Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/
  • Phone: 2125950303x
  • 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: Provencal, French
  • 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:

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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Bar Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
484 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (237)great for outdoor dining (185)neighborhood gem (159)great for lunch (154)notable wine list (146)great for brunch (125)special occasion (109)hot spot (75)late-night find (53)romantic (43)good for groups (37)scenic view (36)vibrant bar scene (28)kid-friendly (15)Show More
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Based on previous reviews, we expected mediocre food and service. The service was exceptional, and the food exactly what we anticipated. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend Bar Boulud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Good not Good Enough
    FoodsterVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lunch on Saturday was OK but overall lacked in value. The Croque Monsieur was very good. The tuna Nicoise salad was "86" so I tried the roasted salmon which arrived as warm sashimi. I understand the rare salmon temperature, but not warm-raw. The repair was barely better (the chef wins, but loses the customer.) In addition, the dish was microscopic given the price. Overall, my impression is that given Mr. Boulud's well earned reputation it must be better all around to justify the high price. I'll not hurry back.
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  • best brunch I have had in years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Quality of each dish was very good or excellent. Service was impeccable. Three course brunch was more than enough without feeling overly stuffed at end. The atmosphere was light where we could hear each other even as it became more full. Overall a casually intimate, grown up restaurant. The dishes were not trying to be cutting edge, but were tasty, fresh, and more sophisticated than home-made for most people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ECoh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious dishes -- there is something for everyone here from the vegetarian to the true meat eater. All the food was beautifully prepared.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my 4th time here and the food was terrific, as always. Service was a bit lacking compared to what we're used to, though. One of us ordered the burger medium, and it came well done. The server was very accomodating and replaced it within 10 minutes, which we appreciated. But we also realized that the other dish we ordered was left slightly cold while waiting for the first burger to cook as much as it did. Otherwise, it was delicious as usual. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, but not worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is good, service is nice, but for the price they charge, the ambiance and table setting is terrible like cheap diners. Very noisy! It is so cramped that the price is not justified!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great start to the holiday weekend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ate here with two friends -the vicysoisse was superb with watercress cremelat underneath which added another tasty dimensiont o this classic., roast veal and sweatbreads were excellent-veal was pink as it should be - sweatbreads were crisp outside and soft inside. - onion jam was a good accompaniment. Adaptation of floating islands was delicious--an added hint of pernod?? My friends had charcuterie and coq au vin -both very good especially the charcuterie. We loved the atmosphere - just the right amount of noise to make it a viable spot. Nice lighting. Great wine list. Excellent service. We're looking forward to many more meals here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice for business clients
    LintonVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nice for business clients. Very good and attentive service. Good food, though not necessarily outstanding but I would not expect it here since the Chef has other restaurants. A great location in an area which is not always the easiest to find a pleasant place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chef, Great Dining
    AnObjectivist
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was attracted to this restaurant because of the name Daniel Boulud. (His restaurant, Daniel, had NO available slots during my visit to NYC.) I was not disappointed. In fact, on the basis of the quality of Bar Boulud, I booked dinner at another Boulud restaurant the next evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining at Bar Boulud
    fifi
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    always an experience to dine at this restaurant. the food is always superb, well presented. can never get tired of it. the service very attentive, but not overbearing. keep up the good work fifi
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch at Bar Boulud is always reliable. We were disappointed that despite having a reservation we weren't able to sit outside, but the pate' made up for it. Great food, and our server Peter was very good. He was knowledgable and made solid recommendations. He even got me a drink that was no longer on the menu. Be sure to request him.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was good as always, services was good too. We shared a hose salad and desert, I had scallops and my mom have salmon. They were cooked perfectly. We will definitely come back when we have a show at Lincoln Center. Food was good as always and experience is consistence, definitely a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great go-to restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This should be a top of mind restaurant for casual dining. It always exceeds my expectations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you have a new chef?
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    After many pleasant visits, this one was a great disappointment. Hamburger was good, expensive steak ($5 a bite?) alone on the plate with FF. The mussels were tasteless in a sauce with lots of onions and no spices and the fluke was fair. Sorry, a dinner for 4 at over $200 should be better. Your bread is good, but we didn't come for bread and butter.
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  • Great lunch place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you are in the lincoln center area, this is the perfect place for lunch. Simple, yet very high quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LoveNYCdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect Saturday evening. The weather, the food, the wine was perfect. Started with a charcuterie, then on to a lobster salad and tomato, watermelon salad, final course of fluke and halibut was all spectacular. This was topped off with the sommelier choice of the evening magnum wine. Not to mention the finish of choco-pistache dessert, to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the neighborhood
    Regular
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Lincoln Center area has so few choices for a relaxed, decent dinner before the show, and this is one. It is not inexpensive, by any means, but it is not as pricey as many of the decent places there. The food ranges, seemingly depending on the night, from excellent to fair. The service staff are helpful and very good at getting you out in time for your curtain and it is a nice place to sit and converse with a dinner companion.
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  • Great Experience
    CathyS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first time at Bar Boulud. We have been to Daniel before so we knew what to expect at Bar Boulud. Obviously very different from Daniel but the food and service was just as exceptional. It is a perfect spot for amazing food but with more of a relaxed feeling. Daniel Boulud never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • food and service are impeccable.
    JIJIVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was excellent, delivered in a friendly manner, delivered hot and nice size portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Attention to detail on the service side was lacking.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had very high expectations
    donnascuisine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Knowing that I was going to dine in one of Chef Boulud's restaurants was exciting. However, when my friend and I were seated and the waiter came over about 5 minutes later, we hadn't even looked at the menu. We didn't think much of it but then he came back about 15 minutes later to take our order. After getting our dishes, he didn't check up on us for most of the two hours we were there. When we were about to order dessert, I let him know that he had been very unattentive to our needs. He did present us with an extra dessert which was pleasant. The food was mediocore and under seasoned and nothing that blew us away. Our high expectations were shattered and we would not consider going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    JincolnCenterFan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They always have great food, interestingly prepared, and always interesting specialty items on the menu. The service is very attentive. The prices are higher than other restaurants in the area, but the food is always high quality, although we might go less often because of the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is very bad
    Kitty
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were not served until quote a wait. Waitresses were walking around like they were very busy. It was 2 pm. And we could not get anyone to serve is beverages quickly. We finally got a waitress and ordered food. But they'd they forgot our side order. Pretty bad service for a restaurant like this .
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  • Slow Down,
    Delighted
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband I recently had lunch Bar Bolud. Bad idea. The wait staff was overwhelmed, and not knowledgeable about the contents of the dishes. Having recently had dental work, I requested no pepper on a my steak. The steak came very highly seasoned, it took ten minutes for the waitress to come back to our table and after 30 minutes of requesting another steak, we cancelled and left. Bar Bolud has always been a favorite of ours, but on this occasion it was a bad mistake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat outside
    Clarify
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the restaurant week menu here! All of the courses were interesting, not superb but definitely good and the right sized portions. One of the best parts was the mini baguette rolls and other assorted breads they serve as a pre-appetizer - so delicious! Hostess was very accommodating even though we arrived late for our reservation. Our waitress was very chill, helpful, and knowledgable about the food and drink menus. Sit outside if you can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Boulud did not disappoint
    LuvNYeats
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Visited during Restaurant Week and had dinner. It was great to sample the menu. The choices included coq au vin and pate that are on their regular menu. My niece enjoyed it; my dorado was good - crispy skin and the flesh was moist. The desserts were very good; tried the chocolate with pistachio mousse. The bread with their butter was also very memorable. They did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we were forgotten
    yongjuni1234
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were sitting outside and ordered appetizer first. After that, my friend was trying to order main dish but the waiter never came back to us. So we decided to change the place. He seemed like he didn't want to serve us.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for Restaurant Week
    anele
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Came here with a couple of friends for Restaurant Week. I had the coq au vin, which was pretty tasty. The appetizers were ok but really the dessert was the best part of the meal. Not really a destination place but definitely a good place to stop in for a meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Boulud-Lincoln Center
    2LCaddicts
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Absolutely perfect for pre or post concert dining. Light fare seems to be the best. My Vichysoisse and Beef Tartar were excellent, but my wife's sole that was ordered from the New York Restaurant week menu tasted old and very fishy. It will be hard to get her to go back, but we will try. Service on that very busy night, (8/13),was superb, considering the number of people and unavoidable confusion. Staff held our desserts for us until after the concert, and determinedly arranged for a table for us, despite the crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    AnnaBNYC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    With the exception of amazing tomatoes, everything was incredibly average to slightly below. The steak was flabby and slightly grey and really needed the bearnaise sauce to be really flavorful. Which was too bad. I should make one more visit to make sure I didn't just get an off night, but I was not wowed at all. (My boyfriend loved the snapper ceviche) That said, the staff was EXCELLENT. Very friendly, courteous, and knowledgable. It was my anniversary dinner and we had a wonderful time anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Lunch
    BellaFigura
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went for the Restaurant Week lunch but ended up ordering the special sandwich that was offered that day. The waiter was professional but not stuffy. He was very helpful in selecting a wine to go with my and my friend's selections for lunch. I will definitely return.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Loved Bar Boulud!
    Skurvybones
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were lucky enough to get a reservation for lunch during Restaurant Week. Only $25 for a 3 course meal. Everything we ordered was amazing. Husband especially loved his Croque Madame. He had never had one before and was so happy he ordered it. We sat right next to the stairs where the wait staff brought up all of the food. I loved watching the different beautiful plates pass by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant Week lunch
    jfoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch at Bar Boulud. The food was very good and the portions were perfect. My only complaint might be the coffee: I ordered a decaf. It was very good, but the cup--although very pretty--was quite small. I would have loved a second 'cup', but none was offered. I am beginning to be annoyed by upscale restaurants that will not offer a second cup of coffee! That said, it was a very nice lunch.
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  • Solid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Boulud is an awesome chef. This place serves wonderful dishes that are flavorful, fresh, and not over-the-top-trying-to-impress-and-be-different. We had a lovely meal!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice trendy French bistro
    WallStreetDinerReviewer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This has only been my 2nd time. Great place to take a date and/or maybe go on a blind date. Anyway, if the date don't turn out to be going "your" way, you can always enjoy their vibrant bar. Not bad for a place to "chill". One of the "better" ones in UWS!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch during restaurant week
    Jode44
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was glad to experience this chain of the Boulud family. I was impressed by the size of the salad (didn't love the dressing, but that's the luck of the draw), enjoyed my pasta entree, and was totally taken by the dessert. My waitress was the perfect level of personable/professional/attentive. Oddly, or not, she is what I will remember a year from now. I would come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but didn't meet expectations
    clim91
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I booked a table at Bar Boulud for me and my girlfriend as we were visiting New York during restaurant week. The food and service was good, and the wine excellent. Having said that, there was a lack of attention to detail that you would expect from a well reputed restaurant with higher prices. When we were seated, our table setting was missing some pieces, our large menus were not taken away after our orders were taken, the courses came out at inconsistent times (our main came out within seconds of them clearing our appetizers, but the dessert took some time). Overall, we had a good experience. However, because of this lack of attention to detail, combined with good but not great food, we didn't feel it was worth the price tag.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week menu
    Toopicky
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed the meal, but the so-called fruit parfait was disappointing. Maybe it was a horizontal parfait. I was expecting blueberries and strawberries. I guess the fruits were used in the preparation. Maybe the dessert should be named differently.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    was looking forward to the great reputation--was served fish that, although edible, wasn't fresh. When I mentioned this to the waiter he just shrugged. Service was fair--tried to remove my bread plate while I was still using it. Great location near Lincoln Center
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • amazing dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent wine, and fantastic attention to our needs/wants.Thank you for a special night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.