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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
Great ambiance, excellent service and first-rate cuisine is guaranteed at Cafe Boulud. The Bar Pleiades also is a great place to enjoy an atmospheric aperitivo. The wine list, however, is so overpriced, and so short of choices under $100 a bottle, that it is hard not to feel gouged. Without that harsh part of the experience, dining at Cafe Boulud would be thoroughly delightful in all respects.
Get a good taste of Daniel Boulud's creative cuisine at this "spin-off" of his most excellent NY restaurant - Daniel. Cafe Boulud is a reflection of the style and thoughtful preparations that make Daniel Boulud one of the great chef's around.
We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Attention to detail
An unexpected surprise after dinner: guests were given picnic brown bags with turkey sandwich leftovers, cranberries and sweet potatoes and a special dessert muffin.
Our turkey for Thanksgiving was billed as heritage turkey, it had no taste. We thought it was smoked turkey that was served because they ran out of roasted turkey.
We were dissatisfied since we live where we can can get superior locally raised heritage Breed turkeys.
Went with my mother-in-law AND my step-mother-in-law so it was wonderful that the delicious and imaginative food took center stage. Their specials are often amazing and three of us ordered the short rib ravioli which was divinely delicious. Duck was also perfect. We found a wonderful Beaune which passed muster with the fussier in-law so everybody was happy.
Went for Sunday brunch. Lots of Park Avenue families were there, obviously some regulars with their Sunday Times and pancakes. It was crowded but not too loud. Generally on the dressier side of casual. Jackets over jeans and collared shirts. The food was delicious. The potato leek soup warmed the soul. Eggs Benedict was lovely. DH loved the duck confit. Very pleasant afternoon at brunch. Highly recommend it. As it was my birthday they wrote happy birthday on my molten chocolate cake, very nice touc!
My experience was absolutely wonderful. The host was very accommodating and our table was tucked away in a little alcove, so we avoided the noise of the rest of the room. Our waitress was so warm and took especially attentive care of us. And the food was absolutely phenomenal. It was a truly amazing experience that I couldn't rate any higher
Food is okay, but service isn’t great. First they called and said that they cannot hold the table if we cannot make it within 15 mins of the reservation. Then right after we finished dinner and paid the bill, a guy came to our desk and asked us to leave... sadly I would not recommend.
Really disappointing. Absurdly long waits for the main courses and no excuses or apologies until after we paid our very large bill. Under the circumstances the right thing would have been to Comp our entrees but nothing was offered other than an apology (“the kitchen was slammed, so sorry”). Won’t be returning.
Oui, oui, we wanted French for our last meal in the city and decided to go fine dining. As part of Chef Daniel Boulud's empire and having garnered a Michelin star, their 3-course lunch prix fixe for $45 was very hard to pass up on. Reservations were made in advance and though we called twice to extend our seating time due to being behind schedule, they were very accommodating.
Coats were checked and we were lead to a brightly lit dining room that was packed even on a Monday. The atmosphere was upscale yet very relaxed. Our server gave us ample time to go over the menu and assured us we could go off the pre-fixe menu if we wanted to, but that also meant a la carte pricing.
The Potato Leek Soup was an apt starter on that wet and cold morning. Rich in texture yet light in flavor, the soup was delicious and more so when paired with the potato chip garnish. My daughter chose the Escargot En Vol-Au-Vent 9($26) for her 1st course which was not part of the pre-fixe. Encased in a hollow puff pastry, the pieces of snail were plump and earthy with tasty notes of garlic and parsley. She said this was the best version she's had and I have to agree after sharing this plate with her.
For our mains, Duck Confit for everyone on the table. As much as I normally like ordering various things to try, I let everyone be this time which meant 3 plates of duck for my fam. Not very wise but at least we all ate that luscious poultry with crisp skin and a beautiful layer of fat before hitting the dark juicy meat. Now I have Cafe Boulud up there with Balthazar for my best Duck Confit experience.
I had the Persimon Bread Pudding for dessert with the Grand Marnier ice cream as the cherry on my cake but their house-made Madeleines were absolutely to die for. I am going to dream of these bite-sized delights for quite some time.
The food was great and the service, stellar. Ending our short and sweet trip here was a brilliant idea.
What a treat for sunday brunch! Old school class and perfect food. Good portion sizes and lovely little extras from the restaurant - like warm madelines at the end. Couldn't fault the service either. The restaurant interior could do with a 'slight' spruce up - but I'll be back!
The restaurant was very quiet and yet it took 15 minutes to get my cappuccino. My eggs came out cooked wrong, we had to flag servers down to refill our coffee. Plus our food wasn't even hot-just lukewarm. Very disappointed but I think it was just an off day.
Cafe Boulud is a New York City gem. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there on a Saturday evening. The service is very attentive, but not overly so. The timing and flow of the meal was absolutely perfect. The food is prepared to near perfection, and the ingredients are the definition of fresh. We started with the escargot, and it was easily one of the tastiest preparations I had ever enjoyed. You cannot go wrong with any dish. My wife and I both selected pasta-based main courses (she the ravioli, and me the gnocchi), which were both substantial in portion and delicious in taste. We elected to forgo dessert, yet the hostess brought us a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary; a very nice touch! An incredible experience, and one we will repeat.
Good experience except if you are not a regular you might not be treated as well by the receptionist. When my husband and I arrived for our 12:00 reservation, the dining room was completely empty at that point. We were directed to a table not to our liking. (This was a birthday celebration.) When I asked to be seated somewhere else, the receptionist definitely had an attitude and was not at all gracious about the request. She changed our table to one that was somewhat better. She put a damper on the experience. Everyone else at the restaurant was lovely.
Amazing, absolutely amazing!! Everything was divine, from the “for the table” shared plates to each of our dishes (beef tortellini, duck, cedar sea bass, and striped bass) and all the way to the two desserts (chocolate ice cream that came with THREE chocolate chip cookies and a chocolate molten cake).
I just moved to the neighborhood a couple months ago and my parents were in town so we did a double date here with my boyfriend, after a day of adventuring, and loved every second of it. Service was great, food was incredible, and ambience was fantastic!
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