Boulud Sud

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Mediterranean

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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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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

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly, very attentive staff, difficulty hearing waitress due to noise level.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service here was very nice. They were attentive (the host is definitely not on their cellphone here). Met a friend for lunch midweek. It started off as a quiet meal, but - after about 12:30 - it filled up very quickly and was more lively.

They have a $26 "express lunch" menu, which seemed reasonable when you consider it's a sort of high-end place. The soup was very nice, and I liked their olive oil. But, the food was sometimes too salty (the falafel!), sometimes too bland (hummus).

I don't like it when restaurants do what feels like a bait or pay much more and get excellent.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend get together!

SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good fish en papilloteI, I am watching my cholesterol and appreciate lean options, some dishes too creamy, too tempting! C’est la vie- will go back, good ambiance, great quick service.

LV
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the service was good. It was unfortunate that we were seated at the table which felt cool draft and noisy corner despite my request of quiet & comfortable setting. I also request a special attention on birthday when I made a booking but nothing happened. However, over all it was a nice occasion and certaionly the food was very satisfying.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Service impeccable.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Limited menu , pre concert. slow service, almost missed 8 pm concert. Arrived at 6 pm.

DB
Frankfurt Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I ate dinner at Boulud Sud with friends last Saturday evening, prior to the opera. We have eaten there many times, and the food and service were very good, as usual. It remains a great choice for dinner before Lincoln Center performances. The only downside to this restaurant, and it has become more pronounced recently, relates to the mandatory prix-fixe menu in the early evening. The prix-fixe early dinner is understandable -- it certainly is faster and easier for the restaurant staff when many diners have an 8 p.m. curtain. However, the number of choices seems to have been seriously curtailed recently. On Saturday, there were only six choices for the main course, and two of them had substantial supplements. Additionally, while the price of $65 for a three-course meal (assuming, of course, that no dish with a supplement is ordered) is not bad at all, the only option with the prix-fixe is to order more food than I ever would order a la carte, and far more food than I need or want to eat prior to attending a lengthy performance. That said, I certainly will continue to eat at Boulud Sud pre-theater. I just wish that they would make a few menu adjustments.

H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French scrambled eggs are heavenly!

BM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely saturday brunch...mezze was fantastic and chicken was delicious, as were the lemon ricotta pancakes.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don’t understand the no-corkage fee policy.

TS
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an extremely good meal and fantastic experience at Boulud Sud on a Friday evening in early December. Started with cocktails (specifically, two Manhattans) at the bar which were well-made by very capable and hospitable bartenders - when (not if) I go back, I would recommend sitting at the bar if alone or with a friend/partner given the social layout. Later sat at a table and was fortunate to have received exceptional drink service (by Erin) and food service (by James). The Wagyu beef, side of carrots and salmon tartare were all more than satisfactory, but my favorite item was the Buckwheat Rigatoni pasta offering with shaved black truffle on top. It was savory and rich, creating the perfect comfort food for a winter night. James was also kind (and smart) to put it on separate plates for my friend and I without being prompted. I recommend for someone who values a well-rounded dining 'experience' that features a combination of quality food and ingredients, world-class service and a vibrant (but not too loud) ambiance; that is what executive chef Brian Arruda and manager Marcellin Fal have built for customers at Boulud Sud. I expect to become a regular at this restaurant. Make sure to save some room for dessert!

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

relaxed sophistication with delicious mediterranean food and exquisite service. for the wonderful lunch, i recommend selecting the sardinian lemon bottarga pasta! (little quibble, the house bottled sparkling water is not actually on the house, just fyi).

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best octopus I eva had!!!

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was very crowded and tables were close together. It was noisy for a restaurant which is supposed to be elegant dining. What really annoyed me was that the server spoke such poor English I was unable to communicate sufficiently to understand a complicated menu and take proper care of my important special guests. The food was good but not as good as we expected, considering the reputation and price. Would not return.

B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on a Tuesday night in December. We had reservations, which I think got us seated in a quieter part of the restaurant. Otherwise, it can be noisy. We had the sea bass in parchment paper and the lobster risotto. Both delicious, but the sea bass was better. We will come back here.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
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

CL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great- some interesting customers!!!

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
158 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
194 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.

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