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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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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (116)
Fit for Foodies (90)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
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Notable Wine List (66)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (52)
Great for Lunch (46)
Bar Seating (43)
Casual (43)
Authentic (41)
People Watching (31)
Business Meals (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Romantic (23)
Seasonal (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Late-night Find (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Healthy (11)
Cozy (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
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)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 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 5 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 5 days ago

Pre-Opera. Perfect for the occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. Unfortunately we could not get a table we pre-requested and hoped in the middle section of the restaurant, due to the number of diners, that is two. The space we dined was congested, too close to neighboring tables and we could not talk private matters.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My second time going and won’t be the last. It’s my new favorite place to go with friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Bar Boulud was just the ticket for an afternoon meal before checking out Rockefeller Center and Saks near the holidays. The salmon was cooked to my specifications, and my sister was happy with her trout. The cream of mushroom soup was very flavorful, and I loved my mixed greens salad. The mini dessert with the three course lunch was a pear crumb cake with vanilla icecream - the icecream was quite tasty! A little sancerre for me, and a scotch for my sister and we warmed up quickly from the very brisk day! I will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It is very convenient to Lincoln Center and is a perfect place for a light lunch before the ballet or opera.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Day trip to the city for the holidays and wanted French bistro cuisine for lunch. Great location and wasn’t too busy which was great. Service was attentive. Had the French onion soup which was fantastic. The croque monsieur was very rich and balanced. We also had madeleines to finish off our lunch which were light and lemony. Obviously, a bit pricey for lunch, but it was a treat for the holidays and NYC prices are up there in general. Definitely a place to try if you enjoy pate and charcuterie, the menu was full of those options.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was a special Christmas Eve dinner. My roast chicken was the best I’ve ever had except French Bress chicken in France. My husband’s steak was médiocre and so was our dessert. Over all , the cost performance didn’t meet our expectations.

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