Café Boulud

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch. All excellent!

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ReganK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quality of food has gone down since I was there in February 2020

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MarielleH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant and quiet ambiance. The food was excellent and original.

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vipPeterC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit to Cafe Boulud since late-summer re-opening. First impression was really positive - table spacing was excellent and much more than 2m. The room was busy but not crowded. The sound was at a very pleasant level - easy for conversation at our table for 4. The service was excellent - attentive, no unnecessary waiting, helpful. The food was excellent too - we had a range of selections, including Calamars Frit, Confit de Canard, Rotisserie Chicken to mention just a few - all excellent! We live 2 blocks from the restaurant and have visited several times before Covid-19, but this was by far our best experience and has influenced us to want to return soon.

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SRuby
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and atmosphere. I’d recommend for a date or outing with pals.

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AnastasiyaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is below average, very disappointed. This is not what I would expect from the French cuisine and the dishes are definitely overpriced for its quality and creativity.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Steak was tough. Menu small. Service mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience. We were surprised with scrumptious, freshly baked madeleines to congratulate my guest on his very special day

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vipMWS27
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turbot. Perfect.
Great to see Dennis as always. Thank you always!!

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Happyfamily
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!

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Jasleen
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Beautiful experience and ambience. Food On the dinner menu was bland and not exciting. Perhaps will try their lunch or brunch. The ispahan macaron was good, but not as I had expected - not the same as Laduree.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and our waiter Zak were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service.

I would describe the food as creative. I will start with the warm burrata, with grilled Ontario peaches with bone broth, the rich broth complements the burrata, the black truffle do not get lost in this dish. your taste buds will jump for joy. It’s done different and right.

Second dish, was the steak tartare. Grains of mustard dollops, pickled onion complements the steak, the truffle gets cancelled out because the mustard seeds over power it. None the less delicious dish. Comes with two baguette slices, baby lettuce leaves and home chips.

Third dish, Confit De Canard: if you never had duck before this is the best way to first experience duck.Fall off the bone duck leg, crispy skin sitting on a bed of farro carrot purée and thinly sliced fennel. Also the foie gras was grilled, and it’s now one of my preferred ways to have it.


Lastly.. DESERT! Must get, leave room for.. Grapefruit Givre

Great experience, highly recommend

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vipSofrench13
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

While Cafe Boulud has been a favorite of ours since it’s inception, our last meal there was a big disappointment. This was one of our first dinner out since Covid and we were really looking forward to it. But the service was sketchy, the prices dramatically increased and the food very basic. A bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé (which retails at the LCBO for $28) was offered at no less than 100$! We understand the consequences of Covid and the need to make up for lost revenue but at least, increase your service levels to match your super luxury prices. Service was poor, bread not offered, waters not refilled and my friends fish was cold. However one pleasant aspect was that social distancing allowed for a much nicer dinner as the restaurant’s usually very high noise level had been reduced to a pleasant conversation ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good was really great, especially enjoyed the oysters. The confit de canard was made nicely, as was the charcuterie appetizer

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vipblitraveler
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Off a bit from Pre-Covid times with reduced menu and ambience is not the same - but this is true of most venues these days.

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Vlad
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very comfortable, like eating at home but with great service. The staff are very helpful and everything was served at the right time. The chicken was very tender and well done. The chocolate cake dessert was the best I tasted. I will certainly go back and recommend it to my friends.

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AmandaY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice time! Food is great. Atmosphere is great. Service is great.

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vipHB123
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice night out, food was excellent, beverages are very pricey but in keeping with the vibe. A nice bit of glamour in these dull days. We'll be back.

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PeterK
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. It was outstanding. It was an anniversary dinner and we were treated with kid gloves. I cannot express how great from the safety standards to the extra special touch of madeleines celebrating our special evening.

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Tourist
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great value.

All the Best...More to the Cafe Boulud Team.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 5 enjoyed a dinner at the Cafe as part of a “staycation”.
We enjoyed the oysters and calamari appetizers and then each ordered a different main course.
The wait staff were very friendly; attentive but not invasive.
After finishing our mains, ranging from fresh turbot to steak frites and my personal fav, the shrimp cappellaci!!...we asked to meet the Chef...something we hoped would inspire our teenager as she looks to undergrad studies.
Chef de Cuisine, Nicholas Trosien, was most generous with his time. His passion for his craft, and enthusiasm for meeting guests was apparent as he described his career journey to our daughter. The teamwork approach in a culinary environment was evident in all aspects of our service experience. We finished off the meal with Molten Chocolate Cake and Bergamot Meringue Tart...oh the perfection of the latter! Hoping to come back and enjoy a weekend breakfast sometime soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, and such kind staff. Thank you!

- Kiran

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JB121212
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice breakfast. Staff was excellent. Lovely decor.

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LukasP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exquisite service and excellent cocktails. The food was a little underwhelming but still quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

During Covid restrictions - brought a friend for a birthday lunch. It was not busy at all (Aug 2020). The service was great. The food was very good, but I had high expectations for this restaurant and I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I’d be. The chips that came with my steak tartare were quite stale. The steak itself lacked some taste.
The kale and quinoa salad to start was good.
We shared their famous miniature madeleines for dessert. They were good... but if I can stop eating a dessert, that’s not a great sign. (I’ve got such a massive sweet tooth).

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and staff was so friendly by wishing me happy birthday

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vipbrandc
Toronto
229 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our first in-restaurant dining experience in Stage 3. All safety protocols were in place and we felt very comfortable and welcome. The food was impeccable as always. The duck confit and dover sole were prepared and presented perfectly. Because of physical distancing, it was a quieter vibe than usual, but this didn't take away from a lovely dining experience. Dennis was attentive and friendly. We missed seeing all the familiar faces at Cafe Boulud and look forward to our next meal here.

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Almeerah
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak and Eggs on their brunch menu, is a MUST try.

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Thought4food
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat after being sequestered at home. Fine food and service. A favourite place.

MW
vipMWS27
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was PERFECT!! :). Nice to come back and eat there and see/talk to Dennis as well

IB
IanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

steak was perfect, shrimp pasta was a bit too firm (pasta)

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vipHashim
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. Delightful ambience. An amazing place for a classy meal.

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vipCanuckdaddy
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Fresh bread and room temperature butter were a perfect way to start the repast. Mousse de foie gras was silky and savoury. The rotisserie chicken was plump and juicy. The calvados soufflée ended a very agreeable meal.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Excellent in every category. Plan to go again.

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David
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good foods and great service. We enjoy a beautiful diner there. Highly recommended.

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vipCanuckdaddy
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome was very polished and sincere. Good suggestions for the meal as well as valuable assistance from the server and sommelier to help me choose good wines to complement the terrine and the lobster.

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MaxI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's a very high-end restaurant, and I love it. My only concern is that the waiter just never looked our way. I feel like I spent half the time trying to get his attention. He'd walk right by and not give the subtle eye contact check-in of someone on their game.

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gerryc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was fine. service was great as was the food. waiters able to order me something off the lunch menu.

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Café Boulud is rated 4.6 stars by 2562 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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