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Bar Boulud

4.6
7990 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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About

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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EllD
New York Area
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.

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vipTheRealDeal
New York Area
30 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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 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

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
103 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.

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vipOpenTable
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious outdoor service

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vipNneyaR
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff semed nice, the place seemed nice, and the restaurant is very COVID-responsible

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vipYousef
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMarkS
New York Area
5 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.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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vipJohnC
New York Area
4 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.

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJamesS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipuesider
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPattemiwest
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipBettyG
New York Area
4 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.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
40 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.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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

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vipUWSider4
New York Area
30 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!!

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vipThomasB
Miami
4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

JK
JasonK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
131 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!

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vipUWSider4
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent host at the reception. Fantastic meal. Amazing service.

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vipmiriamc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 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.

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RoyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pasta was fair, but fish was better

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ReadeR
New England
5 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.

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vipAlvaroM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Poor seating arrangement. Not worth the money spent

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vipClaudineA
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 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.

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JackNYC
New York Area
7 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Olgabeq
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipBird
New York Area
39 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!

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vipHeleneT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Very attentive service. A pleasure to dine there.

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ReadeR
New England
6 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!

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vipAlanG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portions but the food was excellent. Really delicious from entree through desert . Highly recommended!!

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vipSteve
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought it strange and disconcerting that in a largely empty dining patio that we would be assertively told our time would be limited to 70 min. for the special price fixe menu and 90 min. for the regular menu.

The food was very good and the service was excellent as usual. There was no need to rush us. When we left, 90% of the tables were empty.

We understand the challenges all restauranteurs have been facing dealing with COVID19. We’re delighted that Boulud restaurants are still operating. We wish you all the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and good value.

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