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Bar Boulud

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7904 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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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vipDinnaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very thoughtful in the planning - great to see it back

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vipJMG7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really good effort made by restaurant staff despite Covid 19 restrictions. Enjoyable evening! Thank you!

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hov0033
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Thanks for a truly wonderful evening!

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vipFadi
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and the food is great.

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vipRaymondW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with appropriate masking and social distancing.

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PJLB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Boulud restaurant is tops with me. Love the "terrace" ambience during Phase II in NYC.

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viprestweek
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful to be able to eat out now. i was well taken care of: gloves, masks, asked me to hold water glass. environment was lovely: trees, partitions, spaces. food was healthy: fish, eggplant with veggies, chick peas. and, beautiful view of rainbow fountain in lincoln center.

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mb310
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful the area was clean and separated beautifully so we felt very comfortable eating there during the reopening of NY we recommend it highly

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vipGothamGourmand
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our early restaurant dining experiences since the pandemic and it was marvelous. The outside seating arrangement was thoughtful and all the staff wore masks. My husband and I felt comfortable and safe. The food was delicious and the service attentive. Returning to a favorite restaurant was the special occasion.

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hov0033
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Bar Boulud many times, and it never disappoints! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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vipCarlos
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dinner after the New York Pause at a favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and service were excellent as usual. The sidewalk cafe has been argent very attractively with the proper social distancing, tables separated by unobtrusive plexiglass partition and decorative planters. It was a most pleasurable ebening

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Boulud delivers an abbreviated menu of their greatest hits during their return in the world of covid. Every step of they way they still show why they are industry leaders in hospitality. The food is, as it always was, consistantly amazing.

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WilliamG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great streamlined menu selection, prepared as requested, attentive service - the charcuterie board outstanding!

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aspeninnyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a post-COVID-19 reopening review. The staff truly made this one of the most pleasant experiences given how the rules of dining have changed. There is plenty of space between tables and plexiglass partitions that have been decorated nicely. The menu is a little limited but the execution is exactly as good as it was before. So happy they’ve reopened!

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vipPsychit
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They did the best they could but it wasn’t as good as the past. Charging for bread was not good.

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ReadeR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Boulud was a surprise success. Our reservation was easy to make and Bar Boulud honored our reservation immediately: My wife and I did not have to wait for a table. The set-up outside the restaurant was elegant, with each table set at least six feet apart and with nice looking plastic shields on either side. The service was marvelous, friendly and helpful. When the food came, and it came quickly, the food was excellent and tasty, all three courses. We had chilled sparkling rose to celebrate and that was terrific, it being a relatively warm night. To boot, the men's room was open inside the restaurant. The bill was modest. It was an amazing evening, perfect for celebrating our (54th) wedding anniversary. We were grateful that, in the middle of the pandemic, there was civilized eating at Bar Boulud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waitress was excellent!

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vipLaurieM
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here with my son the other night before the opera. So convenient to Lincoln Center. We had a wonderful waiter & an outstanding meal. The roast chicken was absolutely delicious!!! The by the glass rose wine special was fantastic. Daniel’s restaurants never fail to deliver!!

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vipBasRougePrixFix
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice experience. The welcome, the beautiful space, the cocktails, the Saucisson Sec, the Chicken Paillard, the Boudin Blanc, the wine, the desserts . . . ALL WONDERFUL.

The two disappointing dishes amongst many brilliant offerings. The escargots tasted of overwhelming raw garlic and the tuna crudo was very underseasoned.

Chef Boulud has a wonderful establishment here. Thank you.

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Duff
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner at Bar Boulud. The food was fabulous and they brought a beautiful dessert on a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate! and that was yummy too!

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richardr
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

$6.00 for a Coke maybe expected at a fine dining restaurant but another $6.00 for a refill is disrespectful and abusive.

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vipEdel
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Lunch is great value.
A comfortable place to have a lengthy meal. The service was efficient, friendly and pleasant. Our waiter thought to bring a plate cover while one of our party stepped away from the table. We tried all three starters and main courses and all were good. The chocolate brownie for dessert was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cassoulet was a little subpar, beans a little hard. Everything else was great.

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vipBXVMom
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great choice before the opera, Bar Boulud doesn't disappoint. The prix fixe has gotten a bit pricey but food and wine were both delicious!

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vipDavidM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Bar Boulud, everyone should experience as many times as time all.

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StephanieR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely lunch. Food was wonderful.

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vipRichardE
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch; great food, excellent service and an overall lovely experience.
The wine pairing was also "right on". We look forward to our next visit.

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Robert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food impeccably prepared and presented. Excellent soup and wine. Mussels were the plumpest I have ever seen but not entirely fresh as mussels must be for flavor.

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viptuniesdine
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service all staff were really nice. Prix fixe dinner was delicious. Really a great pre-opera dinner!

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vipzimm
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our go to restaurant near Lincoln Center. It never disappoints!

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BeatriceC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy bar setting. WONDERFUL wait staff. Very knowledgeable. Food was outstanding. It's pricey but well worth it. Had a 5 pm reservation with an 8 pm curtain at Lincoln Center. Staff did NOT hurry us out to turn over the table. Bon Appetit!

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vipEaggy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday dinner here about three weeks ago, I returned with a friend to celebrate ours together. Again, I was not disappointed! From the greeting upon arrival, to the impeccable service and delicious food presented with artistry... you will not be disappointed either. Can’t wait to return!

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MiddleOrchestra
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the UWS. Every restaurant has an off night, and unfortunately they had a really really off day with two of the four dishes at my table that night. Disappointing, but it won't prevent me from coming back.

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vipLulu117
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Soup and cassoulet not warm enough. Waiter forgot our courgettes (eventually brought them and didn’t charge). He was also very late on getting our wine order. Hipster sommelier not very helpful—critiqued our Chateau Neuf de Pape after pouring it. Saying he’s not a fan of “CDP” but the one we ordered was like a precocious teenager—wise beyond its years. Actually, it wasn’t very good. Pretty fruity. Would have preferred his take on a wine that sommelier would recommend vs one that he wasn’t crazy about.

We used to love going to Bat Bolud and hope that we just hit it on an off-night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Becoming stale. Menu does not change. Wine list limited for by the glass and at reasonable price points.

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vipJonnieG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bar Boulud is one of our weekly standbys for pre-theater dinner at Lincoln Center. The food is tasty and inventive with an excellent french accent.

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vipBsegor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and a lively atmosphere. Great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become a good tradition to have a pre-theater dinner with friends at Bar Boulud. This time we had expertly prepared tuna crudo and escargot for appetizers and scallops for main course. Pear sorbet for dessert was such a hit we ordered a second helping! Hemingway cocktail was on the strong side but still delicious. We’ll undoubtedly be back soon.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fanatstic food in a beautiful setting. Next time I am in New York I will be back!

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