Boulud Sud

4.6
4840 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5pm - 11:00pm; Monday until 10:30pm (Bar is open an hour later)

Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Tapas Menu offered from 2:30-5pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:am-3pm; Tapas Menu offered from 3pm-5pm.
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Phone number
(212) 595-1313
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Travis Swikard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
64th Street between Broadway & Central Park West
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An Icon parking garage is located on 64th between Broadway and Central Park West.
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1 Train
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Boulud Sud's light filled main dining room, framed by floor to ceiling windows, is perfect for private parties for up to 110 seated guests. Boulud Sud offers additional private dining rooms with access through the restaurant’s lower-level wine cellar. The rooms are available for private and business

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 3:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
4,840 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
20%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CP
New York Area
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

5-Star service for the Sunday Night Paella Special. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The sangria was strong and refreshing. Only quibble, half the tapas were not suitable for a party of four--two falafels and two tiny fresh anchovies. The quantity of the other tapas--marcona almonds and green olives were--were fine.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pastas were delicious but all three were lukewarm at best. It seems to be a French take on Mediterranean food, with most dishes not having the expected levels of spice. We love many of the sister restaurants but likely won’t return here. Not a bad restaurant by any means, food was well prepared, service impeccable. But too many misses for us to return.

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DB
Miami
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with the Cocktail list. It was most interesting and special. I had the vodka cocktail with carrot and ginger. Great tasting drink!
We shared a special Pizza that was cooked perfectly and was most tasteful and satisfying.
My Husband had the special Fettuccini topped with caviar and I ordered the quail with four gras and bing cherries.
Desert was palate cleansing concoction.
A clever Grapefruit desert topped with Halva!!
Most refreshing.
It was A lovely dinner.

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Orlando
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, excellent cuisine. A wonderful evening!

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BN
New York Area
2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

All in our party agreed that the food is all about the visual impact. Meats, appetizers, desserts were all bland and largely flavorless. This isn't how it used to be. Something has changed, perhaps a new chef?

Service was mediocre at best. They remember to bring the wine but had to be reminded 3x about a diet coke. Waiter thinks, mistakenly, that he doesn't need a pad and pen and can take an order for four all from memory. For duplicate orders of the same meat, they failed to ask who ordered rare versus medium, and then when reminded weren't sure.

After many years going a couple times a year we are unlikely to return.

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New York Area
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for get together with friends and very good food. The stuff is a bit slowly, opportunity of improvement. Anyway I like a lot this place, I’ll comeback soon.

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T
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to Boulud Sud for a special meal pre-concert with a friend and were not disappointed. The menu offers a good range of selections. Each dish arrived beautifully prepared and the food was delicious. The service was excellent: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, never intrusive. The staff timed everything perfectly so that we left in time for the concert without ever feeling rushed. The beautifully appointed room allowed for easy conversation. I look forward to dining here again.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best deals in town for a quiet, elegant lunch.

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m
2.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Side dishes and the seafood was very good along with the wine. The appetizers were average and the lamb was full of fat. I think if you know the menu and dishes you can have a good experience but for us it was hit and miss.

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j
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome back, comfortable searing, great service, excellent dinner with a can't miss menu, just right for a night at Lincoln Center. We will be back again. Jason and Cheryl Blonstein

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E. Tennessee
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My fiance built the experience so much for me I was disappointed the duck was not available. It was a mild letdown. I was also disappointed that you received two small lamb chops when you should have at least receive a half rack for the price. The sea bass was not Chilean... that being said, the hummus appetizer was very tasty, as were the mushrooms. The sea bass was quite good, although it lacked presentation. The manager did comp us a delicious dessert of espresso gelato,rose and lemon sorbet. The Ambiance was quite good, and I would definitely go back.

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G
New York Area
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two orders arrived lukewarm. Sent back and redone.

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PT
New York Area
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went there for brunch. Appetizers to share were amazing (sweet corn agnolotti and the anchovy dip). Everything was good until after they cleared out the sharing plates.
Pancake arrived the same time as appetizer but the waiter said it was for the kid and they usually would bring it to the table ASAP. That was fine. But our food didn’t come for more than 30 mins. After inquiring the kitchen literally rushed out our plates, the eggs on my Benedict were super raw - the egg whites were still largely translucent. Pretty disappointing considering we had a few good experience there before.

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Toronto
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Expensive but nice experience!

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JC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A top ten fine dining experience for us. Exceptionally delicious and inventive food, friendly staff, nice ambiance, reasonable pricing. Would happily eat here again!

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HL
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Next to Lincoln Center from which we'd come after seeing My Fair Lady.
Seated outside on a beautiful NYC afternoon.
Alas, the seating area has been covered by a construction scaffolding and has been for 4 years.
Food was French bistro[ish.] I had the fish soup which was spectacular

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g
New York Area
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They should offer more vegetarian entree choices. Otherwise, a great place near Lincoln center.

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G
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and we feel so fortunate to have it in our neighborhood. Absolutely every dish is delicious and the staff is superb. It can get very busy with the pre-theater crowd (be sure to make a reservation), but the operation runs like a well-piled machine.

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RB
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! I would recommend this anyone. Can't wait to go back!

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Raleigh
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprised that they initially tried to seat us at table in the center of the dining room when I requested on open table and confirmed by phone that we needed quiet seating. We were quickly moved to a booth against a back wall.

We had a number of plates that we all thought were fabulous. Only the zucchini pizza special failed—salty and soggy. For my daughter’s birthday, she ordered the grapefruit sorbet, which came with lit candle. The dessert was spectacular and enough for all four of us to enjoy.

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OG
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved my meal. I had the pre theatre fixed menu. My reservation was for 5:15 and had time to make it for Phantom at 8pm. Service was impeccable, I dined alone and they took great care. The Octopus a la Plancha is a must. My sea bass was cooked perfectly and if you're a citrus fan get the Grapefruit prive, the signature dessert. But my favorite was the chocolate pistachio ricotta dessert. The hostess even charged my phone for me while I dined. You won't be disappointed with your meal or service here.

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MV
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early dinner after the ballet. The service was outstanding! The food at Boulud is always excellent but it’s the staff that makes this property special.

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r
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every regard. The service was some of, if not the best ever experienced. Attentive without being overbearing or pretentious.

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f
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It's the little things
Water glass always refilled...well timed courses...the perfect sweet ending. This restaurant is almost perfect. The fried zucchini and fluke appetizers were delicious. Couldn't get enough of them. We each elected to have the sea bass which was well cooked. The Sancerre by the glass was lovely (I would have had a second glass had our server been around). Even the latte was delicious. While service was mostly on point, towards the end of the meal, it was hard to get their attention to get the check, especially since we had alerted them that we were going to the ballet. Everything was perfectly timed until that point, but that inability to timely pay the check led to a little scurrying, and my friend wrapped up the halvah to go - which made for a superlative treat during the ballet intermission. Loved it, will return.

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IH
Los Angeles
2.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

A disappointing post-theater dinner experience. The food was interesting and had potential, but poorly executed. With the exception of the beet tartare, which was balanced and delicious, every dish failed on some level. The zaatar flatbread (Manakeesh) was extremely salty, which made the corn agnolotti, taste very bland. The patatas bravas were overcooked (just shy of burned) and also very salty. The desert (ricotta pistacchio) was interesting, but not particularly flavorful. The drinks, on the other hand, were perfectly executed.

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SN
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The consistency of food, wine, ambience, and service makes repeated visits really something to look forward to.

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L
Birmingham
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time and pleasantly surprised.
Mediterranean Meze was a perfect starter. Excellent falafel.
Sea bass was perfectly cooked. Portion could have been a tad more.
Quail was delicious.
Shared a strawberry dessert that was too busy. Many layers when all it needs was the cream, berries and sorbet.

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b
New York Area
3.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Perfect spot before a show at Lincoln Center. Staff is attentive and make them aware that you're going to a show and will get you out at the right time.

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L
New York Area
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was a step down from the great cuisine we have had here many times in the past. It was not a very busy night, the fish of the day portion was small and seasonings we’re not done as well as Boulud sub usual level

Maybe it was a bad night, we will probably try it one more time, but if it’s the same the next time would not go back.

Have dined here at least six times, and I’ve always had great service great food and thought it was worth the high price level on those occasions.

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w
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with interesting Mediterranean menu. We will be back.

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KI
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Three friends eating before going to see Whipped Cream.
Great veggie options, chicken tagine, lamb, harissa, & eggplant flatbread, anchovies and fabulous grapefruit and
halva dessert. Our waiter Cory was very attentive and professional

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P
Mexico City
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Outstanding food. Servers uninterested to engage, talk about the menu and even seemed annoyed when asked for suggestions. But the food makes up for all of the above!

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EB
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: exceptional.

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SS
San Diego
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The som did an outstanding job pairing our five course tasting meal.

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RI
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and outstanding service. Food is innovative and delicious. On the pricey side. Quite atmosphere, good for couples and adult groups.

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UW
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely special and delicious, the entire meal was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great but portions were small

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s
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was really quite good and would warrant a return trip. It is hard to fathom, however, that service in a Boulud restaurant could be so abysmal even accounting for that we were sitting outside. The waiter was so busy chatting with his colleagues that he could barely bother to even pour water, ask if we wanted drinks or take an order; shrugged when we noted that the bottle of wine we had ordered was warm (which required us to have the sommelier intervene); and brought out all the food at once when the table, for sharing, ordered multiple appetizers and main courses (which normally suggests in a decent restaurant that the kitchen will organize the food delivery).

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AV
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal for anniversary dinner. The octopus is amazing.

Only negative is the dessert options - very limited if you have a nut allergy.

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