Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/boston/
  • Phone: 617 535 8800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
  • 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
Sister restaurant to the popular New York and London locations, Bar Boulud, Boston at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar located in the heart of Back Bay on Boylston Street. Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef de Cuisine Aaron Chambers offer locally inspired seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare and an impressive selection of famed house-made terrines and pâtés by Parisian Charcutier, Gilles Verot. Additionally the menu features a handful of signature sausages and burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar. An impressive wine cellar spotlights wines from Burgundy and the Rhóne Valley , including many fine selections by the glass. The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking to create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a unique and intimate experience. Bar Boulud serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all-day dining is also available at the bar. Walk-ins are encouraged.
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Bar Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)notable wine list (46)vibrant bar scene (35)hot spot (34)special occasion (34)great for lunch (23)good for groups (18)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Bar Boulud
    JscottyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very nice light open space , comfortable seating , great bar area Delicious breakfast , lunch and dinner , would like to see a more elaborate bar food and appetizer menu , burger a highlight , be prepared for high pricing , but excellent service and quality .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Casual Restaurant
    whino
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Not sure what all the hype is about, this is nice restaurant but at these prices it should be outstanding. The wine list is very pricey and escalates to the stratosphere too quickly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boulud is just a name
    FoodieTraveller
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    In this restaurant boulud is just a name that is being used. There is nothing special or good in this restaurant. The chef tries to play on French classics but doesn't mention they are modified... French onion soup with barley and no cheese? Apple tart.. Cold apples served in a stale crust bowl with a sugar cake at the bottom... Even the espresso was cold. No quality control nor imagination here. Unfortunately people are fooled by names and keep going to this place.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great intro to DB in BOS
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful design, really great offerings ranging from well designed salads to classic French entrees. Went late on a Friday night and shared salad, charcuterie, a burger and a dessert. Thought the food was very good, the service and presentation was great and I'd be up for trying anything on their menu. Definitely worth checking out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great new place in Boston
    Proud2BAFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by Bar Boulud, especially after reading some mediocre reviews. None of the negative comments, about portion size or wine pours came true. The ham sampler was delicious and so generous that you could have made that alone lunch for two. Splendid Cotes du Rhone wine with a beautiful bouquet and silky finish generously poured by the glass. Spinach side dish was especially delightful being tender and smooth without being soggy. Flavors and prep of the coq au vin and ribeye were spot on. We had a great dinner with great wine and food. Highly recommend people try Bar Boulud and discover the restaurant's charms for themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Daniel Boulud in Boston!
    backhandslice
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We dined within two weeks of the opening and the fact that every aspect of our meal was flawless just speaks to the high quality of the restaurants created by Daniel Boulud. It's so nice to finally have one in Boston! The menu has a great list of options and the food is elegantly prepared. The wine list, especially the wines by the glass, is excellent and the service could not have been better. We are returning again tonight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Lunch
    BostonDiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Bar Boulud provided food and service way above what earlier reviews criticized. Service was attentive and timely, but not intrusive. Noise level was lively but comfortable for conversation. The items we ordered were delicious -- onion soup broth was especially flavorful. Only weak spot was the Caesar Salad -- the dressing was not pleasant and was a long way from Caesar Dressing, and the small 'heads' of romaine had too much core and too little leaf.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowe
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    my chicken was overcooked and tasteless. I have eaten in many Boloud restaurants and always had great food so was disapointed but would try again.
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  • overpriced and under valued
    Ilene1VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Do not waste you $ and time. The food was very mediocre for the price.The price is 30% over what it should be given the quality of the food. These celebrity chefs open multiple restaurants their popularity draws people in. Also it is so noisy it is near impossible to have a conversation.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely night.
    JaneJ
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was excellent. Not outstandingly creative, but very good nonetheless. Service, perfect. Ambience, perfect. Everything was cooked to perfection. My lobster was poached and English Tea smoked. Very tender and just a touch of flavor from the smoke. Lovely dish. We had a great dinner and will return again. We thought the price, although a tad expensive was very reasonable given the total experience. Ile flottant dessert with grapes was the best. Madeleines were delicious, warm fresh from the oven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything's good except the prices
    moosedomeVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This new outpost of the Boulud empire opened recently and seems to be having a slow start - it was quite empty the day we went for lunch. The food is tasty but not as interesting as DB Bistro Moderne in NYC. I had two appetizer portions, a caesar salad and spaghetti with a few clams, and my friend had soup and a very small main course of lemon sole. No drinks. One tea and one cappuccino. The bill, before tip, came to $93. I thought that was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a new Boulud
    experienceddinerVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    the food was good, albeit' decorated' with the long list of ingredients on the menu. Our party of 4 sat at one of the overly large tables (booths) in the middle making it hard to hear the diners on the other side of the table and hard for the server who had to travel around booths and posts to reach both ends of table. a good experience, we will return, but ask for a different table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's old is New! French-renewed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We ate in the space over the years before it was Boulud and loved it then but addition of the trellises & warm touches truly transformed it. We live in NY and felt that the menu is truly bistro-inspired with renditions of many traditional dishes. Presentation of dishes like the steak tartare to the outrageous charcuterie plate with accompaniments of fresh beets, curried carrots and coarse grain mustard was plenty and we were happy we did not order the large one! Enjoyed the veal entree and felt the prices were fair for the quality- quantity. The wine should be served in small carafes as the pour appears short in the large glasses and waitstaff needs some polish but hopefully that comes with time. Maitre d' and other staff up to snuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now Open
    MMacBVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Bar Boulud was wonderful. Stopped in earlier in the week and couldn't get a table. Make a reservation! It's the hot spot in Boston and deservedly. The ambiance, food and service were outstanding, plus it's nice to see some familiar faces from the former M Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service, expensive
    cfh1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was excellent. Waiter knew the menu and made good recommendations. The sommelier made some excellent recommendations from their very interesting and extensive wine list. The food was very tasty, especially the charcuterie board, which came with a good selection of condiments. The portions were good sized, but the prices were high for what is very good quality bistro food. Expect to pay $75 per person before drinks, tip, or tax. One of the best wine lists in Boston, concentrating on the Rhone region. We had the 2011 Domaine Faury Saint-Joseph which was delicious but at $95 was more than 3x the retail price. And the dessert was the best part - a blueberry concoction with blueberry ice cream. At $10 that was a bargain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diappointing
    DBudow
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was disappointed. Noise: Unbearably noisy. Decor: too "cute". Service: it took a very long time to be served our entrees. Prices: overpriced. $17.00 for a cocktail is ludicrous. Food: fair. The Sole Meuniere was salty. Terrines and pate had little flavor. Ham was no better than what I could purchase at any supermarket deli counter. The veal entree was very good. Waiter said entrees came with side dishes. Fish had small pieces of cauliflower that were more of a garnish than a side dish I discussed my impressions with the waiter, and he said it really is a typical bar as opposed to fine dining. Maybe a wine bar, but with 3 beers on tap and a minimal specialty cocktail list, hardly a typical bar. I would not go back.
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  • Delicious
    JudeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A totally excellent experience. Food is terrific, diverse menu, atmosphere lovely, good service
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    fit for foodies
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  • Boyleston St.adds a French accent
    AnOldHand
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Only a few weeks old, this Boston addition to the Boulud family was functioning without a hitch when our group sampled the menu. With the Frette napkins in our laps we sampled pates, fish, fig ravioli, and wines by the glass. Excellent, unobtrusive service in a handsome room decorated with wooden wine box labels and a barrel stave ceiling added to the pleasure
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY quality in Boston- Finally
    ConcernedEater
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Finally we have a world class chef in Boston. Staff was great, food delicious and reasonably priced.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic
    liv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Plenty of choices and just right portions. Noisy and energetic ambiance. Will return.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We eat out all the time, from casual holes in the wall to 5-star restaurants. This restaurant was simply bad. The food was terrible. When we sent back the Tuna appetizer, we were told why it was good and that we didn't understand that fact. After that, the server had no use for us whatsoever. The rest of the food was mediocre. Overall, pricy, pretentious, but with nothing to back it up.
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  • Paying for name and location
    heidisVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I will say that the room is lovely. The service also was stellar. The food is good, solid french bistro food. The charcuterie board was delicious. The Bourdin Blanc is a definite must. The problem is the price point. The plates are all very small. We shared a couple entrees, a board, other apps and a salad. All small. I thought i was living in a minature world. I have never seen a smaller tartar and my cappuccino was the size of an espresso. The wine list is very good but very overpriced. You are paying for the location and Boulud name. It's a definite new hot spot and should do very well here but if you are a foodie, go somewhere else. If you are here just for the ambiance and to be seen and see, then saddle up to the bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Getting Better Every Time
    Pfd1234VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We are fans of Boulud restaurants and have been fortunate to visit many of them around the world. This review is based on 2 visits to the Boston outpost, once for dinner, and once for lunch. The place is still in its "toddler" development stage. Our first visit suffered from a completely messed up dessert service (some of our party got two, and others got none). But dinner a week later had flawless service. The food is wonderful-though you have to buy into the bistro concept. If that is what you want-you will find none finer. The charcuterie is remarkable. BUT sound level is LOUD at dinner-which is surprising given the redesign. The wine list is wonderful-with excellent choices at every price point, and great options by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Getting there...
    Southender
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Having read several reviews, many of which we negative, my daughter and I decided to give Bar Boulud a try for a pre-theatre light supper on a Wednesday night. The mixed drinks we had were delicious. However, the $15 glass of white burgundy I had was definitely shy of 6 oz., pretty chintzy for such and expensive establishment. We shared some oysters which were OK, but not described by our waiter which is usually done at some of the well known oyster restaurants in Boston. We had their goucheres (cheesy cream puffs) which were tasty but served cold rather than warm. I had the salad Lyonnaise which was mediocre. The pommes frites were excellent. Desserts were also good. Hope Bar Boulud pays attention to reviews and takes them to heart.
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    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Great, Service Not So Much
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Chic decor, friendly front of the house, delicious food but the service was TERRIBLE! Constantly had to ask for water, dirty and empty, app. serving plates left on a small table for far too long, meal came out before one of the apps was done (had to course the apps bc there wasn't enough room on the table). All avoidable missteps and expected more service wise from this legendary chef. I have been to all of his restaurants and the service was spot on- this place has work to do. The wine list needs a mid level price range . A very nice bottle of wine is $300. There is plenty of great wine out in the $90-$150 price range- just not here.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High hopes, but missed the mark
    TiffabitsVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had high hopes for Daniel Boulud's new outpost in Boston, but, alas, the kitchen let things down in every course. Gougères: cold and far too heavy on the pepper. The Charcuterie; under seasoned and dull (the accouterment were actually better than the charcuterie). Sole: over-salted, and over-cooked. L'homard: tasty but over cooked. Frites arrived cold and soggy. The Madeleines were the best thing we tried, and the only thing I would order again. Disappointing for the distinguished stature of the Chef. The ambiance and decor are quite nice; though try and get a booth and not a regular seat.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Hardly worth the time....
    BackBayEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had breakfast; food was ordinary and unimaginative. Service was friendly but barely adequate. Plenty of other places with better food and prices not far from this restaurant.
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  • Great service, mediocre food
    anifoodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had really high expectations with this place and were very disappointed. Service and decor were great, felt like a hip new happening place but the food was bad and incredibly expensive, for what it was. We had the shrimp al ajilllo (decent), the onion soup and the charcuterie place to start (average). Then we had the burger, the entrecote and the veal trio and they were bad. At over $100 pero person, I would call this one of the worst value in Boston.
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    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Good food, Awesome service!
    Bennie3
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I went for lunch on Saturday cuz no rez in evening (at least before our bedtime)! Food was excellent, wine was good. My "dietini" (vodka, vermouth, Sweet & Low (yes) was perfect. Should be on the drink list! Our waiter, Samed, was sensational and spoke french to my wife, who was dutifully charmed. All service was great. Great value. Will return.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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  • Very good over all
    buddabelly
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Menu is what I expected. I liked the dining room, and service was prompt and professional.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not hot enough
    jjlacour
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Charcuterie platter was great -- except for the total of two-thirds (WTF?) of a cornichon as garnish. Serious timing lack between food delivery and wine service. Entrees were "just OK" -- but were barely warm. They had obviously spent too much time in the pass. Waitress was more Durgin Park than Daniel Boulud. Waitress and food runner both mispronounced several items ("tagine" vs. "terrine", etc.)
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    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    You would never know this restaurant only has been open since mid-September. Our party of four experienced none of the usual hiccups at a "new" restaurant, perhaps because while new to Boston, Daniel Boulud isn't new to the restaurant business. The service was outstanding, and happily very New England (as opposed to New York) in attitude and approach, and so too was the food. We sampled four different appetizers and four different entrees and all were equally well-prepared and presented. Our only criticisms are the noise level. Had we not been seated in a booth which was separated from other tables, we probably wouldn't have been able to hear our dining companions. And the wines by the glass are very limited in number and breadth.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Let Down
    Peter
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    They forgot to seat us. Food was so so, nothing to write home about. Desert was excellent. Noise level was terrible, it's a real problem. Previous restaraunt at this location was far superior. More like longhorns in a basement. Can't imagine Daniel Boulud would be satisfied.
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  • BarBoulud: temper your expectations
    MEOtheLeoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Expectations were too high. The food, while very good by any standards, did not WOW me. The Salade Chou Chou was something I make 5 days a week for work. The Aubergine ravioli lacked depth; the sole Meuniere was perfectly cooked and delicious - but not transporting. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. The service was laughable. Our server was not interested in our table once she took our order and was demonstrably disappointed to find we only wanted wine by the glass w/each course. She blew this completely (the Somellier jumped in to save the day). She was curt, unavailable, and dismissive. Too bad - because it colored our meal. The FOH staff was charming and accommodating. I might enjoy going back for drinks at the bar with charcuterie.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • after the hype, reality sets in
    homecookingisbetter
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good news: Nice room, good wine, attentive service. Bad news: food. Started with champagne (a very small pour) with gougeres: fresh, too much paprika and not enough cheese. Following: a good ceasar salad (done well: good cheese, not over dressed) and salade lyonnaise (frisee w poached egg/sherry vinaigrette/chicken livers/lardons. The complaint: it had 4 chicken livers and 2 lardons--lots of liver and balance was off, but it tasted ok). Then, sole muniere: anemic, salty, dry presentation reminiscent of a retirement home special. It was awful. Also Coc au vin: lacked authenticity--traditional hearty fare that was tarted up and reduced down to a manufactured taste. Macarons and chocolate were nice, but felt like an apology for the bill.
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    notable wine list
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  • Very Disappointing !!!!!!!!!!!!
    rzerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Experience started off poor as we arrived a little early for our reservation, restaurant had plenty of open tables but they told us to wait in the bar area. After 15 minutes past our reservation, checked in with the hostess and she said they were waiting for a table by the window for the people to leave. Shortly afterwards they came to seat us and gave us an absolutely awful table next to the wall in a nowhere place in the restaurant. And it got worse from there as the food was downright awful. No taste, no seasoning and seemed like most of the food we received was made right out of a box. Only good thing was the wine was great but I selected that and something they could not screw up. Named chef & great expectations, but terrible !!!
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Not Daniel
    GreatPlace
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This Boston outpost of Daniel is a far cry from the NYC flagship. Although the wine list is excellent and the menu is broad and very interesting the execution of the dishes are not quite what I hoped for. In particular the onion soup was, to my taste, not worth eating.
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    notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDDDVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very cold in the restaurant which makes it unpleasant after a while. Food was nice but surprisingly not that taste. (maybe lack of salt). the stake tartar was missing its spices and herbs and also the cod had a watery taste. But it was very well presented.
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  • Loud but...
    j12551VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Hot new restaurant in Boston is definitely a winner. The food and service was terrific. Overall we liked it but the acoustics in there makes the place very loud. So... Don't try to go there for a romantic meal or with a group of friends that you'd actually like to hear what they're saying to you. The table behind us had 4 people practically shouting at each other. No ( I'm not 90 years old with a hearing issue)
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype...
    LoveFrenchFood
    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.
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    notable wine list
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