Daniel - Lounge Seating

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$50 and over
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French
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.

Please inquire for seated parties up to 27 guests in our Lounge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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Jerry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and personable service!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

After 4 years we returned and the 4 course tasting menu was a great dining experience

I highly recommend the bison entree !

It was my Birthday and they treated us great !

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience for my wife and I; as someone visiting the city and wanting an exceptional, if somewhat pricey, dining experience... I'm not sure we could chosen a better place. We partook in the four-course prix fixe dining experience, and every dish we both selected was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended to NYC natives and visitors alike!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exactly what I was expecting on a Micheline Star Restaurant. Outstanding!! Top of the line ingredients, different flavors in perfect harmony on every plate.

The service was just incredible. They seem to really love what they do.

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Travelswell
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lounge waiter's level of attention was singular! Bien Fait to him! Sommelier, however, was dispiriting. The young man, albeit seemingly knowledgeable, was arrogant and overbearing; and in the end, we were disappointed with his recommendation. We wished we stood firm with our original selection. My husband and I ordered the 4 course menu. My husband's second course, Quail, was amazing. My second course, Turbot, was so/so; I did not finish it. Salmon and Duck were ordered for our third course, and quite delicious! We were happy to have chosen the Lounge section. It was comfortable and much lower key than the main dining room.

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Jack
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service, excellent food.....Whats not to like

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was a joke. We sat there for 20mins without a menu and no one came to us. Servers just emotionlessly intruded every courses to us and left in rush. It’s really an unpleasant experience for us last night. We’ve been to couple French Michelin restaurants before and never have this kind of disappointment. NEVER Go again!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! It was my husband's birthday. I had initially requested the menu with his name on it, not sure why that didn't happened, but he was brought a slice of cake with happy birthday and his name. The food was absolutely delicious!! The ambiance was perfect, service, waiters, jazz music playing. It was such an amazing time. I loved everything about it. We were in the lounge area and it was cozy and intimate. A little pricey, but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond description and there is nothing that compares in New York for true dining out

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NYCvisitor
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was truly exceptional. Always attentive and the just right balance of friendliness and formality. Savory dishes were classic yet innovative, delicious, and highly memorable. Excellent variety on a flexible menu. Desserts were otherworldly. Price point was high but not unreasonable for the overall quality and ambience. Four courses left me fully satisfied and wanting to come back again!

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Foodie101
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of the most amazing dining experiences. The menu is creative, with some hard to find ingredients, and the food is absolutely divine. Truly an amazing experience for the taste buds. The service is superb, and the decor is just gorgeous. Everything was just brilliant. Expensive, yes, but worth every penny.

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vipToddH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It’s expensive but the food and service is worth it. Everything was amazing.

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pisces8519
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, I appreciate that our waiter brought back the cocktail menu when I finished my first drink so I could choose another fun drink. My partner who doesn’t drink also appreciated the craft mocktails. I also appreciate the bread person returning so we could try all 3 breads. At the end, I appreciated the bill being placed equidistant between my partner and I. Some other New York restaurants automatically handed the bill to my male counterpart so I appreciate Daniel being more progressive and understanding that couples share eating out expenses. We loved our souvenir take-home menu and treats for the next morning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal:

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vipGeauxsaints
Mississippi
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were particularly nice. The food, of course, was amazing. We had the four course pre fixe and all of the courses were delicious. Portion sizes were generous. The king crab salad and lamb chops were favorites. It is expensive, as we knew going in, but worth the splurge!

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JakeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and well worth the hype! Obviously it's not going to be the cheapest night out but I'd recommend it even if just for the cocktails and desserts!

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Ximena
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is exceptional. The waiters and servers super attentive and dedicated. The food is of excellent quality and very creative. It is worth a try.

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vipSB15
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. It was our wedding anniversary and they made it extra special

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TimothyR
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Lounge reservation, and really enjoyed the venue. It is quite, and the staff is quite attentive. I would expect that the atmosphere is more casual than in the main dining room, and that's fine with us. II have one comment comment about the food. While everything was excellent, i found myself wanting just a smidge more of the entrees.

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MiguelColl
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They deserve the third star back √√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√

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vipGilD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and wine. It’s a two star Michelin restaurant. The duck duo was out of this world!

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Kathy
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience with Daniel was phenomenal!! From the moment we sat down to leaving 3 1/2 hours later,
soup to nuts it was the best experience ever!!! Everyone was so pleasant, so accommodating and the food
was out of this world!!
Thank you to everyone for starting our Christmas holiday with a memory we will long remember!!
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Harris

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vipggdd
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Daniel is always perfection. We love it there

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vipDB13
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the whole City, and personal, professional service like you only see in Paris. Of course its pricey, but worth every sou.

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Diane
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst experience Ever coming to NY! We were so discriminated against as couples all around us that were waited on hand and foot. Waiter was no where to be found, semolina was the worst ever and so rude and for the price was totally not worth it at all!! Will not return. Don’t waist your money here. Too many other places.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an early dinner in the Lounge with a toddler during a vacation to NYC. The staff was very accommodating, and they got our meal to us quickly with an expedited dining experience. Since it was 5pm and a slower night, they staff sat other diners at another location of the lounge. This was done so my toddler wouldn’t disrupt the other diners, but it too made me relaxed knowing that if my toddler became rambunctious there wasn’t people sitting right beside me. We had a wonderful dining experience with delicious food and friendly staff.

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vipdowntowners
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best there is! Elegant, attentive, superb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service atmosphere

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ClayH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and decor

A great place to celebrate an occasion

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KatieP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable. Absolutely impeccable. The food was wonderful but the service was just out of this world. I dined alone and the staff went above and beyond to make me comfortable and take good care of me. The service was all of the stuff you’d expect of a Michelin starred place but a few standouts:

1) the waiter captain indulged me in wanting my picture taken, taking great care to move the candle and make sure the lighting was flattering (I was the only one at the restaurant at this point so this wasn’t obnoxious to other guests, I promise)

2) the general manager personally walked me outside and got a cab for me at the end of the night

Just fabulous. I highly recommend it.

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Swede
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful, great oeoole, great food, great place, perfect for us that night. Thank you.

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HenryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Had the 7 course tasting menu with my wife for my birthday with wine pairing. Food was spectacular, especially the sweet breads and the mosaic. Service was welcoming and attentive. Truly worthy of its michelin rating. Isn't cheap

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Closest thing to a religious experience for a food lover. We dined on Thanksgiving and it was the best Thanksgiving we have ever had it are ever likely to have. Impeccable service, delicious dishes, beautiful plating, generous portions, and even accommodated a vegan in the party. This is the height of fine dining as it is meant to be. We left stuffed, happy, and quite frankly somewhat delirious. An experience of a lifetime!

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NicktheGreek
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The real deal. True professionals.

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vipFreddyt
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here's the deal. Everything about Daniel's Lounge is amazing. Food, service and ambience. But all of this goodness comes at a very large price. I know, you get what you pay for... but at some point you start to feel a little self-conscious. It's the value thing. It's just a little bit discomforting to spend that much money for a meal... even if you're very wealthy, or just comfortably well off. All that said, I'd return at some point, but not soon... I need to resolve the value thing in my head.

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JenniferS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They had amazing service. I was so disappointed that my last dish from our 4 course pairing was the worst steak I have ever had. I was so tough to cut threw.
However it was my boyfriends birthday and they made him a special keepsake memory - their service made up for it!! I highly recommend and would go again.

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D123
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I would have preferred to sit in the main seating area. Way too noisy in the lounge. P

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable from start to finish! Fantastic food with attentive and precise service. Chef Daniel even stopped by to say hello!

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vipParisienne
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine service. Terrific selection of good value bottles as well as very expensive ones. The sommelier has been excellent in helping us choose just the right one. This was our fourth visit and it is always a real treat!

The menus are the same whether in the lounge or the main dining room. The main dining room so much more elegant- really lovely. People do dress up quite a bit which makes it feel very special. The waitstaff is extremely professional and attentive. They cannot do enough for you as a client. They have obviously been very well-trained.

No matter what you order, it will be delicious and very artfully prepared. The menu changes with the seasons. For example, I just had a lovely venison dish and there were truffles available as it is white truffle season. You simply cannot go wrong at Daniel.

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Daniel - Lounge Seating is rated 4.8 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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