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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Join us to celebrate this Valentine's Day with a Mediterranean flare. We will exclusively serve a Three Course Prix-Fixe menu from 5pm until 6:45pm for $115 per person. From 7pm until closing time, we will exclusively serve a Four Course Tasting menu priced at $150 per person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. No words can describe it

K
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! There is something for everyone on the Restaurant Week menu! No skimpy portions here! Every dish was excellent! Good cocktails too! And the service!
All great, delicious and excellently prepared!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great restaurant but has an old, dowdy customer base.

r
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently five. The staff, the food, everything is always just perfect as it was tonight

7
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable dining experience. Service, ambiance and food...excellent.

EV
New York Area
305 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a dinner before a Lincoln Center event. And during Restaurant Week, this must be among the best meals one can find. There is ample choice, including several items that require a modest supplemental charge (above the $42 prix fixe). We were so impressed by how delicious everything was, and the ample portions as well. And attentive and unobtrusive service. Truly a 5-star experience.

N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated at the first table by the entrance to the main dining area - a lot of coming and going. and somewhat noisy. The waiter could have been a little bit more attentive - by contrast he spent a good amount of time with the couple seated next to us.

FC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Part of the problems with restaurants belonging to great chefs is that you go there with great expectations, and that they tend to bump up their prices. Boulud Sud is a nice place, but that does not live to the expectations one may have for such a restaurant: the food is boring. Most of the originality, of the liveliness of the Mediterranean food had been tamed down to the point of being dull. The Taramasalata was very suave, but it had more to do with a cream spread than with cured fish roe. I had an octopus that could have been overcooked veal; the chicken in the tagine could have come in any other chicken dish and the lemon and turnip were sluggish, drown into too much of a sauce that had itself not much to do with tagine. Am I really supposed to pay $ 35 for such a boring adaptation of an otherwise very nice popular and modest Marocan dish? As for the wines, you may decide to pay $ 175 for Hervé Bizeul delicious little Sorcières du Clos des Fées but you are being robed, since it comes out of the domaine at € 12 and you can buy it next door for $ 17. You would be better off getting a glass of Roc des Anges, since this glass will only cost you the price of the bottle.
Regarding the ambiance, it is a very nice place: beautiful volumes, thanks to the isolated bar, and above all the two vaulted ceilings. Still, I find the blown up Van Gogh and Cézanne a bit kitch. As for the paper table cloth, it is so absolutely cheap!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

My server was not attentive.
Restaurant is great, food was great. But...

TA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta happy hour is one of the best deals in town. Food is consistently good and service is immaculate. Great place to grab a bite after a concert at Lincoln Center.

J
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot well designed

OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a fabulous, albeit expensive, pre-opera dinner
The restaurant offers (only) a prefixe $65 pp menu from 5-7 Monday through Friday. Perfect food and service, with one glass of wine each plan on at least $230.00 for 2 with tax and tip

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Julian was superior. Congrats and your staff

RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated and charming
With perfect service
And a pleasant and varied, but modest menu
The pre theatre menu is a great value
Finally, and most importantly, the food is
Really excellent

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a new favorite restaurant in the city. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. Highly recommended for someone looking for inventive food of a high caliber.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service impeccable and efficient. Lovely ambiance and decor. Will definitely be back and recommend to our friends back in Canada!

D
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant with excellent service, great menu and food, and all-around comfort and style. It is what you think of when you have in mind fine dining in NYC. Very creative dishes prepared beautifully, along with an outstanding wine list. Great location right across the street from Lincoln Center. Boulud Sud is the fine dining restaurant which is adjacent to Bar Boulud which also serves food, but has a different menu.

LM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times since it is in the neighborhood and the overall experience is quite good. The food is excellent albeit expensive. The tables are not close together so there is a sense of privacy. The noise level is fine. It's really a nice place to dine. The service is just okay. It just to be more attentive; this time, I had to look around for a waiter at times but it did not diminish the experience. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the UWS.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro at the bar was the epitome of hospitality. The food was delicious but he really made the dining experience something extraordinary.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we dined at Boulud Sud and we really enjoyed it. The place was very elegant. The food was great. I had the Steak and eggs and it was perfectly done. My husband had the Salmon and eggs and it was so good too. We had a few other things and they were so good too.
Service was first class. Drinks were always refilled. We never had to ask. They were always there. The food came in perfect timing.
This was truly an experience to be remembered. We will definitely be back.

NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Terrific food.
Nice presentation.
Welcoming.
Way too loud if you are in the 50+ crowd
Tables crammed together
Service is well meaning, but we had to be vigilant--indeed, aggressively vigilant -- to get out in time for the opera.

W
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was very good, has a very nice atmosphere and and the restaurant is in a great location near Lincoln Center. But the food (limited to the prix fix menu at the time we were there) was not particularly memorable, except for the grapefruit givre for dessert.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Great service. Excellent food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for brunch.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

The mushroom soup was tasty and I likely to be surpassed anywhere. The main course, steak and eggs, was excellent, but the portion could have been larger. The potatoes had a bit too much spice on them. The dessert which was three ice creams was superb.

DK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The restaurant undercooked a chicken entre and it needed to be sent back. When we got the bill they had left both the old dish and the new one we ordered on the check. After an awkward flag down of the host, they removed it from the bill, but I was surprised they did not comp our coffee or send over a glass of wine considering the style and price point of the restaurant. It was nice, but drinks were about $10 a piece overpriced, bread was stale, and the service wasn’t spectacular. Very expensive.

LP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and very attentive service. Fantastic food.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a wonderful time. Only complaint was we had to ask three times for more chips and they finally arrived after we finished the course.

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very good experience but did not live up to expectations. The dining room attractive and comfortable with an open kitchen and large staff. The food was excellent, however, the chicken tagine had excellent crisp skinned chicken, it does not, however, live up to the expectation one has for a Moroccan tagine. When we sat down, the waiter presented us with Pre Fix menus. The menus we viewed in the website were A La Carte menus. I asked the waiter for them and after some time and a discussion the waiter had with a floor manager, they finally came. Also, a server brought over to our table wine glasses and a bottle of wine. We had only ordered cocktails.

r
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable as ever! Convenient location, great food and service. Couldn’t ask for more.

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a reunion with my brother, who has been sailing across the Pacific for 9 months. He was happier to see a Tagine than any fish on earth. And the crudo was exceptional

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They get everything right; the staff, the food, the room. All near perfect.

G
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about it: my waitress, Liliaa was wonderful. The food was delicious at high NY prices, but service and quiet atmosphere was the best?

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and ambiance. Food is outstanding. Highly recommend for any occasion.

W
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining option close to Lincoln Center.

RS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was solid but service was lacking.

NT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always treated so well. Gracious, thoughtful service with excellent recommendations. Creative, delicious tastes. Never rushed. Always welcome.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went on New Year’s Eve and found it Very disappointing considering the cost. Most of the food was lukewarm and uninspiring. I wouldn’t bother going again. I can’t think of one dish that was memorable other than maybe the lobster bisque but unfortunately that was almost cold. Perhaps it was because it was New Year’s Eve and very busy, I think I should’ve been more impressed than I was, but the music was good

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and gracious service-terrific menus.

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