Café Boulud

4.7
2659 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful service was fantastic and the wine was perfect!

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vipDandT
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable dinner with old friends - everything top-notch, including the service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service

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Peter
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice 'cafe' style restaurant. Simple menu with a few items but well put together. Service was faster than I expected (food came quickly), but I think that was due to the 'cafe' style. Think it would be a great brunch place. Good value. Will go back.

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vipbrandc
Toronto
234 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fantastic dining experience at Cafe Boulud! We enjoyed the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Each one of our family members tried a different appetizer and entree and everything was delicious. Zack provided excellent, attentive service as did Dennis and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals in a lovely atmosphere.

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Sherry
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe Boulud for the Thanksgiving menu and everything was first rate. The selection was excellent and the quality of both the lamb and venison were top notch. The service was perfect with the right amount of time between each course. The ending of maple whiskey profiteroles could not be beat. The addition of dark chocolate sauce made this dessert outstanding. We will go back there again before next Thanksgiving.

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tfo2000
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Thanksgiving prix fixe. I had the turkey roulade while my wife had the venison. The venison was quite excellent, well prepared and no “gamey” taste at all. The roulade was tasty. Pricey, but you are paying to eat at the Four Seasons with farm fresh ingredients and precise preparation/presentation of the food. The tables were well spaced out and safety protocols were observed, so we felt comfortable and safe. Service was friendly, efficient, professional and quick. A most memorable dinner for us. Thanks!

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Iann
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was very poor. The soup was cold the venison bland

TG
TanyaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always top notch. We very much enjoyed our breakfast!

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ElaineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a special friend's birthday. The service and food were beyond outstanding!! We celebrate her birthday here every year and look forward to coming back. Thank you!

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We always loved coming here for a special occasion but prices have jumped WAY up.
We used to LOVE their Steak Frites but it's now chips- just not the same. Food is good and service is excellent but sadly we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tastes amazing!

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Marie
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely casual place to gather with in the Yorkville area.

JD
JaneD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my lunch salads but await the return of the Lyonnaise

MD
MissD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lunch Menu was ok, most options are the same from previous visit. Food seems to be bland compare to before the pandemic. I really want to like this place because we’ve been coming here for years. The service is always great and staffs are like family but the standard of food has changed which turns out to be really disappointing and sad to realize.

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vipFamof4
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Took my daughter for a birthday brunch. Good food, good service with one big hitch that had us feeling rushed. We were running a bit late due to bad traffic. Called the restaurant 25 minutes prior to our reservation time to say we’d unfortunately be late and asked if they could hold our reservation. We were bluntly told no, and that the table would be released after 15 min regardless of my call requesting a few extra minutes. We fortunately did arrive within the 15 minute grace period.

If not for the fact that it was a special occasion and I didn’t want to ruin my daughter’s birthday, I would have cancelled. It should be noted that there were several empty tables around us for the duration of our meal (not just the empty tables required for social distancing). They weren’t fully booked or under any pressure to release our reserved table.

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MattE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stopped in for a Saturday morning breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was great - the buttermilk pancakes and omelette were both very well done. The one hitch to be aware of is that you’ll pay well more than you would at other places with similar quality - still, that’s to be expected given the name and location, and i’ll acknowledge that it can be hard to elevate some breakfast dishes beyond a certain point. The ambiance and elegant decor both added to the experience. Given another chance, I would come back, but for the brunch rather than breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, great food and good service in an upscale, but not stuffy, atmosphere.

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Poor
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and services. Our server was very knowledgeable about the various dishes and gave excellent recommendations.

The Café Boulud is located at the Four Seasons Hotel so the ambiance was excellent and the food served was first class.

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LuFerreira
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in Café Boulud here, in Toronto. But I already went to Daniel and Café Boulud in New York. As always, the food was impeccable and sublime. The service, very efficient, helpful and amicable. I'm very happy to have a high-quality restaurant close to home.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and attention to detail!

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DamienJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outsanding as well as the service. The waiter was very professional and attentive. Above all expectations within a fair reasonable price
Will definitely go again :)
thanks to the 4 seasons staff to make this moment a great time.

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vipEmilyM
Montreal
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family brunch at the Café. We ordered the pancakes and avocado toast and a few other items. Everything was fresh, hot, delicious and served at a nice pace and on time. Walter was attentive but did not rush us. The meal was an excellent experience. I usually go here for brunch when I’m in town.

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NaomiC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was in the far right corner booth, so we felt most comfortable there distance wise. Our waiter was superb but I can't remember his name. He did not rush us & was most accommodating to our wishes.
I would like to know the table number of our table as I would choose to sit there next visit.
By the way, the food was very good, especially the chicken & steak tartare.
Also our choice of wine & Martinis great!

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vipSimbo
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was great. Delicious food and attentive service. Overpriced for what you get but overall, a great experience.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with my boyfriend and the service was phenomenal. They usually have a 1.5 hour seating time but we mentioned that we wanted to stay for the brunch menu and they directed us to the lounge area, where we stayed for almost 3 hours. It's quieter and less hectic this area, as well.

There was a slight (very honest) mistake with one of my orders and I ended up getting a small allergic reaction, however they were so kind and constantly made sure I was taken care of.

I would go back simply for the service and the environment. The food (we went for brunch) was great, however the service trumps even the food here in my opinion.

Remember to make a reservation!

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hypi
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food items were perfect, from appetizer to dessert to the wine.

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vipJuttaG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick and friendly service. Food was good though limited choice.

MF
MarinaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Great ambience for intimate conversations, celebrating an anniversary or a date. Service was great and friendly.
Would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone who enjoys fine dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely, they made me feel very welcome as I was in my own.

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GreatNightOut
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's everything you expect from a Daniel Boloud restaurant, everything was wonderful.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Exceeded our (high) expectations. Excellent service, ambience, and food.

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Kathy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch with menu items a little different but very tasty and well presented. Service was warm and inviting. We will not hesitate to returm again.

GB
vipGraceB
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food was delicious.

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vipCanadian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service of any restaurant I have ever eaten at. Have been there many times. Four is consistently superb.

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DavidA
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and or server were wonderful. Excellent meal!

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ChristineO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I enjoy this restaurant, but having to send back a drink, carve away the cores of my tomatoes, having 2 small cubes of avocado in my tomato & avocado salad, & essentially a soup & salad lunch costing $95 has made me decide to come less - although I will come!

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AnthonyM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Breakfast was enjoyable. The Florentine omelette was perfectly cooked and complimented nicely by a small salad. Service was first class. Would definitely return.

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vipyyzinthecity17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally well prepared food. Yes, it’s pricey. For a special occasion really enjoyable and the ingredients and care put into everything is truly wonderful. Have the fish. Seriously.

FM
vipFoodieMAH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. I visited again today for lunch as well and also had a great time.

FAQs

Café Boulud offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 963-6000.

Café Boulud is rated 4.7 stars by 2659 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.

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