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Café Boulud

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5144 reviews
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French
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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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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Friday & Saturday : 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:45pm - 10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 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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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.
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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 5144 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food served by attentive, efficient, unobstrusive staff. Great Sunday brunch menu. This was our third visit to Cafe Boulud and I can attest to the consistency of the food and service quality at this establishment. The restaurant has a casual elegance and the atmosphere is congenial. The menu offerings while not inexpensive are good value for money and definitely worth repeating.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The namesake (Daniel Boulud) was dining there also 2 tables away. Felt like the service was completely focused on him and they weren’t really concerned with our table. We were disappointed, I booked this restaurant for Father’s Day and won’t be back.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I've eaten here several times and it's always incredible, the food, wine, service and being able to have a conversation without yelling. LOVE IT!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As usual the pinnacle of dining experience!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food and excellent service. It is convenient to walk from the MET here to have lunch. Strongly recommend it !

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Not the Boulud restaurant I thought I was reserving but in the end we loved the French toast and were happy for the mistake. And could easily have been happy eating a plateful of the rosemary potato cubes that came with my eggs.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service, excellent food quality, first and second course were amazing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I always go to Cafe Boulud when I expect absolute consistency and excellence. Expensive is less important on occasion than these qualities.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I’ve never failed to be disappointed here. Everything is impeccable. It’s one of my favorites in NYC.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Made a reservation for my boyfriend who texted me during his meal: I feel like a princess.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic. The staff is amazing and the dining room is elegant but not overdone. There is sidewalk seating on nice days. We did the two course pre fixe and the food was delicious. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC and a standout on the UES.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent meal, seafood was fresh and impressive. Close seating so could overhear everyone’s conversations which did not make the date very romantic. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I was so pleased with the evening. Perfect service with warmth, excellent food, beautiful space. Pricey but well worth it for a special meal.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

haute cuisine and informal new york

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Exceptional service, outstanding meal! Loved it!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our meal was wonderful- the dishes were made with wonderful ingredients and done in such a way that highlighted the flavors beautifully.
Our server Mary made the meal that much better- her enthusiasm about the dishes and the wines made the evening that much more special.
We will be sure to return when we are back in NYC!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was very good and service was excellent.
We found the menu had limited appeal; it became noisy and it was expensive

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our servers were so nice and helpful! The food was amazing of course, but the service was really what set Cafè Boulud apart. Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

was perfect

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It is the first time at cafe Boulud that I didn’t like my meal. The fish soup was somehow not delicious and the chicken was so rich I regretted the entire meal. The Bordeaux by the glass was heavy. As said, I’ve always loved the food, so I’ll try again.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Quiet upscale ambience. Creative menu. The duck was excellent. Our server was enthusiastic and charming. Overall very nice.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food. Crab meat Benedict is unique and delicious. Service is very attentive. Classy deco.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful food and service - great for a special evening.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a wonderful table and our waitress was very attentive, food great. I wasn't aware when the chef walked around that it was Daniel Baloud. Only thing I was VERY disappointed was the selection of wines by the glass...very poor. I tried 2 different glasses of Chardonnay to taste, but neither of them were worth the price we paid. Mr. Baloud needs to get some quality known Calfornia wines on his menu

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Terrific. I wanted very fine food, and got it.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This resturant is EXCEPTIONAL! The food is extraordinary matched by its stellar service. Elegant and sophisticated. A very special treat. Thank you to our wonderful server, Michael.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I do not write reviews, but this restaurant experience was so horrific, I have to let people know. It was the worst I’ve encountered in New York.

If I could give this restaurant a minus zero, I would not hesitate. I have eaten all over New York and all over the world and this place does not deserve all the hype it somehow gets.

Service was nonexistent. The staff was pretentious and certainly not worthy of a five or even a one-star rating! The sommelier was the only “highlight” of the evening. She was exceptional and surpassed her duties by even clearing away dirty dishes for us because the wait staff did not.

The extremely overpriced and over sauced food was not edible. We could not even eat the salad! The delicate over-cooked fish was covered with a thick layer of what appeared to be tomato paste mixed with olives. The side of zucchini was tasteless.

So, if you plan to visit New York for fine dining, I would instantly remove this place from your list, even if you’re staying in the hotel! “The Modern” is far superior in service, food quality, and ambiance, and you get what you pay for – an exceptional dining experience! You will not be disappointed with “The Modern.”

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I have always admired Daniel Boulud and always wanted to try the legendary striped bass. It was better than I could possibly imagined. Best piece of fish I've ever had, the outside was so crunchy and the fish was juicy and tender, the baby leek melts in your mouth and the red win sauce is just magical. I also enjoyed the foie gras. The dessert we had (white forest) was a surprise, the dark chocolate complemented fresh sweet cherry very well, and together with vanilla mousse and ice cream created the refreshing sensation and is perfect after a meaty/creamy dinner. I also got cherry filled chocolates since it was my birthday. Very appreciated.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was too hot. Meal came not as requested. Tura tartare was bland.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always solid choice. I have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was superb.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A wonderful place to meet friends, enjoy wonderful food, excellent service, and have quiet conversation.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The food was good but not memorable. As I live two blocks away, I may give it another try but was put off by how I was seated and by the sommelier. Though many better tables were available, they tried to seat me at the worst tables even though I mentioned it was my girlfriend's birthday. I provided guidance to the somm by mentioning four bottles ranging in price from $80-$120, but she suggested wines over $200 (wines which I believe required years more in the bottle or at least an hour of air after decanting, which would not have worked with the timeline). On top of that, her demeanor was unpleasant, and she spilled (more than a thimbleful) wine on the tablecloth. Our waiter was good, but no candle was offered for my gf's birthday.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was fantastic, wine very good but service was erratic.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Dishes were very beautiful and tasty!
Restaurant staff were kind for us.
I would like to go there for lunch near future.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Everything I had hoped for. Warm greeting, nice table,beneficial advice from the lead staff on balancing courses, superb food and a few surprises from the Chef. Bravo!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This was my wife and my second time dinning here, and just like last time, we truly enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Where to begin. everything was outstanding. I started with the English Pea Soup which was outstanding. great flavors and beautiful presentation. My wife started with the Charcuterie Platter. the cured meats and home made pate were the highlights.
For my main I had the Burrata Ravioli and let's just say my wife had order envy. My wife had the eggs benedict and they were cooked perfectly.
Service was wonderful as always and the atmosphere is very nice and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I'm a regular. Always a pleasure!

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