Bar Boulud

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please join us this Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional dinner, we will be offering a 3 course Prix-Fixe Menu for $75 per person.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer a 3-course menu 5-7:00 PM $75 pp (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Our Gala seating will be 9 PM - 10:30pm 4 course Prix Fixe Menu for $115 pp (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included).

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 7667 People Are Saying
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MP
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect brunch. Service was impeccable, wine list was outstanding, onion soup & Quiche Lorraine were delish. We spent a very happy 90 minutes here and left with smiles on our faces.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good selection of wines by the glass. Service was attentive but the servers were a bit rushed, and ours missed a coffee order, which caused some rushing about at the end of the meal. The prices are not out of line for the restaurants in the area, but in my opinion the food is much better than others nearby for similar cost.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely convenient and friendly bar with quality food in a convenient form.

DJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good but too expensive!! Classical music would suit this restaurant better!

H
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had an excellent meal. Waiter was charming and attentive. However, the rice that came with the trout didn’t arrive until half the trout was eaten. I ordered the steak frites. The fillet, which was cooked to perfection and one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time! But usually there is a small salad with the steak frites but there wasn’t this time. It would have been nice to know that so I could have ordered a salad or veggie.
We ordered wines by the glass. Both were excellent.
Bad choice of music on a quiet Sunday night! Impossible to have a conversation with all that noise! Why do restaurants think we need music with our meals? We

We live in this neighborhood and eat here often for lunches and dinners. We NEVER see the same staff. We would love to get to know your staff as a friendly neighborhood restaurant. Food is almost always good. Dinner better than lunch.

N
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Sunday brunch disappointing. Poached eggs were cold. Server had an attitude. No one offered to refill coffee cup.
Usually have a great experience at Boulud, so was a bit surprised this time.

JM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We henjoyed a wonderful post-theatre supper for our anniversary. Wonderful staff, great vibe, superb food (best mussels meuniere we've ever had!).

KG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff is very gracious. I had an excellent cod with a potato leek mixture and it was superb. My husbands dorade was also very good. Our dishes were served promptly. We shared a salad and they split it in the kitchen which I prefer. We were unfortunately seated next to a table of 12 or so who were having a very LOUD good time so the noise level was a bit much. We were pre concert and had plenty of time to get there. It’s not cheap but I definitely recommend it

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I had brunch on Saturday before a performance. My omelette with Lyonnaise potatoes was delicious. The service and ambiance is always excellent. Definitely my favorite place to eat before a performance at Lincoln Center.

FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Waited 1 hour to get food served due to some kitchen snafus. Our waiter was nice and apologetic about it, but I expect better when shelling 200$ per person for dinner and a bottle of wine.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

a
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent and it’s a neighborhood place—lucky me.

CW
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French omelette and attentive service. Will return!

g
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service was weird. The waiters were all good but overall disjointed. They didn’t seem to coordinate well. The last fellow was excellent.

BC
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

More vegetables, please! Menu is very meat-heavy! Everything nicely cooked, the wine list was extremely expensive.

CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

boudin Blanc and purée were just outstanding! Their Chardonnay accommodate them well also.

JW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

z
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always reliable!

GP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall

DQ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at Bar Boulud did a great job of seating us, checking out coats and managing our table and meal. We were well care for by Javier at the bar before being seated at our table.

n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful delicious food:)

JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was completely inattentive and I had to get up from the table 3 times to go find some help.

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Main dishes were very good but the salads where mediocre and one of them was so salty it was very difficult to eat. When we told them about it they were not at all concerned.

SZ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a perfect lunch at Bar Boulud pre a show at Lincoln Center. We dined early so it was peaceful and we could easily have a conversation. The food was presented artfully and the servers friendly and attentive. Attractive surroundings and a delicious meal made for a nice lunch with friends.

AC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kind of underwhelming. Food wasn’t seasoned. Had to send back mussels because they had no taste at all. Presentation was basic for all the dishes. Felt uninspired.

JG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always been pleased with the food and service at all the Bouluds. We are in one or another at least once a week before a performance.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in 48 years. It was cozy, the food was exquisite, the service was attentive but not invasive, the wine was excellent, the music level was low. No complaints!

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Much more expensive than remembered and food mediocre

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised and delighted. Brunch was perfect pre-concert meal. Will return soon

DG
Munich
165 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS delicious, ALWAYS great service, ALWAYS good balue

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. It was my wife's 30th birthday and they made her feel so special. Attentive service and extremely kind and polite. Thank you Bar Boulud!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My favorite restaurant to have dinner before a performance at Lincoln Center. Always consistent quality. Going again in 2 weeks!

CA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wish it wasn't so loud. We had a hard time hearing each other in conversation.

DS
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Bar Boulud and go their when we are in NYC and Lincoln Center. I specified that this was our anniversary and they brought us a delicious dessert. Wonderful

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Coq Au Vin ever! Like I’m back in France, outstanding service! The wines are sublime! This is THE loviest and highest quality french restaurant in its segment!

MB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything was average. Duck over cooked. We tried to call several times to add a person to the party. Could never get anyone in the line. Just underwhelming.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous wine list, and top notch food. Service was good but we waited longer than we thought proper.

JG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are at Bar Boulud pre-performance at least once a week. We find the food and service much to our liking and we are very fond of their French-style steak tartar. Their oysters are particularly plump and fresh. Great pre-performance place.

MK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff was fine, food was good, but the wine per glass was pricey.

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