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Bar Boulud

706 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Denk
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Cross street
Fairfield Street
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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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Live DJ - Fridays 7-11pm
Live Jazz - Saturday 10pm-1am
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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What 706 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Attentive service, delicious food

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special prix fixe meal for Valentines Day. Excellent food and thoughtful wine pairings. The staff are very attentive and friendly. The sommelier stopped by to chat about the wine pairings.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

St Valentines Day. Probably not the best day to try a restaurant, but we’ve been to NYC restaurants (Daniel, Cafe Boulud, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud), so figured we’d be okay. The food was good (most was great, but we had the beef and the short rib was very dry, which is really odd for a short rib. Also, the cocktail I wanted wasn’t available (not having a red champagne cocktail on Valentines Day was very surprising). We had an issue was with the timing - we felt very rushed. There was no time between courses. The plates for one course were being removed right as the next course arrived, which was right after we put our forks down. We had wine pairing with meal and we didn’t have time to finish one wine before the next course came. At one point I had 3 different glasses in front of me.

We did have an early reservation, so maybe there was an assumption we had a timeline, however, it wasn’t a pre-theatre meal (and we should have been asked if we had any time constraints before being hurried through).

Ccasey (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

the sommelier was over the top knowledgeable and adaptive to my palate...could not have been a better valentines day dinner

SPV1230 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is mediocre but the ambiance is great. I would go for a glass of wine and a light snack.

vipJenniT (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Lovely! We had a tea party for my friend's daughter's birthday (she's 3) and everyone was just gracious and sweet to her. Yummy pastries, I had a nice glass of wine as we watched the world walk past the window. I would go back in a heartbeat

vipBob47 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice 3 hour lunch with friends on a Friday afternoon. The food was very well prepared and presented and the servers were very professional and knowledgeable. I would certainly return.

Sally (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was delicious, the ambience was lovely and the service was warm and gracious. Will be back again and again... just a perfect place for lunch, brunch or dinner.

Chapulin (London)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Having had wonderful food, service and atmosphere on many occasions at the Bar Boulud London we decided to try the Boston location. Big mistake. The room is very nicely decorated and the wine list is substantial and interesting, but that’s about as far as I’d go. The service, or lack thereof, was delivered in a friendly manner but was lacking in attention, quality, and totally of synch with our party beginning with the champagne and appetizers. The food, when it arrived much later was a disappointment to say the least. Definitely not up to any standard that you would expect to be associated with the name Boulud. Do yourself a favor and find another joint nearby if you are looking for something a bit special. This place is not.

CathrynM (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The manager was so helpful and enthusiastic about their menu and the service was fantastic. All the food was amazing, the whole menu looked good so it was hard to decide what to order. We were there for a special night out and it did not disappoint!

PreBSOdinner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first visit to Bar Boulud and we loved it. We had 6:00 reservations on a Saturday night before a Boston Symphony concert so it wasn't very crowded when we arrived. The service was exceptional - the waiter and sommelier were very friendly and helpful, and the chef stopped by the table to check in near the end of the meal. And the meals were great. We'll definitely be going back.

Genie (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Pricing is too high for product in general (especially wine and coffee). The duck confit was hard and dry, side veggies were tasty, though. Good cheeses, pates and cold cut board. Excellent steak + frites, and bass. Pear and maple dessert too sweet, and lacking in distinct flavors. Service was solicitous and consistently good. Level of noise was high and impeded a bit our conversation (dinner time on weekday).

cusie78 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I enjoyed the food, I had the Coco van and my wife had the Lobster pasta. Both very good Mine was a little light on the chicken receiving a small leg and thigh. Apps and desert were all great. Pricey for what we got. The Martinis were very expensive and glasses not full. I give it a B-

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

the quality of food and even the bread has gone downhill. disappointed.

Belledame (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Bar Boulud is conveniently located across the street from Lincoln Center. The menu accommodates many tastes and the food can be depended upon to be fresh and well
prepared. The offerings of cold meats and specialty French dishes are outstanding--
on this occasion we ate a wonderful cassoulet.