Mon-Sat, 8am-9pm; Sun, 8am-7pm
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
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Manhattan $75 minimum 24 hrs in advance Credit/Debit required to secure order
Does Thomas Keller do casual? See for yourself at Bouchon Bakery (the original is in Northern California), where mere mortals can afford to tuck into something other than a Jamba Juice while traipsing through the Time Warner Center. One floor beneath Per Se, the 60-seat café occupies some surprisingly exposed real estate (in the hallway outside the Aveda boutique). Seasonally changing boulangerie-style fare, like roast-pork-tonnato tartine and three-bean soup with rosemary pistou, are also available for takeout at the nearby retail counter, where Per Se pastry chef Sébastien Rouxel presides over the production of everything from croissants to Nutter Butters.Cafe Hours
Sun.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.7 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.