Daniel - Lounge Seating

4.8
717 reviews
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$50 and over
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French

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About

Experience The Lounge at DANIEL, another side of Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned Manhattan restaurant. Equally as distinctive as the main dining room, The Lounge offers the same service and cuisine as our main dining room. Complete prix-fixe and tasting menus are available, along with à la carte options not available in our dining room. Savor an imitable fine dining experience or drop in for an appetizer, cocktail, or a late night dessert with Champagne.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:45pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 288-0033
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Boulud
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Private party facilities
Custom menus, personalized for your occasion, are required for parties of 8 or more.
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Private party contact
Jenna Nocciolino: (212) 933-5261
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Catering
Feast & Fêtes is Daniel’s exclusive catering company. It provides Daniel’s sumptuous cuisine combined with personalized service and attention to every detail of your off-premise entertaining needs. Call Jean Christophe Le Picart at 212.737.2224.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue
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Parking details
There are also parking garages on 65th St. between Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues.
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Public transit
68th Street stop, #6 Train.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 717 People Are Saying
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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel NEVER fails to deliver anything other than a memorable fine dining experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dinner party for 30th birthday - very special

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food but very “safe”, I’ve hoped they would experiment a little bit more and surprise their guests. Because of that we thought the restaurant was to expensive compared to the value.

Otherwise great service and ambience.

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Spectacular food with service that you would expect!

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BH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was phenomenal; very attentive. The value for the quality of the food was poor.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience in the lounge, we so enjoyed the lovely service, especially from our waiter Greg who took wonderful care of us and made the meal very fun. The food is spectacular and the desserts are stuff of dreams. Daniel is the best... thank you for a wonderful celebration for my sister’s birthday.

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London
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the 4 course tasting with our two children (both 12 & under). Everyone loved the food and service was excellent.

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Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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GW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the quintessential NYC dining experience and one I had hoped to experience on a very special occasion. The level of detail, attention and care taken to ensure we would have an exceptional evening was second to none, and even better in the lounge as the space is much more intimate. The tasting menu with wine was meticulously curated and the food, transporting. Merci Mssr. Boulud and staff!

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HT
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! Can' twait to retutn

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration
It was a miss understanding in our reservation but they promptly correct it and provide us an outstanding experience:))

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at Daniel - the wait staff was attentive and the food was impeccable. Definitely a highlight of all of my dining experiences!

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SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was unmatched and the food exquisite, all coordinated like a beautiful ballet!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

A big cost for two on a big birthday, but with a bill of $660, we came out hungry and not in the least merry. $85 each for wine pairings each got us 4 * 2-3 oz. pours over 3 1/2 hours. Most of the time we sat there drinking water. We went to the Ritz Carlton afterward and were grateful for a $20 (not the cheapest) full glass of wine and a big bowl of nuts (BTW - we are skinnies!) Food was on the bland side. We have loved Brushstroke (worth every penny!) and Jean-George (fabulous!), but Daniel was a big dissy. Our waiter was terrific, but obviously not allowed to pour us a reasonable glass of wine. Hurrumph!
Note that they don't address the complaints online, but request that they call you! Still annoyed that it ruined my husbands 60th.

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Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the lounge seating as it was quiet and more intimate than the main dining area. We were not impressed by the food: good presentation but taste was not to our expectations.
The service was good but not exceptional : they forgot the birthday cake for my girlfriend although I asked for it a week before and got a written confirmation.
Overall an okay-ish experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Best service I have ever experienced. Not at all snooty, very smart, polite, and fun staff. Food was outstanding and an experience in dining! Atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Just an overall wonderful place.

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Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very friendly and attentive- they made you feel as if it were your local restaurant. Food was amazing and wine list was huge. The lounge was quiet and very comfortable.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely great. A chance to put together your own abbreviated, somewhat more casual Daniel “tasting menu”, with the same attention to detail that you’d expect from the dining room.

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EM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a casual, sophisticated elegance in the Daniel lounge. The food is superb and fit for foodies in spite of all of the food sensitivities I have. The service was possibly the best that we have experienced at other 5 star restaurants in other major cities.

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent fine dining experience. Special thanks to the Sommeleier for the well chosen wine pairing. I would highly recommend lounge seating over the standard seating for parties of 2.

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SH
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing places we have ever dined. Inpecable and unbeatable service. Beautifully presented food. And the many tastes delights the buds! If you are looking for some place special to celebrate something big, then put this at the top of your list!

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H
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. The best!

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night I fulfilled the dream I've been cherishing for over half my life, of having dinner at the celebrated restaurant Daniel of Daniel Boulud. I wish I could tell my 16-year old self that it was everything I'd dreamed it would be and more. My husband and I each ordered the 4-course vegetarian prix fixe, and we actually got to choose every one of our courses from a dazzling array of options. The flavors of everything that we had were exquisite, the ambiance (we were in the Lounge) was beyond lovely, but what was truly divine, that made the experience better than I could have hoped for? THE SERVICE. I had heard great things about the service, so I expected professionalism and attentiveness, but I was not prepared for how NICE and lovely the servers would be! Beyond the four courses that were the formal part of the menu, we were regaled with an array of delectable treats - amuse-bouches, breads, delicate sweets, all kinds of miniature (but rich!) delights, and all of the servers who attended to us were so warm, friendly, and devoted to making sure everything was perfect. When the head server asked if we'd enjoyed ourselves at the end of our meal, I gushed about how after years of anticipation, I was finally dining at Daniel with my husband for our 5th wedding anniversary, and then as we were finishing up they surprised us with an amazing anniversary gift! The entire evening was magical, and an experience I will never forget.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible-we has the most amazing meal and the staff were so attentive-loved it!

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TW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place - it is always superb and our friends enjoyed too - really great experience - thank you

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, the sign of a top restaurant. Fun ending- we were given a "menu" that listed all the dishes we ordered and a small boxed canele upon departure.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing foi gras. Best in class. Creative proposal, diversity of French option with an international touch. Experience and hospitality : superb! Must experience!

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Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect dining experience - Food, wine, service, pace. All perfect. If there were anything I would like to change it would be the sofa-type seating along the wall. Just not a fan as I prefer a regular chair. That being said, we had a wonderfully romantic corner seating, which was great. Loved it and will definitely be returning!!

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is gorgeous but a tiny bit tired. The real problem was the Waygu beef. The carrot and onion sides were cold and the beef overdone. Very disappointing and surprising. Other courses were delicious but this was a big mistake at these prices and level of dining.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy any visit to Daniel. The attention to detail is outstanding. We also very much enjoyed the wines suggested to pair with our meal.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel had been a restaurant I always wanted to try but never was able to make it happen until recently. When I first secured a 6:00 pm reservation I was slightly concerned as we were dining as a family with my wife and twin 12 year old daughters. My kids are very adventurous eaters and can hold their own in any restaurant, however, restaurants of Daniel's caliber are not always as enthusiastic when they see children. My concerns were soon put to rest as at every touch point in the restaurant our entire family was treated with grace and professionalism. We all ended up ordering the four course prix fixe menu. From the amuse bouche to the mini warm madeleines at the end and every course in between our experience was top notch. My wife and I also opted for the the wine pairings with each course only adding to our dining nirvana. When the last course was cleared and we were each handed a copy of the menu of the meal we just experienced. Thinking our night had come to a close we were pleasantly surprised one last time. The Assistant General Manager asked if we would like a tour of the kitchen and meet the Executive Chef. We were escorted through the dining room and had the opportunity to "look behind the curtain" and see first hand how a high end kitchen operates. Chef was gracious enough to put his expediting duties on hold and invite us all behind the line and have a group picture taken. As we left Daniel I could not help but think this could be one those dining experiences that may never happen again but I am so glad we able to share it as a family. Bravo Daniel!

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l
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome (as always) and the drinks were interesting and creative.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service, extra romantic when you sit in the lounge seating

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n
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Haven't dined at Daniel in a while, mainly because reservations can be difficult. In fact, I booked a table at the lounge since that's what was available. We had an amazing evening! The lounge is a lovely and a bit more intimate Daniel experience. We opted for the four course tasting menu, although ala carte is also possible in the lounge, and we did the wine pairing. Each course was more wonderful than the next and we added a cheese course before dessert. It was paired beautifully with a fortified French wine. All I can say is, we will be returning as soon as we can. Highly recommend!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very flavorful, great wine, best service.
Wonderful experience. Best restaurant for taste!!!

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s
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary culinary experience. An evening full of delicious surprises. And it didn't end there. When we were leaving we were gifted a little jewel box with a chocolate covered canele, which we at the next day. Divine !

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TW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - the food is always wonderful as is the service - we had gone to celebrate our 6th anniversary and they made it a lovely evening - thank you for a great time

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MS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine; lounge seating very intimate-quiet, cozy, non-intrusive. Phenomenal selections with exquisite plating. Staff extremely attentive and setting a very high bar for service.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I rank this restaurant 3.85 out of 5 great service memorable experience but for me I was limited to a few dishes because of my allergies to fish. And most disappointing was the creme brûlée the pistachio filling was overwhelming.

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