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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 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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "A magnificent meal, service and overall experience. The sea bass was perfection."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This my third time here, and as always the food was great. However, I found the service to be a lot better than my previous time; this was in spite of the fact that it was quite packed and Summerlicious was going on (we ordered from the smaller regular menu anyway). Great to see that service is improving to match the quality of food!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "It was very odd for the restaurant not to have any music playing. Music helps drown out the conversations around you and it was a bit awkward when you could hear all the intimate conversations at tables next to you. Otherwise, it was a fantastic sunday brunch experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great Restaurant, very friendly and well dress diners"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Appetizer: TERRINE OF LAMB LEG – 3.5/5 Good balance of flavor. Great presentation Main: CUMBRAE BEEF BRISKET – 1.5/5 It’s pretty much a fancy take of Chinese BBQ pork. Brisket was overcook and dry. Wild leek kimchi is overly salty. Crispy rice black sesame is too moist inside and not crispy at all. It is a disappointment. Honestly, I think I enjoy the bread and butter at the beginning more than the main Dessert: STRAWBERRY & RHUBARB SUNDAE 3.5/5 Strawberry and rhubarb really complement the buffalo milk gelato well. The vanilla crumble gave it a solid texture to the dish. Service is great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service, Food, wine...simply outstanding. We went for summerlicious and the food was 5 star. Tuna tartare was fresh and impeciably seasoned and ricotta gnudi light and fluffy. We would definetly return to enjoy the regular menu. One of the best restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to eat there. Lucky for us the Sunday the rain stopped and the sun came out. Sat outside and enjoyed the fabulous location."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed every morsel of food!!! The best summerlious/ winterlious meal I have ever had! Can't wait to go back and try the full menu!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "From day one we liked Café Boulud, and it only gets better. The menu, food quality and service are first-class. Although the room's décor might not be exactly to our taste, very mod, (who picked the pictures!), it nevertheless does not detract from our enjoyment of the place. The tables and tableware are exquisite. Café Boulud has quite rapidly become one of our few very favourite restaurants in Toronto. Well done Four Seasons!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was forgettable. Went for summerlicious. Food is not good. The flavours are not that great. So-so. Not the best. One time thing will never go back. Service was okay though"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was under-whelmed by Boulud. We went during summerlicious, but ordered from the regular menu. I thought the food choices had accompaniments that were very creamy and more winter like. Food did not reflect the level of complexity I had heard about and expected from Daniel's food. The food was definitely delicious and it was lovely, there is no doubt about that, but it lacked the wow factor. The one thing that did wow us was the dessert. I would go back there for the dessert. The grapefruit givre had layers to it, and a mix of flavours that I would not have thought of putting together. That was well done. The only reason I will return is to give it another chance after Summerlicious is done. Perhaps this is not Boulud's true fare!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant to dine in. The food was absolutely terrific, and the service was impeccable. We always felt like we had the attention of not just our server but also that of the manager and other staff who were continuously buzzing around our table, making sure we were well attended. Great experience over all. My biggest issue was that they charged us $20 for water, without informing us. I am pretty sure there is a law in place that in Toronto when diners as for water, and they specify NOT sparkling or anything fancy, the vendor must serve them water. It is illegal not to. If you don't want guests walking away in contempt, inform them that you are charging them an arm and a leg for regular water."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was just okay, went for Summerlicious, but we also ordered a few items on regular menu. Waited almost 40 min for the entrée. Yet...was it worth the wait? Nothing surprising"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " I had dinner at Cafe Boulud about two weeks ago and although the food was delicious, the service was perfunctory and slow. Last week I had an entirely different dining experience. The food was just as good (the tuna tartare is the best in the city and the salmon was perfectly cooked) but this time the service matched the quality of the food. Cafe Boulud has become one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the foods were ok, service was good,i would recommend to friends to try out"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Service was excellent! The staff was very courteous and polite. We arrived too early for our reservation (our fault) but the host staff were polite and were able to seat us without too much of a wait. Wait staff were great - sommelier was very personable. Food for Summerlicious was very good, especially first and last course (very tasty!). Loved the peach sundae with nougat!! And the tomato app - yum! The main course of salmon was good but it could have been hotter (temperature-wise). I should have requested a reheat, but was engaged in good conversation. Dessert made up for mediocre main."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Romantic environment. Friendly waiter. And above all, authentic exotic food. It was a great experience. My husband and I enjoyed it a lot."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Staff and kitchen plus drew combine to make every meal special and turned summerlicious into a great meal"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The decor is fine appealing to a hip group. The service was charming and attentive, but the food was disappointing. We had the tuna tartare and it was OK but but lacked that extra ingredient that makes it stand out. I had the gnudi they were a bit bland and very small portion. My husband had braised beef, which was chewy and bland. We went for Summerlicious but There is no way that I would pay the prices on the A La Carte menu there are much finer restaurants in close proximity to Cafe Boulud"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We visited during Summerlicious. My husband ordered off of that menu; I selected from the regular menu. His tuna tartar was good, but not outstanding; my lobster salad was spectacular from the crisp lettuce to the consistency of the Marie-Rose sauce and the subtlety of the avocado cream. Everything about his beef brisket worked - the leek kimchi with the roasted watermelon and ginger sauce. My halibut was maybe 15 seconds overdone and the morels were overpowered by the other flavors, but overall I enjoyed each mouthful. His strawberry and rhubarb sundae was fabulous; my abricotine was a tart, sweet, crunchy, smooth celebration of the apricot. The service, from the hostess to the wait staff was gracious and inviting. Can't wait to try CBNYC"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great evening - we all enjoyed the dinner and ambience!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were looking for a special evening at Cafe Boulud. Our expectations may have been too high since we've been to NYC's Bar Boulud which the premier french bistro restaurants in New York. Cafe Boulud's food was well prepared and service was excellent, to the point where it saddens me to say this. We had ordered a 5 course chef's tasting, and received 3/5 meals from the Summerlicious menu. I understand that Summerlicious is popular, but a chef's tasting is supposed to be showcasing his best. This was not it. Now, service more than made up for this by relaying my concerns to the Chef, and our bill was discounted. A special dessert was also provided. So all in all, great service that made up for a lackluster choice."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit to Café Boulud. We were a group of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers). The food was delicious and the from the bread and butter to the incredible desserts! The staff were very nice and we waited for nothing. Our table was ready immediately and drinks were poured within minutes of our arrival. I loved the art work within the restaurant as well! Some beautiful things to look at!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Came to have dinner because summerlicious. Foods here are very tasty and looks delicate too. Love it. Worth to come for special events like anniversary etc. All three courses taste very very good and makes lot of surprise to your tough. Thanks for the great food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Came here for Sunmerlicious with some friends, my husband, and my 3 month old baby girl. The staff seated close to the entrance, which was perfect. All staff were friendly and attentive. They even offered their private dining room for me to nurse my baby when I needed to feed. The food was good. I liked the lamb leg terrine. The heirloom salad was okay. My BC salmon was good. I'm not sure if the boys liked the need brisket as they felt some components did not fit together. My peach sundae was absolutely delicious & refreshing. Overall, a great experience. And again, wonderful staff & service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first time to Cafe Boulud and it was very memorable! In a good way... The most important factor is the food. We went for summerlicious and we had tried all three offerings. We came out very impressed by all of them! And believe me, I had set the bar pretty high before the dinner as I was researching Chef Boulud. He would be very happy to hear that his restaurant lived up to his standards! It is so good that we are planning to go a second time before the July 20! Yes it's $45/person which is the most experience dinner price among summerlicious menu but it's worth it. The quality of the food and cookery is more than $45. Try it! But don't come here as your first summerlicious spot because then everything else will be second-rated"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My fiancé and I tried the summerlicious 2014 menu. The quality of the food was unbelievable. Service was impeccable. Our waiter was very professional and polite. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to spend a romantic evening or even just to unwind in an upscale setting. The wine list is impressive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You will not be disappointed with the food, the service and the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went for Summerlicious. What stood out was the amount of effort that went into each dish. I could taste the myriad ingredients; the flavour combinations were well thought-out, and execution was top-notch. Presentation was gorgeous; decorative plating, height, colour. Nothing felt extraneous; everything was at once both extravagant yet necessary. Service was timely and professional. My favourite course has to be dessert (peach sundae). Nougat was soft, creme fraiche ice cream was delicious. Refreshing, with minimal sweetness, perfect for summer. I felt nothing was compromised whatsoever (unlike so many others during this promotion). At 'licious prices it is an absolute steal. One of the best, most definitely. Will return, 'licious or not!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "From the arrival ,the Hostess, the waiters, the ambiance , perfection, everyone is happy to work there, smily faces , warm welcome very inviting . Spectacular presentation and sublime food, all dishes was very unique ( four of us) ….Bravo! We will be back for sure. Our Waiter w,as very attentive and knowledgeable with the menu and pairing, it was very busy but you never felt rush or pressure to eat and go. Great service, love the decor. Thank you for this amazing evening with friends."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Very poor quality main course (beef brisket) during Summerlicious. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I went for summerlicious..the food was okay..the quality of the food is quite different..my salmon was soso..but my bf's beef was pretty good. The service was above average..i like how the place looks..and its located right at bay and yorkville which is a convenient location for shoppers to stop by for lunch or dinner..."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "For the starter, I ordered crispy duck egg which is on the regular menu. And I chose Beef brisket as main course which was good. Strawberry sundae is okay."
    Dined on 7/8/2014