I recently went to Bobo in the West Village for their Happy Hour Specials and was extremely unhappy with their service and the "after-math" of my visit. I would love to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience... so please comment...
My friends and I were wooed here by the $1 Happy Hour Oysters, but after my visit, I will not go again.
First I will say, they have a limited selection of happy hour drinks available -- from my recollection, the choices include Pilsner ~$5, Rose (terrible) and Red/White wine - ~$6-$7. The $1 oysters were a deal, however, I will say, it may or may not have led to my demise at the end of the night. But, I can't blame it just on the oysters because I did have a few other food items from their Happy Hour Menu...
We ordered the following from their menu ...
- 1.5 dozen oysters
- Tuna tartare on a chip
- Fried oysters
- Lobster risotto balls
After I walked out of that place, perhaps 1-2 hours afterwards, my stomach started feeling funny... and surprise, it wasn't only me. My friend and I started to have symptoms of a "churning stomach" ... and without saying it so directly, you can guess what would eventually follow. Though some people may argue that food poisoning occurs 8 or more hours after ingestion, according to the FDA, onset of food poisoning can occur within 1 to 6 hours (e.g. vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc). I will say, one of our friends walked away unscathed - so it could be a fluke (note: our friend didn't have the Pilsner, but had all the other foods). I will ignore commenting on the service because that is less important, in my opinion.
Unfortunately for us, what we expected to be a beautiful evening of Happy Hour Drinks and Appetizers at Bobo -- was less than beautiful.
Note: Perhaps, we had an off day (it happens), but all I have to say is "Buyer Beware". I can not comment on the rest of the food offered here, only the drinks and food that I had (i.e. Pilsner, $1 oysters, Tuna tartare on a chip, Fried Oyster, Lobster ball).
In fairness, please review Yelp.com for other people's reviews to gain a well-rounded review experience of Bobo. However, if you've had a similar experience here, please post.
181 w. 10th Street
On the corner of 7th Avenue and 10th Street