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
The food here is always fabulous but the service was lacking during this visit. We had a significant wait for any table attention after seated and had to continually flag down our waiter to get service. Several times, other waitstaff (2 different waitresses) took care of us while we sat with finished, dirty plates. Additionally, we were seated next to the register where the waitstaff and managers gathered, practically hanging over the back my husband’s chair, and chatted. Sadly, these problems detracted from a delicious meal.
We haven’t been to Bar Boulud for a number of years and decided to give it another try. The hostesses, wait staff and suits that walk/work the room were all pleasant and efficient. The cocktails and wines by the glass were very good as was the squash soup and the trout. But—one of us made the mistake of ordering the leek appetizer and the mussels, both of which were really unacceptable and should have been sent back , hard to do when you have a curtain to make. So—s o a mixed review.
We are starting to make Bar Boulud the place we go if we have dinner with friends after Sunday chamber music concerts at Alice Tully Hall. It has more reasonable prices and much better cuisine than the vast majority of restaurants in easy walking distance from Lincoln Center. The staff is friendly and professional. The noise level is high, but so is most everywhere else.
Four of us made a reservation at Bar Bouloud, a first visit for all. We had a wonderful time. It’s a fun place with great service, and the food was exceptional. I had the trout which was not only delicious but light and healthy. The Baked Alaska dessert was INSANE.
I ordered a Nicose salad without anchovy. It was so salty that it was barely edible. It looked beautiful though. I considered sending it back, but I felt badly and just left a lot of it behind.
My friend ordered fish and I tasted it. It was excellent
The wine was delicious and the service very attentive
Perfect for before a Lincoln Center Performance. We had the Escargots, Lobster Roll and Frenchie Burger. They were all great! We had ordered the Burger medium well and it came out medium rare, but they fixed it right away (with an apology and a comp). Our waitress was delightful, and the management was attentive, but not overbearing. It was active enough to be exciting, but not too noisy for great conversation. Prices are a bit still, but I will be back!
Food was great, very creative and high quality. The wine selection was also impressive and quite non-'standard' and reasonably priced. All great but there is one small problem, food is served too fast. Going to the restaurant is not only about eating, we need to have a time for conversation. Dinner is not a lunch so give us 20-30min break between meals. If you can do it than I would say you are excellent.
One of the few times that I've gone to a "big name" restaurant recently in NYC and wasn't disappointed, didn't feel that I'd just wasted a bunch of money, didn't walk out thinking "I could've made a better dinner at home." Everything was excellent. Wine by the glass was a bit pricey, but our server made a good recommendation for the wonderful daurade dish.
Got off to a shaky start but then settled in. The table they offered was ridiculous - pressed up against a plexiglass divider and totally weird. After we requested to move to a normal table things got better. Food excellent as always. Sommelier a bit strange affected manner. Nice low ambient noise level. Overall we were satisfied.