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About Café Boulud
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
New York, NY 10021
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:45pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Restaurant Week 2017: July 24- August 18, Monday- Friday, 11:30am-3pm Lunch Only
76th St and Madison Ave
$50 and over
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Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.
Feast & Fêtes is Chef Daniel Boulud's exclusive catering company providing Daniel’s sumptuous cuisine combined with personalized service and attention to every detail of your off-premise entertaining needs. Call Jean Christophe Le Picart at 212-737-2224.
Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues
#6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Café Boulud offers two private dining rooms accommodating 18 guests each or 40 when used in combination. The Main Dining Room and Bar Pleiades is also available for larger groups - accommodating private parties of up to 100 guests. All spaces are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner events.
Café Boulud Ratings and Reviews
It is probably the worst French cuisine I've ever had...very salty and extremely hard to digest. I had a stomachache after I had my salad. The menu says Macadamia in the salad, but you have to use microscope to see it, nor could you taste it. And the salad is made from lettuce with roots. How could they claim such a high price for such poor quality food! I was extremely dissapointed. It is unbelievable!
Cafe boulud is one of my favorite restaurants but don't go there on valentines day. They over booked the number of people they could fit and the usual calm, high service setting was rushed and cramped. There was more than a 30 minute wait for our table with no where to wait ( even the adjacent bar was packed) and despite all the staff still being quite accommodating, they really couldn't give the type of service that they are used to due to the number of diners and the cramped room. Definitely not worth the very high priced dinner this night.
We dined at Cafe Boulud as an early Valentine's Day treat. Everything was executed flawlessly. The food from start to finish was outstanding and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. It was an extremely solid dining experience and we would recommend to all without hesitation. We look forward to going back.
I was very excited about our dinner at Cafe Boulud. It was my daughter's 20th birthday and I indicated so in the notes I left for the restaurant in the open table app. Thinks started really well. Our reservation was at 9:30 since there was nothing available before and we got there eager and hungry. The bread was delicious. Our first course also wonderful, I had a jambalaya that had layers of flavor and was smokey and delicious. My daughter had crab with tangerine, fennel, jicama, mint,and crème fraîche that was also great.
Our second course was also good, I was underwhelmed by the pork (not the refinement I expected) but my daughter loved her ricotta gnocchi.
The real problem was the service. When 11 o'clock came along half the waiters left and we felt like, all the sudden we were the proverbial Cinderella wearing rags. They hurried us, they brought a beignet that was part of my desert in a "to go" paper bag when we did not indicate we were leaving. They were not bringing the petit madeleines they had brought for every other table nor the round bonbons. We had to ask for it. The maitre brought the bill before I asked and tried to take it away before I had a chance to put my card in the fold. Of course no acknowledgement was made of my daughter's birthday.
Not worthy of the star Michelin. If you are so eager to go home early, do not take late reservations. I left the restaurant, after paying a pretty penny, mad, disappointed and feeling mistreated. I won't be back nor will I recommend it to my friends. The cuisine was great but the way you treat your costumers, when they invest you with the privilege and power of making a memory (my daughter's 20th) is even more important. They failed. They wrecked it. So sad.
Café Boulud doesn't need a review from me. There's nothing I can add that hasn't already been said a thousand times from much more reputable reviewers than me. Not to mention that the joint has a well known reputation for it's food and service. It was one of the most amazing meals I've ever had. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was superb. It's clear why this is a Michelin rated restaurant.
I have to stretch hard to find anything to complain about and the only thing I would say would be that the butter could have been softer for the bread that was served. I add this only because no person and no establishment is perfect. That's classic nit picking and matters zero in the scheme of things. I can't wait to go back. If I lived next door to the place, I'd probably be living on the street from having put all my money into meals at Café Boulud.
Cafe Boulud used to be my go to place for a nice dinner, especially on Sundays and Mondays. Then the chef changed and they have slowly built their way back to the old excellence. You could always count on exceptional service. Unfortunately, on this visit we had exceptionally poor service. We waited almost 30 minutes to get a first drink, the waiter was very distant and then decided to give us our check before even asking about dessert. I hope this is not reflective of the current state as was an aberration
I was expecting more from this restaurant with the chef name and for the price. Had the recommended escargot and it was good but not hot. The chicken was also cold, dry and looked like leftovers with a rock hard pastry ring. My dinner guest had sea bass which he said was good but slightly overdone, but served on a tasteless mash of something. Service was really slow between first and second course, and then another long wait for dessert. I would not go back.
My husband and I were in the city for the weekend and had agreed to meet a friend at Café Boulud. In the event, she couldn't come and we kept the reservation, but were disappointed. After we left, my husband told me the restaurant had a Michelin star, and I couldn't believe it. We are foodies and have enjoyed great meals all over the world, but didn't find anything special about the food at Café Boulud. We started off with a frosty reception, and the interactions we witnessed during the 15 minutes we waited for our table suggested a clear advantage of being an insider....Finally we were seated next (VERY CLOSE) to a couple that screamed throughout their meal, making it impossible for us to have a conversation. On a positive note, our waiter was very professional, and seemed quite vexed when he realized they had forgotten our main course. Overall this was an unhappy experience, as we found the place stuffy, dark, overcrowded, and noisy.
The food was very creative and delicious. Staff was polite and very attentive. The gave us a complimentary appetizer and then complimentary truffles and madeleines after dinner. The bread choices were creative as well. We went to their bar after dinner for the live jazz and a night cap. It was a perfect evening.
Daniel Boulud never disappoints. The Restaurant Week meal was superb with outstanding , very cordial service. Warm and friendly with more than a touch of class. The meal was beautifully prepared, creative and not too heavy. The desserts , of course, were both gorgeous , beautifully plated and just the tops. There is no comparison. There was a lovely wine special for the week, also. Bathrooms were immaculate . This restaurant is worth a trip from anywhere.
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