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Boulevard Bistro

281 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday closed
Tuesday closed until 5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday - Friday Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday Dinner 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: closed for dinner
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Phone number
(212) 678-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Swepson
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Cross street
W 122nd Street
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Public transit
2/3 Train to 125th Street
A/B/C/D train to 125th Street
M102 bus and M7 bus
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 281 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Happyanyway (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

AshleyG (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

DisappointedNYC (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Jasmine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Mike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Jeanz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

vipsandrag (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

vipjenniferR (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

DaveS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Oxford)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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