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Café Boulud

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French
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Friday & Saturday : 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:45pm - 10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Restaurant Week 2017: July 24- August 18, Monday- Friday, 11:30am-3pm Lunch Only
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Phone number
(212) 772-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Bludorn
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
76th St and Madison Ave
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Parking details
Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues
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Public transit
#6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
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Entertainment
Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.
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Special events & promotions
Book your next event with us in one of our two private salons.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with a special Sunday brunch menu featuring spring dishes and Cafe Boulud favorites!

3 course menu for $125 per person "$55 for children under 12"

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

What 5048 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I had reserved a table for 7.30 !! (but intended this to be for dinner at 19.30!!!)
when we arrived they looked surprised as they could not find our reservation, but said they would quickly set up a table for us., which they did.
The maitre d’ came to our table later on and explained the booking error, which had occurred and we had a lovely evening after this.
The Boulud team is extremely polite and professional...
And the food is always great!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food delicious. However, we were seated at table right next to the door, which was unfortunate as it was a cold day. We had a reservation, and tables were opening up, but we're not young and one of our party did not want to relocate to another table (not that this option was offered, but perhaps we could have insisted) Staff was very helpful without hovering.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Not the worst but also not worth the trip — service was slow and food was not memorable. Tables were also so close together that I had to pull my table out just to get in.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Service is akin to that of Chinatown. Servers do not smile, do not say hello,please enjoy, thank you or say barely anything at all. Although I will say the service wasn’t snobby, it was merely absent. No affect. Food was okay and ambiance pleasant. In short, not worth the trip. Save your money.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Althou the restaurant was vistually empy when I showed up, I was given the worst possible table. I wonder if it was because I booked thru open table. Also, the servce for this type of establishment was less that graceful. No smiles, no welcome. I don't even know if there was a maître. For the price, there are much better places.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Chef Aaron is so gifted. The plates were exceptional, the food extraordinary and the service perfect. I would recommend for anyone looking to have the best feel and taste of France!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent service. Good food. NYC institution.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We loved our visit to Cafe Boulud. Our table was terrific; the food and service were excellent. The prix fixe option was within reach of our budget. Thank you very much!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always wonderful

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

After having had a stellar experience here for dinner a couple of years ago, Sunday Brunch this past Sunday was a disappointment. My Hake was good but overly salty. My wife's eggs benedict with crab cake was so disappointing she sent it back and substituted steak and eggs, which was acceptable but not memorable. Not an experience we will look to repeat on our next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The staff was most accommodating as I made a reservation for two and then I asked to make it for four people and then five! At each instance Cafe Boulud was generous and made an effort. In the end it was a delightful experience and the food outstanding . Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Decent prix fixe offerings. Seared hake was perfectly cooked! Mind-blowingly awesome desserts. Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great upper east side eatery!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I guess I had higher expectations as the restaurant was named under Daniel Boulud. As far as taste, I don’t see any rhyme or reason for the Michelin star. I had ordered the polenta appetizer, the shumai winter broth, and the hokkaido scallops. Everything but the scallops were either too salty or overcooked. I don’t consider myself a picky eater and with a wide flavor palette, I enjoy basic meals. Is it wrong of me to say my favorite piece of food was the complimentary walnut-raisin bread? I

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Absolutely the best meal I have ever had. R&C is always a safe bet when it comes to unquestionably amazing quality, however this was an experience I will never forget.

As a young professional, not many places take you seriously. They underestimate your ability to tip and to appreciate the artisan that it takes to create world class food. Not here. Every step of the way I fell so in love. If I wasn’t so pleasantly stuffed I would have stayed forever.

My som was fantastic and I recommend if you do anything, have the cheese and the 1970 port. You will absolutely never regret or forget it.

I wish I could name each and every one of the staff here for their fantastic service but quite frankly after the first bite, I forgot everything I had ever known. I will be back to visit with all of my family, do yourself a favor and experience New York (and France) here.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is always creative and excellent. The service is stellar. You pay for it but it is worth it. This is the place we go to for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Exceptional service & spectacular food in a relaxed. Elegant setting 5 ⭐️

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I found the food to be delicious, the service to be professional, and the atmosphere exciting/electric

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terrible meal. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Passover meal was not good. Brisket was 80 percent fat. Knadles were inedibly dense. Boulud is generally excellent, but it should not venture into food it does not grasp.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loud, unable to hear dinner companions over the noise.
Tables too close together, crowded.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic meal and service at Café Boulud. The food was delicious and staff were attentive. They brought a plate with happy birthday written and a candle and truffles for my wife's birthday which was a lovely touch.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We love more the desserts, tea and salada them main course!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent service. Superb fiod

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Service was great. Foods were a little bit Salty, dessert was really delicious. My expectation was a little bit more.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Efficient service, consistently outstanding food

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food. Good restaurant.

My start was not the best, but the main course killed!!


Btw, amazing service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I never write reviews, but in this case I had to. We loved the restaurant. Great food and service. The woman who served us was very attentive and even brought us out an extra dessert for our anniversary. Serving sizes were much better than we anticipated and everything was delicious. We will be back!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very creative menu and great execution.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Impeccable service. They go above and beyond! Even to running after us around the corner to make sure we had the proper receipt!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Ask for Tomas, head waiter, every personable with attention to your every need and every detail! Wonderful evening experience on my wife's birthday. Great spot. We'll be back !!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had. The restaurant was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best in New York we really enjoyed it . Service was great......

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Cafe Boulud is one of my favorite places. The food, ambiance, service, and hospitality could not be better. Also, they have a wonderful wine list - and the prices are fair. If you are curious about French Food - this would be a wonderful introduction. If you are a seasoned foodie - who has been everywhere trying the best restaurants in the world - you will be happy here, too.
Don't hesitate to come here. Tell them 'Louis' sent you.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was outstanding, the ambiance so relaxing. The menu with the 4 different categories of choices was so innovative. There wasn't a dish that wasn't great. The portions were quite large and there was enough to take home for another meal. The desserts were yummy particularly the coconut crème Brule, OUTSTANDING!
We will definitely be back

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service and ambiance were excellent but was expecting a bit more foodwise from a Daniel Boulud restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall cafe Boulud is always excellent. The only negative was on this occasion the hostess was not very friendly and despite our reservation tried to seat us at the two worst tables in the house.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were in New York for a weekend, and wanted to try one of Daniel Boulud's restaurants. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. The service was amazing. The sommelier was very helpful in presenting a wine to pair with our food. The waiter was knowledgeable about the dishes and how they were prepared. When we asked for a green salad, which wasn't on the menu, he was happy to make us one. The portions were not to large or too small. It was a special treat and we will return one day.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wanted this to be better. Overlooked a special dessert request I made in writing and confirmed over the phone. One of the entrees — a steak dish — was surprisingly poor (sinewy and tough). The coq au vin was superb. Disappointing, alas.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

great food, polite service, causal environment. Great place to do business meals

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