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About Café Boulud

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.

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60 Yorkville Ave
Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Sunday Brunch

Breakfast – 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Lunch – 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Dinner – 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday Brunch – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bar Same hours as Dining Room

Cross Street:
Bay & Yorkville

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 963-6000

Website:
http://www.cafeboulud.com/toronto

Entertainment:
Experience d|bar, our spirited lounge on the ground floor serving an array of classic and creative cocktails, and a diverse menu of complete meals and small plates. A DJ spins tunes every night except Sunday from 10:00PM until close.

Catering:
The entire restaurant may be bought out for private lunches or dinners.

Parking Details:
Available at a preferred discounted rate for dining guests.

Public Transit:
Bloor-Yonge Subway station

Executive Chef:
Sylvain Assié

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We maintain a monthly schedule of wine dinners and special culinary events. Please visit www.cafeboulud.com/toronto for more information.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Happy Valentines Day!
We will be offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $132 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
In order to ensure the highest quality of service for all guests, we will be offering 2 hours per dining reservation for parties of 2.

Café Boulud Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Great for Lunch (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Business Meals (32)
Romantic (32)
Great for Brunch (24)
Hot Spot (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Authentic (20)
Casual (19)
People Watching (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
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Live Music (2)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Good bistro but great staff and service !

If you mindset is bistro comfort and setting you won’t be disappointed

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

My mom and I came here for my 21st birthday dinner, and everything was spectacular. Service was amazing; food was amazing; very accommodating. We ordered the rose champagne to start, 2 glasses, a bottle of the 2010 Barolo (excellent), and while this is a bit of a splurge dinner, it is excellent. Definitely will be here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good food and attentive service but it's loud and the tables are too close together for my liking.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I am afraid to say that in my opinion this restaurant is somewhat overrated. If you want to eat a meal in an elegant place such as the 4-seasons, with a door-person opening the door and greeting you - this is the place for you of course. The place seems to cater to a younger but moneyed crowd, and is rather noisy - perhaps this is what one refers to as "ambience"?...
The evening began with an annoying experience: We specifically asked for a quite table when we booked (online) and reiterated this request when they called me on the phone to confirm our booking a day before. When we arrived we realized that they were going to place us next to a table set for 10-12 people. In other words, our request was ignored - twice. To their credit - after trying twice to convince us that it is going to be fine, they did move us a bit away from this large group.
Our waiter was a bit on the pushy side and did not allow enough time to discuss and decide on what we would want to order. Moreover his recommendations for side dishes to accompany the main course did not work that well and in my opinion were in fact unnecessary. If you want to try Lyonnaise food -go to Lyon if you can (and I am speaking from experience).
The food was fine though not outstanding. The desert however was lovely and light and was a good ending to a heavy meal.
In short - I'm glad I tried this not-so-cheap restaurant. It was OK and we had good time with our friends. But I doubt that I will get out of my way to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Love the decor and look of this restaurant. Food was great - had a yummy soup and salad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a place we go to very often and look forward to going back - great food and great service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I highly recommend the Quenelle with lobster cognac sauce but it is only available at dinner or Sunday brunch
Oysters are also excellent
Mike is a very amiable and knowledgeable server
Although much improved as a “bistro” as opposed to the “fine dining” ambiance it was before, I find it better here for lunch unless you go early for pre-theatre supper, as evenings get a bit too noisy with the dining room open to the bar and music below

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was great... The duck (both courses) were great and the grand Marnier souflee was a delicious old school touch...

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Not much selection for the main course. We enjoyed the excellent service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great spot for NYDay brunch. Good menu selection. Warm and energetic vibe, but not overly so.

Tip: If you are going to order the braised short ribs and eggs, ask for "easy on the sauce" because the amount the chef put on my plate left an overwhelming, thick, red wine reduction flavour on every bite including the eggs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was overpriced for the quality. I specifically made the reservation for 4 adults and 1 infant and they were not prepared and took 15 minutes to set table up for high chair. The servers cleared all our plates before my mom was finished eating so she was eating at the table alone with an empty table. Very upsetting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's evening meal was utterly fabulous. Great spot for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Omelette was overcooked and very mediocre. The Nicoise salad was less than good and quite simple.
The tuna was pretty much inedible.
The service was great and the place is beautiful, but the food was hardly anything to write home about

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous dining experience. Professional waiter service. Excellent food. Great ambience. We were late for our reservation but we were able to still be accommodated.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always delicious and dependable with an imaginative menu - we love going to this neighborhood restaurant; never cliched or tired and always the best ingredients. Everybody from my son to our aged relatives enjoys going here for the (admittedly pricey) food and well curated wine list. Knowledgable friendly staff help make the whole experience memorable

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything about the meal was outstanding - great service, great menu choices, excellent execution.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This has been my go to place with friends and special occasions. On this day they did mess up our order which delayed everyone else's meal. We were given an apology and complimentary dessert. We were charge for the main that was delayed though. Slightly disappointed as we did have a full meal with drinks and apps.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups
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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very enjoyable Christmas dinner

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

the food and service was very good but i would have loved a bit more festive display for Christmas. I saw none in the restaurant , only in the hotel itself.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there for the Christmas Eve dinner. It was a 3-course dinner.
Excellent service and amazing food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoyed our pre-Christmas lunch. Service frim the reception through wait staff was excellent. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was my husband's and my daughter's birthday. The meal was delicious, the service superb. The menu is the right size; not too small, but not too large. I can't think of a better way to celebrate our family's landmark occasions.

Cafe Boulud is the best restaurant in Toronto right now!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Enjoyed a very nice lunch. Excellent food, very attentive service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Annual Christmas dinner with family from out of town

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

wonderful dinner , the food is prepared perfectly and creatively .
the 2 way duck amazing, the frise salad with lardon and cicken livers outstanding , a very good restaurant .

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nous sommes ravis du nouveau menu car le restaurant d'origine avait déçus... enfin un menu français avec boudin blanc et quenelles de brochet ! Nous y reviendrons.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Travel, Food & Fashion Blogger based in Toronto. Follow me on Instagram @applepennylee.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

2.5 stars. A good table in a pleasant room. But the food was dreary. Undistinguished apps, esp the beet salad that tasted as if the beets came from a can. (Could they have been Harvard Beets of blessed memory? Tasted like it.) The steak in the Steak frites was OK, but the chips looked and tasted packaged. We have been to the Cafe twice since the re-set but we won't eat here again.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic food and ambience. Pricey, but you get what you pay for!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was really good, with great presentation! There was an event downstairs so it was louder than I'd have liked, but not to the point where I couldn't have conversation. All the waiters were very courteous, professional and accommodating, so great service there. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very chic, and I enjoyed my time there very much.

The only thing I'd have a slight issue with is that due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to call to push back my reservation by half an hour, and the person on the phone said the rescheduling was successful. However, when I arrived, I was told that according to their system my reservation was still for the initial time and I had technically failed to show. Ultimately there was no issue and I was still seated very quickly, as there were tables available, but if there were not I would have had to wait longer. Although a negative experience was avoided, I would just like to bring that to attention.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was average although nice presentation.
Nicoise salad was bland. Flat Iron steak was lacking in taste.

Scallops and half chicken dish were good.

Service was slow. My Caesar cocktail took a long time to arrive, at least 10 minutes after my guests were served their wine.

Took a very long time to clear our plates, even though we did ask for the plates to be cleared.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The charcuterie was amazing! And I am in love with the boudin blanc, it was awesome.
Everyone was really friendly and our server was very knowledgeable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Dinner was mediocre, service poor (never checked back to ask how the food was, never refilled our water glasses, had to ask twice to get the bill, etc.) Cost as much as our outstanding dinner at Sassafraz two nights earlier. Will never go back to Café Boulud!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

the service needs to be improved

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptional experience
Definitely we’ll come back

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very interesting and rich menu. Very well prepared food. Excellent service. Overall extremely enjoyable experience.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding. Our service was amazing. Edie provided care for our every need. Highly likely to return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Bar Seating, Organic, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was average and the flavour combinations did nothing to amplify or compliment each other.
Kale salad was just lots of salad greens and some kale, with few random pieces of fig. Combined with a nondescript dressing the dish lacked any visual or taste appeal.

The braised lamb shank was a visual uptick but the overall flavours were quite disappointing. The meat was tender but too salty and the accompanying bland lentils did nothing to enhance the dish.

On the other hand the rustic bread was delicious and so were the profiteroles.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location, good and ambiance

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best steak tartare in the city and we alway look forward to returning. The service is always flawless.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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