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Bar Boulud

4.5
690 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am
Brunch: 12pm - 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 535-8800
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Cross street: Fairfield Street
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine’s Day, wine and dine the one you love at Bar Boulud. Guests will enjoy a romantic three-course menu for $98, which includes an indulgent dessert to share and sommelier selected wine pairings for $50. Available February 9 to 18, 2018.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 690 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great dinner
All was fantastic
Excellent wine and cocktails
All staff was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant connected to the Mandarin Oriental is definitely worth a return visit. It's less crowded (for no good reason) than many good downtown restaurants, so it's a good option if you don't plan ahead by several weeks.

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Sally (New England)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Love everything about this restaurant... the food, the ambience, the wait staff, the overall service.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was truly exceptional!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

The coq au vin is a must try! Our waiter was attentive to when we were having great conversation and did not interrupt. I will be returning for when I need to scratch my French cuisine itch. Great wine selection as well.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal and very attentive service. We will definetely be back again.

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vipCoffeLover (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

I loved the Eggs Benedict with spinach added; It was perfect except the ham was quite salty. The muffin was nicely toasted and not soggy and the portion was just the right size. Also the arugula salad had dressing that was a little odd, but not in the good way.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Here for the Christmas Day brunch. Food was a huge disappointment. Terribly overpriced for what we got. Wait people were friendly and helpful

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ethics (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We are fans of Bar Boulud in NYC. The Boston installment doesn't quite match it. (We have also been to Daniel and Cafe Boulud, but those are in altogether different categories.) Service was excellent, but the dishes themselves need more thought. Our worry is that the kitchen may think it is mainly serving hotel guests who want something uncomplicated and good for the kids. Patrons who want something more interesting will go around the corner to Porto or to the two fine restaurants at Eaterly, a couple of blocks away.

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WelshGirl (Detroit)
3.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Our table was NOT in the nice section (under the warm wooden arches in a booth). I wondered if they placed use where they did because we were an Open Table reservation. I picked Bar Boulud based on the French Bistro-esque menu and the photos. It was just where they seated us did NOT match my expectations. Would have preferred one of the nice red booths under the warm wood arched ceiling. Much nicer. Felt like I'd been "had".

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am
Brunch: 12pm - 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
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Cross street
Fairfield Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 535-8800
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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.
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Public transit
Closest "T" stops are Copley Station on the Green Line or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.
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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
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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.

Private Dining

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

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