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About Bar Boulud

Sister restaurant to the popular New York and London locations, Bar Boulud, Boston at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar located in the heart of Back Bay on Boylston Street. Chef Daniel Boulud offers locally inspired seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare and an impressive selection of famed house-made terrines and pâtés by Parisian Charcutier, Gilles Verot. Additionally the menu features a handful of signature sausages and burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar. An impressive wine cellar spotlights wines from Burgundy and the Rhóne Valley , including many fine selections by the glass. The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking to create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a unique and intimate experience. Bar Boulud serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all-day dining is also available at the bar. Walk-ins are encouraged.

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, Bistro, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am
Brunch: 12pm - 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Fairfield Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 535-8800

Website:
http://www.barboulud.com/boston/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at a special rate when validated by Bar Boulud. Validated parking is $13 at lunch and $20 at dinner.

Public Transit:
Closest "T" stops are Copley Station on the Green Line or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.

Executive Chef:
Michael Denk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private breakfast, lunch and dinner events are available in our Rhône Room which can accommodate up to 20 seated guests. The Rhône Room can be separated from the restaurant by use of a contemporary sliding barn door. In addition, our Chef’s Table provides an exclusive interactive culinary experience for up to 10 guests.

For semi-private occasions, the High Table is located in front of our impressive wine cellar and can accommodate a seated event for 10 or a reception for up to 40 guests.

Our chef de cuisine would be delighted to design a customized seasonal menu for your personal, private or business event. Upon request, our sommelier would also be pleased to expertly pair an assortment of wines from our award-winning cellar with your chosen menu selections.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Bar Boulud celebrates the holiday with a bountiful buffet brunch featuring traditional classics and festive favorites. Brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is $95 for adults and $48 for kids 12 and under. Experience does include a seasonal kid’s dessert cart that visits table-side.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in 2018 with a festive and elegant five-course prix-fixe New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Revelers will gather for a welcome reception at 8pm and live jazz and dinner will commence at 9pm. Reservations are available for USD 195.

Private Dining

A dynamic, warm and welcoming space, Bar Boulud offers endless possibilities for private breakfast, lunch and dinner events

Bar Boulud Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.3

value

3.9

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (21)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect food. Fantastic wine. Excellent service.
Couldn’t have asked for a better meal. Not inexpensive. $180 for 2 with tip We split an app, 2 mains and 4 glasses of wine.
Still, I’d return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of the worst experiences with the highest expectations. The service was a bit slow but the food was especially gross. With being attached to such an exceptional hotel, I had expected the food to be equally fantastic. Royally disappointed!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wanted a special place to treat myself to dinner on an overnight trip to Boston. A friend recommended Bar Boulud to me, and what a great recommendation! Ambience = Perfect, Service and attention = Perfect, Food/Selection = Perfect. French Onion Soup was so delicious as was the Coq Au Vin.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great simple French dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I don't like to write reviews. But after having 3 excellent dining experiences in a row at Bar Boulud, I felt that I should. This has become the "go to" place for my wife and me when we are visiting Boston. We particularly enjoy the ambiance of Bar Boulud which is an improvement over its predecessor at this site "Sal de Terre". We also have been treated with real courtesy by the staff. The menu is solid and I particularly enjoy the signature French country items. We will be back again on our next trip to Boston.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great ambiance and good food. Service was excellent. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Took my daughters out on a special “girl’s night”! The beignets for dessert were spectacular. Our server was so pleasant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Cold environment and we can’t remember the food we ate. Bar seemed livelier and lighting / atmosphere was better.... wish we had been seated there
Redo everything.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

UGH wine was overpriced . food not good. hated the decor . I will never go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been to Bar Boulud a number of times both in Boston and New York. The wine list is notable and we enjoyed a nice bottle of Cava plus cocktails and a glass of wine. For starters we enjoyed the shishito peppers. The lobster pasta was very good but the risotto and sole were both disappointing. As a lover of buttery dover sole I order it when it is on the menu and I have had it at Bar Boulud previously. But this time both the sole and risotto were too buttery - leaning toward over-sauced.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My daughter and I found ourselves making a quick decision about not traveling this Thanksgiving and decided to find a Boston restaurant for this special event. We were feeling a bit down about going to a restaurant for this holiday since we are usually the cooks and surrounded by family and friends. Well, we were so surprised and the great food, atmosphere and wonderful service. To top it off, the turkey was great and so was the pumpkin pie. Although, my daughter had an amazing chocolate dessert and short rids for dinner. As a special treat, they threw in a turkey sandwich at the end (in a brown bag) so you would have leftovers the next day. We would definitely go back for another Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Serial Sunday Brunchers, we’ve been almost everywhere in Boston over the past few years. Bar Boulud, far and away sets the standard for consistently exceptional, professional, attentive service. Food quality and presentation are excellent, portions perfect and pace is relaxed without dragging. The Croque Madam is the best in Boston (tried em all).

Just this week we were talking about the great service when the manager stopped by just to say hello and check on our dining experience. Perfect timing. Our only regret is not remembering our waiters name for this review, because he deserves recognition (naturally, I got the receipt wet, blurring his name) ... Abd S??ad... genuine pride in his work.

We’ll be back again and agaí. The Mandarin is lucky to have you.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We arrived early to meet up with college friends and sat at the bar for drinks. Our friends met us and shared an appetizer. We were notified when our table became available and easily moved. The waiter did not interrupt our conversation to get us to sit. Dinner and dessert exceeded my expectations. We ordered fish, chicken, and steak all cooked as specified. The meals arrived hot and delicious. Our evening ended with a slice of pie to share. We couldn’t resist the dessert menu but were too full to try the assortment of pies. All in all, it was a good night out with old friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and staff!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and delicious food
RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED
$16 for a mixed drink
Portions were miniscule
So many amazing delicious eateries that are a better value
If you have money to burn or are a billionaire...this is the place for you

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Steaks were tough and the French fries were cold and soggy. Other dishes seemed fine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service, waiter extremely attentive. Very good food, we visited for Sunday morning breakfast. A bit expensive for what you get but very fresh, high quality ingredients.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Legit walked out. Complete understaffed and not one thing was done with a smile. Very sad and frustrating to see.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My friends and no longer live near each other so we make a promise to get together every few months. We were so glad to share a wonderful lunch with fabulous service, excellent foods and a perfect Rose. It wax a great experience. Thank you.
Victoria Lazzell

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was friendly, accommodating and excellent. We have been here a few times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very disappointing!! We picked this restaurant was for the name of Boulud and it is with the Mandarin Orientatal Hotel... it was Wednesday night and four of us went there for dinner. It was not busy, at best 70% full. The waiter must be in his bad mood; there was no greeting , no smiles ... besides taking the orders , he did not stop by asking whether things were all right.... the food was average and it was not worth the money they charged !

I definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and would not go back! Very disappointing!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I don't understand why Bar Boulud is not always very crowded. The food is excellent ... consistently so, at both lunch and dinner. Excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a treat to dine at Bar Boulud. Outstanding service and scrumptious meals. Thank You.

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vip
·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was disappointed by this place. I expected it to be really delicious and chic but it was outdated and the food was really not good at all. My soup arrived cold and had to be sent back to be reheated. My salad was really terrible. How hard is it to make a good salad? It was three stacks of romaine hearts with this salad dressing put lightly on top. This meant that if you wanted the dressing to hit most of the lettuce it didn’t. And it had shrimp, on it and again how hard is it to make shrimp taste good? But for some reason they were not well cooked and had too many strange seasonings on them, maybe in an effort to make the dish more exotic. But what should’ve been a nice simple salad with shrimp for lunch turned out to be a very unsatisfactory meal that I could barely eat. My Americano coffee was undrinkable. For those of you who don’t know what an Americano is, it is an espresso with hot water in it. I was charged six dollars for this drink, and it was like mud. Again, how hard is it to make a good Americano? This is supposed to be a very fine European restaurant and I get the sense that they’ve lost their luster. I also note that the restaurant is incongruent with the Mandarin Oriental, the hotel in which it is housed. The Mandarin Oriental is one of the finest hotels in the world, and the establishment in Boston is no exception. The restaurant really needs to be spruced up and the food has to be revamped in order to suitably fit within the Mandarin Oriental five star quality. I also note that the restaurant failed to mark me as having shown up and I had to spend a silly amount of time calling the restaurant back to confirm that they did not list me as a no-show on OpenTable. Sloppy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Difficult to believe, but this glorious restaurant just gets better and better. There were five of us dining yesterday for lunch; all ordered fish but of three varieties; all were sensational! And by all means, leave room for dessert...the pastry chef is top shelf!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was surprised that my food was mediocre. I had eaten here 4 months ago and had excellent dinner.
the pheasant was salty and dry, the salad was overdressed. I will think twice about returning given the disappointment with the food.
It is a convenient, fun location.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was well-prepared and excellent. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and informative. Wonderful wine list. Would recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We always enjoy our times at Bar Boulud and recommend it highly. The food and service are very very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was friendly and helpful, INCREDIBLY rushed, in terms of the pace of food delivery (never thought I’d complain about too fast but...) and the invasive plate clearing staff that interrupted our meal and conversation multiple times to clear the table - twice when we were still eating!

The food arrived within < 5 minutes of ordering. We had been fully served and finishing our mains withinin 35 minutes of arriving at the restaurant. That’s great for McDonalds but doesn’t really match the purpose of a couple’s night out at a nice (expensive) restaurant. Felt like they really wanted to turn over the table and maximize throughput, rather than the dining experience. Very surprising, industrial and disappointing experience.

Would eat at the bar next time if possible.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was flavorful, beautifully prepared and presented. In addition, the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed our luncheon experience at Bar Boulud.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Expected outstanding from watching Daniel on cooking shows. Was not disappointed. Some of the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Bar Boulud. The food, ambience, and service were outstanding. And the wine list is extraordinary!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of my favs in Boston, near Copley Plaza. Daniel Boulud’s, wonderful food, excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food good. Wine menu - BEWARE. We thought we were ordering a bottle of wine for $50 - it turned out to be $195. When we questioned the price at the end of the meal the waiter was arrogant and argumentative and insisted that he explained the difference between a 3oz glass vs a 6 oz glass (we took the second column to be the bottle price). All I can say is if 5 college educated diners did not understand what he said, how clear was he?
Service poor - we waited a long time between courses.
We were left to pour the expensive wine ourselves.
When I asked for freshly ground pepper I was given a salt and pepper shaker....when I queried the availability of freshly ground paper the waitress said she would ask. She returned 5 minutes later with a pepper grinder.
And to finish off, when my son pointed out to the waiter that the wine list was misleading, the waiter dropped a menu on a glass of water and spilt water all over the table. Rather than apologize, he exclaimed "Oh let me wipe that up".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a fabulous meal at Bar Boulud - food was amazing, our server was attentive and personable, the manager (who was in Boston while his Boulud was being renovated in Miami) was charming. Well priced for the quality, perfect place to celebrate my daughter's birthday! We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I really like this place. Great food and fabulous service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Bar Boulud was a foodie paradise. The french onion soup was truly outstanding and the duck confit was wonderful. The service was efficient and fast and friendly. I highly recommend Boulud.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful staff! From the minute you walk in, to the servers.. very comfortable..

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Authentic French menu with very attentive staff. Nice wine selection. Very busy even on a Tuesday evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant and I'd recommend the fish!

Tags: Authentic
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