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Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/
  • Email: barbouludreservations@danielnyc.com
  • 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
  • "The perfect marriage of food, service and ambiance. We had a curtain to make across the street at Lincoln Center…could not be more accommodating A million thanks!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I often dine at Bar Boulud which is usually one of my favorite places to eat before attending an event at Lincoln Center. This was the first time I ever found the place literally standing room only, it was either overbooked or undermanaged and we were forced to stand/sit at a bar which had very uncomfortable stools of which there were not even enough (though I didn't want to sit on one anyway). The wait for a table was more than 15 minutes despite having booked for 6PM weeks in advance. Although the food (as always) was good, the service was rushed so that we could make the opera - not really a very relaxing experience. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come but rather an exception."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! simple salad was perfect. Just the right amount and it all looked good and tasted good. We asked to have the sound system lowered and they did lower it a bit."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our recent dinner at Bar Boulud was excellent. The food seemed better than we remembered from previous experience and so did the service. Also, because we were seated in front, the noise wasn't as deafening as it can be there. It didn't hurt that we ate early and that the restaurant wasn't overly crowded at that time. We were pleasantly surprised and will go there again. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful pre-opera dinner. Normally, we give this restaurant 5 stars, because the food is very good, there's always a nice range of choices and the front and the wait staff are great. This evening, we loved the chicken with morels, the curried crab salad, both soups (pea and white asparagus). One of us was disappointed in one special (a crispy pork belly special, especially the accompanying slaw) and the steak, which he felt was a bit dry. What I like about the restaurant is that they do have interesting special and lots of menu rotation and once in a blue moon, the concept might not just work. We're going back next week!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A famous chef sticks his name on several restaurants in the "get'em in, get'em out" restaurant ghetto in the Lincoln Center area and voila: A thouroughly mediocre dining experience. Our lunch: salads were tasteless; trout meunière was tasteless; and the croque monseiur was boring (and tasteless.) Way to go Daniel. And for the price, well we got to eat at "Bolud's." Lucky us."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great charcuterie and bread. If two people ordered that it's a perfect meal. My skate was juicy and full of flavor. We sat outside and even enjoyed the guitarist who Played a lot of Spanish music. The world walked by as we enjoyed black olive gnocchi, chicken in wine, Beef tartare, Hungarian ham and split desserts. A perfect dinner. Good service, a little hectic but still pleasant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Terrific experience from the waiter to the delightful food."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "One of my favorite spots. Weekend lunch Prixe Fixe is the best here! So much delicious food (in perfect portions). Everything tastes so fresh and artfully made. The service is extremely attentive but not overwhelming. I've been here several times before and I'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our dinner at Bart Boulud was one of the finest dining experiences in recent memory. The food was wonderful, the staff unerringly helpful, the setting lovely. It was a wonderful way to spend several hours — Bar Boulud is definitely a place to linger and enjoy food and company in equal measure."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lunch, tables set apart so we could talk without hearing other conversations, service Very pleasant Food very good It was a lovely pre-theater experience. I will do it again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food quite good. Service slow. Much too noisy. Wanted earlier reservation but could not get it but then found plenty of tables when we arrived."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've been to Bar Boulud several times and always enjoy the food, which is wonderful. However, on this particular visit the service was awful."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "All the dishes were great. Four of us shared a number of items and everything was superb. Wines were excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "great pre-theater dining. right across from lincoln center."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Daniel worked hard at getting his lost * back and his efforts have paid off! Compared to some of the diners I had the Summer of 2013 when he lost his *, the food was really amazing this time! Hopefully it stays this way!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal but were surprised by how expensive it was since we didn't order a bottle of wine and not all of us had appetizers."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Made the res on OpenTable. Got there on time, and was offered the worst possible table - in front of the check-in desk, next to the door and main hallway. We asked about sitting in a booth - there were several that were open the entire time we were there, but were told that was all they could offer us. Sat at bar in uncomfortable chairs, twisted around so we could talk. The waiter was fine, but servers kept coming to us with food that wasn't ours. After we got entrees, someone came up and starting giving us coffee with all the creamer and sugar stuff. Weird. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine, but had to keep asking for refills - no one paid attention. This is a Boulud restaurant. The service should be WAY better."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I arrived for lunch at 11:30 and doors were not opened until 11:40. There were people already in the restaurant. There were others waiting outside as well. I had a show to attend and I had made that clear on my reservation, so this did not make for a relaxing lunch. I then sat for another 20 minutes before being asked if I wanted anything to drink. If they do not plan on being ready to open at 11:30 then perhaps they should not do so. This was my first time there so allowing for a bad day. I had Steak Frites. It was good but a tad on the salty side. I have been to other Boulud restaurants and have always had great service so would once more."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Extensive brunch menu. Superb bread basket. Excellent pâtés, multiple kinds. Perfectly cooked eggs with interesting preparations ."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was good. We had the duck. And the wine was also good. In terms of service, the 'host' seemed pre-occupied as we felt it was a chore for her to serve us. From the outset, we would have liked the opportunity of selecting a table, but we were whisked away. The men clearing the table or providing the glasses were great. They were efficient, polite and cordial."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "very friendly staff. Food was very good. service attentive. would definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Across from Lincoln Center. Went early and had no problem making an early curtain. They have a price fixe pre theater menu that offers a small but comprehensive (meat, fish, vegan) choice. Menu items are creative and well presented, although my duck entre was a bit dry."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is an excellent choice for after the theater. It is a short cab ride from the theater district and the menu is great for late night. Our meal was excellent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We have been here just a couple of times and always say we have to come back soon. Never soon enough as this meal was excellent. Great mussels, split pea soup, saucisson, and lotte. Really good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The Bar Boulud has good food and ambience, but not as spetacular as its name suggests. We celebrated my birthday there and i choose Boulud because i thought it would be great. The food was good but nothing that lives up the reputtation. I could eat the same dish paying at least 20% less at another restaurant. I choose a steak which came through greasy. My highlight is on the service, always very helpful. I received a small plate of sweeties with a nice message of Happy Birthday. Summing up, my opinion is the food is not so good than i thought."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Fiz uma reserva de última hora, mas deu tudo certo. Serviço atencioso e comida saborosa, sem sofisticações."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food is fresh and delicious, bread is as good as Paris, portions are sensible, presentation attractive. One of our favorite restaurants around Lincoln Center. Reservations essential."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always happy to find a table at Bar Boulud, love the atmosphere and the food. Enjoyed the duck confit which was outrageously delicious, in addition to the pate de campagne with perfect cornichons and moutarde - only complaint is I would like more moutarde! One of my favorite places for dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We celebrated my 40th birthday last Friday. The restaurant was wonderful at accommodating my growing reservation leading up to the night. We were seated quickly, and served drinks promptly. And then we waited. Appetizers were hit and miss. The steak tartare was the favorite at the table. Dinner was also hit and miss. The mussels were delicious as were the fries. That was pretty much it. Others ordered Steak frites (chewy, bland cut of beef, and overpriced), burger (bland and over cooked), and salmon ("not the best I ever had"). Desserts were equally hit and miss. The ice creams were a hit. Nothing else. It was difficult to find anyone to fill waters or refresh drinks once the meal was served."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "On this, our second visit to Bar Boulud, we were again disappointed in the food. The asparagus appetizer, new that day, was good but the elements did not quite meld. My pate grandmere, which I ordered in lieu of an entrée, was very good, but would have been too much and too rich for an appetizer. My husband's pasta was too salty, about half as good as the pasta I'd had the day before at Maialino. Too salty was our complaint about a burgundy beef we had on the previous visit. I understand the pressures of pre-theater, but the food tastes like it's been cooking down for way too long. A major complaint is the wine list, which is selective and pricey out of all proportion to the quality of the food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "servers are conscience of timing and meals are always wonderful"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Lovely place, great food. Just loved the dessert made with chocolate and pistache. Want to go back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "After eating here many times before concerts and opera, we we surprised at the lowered quality of the food. We need this restaurant to remain a fine place to eat."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite pre-Lincoln center dinner stops. The variety and high quality of everything is a major attraction. On this visit, the standout was the duck breast, which was close to perfection in presentation and flavor. Wines are fairly pricey, but one can find affordable choices which do not disappoint. The sommelier was as usual very helpful in wine and food pairings, and treated us very well, even though we were clearly not high rollers. A light burgundy complemented the duck, as well as the fish and chips (!) that my wife had."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "From the polite, attentive service to the incredible food, it was an eating experience! We all loved it all."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food is made fussy by adding things that don't enhance the flavor. Pre fixe fish entree was dry. Pea soup lacked flavor. This restaurant is located in Lincoln center and can capitalize on the crowds. But you end up paying for mediocre food."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were there for brunch before the Saturday matinee at the Met Opera. Food was excellent. Prices are what we expected for this type of restaurant. Services were great throughout the meal except until the dessert course which was taken much longer to come out Once we notified the server that we were running short on time, he then went to get the desserts himself. Perhaps, the food runner was a point of failure here. This was despite the fact that our server asked us when we seated if we had a show to go to and we told him yes. It was not a complete failure but we had a higher expectation that they didn't meet."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food is always great at Bar Boulud. One wouldn't expect anything less from the Daniel Boulud restaurants."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Don't miss the scallops with the sweet potato gnocchi, or the "from nose to tail" menu when they offer it, or the chocolate tart. What the heck, try one of everything. It is worth it. And they hat a crisp and full bodied Chablis to go with the scallops. It was heaven for the soul and the taste buds."
    Dined on 3/15/2014