Café Boulud

4.7
2638 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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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Menu

    CA$95.00 per person

    Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2021

    Cafe Bouloud will be offering a Thanksgiving Set menu. Please see our website for details!

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
What 2638 people are saying
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MarinaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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StephenB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was OK. The food wasn’t spectacular or anything to rave about. However the desserts were yummy delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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EsraD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with a very polite waiter (Zac) and the food was excellent

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vipCheunger
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for convenient food if staying at the hotel.

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JohnpaulA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Keep in mind we don’t have a lot of French dining experience.

Ambiance, and service is TOP NOTCH. Irene/Airene I believe was our server. She was excellent.

Food wise - It was a little less than I expected.

Started with foie gras, and escargot. You can see how much technique went into the foie dish but it’s not very flavourful. To be honest I think the bread slices are cut too thick for this dish. The escargot app was good - the butter parsley sauce was delicious!

For mains we had the duck confit and the scallops.
Both beautifully prepared, and plated. They just didn’t wow me.
Scallops I thought was a bit cold. Could have used more salt. The confit was tender, the gravy was delicious - perfectly serviceable.

Desert we had: (I believe) rose ispahan and we had a chocolate cake dish (the name eludes me) both good.

Drinks - we had birds of a feather, very good. And a “four seasons” cocktail - overly sweet. I asked for something else and they kindly reserved me an old fashioned, which was perfect.

Overall - a lovely evening. I really want to be wowed by French cuisine, but the meal didn’t do it for me. It’s an expensive restaurant, owned by a world famous chef, in an expensive hotel so I wasn’t surprised by the bill.

That said - I think I’ll try again, on a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was impeccable and food was delicious.

Prices were relatively high compared to portions served.

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vipCdnFoodie
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, modern decor. Delicious, we’ll-presented food. Wonderful service.

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DivaDH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our server was amazing and very patient with us older folk

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mohammedk
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, never disappoints. The service was very attentive and the food was excellent, although the menu was limited with more brunch options than lunch, considering it was 1.45 pm. But apart from this, everything was top-notch.

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GeoffH
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, fantastic cocktails, and an ideal spot for a special occasion. Special thanks to the bartender for the excellent drinks.

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vipbrandc
Toronto
233 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals including the steak, duck confit, trout and cappelletti. The peary godmother cocktail was fantastic with a beautiful presentation! Service from Dennis was perfection as always.

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ryanm
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great! Furniture is really nice! Would go again!

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CdnFoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at Cafe Boulud for many years and every experience has been impeccable.

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KaeliS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Everything was fantastic. Can't wait to return.

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vipoutandabout
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A nice wine list with wines you don’t find everywhere (price range from $75 for a good white or red up to $6500 for a Petrus 2008). The appetizers were great (steak tartar and Nicoise salad). Halibut was the main of the day. Macarone for desert (a large on filled with whole raspberries and a cream), it was delicious. Not very busy, nice upscale atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best! I had a solo lunch here after my massage upstairs and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, the waiter(s) were the nicest group of people I’ve encountered at a restaurant in a long time and since I casually brought up my birthday was in a couple of days and they brought me out the Ispahan macaron. I will 100% be coming back and I encourage you all to try it. The four seasons is such a jewel and never disappoints.

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Fatih
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. One of the best dessert menus in Toronto

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was good , our first server could of been better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipETorontois
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business/personal brunch.
Service, ambiance and food were top level!

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SamF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very accomodating of allergies. Food was excellent as well, I really liked the crepes.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, first time here! Ask for Dennis, perfect complement of food, atmosphere and paced meal. Great suggestions and guidance throughout. Well done!

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vipKianaR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Perfect for a date night.

CJ
vipChrisJauslin
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with the best staff in the city. Thanks for taking care of us Dennis.

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cutie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch

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vipTiffanyY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The waiter kept interrupting us mid conversation, and presented the bill without being asked. We left after he presented the bill and walked over to Sassafraz for drinks and chats. Why were they rushing us out, I do not understand .

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Charles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bartender is very good. would definitely recommend brunch time.

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ToughCanadian
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We thought we were going to an exceptional brunch, what a disappointment…plain decor, poor service (the server did not even bother to ask if we like the food), very plain food 9the fruit plate is cafeteria style…where is the touch of chef Bolud? Do not waste $150 for 2 for such a poor brunch.

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 2638 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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