776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199Neighborhood:
French AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- 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
- 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.Continued
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Bar Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (12)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (8)special occasion (8)hot spot (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (4)romantic (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Loud but...j12551VIPDined on 9/20/2014Hot 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)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Didn't live up to the hype...OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/20/2014Our 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:
- Great food & bad serviceJBtableVIPDined on 9/20/2014SLightly disappointed: extremely slow and unnatentive service. Pleasant ambiance, Creative menu, and great food; however service needs improvement.Special Features:
- Great food, inattentive serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 9/20/2014Had lunch with friends during the weekend. Although we all love our entrees (seafood, ravioli, etc.) and desserts (the chocolate tart is very rich!), the service was terribly slow. In fact, several times we thought the waiter had forgotten us due to the fact that we were sitting at a corner. Granted it was just open last week and may have some operational issues at this stage. Would like to check it out for dinner later sometime.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent overallOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/19/2014For lunch :food delicious , service unhurried , ambiance relaxed and well polished Looking forward to returning on the evening soonSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NY COMES TO BOSTONLivingInFranceDined on 9/18/2014Bar 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:
- Upscale and welcomingCarolVIPDined on 9/18/2014Service 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wishing Daniel Boulud Much SuccessDanBVIPDined on 9/17/2014I 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:
- Boulud at last in Boston!hdskifreakDined on 9/16/2014My 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:
- first night with classproseDined on 9/16/2014The food was creative, the service impeccable & the evening, delightful.Special Features:
- The following 15 reviews are from the Bar Boulud reviews archive.