiter I have ever had in New York. Per Se? no. Le Cirque? not even close. Towards the end of the meal, he even sat down with us and tasted a little wine. Anyways, on to the food. The butternut squash soup was great, the chestnut soup was good, but a little grainy. For mains we had the truffle butter pasta which was an absolute joke, the shrimp risotto-- shrimp was amazing, meyer lemon risotto was undercooked, not creamy, and tasteless and the paperdelle with bacon, etc was an amazing attempt at a new-world carbonara (5 stars). The wine list was well thought out and very well priced. We had two bottles of white ($36 & $38) that were 92+ points. In all, the restaurant has some kinks to figure out with the food, but service is so unlike New York that you have to take a step back to really appreciate it. Make sure to make a reservation though, the upstairs is absolutely stunning.

Pros: SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE

Cons: Some of the dishes were weak attempts, portions are small (can be a pro or con I guess)

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After reading about the hype on various websites and hearing the buzz, we went with a group of 8. The vibe is great. The desserts you must not miss- especially the Tiramisu! The risotto seems a strange choice with Myer Lemon, but is light and subtle. The kinks are being worked out after only being open for a month- it offers a warm atmosphere for a leisurely paced dinner.

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★★★★★

After reading about the hype on various websites and hearing the buzz, we went with a group of 8. The vibe is great. The desserts you must not miss- especially the Tiramisu! The risotto seems a strange choice with Myer Lemon, but is light and subtle. The kinks are being worked out after only being open for a month- it offers a warm atmosphere for a leisurely paced dinner.

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Went with a party of 7 on a Friday night and the place was beautiful. We were all very excited for our meal, but we all left disappointed. I have never in my life written a review, but I felt that when 7 people go to dinner and every single person dislikes their dinner and isn't crazy about basic appetizers.. it warrants a negative review. Also - vegetarians beware. Although we told the waitress twice that one person was a vegetarian and we clearly ordered the only item that didn't have any meat or fish listed in it.. the dish arrived with speck... and the response from the waitress was ..oh why didn't you tell me you were a vegetarian, I am sure the menu said there was speck in it. The Gnocchi dish was blah.. not really sure that was actually Gnocchi... I didn't try the bouillabaisse, but reports say it was nothing to write home about... lamb chops so so.. and the Branzino with asparagus was no more than what appeared to be pan seared with some asparagus spears as garnish. The substitute vegetarian risotto which came after we were all finished tasted as if someone put alcohol in it, but forgot to reduce/cook it. It is truly sad, because with such a great atmosphere it could be a wonderful place for dinner.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with a party of 7 on a Friday night and the place was beautiful. We were all very excited for our meal, but we all left disappointed. I have never in my life written a review, but I felt that when 7 people go to dinner and every single person dislikes their dinner and isn't crazy about basic appetizers.. it warrants a negative review. Also - vegetarians beware. Although we told the waitress twice that one person was a vegetarian and we clearly ordered the only item that didn't have any meat or fish listed in it.. the dish arrived with speck... and the response from the waitress was ..oh why didn't you tell me you were a vegetarian, I am sure the menu said there was speck in it. The Gnocchi dish was blah.. not really sure that was actually Gnocchi... I didn't try the bouillabaisse, but reports say it was nothing to write home about... lamb chops so so.. and the Branzino with asparagus was no more than what appeared to be pan seared with some asparagus spears as garnish. The substitute vegetarian risotto which came after we were all finished tasted as if someone put alcohol in it, but forgot to reduce/cook it. It is truly sad, because with such a great atmosphere it could be a wonderful place for dinner.

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Period. called to make a reservation numerous times and got voicemail. Ok I guess they haven't gotten to the point where they have a reservationist on their payroll. But don't let patrons leave a message and never return thier calls. Just rude.

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★☆☆☆☆

Period. called to make a reservation numerous times and got voicemail. Ok I guess they haven't gotten to the point where they have a reservationist on their payroll. But don't let patrons leave a message and never return thier calls. Just rude.

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Arriving on time for a 9pm reservation (party of 5), we were made to wait over an hour and a half for a table, at which point we simply left. During that time, it was like pulling teeth to have the waiter bring us drinks, let alone a menu or two so we could order some morsels while waiting. Despite our patience, not once did the maitre d' apologize for the wait nor did he offer any gesture to ease our suffering. Famished, we walked over to the Spotted Pig for an immediate table and a delicious dinner. With all the alternative options in this culinary mecca of a city, a place this unprofessional won't last...

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★☆☆☆☆

Arriving on time for a 9pm reservation (party of 5), we were made to wait over an hour and a half for a table, at which point we simply left. During that time, it was like pulling teeth to have the waiter bring us drinks, let alone a menu or two so we could order some morsels while waiting. Despite our patience, not once did the maitre d' apologize for the wait nor did he offer any gesture to ease our suffering. Famished, we walked over to the Spotted Pig for an immediate table and a delicious dinner. With all the alternative options in this culinary mecca of a city, a place this unprofessional won't last...

Pros: Cozy place

Cons: Rude and unprofessional service, terrible waits

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If you spend enough time in the West Village, eventually, you'll be asked: Where's Bobo? There's no sign for this much-buzzed-about eatery, hidden in a nondescript brownstone. Consisting of two floors (with an outdoor area in back), the…

 

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