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Daniel - Lounge Seating

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703 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
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.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day at DANIEL; We will be serving a seasonal 3 course menu with choices designed by Executive Chef Jean-Francois Bruel from 11.30am to 8pm for $190 per person with an optional wine pairing for $95 per person; Children under 12 years old will be $75
Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 703 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Unbelievable

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Simply outstanding. The best!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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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3.0Dined on August 10, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

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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4.0Dined on June 19, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and the upcoming new baby. Daniel Lounge did not miss a beat and took great care of us the entire time. I let them know at the beginning of the meal that I was early in my pregnancy; they gave us a small gift of a baby bib at the end of our meal. We ate the 4 course pre-fix menu and got a few small treats along the way.

I would highly recommend Daniel Restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Surprise birthday party for my wife. Personalized menus with 4-course dinner. Everyone raved about the food and attentive service. Perfect evening all around.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

stupendous, as ever. food was over-the moon, service and ambience 11 on a scale of 10.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I didn't realize the restaurant was so quiet and lovely. I did expect the food to be wonderful and it was. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. Each time we neared the end of our butter, it was whisked away and a fresh butter plate arrived. The fois gras was sublime, the langoustine appetizer a delicious medley of flavors. The staff noted that it was my birthday and made an effort to make it special. All in all a wonderful memory. Will definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Somehow we had managed to miss out on Daniel on all our many previous visits to NYC, so we decided to fix this oversight on our latest visit. We decided to try out the 'lounge seating' area as this offered flexibility to move away from fixed-course dining which we usually try to avoid. They had a nice corner table for us, as requested, and offered us the la carte choice while we enjoyed a glass of wine as an aperitif.

Unfortunately, there was a wedding party in the function room and the door to the lounge kept opening to allow people in and out. Our server apologised for the disruption and offered to sit us elsewhere in the bar area or possibly in the main dining room. Eventually, we decided a move to the dining room was the best option if we were going to have any chance of enjoying the evening. So off we went to the best of both worlds - a la carte dining choice in the heart of the restaurant.

Sadly, the rest of the experience was a little disappointing, particularly the service. Our new primary server was really not to our liking - too loud and brash with no thought of trying to make our experience special. One appetizer was excellent (langoustine), the other an unbalanced lobster salad rather overwhelmed with fennel and the main course of sturgeon was very good. Some of the breads were good (brioche) others, just so so.

I guess, overall, it just wasn't what we had anticipated. For such a formal restaurant held in such high esteem, we expected service levels of the kind you experience at, say, the Waterside Inn in the UK, because excellence in service is essential if you want to fully enjoy your food . . . and allows you to overlook any small shortcomings. Surprisingly, on the food front, I would say that Gabriel Kreuther delivered better when we visited the day before, and provided much better value for money. Sorry to have reached that conclusion, Daniel!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic food and great overall experience. Ordered the 4 course tasting - would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Daniel never disappoints.
Always such a respite of style, elegance, and truly inspirational cuisine that makes you forget all else outside its revolving door!
Chef of pastry is an artist!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Amazing experience! A+ Service!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Birthday celebration!

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Food quantities were very small .
Our waiter, a gentleman from Bangladesh, was outstanding . He made us feel very comfortable in the restaurant and was always making sure that we were taken care off well . His suggestions were good

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

One of the best French restaurants we've ever been to!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Service and food was excellent. The lounge was less formal that the main dining room but certainly nice enough to compliment the fine dining.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Great server, Babar.

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