AHHH where do I even begin with Bobo? I happened to drunkenly stumble upon this “Men’s Lair” of a bar/restaurant three years ago while interning in NYC for the summer. It’s warm, inviting, and always and I mean always crammed with professionals you WANT to surround yourself with outside of the workplace setting. The atmosphere itself blows you away — the decor, fixtures, and wall displays are unbelievably cool in my opinion.
While waiting for our 9:30 reservation (seeing as that was the ONLY available time for dinner), we mingled with tons of entertaining and unique people. The bar scene in of itself is impressive, the dinner is served upstairs in the what looks more like a home living room then a formal dining room of a restaurant. Downstairs, people mingle, have nibbles, and more often then not leave with a few important numbers in their pocket.
For an appetizer, I had the Lobster, Shrimp, and Crab Salad with Chickpea Toast and Celery. I never talk numbers here really but for 17 dollars I expected a BIT more food than I received — it was an interesting display and I liked the Hummus Like Toast that was paired with the ball of Lobster, Shrimp, and Crab but in all I think they were a bit frugal in their portions of protein for this appetizer. For dinner both Tracey and I had the Roast Chicken with Sunchokes, Romaine, and Tomatoes — It didn’t BLOW me away by any means but I think it was a solid dish. I probably should have tried the Scallops YET AGAIN but a Cider Reduction paired with the fish didn’t appeal to me.
In summary — my suggestion would be to have a cheaper, less noisy dinner somewhere else then head over to this extremely fun and enchanting restaurant for some great conversation and after dinner drinks, pass on the meal upstairs.