Café Boulud
Café Boulud

Café Boulud

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeboulud.com/toronto
  • Phone: 4169636000x
  • 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: American, French
  • 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 416-963-6000x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Café Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (170)fit for foodies (125)notable wine list (86)romantic (82)good for groups (58)great for brunch (50)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (44)great for lunch (36)vibrant bar scene (24)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (14)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Just wonderful. The food was delicious and in fact it is a beautiful restaurant. The evening was most agreable. Thank you. Claudia Antonaccio
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all-around fantastic experience
    soycristina
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is hands-down one of the best meals I've had all year. Everything we had –from the bread basket to the entrees to dessert– was excellent. Don't miss the potato-wrapped sea bass (or at least have someone at the table order it so you can try it). Great service and notable wine list, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service spotty
    sammyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went with a group of friends for brunch. The selection was good, but for what you got it was a little pricey and the service wasn't very attentive. I had the biscuits to start, which were NOT fluffy, they felt very Pillsbury and over-cooked but the egg omelette for my main was good. My friends had fruit and granola to start and french toast as a main, which looked good. It would've been nicer if they came by and filled up our juice and coffee, which they didn't often and when my friend asked for coffee it took a long time to bring milk and sugar. I would recommend for a nice brunch if you're willing to pay, but there are a lot of nice brunch spots downtown, so I probably won't be back again so soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Pk13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Recently celebrated my 1 year wedding anniversary at Cafe Boulud. We ordered the tasting menu. It was a great experience. My husband and I were served a different dish in each course which only enhanced the dining experience. They also have a great brunch. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good experience all around. The only flaw was that the appetizer was rushed. We wanted to enjoy our pre-dinner drink, but were rushed when the appetizer came too quickly (we had asked for a bit of time). Not a big deal, however, in an overall very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great late-night dinner
    brandcVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Enjoyed a late dinner after attending TIFF movie. Green salad, seared foie gras and ravioli all delicious. Our server, Zack, was knowledgeable, attentive and a great conversationalist. Had a wonderful evening and lingered with some port and a complimentary cheese plate. We love Cafe Boulud and return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Big disappointment. Nothing special. However great sommelier and terrific wait staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Salad dressing-too salty Lamb saddle - chewy Vegetable on the plate - over cooked and uninvited Service-robotic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful brunch
    Glenna
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The menu was full of tempting dishes and it was difficult to choose. The food was delectable and the service was friendly and professional. This was our fourth visit for brunch and we enjoyed it as much as the first time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but can do better
    sandyu
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It wasn't fully occupied on weekend. I made a reservation on 11:45am but I was 15 minutes late, I called them ahead and noticed them I will be there before 12:15 pm, hope they would hold the table for me. They replied that I was just wasting my time because there was another party coming 1.5 hours later, it's my own benefit to come on time. I was wrong that I'm late, but I think they can do something for me when they have so many empty places, such as delay our reservation. So I canceled exsiting one and made another reservation. Service is great but kinda slow. I requested twice to get my cream for coffee, and wait long to get refill coffee and water. Stuffs are so friendly and professional. Food is geart in such fancy place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous brunch at the Four Seasons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had a delicious lunch at the Four Seasons - it was $42 including coffee/tea and an extra $8 for dessert. I thought for what I had and unlimited coffee/tea, and for a 5 star hotel, it was good value. All the staff were very friendly, and the food top notch. Nex time I visit Toronto I would definitely have brunch at the Four Seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef was amazing
    Essenguru
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had the taster menu and my daughter and I thought it was amazing both for the flavour, but also that each of our tastings were completely different and inspired. Also we found the entire thing quite filling to the point of we couldn't finish the desert selections, which were amazing( a basket of profiteroles, chocolate lava cake & vanilla ice cream, grapefruit mousse. Amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place!
    GYJG
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife, my dqughter and I had a wonderful time in Café Boulud. Even though we used to live around there, we didn't know about that place. One of my friend recommended Café Boulud and we tried on Friday morning. Some of the hotel restaurnats are just fancy with poor quality of meals. However, our family enjoyed our meal at Café Boulud and the atmosphere was so friendly. My daughter was especially happy about the drawing and playing menu with crayons. The lady who guided us to our seats knows how to handle the kids and that really impressed us. Overall, we were very satisfied at Café Boulud and we are expecting to having a nice time again there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special 42nd Wedding Anniversary
    somewhatdisappointed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been to the restaurant a few times before. I usually like to go there for very special occasions. Menu always interesting and venue is casual elegant. However for this evening, there is not that wow factor. I think it was noisy from the bar downstairs and the table beside us and the service is mediocre and not attentive enough. Even at the end the coffee was sour and not fresh and had to be re-ordered.This I do not expect from a restaurant of this calibre so that was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ordered the 7 course tasting menu..service was very rushed. Very limited details about courses etc
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  • Near perfection
    TorontoGamblersVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service was unbelievable, attentive and friendly. I find in most high end restaurants management believes service should be pretentious to be good, I hate that. Everything was attended to with warm greetings and friendly smiles. The food was delicious, substantial and very well presented. We had the halibut and Sea bass, both were great. I'll 100% be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    torontofoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The 5 course tasting menu was delicious with beautiful plating. The service was attentive and the place had a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great service and wonderful food. A lovely spot for a special occasion or if you want first class dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daniel Does It Again
    bobbarbaraVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I are New Yorkers who make it our business to eat at all the Boulud restaurants in NYC whenever we can manage to afford it. This was our first time eating at Boulud's Toronto restaurant and we intend to do it again when we next visit Toronto . Viva Daniel Boulud !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I was expecting
    sandra
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were there for summerlicious and it was GREAT Regular menu items were SMALL and my specialty dish of rabbit was also bland. Surprisingly the manager asked me if it had been TOO FLAVOURFUL?!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    iqsterVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I were able to sneak off for dinner and leave the kids with my sister. we decided to return to Cafe Boulud since i wouldn't have the hassle of parking downtown (they offer valet parking) and because the food/service was amazing the last time we had been there. this time was no exception. we got there for 930pm and we weren't rushed at all. very good service from Zachary. The food is sooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mz123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Perfect Service ...attentive but not in your face...just right with portions, spices and food temperature....freiendly staff from the hostess to servers to wait staff....and a nice touch on the anniversary plate!!!...Thank You to everyone!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Excellence
    Fred
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    That pretty much sums up the experience at Cafe Boulud. We have dined there several times and we are always delighted at the consistency and quality of the food, the service, the wine list and the experience. We will become regular patrons of this exceptional place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefs tasting menu a must!!!
    2die4
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My daughter and I both had the 5 course chefs menu. It changes everyday and we both had different meals, so we shared! Layers of flavours, perfect wine pairings per course, and informative, attentive service by Shea and the whole team start to finish! Just when we thought we were done, they brought hot lemon Madeline's to the table AFTER dessert. I can't believe we ate them all--but they were a perfect end to a delicious meal--a very enjoyable evening of memory making with my daughter! Thank you so much Cafe Boulud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly!
    Travelingsisters
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our experience at Cafe Boulud was nothing short of heavenly! We ran into traffic trouble and ended up being 30 minutes late for our reservation and there was no problem being seated on a Tuesday night. The service from Zachary was excellent and he made us feel welcomed. The food...the food...what can I say. We thought the salad was divine until the sea bass and halibut showed up! Perfection is the only way to describe both dishes. We had heard bad reviews about the ambience, but we thought it was funky yet quite lovely. Overall, it was a highlight of our week long Toronto vacation. Cafe Boulud will definitely be on our itinerary the next time we are in Toronto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We ate here three times (2 dinners and a breakfast) while staying at the hotel and tried several different dishes, all of which were creative and well-executed. The service is excellent, and the servers were knowledgeable and personable as well as helpful with the menu and wine pairings. If you like grapefruit, that dessert is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Steak.
    exploringthecity
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great service, quiet environment on the second floor, with modern artwork and a pleasant dining experience. Duck egg and lobster salad appetizer were perfectly prepared. Steak was cooked to perfection with crispy pommes. Overall, a lovely experience at the Four Seasons Hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daniel disappoints
    Eater1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Mediocre is the only fitting description of Cafe Bouloud in Toronto..
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening
    Buenprovecho
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent staff + excellent food = a special evening. My father uses a walker and the staff were exceptionally helpful. Often older people get 2nd rate treatment but the server and sommelier were both fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glacial service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was, as usual, fine, but we waited one hour for our first course on a not-busy night. Then the mains were slow coming out, so much so that the waiter apologized for the kitchen. We were not amused; this was not at all the way we had been looked after on previous visits.
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  • Memorable evening
    HHIGeorge
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Cocktails downstairs in a rather "happening" bar with attentive servers led to a delicious dinner upstairs. The effusive hostess could not have been better or more efficient in handling our table request and then the server took over to make certain that our dinner was enjoyable and memorable. Expensive but never felt rushed and had a delicious meal with excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sublime
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    You are visiting Toronto, friends are not available, so you are eating alone. And you want a superb dining experience. Go to Daniel Boulud's Cafe! Attentive staff, willing to go out of their way to ensure you are having the best that they offer, wonderful food and exquisite wines--would that I could make it through the wine list! And the little extras: allowing you to sample a taste of another wine that would have been good with your meal, just so you can compare; the woman at the front who greets you tells you about the possibilities of Groupon and Travel 100 and writes out the information for you; and the staff who check on your progress and are interested in your comments on each course. What more could one ask? Delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    Fred
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A magnificent meal, service and overall experience. The sea bass was perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps Intended for Younger Diners
    RapidanBear
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I appreciated the ambience and service at Cafe Boulud, and the interesting, albeit expensive, wine list. The food, however, was very, very rich. Oddly enough, my sweetbread first course was not one of the richer treatments of that and I liked it quite a bit. The sweetbreads had not, however, been properly trimmed and still had too much tough membrane. The paella main course was surprisingly rich, with odd infusions of butter. I tasted my wife's roasted pork, which was excellent, but also quite rich. A friend had the lamb and was very happy with it, so perhaps my problem was one of selection, rather than innate richness. The deserts were fantastic. In particular, I recommend the frozen grapefruit desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Low on abience and high on price
    SobeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Designed poorly, poorly decorated, cafeteria tables and chairs, lots of open space, no tablecloths, very echo-like, no charm. Wall hangings strange. Not warm or cozy. Very very pricey. A show-off place for people to throw around lots of money. My bill for one person came to $220. with tip. Good food but not usual. Good service. Would not go back. A waste of time. Better value elsewhere in the city.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found out...
    Jay12
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to Cafe Boulud to celebrate a friend's birthday. We ordered paellas, were fine, nothing extraordinary, but the size, they had an appetizer size, however they were listed as a main dish. Even though we mentioned it, this time there was no mini cake or birthday demonstration. When I went 2 months ago for brunch, for my boyfriend's birthday, sizes were huge, they brought us for free delicious warm madeleines!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eric
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Delicious! The service was great, atmosphere was fabulous. A must in Toronto!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a beautiful place!
    memiss
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had dinner at Café Boulud last week, and we had an unforgettable experience. The cocktails were amazing and very unique – my drink had rose petals in it, not something I had seen very often – and every course had a perfect presentation and a delicate flavour. The perfect place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good experience!
    Skiing
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was in Toronto with my children and we wanted to go to a good restaurant. We decided for this one and it was very good. The steaks were outstanding and the pork plate incredibly we'll cooked. The paella was god but not the best. The chocolate desert was also very good but the vanilla ice cream was much better. I would recommend it,
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    KPEats
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect if dining at Cafe Boulud. The service was spot on; knowledgeable and attentive. They handle special requests and provide a quality experience. The food itself was exceptional. Price point as expected for this level of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.