Illustration courtesy of Laura Lobdell

My friend Alison was pregnant with her son at the time of her 30th birthday. Therefore she postponed the festivities until a year later when she could celebrate the occasion properly. Alison decided on a brunch in the Pavilion at the restaurant bobo. We had our own area all to ourselves in the back of the townhouse. After mingling for about an hour while people arrived and drinks were served, we were seated for a yummy brunch. We later migrated to the bar area downstairs in the Den. What a great place to throw a party!

bobo is located on three floors of a century old townhouse in the heart of New York’s West Village. bobo is a farm-to-table restaurant with a seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine. The environment is elegant with an intimate and fun twist.

From their site: “The décor blends old world charm with whimsical accents and the various rooms of the house offer a variety of atmospheres. We have hosted weddings, anniversaries, corporate dinners and even Vera Wang’s 2008 Spring fashion show.”

The bobo townhouse is available for private events and has various rooms, facilities and menus for a variety of occasions.

The Garden/Pavilion
Room Capacity: 34 Seated or 45 Standing
Largest Single Table Seats 20

Garden/Pavilion uncovered

Covered Pavilion

This Garden/Pavilion is a great open space.

The Garden opens the first week of May and remains open until about the end of September. It’s wonderful to be outside in your own little garden in the middle of the city for a private party, brunch or happy hour.

Covered from roughly October to April, the Pavilion continues to serve as a great spot decorated with these wonderful hanging lamps.

Main Dining Room

The Den

The Main Dining Room

Room Capacity:
60 Seated or 75 Standing
Largest Single Table Seats 14

Availability Brunch & Lunch, 25 Guest Minimum Dinner

The Den

Room Capacity:
28 Seated or 60 Standing
Largest Single Table Seats 10       Availability Brunch & Dinner

***For parties of ten or more you must select one of the prix fixe menus listed below:

Cocktail parties:
– 8 different Canapes for $22.50 per guest per hour
– various fixed or live stations.

– classic brunch for $35 per guest
(for the classic you pick 3 items from the menu)
– brunch party menu for $45 per guest
(party menu includes a Brunch Cocktail and is more of a buffet style)

– 2 course Luncheon for $35 per guest
– 3 course Luncheon for $50 per guest

Dinner parties:
– Four Course Party for $70 per guest
– Feasting Menu for $110 per guest
– Chef’s six course tasting menu for $125 per guest


Other end of Main Dining Room

***Private dining room available for a four course meal for $85 per guest. 12 person minimum, 16 maximum. Please inquire with either Bot or Kyle about this option. Contact information listed below.

Open Bar packages from $20 – $30 per guest per hour
For brunch, they often do $20 for wine and Prosecco instead of beer, but that is the baseline package. All parties may just go on consumption if they like. Also offered are carafes of cocktails for $25 or pitchers for $50. They have their own version of a mimosa called “the bobo”. It is quite refreshing and delicious.
Bottles of wine cost on average about $35 each.

Personalized menu


With the prix fixe, bobo will type up your own menu with the title of your event. Always a nice touch!

This menu is an example of the classic brunch.
I had the rancheros which was quite tasty. The griddled cheese and french toast were very rich and bites of each where thankfully passed around the table.

bobo has a visual display of their menu here. Their menus are seasonal and so the available options will be emailed to you to pick from.



To book a private party or to view the house, please contact bobo’s event directors:
Kyle or Bot at 212-488-2626 (main number).
He handles day parties while she handles the evenings.

Kyle Metzger

Bot Van Altena

For parties, bobo does not have a room fee. They do have a booking agreement document that should be filled out as soon as possible. They cannot hold the space or date until they secure a credit card for their cancellation policy which is spelled out in the agreement for the different types of parties they offer.


bobo will also gladly cater off site parties.
Please email for more information.

Monday – Sunday 5pm – 2am
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm

Look for the red brick house on the corner of West 10th Street and Seventh Avenue. The entrance is downstairs from the sidewalk.

Nearest Subway is the 1 to Christopher Street

181 West 10th Street (and 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
phone: 212-488-2626
fax: 212-488-2627
website: bobo

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