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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.
Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
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
Bay & Yorkville
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
The entire restaurant may be bought out for private lunches or dinners.
Available at a preferred discounted rate for dining guests.
Bloor-Yonge Subway station
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.
Café Boulud Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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