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We were greeted with warmth and friendliness. The service was personal and attentive and the food was extensive, beautifully presented and very good. We had a lovely evening celebrating an important event!
Our favorite restaurant. Food ambiance service and wine sublime. We always feel we're among good friends who will make certain we have the best time possible.
One of our favorites! Excellent service, delicious food, great ambience!
Service was excellent and we enjoyed our multi-course meal. Big anything, there was too much! Delightful experience in celebrating our friend’s 50th anniversary!
Lovely all around
Wonderful as always. Its a treat to have a table outside and watch the world go by. The menu is divine, especially the weekend special menu. The service is impeccable. The crowd is mixed--business people having an early dinner, moms drinking rose while their kids napped, romantic couples, etc. Very civilized old world service with a new age menu...and they accommodated by daughter's special pasta request.
I really enjoyed the dining experience at Cafe Boulud. Their prefix menu offers a range of selection and the price is very reasonable. We will definitely come back for their seasonal menu.
Simply the best restaurant Upper East Side. great cuisine, great service under Romain the General Manager, excellent sommelier Kimberly, very elegant clientele. A must.
We just returned from a vacation of mostly mediocre food and wanted to finish the week strong. We were starving so arrived early to an incredibly welcoming staff. Wonderful food, fantastic service. So glad we (secretly) celebrated our anniversary do-over. We’ll be back,,
Very accommodating, seating an extra 2 people we had brought with us at the last minute. While not inexpensive, I felt that the quality of the meal deserved the outstanding value rating.
A couple of us friends had Sunday brunch here recently. This Upper-east Side gem definitely lived up to its Michelin star reputation. The food was really good - just simple but well-picked ingredients done right. The service was exceptional.
The brunch menu was light and fresh. A perfect starter to a beautiful summer Sunday. I would definitely recommend the cafe, especially if you care for a nice stroll in Central Park or visit the Met just a couple blocks away.
Great food and service
Amazing lunch! Definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, as we have before. We look forward to returning.
Terribly slow service. Waiter did not check back in, we wanted wine w dinner. He came back when we were in the middle of entree. He brought us check when we wanted to get dessert. Time between courses was easily 20 minutes.
One of our favorite places to dine for brunch! Food is spectacular and the service is simply wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!
Great Service and their weekend prixie fixe menu will fill you up!
Delicious food, great service, fantastic wine list.
A place we truly like - service and food is not always truly superb - sometimes it is just ok to good. Sommelier was great, reception very good - but table service was just average. Overall, still happy - but like to see Café Boulud shine again!
Excellent dining experience
Ayant vécu 50 ans a Paris, après notre 2ème expérience chez Boulud nous étions très déçu. Le service était assez médiocre. Nos 2 quenelles de brochet était un peu cachet dans un vol au vents qui laisser pas sauce s’exprimer! Le canard était très dur et presque immangeable. Personne nous a demander notre avis pendent le repas. On a déjà manger une fois chez Café de Boulud mais notre expérience aujourd’hui était beaucoup plus négative. Le chardonnay 2017 de Bon Climat était très agréable et cette vin a un peu sauver notre repas!
We loved our experience
Excellent as always !
Cafe boulud never lets you down
Café Boulud is my favorite restaurant. But something is happening there-things are slipping. for example during the 2 hours we were there for lunch, no one refilled the water glasses, no one came to offer us more bread. More importantly there were unexplained delays in serving our meal. The chilled soup course took more than 20 minutes; a grilled hangar steak took well over a half hour to be served. Staff gave two unasked for apologies while we were waiting. Note' the restaurant was just half filled. Similar delays were seen at other tables during the time we were there. I hope that this is not a forecast of the future .
Always love it. Truly elegant.
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The perfect elegant cafe. Looking forward to a return.
Excellent service, presentation, and DB’d typical perfect touches. Maitre d’ is first rate
The food was ok but not great . The bread they served was a bit stale it was not baked today . The only dish that was outstanding was the chilled beet soup . Service was good but it never compensate for average food .
Enjoyed a wonderful evening at Cafe Boulud. We ordered the Duck Breast and Resotto and the food was nicely presented, prepared and delicious. We would highly recommend Cafe Boulud to anyone looking for an upscale dining experience and look forward to dining there again on our next visit to New York.
Cafe Boulud is our "go-to" restaurant when we want a special night out with friends in a "grown up" environment. The food is always absolutely sublime. We can carry on a conversation without shouting over the noise around us BUT it has a lively, upbeat vibe.
I am a huge fan of Chef Boulud, his staff and his restaurants....I have been to all of the ones in the city and enjoyed each one immensely. This past visit was no exception and I am thrilled that Cafe Boulud is located in my favorite NYC hotel, the Surrey. My friend Pierre and I enjoyed a very nice dinner of oysters, white asparagus, crab bisque, loup de mer, and a delicious chicken. We shared the entrees and enjoyed a luscious Genot Boulanger Montrachet, finished the evening with a molten chocolate dessert...All in all it was a great evening, and steps from my suite at the Surrey! The atmosphere is cozy and friendly...The service was top.
This high end resturant meets and exceeds expectations as each dish delivers amazing taste. The only small criticism was attention to detail relative to clearing our plates in a timely manner.
Great place to meet friends for delectable food and good wines. We came from Korea, Singapore and Mauritius to reconnect and reminisce and this was the perfect relaxed setting with just the right amount of waiter attention. Perfect evening! Thanks.
Went for breakfast. 20 minute wait for service/coffee. 45 minute wait for our scrambled eggs with toast, though the restaurant was almost empty. Very un-attentive service - we felt like the invisible family and went up to leave without waiting for the food.
The location is fine and easily accessed. The food was good as well as wine. However, the service was terrible. The waiter was indifferent to any of our request. We had to wait for a very long time for any response. And in the end, I had to tip him for his unpleasant service.
we showed up quite early for our reservation, but with considerable graciousness and good humor, we were immediately seated. Service was exceedingly friendly....nothing haughty or supercilious, as in some high-end restaurants. Food was delicious, especially my Vietnamese crab soup and roasted duck breast. The molten chocolate cake was a super finish to the dinner. A wonderful evening!
The service was impeccable. Incredibly attentive but not intrusive. The food and presentation very impressive as you would expect from a Boulud restaurant. Can't wait to try the others.