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Buvette Gastrotheque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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42 Grove St, New York City, NY 10014-5310
+1 212-255-3590
08:00 - 02:00
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waited in the freezing cold for 45 minutes but was worth it once we got a seat at the bar. They did nice juices, good coffee and a very tasty Croque Monsieur.

Thank CWM8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parisian style bistro in the west village. Home style cooking. Local ingredients with well executed dishes. Cozy atmosphere with a homely twist. Good service and friendly staff. Small menu with good choices. Eggs particularly good.

Thank Alan G
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting New York City for any amount of time, you should definitely eat in Buvette. This is not just any French restaurant. It is the best one. It has a small menu, which is a good thing. The starters are the best thing, and there is usually a great rillette on it. The menu changes a lot,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parisian bistro ambience with beautiful bistro-style menu - hearty salads, cheese and antipasto plates, range of egg and cheese dishes. Loved the chicken and green bean salad and the croque Monsieur was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Thank gilds282
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We previously visited The Buvette in Paris and were fans so thought while in NYC it was a no brainer. We queued for a short period before being seated. We were shocked how much the food costed in NYC vs Paris for the very same things. In the end 2 waffle sandwiches. 2 lattes and 2 orange juices costed 70usd... More 

Thank Fionn M
London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a midweek brunch / lunch. Simple short and delicious menu. Friendly service and great food quality. Table and chairs are small and poky so this is not a place for long lounging. They want you to come, eat and move on. Couldn't fault it except for being a bit cold

Thank gadir80
Maputo, Mozambique
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149 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very café in the middle of the West Village. It is very popular at all time so try getting there early for the meal or make a reservation. The staff are very helpful and make amazing suggestions. I went for breakfast and ordered the waffles. Before the meal came, the waiter offered these delicious madelines. I sat... More 

Thank Darice S
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely brunch in this funky parisian style bistro in the West village on a side street (there is actually a Buvette in Paris too!). We sat at the bar and apart from the drinks and the lovely food we truly enjoyed the good vibes in this place (actually on weekends people queue up outside because this place... More 

Thank RROesch
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definetly an amazing brunch but better get early if you don't want to wait for 1h to be seated! Steamed eggs with prosciutto and parmesan are amazing as well as the ones with salmon. Only downside is that it is a bit pricy, especially the coffee. But still will go again.

Thank Víctor R
NYC Area
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107 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Buvette before a performance around the corner. It was an experience! (positive). This is a small, crowded place with tiny tables, stools instead of chairs, an eclectic menu and extraordinarily helpful staff. The menu consists entirely of "small plates" - 2 or three will make a meal - with some exotic choices (Lobster pot pie - outstanding), Lyonnaise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Grove St, New York City, NY 10014-5310
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-3590

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