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Bobo

181 W. 10th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Seventh Ave.
212-488-2626

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7
Food: 6
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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60% would go back.

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Truly Great -

By SwanS0ng on 5/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have no idea what some of the previous reviewers are talking about (though I suspect they'd probably be better off saving their money and heading to a McDonald's)! I've been to Bobo four times in the last 5 months. I first went in with a colleague for cocktails and a bite. The drinks, modern twists on classics, were delicious and we ended up staying and having a lovely dinner. I brought a date the following week and we had the bigger of the two tasting menus. All the courses were exceptional, from the chilled sugar snap pea soup with poached lobster, to the charcuterie with foie gras and duck prosciutto and perfectly prepared pork. The service was well educated and was able to tell us almost too much information about each dish. My date was impressed. I was impressed. I've been back twice since and both experiences left me wanting more. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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38 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

So much better now!

By princess07 on 5/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Last week was the second time that I had dined at bobo and i must say that the improvements made here have been fantastic. Gone is the dodgy food replaced by some wonderful delicious treats. On the night we went we sat in the beautiful garden (heaven) and feasted on Jamon Iberico and mushroom risotto (I dare you to find a better risotto anywhere in the city), followed by the beef and the skate. All dishes were cooked to perfection. The only problem was that there was no room for dessert and the chocolate souffle looked incredible at the table next to us. The cocktails were also very good and totally original (get the Garden Tonic - it's fabulous) and the service was gracious and informed. Overall we really enjoyed it and will be making our way back there soon.

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39 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

Much better than before

By Roady23 on 5/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I first visited this place back in December and I was not very impressed at all. The food was ok, the service was pretty rough and we had to wait a long time to get seated. I went back to give them another chance last weekend and LOVED IT!! Gone is the mediocre food replaced by seasonal dishes that just sing from the plate - the night we were there we started with a lovely chilled pea soup with lobster and radish, followed by the lamb pot au feu - the perfect balance of comfort and fine dining food all in one dish. We ended on the wonderful chocolate hazelnut cake and returned home feeling satisfied and happy that bobo had turned the corner. Service was great, drinks were awesome. Definitely give them another shot!

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29 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Wow!

By robot66 on 5/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Wow what a fantastic spot! Just discovered this place on my way home from work last night. Sat in the garden (beautiful) and sipped gorgeous cocktails until the sun went down and then managed to work on the hostess to give us a table and moved inside and dined like a queen. The charcuterie plate was amazing! Followed that with the beef that is served with a lovely garnish of ramps (wild leeks as my server pointed out). Finished the night in heaven feasting on the chocolate souffle. Such a great time - staff were lovely, food was great and OMG you should check out the decor - great! Will definitely be going back soon.

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31 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

Well I loved it!

By richardsneekes1 on 5/14/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I really don't get what all the negative reviews about bobo are for? My wife and i went the other evening and sat on the beautiful terrace. Both our service and our food were first rate. The cocktails at the bar are original and tasty and the ambience is superb. I will definitely go back as it's now one of my favorite places to go. I'm actually glad that some people don't like it as it makes it easier for me to get one of those beautiful tables on the terrace!

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34 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

Money Hungry

By thegreat on 4/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

I was so excited when Bobo opened in my neighborhood. The decor was charming, the food was good and I dined there often. Over time, it became clear to me that Bobo is not the neighborhood restaurant I had hoped it to be. After a few recent experiences, it is clear that these folks are in it for the money and the money alone. Bobo looks great, but has no soul. How disappointing.

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48 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

Great decor and ambience, good - not great - food

By lrt1082 on 4/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I read about Bobo when its decor was reviewed by Domino magazine and couldn't wait to try it out. Decor and ambience more than lived up to expectations... I wanted to move in! We found the service a little pushy when it came to the special (chances of one of three people ordering lamb for 2? slim) and when we ordered a bottle of wine our waitress suggested a different one, which granted probably was more what we were looking for, but she failed to mention that it was in a price range higher than the bottle we'd chosen. My friend loved the ravioli, but my other friend and I found our slices of pork tough to cut and served with side slabs of what my friend guessed was "fried cheese" but I think was a crispy slab of fat with a bit of meat more akin to duck than pork. All in all it was a nice dinner, but at $60/person for an entree and a drink, I'd probably only go back for a drink.

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28 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

Love the room for drinks......then go out for dinner elsewhere

By rfarch on 2/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

It all sounded very inviting from my friends description and reminded me pleasently of the former Mary Anns on Bedford street that closed a few years ago. I found the wine list unusual but disappointing and overpriced. The glass of red I had was served cold not because it was refrigerated but because the bottle was parked up against the cold glass window at the bar window at the stylish upstairs bar where we chose to eat. I had Lamb Du Feur which appeared to be an appetizer although it was a $25.00 entree and came room temperature. It was carefully prepared in the kitchen but clearly some one was'nt paying attention and left it there too long. I wanted very much to love this place with great physical appeal but left disappointed and hungry. Really who needs another pretentious eatery in New York City. I would go back for drinks at the bar with friends or colleagues for a buisness drink not dinner and then off to Extra Virgin or Pastis or Cafe Cluny for dinner.

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89 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

Find a new chef

By petey on 1/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The entire place is beautiful, in a quirky Village sort of way. So when they sat 6 of us at a table better suited for four we let it pass as part of the ambience. The menu was expensive, and wasn't coherent from dish to dish, or from app to entree, but we trusted everything would work out... unfortunately it did not. I tried the lamb, which came out as three very thin and fatty chops (everyone else at the table who ordered the lamb got the same), with weak accompanements. The pork dish was the only dish that we agreed was nice, but not worth going back for. Desert was ok, but not memorable. We all had high hopes for Bobo, and went on a special occassion, and all left sad, mad, and dissapointed.

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79 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

You have to BUY a glass of water!

By kkarns on 12/18/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Sadly, I will not be returning to this beautiful space. Our server was terrible (confused - and unhelpful) and the food was mediocre at best. Plus - bobo acts "cheap." The portions are small yet expensive, and they charge $1 for a glass of water. The water at Bobo is "filtered" therefore they charge $1 each for "unlimited amounts" of water. I take offense to having to pay for a glass of tap water (filtered or not) - especially when the food has little value. Even though it is pretty to look at - I will not be going back.

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