Bobo

181 West 10 Street
Tucked inconspicuously into an old brownstone near the corner of 10th Street & 7th avenue, Bobo quietly announces its place on the culinary map of the West Village. While French-inspired fare is de rigueur in the village, Bobo stands out because of i... more
Tucked inconspicuously into an old brownstone near the corner of 10th Street & 7th avenue, Bobo quietly announces its place on the culinary map of the West Village. While French-inspired fare is de rigueur in the village, Bobo stands out because of it elegance, and quirkiness. The unmarked entrance leads you just below-ground level to the bar (you can peek in the windows and check out the crowd), which bustles with activity. Here, a bar menu provides small plates that pair well with the wines selected for the cellar. Warmly lit and decorated with carefully chosen antiques, the space is designed to inspire that "speak-easy" feeling from the days of Dorothy Parker and the literati. A candlelit staircase takes you to the upstairs dining room, which exudes a cozy elegance seldom achieved no matter how often tried. This is a romantic place, so consider bringing your beloved here for a special occasion. The menu has undergone some alterations, and the kitchen a few chefs, since Bobo opened in 2007. But owner Carlos Suarez, who is as elegant as his restaurant, has managed to bring his vision to this corner of the west village. The technique is definitely inspired by classic Fre... more
Tucked inconspicuously into an old brownstone near the corner of 10th Street & 7th avenue, Bobo quietly announces its place on the culinary map of the West Village. While French-inspired fare is de rigueur in the village, Bobo stands out because of it elegance, and quirkiness.

The unmarked entrance leads you just below-ground level to the bar (you can peek in the windows and check out the crowd), which bustles with activity. Here, a bar menu provides small plates that pair well with the wines selected for the cellar. Warmly lit and decorated with carefully chosen antiques, the space is designed to inspire that "speak-easy" feeling from the days of Dorothy Parker and the literati.

A candlelit staircase takes you to the upstairs dining room, which exudes a cozy elegance seldom achieved no matter how often tried. This is a romantic place, so consider bringing your beloved here for a special occasion.

The menu has undergone some alterations, and the kitchen a few chefs, since Bobo opened in 2007. But owner Carlos Suarez, who is as elegant as his restaurant, has managed to bring his vision to this corner of the west village. The technique is definitely inspired by classic French fare, but with a lighter hand and some newer, quirkier flavors. Don't look for loud-takers and glitz-seekers here. There's nothing crass about Bobo.

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West Village Description

Bobo is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.

Info

181 West 10 Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 488-2626
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

French

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

LUNCH
Daily: 12:00pm-4:00pm

DINNER
Mon-Wed: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Thu-Sat: 6:00pm-12:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

BRUNCH
Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

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Cozy season is here & Bobo’s den is calling 🤗🍁
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Bobo family to yours 🤎🦃 Feeling #blessed for our amazing staff, management and, most i…
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Tick Tock… it’s happy hour at Bobo 🥂🦪
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