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Boulevard Bistro

4.5
4.5
284 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern

BLVD Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant tucked away in an historic brownstone on Lenox Avenue with a cozy dining room and a dynamic Southern-inspired menu. The lively and bold cuisine reflects the Mississippi roots of Chef and owner Carlos Swepson; he is excited to bring Crafted American Soul to the heart of Harlem. BLVD Bistro is now open for lunch, dinner and brunch, Tuesday through Sunday.

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Menu

Starters

  • Soup of the Day$8.00

    Ask your server for details

    • Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy$8.00

      two homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with homemade sausage gravy

      • Blvd Bistro Wings$14.00

        organic chicken wings tossed in Chef's special sauce

        • Apple and Goat Cheese Salad$14.00

          mixed greens, candied pecans tossed in homemade vinaigrette

          • Chopped Blvd Bistro Salad$14.00

            romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, chickpeas, crumbled blue cheese, tossed in homemade buttermilk ranch dressing

            • Fried Chicken Sliders$14.00

              organic fried chicken breast on two homemade buttermilk biscuits, cheddar cheese, with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing

              Entrees

              • The Double Cut Pork Chop$36.00

                topped with caramelized apples, onions, on bed of black-eyed peas with andouille sausage

                • Catfish Po'boy$18.00

                  pan-fried catfish on po'boy roll, topped with homemade cole slaw and tartar sauce, served with potato salad

                  • Brioche French Toast$16.00

                    topped with caramelized banana's, Frangelico butter and powdered sugar

                    • Seven Cheese Macaroni$20.00

                      topped with apple wood smoked bacon

                      • Blvd Burger^$18.00

                        8oz Certified Angus Beef on sesame seed bun, cheddar cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onions, special sauce, served with potato wedges

                        • Jumbo Shrimp and Grits$24.00

                          pan-seared shrimps on cheddar cheese grits, topped with jalapeno and apple wood smoked bacon

                          • Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches$16.00

                            two homemade buttermilk biscuits, soft scrambled eggs, aged cheddar cheese with choice of tomato and chives, apple wood smoked bacon, turkey bacon, pork sausage, or organic pan fried chicken breast (add'l $4)

                            • Fine Herb Omelet w/Aged Cheddar$16.00

                              organic eggs, served with mixed green salad

                              • Barbecue Pull Pork Sandwich$16.00

                                topped with homemade cole slaw on toasted brioche roll, served with baked beans

                                • Pan Fried Chicken and Biscuit Basket$20.00

                                  three pieces of organic free-range chicken, serve with two homemade buttermilk biscuits. (made to order allow 20 minutes)

                                  • Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes$16.00

                                    filled with fresh blueberries, topped with blueberry compote and Creme Fraiche

                                    • Pan Fried Chicken Dinner$24.00

                                      three pieces of organic free-range chicken, smoked turkey collards and southern potato salad. (made to order allow 20 minutes)

                                      Sides

                                      $9

                                      • Cheddar Cheese Grits

                                        • Organic Eggs Any Style

                                          • Mixed Green Salad

                                            • Smoked Turkey Collards

                                              • Apple Wood Smoked Bacon

                                                • Southern Potato Salad

                                                  • Turkey Bacon

                                                    • Black-Eyed Peas w/Andouille Sausage

                                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                      What 284 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.5
                                                      4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                      • 4.2Ambience
                                                      • 4.3Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                      1. L

                                                        Lenora

                                                        New York Area

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Reviewed on September 15, 2019

                                                        overall4foodserviceambience

                                                        The wait was long but the Latino Male Host was so nice and accommodative that it made up for the wait. His customer service was awesome! He really made our experience eating there and enjoyable one! We also had a great waiter. I will definitely be back with more friends!

                                                      2. m

                                                        mhsmtg

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 24, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        So much fun. Service excellent and the food so delicious

                                                      3. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 11, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        So glad we had a reservation! It was packed!! The staff was super friendly managing every table and the long line waiting to be seated. The food was super fresh and tasty. Kudos to the Executive Chef and owner Carlos on creating a great environment and when it was very busy, came out & started seating people, including my party. I’d definitely go back.

                                                      4. FF

                                                        FrankF

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 3, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Really nice people and great food Love the unique food and would go again

                                                      5. H

                                                        Happyanyway

                                                        New York Area

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 28, 2018

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                        After spending $225 They had the nerve to ask us were we finished because they wanted the table when we were stilll drinking our drinks. Will never go there again.

                                                      6. AG

                                                        AshleyG

                                                        Jacksonville

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 27, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Consistently great food and service. Make a reservation if you’re visiting on the weekend.

                                                      7. J

                                                        Jne2003

                                                        New York Area

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                        Sadly, I cannot comment on the food at this establishment. We arrived for our 7pm reservation at 6:55pm. Despite the fact that there were at least 5 unoccupied tables and only 3 seated parties, it took over 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us. When we finallt inquired about our table, we were brusquely told we needed to wait. We did, for another 10 minutes and still were not given any information about when we would be seated. When we asked again for our table, the owner said we needed to be patient and wait by the door. Needless to say, we left and will never return. This kind of service is inexcusable and unforgivable.

                                                      8. J

                                                        Jasmine

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 21, 2018

                                                        overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                        I enjoyed the food , right space and waiter keept forgetting things I ordered

                                                      9. SS

                                                        SamiraS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 19, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Some of the best southern food I have ever had!! Made with love

                                                      10. M

                                                        Mike

                                                        New York Area

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        We went Sunday, December 31. Be on time! Very crowded and thankfully we had a reservation but two of us four were late. Hostess said wouldn't hold table more than 10 minutes. But she wound up seating us as soon as she could and we appreciated. Its tight but cozy. Great breakfast food and interesting choices. Coffee was great and so were servers despite crowd.

                                                      11. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 16, 2017

                                                        overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                        Small place and very noisy (energetic), so not a place for quiet conversation. But southern cooking was excellent. Cornmeal crusted halibut and turkey meatloaf were very good. Fried chicken portions are enormous — tasty but a little dry. Biscuits are incredibly good.

                                                      12. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 9, 2017

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                        I really enjoyed this restaurant , but unfortunately my sister's fried chicken was over cooked and dry. The service was great, the staff was very friendly and i love the decor. Overall it was a nice experience minus the chicken.

                                                      13. J

                                                        Jeanz

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 8, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing food!!! Always a great feeling going to Blvd Bistro! Chef is always such a great host!

                                                      14. s

                                                        sandrag

                                                        New York Area

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 19, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The brunch is probably one of the best value and food wise. They make the most luscious, rich and creamy Shrimp & Grits outside of New Orleans. The chef is amazing and his wife greets everyone in the friendliest manor. You feel welcome and the portions, well plan on having a meal tomorrow too! I live in the neighborhood and my friends were visiting from Colorado. They did everything but scrape the plate!

                                                      15. R

                                                        jenniferR

                                                        New York Area

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 12, 2017

                                                        overall2food4service4ambience2

                                                        Ok...made a reservation...an hour and 15 minutes later got a table. It was hot...it was crowded. The staff did everything they could to manage the stress of waiting...but they need to figure that out.

                                                      16. DS

                                                        DaveS

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 11, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                        Food was excellent but I took a full hour to come from the time we ordered.

                                                      17. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Oxford

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 10, 2017

                                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                        Very slow at producing the food which was surprising given how few people were there.

                                                      18. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 8, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        Everything was outstanding, big flavors a d friendly staff.

                                                      19. n

                                                        nycsab

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        Made reservation and added that it was for an Birthday which was never acknowledged and I found disappointing.. even after letting server know . Food was delicious (especially biscuits) but big portions .

                                                      20. BM

                                                        BrittanyM

                                                        New Orleans

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Absolutely amazing food!!!! A must try!! And I️ don’t usually write reviews!! Amazing amazing amazing!!

                                                      21. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 3, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The menu lived up to expectations. Just sad they were out of the cobbler for dessert.

                                                      22. AW

                                                        AntWil

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 29, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                        This is my second visit to Blvd Bistro. Very much satisfied with both visits. Service was great, staff is personable and attentive. Food was fabulous. Had the shrimp and grits, both occasions delicious and filling. Had the seasonal pumpkin pancakes, don’t know how long they will keep this special but get it before it goes. Seating arrangements may be a bit tight so be willing to gather close, a bit noisy at times but adds to the atmosphere. Worth the wait. Best to make reservations. LOVE IT!!!!!

                                                      23. JC

                                                        JannC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 29, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent food. Very good service. Usually have to wait even with a reservation; the restaurant is quite small. Sometimes too noisy.

                                                      24. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 25, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                        Service is excellent and friendly. I had the hamburger--excellent. Pork chop was delicious and huge. We have been there several times and will return. Noise level varies--front quiet, back noisy. Patio is very nice weather permitting.

                                                      25. JO

                                                        JasonO

                                                        New York Area

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 22, 2017

                                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                        The taste of the food was pretty good - very rich and full of lard, oil, or butter. The presentation between the dishes varied. I got the breakfast biscuit with fried chicken and my dish looked like someone might have jostled the plate in the kitchen. I looked at the table next to us who got the same thing and their presentation looked a lot nicer. Coffee wasn’t the best here. It didn’t quite taste burnt but in NYC, there’s a lot of good brewed coffee and I just wouldn’t put this in that same category. It’s a good corner spot if you live in the neighborhood.

                                                      26. NY

                                                        NYCChic

                                                        New York Area

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                        overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                        Very disappointed with wine and drink options Food was salty and not flavorful. Do not get the Bistro wings - too salty, fatty Fish Po Boy was ok 7 Cheese MAC and Cheese was good, a bit greasy but expected with 7 cheeses I’ve been here a few times fo dinner to give it a chance but it not worth the $$$ when there are so many resturant choices now in Harlem. Brunch is better

                                                      27. SK

                                                        ScottK

                                                        New York Area

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                        Very good food. Good service. Restaurant was extremely hot.

                                                      28. c

                                                        cd234

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 19, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Can't wait to go back and work our way thru the menu. First time here, spiked tea was delicious and food was awesome. Service was friendly and attentive. Very comfy and welcoming.

                                                      29. CR

                                                        CanonRider

                                                        New York Area

                                                        33 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        33 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 14, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        So glad to have Blvd Bistro on the "go to"'list. Brunch in Saturday with out of town friends was fantastic: great biscuit and sausage gravy; egg white omelette, breakfast sandwich with the same great biscuit and blueberry pancakes

                                                      30. K

                                                        Kimmie

                                                        New York Area

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 7, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great service, tasty food. My family dined here before a show at The Apollo. We live in Brooklyn, and it felt like quite the treat! I had the shrimp and grits, and they were some of the best I've had - creamy, healthy-sized shrimp, a little kick ... delish. 😉

                                                      31. o

                                                        opentableuser

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 1, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Really appreciated the free round of bellinis while waiting for a table. We had to wait for a little while (15 min) even thou we had a ressie. My friends and I really appreciated the gesture. Also our server was fantastic. We’ll be back def!!

                                                      32. PF

                                                        ProudFoodie

                                                        New York Area

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 29, 2017

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                        I have been to Blvd Bistro several times over the last few years (most recently back in February) and this is the first time I was disappointed in the food. Our appetizers, fried chicken sliders were good but our entrees: wood smoked chicken and Mississippi cornmeal crusted fish were both bland. This is a first for any Blvd entree I've ever tasted. It was completely absent of seasoning and my succotash was underwhelming. My daughter had the wood smoked chicken and mentioned it was bland as well. Our dessert choices were better, chocolate cake and the apple cobbler. It is my hope that it was an off night but I will stick to the occassional brunch.

                                                      33. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Houston

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 28, 2017

                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                        there were many things, we waited an hour for credit card machine to be seated , but even though we had cash, they waited an hour to accept cash, the fish was overpriced and had a stinge to it, later my stomach hurted, the appetizers were burnt, overall not a good experience, my husband grits were cold had to send them back , the brunch was 8/10 but dinner is 3/10.

                                                      34. s

                                                        senorita

                                                        New York Area

                                                        161 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        161 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 27, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                        we all loved the food and drink and service and atmosphere - all the fried food was light and outstanding, especially the okra - had to order a second round the biscuits with sweet butter were unbeatable would like to go back even if we are not going back to the Apollo on the same night!

                                                      35. d

                                                        dellhutch

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 24, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Enjoyed the brunch on sunday. Good service and food.

                                                      36. AF

                                                        AspiringFoodie

                                                        New York Area

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                        Solid brunch options and wonderful staff. I even met the head chef, who came out from the kitchen to say hello and chat with customers during one of my previous visits. As for menu items, highly recommend the catfish and grits and crab cake benedict. Also, the biscuits and maple honey butter are to die for!

                                                      37. LD

                                                        LaurieD

                                                        Chicago

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 17, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        Had a great brunch with my daughters. I couldn't decide between the pancakes and the biscuits, went with the biscuit sandwiches which were great. My daughter had the shrimp and grits. Pricey but the shrimp were cooked perfectly and the grits the best we have ever had. So creamy. Service wasv on point with server Halli appearing to be new, but she got answers for any ?s she couldn't answer. Constant refill of water and coffee. Want to go back for the pancakes next time I'm visiting!

                                                      38. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Classic Harlem dining experience...!!!

                                                      39. JC

                                                        JannC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined on September 10, 2017

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                        Food was excellent. Service was very good. Staff was very helpful, patient and caring with my husband who is somewhat disabled. However had a 11:30 reservation and after waiting 15 minutes was told we'd have to wait another 15 minutes. Unacceptable. After complaining we were seated. Restaurant is small and crowded and the music a little too loud. The food is BLVD s saving grace. Excellent brunch.

                                                      40. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on September 9, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great location - inside a townhouse, with a small outside seating/waiting area, very cozy. There were four of us, and three ordered shrimp & grits - delicious! Very creamy, cheesy and flavorful. My fried chicken was super crispy and not at all greasy. Could have used more salt/spices in the batter, though. Very nice wine and beer menu. The staff was absolutely amazing. So warm and friendly, quick and thorough. Wish other restaurants could take care of their customers like BLVD! Will be going back and recommending!

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