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
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Je m’attendais à plus. J’avais connu le même restaurant à New York dont j’ai un meilleur souvenir. À ce prix, on s’attendrait à une meilleure préparation et cuisson des plats. Sole décevante. Service très attentionné si on exclut le cafouillage du vestiaire qui ne retrouvait plus nos manteaux.

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TF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was amazing but the service was not up to par with a Restaurant of this quality and price.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adrian was amazing!

IM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server professional and was present but not overbearing. Atmosphere was lovely and not too loud. Delicious and well priced for the portions we received overall it was a fantastic experience and I would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food as always was fantastic. The service was terrible. We had to ask to: order, get more bread, never offered Parmesan for my pasta, had to ask for more water, had to ask for the bill!!! Sadly not the usual fantastic Cafe Boulud experience.

A
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time celebrating my mother’s birthday. Would definitely celebrate something there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!! So fresh and put together nicely. Would go again

AD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a great experience @ Cafe Boulud - both service and food are excellent, very pleasant environment.

EM
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip to Cafe Boulud in 2 weeks - both times celebrating with family and friends. The service, food, ambience were outstanding - matched only by the attention to detail. The staff's willingness and desire to accommodate made for two most extraordinary meals. Thank you!! With your help - I was a hero!! Everyone was so grateful to be dining at Cafe Boulud!!
I'm hoping they remember where to take me when it's my birthday or other celebration.

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had the breakfast menu which had good variety. The food was excellent - fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and good. For what it was it was a little pricey but you’re paying for the atmosphere, experience, and service.

l
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Music was too loud and not necessary! Service and food excellent. Ambiance? to be desired!

EU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was awful!!! You must train your staff to be more efficient....friendliness is not enough!!! They must learn to communicate better with kitchen staff! Our 1 pm reservation took till 3 .30 and even though the manager was apologetic and comped our meal ,my daughters birthday celebration was very disappointing ( to say the least)we have been to many Four Seasons hotels and restaurants all over the world and certainly expected better.

H
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have dined at Cafe Boulud several times and always for special occasions. This time was thanksgiving with out of country visitors. The food was very good but the service was very slow unfortunately.

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly lovely Thanksgiving and Anniversary dining experience. Prix Fixe menu selections proved ideal all round, our table was just right, and our waiter and all attendant staff top notch in every way. The price was commensurate with a special night out event, but the evening was worth every cent. We will happily repeat and recommend over again.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The meal was good, not great. And it was expensive. After the prix fix menu, we ordered coffee. Just plain coffee - nothing fancy. When we looked at the bill, the charge for each cup was $7. We found that price insulting, frankly and we felt gouged. We knew it would be an expensive evening, but that charge for a basic coffee was over the top. We decided to not return because of it.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, lamb shank was a generous amount. Vibe was right and fairly quiet considering a packed house. Left very happy this past weekend. Would definitely recommend

M
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best thanksgiving decision of life. Everything was beyond perfect. Four Seasons really knows how to provide quality in every sense of the word!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Thanksgiving brunch. The place was loud. It took over 45 minutes to get to the first course followed by another 45 minutes to get to the second. And this was brunch with pretty typical items like steak and eggs, omelettes and burgers. Yes there were some finer dishes like bacon wrapped cod which was great. The waiter was super nice and quite efficient but the kitchen was unforgivably slow.

NM
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with every experience we’ve had at Cafe Boulud, our thanksgiving brunch meal was amazing and they went above and beyond to make it memorable, comfortable and delicious. They are always incredibly accommodating and entertaining to our infant son, whose first birthday we celebrated there with the thanksgiving brunch! They are so wonderful to us as a family, they brought food for the baby quickly and offered plenty of activities to keep him happy and occupied! Our food was absolutely delicious, the ‘turducken’ special appetizer for thanksgiving was inventive and delicious! Again, service and food are always the best quality and we will continue to always come to cafe Boulud to celebrate any special occasion! Thanks for always being consistently wonderful!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late and the staff squeezed us into a busy schedule. Lovely waiter and service.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was all good !

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I celebrated my mom's birthday at here, specially came here for the baked alaska but also ended up having the foie gras au torchon. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. Our server was a very pleasant older guy who made sure we enjoyed our meal.

I would recommend this place especially if you want to celebrate special occasions!

EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak for 2 was incredible, cooked to perfection. Included is 2 sides which is nice compared to paying for them. Highly recommend

D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! One of the best in Toronto! And great for babies!! Our 2 year old loves his sippy cup and colouring while mommy and daddy enjoy their mimosas :)

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch is nourishing and truly a calorific indulgence.

DT
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely 2-hour lunch with good friends - excellent food, superb cocktails and top-notch service

b
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chicken!!!

s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food and atmosphere of a sophisticated fist class hotel

AH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies night out and we had a wonderful time

OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I did not enjoy my last experience. The service was terrible. He was a lovely man but he took way to long. He forgot my drink and the food took forever. Even the woman next to us complained as her food took far to long.

I ordered the steak tartare and croque madame and they were both just ok. The tartare has no flavour and quite honestly the croque was boring. Definitely not the standards I’m use to at Cafe Boulud.

I do love the new look. Much fresher.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an absolutely fabulous experience. I would recommend Cafe Boulud to everyone.

J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great expect for the front of house staff (hostesses). When I gave my name they confirmed the number of guests was 2, but I had booked in for 3.i corrected them and informed them it was for 3 people (as all 3 of us were standing there). They didn't really say much, took us to a table for 2. I told the hostess again, that the reservation was for 3 people. Rather then being apologetic, she simply said "you booked for 2". This type of service is unacceptable for this type of restaurant. I was made to feel that I had made a mistake, when in fact I had not. I quickly pulled up my reservation on open table to only confirm I made it for 3. I was not impressed at all. Won't be going back.

BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. DBar noise was a bit of an issue.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good.

KY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Boulud was a wonderful experience. The food is expertly prepared and very satisfying. The service is excellent and the ambience was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal in a upscale setting. The service was impeccable.

LL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a delicious brunch. Aside from a minor blip which was corrected, everything was amazing. Can't wait for our return visit one day

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I love this restaurant but the service was terrible. They took forever to clear the plates and I had to ask for the check twice. Completely ridiculous

RM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a wonderful evening. Zachary our waiter was very professional and it was obvious he took great pride in the quality of service he provides. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend the lobster pasta. Can't wait until my next visit

JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful desk staff and excellent waiters. Consistently good food. We love the restaurant, are frequent guests as we live in the neighbourhood. Our only main bug bear is noise levels. Can something be done about noise permeating upwards from D Bar, below?

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