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WORST MEAL OF MY LIFE: Bouley Bakery

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WORST MEAL OF MY LIFE: Bouley Bakery

Dan | Dec 8, 1999 09:15 AM

Do not EVER go to Bouley Bakery. My wife and I made a reservation for 10 pm on a Friday night, the only available time. When we arrived, we were told they were running behind and we would have to wait 15 minutes. Which is annoying, since we HAD made a reservation, but no big deal. 15 minutes came and went. No table. There were still people in front of us. Finally, at 10:45, a couple who arrived AFTER us was seated. We complained to the maitre d, who said, "oh, well, you'll get the next table." Mind you, this is 45 minutes after our reservation. We were finally seated at 11 pm without an apology, and when we complained, the maitre d said, simply, "Yelling at me won't help." Our consolation for a 1 hour wait: a free glass of wine.

The food was very good, but there are a million places in NYC where the food AND service is wonderful. Please tell everyone you know: NEVER, EVER go to Bouley Bakery.

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