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About Bar Boulud

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.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Provencal

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.


Cross Street:
64th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 595-0303

Website:
http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/

Entertainment:
None

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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

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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.

Bar Boulud Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (116)
Fit for Foodies (93)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
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Creative Cuisine (66)
Notable Wine List (66)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (53)
Great for Lunch (46)
Bar Seating (45)
Casual (43)
Authentic (41)
People Watching (31)
Business Meals (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Romantic (23)
Seasonal (23)
Late-night Find (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been regulars at Bar Boulud for years. I am very glad to observe that the food quality has remained constant and very good. Over the years we have noticed some inconsistencies with service. However; our server this most recent visit was absolutely wonderful. We went because I wanted to try the Cassoulet which they just added to their winter menu. It was delicious. My husband had the Coq Au Vin which was another fantastic dish. The red-wine sauce was absolute perfection. We also tried the raclette as a starter dish. Very good and accurate presentation. We selected some wines by the glass which were also very good. So this was good and successful meal with a polite and professional server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is just a fabulous restaurant in all areas. We live in San Francisco and always eat here when we come to NYC. A must if you are visiting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious. Only dusappointment is that we could not sit at a booth. We made the reservation a while back and it was our anniversary. We would have liked a more intimate table but was told it was for bigger parties.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The wine steward was especially gracious and helpful. Coq au Vin was fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent meal here. I so appreciate that the menu has some classic french dishes such as beef Bourguignon, which I ordered and enjoyed thoroughly. Some of the tables are very close together which is inevitable because of the lack of space available. If there are more than 2 of you can sit in a booth which is preferable. We always enjoy eating here.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Steak frites was a treat! Excellent table service. We come once a year to go to the opera and Bar Boulud is our first stop!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had dinner for my wife's birthday. We're going back this week for my birthday.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Pre-Opera. Perfect for the occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Four discerning diners were disappointed. Heavy handed preparations of Classic French dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Bar Boulud has never failed us yet. The food is consistently excellent and creative, while staying close to its French roots. Dietary restrictions are accommodated, and the service has always been extremely professional and excellent. We usually go pre-performance, and they have always gotten us in good time without feeling rushed through the meal. While not inexpensive, we feel it is an excellent value overall. We always look forward to dining there. The only caveat I would add is that if you want a quieter part of the restaurant, ask to sit in the back

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Though not inexpensive, the quality of the food and it's presentation is worth every dime. Would have been nice if they had used some sound absorbing material on the walls and/or ceiling, but the noise level is not oppressive even when full. Bon Appetit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The ambiance and service were both nice. Semi-casual chic atmosphere and pretty attentive waitstaff. Being that it’s a Boulud Restaurant my expectations were pretty high. My boyfriend and I are both professional chefs so we always enjoy a good meal cooked by someone other than ourselves! Lol the meal starts with delicious, light and fluffy cheese puffs (I’d presume gruyere was in the pate de Choux), followed by exceptionally good bread and French butter; some of the best I’ve ever tasted. This made me excited for the food. My boyfriend ordered the steak, medium-rare, and I ordered the coq au vin and we shared a side of roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. While the flavor of our dishes were quite delicious, the cooking wasn’t exactly what we hoped for. His steak was more of a medium, not medium-rare as requested (for a $45 steak we hoped to get what we asked for) and the cooking on my chicken was a little uneven. The flavor and tenderness of the cut of steak still made it quite delicious, as well as the sauce on my dish, but as for the chicken some of the meat was very juicy and moist, and other parts very tough and dry, on the same drumstick, like it wasn’t stewed quite right. The spaetzel it came with was tasty, had kind of a crisp pan-sear on it which was nice, but overall a little dry. The Brussels were exceptional. During our meal a manager came to ask how the steak was cooked and my boyfriend was honest with him. For dessert we ordered what was sold as a very chocolatey dessert with espresso ice cream etc when it arrived it wasn’t quite what we hoped. While tasty, I wouldn’t exactly say it was a chocolate dessert. There wasn’t much chocolate and there was a whipped cream that tasted more of bergamot that kind of overwhelmed the rest of the dish. They also asked me when I confirmed my reservation how to spell my bf’s name (for his bday) so I thought they’d surprise him with a bday message, but no. They did send petits fours to apologize for the steak, though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were loyal customers for long time while ago, later management changed and all went down for us and we have been obended BB for a long time. BUT WE BACK. Management change and all is perfect again. See you soon

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service from everybody was exceptionally attentive and cordial, beginning with the hostess who found my party a booth when another party finished earlier than expected. The restaurant manager knows how to hire.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant right across from lincoln center Perfect for a pre or post performance meal they serve till midnight weekends. The food was classic franch bistro with some unusual option. The service could not better

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and attentive and informed service just a bit noisy

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The pistachio French toast was sublime. Great experience overall and would love to visit again next time I’m in the city.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

With the exception of our server, who was friendly and attentive, everything about this dinner missed the mark. for the most part, the dishes were fine, just not excellent, which we had expected from a chef of Boloud's reputation. The tartar, a dish every member of our family generally loves, was overly dosed with mustard, and one of the three servings we ordered was served without bread. The coq au vin was lacking flavor of wine infused in the sauce, the baked Alaska included a bizarre crystaline element that ruined the mouth feel of the dish. Based on the meal our party ate, I cannot recommend the restaurant.

Then, when it came time to pay, rather than split the bill between the two cards that were given, the hostess charged one card the full price for the meal, then ran it again for 1/2 the total. We were assured that the error was corrected. Still waiting for it to clear the bank to confirm. For the price paid, I would have expected this to be handled more professionally.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, great wine list and professional wait staff. Leisurely pace and plenty of time to enjoy a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great for before the opera or anything at Lincoln Center

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 11, 2018

At this restaurant we found absolutely fantastic food and impeccable service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

For the first time I ordered "Coquec au Vin".
The worst I ever had: no taste whatsoever ,
Undercooked I gave it back and was not even charged for it. That was certainly a gesture to appreciate .
I just hope the almost untouched plate was not put back into its original pot!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Okay, not great. Drinks were good, the food so so. Very disappointed in the coq au vin which was over cooked and too windy-rich for my taste. BB is a pleasant place to eat; whether it’s worth the money is another question.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Unbelievable service, impeccable food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved it all
Angela is amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bar Boulud is without a doubt the best pre Lincoln Center performance dining spot! Tried the duck this time...memorable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

There was a warm welcome from the outset. The waiter was attentive and helpful throughout. The sommelier was very knowledgeable. There was a reasonably priced prix fixe menu. The confit de canard was excellent, as were the moules frites (from the a la carte menu). The appetizers and desserts (we shared the petits fours) were of a similarly high standard. An enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good, but the service was slow and inattentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meal was delicious, service outstanding, wine excellent. It was good value for the prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. The only problem was, despite the restaurant having 3 doors, we were seated near the door and there was a terrible draft every time somebody came into the restaurant. It was a bitter cold evening and my husband had to leave his coat on during the meal because it was cold. The place is lovely and they are doing what they can to control the wind, but it was not working that night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great pre-opera dinner on New Year’s Eve. Got there early and it was not crazy crowded yet. The food and champagne were very good. The service was great and the restaurant looked very festive. Added bonus - got to see Daniel Boulud and his entire team take a New Year’s picture - thank you for a great experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always been a fan of Bar Boulud, along with the other Boulud restos. Having said that, the two-person tables are so small that if you order two or three plates to share and a bottle of wine, you cannot fit everything on the table (I've only sat in booths previously). I ordered the frisee salad, which was good but TINY, and the lobster roll, which was a disgrace. Barely any lobster, heavily dressed (perhaps to disguise lack of freshness?) in a 2-day old brioche bun with SUPER greasy chips (supposed to be Old Bay chips but I couldn't detect the faintest hint of spices through the grease). Utterly disappointing. I have had better lobster rolls from Pret a Manger, and frankly, I think those are disgusting. My friend ordered the soft scrambled eggs with a side of bacon that NEVER CAME. The dessert and the bottle of Cremant de Bourgogne were the best part of our meal. Will not be returning, there are too many good restaurants in the neighborhood (and the city) to eat at places that coast by on their name and have officially stopped trying.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good service and good food. Highly recommend this restaurants.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was wonderful, as usual. Service was excellent until dessert— which came 20 minutes after the entree was cleared. Someone was asleep at the wheel. Not up to the standard of many past dinners there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointing from beginning to end. Service was poor, food arrived barely lukewarm and was mediocre, and atmosphere was like a cafeteria.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food. We had the steak-frites and coq au vin.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We visited Bar Boulud for the 2nd time. We were staying across the street at the Empire Hotel and remembered really liking the restaurant from our first visit. It did not disappoint. We were pleased again and will return the next time we are in NYC. The only thing that I would have changed was that the lights were too bright in the front of the restaurant where we were sitting and they were not able to dim them. Felt like I was in a hospital operating room. Otherwise, the food is great and the service was attentive. Very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've eaten here a few times, mostly in the summer when we can sit outside. Inside, in the cold weather, it feels crowded with tables very close to each other. The food is good and mostly well priced. My husband and I both had onion soup at $16 each, which, to me, was way over the top. It was good but not that good. And it was served in a very small crock. Mostly it is a great place for dinner across the street from Lincoln Center - less than 3 minutes to cross the street.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Foo and service was very good. We didn't like the layout of the tables and lack of privacy. It also got pretty noisy. After asking the hostess for a table in a quieter area, she seated us right where the waiters come In And out of the bar and kitchen!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delightful attentive staff who make you feel welcomed. Food has always been excellent. Love this restaurant.

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