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Café Boulud

4981 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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French, American
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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What 4981 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Luiz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 15 hours ago

I live in Brazil and come to New York twice a year, and always go to the Bouluds, love them!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

vipPcnLmm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A great experience with the unique french flavour of charm, elegance and magnificent taste.

isky (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent on every level.
This is the real thinker: French cuisine as edible art.
A pure pleasure!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic cuisine and wines. Very creative and classic dishes selections. Very efficient and amicable service.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent pain fait maison..excellent service cuisine manque d originalité

vipmelania (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service for mom,s birthday dinner for 5. Special care, excellent flavors and presentation, special desserts.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice atmosphere and very attentive service. Food was more than adequate but not necessarily worth the cost. Recommended for a special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing on everything. Great food and first class service.

Odysseyalien (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

AMBNYC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good food, nice selections, and generally good service with a moderate noise level.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food at Cafe Boulud is some of the finest cuisine you can have in New York City!

foodienyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I had the beef which was great but everything else was not much of a wow! Restaurant week.

vipKips (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Four of us went for a birthday celebration. The food was top notch. Two of us had salmon & two Beef Bourgeon. It was during Restaurant Week, so there was a prix fixe menu. The portion were large(at least for women!)

vipSusan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Lovely dining experience. Food and service were excellent!

5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

it only cost $29 per person for a wonderful French lunch,cosy restaurant,good service,and tasting food,friendly for my 3 year old kid,and my kid loved the desert very much,nice experience

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The seat was too crowded

vipWineLover (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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