Café Boulud

4.6
5292 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch July 24- Aug 18
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 772-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, 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.
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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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 5292 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome prix-fixe lunch! Comfortable and pretty dining room, and sidewalk seating. Very helpful and efficient staff. Yummy duck confit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful lunch experience
Thank you

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GF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed this time that you don't offer more options. Also, please eliminate Duck Breast and give us real duck!
Muriel Fox Aronson

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DH
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second brunch dining experience and it was absolutely wonderful both times. The food is beyond expectation and the service is flawless. It is one of the best brunch meals we’ve ever had.

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RB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very solid food, but the service was clumsy, with both the first and second courses having dishes placed at the wrong spot at the table. Also, our wait staff grasp of the menu seamed limited, which is surprising given how few items are on the menu.

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a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This is perhaps my favorite restaurant in New York. I took my best friend as a surprise on a sad day. The food as always, was exceptional and great value. However, the service was not particularly attentive.
It took forever to get someone's attention to ask for a coffee refresh and we weren't offered another one, though we did linger over our delicious and beautifully plated meal. The staff to guest ratio was more than ample. We were not dressed up for 10 am on a Saturday but it did feel a bit as though we were judged on appearance and not accorded the same level of service as other diners.

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I dined here many times, but the food consistently keeps getting sub par

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Two things. Marinated shrimp appetizer: The shrimp was not tender. It was chewy bordering on tough. Shrimp should be tender-crisp, and that is not hard to achieve. Second item: We both had wine by the glass. When one of us ordered a second glass the server inquired if we wanted a clean glass. It is a question that should never be asked in a restaurant of your caliber.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had a lot of very good experience previously but not this time , service is not good at all.

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OT
New York Area
402 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Café Boulud is a consistent "ten"! Really good food, professional service. The madelines at the end of the meal are an added treat.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

16th Birthday

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FA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

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OT
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. My only minor complaint was that service was a bit slow and uneven. It was a busy night...

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f
Minneapolis
123 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glorious. Wonderful. Everything here is perfect. It may just be the finest restaurant in New York.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious special food

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food ambience all was terrific. The touch at the end with lemon Madeleines was over the top.

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RC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Price fixe lunch was delicious and absolutely value for money! Service was great!

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CL
New York Area
392 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant in every season, but the weekend specials are truly special. Last summer it was the Riviera and this summer it is the Basque region. On Friday and Saturday evenings there was a special menu which was a great value. We came at the beginning of the summer and it was excellent we came again at the end of the summer and it was even better. It’s hard to improve on perfection, but that’s what Café Boulud has done.

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K
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another daniel Boulud restaurant that we love. The food is absolutely wonderful. Such a cozy place and a great menu.

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UW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and wine were wonderful as always at a Boulud restaurant but service was unfortunately rushed and impatient and forgetful all at once. Possibly the staff was thrown off by a building- wide air conditioning failure in the middle of a sultry evening.

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t
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Super meal for our LA friends and fellow foodies.
Two fish choices were perfectly done, presentation lovely.
Lamb was superb, sauced just right.
My husband was in heaven thanks to the Ile Flottant.
Trio of ices was flavorful and fine.
Thank you!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, the staff were very professional and friendly, and we loved our dining experience there!

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful and memorable meal and service. Well worth the splurge.

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H
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! The food and the service are always superb!

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JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was decent, but overpriced. And for the price, we should expect much better service. I was really disappointed, and will not be going back.

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CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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E
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Boulud is a classic restaurant. It is unwaveringly lovely and serves delicious food with a very attentive and professional staff. It is truly a pleasure to be a guest. The Steak Rossini was extraordinary. I want to have it in the winter, too. The detail with which the wait staff attended to us from sensitively timing the wine pouring to putting a plate in front of me while my guests had their first course. Very elegant and detail-oriented. An absolute pleasure! Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent !

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YQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Café Boulud always offers dependably outstanding food in a comfortable and reasonably quiet setting. My first time going for brunch and it was very good with an interesting set of alternatives.

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A
Philadelphia
221 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well-prepared food, with interesting blends of flavors and spices. Gracious, friendly service. Elegant decor.

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B
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good. We went for restaurant week and it was above our expectation

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AG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went there for the restaurant week. Unfortunately the menu had changed compared to the online version, and the appetizers weren’t particularly good. The entrees (salmon and pork roast), however, were excellent, as were the complimentary madeleines.

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n
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just a great meal and terrific service, the plus was meeting Daniel Boulud!

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NH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my 50th birthday. The staff was attentive, the food was absolutely amazing and they surprised me with a candle for my dessert!

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PC
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff handled Restaurent week crowd well
The food and service is consistently reliable

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DF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with thoughtful individualized service.

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here several times before, and this time did not disappoint! The service, atmosphere, and food were all excellent. The Restaurant Week menu was hard to select from as each option was something that I would like.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One can always count on this Boulud restaurant to offer wonderful service, wonderful cuisine and a wonderful atmosphere!

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Wonderful! Especially the petit madeleine was amazingly delicious. Thank you for your hospitality.

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