Bar Boulud

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$30 and under
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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve, we will offer or A La Carte menu with Christmas Specials, with the option of a 75$ Prix Fixe

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer a 3-course PRE-GALA menu 4-7:00 PM $75 pp (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Our GALA seating will be 9 PM - 10:30pm 4 course Prix Fixe Menu for $125 pp ( luxury items with supplemental cost) and a complimentary midnight toast (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included).

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful but more importantly, you could hear. Much better acoustics than most NYC restuarants.

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant but also to be aware that there are some dishes that may seem different for those not from the city. We all liked our food but but felt that the appetizers were so much better. The small pate plate was very, very good. The 3 cheese plate was also very good. And the bread!!! It was very, very good - exactly what you would expect from this type of restaurant. In fact, most of our party indicated that they should have only had appetizers and skipped the main meal. We did not try desserts so cannot comment.

NN
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here before the ballet. The menu is quite varied. We had a tasty quiche, delicious vanilla brioche french toast, and ricotta pancakes A wonderful city brunch.
Their service is impeccable!

LP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A table of 5 required one guest to sit on the outside of the table, with the leg in the center of legs and on the isle. some what uncomfortable and crowded.

ET
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come here twice now and have had an excellent time both times! The service is great and the food is delicious!

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellence food. The stay was friendly and accommodated my need for a quiet table.

y
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place is very nice, across from Lincoln center. The food was good.

MS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for Thanksgiving prefix. Food was good and so was the service also it was a reasonable price. Would come again! Dessert could have been better.

N
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overpriced thanksgiving menu. Food was mediocre and service was quick but a bit pushy to turn over the table.

A
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Got my appetizer within 5 minutes of placing my order, and the main course within 20 minutes. Was out of there within an hour!

o
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Super food, great service ...noise can be better. Thanksgiving lunch was offered with great dedication.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was good and service was excellent. Not too pushy, but still very attentive.

LM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was a very good night. The food was excellent. Service was a little slow but picked up once the theatre crowd left. Was very noisy so hard to have a conversation with our guests.

CM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and wine selection.
Service is ok, but room for improvement.
Some dishes are expensive other priced right.
Great fries and Madeline.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the express lunch, which is a great deal. A delicious salad to start, then their outstanding coq au vin sandwich, and a brownie for chocolate lovers. Service was quick and cordial. no complaints.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the simplicity of Bar Boulud - and the WONDERFUL food and the awesome wine list. Do look for the special bottle they open every night; it’s a chance to try some spectacular wines

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The mussels weren't as good today, in terms of the sauce, and the pot seemed less full. It would be great if mussels could come with salad instead of fries. Thx!

GB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this is a splendid informal restaurant, with admirable cuisine and service. The menu options are varied and attractive. The selection of wines is exellent.

MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I used to have lunch at Bar boulud every time I would come to New York , just to get the pate en croute and the floating island.
Last time I was there at lunch the pate en croute was fabulous .
But , this time, it was like I would chew some card board.
The floating island was still good.
Service was just ok.
Since I was by myself , I got a table near the entrance, sitting next to a couple who had no idea , they were in a shared space and were talking so loud that they also contribute to this disastrous lunch.
I live in Bal Harbour Florida and I would wish that Boulud restaurant in Miami , could carry the pate en croute there also.
I am trying to find a whole pate en croute for Christmas.
Do you know where I could get one or have one shipped to me ?

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The only thing I would recommend is that waiters be more attentive to empty water glasses.

PB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city. An always interesting menu, extraordinary service and really well prepared food I usually have a group of appetizers but this time elected to have the trout and it was superb.

I
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine less formal smaller Boulud restaurant across from Lincoln Center. Great charcuterie and bread. Prix fixe has many good choices. Strong wine list. Daily special pour for wine by the glass. Eager to return. Reservations helpful.

b
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Better alternative than The Smith next door! Crazy busy for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. It took a little longer than the restaurant expected to get my food, so they comped my wine, which I very much appreciated. I had plenty of time before my matinee performance at Lincoln Center, so I didn’t mind at all. Service was friendly and stellar. Would definitely go again.

BM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch with out of town guests.
Food was delicious, service excellent.
We had a very leisurely brunch.
I highly recommend Bar Boulud.
We also went to Bar Boulud for lunch several time. Same excellent experience. Definitely 5 stars.

MQ
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of my favorite NYC food and drink experiences! I will return next time I am visiting! The charcuterie is to die for. Get it all! Get all of the meat and pates and get all of the cheese. It's totally worth it. Service was great, bathrooms were clean, restaurant was hopping! Loved every minute of it.

MP
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
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.

OC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was early but the staff accommodated us and sat us right away. Our server, Able, was attentive but also gave us some privacy. The food was delicious. We had the tuna crudo and duck. Definitely will be back.

KD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I found the food to be unremarkable - perfectly fine, but nothing special. On the other hand the wine selection was very remarkable: remarkably expensive - with the least expensive bottle priced at $72.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! All four of us were pleased with all courses, delicious! Service was also terrific! We will be back!

BO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My guests and I had a lovely meal which provided a wonderful respite between the opera and Big Apple Circus.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The squab special was particularly good! The onion soup was fair.

P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed at Bar Boulud -- food, service, etc. is exactly what I expect. I've recommended the restaurant to many friends and am looking forward to being back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

r
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Everything we had was delicious--carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Cassoulet and white truffle pasta both superb. Staff's wine and dessert suggestions were very helpful. Service was quick and efficient. Atmosphere was lively, but not intrusive. Would definitely go back. Chocolate pave alone is worth the visit.

DJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

H
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All in all above expectations

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.

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