Boulevard 18 is a classy restaurant and bar that specializes in French cuisine. Its interior resembles an elegant upscale Parisian bistro. When diners enter the restaurant, they will be met by the full-service bar. Beyond the bar is the dining area that features beautiful overhead lighting and a wooden floor. Boulevard 18 also features outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
The menu at Boulevard 18 offers small dishes such as deep-fried roquefort-stuffed olives, truffle and herb shoestring fries, deviled eggs and housemade herb-glazed nuts. Visit with friends and share one of the restaurant’s artisanal cheese platters with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Entrées include meals like roasted organic Scottish salmon, the house special Boulevard burger and citrus brine herb-roasted chicken. Choose a side to go with your meal like mashed potatoes or ratatouille.
Love our waitress who has been there since it opened. Never had such a wonderful experience with the same server each time.
We've had great experiences here- not sure what happened. The restaurant was empty, the meals were not cooked and had to go back, the water glasses went unfilled, they ran out of menu items.
Not going back - even though I love the great big zinc bar.
Delicious bistro fare, not outrageously priced. Red snapper with capers and olives was cooked perfectly. Grilled octopus appetizer portion was generous and tasty. The wine list is average but they will let you taste before you decide. Cozy interior could use some upgrades but overall a pleasant night out. Great to go with a small group.
We've been to the Restaurant many times service is always good. The Lobster with avocado appetizer was fabulous followed by the Coq Au Vin special was exceptionally special. The one thing I think should be worked on is the wine list no familiar names makes choices hard. Really good evening 😘
We ate appetizer, starters, main dish and desert in 35 minutes. No time to relax! The waiter wanted to finish as soon as possible his job.
While we were finishing our deserts, we saw some waiters crossing the room holding two plates and ate at the bar...
We didn't feel welcome in this restaurant.
Excellent food, good menu, very welcoming.
Suggestion- change the menu font so the menu is easier to read
Great spot, relaxed atmosphere. Food ranges from good to very good, depending on the dish. Wine list is pretty good.
We had been there before, and the food used to be better. The salad was woefully lacking in the variety of items it used to feature, and everything was only ok. The server was abrupt with me, but brightened when my young companion arrived.
We were four for dinner. They were out of escargot. My friend asked for medium rare lamb. She received well done. Several of the wines were out of stock. We were seated at a too tiny table for four people and we stared at a larger empty table across the way all night. One of us knocked over a glass of water because there was not enough space. We had a reservation and should have been seated at a larger table. We won't be back.
As always a fine dining experience. Very considerate service.
First time to dine there. Exceeded my expectations. Both food and wine were excellent. Warm and comfortable dining room. The bar looks like a good place to eat if I was on my own.
Boulevard 18 once again did not disappoint. The octopus salad was incredible
as was the mushroom ravioli. The potato wrapped fish was a keeper! I heartily
recommend this restaurant for both a night out or a quick family dinner. It's great.
Food just ok. Pricey for what you got. House made ice cream very good. Ineresting menu with creative items. Will try again. Sevice pleasant.
Consistently good food. Never disappoints. It's our Mommy and Daddy date night spot!
This is an authentic French bistro and they do that well! Dinner and dessert were wonderful. Our only complaint was a polite but over extended waiter who also had to cover the bar. When a group came into the bar and ordered drinks - our wait time for service was ridiculous. Come on management, you've got the food right so now why not add another waiter or two?
Four of us ate at Boulevard 18. I had gone months ago and years ago and decided to go
back with my two adult children. It was sensational!!! We went to the Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-George last week and everyone though that this was better!!! We had octopus, pate and escargot for appetizers. One was better than the next. We literally said," if the appetizers are this good, it usually means the entrees will be bad." The entrees were fantastic! My sons steak frite was cooked to perfection. My husband had a pork chop on a bed of fresh cut corn and cherry tomatoes that was incredible. I had the BEST mussels that I have EVER had and my daughter had the trout in herbs that was honestly the most incredible fish any of us have had. The food felt homey and chic at the same time. We were blown away and have already planned to come back.
Meal and service were very fine. Would certainly return.
So lovely sitting outside enjoying neighbors and light fresh French fare. The chicken was superbly prepared. The wait staff totally helpful and fun.
Good food with outstanding service. Had a business dinner for 5 and it was the perfect venue for that type of dinner.
Been there about 8-10 times, but the food and service has deteriorated to the point where unlikely to try again. Too bad as the menu and ambiance has always been appealing. Steak was bad, service was worse (one waiter went home during the meal and the other had no idea about our order). Nice outside setting on lovely evening ruined by meal and service. Took over two hours start to check.
I love the french bistro cuisine and Boulevard 18 did not disappoint me. Mussels were great and wine list is very good. Service was warm and friendly.
Very enjoyable, but a little more refinement in the cooking would raise Boulevard 18 to the next level.
Paper on tables covering cloth tablecloth. Dish towels for napkins. Waiters in jeans, some torn, black T-shirts looked worn. Cheap candle, water served out of ordinary bottle. My dish said flageolet and undercooked white beans served instead. I specifically said I did not want red lamb and it came red. The aperitif of eggplant was sliced paper thin with skin left on and was tough to eat. This was our 57th anniversary and a big disappointment. Never again!!
Just a comfortable place to get a first rate meal with some interesting menu twists. The Fried chicken is amazing--light and not greasy
Food is great service is very good. Service is very good. Will definitely come back. Tables are very close, no private conversation. Parking is not easy.
We stumbled upon Bistro 18 when we were in town for a gallery opening down the street. We were there early on a Thursday evening and it was very quiet. The service and food were very good and the portions large. I had a tasty kale salad and sea bass; my friend really enjoyed her tuna tartar and chicken paillard. It wasn't inexpensive but it was good and convenient which was what we wanted. I'd recommend Bistro 18 for a special evening out.
I have been to this restaurant several times. This time I had the roasted herb chicken which was succulent and plentiful. In the past I have had the mussels which were outstanding . The service has always been attentive.
My on,y complaint about the restaurant is that the tables are much too close to each other.
Servic was good except for the hostess. We asked if we could have a table instead of the banquet, but we're told they were reserved for 3 people. We watched each table getting filled with couples!
The food was fair. House pate was good. Steak very tough and $$. Nice wine selection.
This was our first time at Boulevard 18 and it certainly won't be the last! We came to celebrate my husband's birthday! The staff was wonderful. Emily and Henry took great care of us. The house made sausage is delicious. Three of us had the lamb, cooked to perfection per the orders and I had the potato wrapped sea bass - yummy. Dessert? Well when there are profiteroles on the menu, I just have to....again yummy! We will see you again real soon! Lisa and Bruce!
We had the chicken paillard on arugula and the roast chicken with mashed potatos, and both were great. The tuna tartar appetizer is worth a separate trip alone! We live in New Canaan and will definitely go more often.
Terrific food. we ate at the bar which allows you to watch the 12+ chefs cooking a great set of dishes with precision and finesse.
Everything was fantastic.
We have not been toBoulevard 18 for more than a year. I am so glad we went. We had the price fixe dinner which included the Salmon. The food was delicious and the service was real good, This restaurant is not very vegetarian friendly
On our return visit I asked the chef to make the escargots without the pastry caps and it was delicious.
We went earlier so it was quieter and not as crowded. I had the hanger steak which was cooked perfectly, but very chewy. The French Fries were good in the beginning, but as they cooled a bit, they became soft. My husband had the chicken which was very good, but rich.
The service was great, as was the food. The escargots did not need the little puff pastry caps, which prevented them juice from crisping up a bit. My husband loved his pork chops..
Dinner on a slow weekday. Limited bistro menu, expensive, nicely executed. We had salmon and filet mignon dishes -- both very good in copious portions with vegetables included. Service was friendly and flexible. Interesting and unusual wine choices from the Loire region.
Great neighborhood eatery in an upscale town. Despite the very busy Friday night, the service was top notch. Food was fabulous, as the price indicated. The dining room was very warm and inviting, though tables for two were quite close together. We ran into some friends there.
We were looking for a french bistro style restaurant in Fairfield county that wasn't pretentious or over-priced. Boulevard 18 was perfect. Lovely ambiance. Interesting food with the french influence. Escargot was perfect. Curry-rubbed salmon a delicious change of pace. Service was amazing. $25 corking fee meant we could enjoy our own wine - which we really appreciated since we don't care for french wines! We will certainly make Boulevard 18 a standard on our rotation.
This was my second time at Boulevard 18...what a turnaround! My wife and I last visited in the summer of 2013. The food was good, but our server had an attitude, so, given that there are dozens (or more) of excellent restaurants to choose from in New Canaan, we decided that it wasn't worth going back. Our neighbor convinced us to give it a second try, and I'm so glad we did.
From the time entered the restaurant to the time we left, we were made to feel welcome. The hostess was wonderful, the server was fun and informative, and the assistants were attentive and professional.
Oh...and the food. My wife had the mushroom ravioli and I had the kale salad, both of which were amazing. We both had the sea bass, which was perfect!
On our way out, the hostess made a point of saying, "I hope we'll see you more often". You most definitely will!
Our meal was great. We are new to New Canaan and this is our favorite. Our server was very knowledgeable. Knew her wine and how the dishes were cooked.
Very nice 22nd birthday celebration for our daughter. Food was great, many choices.