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Café Boulud
Café Boulud

Café Boulud Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeboulud.com/toronto
  • Phone: (416) 963-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast - Monday to Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
    Breakfast - Sunday 7:00 am- 10:30 am

    Brunch - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner - Sunday to Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Dinner - Thursday to Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Lunch is served in dbar Monday- Sunday 11:00 am- 3:30 pm. Please go to dbar's website to make your booking for lunch.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Shedden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The elegant décor reflects Café Boulud's subdued contemporary aesthetic. The room seats up to 10 guests and if you contact us we would be pleased to help you plan a customized menu suited to awaken your every palate. Our Sommelier in house will guide you through our specially selected wine cellar to find your perfect wine pairing
  • Private Party Contact: cafeboulud@fourseasons.com (416) 963-6000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay & Yorkville
  • Public Transit: Bloor Subway station
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Available at a preferred discounted rate for dining guests
A word from Café Boulud
Located steps from Yorkville shopping, Café Boulud is open for breakfast and dinner seven nights a week and brunch on Sunday. Chef Daniel Boulud brings his renowned French cuisine to Toronto offering contemporary renditions of dishes inspired by the local market. A casual lunch is served at d|bar, also directed by Chef Boulud. d|bar is our lively bar and lounge, a perfect spot for cocktails both before or after dinner. To reserve, please go to www.opentable.com/dbar-toronto Café Boulud’s private room is available for business or personal entertaining, and the entire restaurant is available for meetings and catering during lunch.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The Four Seasons hotel is impressive - it captures a James Bond glam that makes you feel important. The restaurant itself tries to capture the vibe too, but somehow falls to mediocrity. The appearance is typically 'modern' the music is typically 'ambient', the style of waiting is of the conventionally stuffy sort, and it all left me a bit bored. It's rare for me to say this as I just love going to restaurants, but this one just tried so hard to be the opposite of unique. The food was fine enough, - I wasn't surprised that it too was middle of the road. My party ate quietly without much gushing. Our server,a young woman, was really great. Desserts surpassed the meal by far. I wouldn't go back or recommend it to others, but you might like it!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and presentation. I would definitely take friends that appreciate food there for dinner."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to provide the highest level of service and food inventiveness available in the Toronto market and the staff goes out of their way in friendliness and competency. hats off to all"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service excellent. Best lemon ricotta pancakes."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Nice to be able to pick from a menu - and not forced to have a buffet! Great food --"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Both my daughter and I had fish, and we both enjoyed the dishes, but my wife's paella was way too salty, she basically had to wash it down with cold water! The wine, a Riesling, was good, mild and so fruity. We did enjoy the ambience, but the neighbouring table had a little baby, I guess they must be staying at the hotel."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I had read a review of this restaurant that said it is ugly. It is a attractive, lively space. What a pleasant surprise that the women's washroom has handles on the faucets - no frantic waving of hands and frustration. I am not fond of food that has been overly messed with and my two brunch choices of salad and smoked salmon were excellent. The service was slow but the ambience was so lovely that we really didn't care. I can see that some might. I asked for hot water and lemon and had to remind the server perhaps an hour later to bring it. We were also brought the wrong meals but I think because it was a lovely relaxed sunday afternoon it wasn't a bother. At another time it may have been. I have already recommended it to several friends."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Terrible service, slow and extremely inattentive. Nice presentation, but very poor food quality. Cote de boeuf ordered medium rare was inedible and we struggled to cut it with our knives. My wife's pasta dish was equally bad. Dry and inedible to the point where she left three quarters on her plate. No questions asked, no apologies offered. Someone needs to start paying attention..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The staff was wonderful. The ambiance was right for our date night. The food was delicious. I just hate it when I have to stop for a burger on the way home. With the location, decor and talented kitchen staff, there are high costs to the restaurant business, especially in this echelon. The food, however, is a minor cost. Three tiny slices of venison with everything else on the plate would occupy the volume of navel orange. Not cheap, and left hungry. I liked the restaurant but (sorry to say) can't think of a good enough reason to go back. Thank you to the excellent staff from the door to the table, who made our experience pleasurable in other ways."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere all extremely underwhelming and unforgettable."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My favourite place to go with friends, family, or solo for a special relax. The lemon ricotta pancakes and winter greens are favourites."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our sommelier, Drew,was fantastic. Very helpful, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Wonderful wine and food experience. Food and desserts delectable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! I would highly recommend this place for a special event or work dinner."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great service and chill relaxed atmosphere. Seared foie gras appetizer and grapefruit givre dessert was interesting, creative and Delish. Had veal shank as a main, was disappointed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Although the food was good, the noise level was unpleasant and the continuous techno-thumping music was annoying. The atmosphere wasn't welcoming and the mix of clientele left something to be desired. We felt uncomfortable and certainly wouldn't return for brunch. Perhaps the atmosphere in the evening is more in keeping with the reputation of this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Monday half price bin bottle! Food was delicious - however, service, while friendly, could have been better. My husband ordered the seared fois gras and was disappointed to receive the terrine. It was replaced, but meant we could not eat our starters together. We noticed an error on the bill for the cost of the glass of Port ordered - our benefit as we ended up not being charged as the computer coding could not be (quickly) changed. The hotel decor was gorgeous along with the beautiful yellow rose and tulip flower arrangements! We would definitely return as the meal was delicious."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The servers didn't care about my friend and I ... Food late, bill late, no water .... Terrible service"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Another fantastic dinner at Cafe Boulud. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses which consisted of the sea bass, halibut, scallops and steak. The chocolate dessert was delicious. Dependra provided excellent, friendly service. We always have a great time when we dine here which has become quite a regular thing!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent and creative food, amazing service, great ambience, all located within Toronto's best hotel. Cannot overstate what a great night out this was. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had nettle ravioli and otherwise cannot remember anything else we ate. It was alright as far as food goes. NOTHING like Daniel in NYC, but classy and great service and pretty restaurant. Great date or special occasion place, but for the price, they could elevate the ambiance and food presentation."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "For a $300 2-person dinner at a high-end French cuisine , I would expect the servers to be a bit more refined. The server we had was a bit rough on the edges. My wife and I both felt that she just didn't want to be there to serve us. Reminded us of some lower end restaurants in town. And the other server kept pointing at the food really close with his finger while introducing the dish. The food was good. But the service quality can largely degrade the overall feeling of the whole experience. I din at 5-star restaurants all over the world (in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, London, Beverly Hills, etc.). I rank Toronto very high since I find the servers are professional and attentive in general. Maybe it was just my unlucky night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Just a fantastic restaurant. Service is unbeatable as is the food."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening with friends. All our meals were exceptional. Service provided by Shea and sommelier. Drew, was excellent. Going back next weekend!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went there n ordered 7 courses tasting menu. The dishes were creative. If u r looking for something fancy n pretty then this will def meet ur expectation. Atmosphere were great! Taste of the foods were just ok but will def go bak again due to their nice decoration n good lookin dishes. Waiters were nice just tht waitin time for dishes were too long"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "on s'attendait à beaucoup mieux. nous avons été très déçus"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the food was a disappointment, especially my main dish, the sworfish. It was terrible. If i hadn't been in a large group I would have declined it."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Spectacular food and service, in a beautiful room. What more could you ask for? My husband and I went for a luxe 2-course brunch for my birthday. For the first course, we had the Quince Tartine and Fried Duck Egg; second course was the Duck Confit Hash and Ox Tail + Grits. Everything was rich and delicious. We were quite full after this and I suggested we forego the dessert course (available for an additional $8). Unbeknownst to me, my hubby had called ahead and requested their Apple Tarte Tatin with Maple Ice Cream. They had plated it with a candle and chocolate writing. It was the perfect end to a delightful meal."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "My husband and I did the 7 course/wine pairing dinner - It was outstanding, we had a great server in Denis - patient, reserved very professional - Lovely. Sommelier kept pouring, it was a fantastic treat - Can't wait to do it again. I recommend the pork belly - The hand made pasta dishes were also other worldly. Can't wait to do this again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cafe Boulud is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, and has never disappointed. Outstanding service and very imaginative food preparation and presentation. All of our dishes on this visit (trying new items) were excellent, and the only criticism was inconsistent portion size on our main courses. One dish was a very generous plate of North Atlantic swordfish in a Basque style, but the other was a rather tiny serving of scallops, the same portion size as our previous appetizers. Quite delicious, but too small by comparison to the usual main course items on the Boulud menu. Our server agreed and said he would mention it to the kitchen manager, but we heard nothing further. In any event, we still love eating here, and recommend it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Interesting menu, food is very good, well presented plates. Attentive, friendly service that is not fussy or overly formal."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "It was the perfect place for friends to meet; comfortable table, attentive service and wonderful menu. Two of us shared the tender and ample veal shank. The Digby scallops were a small but tender offering. Two of us had the sea bass and one had the steak. All the plates were empty at the end of the meal. The wine steward was knowledgeable. We has a good Aussie white and a so-so Niagra blend. I still haven't found a decent Ontario wine but keep trying. Our waiter had reading glasses for those who needed to see the menu; nice touch. The food is crafted by people who know how to make eating pleasurable. Just go there!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We ordered the Chef selected 5 course meal with wine pairing and it was delightful. The Chef ensured all selections met our preferences and they even mixed up wines and dishes between the couples so everyone could try a bit more of what was offered/available. Jordan, our sommelier for the evening, picked amazing selections and was very informative about each one. He and all the wait staff made it a very enjoyable evening. We would definitely recommend it to others and turn ourselves!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went to Cafe Boulud during Winterlicious, which is generally hit or miss as everyone knows. We were very impressed by the quality of the food, the complexity of the dishes, and the service at Cafe Boulud, and would definitely go back during or outside of 'liciouses. We went to Canoe a week before, ad Cafe Boulud was hundreds of times better."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Got a last minute reservation for 8 people in their private room. Relaxed fine dining. Really great waitstaff and service. Our servers were unobtrusive but there when you needed them. Wine glasses were kept always partially filled. Never felt rushed. Try the grapefruit givre. Venison was lovely."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was visit number 20 or so for us and the first time I have posted a review. The food here is so superior to most of the restaurants in Yorkville that it really should be regarded as the best restaurant in the area if not the province. The menu is always full of new and delicious selections that you would never get elsewhere. A Winterlicious must-visit if you can get in. Hats off to D. Boulud and his amazing staff in Toronto."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Café Boulud for Sunday Brunch and enjoyed it immensely. Brunch consisted of two courses from a menu that was extensive, including traditional dishes as well as the unusual. Service was attentive. Fully priced but still worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very disappointing dinner. The lobster salad was refreshing but the rest of our dinner was in need of help. The vension was cut too thick which resulted in the meat being chewy. The sides were good. The Sea Bass wrapped in potato served on a puree of potato lacked flavour. The menu needs work."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had a great time at Cafe Boulud. Dinner at 9:00 on valentine's day. The ambiance was great...nice low lighting and noise level. The waiter we had was excellent...not to intrusive nor did he pull a disappearing act and was always ready with great suggestions. The food was delicious, my venison being the highlight for me. What impressed me the most was the pacing of the meal. I didn't feel rushed yet two hours passed and we were having such a great time we didn't want to leave"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Will not be my last! Went for the last day of WInterlicious and the plates they were putting out were fantastic! The venison pate was awesome, as was the lamb shoulder. The chocolate gateaux was decadent!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Seasoning and flavoring of the food was strong which cut back on original flavors however, the created taste simply melted in my mouth. Seats were slightly cramped but all in all, quite decent."
    Dined on 2/13/2014