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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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JD
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I had a really nice work lunch there on a weekday a few weeks ago, and thought I'd take my mother and a friend there for Sunday lunch before a matinee at the Met. It was kind of a disaster, frankly - I won't go back. They didn't have a table for us at our reservation time. There didn't seem to be a clear server assigned to our table, and service was spotty (they brought the wrong side for me, and never checked in to make sure everything was OK - it must have been 10 minutes before I could catch a server's eye to ask for the error to be corrected). And maybe worst of all we were seated near the open kitchen where a cook was just BELLOWING the orders - it was really depressing. The food is delicious, it's a great location and a pretty place, but - no....

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted right away and seated although we were early for the reservation. The service was aware that we had a performance to attend. All staff were attentive and questions about the menu were answered with detail. We ordered appys and brunch with all selections being outstanding. Of concern was a long wait time before the main course was served. This caused us to request coffee and the check simultaneously. We did not order desert due to time constraints.

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dining experience I've had in recent memory. At multiple points we were asked whether we had a show to attend (we did), and we were treated accordingly. The food was astounding (the sea bass was perfect, and the octopus appetizer was what dreams are made of), and the sommelier knew the wines backwards and forwards; I now know that I have a taste for Canary Island white wines. The mid-century modern atmosphere was like stepping into the best version of the past, the menu was positively decadent, and we left feeling very satisfied. I can't wait to have an excuse to return; Boulud Sud exceeded all of my expectations, and I will be singing its praises to everyone I meet. Thank you for an excellent evening!

G
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. We have eaten at Boulud Sud several times, anything you pick from the Mediterranean-themed menu is bound to be outstanding.

k
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sommelier was outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to NYC about 3 times a year and ALWAYS come to Boulud Sud. Whether I bring 10 friends or come alone, the service is always EXCELLENT. So friendly and charming. Prefer the full menu to the prix fixe menu but other than that, a wonderful meal, as always.

e
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and impeccable as always! The mezze and the salmon were fantastic!

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is very conveniently located to the Lincoln center. The staff is very accommodating if you need to get to a show or performance, But the food was mediocre . Disappointing for sure. Sunday brunch menu was offered. The eggs Benedict which I have often when I dine out was just okay. The muffins were too toasted and the bacon, too crisp.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch before a performance. The service was extraordinary, the food excellent and interesting. Highly recommend it.

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grapefruit Givré with sesame halva, rose loukoum, and grapefruit sorbet has to be the best dessert ever!

r
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Boulud Sud is worth it for its great service and ambiance. Although the food was good, it was not exceptional especially given the price and portion size. One can get good quality Mediterranean food made simply that has more flavor and at a slightly lower price.

VG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location. Great service and really interesting food.

P
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre-opera dinner and dinner made the evening special. Lovely stylish atmosphere with attentive service and an interesting Middle Eastern menu. Octopus to start was excellent followed by the tagine.. delicious. Nice glass of champagne to kick off the celebrations.
It’s not cheap but worth it.

Overall made the evening special

MS
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Friday night. It was a bit crowded and noisy but the food and service made up for any minor inconvenience. A price fixed menu - fabulous apps (order the Lagostinos if they have it); a good range of main course options. Everyone loved the dishes they ordered.

TE
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Good food, service and setting! What could be better

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Has gone downhill in last few years. Extremely disappointing food and service.. would not return.

RI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Well, we arrived late for our reservation and therefore had only an hour for the prix fixe meal before needing to leave in time for our show at Lincoln Center just across the street. We asked the host at the reservation desk if we had time for the meal or if we should get forgo the reservation. He assured us that we had plenty of time and it was no problem. That was not the case. We told our waiter when we were seated at 6:10 that we needed to leave by 7:10. Our first course came right away, but the main course did not arrive until 7. We wolfed the food down and could not stay for the dessert. They said we could come back after the show for dessert but at 11 pm we were not interested in dessert. So, shame on us for bring late and trying to rush through a delicious and expensive meal, but shame on them for failing to be honest and promising a meal that they could not deliver. The food, as always, was fabulous as was the presentation and the sophisticated atmosphere. I will eat here again but not unless I have at least 90 minutes for the meal.

O
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff could not have been nicer in accommodating our many requests!

F
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Boulud Sud is excellent. The wine list is outstanding filled with small unusual gems along with the stars you'd expect from a fine French establishment. It's not easy to combine the unusual with the grand and compliments are due.

FD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of my friends and I love Boulud Sud! I have been there for brunch and dinner, and the food is consistently great. The food, service and ambience are all wonderful, there's realy nothing not to like about it!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food is fabulous as always. Some dishes ( salads) are too big, some are too small ( appetizers)
Entrees are always just right. The service was not very attentive , unusual for Boulud Sud.

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Here’s my perception of Boulud Sud:
Hospitable.
Accommodating.
Friendly.
Service centered.
All of these, including attention paid to acoustics, are qualities I appreciate.
And, of course, well prepared food which I mention last because without the other qualities the food, no matter how good, wouldn’t bring me back.

SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is good and can sometimes be great. The service is spotty - it is either terrific or they fall down on even the basics (like bringing serving spoons with shared appetizers).

LV
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Prices were logical. Service was bad.

BF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always feel Boulud Sud offers lovely creative variations. The pumpkin soup had so many pretty and tasty additional items. The flavor of the Steak and Eggs (at Brunch) was so interestingly Moroccan. The red wine by the glass was outstanding (I guess it should be at $18). Service was friendly and confident. We will be back again.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice high end dining near Lincoln Center. There actually is a decent bar with an additional more casual dining area next to it. This is a very good go out with your wife type of place. The service is solid.

J
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Boulud Sud was very good the service was pleasant, the food was outstanding, very different and well cooked. The environment was very welcoming and pleasant. The noise level about right, not too loud, not too quiet.
Enjoyed every minute...

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Festive, elegant and spacious with a delicious, sophisticated and healthy menu

L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good service excellent food great before a night at Lincoln center

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I wish the menu was "refreshed" and offered some other selections.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very lovely decor, great ambiance, delicious food but very expensive

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Boulud Sud in NYC before our Lincoln Center. The staff was extremely friendly, professional and courteous and seated us at our table, even though we were a bit early. Service was excellent and food was outstanding. We live in Miami and can't wait to visit the Miami restaurant. Kathy Feldman

TO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my oh my one of the best meals I have had. From start to finish the service was top notch. The Sea Bass and the chicken fabulous. Be sure you save room for their creative deserts.

F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful meal with excellent ambience. A memorable meal with fabulous service. Go!

EG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It is a nice Mediterranean restaurant. Not overly special, but certainly worth considering for a regular outing in that neighborhood. Interesting food, but not high cuisine.
I think it is trading on the Boulud name recognition, but it is not close to what Boulud presented in his earlier incarnations.

e
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great meal beautiful setting great wine

F
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulud Sud is a wonderful NYC dining destination and superb choice pre-Lincoln Center performance. Prix fixe menu from 5-7 pm offers plenty of tasty options. Superb wine list. Exceptional service. Also an excellent choice for a special celebration. This restaurant goes on the "hands down-marvelous" list.

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. No piped music, excellent food and great service.

R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was fine, but 4 chunks of octopus for $30.?

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the restaurant calm and relaxing. Our server was helpful and charming. He made our dinner extra special

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