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181 W. 10th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Seventh Ave.
a real treat
By trendvarsel on 6/22/2010
I took guests from out of town here for a Friday night dining experience in the garden. And man was it an experience! We obviously started off with cocktails. I had the bobo which is amazing and I had a sip of my friend's Penny Lane. So good! We shared a starters and everyone were fighting over the fried oysters . I had a fish dish that was so fresh and so tasty and my friend had the duck - she literally licked the plate. The deserts were just amazing. We shared the goat cheese cake and some ice cream sandwiches. the earl gray ice cream was a really nice surprise. The service was attentive, but not pushy. Just the way I like it. I highly recommend an evening at bobo and will come back again and again.
Great Valentine's Spot
By krodster on 2/17/2010
I went the Friday before Valentine's, it was a surprise date and was fabulous! The portions can be a little small, but if you have an appetizer and an entree it leaves plenty of room for dessert (I highly recommend the butterscotch pudding). The lamb riblettes appetizer was to die for, crispy on the outside and just fell apart in your mouth on the inside - heavenly. The pea soup had this great smokey bacon flavor to it and the market veggies entree was amazing. if they made me brussel sprouts every night i would eat them and die happy. Overall it was a fantastic experience.
By lucyberry7 on 9/7/2008
Absolutely Fantastik! Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great vibe! Try the crabcake appetizer...beyond delicious and the chops and fish entree...mmmmm. Great wine selection as well. A must do while in NYC....make reservations! Ask for table upstairs.
Truly Great -
By SwanS0ng on 5/21/2008
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.
So much better now!
By princess07 on 5/19/2008
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.
By robot66 on 5/15/2008
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.
Cozy and Delicious
By beverly.riffle.96 on 2/27/2013
Came here with my family for dad's birthday and loved every minute of it. My dad, who is a cynical hard to impress kind of guy, had the steak and said it was the best he's ever eaten. Everything I tasted -- the duck (omg!), the sea bass, and the butternut squash soup -- was divine as well, so flavorful and perfectly cooked. Our server was friendly and just the right amount of attentive. The dining room at Bobo is so cozy and elegant, with beautiful, eclectic decor. It's expensive, but def a place to come for a special celebration. We peeked into the glass "garden" terrace (not really a garden, but more like a beautiful little greenhouse), which was warm and looked so cute and romantic. Looking forward to trying a sunny brunch out there soon!
A welcome surprise
By Paws4rabbit on 2/22/2013
Wow. This place has changed. I begrudgingly went back to Bobo for dinner with my boyfriend's family tonight after having had much the same experience as the other reviewers had when I went a few years ago. I have to say that I way duly impressed. I don't know what happened, but the food and everything was nothing less than amazing. We had drinks while we waited for a table. I had one with Hendrix Gin and cucumber and rosemary and my boyfriend had a drink with bourbon and basil, and they were both delicious. When we got upstairs they put us at a table right by the fireplace and the decor made it feel homey and comfortable. Our waiter at first seemed like he came from outer space â€“ he was like a lanky, bald version of Mork, but had us laughing from the moment he started calling the wine list the old testament and the cocktail list the new testament, and he was actually very nice and professional. For appetizers we had ravioli with mushrooms and cream sauce, and little rice balls stuffed with escargot, and steak tartar. The waiter suggested we try the duck, so my boyfriend ordered it, and I'm really glad he did. It had hazelnuts on top which went perfectly with it, and I got the scallops with a celery root risotto. The desserts - a home-made version of a mars bar that was divine. I'm so glad I went back and have another great place in the neighborhood. I definitely recommend it. Now if only they could get some rabbit on the menu... :)
this is new york
By florian_2010 on 12/17/2010
A great spot in the West Village. I hardly ever comment on blogs - but I wanted to recommend friends to bobo. We felt like we were invited to a fabulous West Village brownstone dinner party. I have always been a fan of the Waverley Inn and the now departed Beatrice - and find the crowd very similar but less pretentious. Great bar and very elegant dining room. I would recommend ordering a variety of the starters and if the duck is still on the menu - try it!
By swell on 12/17/2010
I had my birthday party at bobo and man was I spoiled rotten! The service was excellent and my friends told me the restaurant had been so cooperative planning it all. The food was absolutely amazing and I love that they stick to using local and seasonal ingredients. The fish dishes we had were delish, and the dessert so so good! And I had wayyy to many of those canapes! We continued the party with dancing at the bar downstairs and cocktail sampling galore. Thank you to bobo for my best birthday ever. I'll be back - even just for a burger at the bar.
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