Café Boulud Palm Beach

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3163 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Located at the Brazilian Court Hotel, one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations, Café Boulud has undergone a complete renovation! Experience the all new look and menu this season.

The restaurant’s new design is lighter and elegant, achieved with unique touches like a ceiling made from sea shells and Pecky Cyprus, improved lighting, and warm wood flooring surrounding the glowing bar.

The newly expanded bar is dramatically backlit and casts a resplendent glow through the room. It’s a must for cocktails before dinner, craft beers on tap, or to enjoy the crowd and scenery; food is served at the bar throughout the day.
The renovated terrace and private dining rooms are a destination for entertaining in style, with a menu that balances signature Boulud dishes and French favorites inspired by his restaurants around the world.

During the high season, jackets are preferred. Shorts and beachwear are not permitted.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Café Boulud Palm Beach offers for dinner a Valentine’s 3 courses prix fixe menu for $138 per person. This does not include tax and gratuity. In the event of no show or a cancellation on Valentine’s Day, we will be charging the full price.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 3163 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We both felt that for the price of the dinner we should have had superior service and food. The wine list is crazy expensive for a glass of wine. We waited too long for our drinks and the madelines, a very nice touch, took a very long time to get.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service & nice ambiance!

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Mashed potato was average at best — expected much more

Pasta appetizer was unusual combination

Based on normal experience — these 2 dishes were disappointing

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Boulud is just a magical place where the ambiance and service are only surpassed by the exquisite cuisine!!

g
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is a genius. Great great meal. Very much worth it.

SS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great atmosphere, inside or out, Service excellent, Food, very good, as each dish is special!

No charge Valet parking, is also fast and polite!!

D
Miami
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. The chef is known, and for good reason. The food and the presentation were spectacular.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were so disappointed. The service was extremely slow and the food was poor to ordinary. Three of our party had the sole which was acceptable but nothing outstanding. I had a wild boar pasta dish that was poor and unrecognizable. The sauce was bland and overcooked. The service was extremely poor. Dinner was slow to arrive with both courses and we waited over 30 min for the check after having gotten up to find our waiter to ask for it. We’ve been to Boulud’s New York restaurants & expected much more. Won’t go back.

B
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service! Excellent wine list. The absolute finest food we enjoyed in Palm Beach during our one-week food fest. Highly recommend the local seafood dishes.
My dinner companions enjoyed every dish just as much as I did.
Bad news? It is very expensive if you can splurge this is the place

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best in good quality. Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have had good food here but not on this visit.

Sunday brunch was very ordinary. The French omelet I had was very pale and the mushroom filling was flavorless.

The Rhum Baba for desert was just as bad. I wondered if it was a yeast based dough, or just stale. Again it lacked the flavor it should have had.

I would have complained at the table but we had a guest.

D
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable experience like dining in a fine restaurant in South of France. Everything was gloriously prepared plated and served. Server Curtis was likewise outstanding sophisticated warm and with command. The level of food is a rare find. What a gem. Wow!!!!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding overall

e
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated in noisy barroom. Past experience in dining room has always been well worth it and quieter. Food is always great.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sparkling gem that never disappoints

OT
New York Area
265 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the quality of the food extraordinary BUT so were the prices. $78.00 for two stone crab claws!! The food was fresh and fabulous probably the best shrimp cocktail I have ever had and its hard to distinguish one from another but these shrimp were remarkable. The service was spot on anticipating every move. It was a special occasion, and we have been before, I do recommend it but just be aware its PB and very pricey.

F
Jackson Hole
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe boulud was so so lovely for lunch. We sat in the garden and the food choices were terrific. I would definitely go back again.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really overpriced!!!! $20 for a mediocre glass of chablis??

JM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food except that the Dover sole had a strong taste which we usually do not find in that fish.

OT
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful outdoor table excellent food and service

EP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food excellent as always. Service another issue entirely. If you are a known dinner the service is quit good, if you are an unfortunate unknown then do not even expect wine service with your dinner or a decent table even when many were available . Too bad we are uncomfortable there it really is a wonderful restaurant, front of house people need to make note.

G
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class

OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Cafe Boulud for the Holidays and it was outstanding. You feel welcome and seat in the most beautiful courtyard. The food is fresh and well seasoned. Our waiters Yvon and Marina made us feel special and recommended us the best dishes ever.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday.

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded expectations!

CC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is beautiful, but wish it weren't so loud.

SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the pricy side but, nevertheless, never fails to deliver and excellent dining experience. Will definitely remain on our "go to" list whenever we're down here!

A
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most memorable meals I have had in a long time. All of the food was so exquisitely prepared. We loved the pasta with truffles and the yellowtail snapper. The shrimp and the octopus appetizers were great, too. The setting outside was charming and the service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the extraordinary cuisine and service you are surrounded by a very seductive ambiance filled with attractive and elegant people

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We thought the menu was limited and overpriced. I was extremely sick in the middle of the night from either mishandled salad greens or undercooked chicken. Nice ambiance and excellent service. Otherwise, much ado about nothing. 👎🏻

RC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service consistency excellent!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A perfect dinner in a special place

LT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Boulud is the best food in Palm Beach. Amazing meal and equally amazing service.

NP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for dinner a couple of years ago and loved it but never went back again so we figured it would be a great opportunity to go back. It was wonderful we loved the food the service and the location of our table is totally wonderful the entire experience! We will defiantly be back!

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Moving from NY to Florida we look for premier chef restaurants . We expected better and our overall experience was Subpar.

DD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was nothing short of 5 Star. The food was delicious and the service attentive!

RP
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Christmas Prix Fixe - great value! Restaurant was extremely warm and service was choppy at best. Heard many grumbles - possibly a function of working on Xmas!

R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Brunch was fabulous. Delicious food, pleasant, professional service and nice ambience. We would definitely do again.

B
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary. A wonderful selection although a prix fixe. The selection of wines was also nice.