Bouley Bombshells

BouleyThis just in from the New York Times:

••• The restaurant Bouley at 163 Duane is closing “in a few months.”

••• David Bouley will take a sabbatical for 18 months or so, and then “he plans to reopen Bouley on the second floor of a townhouse at 17 Harrison.” The new space “will accommodate only 20 to 25 seats and open only five days a week. […] Optimizing health will become the restaurant’s mission. Each night, Mr. Bouley and his team will create tasting menus engineered to address a wide variety of dietary restrictions and medical concerns.”

••• “He plans to move his other restaurants and projects—Brushstroke, Ichimura at Brushstroke, Bouley at Home, a wine bar, his test kitchen—into a single building elsewhere in Tribeca in early 2017.” (I don’t know what Bouley at Home is, and there’s no mention of Bouley Botanical.)

There’s much more in the article, including about Bouley’s fixation on health.

UPDATE: In case you were wondering, 17 Harrison is the building just east of Dahlia’s.

17 Harrison



  1. I wish he would reopen a little cafe. I loved his eggs on a croissant and his croque Monsieur

  2. Seems like he must be having a health crisis, what with an 18 month sebatical & all – & using it to redirect his business.

  3. He is having either a health crisis, or a financial one. I loved his Japanese restaurant, Brushstroke. A very special place. A lot can happen in 18 months. Who knows what his thoughts will be a year and a half from now. I won’t hold my breath. But I want to say thank you to Mr Bouley. I have had many memorable moments dining at his wonderful restaurants.

    • Don’t worry, just read that the good part of brushstroke, Mr. Ichimura, will stay in tribeca! Looking forward to that.

  4. I will very much miss this wonderful restaurant! My favorite destination in Manhattan.

  5. Bouley will be sorely missed. Having been a fan of his food since he started out as chef at Drew Nieporent’s Montrachet.
    We had lunch there a week ago and enjoyed every morsel. What a delight. The staff so courteous, true professionals. Plan to enjoy a few more meals at Bouley before he closes. What a loss to TriBeCa.