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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
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.
Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday with my family. The food was great and atmosphere was wonderful. The only downside was that the waiter took a very long time to take our orders and did not come by to check if we needed anything after we received our food. The manager was kind enough to treat us with dessert which was very nice and made up for the slow service.
Disappointing. Service was virtually non-existent. The waiter charged my credit card for $27.12 more than what the bill was for. When I went to him to question it, he apologized, went to process the correct amount and swiped somebody else's credit card instead. I pointed it out to him, he said 'oh', then proceeded to swipe my card for the amount again. I informed the manager who didn't seem to care. Needless to say I'll be double checking my credit card statement to make sure I wasn't billed multiple times or for incorrect amounts.
Hostess was terrible. When asked to be seated she said that there was a 45 minute wait. The restaurant was empty. I️ then made a reservation online on open table while I️ stood in front of the hostess, at that point she was able to seat me immediately??? Because now I️ had a reservation??? Before that she told me that perhaps I️ should eat downstairs at the bar. Terrible hostess.
First visit to Cafe Boulud since the decor change. Very impressed. In fact, did not even recognize the space since my last visit. Our waiter was outstanding - helpful, friendly, and courteous. The food was excellent. My wife and I shared the charcuterie plate - quite different than a traditional Italian plate - this French charcuterie was a selection of hand-crafted terrines. Terrific. Our mains (10oz Strip and Duck Leg) were also prepared well. A sizeable, delicious side of fries was a nice accompaniment.
The entire experience made for a nice night for my wife's birthday and our anniversary.
After an intense search for ricotta pancakes throughout the city, Cafe Boulud was the only ones we found so decide them to try them for my birthday.
The overall food is amazing, the pancakes while quite different from the ones I had in Tokyo, are more like crepes and the tangy of the lemon combined with the sweetness is perfect.
Every piece of food is cooked to perfection.
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