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Bobo - 36 Reviews - 181 W 10th St, New York, NY - Central European Reviews - Phone (212) 488-2626


181 W 10th St (at at Seventh Ave. South)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 488-2626
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Bobo - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
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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.. \r \r the b...


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 t...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/27/2013

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 others. more

Don't waste your time / money 12/11/2010

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 than happy to add 20% gratuity to the bill. After a 5 minute discussion with the manager he finally relented and took the $6 fee off the check for tap water. I would've thought they'd throw in the water after we just spent $464 on bad food and service. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. \r more

Bobo on Behind the Burner 6/2/2010

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

Great Birthday Dinner Spot 1/14/2010

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 more

wow... 1/9/2010

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.. \r \r 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.\r \r i got acouple appetizers too.. there was a great tuna dish and fried pickles were delicious.\r \r the drinks were good too and the overall feel of the resturant was great.. i loved the decor.\r \r the only problem i had was that it was abit small inside.. but it gave it a cozy home like feel.\r \r i know i will be going back again... Pros: best burger, fries, friendly service Cons: still havent found one more

Most Unique Atmosphere 10/19/2009

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 more

Wonderful night out 9/16/2009

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 more

Who are they trying to kid? 9/11/2009

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. more

Chicken and Artichokes with Chef Patrick Connolly 1/5/2009

I've just finished reading reviews for Bobo and plan on making reservations soon!\r \r 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.\r \r Enjoy and happy eating! more

Can't Wait to Go Back 11/16/2008

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!! more

good service. love the atmosphere. food was... 11/2/2008

good service. love the atmosphere. food was good too. id recommend for a friends dinner out. try the... more

good service. love the atmosphere. food was... 11/2/2008

tiffchin Provided by Partner
good service. love the atmosphere. food was good too. id recommend for a friends dinner out. try the tiramisu cocktail more

Hip and fun, but not too over the top.... 8/27/2008

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 more

Bohemian Indeed! 7/11/2008

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. more

new favorite restaurant 7/10/2008

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. more

Bobo a NO NO! 7/1/2008

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 more

Favorite new restaurant 4/29/2008

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! more

Most comfortable space in town 4/28/2008

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 more

Worst of Everything 4/27/2008

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. more

Avoid at all Costs! 4/27/2008

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 more
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  • In Short
    If the nearby Waverly Inn affects the snoot of a tweedy Anglo, Bobo is its relaxed, Continental counterpart. The upper tier of this unmarked brownstone could pass for the dining...

  • 9/30/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed, 6pm-11pm; Thu-Fri, 6pm-midnight; Sat, noon-4pm and 6pm-midnight; Sun, noon-4pm and 6pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown