Boulevard Five72

4.7
1393 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Boulevard Five72 is a New American Restaurant and Banquet Facility conveniently located in the center of Kenilworth. We are proud to announce that since our opening at the end of August 2008 , Boulevard Five72 has gained a reputation as one of the finest restaurants and caterers in our area. The Star Ledger named us runner up for the "Best New Restaurant in New Jersey for 2008" and the New Jersey Monthly just listed us as one of the top 22 Restaurants that you must try! Lastly, we received a review of 3 and 1/2 stars from the Star Ledger in October of 2008.

Boulevard Five72 offers a Contemporary American Menu with Global influences under the direction of Executive Chef and owner Scott Snyder. We have a beautiful lounge, offering a full Bar as well as an extensive Wine List. Our Main Dining Room seats up to 60 guests, our Private Wine Room seats up to 25 guests and our Banquet Room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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Luvtheater1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding, and our server, David, was wonderful, professional, friendly, and very attentive. He, as well as the chef, were very accommodating to our specific needs. We can’t wait to come back! It is always a gastronomic delight. The entire staff is fantastic!

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Jenna
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second visit for brunch and it was even better this time. The prix fixe menu was fantastic, everything looked and tasted delicious. The service was amazing as were the Bellinis! My friends and I have decided to make this our official brunch spot! We will definitely be back.

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vipMGKMGK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service Staff needs work. In this day and age of Covid, I would not be surprised if the staff is new and not fully trained. Bus boy put butter dish down on my companion's menu while he was reading it, another was asked for mayo for the fries and disappeared, only to walk by and be asked again (he forgot). Main waiter put chiller bucket at the far corner of table so neither of us could reach it to pour drink. He appeared sporadically so we finally put liquid on the table so we could pour our own. He then disappeared for nearly 20 minutes as we were trying to inquire about dessert. Another waiter told us he left for dinner. Then we saw him serving tables in another room. Hostess/Owner finally was flagged and she graciously resolved issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, priced appropriately for quality and good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have had thanksgiving here for 10 years and can’t wait for next thanksgiving! we get the family dinner. about 20 different items and all are perfectly prepared. from the pumpkin ravioli, to the turkey and stuffing, to the apple pie. yummy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was pricy but good. Ambience isn’t what I would expect from a higher price restaurant. The interior is average at best and the music was some random radio station. It felt like a was being served higher end food in a diner.

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vipMerB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was incredible. The crab appetizer with avocado was amazing!

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MillyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to eat here yesterday with one of my best friends and as soon as we were seated, we were met with one the the funniest waiters. I’m sorry I don't remember his name but he had a great personality, was attentive, and had my bestie and I chuckling every time. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS. Between the scallops, pulled short rib, and crab meat cannelloni, we were so impressed. Great value for the price.

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vipGregT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter David was amazing!

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vipEATSOUTALOT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time in a while . Great wine , reasonably priced. Food was very good. Service was slightly below normal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
302 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner Saturday night at Boulevard Five72 .The food and service was wonderful. We will be back.

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vipMichael
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After 2 years we finally return. Absolutely wonderful! David our waiter was his usual terrific self. Food was rocking good

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Bella05
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrating my wife’s birthday and we wanted to support the local restaurants. What a pleasant surprise to have a gem of a restaurant so close to our area. The restaurant decor was cozy and the menu items was plenty enough to satisfy a vegan or carnivore🙂 BUT I always say it what’s in the inside the counts. The staff was welcoming and the service was friendly - one of the reasons we would patronize Boulevard five 72 in Kenilworth 🤙

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Sande
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated in the “wine room”, as the table was a bit more comfortable for my husband, all due to the extra consideration given to us by the attentive hostess. We were served and “cared for” by David H. who, without question, had to be one of the most adept and knowledgeable waiters we have ever enjoyed being served by!

This is not our first time dining here…it is definitely a fine restaurant, but tonight’s dinner was exceptional!

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vipjavmal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many months hiding out at home since the pandemic, we dressed up for a night out at a fine dining restaurant. The waiter was knowledgeable and provided great service. We enjoyed drinks, appetizers, entree and desert. With great food, great service and a moderate ambience, I definitely recommend it.

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BklynRose
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great. was seated immediately once my party arrived. loved the atmosphere and the portions are generous.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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AlbertY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around. Waiter was knowledgeable and recommendations were great. we largely stuck with the seafood and it was terrific, particularly the seafood risotto which was absolutely perfect. Cocktails were also great, particuarly the Jersey Peach and Boulevard Kiss, and we also enjoyed dessert.

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redadonis
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Firstly, though I reside 30 miles from 572, it is my favorite restaurant in the State. The food is always great. However, the service has slipped for obvious reasons so the dining experience wasn't quite the same. My wife ate their two weeks earlier and had a wonderful lunch but for the service.

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PhilipK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer, main courses, and dessert were excellent. The server was professional and unobtrusive.

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vipbones
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Great drinks. David our favorite waiter always takes good care of us.

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vipLmk442
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here, everything is wonderful!!

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vipTommyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been back in awhile since covid. The food was exemplary and and the service that Dave H. provided was outstanding as usual. Dave treats you as if you are family...perhaps even better....lol. His wit, charm, recall and attention to detail is what defines a dining experience.

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vipMXFlash
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Mostly very good food. Some refinement needed. One salad was a bit overdressed. The beef tartare was either uninformed or too creative. Chicken and squid salad both very good. Drinks were good. Outdoor dining area a bit sad. Servers were very nice and attentive.

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Lian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food amazing the service was outstanding!

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FabFifty
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lunch menu online is not accurate. Prices much higher in restaurant. Two of five entrees ordered were not as described, ie, missing key ingredients. Server never mentioned that substitutions were being made (at time or ordering, or upon serving the meal). When pointed out, he said "we didn't get that ingredient in today's delivery." Menu was paper - so describing entrees accurately would have easily fixable, or server could have mentioned it at time of ordering. For example, instead of a kale ceasar salad, romaine lettuce was used. Did they think we wouldn't notice? Definitely would have ordered differently had the info been shared in a timely fashion. Others in group thought food was "fine" or "really good" but overpriced. A lovely restaurant, but doubt I'll go back.

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JohnnaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great! love the craft cocktails and always innovative cousine!

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vipnbfoodies
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service has always been very good. The food is tasty, cooked perfectly, and presented well. The wine and liquor list is varied enough so that any drinkers should be able to find something they like.

Parking can sometimes be an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Sampled all of the oysters with my boyfriend, they were all amazing. We both agreed that blue point were our favorite oysters. He had the Steak and it was great. I had the salmon which I highly recommend. Drinks are great as well. Service was phenomenal. All waiters were attentive and asked if we needed anything. Not just my waiter. Ambiance inside was great, outside not so much. Overall I enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, grilled octopus and shrimp salad was delicious as was the roasted chicken dinner.

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manalapan5
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was very good, dinner was good, not fantastic. The biggest problem was our credit cards kept getting declined because their cc terminal or WiFi was not working. This was happening with everyone not just us. Finally after 25 minutes the server made a copy of my cc and drivers license which I wasn’t happy about but wanted to get out of there so I agreed to do so. Ruined the evening as it was about 30 minutes of waiting around to pay.

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LonnyF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We should have left when we first walked in the restaurant smelled HORRIBLE! Like mold and old fish. We ended up eating outside.
The service was good, but the Hostess to the waiters & busboys all seemed like they didn't want to be there. NO SMILES. The specialty drink I got was so disappointing. The appetizers were the only decent thing we ordered. I got the duck and it was absolutely horrible! This was supposed to be a farm-to-table restaurant but I will never go here ever again! The duck was overcooked. the sweet potatoes were spicy and made it seem like a fall/winter dish that I was eating In the summer.
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

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AliciaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave is the best. Knowledgeable, personable and terrific!

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victoria
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch with a friend. The salmon was delicious and so was the dessert. The waitperson was nice and answered all of our questions. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipThomasN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to go!!! You'll enjoy the whole dining experience. Have been there many times and enjoy it more and more ech time.

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sonofdad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for a special occasion

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AngelaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and at atmosphere was great! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMagoosmeals
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Once upon a time this must have been an incredible dining experience. Covid (or the neighborhood) haven't been kind. Interior faded and service (even though on a Friday night the place nearly empty) uneven. In a large room seated where we were privy to every moment of a "boys' night out" celebration in the private dining room.
Endive/beet salad great as was the special cerviche appetizer. Companion's filet perfect my veal chop special surprisingly inedible though may be due to my request for cooking it rare since the sauce and sides very good. Dessert likely from outside and dissappointing. Wine list incredibly short, standard, and cheap. Given the lack of business long pause between courses frankly inexcusable. Wait staff clearly trying but needs better supervision/training. Whomever in kitchen appears to be equally trying. If newly opened would say "give it a go and be patient" but this is a restaurant that needs an infusion of knowledgeable expertise and cash.

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vipShenneS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love everything about this restaurant!

FAQs

Boulevard Five72 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 709-1200.

Boulevard Five72 is rated 4.7 stars by 1393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.