Café Boulud

4.6
5588 reviews
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CAFÉ BOULUD features a French-American menu inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud's four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines.

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
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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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

We had a spectacular dinner on Sunday celebrating my husband's birthday. Everything from the moment we arrived and checked our coats to our birthday dessert was superb. The Captain, Marie Caroline, is a professional with a subtle sensitivity and deep knowledge of fine dining and hospitality. Merci beaucoup!

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CJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first Michelin Star restaurant and I think it lived up to its reputation. The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect (not too crowded and the noise level manageable).

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a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Try the chestnut soup!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All , very , very good!!!

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EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

elegant atmosphere, fine food, an especially nice place for Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines celebration

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LP
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has always been our special occasion place and it never disappoints!

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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, fabulous staff, great location, and lovely atmosphere. No detail was missed and they are very willing to accommodate food allergies. What a wonderful place to celebrate my daughter’s 17th birthday while visiting from Seattle. Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I tried their brunch! Coffee was really good, both of our appetizers were delicious and main course is cooked well. Excellent attention to detail and service.

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FG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Chef Bouluds restaurants. They're all the best dining experiences.

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food that is reasonably priced for an Upper East Side French restaurant. Chef Bludorn made every meal memorable and delicious!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Try to focus on customers... they will be happier I think...

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

It was a bit underwhelming for all the hype. Food not superb as expected. Would not return.

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AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the staff is really dialed into the patrons needs.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A neighborhood staple, it is very good overall. A bit inconsistent over the entire meal. A very nice lunch.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was salty, we returned both entree.
Appetizer were Ok, but nothing special.
Not worth the money

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful and worth every penny. That being said it really was very reasonable compared to other similar types of restaurants.

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Boulud did everything right for us. The menu is simple and unfussy. The food is well executed, and succeeds at making food I wouldn't ordinarily eat still turn out delicious. The service is attentive but still relaxed, and the atmosphere is chatty but easy to hold a conversation.

I would absolutely go back!

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value for 3 course brunch...our favourite place to go at the weekend. Food is delicious - not too much not too little. Pleasant and friendly service.

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JR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A consistent, high quality performer-- food, service and ambiance are all excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will come back

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We are regulars there for lunch and dinner,
However I will never go back for breakfast .
While they were courteous, the service was unspeakably slow and when at table inattentive. As our expectations are that it would be the same level of service that we have always received at lunch or dinner...
Very disappointing.

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NK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week lunch with family. Salmon and beef were cooked very well and had great appetizer as well. Service was excellent. Overall great experience.

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DS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant.
Excellent service. Wonderful food.
Great ambience.
Very enjoyable experience.

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Café Boulud always delivers... we went on Restaurant Week and received a good value for our money.

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i
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. The selections on the menu were excellent. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, warm and personable. The mushroom ravioli were excellent, and my husband raved about the beef bourgignon. The deserts were excellent as well, as were the recommended wine. All around 10+ .

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!!!!!

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EM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a fabulous place to have a meal. The food is spectacular, the service is excellent.No music in the background so one doesn't have to scream across the table.

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EG
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, Café Boulud pricing is high. I cannot afford to dine there with any real frequency. But I will make it a point to spend my dollars there whenever I have enough and enough of a chance. During my two years living above my means in Manhattan, I have not better restaurant experience. Simply the best.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious & enjoyed the ambiance. Bathroom very clean.

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L
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Plus: Restaurant Week menu choices , chef’s gifts, special wine prices.
Minus: refusal to sit 3 out of 4 until all were present, cold rolls.

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

some food were great, main course was WAY too salty. waiter tried so hard to get you out of there.
clean out the plate when food is still present, when dessert was served the manager just threw the bill on the table, not even saying"whenever you're ready". they just want to get you out of there ASAP! since we sat down to leaving, it was only an hour. Don't go there if you want a date or talk. but food is still great, but guess they don't taste how salty it is.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love it!everyt

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good and delicious 😋😍. I'm so happy

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant Week. Some places are not especially friendly to people who are taking advantage of the week. Cafe Boulud was extraordinary! Gave us lovely little treats throughout the meal, service was lovely and the food was divine. I had the mushroom ravioli and literally made little happy noises! This place is worth the hype!

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were all wonderful. The value of Restaurant Week can't be topped.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food is not as good as expected and the environment is a bit noisy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week menu was good and they bring over some fresh baked madeleines in addition to dessert!

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r
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Dabiel's rep but bnothing like he qualitybof hisnrestaurant.

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K
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed brunch here on Saturday. Great menu, brunch cocktails and wonderful service made for an exceptional experience.

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