don't know if any one you have had a bad experience with bouterin - but would like to relay my own - decor wise - very romantic, reminds me of the original Bouley. Food wise - delicious - albiet not cheap. Complaint - does not seem to care about its clients. Made a reservation for 8 on a Friday nite, two weeks out. Asked if we needed to confirm and was told NO - not for just two people. Arrived on time for our reservation to find that the entire resturant was taken over by a private party. Was offered a two-seater in the FOYER!! You must be kidding!! Every resturant gets hysterical these days about patrons not being prompt, not cancelling when they need to - why is this courstesy not returned by the resturant - how many other people did they hang out to dry at 8 on a Friday nite, and where was the courtesy of a phone call to let us know THEY had a change of plans - has anyone else encountered this with bouterin??