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Bar Boulud

4.1
4.1
7475 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $25 and dinner for $52. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Provencal

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-0303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    64th Street

  • Parking details

    Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.

  • Public transit

    Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center subway stops are within blocks of the restaurant. Local Broadway bus lines stop directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 7,475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. CG

    CGF330

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and staff!!
  2. SG

    SamuelG

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Get the pork chop!!!
  3. ED

    EllD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was ok. Food is good but not outstanding. Sitting outside on dark street was not the best experience. Overall satisfied but will not go there again.
  4. TR

    TheRealDeal

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dining indoors socially-distanced was strange but Bar Boulud came through with fine food and service. We shall return
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have Consistently had great meals here. It’s a little more expensive than average restaurant but great value given quality of the food and service
  6. FH

    FHFoodie

    New York Area

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How can food this delicious be this reasonably priced? A delightful French bistro, with outside seating allowing for ample viewing of passersby. COVID precautions were followed to a T (virtual menus, all servers wearing masks and gloves, tables appropriately spaced). The best escargot I have ever had. Period. A definite new favorite.
  7. OT

    OpenTable

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracious outdoor service
  8. NR

    NneyaR

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff semed nice, the place seemed nice, and the restaurant is very COVID-responsible
  9. N

    Natia1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice set up outside, food was great, wine was great, service was great
  10. Y

    Yousef

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great to visit bar bolud, post-quarantine. Food was exceptional
  11. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Friendly and efficient staff. I was never a fan of outdoor dining in NYC but they have made it very comfortable.
  12. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Terrible attitude from host upon arrival. Waited too long to be seated. Server while very nice was very slow. Food was okay.
  13. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One if the best covid-19 dining experiences I had! They made their existing sidewall dining area fully compliant with the city’s guidelines, but with tasteful distinctions: well appointed planters, plexiglass barriers between tables and KN-95 type masks for their staff. Add the string lighting and outdoor heaters and we no longer felt it was a hobbled, compromised dinner. The food & service were of high quality as expected from one of Daniel’s establishments. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a taste of normalcy.
  14. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, so was the staff. Had a great date night out with my wife!
  15. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except our seating, which was not near a heater on a cold evening.
  16. u

    uesider

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love all the heaters for the sidewalk. Makes a fall dinner much more comfortable
  17. P

    Pattemiwest

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They have a great set up for outdoor dining. Most import that the food is consistently fantastic.
  18. BG

    BettyG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    food was excellent as always. when we arrive we were advised our time limit for dining was 1 hour 15 minutes which was totally understandable for outdoor dining during the pandemic. However, drink orders were not taken until 15 minutes after we had sat down which made us feel like we needed to rush our meal. If a restaurant needs to put time limits on dining during the current situation, the timeliness of service is crucial.
  19. OT

    OT43VIP

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Boulud is our fav neighborhood restaurant. Fab. professional and friendly service, great food. SO happy to come back to their outdoor dining this week.
  20. AG

    AlanG

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The menu never changes and the quality of the dishes was very disappointing.
  21. UW

    UWSider4

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all: the menu is always impressive. Second: the quality of service has improved so much!! They pay attention to details, they recall one’s requests and remind one of them when serving, they are CAREFUL in their service in a very elegant manner. It seems like they all get to know the profile of the patron once one place an order. Enjoy!!
  22. TB

    ThomasB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Dinner! Can't wait to return. The only negative - I mentioned we are celebrating a birthday nothing was done about it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  24. JK

    JasonK

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first anniversary dinner was amazing. The service was incredible, only beaten by the exceptional food. We cannot what to go back and thank you for making our anniversary meal so special.
  25. SC

    StephenC

    New York Area

    205 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate outdoors, due to the pandemic. It was handled very well & made us feel comfortable. Our server was friendly, helpful & professional. Understandably, the choices were not as extensive as their regular menu, but certainly enough tempting items to choose from. Well done!
  26. UW

    UWSider4

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent host at the reception. Fantastic meal. Amazing service.
  27. m

    miriamc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    always enjoy visiting Bar Boulud. it is my go to restaurant. easy , sophisticated, good service, and the food is just right for an upscale bistro. Well accommodate space, so we all felt safe.
  28. RB

    RoyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Pasta was fair, but fish was better
  29. RR

    ReadeR

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Bar Boulud was superb in every way: The good was excellent. The service was excellent. The ambiance was excellent, including music from nice guitar on the sidewalk. The arrangement of the tables, behind plexiglass partitions, was reassuring and well done.
  30. AM

    AlvaroM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Poor seating arrangement. Not worth the money spent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food felt like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while we were served our dinner. Limited menu so not as good a before. Service was great and everything felt very clean.
  32. CA

    ClaudineA

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always spectacular! Their pandemic service is great! Always a good choice going here.
  33. JN

    JackNYC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Bar Boulud is the best restaurant on the Upper West Side. My wife and I celebrated a big birthday there recently. The food was perfect and the service was impeccable. The staff treated us like beloved family. We both ordered the same prix fixe dinner, including velvety cucumber gazpacho, crisp-skinned, juicy branzino filets with farro, and delicious desserts. A great value at $39 per person. The wine steward deserves special mention. She was knowledgable and passionate and found us unusual but perfect wine pairings for our meal. The only downside was unavoidable. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, everyone has to sit outdoors these days, not far from a busy stretch of Broadway near Lincoln Center. The noise level was tolerable and did not interfere with conversation, but it would have been quieter indoors, of course. I recommend Bar Boulud and will return again and again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance Covid style. Really well done. Love it there.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considering the Covid situation.. Bar Boulud was fabulous in every way! Food was excellent.. good choices..service wonderful as always.. and music on the street.. what more could we ask for in this Covid world
  36. JK

    JohnK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good spot. Food is first class and the service is excellent with pleasant friendly staff
  37. O

    Olgabeq

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, Boulud does not disappoint, even on a "Terrace Menu" Ambiances surprisingly very nice!
  38. B

    Bird

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful outdoor dinner. The tables were very well spaced. The three course prix fixe dinner served between 4:30 & 6pm offered excellent choices!
  39. HT

    HeleneT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. Very attentive service. A pleasure to dine there.
  40. RR

    ReadeR

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Boulud used to be my least favorite restaurant. Now Bar Boulud is my favorite restaurant. What happened? Bar Boulud serves dinner outside in a civilized setting. Bar Boulud serves wonderful tasty food and gives good choices of fish/seafood dinners. Bar Boulud has a good wine selection. The price of a Bar Boulud dinner is reasonable. The Bar Boulud staff give great service and are polite and attentive. Bar Boulud takes reservations!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bar Boulud is rated 4.1 stars by 7475 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    64th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Provencal

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.

  • Public transit

    Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center subway stops are within blocks of the restaurant. Local Broadway bus lines stop directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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