Café Boulud

4.7
2721 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

  • Christmas Celebration

    CA$110.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    This year for Christmas Eve and Christmas we will be serving a pre-fixed 3-course menu for a $110 per person for lunch and dinner. We will be open for lunch from 11:30 am to 2:15 pm and for dinner from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • New Years Eve

    CA$225.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    This year for New Years Eve we will be serving a pre-fixed 5-course menu for $225 per person.
  • Festive Brunch

    CA$80.00 per person

    Dec 4 - Dec 26, 2021

    Join Cafe Boulud this December for our Festive Brunch every weekend. We will be serving a pre-fixed 2- course $64 or 3-course $74.

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 2721 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I asked for no dressing on my salad it it came with dressing. The waiter took it back and brought it back to the table still dressed

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vipBetsyA
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was attentive. My black cod was beautifully prepared but a little fishy.

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jenns
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cafe was fabulous and the hostess was terrific. The only issue was with the valet parking. 3 members of our party didn't receive a text confirming their vehicle and it was a lengthy mess getting it sorted out.

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MeiD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of my favorites. It just does everything to perfection. Fantastic selection for lunch. The warm bread roll with perfect crust - geez, we wanted to cancel our order and just get 5 loads of it. It's that good. Service is impeccable. The waiter saw my napkin slip to the floor. He picked it up and brought me a fresh one. This is true service. I did not have time for dessert but the menu looked very interesting.

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KB25
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time having brunch. The service was impeccable. Loved the food. Cocktails were fab. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GinetteH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and great service.

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Makb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

WAs excellent experience !!! (despite extremely loud guests)

MW
vipMWS27
Toronto
64 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST GO!!! I love here so much.

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VinoV
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. As we booked at last minute, the table was next to serving station. The tables were well spaced out. Overall we enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you dinner

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HarryA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, efficient and unobtrusive service. Great food selection, ordered food arrived well presented and was simply superb.

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zehrah
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went to Cafe Boulud based on some rave reviews however, I found everything starting from the restaurant decor and ambience to food and food plating to be quiet dated and mediocre. The food was pretty boring in taste and plating. My husband and I both felt like the restaurant is stuck in the 90's and needs a good upgrade. We even compared it to the hotel featured in the movie "The Shining".

We have a been to a good number of fine dining restaurants and this restaurant is far from it!

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RachelV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. The weekend brunch is great and has awesome food choices to suit different palates. Service was attentive and efficient.

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becca
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstaning. I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I called in advance regarding parking and getting a birthday dessert for a friend. Couldn’t reach the restaurant all day so spoke to operator. When we got there valet was full and we couldn’t find parking and they never brought the dessert.
Food was good and ambiance was beautiful. Overall nice restaurant but for the prices I would have expected more.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went with my mom and sister for lunch and we had a pleasant time. Except there were some issues we had with our server. It felt like the service we got was different compared to the other tables he was serving. It took him a long time to take our orders and when I asked him something about the menu, it seemed like he was bored and I was asking stupid questions. He was attentive with the other tables. We also didn’t get complimentary bread for the table. I saw him provide one for the others and I had to approach him and ask for our bread. He told me that we actually have to “Request” for the bread. He didn’t tell us that we have to request for it in the first place and it seems like he just made an excuse. We felt discriminated. The attention he gave us was not satisfactory.

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DavidK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have dined at Cafe Boulud I have left extremely satisfied, mellow and wondering when I will be back. The whole experience is a lovely blend of professional dining and Mom’s table. The food treats the palate to delicious moments. The staff welcoming, helpful and discreet. Thanks to all for your care and service.

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Christober
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Lovely service and delicious food. Expensive but worth it for the quality and professionalism.

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Meaghan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Such a great experience for a business breakfast or catch up with a dear friend!

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vipTimBur
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's also the people! From Zack who welcomed us on arrival and took care of the car, to Lauren who greeted us at Cafe Boulud, remembering our table preference, to Anil, one of the originals, who provided impeccable table service... bravo all!

The Kuri squash soup was velvety delicious, the rotisserie chicken salad a brilliant offering and of course... the madeleines and lattes capped off a beautiful, long lunch!

Thanks Four Seasons Yorkville! 10/10

MB
MonicaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Out trout was too rare and the staff were very kind to replace it.

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carolynb
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. High Level Professional Servers. Fantastic food. Beautiful room. Felt like a New York City dining experience.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were outstanding which included the much appreciated free cocktails when we were seated 40 minutes late. But we found the music too intrusive and for that reason would likely not return.

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markb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The consistency of Cafe Boulud is outstanding, food , service always outstanding.
Special thanks to Jules her in depth knowledge of wine and her communication skills really made the night special!

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OliviaP
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Cafe Boulud a couple time and it’s consistently fantastic every-time. The food is fresh and scrumptious.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of three friends had a wonderful evening at Café Boulud. Service was helpful, attentive and pleasant, without being overbearing in any way, lots of time to enjoy our drinks and dinner. It was a very busy evening, but in no way felt rushed, it was terrific. Vibe was energetic but not so noisy what we couldn't enjoy our chat over glasses of wine while we waited for our dishes. Loved our food, appetizers and mains. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. My friend and I ordered the pasta. It was prepared using simple ingredients, but the end result was decadent - cooked perfectly al dente, I savoured every bite. I can't wait to dine here again on my next trip to Toronto. If you're going on a short trip, this is worth spending one of your evenings!

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James
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The CFE BOULUD IS SET IN A DELIGHTFUL SECOND FLOOR LOCATION, WITH GREAT LIGHT, AND COMFORTABLE SEATING OPTIONS. THE FOOD WAS UNIFORMLY GOOD.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters is so so , but the steak is ok , and service is good , maybe go yo dinner next time !

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vipTimBur
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to see vibrancy back at Cafe Boulud! Lunch was fabulous, as usual. The autumn salad was delicious with its root vegetables and apple cider dressing, steak & frites done to perfection, and the steelhead trout delicate with a lightly crisp skin.
Warm, pillowy madeleines capped off the beautiful meal served with aplomb by Alan, and highlighted by a welcoming table visit by Tricia, the lovely new manager!
See you again soon...

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Anita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely experience once again! Service, ambience and quality of food is excellent!

MF
vipMiamiFoodie
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, Cafe Boulud is the best hotel for brunch in Toronto.
Serve is spot on and CP is a fantastic server. Personable, professional, attentive and kind. He made our brunch experience so nice. All our brunch selections were first rate.
Chicken & Waffles, eggs benny, steak and eggs, fresh OJ and the freshest, hottest coffee ever.
It's been way too long since coming back to the Four Seasons Yorkville, but we're sure to return very soon!

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vipECcalgary
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very hard to make the reservation so expectation was high. Food in general was good but not spectacular. Oysters were fresh but very small, even for East coast standard. Good value considering the 3 course for brunch. Great service - our server was really attentive and friendly, but took a long….time for our main course to come. Seating felt almost ‘casual’ and very ‘tight’ for a 6 stars hotel.
Obviously, dinner menu is suppose to be better. Perhaps next time when reservation is available.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely environment. But the service was excellent. All around. From arrival to departure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible.

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Paul
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine food in nice surroundings. But expensive. Even the reduced rate for valet parking was still $20 + tip, just for a few hours during lunch. Pleasant for special occasions but overpriced.

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vipcheech
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the apps more than my main, great service…overall pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was lovely but we felt very rushed. Food was cleared away quickly, my friend wasn’t asked if she was finished.

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Fmajorette
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Cafe Boulud and will be back!

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SheilaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
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.

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 2721 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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