Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


42 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.) Send to Phone
212-255-3590 | Menu
Discover morning crêpes and dinnertime coq au vin at this West Village restaurant.

Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

* Click here for rating key

Buvette, New York, NY

Buvette Restaurant Review

: Jody Williams, who has been the top toque at a small handful of West Village Italian eateries (Gusto, Gottino, Morandi), goes mostly Gallic at her rustic restaurant tucked away down a charming, tree-lined street. The menu leans toward comfort food, which is fine, especially when it’s done in such a satisfying way, as in the cauliflower gratin laced with Gruyère. Williams doesn't put any spin on the coq au vin --- it’s just like the kind you might eat in a casual Parisian bistro. But the best of Buvette’s offerings might be its charcuterie: oxtail marmalade, foie gras mousse and rabbit confit all conspire to bring you back again. Wash it all down with a glass of wine from the illustrated wine list, which has some nicely priced bottles from around France. French wines by the glass are a specialty.
Discover the restaurants for New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve

Ring in 2020 at one of GAYOT's picks
for the Best New Year's Eve Restaurants.


Sign up to receive the 2019 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards. We honor America's best chefs, a top restaurateur and more.