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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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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (99)
Fit for Foodies (80)
Neighborhood Gem (63)
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Creative Cuisine (57)
Notable Wine List (54)
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Good for a Date (50)
Casual (42)
Great for Lunch (41)
Authentic (40)
Bar Seating (34)
People Watching (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Business Meals (28)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Late-night Find (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Seasonal (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Romantic (14)
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Local Ingredients (11)
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Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Disabled Access (8)
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Gluten Free Options (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Tapas (5)
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Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I favorite for pre and post Lincoln Center events. Very good food and thoughtful wine selections

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was relatively fast. The food was tasty. The tables were too close together. The noise level was extremely high.

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

The food is always pretty good but the service was worse than I remember. I wish they could get that part right.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bar Boulud was outstanding. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Menu was unique and the taste of everything (Salmon and Duck Confit) was PERFECT. Wines we selected were fantastic. Then we decided to top off the meal with a tasty dessert. Not only was it great, the pastry chef add a personally message and drawing in chocolate to say Happy Anniversary.; right on the plate presentation. Incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

They made our anniversary evening special. The food was excellent and brought us back to our recent trip to France. Definitely try the baked Alaska.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pre-ballet dinner, Pate’ was as advertised-the rest of the menu merely so-so. Service was inattentive and distracted. Good wine list, with some decently priced reds. All in all, there are better experiences for the $$ nearby. Coasting on name alone at this point.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pre theatre dinner very crowded and very noisy. The service is slow. We ordered a bottle of wine when we sat down, it arrived after we finished the appetizers and were eating the entree. The food is good if a bit overpriced; but considering that it is very convenient to Lincoln Center, they have a captive audience.

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

Took my parents here before they headed to the opera for my mom's 75th birthday. They were coming from Pennsylvania so they we're late, but staff were great. Stepfather uses cane and thankfully there's a bathroom on the main level. Delicious cheese popover amuse bouche (there's apparently another french name my stepfather knew.)
Had the chicken liver pate appetizer and steak frites, which were both excellent. Stepfather had duck pate and duck, which he liked a lot (he's a former professional restaurant critic), mom had chicken liver pate and ice cream(?) Generous hand pours on the two glasses of wine for me. Liked the Chablis (I don't actually remember if it was a chablis, but it was a unoaked flinty white that was very good), liked the Pinot noir a little less.
Overall a great experience and I look forward to returning again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

While the food is fine, the noise level is CACOPHONOUS ! We will definitely not be back!!!!! Our ears were ringing long after we left. Awful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Extensive wine list and creative appetizers top the list for my review. First impressions are excellent, with welcoming staff and attentive manager. Although the restaurant was fairly crowded, we felt we got top notch service throughout the meal. The restaurant is literally across the street from Lincoln Center making this the ideal spot for pre or post performance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We totally enjoyed our meal. I had the classic steak frites with bearnaise sauce and my husband had delicious salmon with leeks and potatoes. I had a wonderful glass of a St Emilion red. We had Opera tickets and this was a convenient place across from Lincoln Center. A bit pricey but with it for a special occasion.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was a pre-opera dinner. The food was very good and we’ll prepared, but not fabulous given the price. I ordered the special wine by the glass, which was rather expensive. I felt the pour was significantly smaller than my wife’s choice, which was from the regular menu. We were ordering by the glass because she was having fish and I was having beef. The difference in the amount was significant and rather than order a second glass we went to the bar at the Met for another drink before the opera.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my early weekday dinner. I booked a 5:15 pm same day reservation and had my choice of any outdoors table on a warm late afternoon. Very little noise, traffic, pedestrian shuffling or pre theater crowds. A real & unusual pleasure. Oh yes, the food and service was wonderful along with friendly service and an illegal desert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great, as always. Ended up, through an unusual combination of events eating at Bar Boulud (4 people after a concert on Sunday night with no reservations), then for a business lunch on Monday and a meeting with a new board member for a quick bite on Tuesday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The absolute worst meal I ever had, and my Fiancés meal was equally as bad. They didn't even get the drinks right. Its a shame since ewe live right next door, but I'll never of back...it was that bad!

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for brunch and it was amazing! We spent a few hours there eating a casual meal, the food and service was impeccable. Definitely going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was absolutely fabulous but the service was annoying. Another couple sat next to us and apparently they are well-known at the restaurant because every server and staff person came to check on them every 5 minutes. Despite their proximity to our table we couldn't get the attention of anyone for refills on our wine, water, etc. and it was really annoying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

They had a line for outside sitting dinner. We passed line then one of lady almost grab me said to hey you can’t do that. I said To her I have a reservation. That’s wounded our great experience. They need some direction for customers.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice french spot by Lincoln Center. My group ordered eggs florentine, soft scrambled eggs, pistachio french toast and veggie omelette. Everything came out on time and was super delicious. My favorite was the soft scrambled eggs! We sat outside on a Saturday with great weather. Any chance you get, please sit outside! It's great to people watch.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time at Bar Boloud. Food was excellent. Mostly French wines on the wine list but our waiter picked a nice wine for us. Service was great. I would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by Bar Boulud. They have gluten-free bread and several gluten-free vegetarian options. The service was quick and friendly and the dishes were tasty and worth the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is one of the better options near Lincoln Center. Nice atmosphere, gracious service, noisy but not so loud you cannot have a conversation. The food choices are imaginative and perfectly prepared. The price is a little high, but it's appropriate for the neighborhood. Good wine list, including a number of choices by the glass.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great duck confit and advice from the sommelier!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice for a casual meal before a performance at Lincoln Center.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, service, ambiance. Perfect spot for a long, delicious lunch!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lindo lugar. A la hora que fuimos 23:30 no habia variedad de opciones. La comida no resultó gran cosa, pero muy lindo lugar y ambiente

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bar Boulud is our 'go to' restaurant for pre-theatre dining when attending the Metropolitan Opera. It provides top class french food & great wine at reasonable value. The restaurant has a real buzz & is normally full between 17.30 & 19.30 with people attending events at Lincoln Centre. Service is always excellent & the restaurant has a very high staff to customer ratio so as to be able to cope easily with the 'pre-theatre' rush. Although we have not eaten there at other times of the day, the relaxed but stylish brasserie feel of the place would make it a good choice at any time. Go on, spoil yourself when next visiting the Lincoln Centre & eat at Bar Boulud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Absolutely brilliant. This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten in New York City. Every single thing was perfection, from the soup, with its complex flavors, to the entrees which were outstanding.

Portions are just right, not overly large, and perfectly prepared and plated. Still enough to share around at the table. I love that both mayo and ketchup were brought with the fries that accompanied Steak Frite.

We were all pretty crazy for the cheese popovers that preceded the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food. Good wine selection. Very good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sadly the poor service made an otherwise good meal a disappointment for us. We are regulars at all of the Boulud places in Manhattan and used to truly outstanding service along with the exceptional food. Our orders were wrong. We had to raise our hands for service and even once enlist the aid of the hostess to track down our waiter. But for the assistance of a dutiful busboy we probably would never have had our wine glasses refilled. I spoke to the manager before leaving, who was apologetic. I registered my dissatisfaction with our waiter by leaving a very modest tip, something I have never before had to do at a Boulud restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Their dry aged NY strip was better than peter Luger in my opinion

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Better than average food, service and value for money given the location. Nothing is outstanding but there is nothing to complain about.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice restaurant, specially the french "charcuterie" , it was lovely !
The scallops were very tasty.
Bravo !

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overrated - Disappointing. Everyone can have an off night and that could explain our experience, but I don't think so. Things started well enough with a very good and helpful waiter. But the first service error was when one member of our party had to ask twice to be served the wine he had ordered. Then, after the appetizers were cleared and the entrees were finally served (sadly they ranged from room temperature to cold and were soggy and unappealing), our waiter just disappeared. Later we found he had been reassigned to tables outside, but no one had notified us. We had to ask several times to get a waiter to come to the table so we could order desserts and coffee. This time we were served by a waiter we'd never seen before. Bottom line, both the service and the food were less than satisfying. We had also heard positive things about the physical design of the restaurant. Many people do find it appealing; we found it merely acceptable.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had been to the Met for matinee of the Magic Flute. The Magic continued into dinner. Great staff, convenient to our hotel and followed by a great meal served by superb, friendly and professional waitpersons. The duck confit was superior to any I have ever eaten. Thank you for an all around superb dining experience!!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Pre-ballet meal was served on time. Waitress was inattentive and wrong appetizer was served. Luckily a charming waiter stepped in and saved the meal - replaced the error and took good care of us for the rest of the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The only thing worse than the food was the service. The food was bland and cold, and the service was negligent and, finally, quiet rude. We will never visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I have been dining at Bar Boulud every season since it opened, recommended it enthusiastically to friends, and always been very pleased with the experience until this time, which was ghastly. I will never again dine there. My request for a table in the rear was ignored. The hostess said that "all those tables were filled," as if that was accidental. She said I could explain my displeasure to a manager, if I wished to do so, but what good would that have done? I might add that every request I have ever made in the past has been honored. Not only the quality of service, but also the previous, exemplary level of food has diminished. The escargots, which Mimi Sheraton designated as one of the most extraordinary dishes in NY, has been degraded to the level of "ordinary bistro." When I requested three flavors of sorbet for dessert, I received one scoop of lemon sorbet and two scoops of chocolate ice cream. When there is a curtain at the opera, there is no time to complain or ask that mistakes be corrected. They should never happen. I felt insulted and degraded by my experience. There will be no more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Bar Boulud is an old favorite of ours for after opera supper, and it remains one of the better places in the area. Now, however, it seems that after 11:00 they have a much abbreviated menu. Very much abbreviated, in fact. We chose the hamburger, which had what appeared to be high quality ingredients but far too many of them. It seems that the kitchen was dumping everything on the hamburger that they had left off the shortened menu. Not our best evening there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always consistent fresh and inventive French Bistro cuisine .
Outside tables or a booth are preferable . I am a fan of the Boudin Blanc and green green spinach however the salads and the prefixes are great . The charchuterie is unbeatable

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