Buvette

French Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Alden W.
    Alden Wicker / EcoCultJanuary 4, 2015
    They may not mention it on the wee menus, but everything here is organic, and the meat is sourced locally. Healthy? That depends on your definition.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Intricate small plates are served at this French and Italian-inspired eatery. An excellent coq au vin and croque monsieur can be ordered here, but be prepared to wait for a seat.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maria N.
    Maria NardoneJune 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love love love every breakfast selection!! 💖
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MeylerFebruary 25, 2012
    Order the Aligot.
  • Aperol USA
    Aperol USAFebruary 21, 2012
    Enjoy an Aperol Spritz - the perfect aperitivo!
  • Crystal T.
    Crystal TaylorJune 12, 2013
    Try the steamed eggs with smoked salmon. And the fresh burrata is nonpareil!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DuncanSeptember 8, 2011
    Ask for Rafael and be treated with exceptional service, with a dash of unique character, not unlike the venue itself. Decent wine list as well. Thanks for the experience! Read more
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchAugust 15, 2011
    Wines for sure
  • abby
    abbyJuly 18, 2011
    such an adorable place, right down to the design of the menu. the hits: pesto di nocciola tartine, lentils, beef bourguignon, and chocolate mousse
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably one of my favorite brunch places in the world. Croque madame or forestiere, croissant with raspberry jam and butter, fresh squeezed OJs, and most importantly, chocolate mousse. Heaven.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 22, 2016
    Waffle sandwich at brunch holler
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Missy Robbins, chef of A Voce Columbus, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Croque Forestier. Read more
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de GierDecember 23, 2015
    Very French, quite expensive, but the croques are delicious.
  • Carly C.
    Carly CottonJuly 15, 2015
    The poached egg and the walnut toast!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisOctober 18, 2016
    Very cute restaurant. Was nice to sit in the small garden they have in the back.
  • Elliott
    ElliottAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your passport for the airplane size portions!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 17, 2013
    A charming, intimate French bar and restaurant from chef Jody Williams, equally fun for a quiet breakfast, the lively dinner scene, or a late-night bite and glass of wine.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangSeptember 27, 2014
    Get the pesto di parma + duck rilettes + bittersweet chocolate mousse. Your day will be made.
  • Yetta C.
    Yetta CheungSeptember 21, 2015
    Croque Madame is really nice
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioFebruary 15, 2016
    Delicious small plates. I recommend the salted cod, you will not be disappointed!
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonOctober 2, 2014
    Come here on a sunny morning and ask to sit on the tiny little patio in the back.
  • Archimedes S.
    Archimedes StukJuly 31, 2012
    Get a bunch of small plates to share!
  • Silas J.
    Silas JohnAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch if you're willing to wait. Start with the croissants and grab an entree after that!
  • Ringo
    RingoOctober 25, 2014
    Faster if you only have 2 people!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SimonJanuary 31, 2013
    Best breakfast in NYC. Wear Louis Vuitton and laugh at the commoners in the cold outside.
  • Abe A.
    Abe AnwarMarch 20, 2016
    One thing: Waffle Sandwich!
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchDecember 23, 2011
    expensive but tasty wine selection. every dish is special and tasty.
  • 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
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The waffles, sunny side up egg, and thick cut bacon "sandwich" drenched in maple syrup is like a McDonalds creation classed up for a delicious French brunch.
  • Karin B.
    Karin BäcklundJanuary 19, 2016
    The waitress was pretty rude which made the visit unpleasant. The breakfast is expensive but ok (except for the mushroom eggs - stay away).
  • Oonline
    OonlineMay 1, 2011
    Nice fresh ingredients make this small plates joint dishes shine. Ask for Raphael!!
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluJuly 22, 2015
    Order the Brandade De Morue, which is both delicious and filling (not all plates are). It's an incredibly cute and intimate restaurant. Plates are quite sharable, so keep that in mind when ordering.
  • Elena K.
    Elena KnoxFebruary 20, 2016
    The eggs are unbelievable
  • Celena C.
    Celena ChanOctober 30, 2015
    Quintessential west village. The scrambled eggs are super soft due to the steam wand (I got the prosciutto over eggs and toast). Get there early-- at 10am there was a 30min wait for brunch!
  • Mischa
    MischaJuly 6, 2015
    Get the Croque Madame it is the best of their croques, the mix of cheeses and herbs will make you fall in love with the place
  • Aletha H.
    Aletha HaynesApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Buvette is affordable & low-key. Getting seated was a quick process. The food doesn't disappoint. The decor makes you forget you are in the City. Perfectly cooked eggs & pastries. My new brunch spot!
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveMay 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Belgian Waffle = Yum
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HovanJune 3, 2013
    Steak tartare = yum
  • sydney g.
    sydney grossOctober 15, 2013
    Bread. Ahhhh.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessJanuary 6, 2016
    Amazing atmosphere, great wine selection and coffee, I had the rabbit pot pie and it was outstanding!
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeSeptember 3, 2014
    Great for a glass of wine and some tapas.
  • Tanay J.
    Tanay JaipuriaNovember 29, 2014
    Good brunch spot - try the omelettes!
  • Anna S.
    Anna StancioffMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate mousse is ugly but delicious. Goes so well with their espresso
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyMarch 5, 2015
    2015 James Beard nominee for Best Chef - Jody Williams
  • Mark L.
    Mark LikoskyAugust 15, 2012
    grab a Smutty Nose IPA or Ommegang. interesting beer selection for a French place.
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 18, 2015
    Romantic and Cozy French Bistro. Have a glass of wine and share some delicious small plates. Good for date or catching up with a friend.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NardoneMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My Fav breakfast spot in NYC. Try steamed eggs with salmon and don't miss the warm homemade scone!
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