What is the service like at Bouley?

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Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Bouley’s preponderance of dining room attendants — waiters, servers, sommeliers, captains — are the embodiment of attentiveness. Before taking your order, a server will inquire about any food allergies you may have — a thoughtful touch, to be sure. As each course arrives at your table, a knowledgeable captain will describe the dish in detail and answer any questions you may have, although the delivery can feel, at times, a bit forced. Staffers will check in with you frequently, eager to clear your finished plates, but again, we found ourselves wishing that the service was a bit more jovial and effortless. Nevertheless, each course was delivered to our table in a prompt, timely fashion and we appreciated how the staff brought us new silverware and replenished our glasses regularly. At times the staff’s service can feel a tad hyper-attentive, but it’s clear the New York restaurant understands and fosters service.

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