Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/boston/
  • Phone: 617 535 8800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm - 10pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 2:30pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3pm
    Breakfast: Daily, 6:30am - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French American, Bistro
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Chambers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A sliding barn door allows us to fully enclose the west side of the dining room to create a private dining experience for up to 24 guests without leaving the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Jan Sedlak 617 535 8800x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield Street
  • Public Transit: Closest "T" stops are Copley Station on the Green Line or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at a special rate when validated by Bar Boulud. Validated parking is $13 at lunch and $20 at dinner.
A word from Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud, Boston is located at Mandarin Oriental, Boston in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay on Boylston Street. Bar Boulud is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar, featuring local and seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare, signature charcuterie, and an impressive wine cellar highlighting Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. Bar Boulud, Boston is Chef Daniel Boulud’s first restaurant in this historic city. The restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a private dining room accommodates up to 22 guests. Walk-ins are encouraged.
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Bar Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Didn't live up to the hype...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our expectations were probably too high. Two of us went on Saturday, September 20th for lunch. To start, we ordered two Kir Royales and when they arrived I was surprised at the size - seemed like about 2-3 oz. of champagne. I was even more surprised when the bill came and the two Kir Royales totaled $50. We ordered the prix fixe menu with dessert. The wait between ordering and the arrival of the appetizer was quite long. We both ordered the charcuterie, which was fine, but only came with one piece of toast. For lunch, we had the chicken (dry) and the cod (overly salty). The dessert was a cheese plate and the Gâteau Basque (too cold - room temp would be better). I think they need to work on getting the kinks out of their service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    For lunch :food delicious , service unhurried , ambiance relaxed and well polished Looking forward to returning on the evening soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY COMES TO BOSTON
    LivingInFrance
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Bar Boulud is a 'scene.' The space is very attractive, but the noise level can be deafening. There are lots of small plates. We started with the gougères which came out cold and then shared the small board of charcuterie. The 3 pâtés were tasty; the ham was not. The board came traditionally garnished along with teeny helpings of mustard, carrots, and beets. The 2 pieces of bread weren't enough. Then we had the thon cru which again was tasty, but 5 miniscule pieces. Best was the Gâteau Basque which was really delicious. In fairness, we didn't try any of the main courses and they might be very good. That said, it was great to try it, but we probably won't go back. I suspect this will be a place for tourists but not locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale and welcoming
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was very friendly and efficient, the food was delicious, and they honored our request for a window table. We started with Shrimp al Ajillo and the Salade Lyonnaise. The Shrimp al Ajillo was very flavorful. The Salade Lyonnaise was excellent with chicken liver, bacon chunks and a coddled egg dressed with a nice sherry vinaigrette sauce. Our entrees were scallops and the trio of veal. The scallops were tender and delicious. The trio of veal was very good with melt-in-your-mouth tender veal loin. For dessert the Chocolate Tart and the Blueberry Pistachio Coupe were very good. They have a large wine list; unfortunately most of the wines were fairly expensive even by the glass. We would go back and it is definitely worth trying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wishing Daniel Boulud Much Success
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I dined the second day of opening and it is already running like a well run machine. Very professional and attentive staff provided excellent service. A bit pricey for French peasant food. The small charcuterie at $30+ provided three small wedges of different pates and some prosciutto along with teeny sides of mustard, diced beets and carrots artfully arranged. A little too precious IMO. My coq au vin entree was also carefully arranged. Seeing the buzz at the bar, this place is a place to see and be seen. While very good, and wishing the restaurant much success, I personally think Brasserie Jo or Petit Robert offer a better product and dining experience. This may be unfair to say since Bar Boulud has not even been open a week.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boulud at last in Boston!
    hdskifreak
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I have been looking forward to this opening for a long while. We attended opening night to check out the place and the menu, and we left very happy. The signature charcuterie plates looked great, but we chose to have a duck and fig pate that was brilliant. It didn't come with the brioche toasts I'm used to, but the house bread was good with it. The Escargot had an excellent balance of herbs, garlic and butter. We could taste every flavor in harmony. We shared an Entrecot (ribeye) served with marrow and bearneaise, along with a side of frites. The seasoning was excellent, and it was cooked perfectly. The sauce and the marrow were the "icing on the top". The espresso and gateau basque were the perfect ending. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first night with class
    prose
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was creative, the service impeccable & the evening, delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Bar Boulud reviews archive.