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Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/
  • Phone: (212) 595-0303
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Friday-Saturday 5:00PM - 12:00AM
    Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
    Late lunch offered at the bar and terrace from 2:30PM - 5:00PM
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Provencal
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Quignon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: None
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 64th Street
  • Public Transit: Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center subway stops are within blocks of the restaurant. Local Broadway bus lines stop directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.
A word from Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $29 and dinner for $45. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect Saturday evening. The weather, the food, the wine was perfect. Started with a charcuterie, then on to a lobster salad and tomato, watermelon salad, final course of fluke and halibut was all spectacular. This was topped off with the sommelier choice of the evening magnum wine. Not to mention the finish of choco-pistache dessert, to die for."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bar Boulud. We have been to Daniel before so we knew what to expect at Bar Boulud. Obviously very different from Daniel but the food and service was just as exceptional. It is a perfect spot for amazing food but with more of a relaxed feeling. Daniel Boulud never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Attention to detail on the service side was lacking."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Knowing that I was going to dine in one of Chef Boulud's restaurants was exciting. However, when my friend and I were seated and the waiter came over about 5 minutes later, we hadn't even looked at the menu. We didn't think much of it but then he came back about 15 minutes later to take our order. After getting our dishes, he didn't check up on us for most of the two hours we were there. When we were about to order dessert, I let him know that he had been very unattentive to our needs. He did present us with an extra dessert which was pleasant. The food was mediocore and under seasoned and nothing that blew us away. Our high expectations were shattered and we would not consider going back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "They always have great food, interestingly prepared, and always interesting specialty items on the menu. The service is very attentive. The prices are higher than other restaurants in the area, but the food is always high quality, although we might go less often because of the prices."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were not served until quote a wait. Waitresses were walking around like they were very busy. It was 2 pm. And we could not get anyone to serve is beverages quickly. We finally got a waitress and ordered food. But they'd they forgot our side order. Pretty bad service for a restaurant like this ."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Visited during Restaurant Week and had dinner. It was great to sample the menu. The choices included coq au vin and pate that are on their regular menu. My niece enjoyed it; my dorado was good - crispy skin and the flesh was moist. The desserts were very good; tried the chocolate with pistachio mousse. The bread with their butter was also very memorable. They did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We were sitting outside and ordered appetizer first. After that, my friend was trying to order main dish but the waiter never came back to us. So we decided to change the place. He seemed like he didn't want to serve us."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Came here with a couple of friends for Restaurant Week. I had the coq au vin, which was pretty tasty. The appetizers were ok but really the dessert was the best part of the meal. Not really a destination place but definitely a good place to stop in for a meal."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect for pre or post concert dining. Light fare seems to be the best. My Vichysoisse and Beef Tartar were excellent, but my wife's sole that was ordered from the New York Restaurant week menu tasted old and very fishy. It will be hard to get her to go back, but we will try. Service on that very busy night, (8/13),was superb, considering the number of people and unavoidable confusion. Staff held our desserts for us until after the concert, and determinedly arranged for a table for us, despite the crowd."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "With the exception of amazing tomatoes, everything was incredibly average to slightly below. The steak was flabby and slightly grey and really needed the bearnaise sauce to be really flavorful. Which was too bad. I should make one more visit to make sure I didn't just get an off night, but I was not wowed at all. (My boyfriend loved the snapper ceviche) That said, the staff was EXCELLENT. Very friendly, courteous, and knowledgable. It was my anniversary dinner and we had a wonderful time anyway."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went for the Restaurant Week lunch but ended up ordering the special sandwich that was offered that day. The waiter was professional but not stuffy. He was very helpful in selecting a wine to go with my and my friend's selections for lunch. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to get a reservation for lunch during Restaurant Week. Only $25 for a 3 course meal. Everything we ordered was amazing. Husband especially loved his Croque Madame. He had never had one before and was so happy he ordered it. We sat right next to the stairs where the wait staff brought up all of the food. I loved watching the different beautiful plates pass by."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at Bar Boulud. The food was very good and the portions were perfect. My only complaint might be the coffee: I ordered a decaf. It was very good, but the cup--although very pretty--was quite small. I would have loved a second 'cup', but none was offered. I am beginning to be annoyed by upscale restaurants that will not offer a second cup of coffee! That said, it was a very nice lunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Boulud is an awesome chef. This place serves wonderful dishes that are flavorful, fresh, and not over-the-top-trying-to-impress-and-be-different. We had a lovely meal!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This has only been my 2nd time. Great place to take a date and/or maybe go on a blind date. Anyway, if the date don't turn out to be going "your" way, you can always enjoy their vibrant bar. Not bad for a place to "chill". One of the "better" ones in UWS!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I was glad to experience this chain of the Boulud family. I was impressed by the size of the salad (didn't love the dressing, but that's the luck of the draw), enjoyed my pasta entree, and was totally taken by the dessert. My waitress was the perfect level of personable/professional/attentive. Oddly, or not, she is what I will remember a year from now. I would come back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I booked a table at Bar Boulud for me and my girlfriend as we were visiting New York during restaurant week. The food and service was good, and the wine excellent. Having said that, there was a lack of attention to detail that you would expect from a well reputed restaurant with higher prices. When we were seated, our table setting was missing some pieces, our large menus were not taken away after our orders were taken, the courses came out at inconsistent times (our main came out within seconds of them clearing our appetizers, but the dessert took some time). Overall, we had a good experience. However, because of this lack of attention to detail, combined with good but not great food, we didn't feel it was worth the price tag."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal, but the so-called fruit parfait was disappointing. Maybe it was a horizontal parfait. I was expecting blueberries and strawberries. I guess the fruits were used in the preparation. Maybe the dessert should be named differently."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "was looking forward to the great reputation--was served fish that, although edible, wasn't fresh. When I mentioned this to the waiter he just shrugged. Service was fair--tried to remove my bread plate while I was still using it. Great location near Lincoln Center"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent wine, and fantastic attention to our needs/wants.Thank you for a special night!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "been going here years, and tonight was superlative, as almost always"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This place is great for after a late Lincoln Center performance and its great for afternnon lunch before or after a movie. Not as hoity toity as it's sister establishment, Balud Sud. Much quiter than the Smith but not too quiet... The food is edgy and traditional at the same time. The waitstaff is what really makes it extra special though. They are all so nice!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Service was good. Hostess was very accommodating and helpful when she managed to get us a table as we arrive earlier for our reservations. We ordered RW menu and it is delicious. I got the Pâté de Campagne(appetizer), coq au vin(main course) and coupe chocolat et abricot. Overall, it was very good but the dishes didn't impress me enough to come back for the regular price. Nice ambience and suitable for after work or friends gathering."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We chose food from the Restaurant Week menu. My son and husband had coq au vin which they both enjoyed. I ordered agnolotti with foraged vegetables (?) and the serving was very small (even by restaurant week standards) and the beans, ooops, foraged vegetables, were literally raw. I would never order this again and I doubt I will ever return to Bar Boulud. We were definitely underwhelmed."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The service was phenomenal. A former NYer visiting from FL, especially enjoyed our seats outside, with an unobstructed view of Lincoln Center. We did the Restaurant Week Menu and all was terrific, except for the salad, which was basically some greens & could have been more exciting. My entree was delicious, as was the dessert. I am certain I will come back, as it was a very good experience, and it is quite close to my home."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "we enjoy Bar Boulud very much and eat there several times a year. We even have a designated table. I have had only one criticism, and this may be my opportunity to voice it. There is a heavy hand on the salt. I no longer order the coq au vin at Bar B. or at DB's, and on Thurs. I had to scrape off the seasoning atop the poussin, which was otherwise perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in New York. The front of the house is welcoming; the food is delicious and interesting; the service great. The peekytoe crab salad, always a treat, appeared in a summer version with peaches. The black and white boudin sausage was a lovely just-right sized portion with a creamy potate puree and apples. 'The cheese plate is always excellent here. With a glass of Rhône wine, what a lovely pre-theater dinner!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "What a wonderful restaurant with a rare combination of great food , great minimalist decor, attentive service, and chic clientele. Perfect for pre-Lincoln Center as well."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was great and the service was terrific. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Overall, food was good. Some dishes were bland (i.e. Soupe de Mais and the Agnolotti), but the Coq Au Vin was very good (though, not exceptional). The service was adequate."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food is very good and has a special Boulod effect that draws you back. Atmosphere is chic and trendy as well as vibrant since close to Lincoln Center. Wine and beer are too pricey compared to most"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was very good, I'm glad I tried the place. I'll go back again"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The lunch was great, and the atmosphere was really strong too. The wine list was something you could approach. Great service."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I had never been to Bar Boulud. It was my friend's 80th birthday and I wanted some place special. The menu was for broad suiting everyone's taste. Food was fresh and innovative. The staff was courteous and helpful. I had a wonderful blanc boudin that was as light as a feather. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great lunch for restaurant week. Had the pate, daurade, and parfait. Fish was done really nice and with the perfect crispness. Parfait arrangement was unique & very different. Only probably was the waiter kept coming back and asking if w were finished (during our mains) and to take away plates, but didn't do so until about the 3rd time."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Nice Ambience, good food The portions are much too small. The hamburger is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "One of my favorite of Boulud's restaurants. Rustic delicious country food. We go here for the most delicious Pate and snails bubbling in a bath of oil garlic and parsley and perfect little round potato puffs...heavenly. Perfect cool lobster tail with vegetables arranged so beautifully and they often open a fabulous large bottle of red wine. You can dine outdoors if you do not have a reservation or at the high table. So different so delicious."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week lunch, great value, the chicken & fish were all cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "In addition to the food, he creates a welcoming atmosphere that greatly enhances the dining experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014