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.
New York, NY 10023
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.
$30 and under
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Garage on 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.
Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center subway stops are within blocks of the restaurant. Local Broadway bus lines stop directly in front of the restaurant.
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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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
Yumm! We enjoyed Bar Boloud very much! I had 2 delicious appetizers - a Pate' foie gras and pear mixture and a large salad with lardons and poached egg. It was awesome. My husband thoroughly enjoyed a boned and grilled trout. Our server was very attentive- but not overly so. And the wine list was excellent as well. Can't wait to return.
Still a go-to place. The steak-frites bevette is tender and tasty, and we actually prefer it to the NY strip. The coq au vin never fails to remind us what "French bistro" means. The Niçoise with seared tuna and tuna confit is unusually good if you're up for something light. The kitchen does small desserts well. The basket of Madelines or the plate of petits fours are a light way to end a meal, and they're done superbly.
I made a reservation two weeks ahead of time for lunch. Got there 5 minutes early. But the three women up front seating people were terribly organized and contradicted each other about seating policy?!...they didn't have a seat for myself and friend...when I inquired about 3 double tables right next to the sign in - they said those were for 'larger party' but in less than a minute another women seating people gave the table I asked for to two other women who had already been seated but wanted a better place....SO at that point I insisted they give me one of those tables. These ' seating ladies' were really unprofessional and not very solicitous. Made for a very rocky start to lunch....made me grumpy to be treated badly. Next time I won't make a reservation...seems like people who hadn't we're offered seats more readily.
We rolled into NYC from Penn Station. We were looking for something special, but not too fancy. Bar Boulud fit the bill perfectly. Great food and service. My only complaint is that the tables have a strange platform configuration that makes it hard to move your feet around.
Strongly recommend especially on a warm night.
Unfortunately, we had a very bad experience at Bar Boulud. We’re big fans of D. Boulud, having enjoyed many great meals at Boulud Sud, one of our favorite places.
On Saturday we had a 2:00 matinee at Lincoln Center so we went to Bar Boulud for lunch. We were seated promptly at 12:30. We told our server that we needed to leave no later than 1:40 in order to make our show. She said she’d get us fed and out in time and noted that many patrons were in a similar situation.
We ordered a simple meal of one coffee, a shared flatbread, and an omelet and ham sandwich. The flatbread was a bit slow in arriving, but not too badly so. It was very good, as was the coffee. But, then, things fell apart. We repeatedly asked where our omelet and sandwich and reminded her of the 1:40 deadline to leave. She repeatedly assured us that the food would arrive momentarily. It never did.
She explained that the kitchen was backed up. The place was crowed and busy, but not overly so. This was especially frustrating since tables all around us that been seated well after us were served quickly and efficiently. Meanwhile, we waited and waited. Finally, at 1:35, we told her we’d be leaving in five minutes – food or no food. That seemed to finally get her attention.
At 1:40, we got up and left the table. As we did our omelet and sandwich finally arrived (and looked good, BTW). But it was simply too late. I left $21 in cash for the flatbread and coffee (no tip, needless to say).
On the way out, we ran into the manager and complained about the lack of service. He was very upset, embarrassed, contrite and responsive. He offered to return our money and to make the situation right. He handled it very well, but we didn’t have time – we needed to rush to make our show.
Not what we expect from a Boulud property, obviously.
Service not really good at reception desk . Lat time same issue as this time they did not find reservation and ask me to show confirmation e mail. I asked to be seated in table of two on banquette they said not possible where as tables were available . They said that we should have phoned to reserve the table . Explanation inconsistent since the previous time no need to phone in advance . Staff at reception desk not really fine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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