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Boom

152 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. West Broadway
212-431-3663

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

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61% would go back.

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Fantastic, nothing to complain about

By rouxe on 1/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food was delicious, flavored to perfection and served very nicely. The waiters were friendly and had perfect timing. The walls had an aged thing going on, kind of faded and if you look a little closer you see that there were maps painted on the walls. I sat in the front of the restaurant, the whole front was opened up onto the street (it was summer). It wasn't noisy at all. I had the best coffee ice cream ever there, and great chocolate brownie. I'd go back again.

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336 out of 625 people found this review helpful.

Make food, not music

By Graciefully_Me on 4/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Sometimes a little too dark, usually a little too loud, Boom brings together a very euro crowd. The food is good, the desserts are even better. Though I couldn't reccomend you one truly stand-out dish. The female bartenders are at least good looking, and besides, who looks at their face when their it's their chest that eyelevel. Right? Joke! I promise. They have late night live music and dancing is always encouraged, after a few more drinks of course. All in all, a fun experience, and actually, if you go earlier in the evening, it could be romantic and relatively quiet.

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355 out of 736 people found this review helpful.

Good Food, ambience and live music

By felakuti on 5/9/2007

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

It was great to find a lively place on a Wednesday Night offering live music and good food. The Band played some not so uptight jazz, and included a great percussionist, a mean sax player, a guitarist, and keyboard player. The music included some standards and some not so standard pieces, overhaul it was very lively but not too loud and different from your typical restaurant jazz band. During the break, a girl came up and sang some Brazilian songs. The waiters are prompt and attentive and the crowd was a lot of fun to watch. The pasta was cooked just right, I had a blast and I will be back.

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280 out of 610 people found this review helpful.

Boomshakalaka

By MegH1983 on 2/13/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

We chose Boom for my friendÂ’s 25th bday celebration. We arrived 5 minutes late for our 9pm reservation and our table wasn't ready, understandable considering there were 8 of us, BUT we ended up waiting 45 minutes while all these large parties kept walking by, happily sitting down without a care in the world. When we finally did sit down we had the WORST table in the whole restaurant, right in middle of all the tables, near the entrance to the kitchen and the bathroom with hardly any extra room, mind you the birthday boy is six foot 7. Pretty much every person that walked by bumped into each one of us, especially the coat check lady, she had a real knack for covering our faces with heavy jackets as she pushed by. When the food FINALLY arrived, it was quite delish. Everyone liked it except for my boyfriend, "forgettable" I think was the phrase he used. It was pretty loud, but it was Sat. night so what do you expect. They did give us free bottles of wine b/c of all the hardships we endured. Despite all that however, I might give BOOM a second chance.

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130 out of 260 people found this review helpful.

service was bad!!!

By dbsk421 on 6/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

BOOM was the first restaurant I've been to in SOHO and it was very disappointing. When I called the waiter to place my order, he ignored me and took the order of another person who came later than me. I called him again and he got someone else to take the order. Then, they served a basket with bread which were hard and burnt so I couldn't even eat it. I looked around to see if the bread was usually like this, but all other tables got fresh bread. I ordered fried calamaris as an appetizer which came out all dried up and burnt. My sandwich was okay but again the bread was really hard, so I ended up not eating the other half of my sandwich. Just then, another person ordered the calamaris and they got about double the calamaris that were golden brown and big, not dried up and weird like mine. Everyone else seems to enjoy it from reading the other reviews below. So only explanation I can come up with is either bad luck on my part or since I'm Asian, are the waiters racists?

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77 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

Boom review

By beneventano on 10/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Boom is fantastic place to eat,to enjoy your time with your friends,your wife,and your lovers.My name is Giovanni and I used to be a boom's manager.I had a great time working there and not so that.The food its really really good!! I have tried so many food dishes while I was working there and I garantee you that were whole so delicious. There is a large and finest wine list.My favourite wine is called AMARONE.Ask the waiter for a bottle and you wont regreat my advice. I am looking forward to visit Boom again and eat the TORTINO dessert.It melts in your mouth.Wow! I want also say hi to all the great staff and in particular to Cesare,the owner. MAKE FOOD NOT WAR!:)

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76 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Boo to Boom

By kervina on 11/21/2008

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

I wandered into this very cute looking spot after a shopping trip for a light meal. The wine list was good, especially by the glass selections, but that's where the positive aspects end. The waitress said nothing but "yes" in response and wasn't friendly in the least. I ordered the Parma Bruschetta and a salad. The Bruschetta consisted of 2 pieces of chewy toasted baguette on top of which was laid some cold prosciutto, cold cheese and the hardest tomatoes you've ever tasted. The salad was huge, and hugely disappointing. Picture a Wendy's salad shaker put into a large bowl. Shredded iceberg lettuce, cheap (and a tiny portion) of balsamic dressing, celery, and the same aforementioned tomatoes. Oh and supposedly there was fennel somewhere in there. I was really shocked that such a nice looking spot in a great location can get away with such mediocre food. I would expect better from Olive Garden. To add insult to injury everything is incredibly overpriced. They should move this excuse for an eatery to Times Square and leech off of tourists who don't know any better.

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81 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

By christinah on 12/31/2008

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

Was taken for my birthday a few years back and have come many times since then. The rotating menu always has a great selection and more than once I've received dessert or wine on the house

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79 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

Bad service; overpriced fare

By kylienyc on 1/10/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a whim after a day of shopping in SOHO. We were headed to our usual Lure on Mercer St., and we really should have stuck with our plan. It was snowing out, so not too many people were at the restaurant--yet the service was remarkably poor. The employees were too busy chatting with one another, loudly cursing--all while hovering right over our table--and subsequently ignoring the patrons. We were not once asked if we'd like another drink (which, by the way were $13, and done by a horrible mixologist) nor were we asked if our food was satisfactory. It was not. My dish was so incredibly undercooked and tasteless that I should have sent it back. Of course, to do so I would have needed adequate service. Boom was a terrible disappointment, and a pricey one at that. We regularly spend $100+ on a meal and leave perfectly satisfied. Tonight, at Boom, we felt like we wasted our money.

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115 out of 240 people found this review helpful.

Adorable!

By krodster on 5/19/2009

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

I feel bad for those that had poor service because I had a wonderful time at Boom last night. There was adorable old-timey music playing (complete with banjo and oboe) and the decor was delightful. Our waitress was attentive and patient (we were slow to order). Although it is a bit pricey my salad was fantastic and the wine delicious. A great cozy date place.

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