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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

20 East 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, American

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

Cross Street:
76th St and Madison Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 772-2600

Website:
http://www.cafeboulud.com/nyc/

Entertainment:
Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.

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.

Parking Details:
Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues

Public Transit:
#6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop

Executive Chef:
Aaron Bludorn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your next event with us in one of our two private salons.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Gather friends & family
for a festive, seasonal Christmas Eve feast
with Chef Aaron Bludorn and Pastry Chef Ashley Brauze.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year in style at Café Boulud with our festive and decadent menu. We're offering a Three- Course Prix Fixe menu for $175 per person. Reservations are now open.

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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.

Café Boulud Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (66)
Special Occasion (66)
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Notable Wine List (37)
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Cozy (28)
Business Meals (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Authentic (19)
Seasonal (19)
Great for Brunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (9)
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Pre/post Theatre (8)
Hot Spot (6)
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Good for Groups (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

First time dining at cafe Chef Aaron did an amazing job

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Ate at Bar Americaine, Quatorze Bis , Majorelle and Café Boulud.
Café Boulud was our favorite during our five day trip to NYC.
Enjoyed our server, Mary!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was perfect m.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 10, 2017

An exquisite meal. Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation with attentive friendly service. We had wines by the glass that were perfectly paired at the suggestion of our waiter. An evening to remember.!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

AWFUL. AWFUL. I’ve been to this restaurant many times and had a much better experience. We waited 45 minutes for our reservation. The food was fair and the check almost $1000. Nothing compted for the outrageous wait. I’m booked for a truffle dinner at another Daniel Boulud next week and I’m thinking of canceling. You’ve lost my business guys. Amazingly embarrassing to have taken business guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Usually one of our favorites...not their best night.40 MIN delay to table,slow service on a busy friday night.Food was good,but not great.More expensive than in years past.No real apologies or further assistance.
Will need some work to get back to the level Daniel desires in his restaurants

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

3 walnuts in overpriced endive salad....
Char salmon instead of trout...
6 tiny ravioli in no big deal meal
ALL totally over priced
Wow! What a shocker!!!
Boulud got over!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Meal was fantastic. So glad we made the reservation! Service was great as well. Very attentive.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The Japanese cuisine lunch menu's clear broth was very tasty and surprisingly filling. I wished that the sorbet would have been a bit bigger since it was so delicious but miniscule.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent, service attentive, restaurant full and somewhat noisy, wine list extraordinarily expensive, even for New York.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service. This is a fine restaurant and worthy of note. My only complaint was the pricing of the wine list. It was difficult to find a reasonably priced bottle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved everything!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food; great service. Chef certainly knows what he’s doing.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Stunning. As always.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything perfect from “soup to nuts”, they made us feel very special, very attentive. Treated us to a beautiful dessert and candles for our birthdays!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A wonderful Brunch. The pancakes are the best we have ever had. The soups are divine and the service excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful experience to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. We were given a perfect table for the occasion: very private and quiet. The food was excellent. We loved everything about the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner is a production line . 4 to 5 seatings and serving turkey loaf were not my idea of ezisquite dinning. The take home bag tasted better than the actual
Meal. Very disappointing. I can do better at home w/ my thanksgiving recipes .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service
Delicious food
Artful presentation
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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very upbeat and enthusiastic staff. Answered all our questions patiently and knowledgeably. Excellent food. Fairly priced for quality of overall experience. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service were both marvelous. I loved the interplay of herbs to bring about the flavor of the eggs and potatoes along with a seemingly lemon chiffon dressing for the greens, all of which made for an autumnal rich cuisine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is exceptional. The menu is outstanding with special attention paid to seasonal offerings. We eat here frequently and are always delighted with the experience.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I had the raw fluke appetizer and the striped bass in paper, and the chocolate fondant with Anne. Anne had a mushroom soup and the duck. All was delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reservation handled professionally, greeting warm, service and cuisine excellent. Wonderful neighbor hood restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this place and visit here several times a year. Food always good. A cold wind just makes waiting for your table a little unpleasant during inclement weather.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance was great, as always. One of my favorite places.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always one of my favorites. Food and wine impeccable. Excellent service. If Daniel is perfection this comes a close second. Favorite place in Manhattan

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have always loved this restaurant and continue to do so.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was great. Food was not original or exceptional. Mediocre and overly salty. Seafood pasta was very fishy and the tartine was bland-the only saving grace was the very powerful blue cheese to add some flavor

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Real traditional French restaurant. Food was stylish, delicious but reminding you of classic French. Lovely meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was ok, definitely nothing to write home about and very surprised by the Michelin rating - I'm beginning to see how biased those are.

The salads were overdressed and the duck was swimming in sauce... not a horrible meal, but I would skip.

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