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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Seasons Greetings! Spend Christmas Eve at Café Boulud Toronto. We're offering a special Three-Course Prix Fixe menu, $107 per person, exclusive of tax and tip. Reservations are now open.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Merry Christmas!
Christmas menu served from 12p-9p: 3-course prix-fixe for $110 pp exclusive of tax and gratuity.
In order to ensure the highest quality of service for all our guests, we will be offering two and half hours per dining reservation.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Happy New Year!
First seating: 5:30pm featuring a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $110 exclusive of tax and tip with a two and a half hour dining reservation.
Gala second seating: 8pm will feature a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $165 pp exclusive of tax and tip.

Café Boulud Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Romantic (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Great for Lunch (28)
Business Meals (27)
Great for Brunch (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Cozy (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
People Watching (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fun (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was very good; a great evening

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

a great vibe, and the servers are attentive and knowledgeable but never intrusive. The mains were excellent, as was the entire meal.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food for lunch was average. Nothing was noteworthy, but not bad either. Individual billing for lunch took a long time, so plan for that.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Cafe Boulud offers Great menu choices, excellent service, and well prepared food in an inviting atmosphere. There is always a great buzz in the room.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lunch was mediocre. Fries were room temperature and burger was undercooked.
This is the second time I have had a meal that I did not enjoy.

My friend had the steak which she enjoyed but her salad was over salted and she was unable to eat it.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Truly a Yorkville brunch favorite in a big way! Fantastic food mached with outstanding service! Thank you Melody B. For your wonderful recommendations! They hit the spot.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The waiter was fantastic and the food is always excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and service but somewhat on the pricey side

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful service, outstanding food, love the atmosphere. Would come back again and again. This visit it happened to be my birthday with a group of ladies. They really helped make it a special evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful dinner celebrating our 15th anniversary great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always the staff is exceptional. Additionally, new menu items were terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We enjoyed both the food and service for dinner, that we returned the next day for lunch! Best restaurant we dined at on our stay in Toronto.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was exceptional. Service was nimble. A great venue for special ocassions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic meal. Nice polite efficient service. Very enjoyable dinner.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food took forever. Was brunch menu so a bit limited. The tuna on the salad nicoise was gelatinous and inedible. Bad meal. Albeit comfortable seating.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Comfort food
Reasonably good wine list

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent in all aspects. XxxxXxxxxxxxxxxXxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had lunch at Cafe Boulud to celebrate after a graduation ceremony. Staff was friendly and professional, food was delicious and prepared with care. A little expensive, but not unreasonable for a five-star hotel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, beautifully prepared and presented meal and attentive service. All you come to expect from one of Daniel’s restaurants.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Been here number of times. Quality of food and service is always consistent and top notch. I love the atmosphere and very friendly service.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had the weekend brunch and it was great!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food overall, 8.6/10

Waiter apologized immediately after bringing an incorrect appetizer and the oysters slipped out perfectly, even the foot!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Frequent this spot for something quick and easy. Disappointed with the waiter who was clueless at best and the duck confit breakfast had a pungent odor and foul taste. Was slightly shocked to say the least.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was in town for girlfriends birthday. Had pre arranged for something special for dessert. All went smoothly and without a hitch. Attentive but non intrusive service. Timing great!
Thank you Café Boulud for a great night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. I was disappointed that on weekends there is no lunch menu; only brunch. I was also disappointed that there was no indication on the menu that the pike quenelles I ordered had a lot of eggs in them; I would have appreciated knowing that, as I do not eat eggs because of the very high content of cholesterol. Also, the Prossecco was $14 a glass, which seemed steep.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I've been to Boulud many times for dinner and the quality of the food and ambiance never disappoints. It's absolutely delicious, which is why I keep returning. My one issue is that we booked specifically to enjoy their lunch menu on a Saturday, which was available according to their website. The only menu presented upon our arrival, however, was a fixed-price brunch menu. Definitely not what we expected. It was for a special birthday nibble and we could hardly leave. So we had no choice but to select a combo of main along with starter and/or dessert. Far too much for what we had anticipated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was excellent but found the server just a little stiff personality wise

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nothing special. And is it really necessary to clean the table while we’re still at the table waiting for our bill, or it can be done once guests left?

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Surprisingly extensive menu for lunch service made choosing a nice challenge. Appetizers (soup and pate) were flavourful and interesting takes on what could have otherwise been simply traditional. Main courses of salade nicoise and steak frites also had enough 'chef's take' to elevate them above the expected. Did I mention the generous portions. . .

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