Café Boulud Palm Beach offers two private dining rooms: The Ballroom and The Conservatory. These are beautiful entertaining spaces for family and social celebrations, charity benefits, holiday gatherings and corporate events. All food is prepared by Executive Chef Rick Mace.View Private Dining Details
The ambience in the garden was absolutely amazing. However, a very stuffy and rude vibe starting with the hostess. First, they told us no tables were available outside when in fact they had numerous free tables. After insisting I asked for a table outside when I confirmed my reservation they called me a liar (not to my face, but my husband heard them discussing that they don’t confirm a reservation-I have a voice mail to prove it) we got a table outside. My duck was cooked perfectly! However, my husbands steak was so dry and not very tasty. We sent it back and got another, but this one just wasn’t great. Very disappointing given how expensive it was and the reputation of this restaurant. Maybe an off day not sure, but disappointing for a $200+ dinner. Not sure we would return.
we were so disappointed. we have been to cafe boulud at least once a year since coming and buying our condo in 2008. this time, we noticed the following:
- more people dining, so possibly less personal attention to each diner by the chef
-used to have a wonderful, unique bread tray,.....now just mediocre bread
-much more expensive than before
-very small complex plates. for example the roasted option salad that tasted burnt and the complex crab cake that was just blah
-the lemon deserts small in quantity for 2 people
will not come again
Outstanding from beginning to end!: the food, the service & ambiance made this a memorable experience! For appetizers we had the charcuterie and the chilled broccoli soup with creme fraiche & caviar; entrees of mushroom risotto & the pork chop saltimbocca with gnocchi & a fabulous charred broccoli side dish. The piece de resistance were the desserts: berry tart & warm mini madeleines !! We highly recommend this lovely restaurant & if possible dine outside, too!
I have visited this restaurant multiple times and am a Florida local. I was extremely disappointed this Valentine’s Day when the ball was dropped on multiple levels. We were not even given the “complementary” chef app nor desert. The service was sub par on multiple levels with the waitress apologizing for the multiple mishaps. When a couple agrees to pay $400 for dinner, there needs to be a level of service received. My wife and I were extremely disappointed and had the worst Valentine’s Day in 19 years.
Tout état impeccable, la perfection aurait été d’être assis dans les jardins.........
Food was exquisite, absolutely fabulous! We enjoyed the Valentine Day prix fix. Staff did superb job not missing a thing!
Amazing night, couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate.
Wonderful dinner, food very good and atmosphere terrific
Beautiful restaurant with great food and outstanding service!
Cafe Boulud never disappoints - always a delicious meal in a lovely setting with outstanding service.
Cafe Boulud has been a tradition for us when we are in Palm Beach to celebrate Arthur's birthday. We always have a wonderful lunch and service and ambience are outstanding.
The ambience is great, the waiter -Curtis - is the best! He was so gentle and funny!
A perfect evening, nice ambiance, outstanding service, everything was so delicious but I will never forget that heavenly desert!
Anniversary lovely evening
We had a lovely experience. Portions are generous so ordered two appetizers and that was plenty. The price is high, but we felt it was reasonable for what we got.
Perfect Dover Sole, served table side. Outdoor seating is beautiful. Service and food perfect.
Food was good except for salmon which was undercooked. Service was awful. Waitress was pretentious and acted like serving us was above her. I asked to swap a side in an entree and she said it would be a small upcharge. Instead, she charged us full price for the swapped side....so I removed a side, got a different one, and got $0 credit for the one I removed. So much for a small upcharge!!!
Excellent service and ambiance
A quintessential lovely Palm Beach restaurant. Service and ambience both superb; the food, however, falls smack into the pretentious category in that presentation completely disguises the mediocrity of the dishes. Black truffles shaved tableside over tagliatelle looked promising but had no taste of truffle, only the richness of butter. (And the provenanceof those truffles?)
My swordfish may have been of excellent quality, but I couldn't tell because of the over-powering citrusy sauce it came clothed in.
To be excellent, a restaurant must have the balance of price and quality; Cafe Boulud misses.
We were greatly disappointed by this restaurant. While it is a lovely place, the food is nothing exceptional. My husband and I both had the onion soup, which was good, but I have had better. The cheese was not plentiful and what there was was somewhat burnt. Three of us had steak for our main, which was probably a mistake. It was decent, but I've had better at the country club where we live in Florida. Also, the meat was cold and the server did not ask us in a timely manner about our food. The best part of the meal were our side dishes, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, which were all very good. The desserts which we had, a Chocolate & Dulcey Mousse and a Saint-Germain Souffle, were good, but far from memorable. We wanted this to be a special evening, which unfortunately it definitely was not.