We had a truly remarkable meal at Bouchon (41 Greenwich Avenue) on Saturday. For appetizers we had mussels in white wine, chicken livers braised in a red wine reduction, charcuterie platter and duck/pork rillettes. The chicken livers and mussels were especially good.
Main course was duck breast, home-made meatloaf (that was just a little taste of heaven!), caramelized scallops and bacon-wrapped monkfish. We loved everything (the scallops I was not so crazy about, I like them very simply done without much sauce): duck breast was so tender and juicy it almost melted on your tongue, and that meatloaf - Oh my, it was out of this world. Monkfish was a real hit too, very delicious.
Service was very friendly and very competent. In fact, they made us feel very much at home and it seemed like they anticipated our every need (like more water, drinks, bread)
The wine list is not very extensive but there offer several carefully selected bottles and they are good. And will not break the bank.
I can't wait to go back. Just delicious, simple bistro food without the attitude. Great value for money. I was so glad I found this little gem.