Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/
  • Phone: 2125950303x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Friday-Saturday 5:00PM - 12:00AM
    Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
    Late lunch offered at the bar and terrace from 2:30PM - 5:00PM
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Quignon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: None
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: 64th Street
  • Public Transit: Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center subway stops are within blocks of the restaurant. Local Broadway bus lines stop directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.
A word from Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $29 and dinner for $45. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events.

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Bar Boulud reviews from OpenTable diners
463 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (231)great for outdoor dining (183)neighborhood gem (154)great for lunch (150)notable wine list (139)great for brunch (114)special occasion (100)hot spot (71)late-night find (46)romantic (39)good for groups (34)scenic view (33)vibrant bar scene (28)kid-friendly (15)Show More
  • Excelent
    Roberta
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoy the expirence. Dinner was great. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Food
    amlus05
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for restaurant week. The wait staff were attentive, though I felt like he was trying to push us towards more expensive food even after we expressed an interest in the prix fixe menu only. The appetizer was a bit underwhelming, though the stone ground mustard that came with the pate was excellent. The main course (I had the chicken, he had the fish) was very solid and I enjoyed it more with every bite. The best part though was dessert. I had the chef selected sorbes, which came with cookies and allowed me to play a bit with my food. He had a chocolate cake with raspberry gelato that was divine. As it was a french restaurant, we had to have wine, which was good but expensive. Overall, a solid experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner
    fjfjddjd
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a very nice dinner. They were very accommodating for our 2yr old. Food was great! Dessert was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week done RIGHT!
    mrsCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious food, painstakingly prepared. Service from the wine bar/wine steward was excellent. He's a real asset to the restaurant. The agnolotti lunch dish was awfully small but the chicken dish was sensational. All in all a wonderful example of how to do Restaurant Week well. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Food
    Westsider
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I went to Bar Boulud for restaurant week with three friends. We all found the food disappointing--it was really nothing special. The choices for restaurant week were very limited compared to other restaurants. I have been to Boulud Sud, which I loved. This is an ok place to meet friends for drinks and some light food. I would not recommend it for a meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre-Lincoln Center Venue
    ParisPoodleVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've loved Bar Boulud since it opened--ambiance is sleek but not overly formal, great for both casual and elegant dining. Food is good, not great. Service is friendly. Desserts are better here than many other places around here--and I've tried all of them, as I've a ravaging sweet tooth. A more casual (and less expensive) dining option than Lincoln.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not There
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Restaurant week's menu promised the best of Bar Boulud. If this is best, how disappointing! The food was bland and unimpressive. Even the Coq au Vin lacked the richness of a long and well cooked meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pinch
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was restaurant week and they basically got us in and out. It was not dining.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solo Dining Spot
    DodgersWillVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent menu and nice bar seating for solo diners. Very friendly and attentive service. Eat yes. Drink not!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was quite good but the size of the entree was a bit small. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French and friendly
    melamin
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I like bar boulud,s casual french approach to dining, but only feel you get value for your money on restaurant week. Except for excellent dessert, food was only passably good.
    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.
  • My favorite
    Micbalda
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Still one of my favorite restaurants in NY. The pâté are great and the wines are always phenomenal. I only wish they served my $100 bottle Bordeaux in a more proper glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near Lincoln Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We tried the restaurant as a new place during restaurant week. We may return. Since this was our first time we did not know that there were 2 restaurants & did not know where we had made a reservation. Online reservation listed the restaurant's name as Boulud Sud and we finally ended up eating at Bar Boulud (the name did not match). Both locations appeared to believe that we had a reservation in the other place. Apart from this, the service was really excellent. We were happy with our meal. The pâté was very average, the coq au vin was excellent and the chocolate mousse cake was superb.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Boulud doesn't disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Even though this is a more casual environment that Cafe Boulud, the food was just as good. Wine list is amazing, and wait staff wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unfortunately had a bad experience
    janettnycVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I haven't been @ Bar Boulud in some time because of a previous poor experience and now I've had another one. Ordered 2 main dishes to share among two people. Crab salad was small but more importantly, TASTELESS. The Croque Madame was split in the kitchen but with only one egg on top. For the prices they charge and the wholesale cost of eggs, we were surprised. However, the one good thing about our lunch was the excellent service by a manager looking out for us. He quickly rectified the situation. I am frequently in the Lincoln Center area. I will go back to Boulud Sud but not Bar Boulud.
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  • Bar Boulud
    Gotham
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Daniel Boulud is a great restaurateur and never fails. This is a terrific restaurant located in the Lincoln Center area. A gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty
    Papper
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wonderful location, attentive service, and interesting twists on old favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best eating experience
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Restaurant Week was the reason why we visited Bar Boulud. The menu for the Restaurant Week offer was not exciting. I am not sure it was the right sample of what the restaurant can offer. It was nicely cooked, flavorful, but not exciting. It did not awaken on me the willingness of repeating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    FeedTheMindNYC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Restaurant Week food was excellent and delicious. Aesthetically pleasing architecture. Attention to detail is obvious. Even the tip suggestions on the bill are properly not inflated (some other restaurants show tips on the meal inclusive of tax).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frenchexcels
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    From the first moment that I ate at this restaurant to the last, I have not been disappointed. The food is exceptional, innovative ; the wine choices superb and the dessert (restaurant week prix fix menu- combination of chocolate and passion fruit mousse-magnifique!)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent pates. Amazingly creative soups. Fabulous wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hochy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A top-notch restaurant. We took advantage of the Restaurant Week special dinner. Although the menu was limited, our party of four ordered different dishes and all selections were superb. The food is outstanding and the service is as well. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    mocoVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had been here many times in the past and this time I hope was not a new trend. Everything sort of went wrong. I am hoping it is not a new norm.
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  • Prelude to a ballet
    maven
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were 4 people for lunch; two of us did not enjoy our choice, the other two had hamburger and fish and were very happy with their food. So I guess it’s hit or miss. The waiter and his assistant tried hard but were unexperienced. I wish we went elsewhere for lunch.
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  • kinda disappointing
    WestSider
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    mostly cause we ate in restaurant week and apart from a great desert - the rest was not anything I'd order again. Kinda a shame cause - friendly helpful staff, pleasant surroundings - overall disappointed that my food choices didn't thrill me - our first time eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent restaurant for a lunch before a performance at Lincoln Center. The food is always excellent. It's like getting a little taste of Daniel at a lower price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Boulud
    RestaurantRambles
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Wonderful selections for Restaurant Week menu. Good breads, delicious fish, nice desserts. Salad OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple is beautiful
    Jerome
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food remain simple and is well executed. Chef Tyler's desserts are outstanding.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger's Probably Better
    AdrienneEC
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I went for Restaurant Week and I wasn't blown away, but I know Boulud does great things and I've enjoyed his other restos so far. I think I'd go back and try the "Frenchie Burger" or the Croque Monsieur. I found the retaurant week menu to be limited and the dishes that I got were pretty good, but I think I'd rather splurge a little and have something great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    BUZZLULUVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We drive into the city fairly regularly to have dinner. I eat rather frequently at Boulud Sud and DBGB and love both restaurants. Unfortunately Bar Boulud is nothing special. This was my second time there and quite frankly I maintain the same opinion I formulated after my first meal there - acceptable but nothing special and no reason to return. Stick with Boulud Sud - memorable food, nice room, impeccable service.
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  • Too noisy
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is a very expensive restaurant where the focus should be on the food and civilized conversation. We asked for and got a table @ the back supposedly a quiet table. We asked twice for the music to be lowered and it was but it didn't do much good. The food is good but overpriced and the portons small.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kopper
    uwsfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Bar Boulud was wonderful, as always. I went to the Bolshoi with my granddaughter, she's 15, and we went there beforehand. She also loved it. She's an adventurous diner! I love the place for the service, the amazing food, the attention to detail. It's a bit more casual than Daniel Boulud's other restaurants, which is another thing I love about it. Easygoing and informal, with excellent food. What more could one possibly want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and nothing special
    elki
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For the prices they charge I at least expected the food to be great, but it was rather regular. I love terrines usually and that’s why I wanted to go there, but their terrines were not really tasty, and the main chicken dish was mediocre. Ambiance and décor was nothing special, either.
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  • enjoyable brunch
    mommieshops
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food good, though I think a tad over priced, wait staff very pleasant, would go back again. Great location across the street from Lincoln Center. We were not rushed, leisurely brunch nice for a change. Sat inside, no seats outside for a noon reservation, ok though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions
    ajajajVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food seems to be measured out on a jewelers scale , a touch of thus, a dollop of that , a taste of pickle, a dot of something else. No wonder Smith is filled and bar boulud is not
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  • Grotts
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was well prepared, but consistent with the "bistro" atmosphere of the restaurant. However, I ordered a selection of their ice creams for dessert and was disappointed. The ice cream seemed to be of a low butterfat content and definitely needed more assertive flavoring. The chocolate did not taste like it was made with a good chocolate; it was only brown. The pistachio suffered from the same lack of definitive flavor. We make our own ice cream at home and it is of much better quality - higher butterfat, more distinctive flavoring; and NO ice crystals. A restaurant of this repute should put more focus on their desserts.
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  • Bar Bpulu
    JamesCP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I am tptally mystified why Bar Boulid closes its kitchen at 11 pm when it is across the street from Lincoln Center and many perfornces do not until 10:45, thereby missing lots of potential busiiness.
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    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    BaltimoreanNewYorker2
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very fashionable and great location. Try squid ink pasta, that was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Summer Spot
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    On a nice day, wonderful place to dine outside and watch the parade going by. Nice wine, good food, prix fixe menu excellent. Better than inside (no tablecloths - formica turns me off.) The hangar steak rare was delicious and the scallops delectable. Service became neglectful as more guests arrived and had to flag down someone to bring water, bread, etc., but we will still return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great After Theatre Choice
    Rapper1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Bar Boulud was the perfect choice after seeing a play at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The two of us ordered three pates and all four of the hors d'oeuvres varies which we shared. All the selections were first rate as was the bread and butter. We took our waiter's suggestion of the wine and it was a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.