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Bar Boulud

4.4
6665 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 $29 and dinner for $48. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday-Saturday 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Late lunch offered at the bar and terrace from 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:30PM

Please note that we do not take requests or reservations for our outdoor terrace.


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Phone number
(212) 595-0303
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
64th Street
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Parking details
Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Boulud offers three private dining rooms – Vigneron, Sommelier and Caviste – each with a wine-themed décor and access through the restaurant’s wine cellar. The rooms are available for private and business entertaining for up to 65 guests.

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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 6665 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

we eat here because they would take a lunch reservation whereas many in the area will not. food was quite good, restaurant pleasantly quiet, service a little slow but ok

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Really slow service—even we asked to speak with the waiter about it.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was not as good as at other Boulud restaurants in New York, but the service and sommelier were excellent.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It is a restaurant I go to often. The food, service and atmosphere are first rate and i am never disappointed.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Women appearing on their own were seated at small two-tops in the back of the restaurant but women who came in with a man were seated in booths.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is wonderful and service is great. if you want to have a memorable dinner i suggest you order CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE TERRINE (amazing), ATLANTIC COD BASQUAISE (delicious) and COUPE “PRINCESSE” (incredible)

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Consistently outstanding in every respect, from its exquisite food & beverages to the impeccable service and gracious ambiance each and every time we visit.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They were first able to seat us earlier than our reservation, which was lovely and helpful. The service overall was incredible, attentive & pleasant. And the food was out of this world. Our table split a charcuterie plate which was delicious. My husband and I each had specials from their basque inspired menu which were each to die for- so good you want to eat it extra slow to drag out the flavor experience. The couple with us got menu staples and the frenchie burger blew our friends mind. And both us and the couple we were with split the chocolate tart for dessert which was also amazing. I am with child and could not enjoy the wine list- so we will be going back to try some of their pairing recommendations- but those drinking did say their drinks were also great. I am excited for the next time we go to the opera to eat here again!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had an after matinee dinner on Saturday and were delighted with our dinner and the excellent and careful service we received. We all ate something containing asparagus which was plentiful and tender and delicious. The scallops were perfectly prepared, a guest who ordered risotto said it was perfect, as was the lamb navarin and the steak frites and mussels as well as rhubarb tart and vanilla ice cream. A wonderful dinner and excellent service - what more could you ask?

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very excited to eat here, very disappointed before the check arrived. Tarte flambe was underwhelming, escargot was meaty but unimpressive. The duck breast was medium rare as requested, but they failed to render the fat which made it difficult to cut with the butter knife on hand and I couldn't enjoy a crispy skin. The mussels were simple and bland with practically no broth. General table service (water, bussing) was good, but we only saw our server twice; to place the order, and ask for the check. I've eaten at several of the restaurants in the Lincoln center area, and at this point I have to believe the guarantee of clientele has reduced the quality of food considerably. For my money, there are far better (french) restaurants within easy walking distance. Don't be persuaded by the fact that Boulud owns a street corner, he certainly didn't get this far on the quality they're serving up these days.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

10 years (at least) and still going strong. Glad to see trout amandine back on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing meal. Great service. Wonderful location!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Bar Boulud is a place to go for everyday dinig and have very good food.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I had a horrible lunch.
The croque madame was not edible.
It was dry, hard and felt like it was days old. The egg was over cooked and neither the sandwhich nor egg was warm.
When it was taken away (with only a few bites taken) the waitstaff did not question why it was barely touched.
I was incredibly disappointed.
I paid for lunch for 3 and it was over $100.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

the restaurant has been going downhill and has become a disappointment. It used to be a favorite. the Menu has become extremely limited and very narrow. BB seems to have done away with interesting fish dishes. Salmon is gone. You never see swordfish, snapper, tuna or branzino. Simple salads have disappeared. it's unusual to see an interesting special that would at least give a customer an opportunity to have some variety. The quality of the food has become very average. Service is rushed and impersonal. No concern is shown for clients, even for clients who come frequently for Lincoln Centre events. What used to a superior restaurant has slipped to become mediocre and is coasting on its Lincoln Center location and not qualilty of food or good service.

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I had about the worst service I have ever had at this restaurant. We were seated without menus and had to flag someone down to ask for them. No one took our order for a long time. We finally got our apps after another 1/2 hour and one of the dishes was not one we ordered. Then there were no entrees for another 1/2 hour. We were never asked if we were making a show, which at that hour most people are. I will never go back.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had high expectations for this spot. However, I left dissatisfied. The cod was undersalted and I believe the sweetness of the pepper stew that was on the bottom of the cod did not work with the dish.
The duck confit was tender and good, but not great. Service felt rushed especially after we ordered our entrees. Waitress seemed to forget to ask us about entrees, we had to wait a long time to finally inform her that we wanted to eat more.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Bar Boulud is one of my favorite restaurants in NY. When I am going to the opera or ballet, it’s my first choice for dinner. I’ve loved all of the entrees I’ve ordered over the years. I had the lamb navarin the other day. I would have liked a little more lamb in the serving. But for the price points in the prix dice menu it was fine.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic. Very chic place to get a casual bite to eat.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is a dependable spot for weekend brunch. With a reservation I do not have to wait. I would say our waitress was not the friendliest, but it did not detract from the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place, great food, wonderful crew, We have dinner every Saturday and never were disappointed. Our food is always so fresh and crew so welcome that we always looking to see them again. Last Saturday was my Birthday and Bar Boulud stood up in 100%. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very delicious - very French (lots of butter). We enjoyed the mussels and the scallops.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant was very busy and the service was spotty. We were surprised.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall great go to with friends, family or date

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Bar Boulud is our "after opera" favorite. It is a lovely, lively place with a constantly happy buzz. You absolutely can't go wrong with their tasting board --the duck and fig pate is worth walking miles for! The wine list is very good and the wait staff suggestions are always good ones. Overall, a lovely way to end an evening.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful Pate, French country cooking. Bustling,
Excellent pre/post Lin oln Center.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Magnifique !!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

So good! Loved every bite and sip.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food. Professional service. Reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Perfect for a meal before the theatre.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always tremendously enjoy dining at Bar Boulud !!
The nice welcoming team - the wonderful food - the warm ambiance and attentive service ..
Always a joy to go back —- whether for lunch or dinner !! It always feels like a celebration !!!
Merci Bar Boulud !!! AW

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Terrific prix fixe for lunch! The fish option is always delectable. The mushroom soup and chicken liver terrine are excellent appetizer options. Request additional toasts for the terrine. Dessert isn't worth the additional $7.

No changing table, FYI. We make do on the hand towel table in the accessible restroom on the main floor.

Régalez-vous !

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I come to NY 4 times a year and every time, I come to Bar Boulud. I even try not to go! With all the fabulous restaurants in NY, Bar Boulud is my favorite. I stopped in with my daughter and between the two of us we had an Old Fashioned, that was made just right, pasta with peas, steak frites, green and white asparagus and a chocolate dessert my daughter actually shut her eyes to savor. Our waitress was new and delightful and she did not hesitate to seek help if she did not know the answer to one of our questions. Yes, I will be back again!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

this time the food was very disappointing. Usually I enjoy my meals at Bar Boulud. this time not so much. The cod dish was very fishy tasting. I know it was a fish dish but "fishy" is not a good thing.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We are aficionados so my judgment might be biased. We always have a good time at BB, whether it's for casual dining or a full meal. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My comment is it is the best place to eat around Lncoln Center.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Servers were very inattentive. Our waitress abandoned us in the midst of a shift change.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious food, very sweet waitress.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a good choice for a little festive dinner before or after a performance at Lincoln Center across the street

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was ok. Expected it to be better, but maybe the Easter brunch menu wasn’t that great. Pastries were excellent.

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