Café Boulud

4.6
5682 reviews
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LIVE JAZZ: We liked our Mardi Gras band, the L&P Trio, so much, we invited them back for Tuesday, April 16th. Enjoy live New Orleans-inspired music in our main dining room.

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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.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us at Café Boulud to celebrate Mom on Mother's Day!
Brunch will be served from 11:30am - 3:30pm and dinner from 5pm -9:30pm
We will be offering a 3 course prix fixe menu for $125 per person / children 12yrs and under $55

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an early celebration for my mom’s birthday. It’s funny but she really liked their walnut raisin bread so she asked for it every time they brought it over, and at the end of the night, the server with the bread gave mom the whole loaf! Truly exceptional service. We felt like we were really welcomed there. Thank you.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited usually a few times a year for many years and have never been disappointed. Today was no exception. We do miss see the same faces but Carloline made today exceptional.

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Quality. Outstanding. Service. This establishment. Will never disappoint you !! Bravo !!!

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l
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Well, we went there on Sunday for brunch. Nothing surprised me. JUST what I eat every morning and my friend kept asking me why not go to Starbucks to get the same food. As for the service, maybe it was because the waiters were busy at that time, but I really do not get any chance to order my food in about half an hour :) Still could not understand what's the reasons for being ignored.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Truly horrific experience. Every element of the meal and service were botched. Staff did not care. Boulud can’t know his name is on this facility. Hot garbage.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Fantastic!!

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h
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What a beautiful dining experience. A great menu, wine list and impeccable service. If you can't get into Daniel's, this is the next best option in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had a great experience having brunch yesterday afternoon. The food was excellent and the service was superb.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Had screaming kids next to us, first course was good taste bit half cold.

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HH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible meal.

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

My partner and I went to Cafe Boulud for their Prix Fixe Lunch on a sunny afternoon. The staff were very attentive, sitting us outside after we felt a bit too warm indoors, and the server had excellent recommendations. The food was incredible and the Madelines that followed were a pleasant surprise. Would absolutely recommend this wonderful dining experience to NYC locals or travelers alike.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente food, small, cozy, French feeling

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

Pleasant, but one main slightly cold.

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AL
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great quality of food. Only a low speed from the service.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was top-notch, food was okay but very pricey.

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's an excellent neighborhood spot for Upper East Siders.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The meal was outstanding. The waiter was a bit slow in taking my second drink order.

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Receptionist was rude and ignorant this past Saturday at 10 pm. This is 3 times in less than 6 months. The waiter staff is excellent but the young girl sitting the patrons has the people skills of a pineapple

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b
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. We had striper and soft shell crabs and simple some of the best food we’ve had in months. Don’t miss this place

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j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best food in town you can’t miss it, french food Boulud is the place and try the white asparagus and de sea bass

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent restaurant with accomplished food, an outstanding wine list and great service. In particular the fixed price menu at $39.00 must represent some of the best value in New York. Highly recommended.

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BR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

So very disappointing!
My husbands chicken was rubbery and he sent it back
I had my fish and they did not offer to take it back so we could eat together
It was taking so long that finally my husband told them to forget it
The desert was awful too
This was our 3rd time here and each time it got worse and worse!
3 times and your out!!!

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Close to perfect! Superb service; superb food; lovely decor....... comfortable noise level... very very pleasant~! HIGHLY recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and friendly service. We went with our 4 year old daughter and our 9 month baby, they had previously selected a table suitable for our needs. Food was super. We will go back!

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c
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent food. Service was perfect . The ambiance was lovely. Feels like old New York. Don't think you could find a better restaurant. It is a special restaurant....perhaps my favorite.

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B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was abominable! Don’t think they had enough wait staff as it took an excruciatingly long time to get our food and when we’d ask a question or asked for more coffee or even our check, the waiter was so harried that he forgot to do or bring what we had asked for. The foid was good though.

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NT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We had breakfast here. Terrible service had to wait 40 min to get anything, food well below average. Stay clear of this place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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JE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and setting was beautiful. Would recommend

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable dining experience. Attentive service. Fantastic wine. World class food. 10/10 would bang again

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J
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful prix fixe lunch menu on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The wait staff is excellent and the food is superb.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious. Elegant. Long lunch. A pleasure. Gracious staff.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Beyond overpriced for the quality of food. You can do much better, even on the upper east side. While the risotto was excellent, the rest of the food was bland, dry, and the sauce viscous.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relatively small and quiet, it is a good place for conversation over good food.

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PN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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RZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Very accommodating!! I was a half hour late (accident in Holland Tunnel) and they held my reservation on a Saturday night - prime time!! When I called, they said, don't stress out or get into an accident trying to get here. When you show up, we will seat you and your party.
Strongly recommend this restaurant. I know I will be back.....................

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, and we felt like we were truly being taken care of. The menu is pricey but totally recommended, if you can afford it.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here a number of times & the food & service never disappoint.
Cozy setting. Brunch was terrific!!!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again we had a fantastic evening at Cafe Boulud. Great menu options, wonderful food experiences, portion sizes were spot on and service was terrific. Looking forward to our next trip to NYC and Cafe Boulud!

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