You get what you pay for:
You get what you pay for: you pay handsomely, and get a dinner that you'll remember with pleasure and excitement for a very long time. The lounge area at Daniel is more casual than the formal dining room, but it's exceptionally comfortable, it's quiet and it has a casual chic that easily matches the studied elegance of the main room. The menu is the same, as are the prices. Note: if someone in your party has trouble with stairs, book this room, as it on the same level as the entrance; both the bar and the main dining room require going down a short flight (maybe 5 steps) of stairs.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I recently returned
My wife and I recently returned to Daniel for our anniversary dinner and sat in the lounge area. It was wonderful. Pascal and Jessie gave us exceptional service and the food is always amazing.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful. I
The food was wonderful. I had the duo of beef and my boyfriend had the milkfed veal. It was wonderful. I've been to many high end restaurants and this was definitely worth the money. They are willing to rearrange and make substitions and if you don't like something i.e. my dessert wine you can switch it up to champagne - which I did. Will definitely be going back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining experience.
Fabulous dining experience. Very attentive service. Food was perfection with lots of extras- tastes, desserts. Highly recommend. We did lounge seating because we were going to the theatre and they were very accommodating.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
tasting menu is awesome
for people who dont like raw or liver/ other pates- just let'em know.
mini food. but VERY FILLING
8 courses is a yum yum yum yum yum
id go back
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than the Best
If you are looking for the best culinary experience, with top notch setting and service, this is it. Everything was fresh, unique and wonderful. The service appears a bit stiff initially, but the waiters will truly guide you to your choices (most places just give a standard response...try the lettuce wraps etc..). Our meal was timed perfectly for our theater date and they even hailed a cab pointing the right way /street a block away, for our departure. Unforgettably unique and amazing food, did I mention that? The best!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't heard of Daniel before, but selected it on the basis of the reviews here and on Yelp for a birthday surprise--and we we were BOTH surprised and delighted by the impeccable quality, service, and overall experience.
The waiters and staff overall were charming and witty, the food was delicious, and the space was lovely and relaxing. Can't recommend them enough--if there were a sixth star, I'd give it.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special food experience
The six course tasting menu is perfect for your first experience in Daniel.
The food as expected,is excelent ,and also the overal atmosphere in the restaurant.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, wine, service
Outstanding food, wine, service and ambience. One of the very best!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Bucket List Must
In my travels I have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Without question, this was the best.... EVER!!! THE PROBLEM NOW IS... WHAT'S NEXT??
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional in every aspect!
Exceptional in every aspect! We had the three course pre theater menu. The food was beautifully prepared. The timing was perfect. The service was impeccable. It is expensive but worth it.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYC dining at its best
We were lucky to get a table at adaniels during our 3 day stay in nyc. After visiting michelin restaurant on 3 cpntinents this wqs our first in usa. And we were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped in it was a special experience and by following the advice we had a fantastic dining experience with wine package matching the experience. We will definqtely be back.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food .. Only negative thing to say about the restaurant is the price . Otherwise it is my top 1-2 restaurant ( very similar to restaurant, mirabel, at Rome Italy ).
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining experience at The Daniel is superb. Service is impeccable but not pretentious. The wine list is broad and deep with options for all. Daniel Boulud has mastered the art of making each meal feel unique and providing you with a memorable culinary delight from the initial chef compliment to the final desert.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Daniel shortly after our wedding. I was the right place in NY to celebrate our wedding just the two of us. Very nice food, outstanding service and a fine place indeed. Thank you very mutch for a fine evening.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant but not stuffy
We were able to get a seat in Lounge - which was lovely, and afforded the same menu and service as the dining room.
Everything, especially the food, was incredible. 4 of us did the 3 course tasting menu and we were so full by dessert that I wished we had ordered a la carte because we didn't do the desserts justice. Not a mediocre morsal on ANY of the plates!!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had foie gras as appetizer.
I had foie gras as appetizer. it was wonderful.
The waiter recommended black sea bass for the main.
He said it is the significant dish.
It was awesome.
For dessert I had choco dacquoise with coffee.
It was excellent.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
i felt like a princess. all the extra little courses were delightful'
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was a 7 or 8 out
The food was a 7 or 8 out of 10, but the service was a 12 -- worth it just for the experience of being so well taken care of.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
That is the way I felt. Wanted to say thanks and impress my partner, mission accomplished. His first time, I have been there before. Thanks. Great experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner in the main dining room which provides an environment more appropriate than the Lounge for a fine dinner.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing short of amazing
I took my husband to Daniel for his birthday and the entire experience was amazing. We had the tasting menu with wine parings. The food was some of the best we've had and the service was impeccable and friendly. They put together a special birthday dessert and even a customized menu for us to take home to remember the evening. Can't wait to go back!
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A night out in NYC
I made note of my food allergies at the time of booking on Open Table and our waiter graciously took care of me. We were brought two amuse bouches before our appetizers. Then dinner was great -- although I found the serving of halibut too big for me -- especially in comparison to the amount of fish the other two diners had at our table. My favourite dish was the dessert and I'm not even a dessert person! I had the Peche Mirroir... Delicious! After desert a serving of petits fours was brought to the table. This was followed by an offering of fresh chocolate. DELICIOUS!
Yes it's expensive... but the experience is worth it!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dining in Years
The experience at Daniel was remarkable. We went for our 10 year wedding anniversary. The Daniel staff did a remarkable job, and in fact upon arrival they upgraded us to a private table in the main dining room. This was arguably the best seat in the house and was set away from the other tables in its own private corner. The food was top notch, I can'trecall having a better dining experience since we've been married. The overall ambiance, food and service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant for even the most special of occasions.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the tasting menu. Very delicate tastes. Service was excellent.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience and the food
The ambience and the food was outstanding, no doubts, but I would specially mention the kindness and attention of the maitre. Beside of making my wife and me feel like special guests, he personally accompanied us to the street to call a cab. This is a remarkable detail.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect restaurant every sense, delicacy dishes lounge setting, friendly server EXTREMELY helpful and pleasant exeptionelle kitchen at Daniel probably the best restaurant in NYC
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the six course tasting
Had the six course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was exquisite, and the service attentive without being overbearing. The lounge was a lovely area, and a nice, more relaxed foil for the more formal dining room. Every time I eat there, Daniel reestablishes that it has an incredible reputation for very good reason.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
nosso jantar foi maravilhoso!!! provamos o taste menu with wine paring and we love it. !!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daniel makes me regret having given five stars to all those other restaurants.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visitor to New York
The food was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. I am from Scotland and the Michelin star restaurants like Gleneagles and The Kitchin have fresh gluten free bread for coeliacs. That was the only fault on an otherwise memorable dining experience.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a phenomenal meal,
Always a phenomenal meal, with impeccable service!!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our second visit to
This is our second visit to Daniel in New York and we have also been to his restaurant in Singapore. We will never get tired of it, this is simply probably one of the best places in the world, food is amazing, service is perfect, it deserves each of the 3 michelin stars.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our meal at Daniel, the Lounge, was wonderful. The professional level of service coupled with the delicious food made it a top five restaurant experience for us. We will certainly return and highly recommend this restaurant.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated out 10 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience. The tasting menu was delicious paired with some excellent wines from France. I would highly recommend for those wishing to experience one of the best restaurants in the world!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daniel was at the restaurant came over and spoke to us. Made us feel like a VIP
Everything was elegant and delicious
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive & good for a special occasion. Also wish we had not ordered as many courses, food is very rich.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been going to Daniel
I have been going to Daniel since it opened and I am an enthusiast. But I have always found that Daniel had a weakness with the autumn menu and this is especially true with the menu this year. The focus on beets perfused through everything in the amuse-bouche was unedifying to say the least and the array of options throughout the menu was limited. We ordered the Dover Sole, perfectly cooked, as Daniel a native of Lyon should know, if anyone would know, how to cook fish and this was excellent but the preparation was a massive fail -- the crispy whatever showed traces of Terrance Brennan jealousy == are you kidding? Brennan? == shredded wheat meets marrow, which last in itself would not have been bad. But not with fish, Daniel.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Fine Dining
Daniels offers an incredible fine dining experience with outstanding service. Pricey but worth it for special occasions.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Estivemos no "Daniel Boulud"
Estivemos no "Daniel Boulud" dia 25/11/2013 para uma comemoração especial.
O menu perfeito, enriquecido com trufas recém chegadas de Alba.
Recomendamos para todos que gostam de uma boa carta de vinhos, bons pratos,
bom serviço etc.
Marilian e Silvio Cybulski
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasion
I took my son and his girlfriend for a special pre-thanksgiving meal.
The place exceeded my expectation.
The food was great, the service was wonderful and the hostess was very accommodating.
Great place to take your loved ones for special occasion.
Our lounge table was close by the bar so the noise level was a little loud but not too bad.
I would go back again. I highly recommend this place.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dining experience at Daniel, the Lounge, on Black Friday. The service staff were fantastic and the food was phenomenol! This was our first visit and we know we will be back!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and great ambiance
Usually this kind of high rated restaurant have too complicated food, but everything was great. A large selection on the menu. Not needed - but not wronge either. If the food had been average, I would recommend to cut the big selection on the menu. But - that was not the case here. Very good guidance by the people working there, friendly, smiling and open for a joke. Relaxing.
Only thing I would propose is to make the starters a little bit smaller. The main course had a perfect size. Dessert - wonderful. Wine selction great. Best experience so far among many many restaurants.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My group of 3 walked in pre theater - we got a table in 5 minutes!
Service and ambience was terrific.
Will definitely go back.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in every way.
This is the highest rating that I have ever given a restaurant. Although we were seated at a corner table in the lounge, the service was considerate in every way, the food and wine superb. All in all we had a wonderful evening thanks to Daniel.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
White truffle tasting was amazing. The chef created a menu just to sample white truffles on each course. It was a little too noisy due to a private party which had an excessive amount of traffic going in and out, but other than that it was an amazing experience.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ive been to Danielle several times and it's consistently good every time. It by no means will be the best meal you ever had, but the experience is the novelty that will resonate. The service is great, professional and engaging. The decor of the dining room is beautiful, palace of Versailles without all the gawdiness. The food is very good, beautifully presented and small portions. The flavors are interesting and memorable with a lot of artistic integrity applied. I usually get the beef, which is smalll but delicious. My girlfriend got the Turbot fish which was the best thing I ever ate there. The thing which keeps my rating down is the price. It's so stupid and doesn't sustain the worth of the food. The desserts are crazy good!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous but stuffy
Fabulous food but an overly formal ambience and stuffy clientele
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is no detail overlooked at this restaurant from the quietly attentive service to the fabulous food to a visit from Daniel himself! The food is inventive, beautifully presented and tastes even better than it looks. Don't be put off by the price--it's worth every penny!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal in New York!!
We just spend an extended weekend in New York visiting the notable restaurants. I won't name names, but the collection of stars across the board was impressive. The dinner we had at Daniel was by far the best. We were blown away by the level of service and the experience. More importantly, the dinner was truly delicious. I often go away from these kind of restaurants remembering my experience but forgetting about what I ate. I am still dreaming of that suckling pig chop today. I would recommend Daniel over and over again.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM