Café Boulud

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Café Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s reimagined French Brasserie located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, Toronto. The restaurant serves a seasonally changing menu rooted in French tradition, highlighting both bistro classics and contemporary dishes inspired by Chef Daniel’s family meals in Lyon. A gleaming rotisserie is used to slow-roast chicken à la broche, whole lobster, and even rum-scented pineapple. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and offer brunch on Sundays. Designed by Martin Brudnizki of London. The vintage-inspired ambiance is highlighted by a comfortable lounge and wraparound banquettes, a dining counter, and a semi-private room that accommodates up to eight guests. The restaurant has received several accolades since its renovation including Best Restaurant in Canada at the Notable Awards and Canada's Hundred Best Restaurants. @CafeBouludTO #CafeBoulud
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience for special dinner. Staff very attentive but unobtrusive. Preordered off menu item, which was recognized upon arrival.

b
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Cafe Boloud.

Everything was great!

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the French Toast and it was delicious. Would definitely return to try their breakfast menu again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weekend brunch was great. Would be nice if breakfast options were available during brunch. More dessert options would be nice

SV
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal we had was exquisite. I highly recommend the foie gras, rotisserie chicken, french onion soup and molten lava cake. The highlight was the foie gras two ways. They also have a great sommelier that recommend a nice French white wine.

Our waiter Zachary was kind, attentive and knowledgeable. I would return for sure and I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal, warm atmosphere and friendly service.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was tasty but service was slow and not amazing.

FS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service extremely slow. Entrees served separately with 2 people having to wait at least 5 minutes for their entrees after the other 3 were served. Entrees were cold.
Very disappointed as this is one of our favourite establishments.

V
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, masterful food

SM
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dining experience was very good, but could have been outstanding if we were served promptly. We waited 10 minutes to be seated and almost 20 minutes for our server after we were seated, yet the restaurant only had a few diners inside. Don't let this deter you from a fantastic meal because the food quality is excellent.

SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is expensive, but the food is amazing! I had the short ribs with red-wine poached eggs, served on sour dough toast and the stick toffee pudding for dessert.

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Terrible service. They sat as at a table that was too small even though they had larger tables - we asked to be moved but they said they were reserved. No one was ever seated in those tables during our entire meal. Also, you can't order a la carte...you need to order a min of two items a dessert or appetizer along with your entrée. My main meal (eggs benedict) were enough - I didn't want a dessert or appetizer. We ended up ordering food we didn't even want. Poor service. Manager asked how we enjoyed ourselves - I was honest...not rude and her response was sorry and walked off. Worst Four Seasons experience of my life!

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French cuisine. I would say the price point is fairly extravagant given the size of the dishes.

KI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experienes my wife and I have ever enjoyed! From beginning to end the entire time we spent at the restaurant was truly wonderful. Many thanks!! kp

KK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Their brunch special for the holidays was way too expensive for what they offered. 2-course was $66 plus Tax = $74.58 and 3-course was $74 plus tax = $83.62. This wasn't a "white table cloth" restaurant and the service was okay. I wouldn't spend money here for brunch. I was very disappointed.

The wrapped pastry pigeon was really good but wasn't served with anything else on the plate. It was off the menu because they had an event the night before and they had some leftovers. The spelt bread layered with soft cheese, fruit and maple-pecans was very hard to cut through (bread was very stale).

KM
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great food and great service in beautiful restaurant.

e
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful place for a weekend brunch or a get together with friends/family.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

New Year’s Eve. Food was excellent but music too loud for fine dining.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening! Food was amazing! GF options for my wife! Service was outstanding as well. Overall a great experience!
JD

DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best in Toronto

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and good French cuisine. Good for Americans to visit who are looking for a unique experience

Y
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for festive brunch with a girl friend on Dec29 and food was beyond awesome! Ordered mimosas, beef tartare, eggs meurette (foie gras, two poached eggs, braised ribs in a sourdough bread slice with red wine sauce) it was sooo yummy! Ended with molten chocolate cake. Great way to celebrate my birthday!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual.

BA
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch for my sister was excellent. We enjoyed an exvelkent meal with the usual quality service. Our desserts were beautifully presented and we also enjoyed the birthday Madelines. Always a treat to spend special occasions at Cafe Boulud. Happy New Year to all.

T
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wasn’t my first time and definitely won’t be my last. We go there on a regular basis because Boulud’s dishes are always outstanding. The place is cozy and the service is always great. The prices are more than fair and all meals are delicious.

LW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service and wines. I would recommend it highly

s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality taste not so impressive! Meat overcooked. Dessert soso

b
Toronto
215 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas celebration at Cafe Boulud! The three-course offerings were varied with something for everyone. The foie gras, kuri soup, steak tartare, venison and duck confit were all beautifully prepared and presented. Everything was delicious. The desserts were exquisite--a treat for the eyes and palate! Excellent wine pairing suggested by Jules. Cremildo provided gracious and attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect Christmas Eve dinner!

TF
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Generally the quality of the food was up good, especially the steak just melts in your mouth. French onion soup and Baked Alaska didn't disappoint. One thing that could have improved was service. We had our server but he was too busy serving other tables and didn't check up on us every now and then.

LA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific😊👍
The staff are wonderful, entirely professional. Excellent food.

PK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent and the food delicious. We will eat there again

FF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truffle special so a special menu - and tournedos Rossini a very special taste treat, perfectly prepared, exactly as ordered.

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Didn’t realize it was a fixed price menu, which is my own fault for not reading ahead. Appetizer and brunch main for 66$. Generous portions for the mains, however appetizers were quite small. Service and ambiance was great

NA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of its main menu ''canard'' is always superb.
NY

J
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first dining experience at Cafe Boulud after thoroughly enjoying their lunch menu on several occasions. Their dining menu didn’t disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. For appetizers, we ordered the beetroot salad and calamar frit. Our mains were the seared tuna and rotisserie chicken. Food, presentation, ambience and service were outstanding. I have to acknowledge Deon who helped make our experience so enjoyable. Looking forward to our next visit!

N
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointing lunch, food was mediocre and the waiter absent and not attentive.
For the prices on this menu service should be outstanding all the time. And then one might notice a little less the banal flavors of the food

AK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

(Copied from Google review) On Sunday afternoon we attended a highly enjoyable Tafelmusik concert and decided to have dinner in Toronto before returning home. We chose Café Boulud in the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, based upon strong online recommendations. While my wife went for vegetarian offerings I chose the flat iron steak with frites which was attractively plated and included Béarnaise sauce on the side rather than soaking the steak and fries. For dessert we shared a delicious Calvados apple soufflé. It is so nice to see light (weight not calories) desserts on the menu - a perfect ending for a great meal. The service in this restaurant is first rate. (this venue has WiFi)

PN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Lovely Sunday afternoon brunch...many choices ...delicious.
Our friends enjoyed it as well. We Are from niagara on the lake and totally enjoyed our visit
To the four seasons cafe Boulud.

MH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Service is excellent, food is not good, not matching the price at all.

PU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Fine if you want something fast/convenient. Service is akin to calling an offshore tech help centre: fake smiles and a lot of "thank you sir, yes sir, yes of course sir" without any actual knowledge of actual serving etiquette.

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