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Review: Bouley Bakery

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Review: Bouley Bakery

Micky Blue | Jul 2, 2005 02:52 PM

Went to Bouley's Bakery this afternoon and before I say anything else, I want to let everyone know, this place is TEENY TINY!! I went around 11am today, and it was'nt crowed, but I can easily see it becomming way to crowded and unpleasent. There's an upstairs area which appeared to be some sort of dinning area, although there was a stove and a counter.

Anyway I had the Lobster sandwich, which was OK but nothing special. What ruined it for me was the overwhelming onion flavor that totally killed any taste of lobster, not to mention the many other seasonings thrown in. The filling was sufficiant, but not overflowing. I paid $10.00 for this and although I did not feel ripped off ( after all lobster is lobster), I do feel it was a bit on the expensive side ($7.00 struck me as being a more resonable price).

I tried there lemon tart and also a rasberry pistachio tart. Nothing special about them. They where not on the same level as Fauchon or Payard. I also tried their madilines, this kind of was the deciding factor regarding if I would return or not. The madilines where really really really dry. I could see that the edges where burnt and it was WAY to overcooked (I remember someone else mentioning this, but I thought I give it a shot anyway).

Bottom Line:

This all left me somewhat disappointed. For the prices they were charging and with the name like "Bouley" I expected alot better.

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