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Daniel Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 288-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm -10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Boulud
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Feast & Fêtes is Daniel’s exclusive catering company. It provides Daniel’s sumptuous cuisine combined with personalized service and attention to every detail of your off-premise entertaining needs. Call Jean Christophe Le Picart at (212)737-2224.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: Stops 68th Street stop, #6 Train
    Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street stop, F Train
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are also parking garages on 65th St. between Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues.
A word from Daniel
Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great room, great ambiance, service second to none. Daniel is THE special occasion restaurant. The room is surprisingly intimate and you are made to feel as if your the only diners in the place. I dine out often and this place still surprised to the upside. The food and presentation will blow you away and so will the price."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went to NYC for out anniversary. We have a mission on finding the best French restaurant in the USA, so we decided to go to Daniel. The place is beautiful, the service was incredible and the food was out of this world. As is a tradition in a lot of French restaurants we got more food that we didn't order than we ordered. We were very impressed and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Daniel may be one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the world. Each course was a carousel of complimentary flavors, designed to create a unique and very special dining experience. From the amuse bouche (and there were two courses of them) to the panoply of desserts that will make you dizzy with the multiplicity of flavors, this dining establishment distinguishes itself as probably the finest restaurant in New York City. As USA TODAY's First Road Warrior of the Year, I travel a lot---and not just in the United States. I probably eat out over 80 times per year. Over the years, I have enjoyed some pricey meals at some very fancy restaurants. Yet, no other restaurant comes close."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I have lived in New York for almost 15 years and I think this was probably the best service I have ever had at any restaurant. The food was outstanding and the ambience amazing. Every detail was attended to as carefully as an artist would attend to a painting. Chef Daniel Boulud even took a picture with us at the end of the night to cap off an amazing evening. Truly a night to remember!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This has to be one of finest restaurants in all of New York City. From the time you enter to the reception area, you realize this is no ordinary place. Both the food and service were beyond impressive. The attention to detail sets Daniel apart. It is difficult to get a reservation so plan accordingly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. Although probably lack of some creativity, the taste and plating definitely make up all of that. My friend and I will definitely visit Daniel again when the menu changes."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Great service! Selection of Foie Gras as apetizer was top notch!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything is exquisite here. From the haute French cuisine, the impeccable service to the opulent-but-not-stuffy dining room; Everything is executed with so much precision. Unless you want to be slightly overstuffed, don't get the chef tasting menu. And if you must get the chef tasting menu, skip the wine pair. It would be too much to drink. One of the best part of our dining experience was the low noise level. This is a place where marriages are arranged, mended and broken....."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I was first introduced to Daniel by a business colleague in 2005 and it was then as it is now, one of the most superb dining experiences I've had. The food is consistently delicious and the service unparalleled. It's quite expensive so it's perfect for a special occasion, but it's a treat I indulge myself at least a couple of times a year."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have eaten at many Michelin restaurants, but found Daniel to be lacking. The restaurant was lovely, but the general ambience and service were overly stuffy. The food was good, but not what you would expect at a Michelin 3 star restaurant (we've been to 5, and the others' food was far more exceptional). We are used to saying OMG several times during a Michelin restaurant food and wine experience, and that just didn't happen. Overall, a disappointing experience for us."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Daniel experience was so extraordinary. The Staff pleasantly & knowledgeable about everything so they can adjust to any diversity & formality.The cuisine story's delivery superior taste, design and above all. Our favorites feelings was like you are part of A Family, albeit a very upscale one. Finally, Daniel is the place where you can spend some special time with special friends for very exceptional special occasion."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was beautifully presented... We left happy. Loved the small touches such as asking us if we need a cab, and the piece of chocolate with my coffee"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant for that special occasion. Very fancy, with multiple waiters serving you all the time. Food was different than most menus. Sizes are small, but multiple dishes come out. Expensive at $125.00 per person, but for that special person it is worth it. Waiters called us by name all night. We were here for our 25th wedding anniversary and during desert the brought out a special dish with happy 25th written on it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Simplesmente o melhor de NY. Carta de vinhos incrivel, atendimento perfeito e comida maravilhosa. Vale a pena conhecer."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Celebrating our anniversary this was our first experience eating at Damiel. It was a perfect choice in everyway. The food, the service, the knowledge & politeness of the staff absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was the third of the Boulud restaurants we dined at and clearly the best. The wine list was incredibly extensive, staff superbly trained, food looked like works of art and tasted incredible. This is a special event place and warrants getting your best gear out. The class of the place was exceptional. Highly recommended and it is easy to see why they have 3 Michelin stars."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "When you hear "thee star Michelin" you may think of a stuffy, proper, pretentious reataurant; Daniel is anything but. From our first steps inside, we were shocked at the warm, friendly nature of every employee who interacted with us. Low lights, beautiful chandeliers, ancient 20's-era hotel feel. We had been eyeing Daniel to celebrate our wedding for months, and it met our high expectations. The tasting was perfect -- they even let us each enjoy a different menu -- and our wine steward Aaron made excellent suggestions. There were a bevy of surprises: amusés, a printed menu, wine labels, petit fours, and champagne. Our favorite dishes were the seafood salad and its octopus, the trio of veal, the halibut, and the Dover sole. Astonishing."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing!! Our bill came out to be about $400 but worth every penny. We'll go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was the best dinner experience I have ever had. I was here with my brother on the 12th of July and it was absolutly perfect. Everything from the staff to the food was perfect. It may be expesive but it's worth every dollar."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was very good. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive. The food was excellent tasting. They added a nice touch by giving you a souvenir menu at the end of the night...they must know most foodies like this. The only complaint I have is that the lighting was a little too low and the presentation of the food was kinda plain. All around a very nice place to eat and I would definitely recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "To celebrate my birthday, we went to Daniel. It was one of the best meals we ever had. Rather than go though what we ordered, let me just say that the entire evening was superb! We had the 3 course dinner which came with several extras. Everything we ate was just terribly excellent! And the service we had just as superb as the food. Our anniversary is won't be here for 3 months. Remember the man who predicted the world would end? I think my wife and I have to celebrate The World Didn't End day. And Daniel, though a very expensive restaurant, would be a wonderful place to celebrate it. And if someone else predicts the same, the night before we are definitely going. I can't think of a better last meal before the world ends!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Daniel has great attention to detail in the presentation and flavors of the food and wine selections. It's an old world experience, the kind of place that makes you stick to the rules and keep your jacket on even if its 90 degrees out. It was very quiet by the time we got there for the 9pm sitting, I personally prefer a bit more energy and less formality but this was still a great experience overall. Come hungry, there are so many little extra courses we were bursting at the seems by the time we left!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Bouloud's Formal French dining cuisine and room are refined, lovely and delicious in every possible way. Price is "you get what you pay for" which is a special moment not a daily event. Whether you are known or new, waiters are friendly without being overbearing. Longevity is the result of a fine quality of cuisine and attention to detail from the flowers on the table to the last forkful of dessert. Both the food and wine lists are extensive and one's largest challenge would to to choose which delectable morsels one would wish to indulge in for this particular moment. A fellow foodie and I thoroughly enjoyed. My choice was the result of two previous meals, one lunch and one dinner, some years before, which were certainly rewarded!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Extraordinary food, service, and atmosphere. An evening to remember."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As good as advertised outstanding food and service. Expensive but well worth it"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not only the service is impecable but the food is awesome. It deserves the 3 Michellin Stars!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our waiters were extremely attentive without being overbearing and even engaged in a little banter with me, which is something I enjoy! We truly had a wonderful time. My significant other is vegetarian and they had a completely separate and developed vegetarian menu for him. We did the 3 course but really there are so many small surprises you feel like it is a 6 course meal. I was so happy with the choice we made to eat there while we were on vacation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Was a fantastic night. Food and service was impeccable. Friendly and professional staff always ready to help you. Will definitely return if I come back to NYC!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Went for anniversary dinner, 10:30 seating. Fantastic Service, Food and ambience!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything, from the service, food and atmosphere was great. My wife asked for a Cosmo, on the rocks, they were able to form an ice ball from that mixture. Each dish was photo worthy, but more importantly the taste just danced on my tongue. I had the grilled halibut, which could be dry, but was perfectly cooked. I was very impressed with the whole experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here during our baby moon to NYC. We were recommended this restaurant over all the other 3 star Michelin restaurants by friends and family in NYC. They did not lead us astray. We were welcomed with attentive and personable service from the moment we walked in. They definitely know how to make each patron feel special. We arrived with the intention of doing the tasting, but our waiter recommended the pre-fixe. We are so glad we chose the pre-fix! We had the freedom to order whatever we wanted and got an extra appetizer to share. I recommend this if you want to try extra food, but the normal 3-course is definitely more than enough food. The food was out of this world."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our server spoke all the languages at oy table--French, Spanish and English. We all left wanting to return soon."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Clearly one of New York's elite dining establishments. Classic French cuisine meets contemporary style. Food is amazing and the service even better. Great for special occasions or a fabulous night out."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I love good food but our options and budget are usually limited. For our anniversary, we splurged on a really special dinner. I can't compare Daniel to any other Michelin Star restaurants because I've never been to one, but I can say that it met or exceeded our expectations in terms of food, service, and atmosphere. Though the price tag was substantial, we felt that it was completely worth it. We had a 6:00 reservation; we both ordered the tasting menu, so between the seven courses on the menu, the two extra amuse courses, and the two extra mini dessert bites, the dinner was our evening's activity and we loved every minute of it. The progression included seafood, beef, pasta, fruit, and chocolate. They were all outstanding."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday at Daniel, courtesy dear husband. I loved my appetizer more than the main course and vice versa for my husband. Highly recommend the CRISPY SANTA BARBARA SPOT PRAWNS and DUO OF BEEF. Judging by various reviews their BLACK SEA BASS is probably the best entree; to their credit our server did recommend it. Oh well, there's always next time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Superb dining experience! One of our favorite restaurants in the world. Not pretentious considering all its accolades, yet perfect in every way."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food, exceptional service, but as expensive as it gets."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "French cuisine in central Manathan, what do you want more!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excelent service and food, the wine catalog was great, really good for a romantic dinner"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Delicious food and attentive staff. Perfect for special occasions. Great cocktail menu and very artistic presentation of the cuisine. Would definitely go back whenever I visit NYC."
    Dined on 6/19/2014