Café Boulud

4.7
2679 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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Cafe Boulud will be offering a 5 course New Years Eve Menu for $190. Details can be found at cafeboulud.com/toronto/menus. Given 9pm last call requirements, Cafe Boulud will be offering one seating between 6pm and 6:30pm so guests can have a 3hr seating.

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SheilaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Spinach Omelettes were very disappointing. Almost flavourless. Burgers and smoked salmon tartines were good. Service was OK but not up to the Four Seasons’ normal standard.

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Woody
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely setting with lovely food but they unfortunately forgot one of our meals. We had to put effort into then waving to get anyone's attention and then it didn't seem like such a big deal. We then sat waiting for our guest food to be made and there was no apology and the waiter oddly tried to make out it was intentional to have 3 guest sitting with food waiting for the 4th to arrive. Having cold food slightly took the shine out of what could have been a perfect breakfast

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Derek
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great french cuisine. Wonderful beet salad and the steak frites was perfect. Wine choices well-priced. Fun people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding evening with great service and wonderful food. Every course was a delight. Kudos to Julie Garton wine director who assisted us in choosing some wonderful wines without breaking the bank.

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Tris
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, as expected. Service was a little dry but that’s what they were going for. Cool champagne special, very happy with what we ordered.

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Elvire
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, quiet and beautiful. Nice for a weekend brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I’ve been to Cafe Boulud before and had a wonderful time.
I don’t know what happened this time , but the food was actually disgusting!
Like, the worst
The worst steak in my life-a grizzle slab- sent it back
The worst duck my wife ever had-mostly a slice of fat
The Tuna tartar must have been sitting for a week
And a $430 bill
What????
Huge price increase over COVID
No thank you

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DavidO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was impeccable, Denis was outstanding server and menu selections were perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. The room was comfortable and elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, our server was wonderful

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Thought4food
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A high end bistro with touches of innovation. Excellent food in a place comfortable for a special occasion like an anniversary. A wee bit noisy but not enough to spoil things.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had the rudest waiter and the fried chicken was raw. Would never return, there are much nicer restaurants in yorkville with nicer staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Four seasons never fails. Food is always delicious and well cooked with excellent service. A solid brunch spot.

CA
ChefAsh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Meeting my girlfriends parents. Perfect venue. Brunch was delicious and sizeable. I had the berry tartine which was a delicious slab of toast with beautiful fruit and walnuts. That was followed with the steak and eggs. Everything was prepared perfectly. Everything happened more or less when it needed to with the although it was slow service overall.

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vipFoodie25
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waiter was terrible at breakfast today. On every level.

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EatalyPatron
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so wonderful dining in the cafe again with great food, great service and great ambiance. Over breakfast we were tentatively waited on by Vincent

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LillyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food., great atmosphere, but the only thing is that it is very loud from the music that comes from downstairs

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, service, service..and pretty fantastic food as well!!

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vipSharonN
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite place in Yorkville. I have been here for brunch and dinner numerous times and I love it every single time!

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BrianL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. And food delivery was sequenced perfectly

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Showmetheyummy
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful with suggestions and provided great service.

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vipDandT
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service

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Peter
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
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
236 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
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
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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TanyaG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElaineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
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

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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.

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 2679 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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