French Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • good for dates
  • French food
  • lively
  • romantic
  • cozy
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  • Steven
    Steven2 weeks ago
    Best croque Madame. Steamed eggs are great too. Good freshly squeezed oj. Good coffee. The little courtyard out back is quite charming!
  • Sacha S.
    Sacha SJuly 9
    One of the greatest restaurants in NYC! Go. The food tastes almost as in France. You can't reserve a table, but wait outside with a glass of wine or go to the German beer place across the street.
  • Ahuva
    AhuvaJuly 9
    Cozy little place, impressive wine selection and tasty little dishes for dinner
  • Eaters H.
    One of my fave restaurants. Cute, cozy, local vibe. CR'Q Madame, double macchiato w/mimosa. Sit outside, best spot.
  • Shane M.
    Amazing ambiance and food. Not good for groups though.
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Ashley C.
    A perfect neighborhood brunch place with charming decor. Portions are small but still delicious and inexpensive. A little cramped, but the service was efficient & great. Really enjoyed my brunch here.
  • Gergo F.
    The portions are not too big, otherwise it's a great place for brunch. ❤️
  • natalie k.
    Tartar is excellent. Great to share.
  • Mara
    MaraMay 28
    Jambon Cru!!!
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoMay 17
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite places in NYC - have taken people here multiple times in one trip. Steamed eggs, scones, cappuccinos, all a must.
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker AustMay 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Completely outstanding. One of my favorite places. Ever. The pea tartine, coq au vin, and pâté were some of the best I've ever had. 5 stars.
  • Camilo A.
    The croque madame is a must. Perfect size and combination.
  • Sid J.
    Sid JatiaMay 12
    Great Ratatouille
  • Paul D.
    Charcuterie and cocktails
  • Tracy S.
    Everything that's been said about the Jambon Cru was spot on. Super fluffy and honestly a large helping. The price is right.
  • Gloria D.
    Whether for breakfast or dinner this place is transcendent. Highly recommend cod spread, cassoulet/coq au vin, and don't skip out on dessert. The chocolate mousse is divine
  • Kelly S.
    The salad niciose.
  • Neeta C.
    Staff, ambience, coffee, & of course the Food! ❤️
  • Lenita F.
    Perfect brunch place
  • Ugur T.
    Ugur TerziApril 14
    It is the only place that is the absolute part of my city todo list.
  • Isabel B.
    Isabel BazApril 13
    Everything I tasted was awesome 👌🏼
  • Nicholas S.
    Get the pancakes and waffles!
  • Reagan B.
    The best Croque Madame I've ever had. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to eat one from anywhere else ever again.
  • Paula R.
    Absolutely fabulous!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BMarch 24
    Great food. The staff is always really busy but very friendly. They know their wine if you want suggestions!
  • Polo A.
    Polo AcunaMarch 10
    Amazing croque madame
  • Eric B.
    Eric BiedFebruary 24
    The eggs we cooked to perfection the steak Tatar very good,I highly recommended this place there will be a wait on the weekend but definitely worth it
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerFebruary 20
    Notwithstanding a harsh price-quality-quantity combination, the ambience is extremely nice (especially if you can get a table outside when it's warm) and the service is quick and efficient.
  • Nazanin S.
    Nazanin SaniiFebruary 17
    For brunch
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PettyFebruary 5
    The waffle sandwhich, while in no apparent way French, is scrumptious.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Sat at the bar, very crowded but a nice way to see all yummy cocktails + concoctions being made behind the counter. Had blood orange juice. The "cod dish" was confusing as it seemed like bread+butter.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DJanuary 26
    The tartinette anchoiade is yummy. Cassoulet so yummy and always delicious. Dreamt steak tartar. Lots of wines by the glass all good incl. organ options. Brunch is so good too
  • Kate S.
    Kate SJanuary 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Perhaps the perfect place for coffee and croissants between friends and good colleagues. Best suited for two. Always simple, warm, and delicious.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZhongJanuary 3
    Really authentic French atmosphere with a small focused menu. Breakfast is a little pricey (but good!). For dinner get the cassoulette.
  • Justin F.
    Great for dates or to catch up with a friend. Not ideal for groups. Small tables and small but delicious dishes, friendly service that doesn't rush you out.
  • Balraj G.
    Balraj GhaiJanuary 1
    Really good food. Must be had
  • Wiley R.
    Wiley RobertsDecember 28, 2016
    The toasts are amazing, and the eggs are great
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikDecember 23, 2016
    One of my favs in the city. In addition to their great egg dishes and sandwiches like the croque madame, they have great pates like the chicken liver mousse and the rabbit confit
  • Heba A.
    Heba AbdellaDecember 16, 2016
    I love the cosiness of this place and the lack of pretentiousness. The food is very good and served in small plate portions. The wines are great too.
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia ReyesDecember 11, 2016
    I think is overrated, is not as good as we thought, the wait of an hour does not worth it and the service was awful they made a mistake with our order
  • @alosais
    @alosaisDecember 6, 2016
    Be aware of the long queues, but their food is worth the wait. Spoiler alert!: They're a french breakfast & brunch don't expect big plates!
  • Seeminn
    SeeminnNovember 25, 2016
    French food & vines
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SampselNovember 25, 2016
    The best eggs and salmon. Delicious cappuccino. Also, a great place to go solo – grab the window seat, bring a book and have a glass of wine from Provence. Great place to hang out!
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessNovember 22, 2016
    The waffle sandwich is outstanding!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 21, 2016
    Chorizo special , love the light bites
  • Liat B.
    Liat BandielNovember 15, 2016
    Exclusive..too crowded
  • Martin
    MartinNovember 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ratatouille w/ Pesto and Chèvre
  • Martin
    MartinNovember 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Moules A La Rouille - Steamed Mussels w/ Garlic Breadcrumbs
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    RIP Buvette. Used to be my favorite place in the city but they've given up. Last 3-5 times I've been here: watery eggs, coffee that came after the food, missing main dishes, same menu. Move along.
  • Angad S.
    Angad SinghOctober 20, 2016
    One of the best French food in the city. Worth the money
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisOctober 18, 2016
    Very cute restaurant. Was nice to sit in the small garden they have in the back.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 13, 2016
    Breakfast favorites include the Belgian waffle with fruit, the croque monsieur, and the walnut-cranberry toast. A meal at Buvette feels like you’ve escaped to Paris. Read more
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DraudtOctober 6, 2016
    Everything is magic in this tiny gem.
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangOctober 4, 2016
    Never had a bad dish. Comforting, straight forward. Cute cozy place for dates!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonOctober 1, 2016
    The ideal brunch spot on a dreary NYC day. Suddenly you're in Paris eating fluffy steamed eggs on crunchy, oily bread topped with goat cheese and sun-dried cherry tomatoes. (Get that, btw).
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamSeptember 19, 2016
    Arrived early just after 9am on Sunday for brunch to avoid the usual queue for this place. Great brunch options, can highly watermelon lemonade and salmon with eggs
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 12, 2016
    When you're a restaurant in New York and the service is slow and the food is barely enough and mediocre you should just go somewhere else
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AlhazzaaSeptember 11, 2016
    True french breakfast. Love the croissant
  • Pierre
    PierreSeptember 11, 2016
    Nice little French bistro style cafe. Loved the rich eggs and cheesy croque Madame.
  • Ram S.
    Ram SchvartzSeptember 7, 2016
    Great morning dishes. Exactly the right size! Which prob means small if you're american:-)
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerAugust 29, 2016
    ideal decor for Francophiles, and the food is impressive to boot! tried the Nutella crepe, eggs with prosciutto + Parmesan, and carrots w/ pistachio + lemon - all delicious
  • amy p.
    amy pelletierAugust 27, 2016
    Cute place that is tough to get a table, best tip is to go alone!
  • Hinaet
    HinaetAugust 22, 2016
    Lovely vibe and super friendly staff!
  • tt t.
    tt tuAugust 20, 2016
    Breakfast here: superb and absolutely classic. Feels so chic and totally not fussy. That proscuitto, scrambled egg and toast dish is so simple but done super well. Give me this over a benedict any day
  • Drew 5.
    Drew 5August 12, 2016
    That chocolate thing! Everything is good here. Really tasty butter, good wines. Pretty much the same as the one in Paris, but with more people.
  • Klaus L.
    Klaus LilandAugust 7, 2016
    Everything is good!!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoAugust 5, 2016
    Get their croque madame, maybe a bit small or it was just too good! Loved their lemonice.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    The croque forestier is Jody Williams' vegetarian answer to the croque-monsieur. It is pure decadence: buttery, creamy, earthy, crunchy, and toasty. Read more
  • Haydn N.
    Haydn NorthoverAugust 2, 2016
    Excellent food although German couple next to us complained about cost of substituting one bread for another.
  • Maxi S.
    Maxi SultanJuly 31, 2016
    Amazing food! Mussels, Chicken, Rabbit were highlights last time I went
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WalkerJuly 30, 2016
  • Ursula T.
    Ursula TudelaJuly 29, 2016
    Try to get a table in the garden - there's only about 8 seats out there.
  • Liza C.
    Liza ChaplyginaJuly 25, 2016
    Perfect place for a social Sunday brunch with your foodie friends. But be aware that lines during that 'rush hour' can be severe up to 2 hours 😁
  • Maritza A.
    Maritza AyalaJuly 9, 2016
    Delicious cappuccino was amazing too!!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HamelJune 24, 2016
    Breakfast. Perfect eggs, beautiful almond butter strawberry toast. Cute AF.
  • Yasmin R.
    Yasmin RodriguezJune 23, 2016
    The Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are so damn good.
  • SizzleMel
    SizzleMelJune 18, 2016
    Come for the style but don't come hungry if you're on a budget... Also, was told seeds in mimosa is ok because, fresh juice!
  • Emma B.
    Emma BroadfootJune 16, 2016
    The wine - chotes du Rhone is legit
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    At breakfast, be treated to a more serene version of the restaurant—linger over coffee and scrambled eggs with prosciutto. For dinner, vegetables and anything served in a cocotte will do you right. Read more
  • Unn S.
    Unn SwanströmMay 31, 2016
    The waffles are a perfectly balanced foodgasm!
  • Lisette
    LisetteMay 31, 2016
    Love this little corner of Paris in the middle of the West Village!
  • Edward
    EdwardMay 25, 2016
    Sit at the bar. You get a unique insight into the organised chaos & excellent food. Don't ask for a mimosa before 12. They treat you like you're an alcoholic, even though it's on the breakfast Menu.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 22, 2016
    Waffle sandwich at brunch holler
  • Nilay
    NilayMay 20, 2016
    pro-tip: if there's a wait for breakfast, grab an Americano and sit on the benches outside while you wait
  • John L.
    John LacyMay 9, 2016
    Great French small plates anytime but particularly late at night (closes at 2am)
  • Michichi
    MichichiApril 24, 2016
    Definitely check their daily special!! Love the caviar steamed egg I had the other day...
  • Susie K.
    Susie KApril 20, 2016
    Octopus salad
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.April 20, 2016
    The waffle is delish
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraApril 19, 2016
    Avocado toast is to die for
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeApril 16, 2016
    Steamed eggs take a long time but are delicious. Scones are delicious
  • Astrid J.
    Astrid JunghansApril 12, 2016
    Lively place, with cozy courtyard, and well-dressed waiters
  • Elena H.
    Elena HatibApril 6, 2016
    Really cute French spot, loved the coq au vin, the carrots, and the pesto di noci tartine
  • Zaki M.
    Zaki ManianMarch 27, 2016
    The breakfast here is totally decadent. Try the waffle sandwich
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 25, 2016
    To me the charm far outweighed the taste
  • Abe
    AbeMarch 20, 2016
    One thing: Waffle Sandwich!
  • Amalia G.
    Amalia GoutakiMarch 6, 2016
    Eggs with prosciutto/ eggs with sundried tomatoes, chocolate crepes, madeleines, coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice!
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiFebruary 28, 2016
    Cute french dining & bar! Try Croquet monsieur, mulled wine & chocolate mousse. They serve the best latte in the city. Quite a long wait to get a table though!
  • Dane F.
    Dane FeldmanFebruary 26, 2016
    BEAUTIFUL inside. Cocktail menu is an actual small book. Everything about Buvette is perfect.
  • Elena K.
    Elena KnoxFebruary 20, 2016
    The eggs are unbelievable
  • Jérémie H.
    Jérémie HUCHETSeptember 3, 2016
    Cuisine française. Les assiettes ne sont pas grandes mais bien remplies. Bonne ambiance et personnel accueillant et sympathique. Une bonne adresse où vous mangerez bien en plus de passer un bon moment
  • Julien
    JulienSeptember 3, 2016
    Le gigot est excellent !!
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent B.September 3, 2016
    Plats Français
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent B.September 3, 2016
    Un petit bout de France dans NY. La cuisine est absolument délicieuse mais les quantités sont un peu limite. Le service est pro et agréable. Je conseille sans hésiter mais n'arrivez pas mort de faim.
  • Martin
    MartinAugust 31, 2016
    Fantastiskt! Franskt! Frukost, lunch eller middag... allt är grymt.
  • Lisandro V.
    Lisandro VidelaJuly 16, 2016
    Lindo lugar
  • William L.
    William LockwardJuly 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Demasiado bueno, creo que voy a repetir cada vez que venga a NYC. Todo aqui tiene el detalle de lo premium.
  • William L.
    William LockwardJuly 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    El mejor desayuno que he comido en NYC
  • Олеся
    ОлесяMay 29, 2016
    Осьминог восхитителен😋😋👏🏻 также как и все остальное, обслуживание 👌
  • Teresia S.
    Teresia SchullströmApril 30, 2016
    Bra för lunch
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