Boulud Sud

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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us to celebrate Christmas Eve with a Mediterranean flair. We will be offering a Three Course Prix-Fixe menu for $115 per person.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer a 3-course menu @ $115pp from 5-6:45pm and a 4-course Gala Menu @ $235pp from 8-10pm, sans beverage, tax and gratuity. The Gala seating will also feature a live jazz band and a midnight Champagne toast. Kindly let us know of any allergies in your party.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 5923 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having an Opera weekend. This restaurant has a prix fixe menu designed for theatre goers; however, there is quite a range of food options. The food is fresh, clean to the palate, absolutely delicious, and portions are substantial. Food is served hot (when it should be) and is beautifully plated. Waitstaff are on point! The furnishings and decor are well appointed. An altogether perfect experience.

c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch, food very precise and flavorful, room and service pleasant, and prix fixe menu is reasonable value. Definitely plan to return when we again have LincolnCenter tickets

EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great and thanksgiving atmosohere was joyful. Food was very good although a bit overpriced. All in all very pleasant evening thanks to good service and frendly staff.

PI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner - disappointing!!!

JA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique meal that was superb in every possible way.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food.

RK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Even though I requested a table further from kitchen for a business dinner and I arrived one hour early just to make sure; we were seated right by the kitchen! Manager confirmed that we wouldn’t be next to kitchen but window back corner of the restaurant! Such a disappointment!

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience - delicious food, exquisite service, lovely atmosphere. We would recommend this place to our friends.

HC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Boulud Sud is a wonderful place to meet and catch up with an old friend. Extensive, good choices for a fine meal. A bit pricey for some items, but excellent in many respects. We loved the sardines escabeche, the octopus impeccable, the courage and fresh and melting in my mouth. What a lovely brunch. Funny, at Boulud, I did not expect a waiter to not know how to answer when I asked do you serve dark roast? Instead I was asked a 2 or 3 times if I wanted regular or decaf. That was unexpected.

ZA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is always quite good, but somehow our meal took over four hours this time. Unacceptably slow service, even from perfectly pleasant staff, does not make for a good night.

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

Two thumbs up!!

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

Our second dining experience at Boulud Sud in 10 days. Both times we had amazing dinner. Not only was food terrific, the wait staff were friendly polite attentive and NO attitude!
Highly recommend. Our new favorite.

SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & excellent service! Especially the desserts ( grapefruit givre is my favorite!! Omg sooooo delicious!) fluke as appetizer was good too. Chicken was amazing . Everything was good.

JV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is consistently good. Service is competent but could be friendlier.

HT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite. Wonderful food. Good atmosphere and attentive service. Love it.

LB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had eaten at Boulud restaurants in Palm Beach and Washington, DC., and chose this restaurant for a special day visit toNew York. We enjoyed excellent food, wine, and service. Many thanks to the staff for an exceptional evening. Brit

GE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

CZ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

B
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I return again and again. A beautiful room, wonderful service, delicious food. What more can you ask for?

WS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our favorite mid town spots. My husband is vegan and I am not - the menu can deliciously accommodate us both.

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasure to see it full and clients enjoying themselves

S
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the paella dinner that is available on Sundays only. It was a great value. Most importantly, the paella, drinks and dessert were delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We are glad that Boulud Sud, a gem of a restaurant, is in our neighborhood.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service!!!!

LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unpretentious yet competent service in a modernist setting that feels like a classy living room. Our party of four had fish, beef soup, crudo and salad - all were excellent, but the signature grapefruit dessert is not to be missed - it's one of the best endings to a meal I've ever had. The portions were just right and at $65 for a 3 course prix-fixe, very reasonably priced.

BH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The price fixe pre-theater has grown skimpier, with many supplement charges and no amuse.
Tables near the kitchen have bus station ambiance and waiters kept knocking into my chair with no apology. Value has really fallen off here.

OT
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you want a reliable experience before going to Lincoln Center, then I would highly recommend Boulud Sud. But if you are looking for a more refined dining experience, I cannot recommend the restaurant. It is very hectic and loud (even after the theater crowd left) and we didn't have service commensurate with the quality of the food, which was excellent. I don't know why, but I always leave Boulud Sud a touch disappointed and feeling somewhat frazzled.

GD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The three-course pre-fixe pre-theater menu is required to eat in the dining room from 6:00 - 8:00 Monday through Friday, which suggests that almost everyone dining is there to eat a meal before heading to a show at Lincoln Center across the street.

We had a reservation at 6:15 and the restaurant was only able to deliver us two of our courses within 80 minutes. At about 7:40 we were told that the kitchen was backed up (?) and that we could either wait for our final course (and miss our show), or to come after the show for our sorbet, some three-and-a-half hours later, at 11:30. If everyone is ordering three courses, and there are a set number of seats, I'm not sure how the kitchen could get backed up the way it did. Seems "unprofessional."

Of course the server did not offer to adjust our bill for only two courses so we could just conclude our transaction; they offered us two lousy options with no time to think about it and so we had to come back if we didn't want to miss the show we bought tickets for six months in advance. So here we are, having paid for three courses and only gotten two, needing to leave.

Of course, they didn't give us a voucher or anything so they'd know who we were when we returned, which made watching our show very stressful, wondering if we were going to have to go through hoops to explain the situation. When we arrived, explaining what happened and then giving the hostess our name three times made me think we were about to get some sort of runaround, but thankfully, after waiting a while as she looked into the matter, she sat us. Another server apologized about the insanity of all of this but it was too little too late. An offer of a free cup of coffee could've restored some amount of good will, but of course not, why would they? Why make things better?

This was a very unpleasant and stressful experience. Why force people to buy three courses if you cannot deliver?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for before or after the ballet or opera.

RL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent UWS location across from Lincoln Center for lunch or dinner. An eclectic, relatively light, Mediterranean menu with superb service.

g
New England
77 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining room convenient to Lincoln Center events. Service is impeccable, staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Price fix pretreated dinner was delicious and reasonably priced. Would defined return next time I am going to Lincoln Center

WG
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anne, Barbara and I shared twp apps: sardines and a linguini and seppi dish, both excellent. Anne and I both had the sea bass in papiote. We shared a sorbet dessert and a bottle of White Burgundy Thibert. Delicious

JW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

After numerous prior favorable dinners, this week's visit was a disappointment. The quality of the food ranged from uneven to poor. It appeared that the mandatory choice of the prix fixe, pre-theatre dinner has little, if any, commitment to the usual high standard of the restaurant. Also, the service was best characterized as sloppy and inattentive, e.g., our cocktails did not arrive until the end of the first course; we needed two separate requests for dining flatware, the bill was brought while we were still eating AND 45 minutes before our 'curtain', etc.
On balance, this is a "poor value" choice relative to numerous other superior alternatives in the Lincoln Center area.

KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant as you would expect from Daniel Boulud. The mezze is excellent as is the shrimp cooked in olive oil and garlic and the baked salt branzino. Top notch service, relatively quiet - highly recommend.

HC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly service throughout our meal. Every part of our meal was presented well and highlighted the various spices and nuances - nothing was overpowering. The mezze plate and smoked cod roe were scrumptious appetizers. Our entrees, Moroccan Chicken, lamb shank, and wagyu beef, all received thumbs up from our table.

S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elegant restaurant in a great Lincoln Center location. All dishes excellent, but I would focus on the
seafood. Not cheap, but a terrific experience!

JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is our favorite pre-theater restaurant in the Lincoln Center area. We dine there at least once a week.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table attendant was par excellence. I did not get his name. He was a Frenchman, tall lean with spectacles immaculate manners and a wonderful personality. Dinner was delicious and the variety even in a pre fixe 3 course meal was varied. Excellent overall experience.

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant when I’m in NYC. Prices reflect a definitively superb service staff, elevated ingredients and an inventive cuisine. Sommelier always helps choose the perfect wine, waitress knew exactly what dish I would like best. Vegetarian daughter always thrilled with sophisticated choices (white truffles on starter). Right portions, incredible flavors, and a relaxed atmosphere. Never disappoints. Try the 30 year old Marsala with dessert!

LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Boulud Sud used to be a favorite dining spot in New York. The recent visit was sadly a disappointment. Whereas the service was excellent, the food wasn’t what it used to be. Sadly the risotto resembled rice pudding and was not properly seasoned. The two different types of fish as main courses were so tiny that they could have been appetizers, not to mention that the cost of 4 small shrimp for an appetizer was almost as much as a main course. We hope that the food issues are temporary, and perhaps a result of a very busy evening? The ambiance is still a winner, but it’s after all the food that should be the main draw of a restaurant of this caliber.

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