In addition to dinner seven nights, we feature a $39 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and a $42 two-course prix-fixe brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is both a neighborhood gem and a destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Two private dining rooms seating 20 guests each are available for your private entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40.
The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3 pm onward.
DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar • Epicerie Boulud
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch July 24- Aug 18
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at Café Boulud.
Dinner will be served from 5pm -9pm
We'll be offering a prix fixe menu for $175 per person. Children 12yrs and under - $55
Monday, December 24, 2018
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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Excellent food and attentive service
High quality well prepared and presented dishes served in a relaxed environment. The servers and manger and hostess all speaking to guests to serve end attend to their needs. Very friendly. Daniel Boulud’s restaurant’s always remain as my go to places in the city.
Excellent and so consistent one of my favorites
One of the best restaurants in Manhattan. Service, food, ambiance all grade A+
Best restaurant ever. Expensive but worth every penny. The food is outstanding-unusual...from the breads to the dishes, all the way to dessert, each and every morsel was amazingly spiced, the nuances of combinations amazed us. Even desert was outrageous. The staff was elegant and warm. Best night ever.
We visit once or twice a year. An absolute favorite.
A fabulous dinner and impeccable service.
Celebrating our dear friends birthday dinner. I really enjoyed the wine selection and the sommelier recommendations for the red wines
Surprisingly to see Indian delicacies on the menu which most of us enjoyed
Our go-to place since its opening in 1998. The food is great, the wine list better, the service warm and efficient, the ambiance most pleasant, and the overall experience as good as it gets.
On this visit, we had the foie gras terrine and a new addition of prawns and swordfish brochette in broth and vegetable, then pasta with white truffles, then perfectly roasted duck with chinese eggplant, and lamb two ways-roasted and rogan josh. All outstanding. Babka and molten chocolate cake for dessert.
This place never disappoints. More accurately, it has always been a lovely and satisfying experience and among the best place is the country.
Espectacular!!!!!! Todo lo que llevo trufa estuvo maravilloso!
Wont be back for a while. Service is very routine like. Went a few times when in town. Loyalty not appreciated. Other places to discover
We had a small party here recently. The ambiance is festive, food delicious and the service was attentive, neither too much or too little - just right!
Absolutely fantastic. Attentive wonderful team. Chef Boulud even stopped by. We loved the entire meal - pasta with truffles was delightful and salmon was a complete surprise - cooked perfectly. Soufflé for dessert is fantastic
Amazing service and wonderful food and wine
We were there for brunch, so the menu is somewhat limited. The fennel soup was delicious, and my husband liked his shrimp appetizer. We both chose the swiss chard tortellini in a broth, and it was not to our liking, unfortunately. Barbara, our server, who we really like understood we didn't enjoy the dish, so she didn't charge us for one of them. Classy! We will return but will not pick this dish again if it's on the menu.
Brunch was just ok. I wouldn’t go again on my next visit to NYC.
Service could have faster given that it was not crowded when we got there. Prices are commensurate with UES rents, I guess.
Thank you for the wonderful evening at Cafe Boulud! It was a very special way to celebrate by birthday! The server brought be a beautiful dessert with a written happy birthday note from the chef. The cocktails and wine were a nice compliment to the amazing food. Our server was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Thank you for a memorable culinary experience!
Consistently one of the best restaurants on the upper east side of New York. Five star food and service located next to the best hotel (The Surrey) in Manhattan. Another incredible evening again.
We went here for a business celebration. The food and service were outsnading. Highly recommended.
Our meal was outstanding, the decor is elegant and the service was good. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by so many welldressed diners.
We were two couples who have often frequented the restaurant; however, we found the service a bit slow and dragging that night which is indeed unusual. Furthermore, one of the men had ordered the black bass and didn't like it at all and I swapped with him my salmon entree which he much preferred. Having eaten his black bass I can see why he didn't like it. To my taste, and perhaps to his, it was undercooked and bland tasting. I opted not to send it back because dinner service had been quite slow and would have taken too long to re-order another entree.
Everything is perfection as always. Surprising to see so many informally attired men (no ties) in such an elegant restaurant.
The food and service were fantastic! I’ve already recommended it to a friend who works just a block away!
Lovely - celebration for my husband’s 60th
i have never been disappointed in dining at this establishment. Food, ambiance, and especially the service always are top notch. From the coat checker to the maitre d' to the servers, everyone treats you with understated graciousness. I would eat more often here if I lived in NYC.
Wonderful experience. Great service from the minute you walk through the door. Very accomodating. Of course amazing food! Coming back very soon! Thank you!
Nothing special for the price, food tasted like it was all reheated and they were in a hurry for us to leave,
GreatFood, great service, quiet for conversation, good for business or social get togethers. Service and decor are very good. Price is moderate for the quality of food and overall service and setting.
Every single thing we three ordered was not only delicious but beautifully plated and presented. Not to satisfy the vanity of the preparer but beautifully so that the diner could appreciate the esthetic but understand what he/she was eating. The food and the room could not have been better but the service, the wait staff in particular was loose and not at all attentive, engaged in long conversations among themselves. I managed to get the attention of our waitress and asked her for additional spoons that the others at the table could taste my veloute'. After a long wait in which the server was in plain sight and in multiple conversations and impossible to get her attention, I had to get up and walk over to remind her about the spoons. That was the level of service we had all evening. But, on polling, in the cab on the way home, it was unanimous, the food made it worth it.
My previous dining experiences a Cafe Boulud have been wonderful. It was not the case this time. The meal was good, nonetheless. The first course, the Chestnut, lentil veloute with cream was tasty but the Chestnut flavor did not come through. The duck breast was delicious, tender, and cooked precisely to order. The eggplant was an uninteresting afterthought. The dessert, vacherin, was delicious but the meringue on the side added little. The service was attentive and courteous.
Start to finish just a wonderful experience. Staff is so accommodating, friendly and thoughtful. The food is exquisite both in quality of ingredients as well as precise preparation.
The waitress was extremely kind and the food was delicious!
Absolutely wonderful service from floor staff.
We requested a dish with white truffles and had a lovely pasta with shaved truffles. It was exactly what we wanted and was preceded by the daily soups both of which were very good. Boulud always suits a business dinner because of its ambiance.
The best part of my visit was that all of my requests had been attended to,making this most enjoyable for all. The Croque Madame, Mushroom veloute, the smoked salmon appetizers were all delicious, and the service was attentive and well-timed. The size of the portions were perfect for a lunch visit.
The maitre d' made sure that my visit this time left no room for uncomfortable moments re seating. I truly appreciated his kindness.
Beyond delicious amazing dish great atmosphere , I had a great night! Thanks
Muy buena experiencia. Es mi cuarta vez en este Restaurante. Soy un admirador de Bouloud. Excelente menú y muy sabrosos todos los platos. Para mi es uno de los mejores de NY. Felicitaciones!!!
AMAZING SERVICE!! Great food, loved the menu! The level of service was above and beyond expectations! Highly recommend!