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Celebrate with your special someone on Valentine's Day! Enjoy a 4 course prix fixe menu for $195 per person.
Friday, February 14, 2020
The food was very good. The ambience is very stuffy crowd.
A civilized oasis in uncivil times. Excellent food, exemplary service. One of New York's best.
Food was excellent and the service outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything is good! I will recommend to my friends.
Great service, ambiance and food! One of my favorite lunch restaurants!
Food and service were impeccable. Great value for restaurant week. Will return for dinner.
Over the last few years we've had some outstanding, very tasty lunches at the Cafe. Wednesday's was good, but we were just a bit disappointed. The beef main lacked flavor and wasn't too tender. The arancini were dry. And what happened to the Madeleines? By any chance do you have a new chef?
Going to this restaurant during Restaurant Week was a huge mistake. Pasta was served almost cold and was mushy, gloppy, flavorless and had one piece of under rendered bacon on the plate. Wait service was abrupt, water glasses never refilled, check put on the table before we were finished eating--and then 4 or 5 people came to pick it up before we'd even put our credit card in. Horrible first impression.
This is a wonderful place to have a late lunch or dinner. I always go there for something special.
Don't miss this gem of a restaurant
Lunch was wonderful. My husband had the Restaurant Week menu,..I had the a la carte. The food was divine....the Vol a Vent with snails and wild mushrooms heavenly. The service very good, although there was some confusion over what wines we had ordered...and we benefitted from a double serving of the Amuse Bouche....
We've dined here before, and the standard has always been very high indeed. We'll be back.
It was the first day in Winter-2020 Restaurant Week, I am not sure if this explains why the bread was stale. It was not baked on premises nor delivered at dawn of the same day. It was at least one day old. Yet, the "bread guy" first tried to ignore us but when he couldn't ignore my "frantic" hand waiving he stopped by but with a "crummy" attitude!! What happened to the other guy (from Bangladesh or something like that)?. This is not the Boulud that we came to know for more than two decades. Many new faces in the serving staff; doesn't bode well for the place.
The pate was no where as good as the canned from a French on-line store!!! It didn't have a "frech" taste. However, the bread that came with it was far less greasy than in the past. The rest of the meal was very good; as you would expect from Boulud.
It seems that some one is "spread thin".
delightful lunch, great food, competent and friendly service, nice ambience.
This was a mixed experience. The good was quite good but extremely expensive. I really think there should have been a greater continuity between price and quality. The service was also mixed. A young French gentleman was very gracious. The others were really not at that level. Again, for a $300 lunch I expected more. Still, it was very nice.
Impeccable food and service.
Good, but not surprisingly good.
This was a family celebration of my wife's 90th birthday with our daughter and son-in-law and a nephew and niece and their spouses. It was perfect in every way--food, service and friendly attentiveness, with a most professional serving staff led by Renata. My wife and I have dined at Cafe Boulud two previous times and we look forward to the next, soon. By the way, we attend Lincoln Center often and have enjoyed the three Boulud restaurants there for many years.
Elegant, attentive with overbearing, wonderful food at every meal
Lovely setting, excellent service and most importantly, outstanding food
Love Bolud restaurants especially for seafood and amazing good values on wine list. Hats off especially to sommelier
Not by any stretch an inexpensive restaurant. Quite the opposite, and yet it is a better value than most of the comparable. Excellent food, fine wine list, impeccable service and a very nice ambiance.
Excellent food and outstanding service, as we expected from a Boulud restaurant.
Timeless classic that exceeds expectations in both service and cuisine. Fabulous staff that personify culinary excellence both in front of house and kitchen. Bravo!
The service was impeccable and the food outstanding! Wonderful experience!
After seeing the show Moulin Rouge, a French restaurant was exactly what we wanted! My husband and I were celebrating my 70th birthday! We could not have picked a more appropriate place. Food, atmosphere, service, impeccable. Loved every minute of it! We were greeted with pleasantries and it continued throughout the evening! Of course, my birthday was acknowledged by the staff to complete the night! We will return! Merci
Second time at Cafe Boulud, this time for a birthday celebration, and on both visits the food and service have been outstanding. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and really helped make it an excellent dinner for a special occasion.
Cafe Boulud seems to have lost its spark. The basics on the menu are as good as before, but the service and overall atmosphere nothing special. Maitre D are okay but service terrible - not familiar with the menu, almost throwing coffee cups on the table - missing basic training of a good restaurant....
Brunch menu is a little bit simple. Especially the entree part. If can serve tasting menu, will be much better. Oysters were really good pairing with Napa Vally’s Chardonnay. Service was perfect.
Absolutely incredible! The server was so kind and the food was beyond words.
Not impressed - felt like the perfunctory hotel restaurant
My wife and I just arrived in NYC after a long day of travel and were looking forward to a relaxing dinner. We decided to have just a half bottle of wine and ordered a Burgundy at $110. When we were served it was from a Coravin and was a Bonne Mare. I neglected to look at the detail on the bill when it was presented and later found that the cost was $250. My fault for not catching it but I would not expect "bait and switch" from a restaurant the caliber of Boulud.
If you are looking for an experience in NYC, look no further. My friend was very happy with his surprise brunch here. Kudos to all of the staff for making us feel welcome and cared-for.
Outstanding food (appetizer, main, shared dessert, 1 bottle of wine), service - terrific, and noise level - quiet. One of the most expensive meals I have had in NYC.
My family of five had an absolutely splendid evening at Cafe Boulud. We loved it all—the food was exceptional, the staff was welcoming and attentive, and all of us—ages 17-79–enjoyed it immensely. Standouts for food were the foie gras, the chicken, the beef Wellington, and the oysters. The ambiance was lovely and calming.
It was a special evening we will not forget.
Impeccable evening at Café Boulud ~ everything was wonderful !
It is absolutely superb, and we are lucky to have it two streets away....the most luxurious neighborhood
club in the world!
A great restaurant in the classic mode. Quiet and comfortable, impeccable service, maybe a bit pricey but worth it
This restaurant is the perfect combination of a special occasion restaurant and one in which you can imagine locals go at least once a week. I simply adore this place.
Food was wonderful. And the service is always impeccable. It's nice that they always have fresh, seasonal ingredients on the menu.
Good as usual. Would like less salt in food.
Outstanding in every regard.