Though the time table is a a bit delayed from earlier projections, David Bouley may finally be getting ready to close down his iconic Tribeca restaurant Bouley at 163 Duane Street by early summer. A reservationist confirms that the French fine dining restaurant is taking reservations through June. Originally, word was that he would close it by the end of last year.
Up next, the chef will be opening B at Home, a wine bar with food in the Flatiron District at 31 East 21st Street, next door to where he recently relocated his test kitchen. As for when Bouley plans to open his newest venture, he’s apparently shooting for a mid-summer an employee said — July at the earliest.
Although it’s been widely reported that he’s preparing to open a smaller version of his flagship at 17 Harrison Street, it’ll be at least a year before that debut, says a source. As he told the Times last year, the new restaurant will have 20 to 25 seats compared to the 120 seats at its Duane Street home, and it will only be open five days a week. Stay tuned for more details.