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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
  • "We were 4 people for lunch; two of us did not enjoy our choice, the other two had hamburger and fish and were very happy with their food. So I guess it’s hit or miss. The waiter and his assistant tried hard but were unexperienced. I wish we went elsewhere for lunch."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food remain simple and is well executed. Chef Tyler's desserts are outstanding."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We drive into the city fairly regularly to have dinner. I eat rather frequently at Boulud Sud and DBGB and love both restaurants. Unfortunately Bar Boulud is nothing special. This was my second time there and quite frankly I maintain the same opinion I formulated after my first meal there - acceptable but nothing special and no reason to return. Stick with Boulud Sud - memorable food, nice room, impeccable service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is a very expensive restaurant where the focus should be on the food and civilized conversation. We asked for and got a table @ the back supposedly a quiet table. We asked twice for the music to be lowered and it was but it didn't do much good. The food is good but overpriced and the portons small."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "For the prices they charge I at least expected the food to be great, but it was rather regular. I love terrines usually and that’s why I wanted to go there, but their terrines were not really tasty, and the main chicken dish was mediocre. Ambiance and décor was nothing special, either."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food good, though I think a tad over priced, wait staff very pleasant, would go back again. Great location across the street from Lincoln Center. We were not rushed, leisurely brunch nice for a change. Sat inside, no seats outside for a noon reservation, ok though."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food seems to be measured out on a jewelers scale , a touch of thus, a dollop of that , a taste of pickle, a dot of something else. No wonder Smith is filled and bar boulud is not"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was well prepared, but consistent with the "bistro" atmosphere of the restaurant. However, I ordered a selection of their ice creams for dessert and was disappointed. The ice cream seemed to be of a low butterfat content and definitely needed more assertive flavoring. The chocolate did not taste like it was made with a good chocolate; it was only brown. The pistachio suffered from the same lack of definitive flavor. We make our own ice cream at home and it is of much better quality - higher butterfat, more distinctive flavoring; and NO ice crystals. A restaurant of this repute should put more focus on their desserts."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I am tptally mystified why Bar Boulid closes its kitchen at 11 pm when it is across the street from Lincoln Center and many perfornces do not until 10:45, thereby missing lots of potential busiiness."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very fashionable and great location. Try squid ink pasta, that was so delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "On a nice day, wonderful place to dine outside and watch the parade going by. Nice wine, good food, prix fixe menu excellent. Better than inside (no tablecloths - formica turns me off.) The hangar steak rare was delicious and the scallops delectable. Service became neglectful as more guests arrived and had to flag down someone to bring water, bread, etc., but we will still return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Bar Boulud was the perfect choice after seeing a play at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The two of us ordered three pates and all four of the hors d'oeuvres varies which we shared. All the selections were first rate as was the bread and butter. We took our waiter's suggestion of the wine and it was a great choice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great wine selection particularly the "pannier" that they have nightly of specialty often vintage wines."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The two meals that I had at Bar Boulud are two of the best meals I have ever had."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I shared an intimate conversation with my husband and a fine bottle of Syrah, but those were the only memorable notes from my experience at Bar Boulud. Since I was celebrating my 40th birthday, I wanted to splurge on a nice bottle of wine, but the sommeliere was AWOL and it didn't occur to the waitstaff to take our dinner order. Twenty minutes later the sommeliere appeared, and while he was clearly knowledgeable, I could tell he felt harried. We ordered from the Prixe Fixe menu. My husband's corn soup was divine, but the rest of our dishes (chicken liver pate, steak roti, and an apricot cake and chocolate mousse were average fare -- neither rich nor particularly flavorful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This Boulud location is another great example of the group's style. Their habit of opening a magnum of special and aged wine to be enjoyed by the glass is a great idea and gives the place a uniqueness. Food is French themed, nicely presented and delicious. serving staff are helpful and knowledgeable. the wine list is great and covers all possible tastes and budgets."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "couldn't ask for a better evening! What a patio! Wine list is spot on.. And the food kicks Azz!!! Service was perfect... Thank you Bar Boulud!! A special Thank you to The Excutive Chef Olivier"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant serves outstanding food, the waitstaff is friendly and helpful and it is beautifully decorated. Even when it is busy, it's still quiet enough to have a relaxed conversation. I recently took my nephew there for his birthday. We shared a salad and then he ordered the chicken breast and thought that it was cooked to perfection. I agreed. My meal, cod poached in olive oil, was delicious and so was dessert (the sundae for two) and the white peony tea. Bar Boulud is a bit more expensive than average restaurants that serve good but average food. This is a cut above those and it is my go to restaurant when I want to share a meal with special people in my life."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Small portions; somewhat disappointing selection. Dessert were good but pricey."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "great food overall. The salade Lyonnaise, Steak tartare, and lamd duo were all excellent. Was not too thrilled with the Ile Flottante wich had too many exotic flavor underpinnings (ginger? apricot?). Prefer my ile flottante with the meringue and simple sabayon and maybe spun sugar?"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "If you ask for a booth in the back there's no need to worry about the noise level that's apparent in the front. One of the reasons is that the tables are closer together in the front--crowded is a good description; and the booths offer more privacy. It's fun to peruse the excellent wine list and the charcuterie is superb. The best Croques Monsieur and Croques Madame in Manhattan are served at lunch. There is outdoor seating if one cares for people peering into one's plates."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoy returning to this neat, quiet, clean super food--mostly, sometimes. The corn soup and Mussels were superb. The peeky-toe crab salad was disappointing this time: bland, and the hanger steak was merely OK, with a non-nondescript taste-less vegetable under the steak. The restaurant is superbly located for Lincoln Center and is a pleasant alternative to the other restaurants nearby, which are usually more crowded and noisy."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful waiters and maitre d' s. Very helpful and efficient."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Bar Boulud, all of the meals we had were excellent, the service was pleasant and the atmosphere was lively without being noisy. My only criticism would be the cost of all the wines on the wine list. There was nothing for less than $60 and the "special" wine they were selling was $25 per glass."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Bar Boulud. Eating outdoors was delightful. The food was good and the entire staff courteous and helpful. No one rushed us. We had the prix fixe brunch but would order a la carte next time because the selection is much more extensive. foodlover1"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "had dinner here after performance at Lincoln Center service was very professional and food was excellent with a nice menu for dinner including some light fare"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Good brasserie food but overrides especially the wine list. I like the place very much but prices should be lowered"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had great food here. Flights of wine a lovely treat when you are headed across the street and don't want to do a bottle. The $45 prix fixe a lovely plus."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "the prix fixe lunches and dinners are fabulous and a la carte dishes are equally special. My goto place before any Lincoln Center performance. Service is attentive and very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "is the only reason to go; it is perfect for Lincoln Center; Food wise, the side of spinach and the breads were excellent; the main courses (both of us had fish) were nothing to write home about but we both finished them; we did not have desserts or appetizers; restaurant was less than half-full when we were there so I am somewhat guessing on noise based on reflective decor"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "took advantage of the $29 prix fixe which is good value for quality food...had to send the salmon back for further cooking but it came back perfect...and fresh green summer veggies were beautifully prepared and not overdone...sorbets were delicious. we ate on the terrasse and it was delightful"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Wanted a pleasant lunch spot near Lincoln center and this hit the spot. Short wait for an outside table on a sunny summer day we had requested. Tables were close together. Pre Fixed lunch was tasty and sufficient. Staff was cordial and accommodating. Fun people watching."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nice menu, delicious food, very attentive service. Very pretty restaurant and always reliably delicious"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delicious food, great wine list and attentive service across the street from Lincoln Center...it doesn't get any better."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Honestly I was disappointed by the whole evening. The service was not good and the food I found overpriced for what it was. I was ready to have "Boulud" quality food and attention. That is not what happened. I would only recommend the french fries which doesn't say much since our party of 5 had appetizers and full entrees and two bottles of wine - one of which had a strange musty smell. We live in the Lincoln Center area but I will not be returning and will not recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A lousy arrogant waiter ruined what should have been a great dinner. We are repeat customers and many times bring guests when looking for a special dinner. Food was good as always - especially the treatment of vegetables. However, we had to wave down bus boys to get water; a table of 5 people was served the 2 people bread basket, with 4 pieces; the waiter made stupid "French" comments as we ordered; and at the end of the meal he refreshed our water with a flourish pouring it from 3 feet above splashing the table. He was a jerk. We decided on going elsewhere for coffee and dessert. FYI - the people at the next table were treated no better by this jerk. Bar Boulud needs to insure that its waiter behavior is on par with the food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The charcuterie was amazing, both in quality and variety. The service was impeccable -- attentive without being intrusive. Bar Boulud is a real gem."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We dined on 6-26-14 however as others have noted on 6-24 and 6-27-2014, I cannot recommend. The food as usual was very good, however the Ist waiter we had was very arrogant, virtually non existent , thankfully. The 2nd waiter tried hurriedly and was OK, but always rushed. We live across the country and did eat there 2 years ago and had a wonderful experience. We probably won't eat there on our next trip to NY."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Needed a place near Lincoln Center for a business dinner. Food was good but the noise level made it difficult to conduct a meeting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "had a wonderful lunch, not rushed at all. Staff was very attentive. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014