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Tributes Pour in for Legendary Chef David Bouley
February 14, 2024, 1:05.29 am ET


Photo: Brushstroke/Joann Jovinelly

David Bouley, the award-winning chef who dominated New York City’s fine dining scene, has died from a heart attack at the age of 70.

Bouley was best known for his restaurants Montrachet, Danube, Brushstroke (seen here) and namesake Bouley. He was part of an elite group of New York City chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Eric Ripert who continue to dominate the city’s food scene.

Across the food world the tributes have started pouring in. In a post on X, Chef Tom Colicchio writes,” So sad to hear of the passing of Chef David Bouley, he was so influential to a generation of chefs. RIP Chef.” Another from Chef Danny Meyer, “Serious respect must be paid. Topped New York Restaurant world for years, bridging the era between the dynasty of French-owned dining rooms and refined American restaurants as we know them today. #RIP.”

Bouley is survived by his wife, Nicole Bartelme.