Café Boulud Palm Beach

4.7
2871 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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Very average.

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PL
Denver
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have been lovely dining at the Brazilian court under the stars aside from the large group of business diners behind us who were loud, rude and crude— in my imaginary restaurant I would have gently told them to keep their voices and conversation down or leave- half women but the conversation qualified for a #metoo event
The food was lovely and overpriced as was the wine as usual

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every chance we get when in PB. Excellent wines, atmosphere and food :)

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It would be five stars if there is no hard shell in the lobster roll. Thanks.

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R
Key West
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fabulous evening. Vincent, one of the managers made sure everything was perfect for our daughter’d birthday. We had hamachi crudi to start and my husband and I shared the dover sole. Birthday girl had the Barramundi and it was divine. Drinks were good, a bottle of chardonnay was a nice choice, and a little birthday surprise treat was a sweet touch. Definitely, one of my go to special occasion spots.

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SR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Boulud Palm Beach is amazing. We moved to Palm Beach County just over 2 years ago and it's one of our favorite places to eat. I've not had a single dish that I would not recommend. We've been to a few of their wine pairing dinners and again, the food and wine are outstanding. It's definitely a place where you can go for a fixed dinner and know that everything that is going to be served is going to be delicious.

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D
Miami
133 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pure perfection!

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MS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service. Cannot wait to go back

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Miami
159 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Went on valentine’sday where venue was totally overwhelmed as result service was rushed,nothing to write home about .Service was polite but disappointing given the cost My wife had her back brushed multiple times by staff hurrying to serve way too many people.I am sure financially the restaurant did well but I can get the same rushed service at a cheaper price .The cab Sab never made it to the table.The venue has emotional value to my wife and I and as such might give the restaurant another chance however we were totally unimpressed on this occasion and if it is up to me I would not return but seek other options

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really perfect. Food, ambiance, and the most charming waiter ever! And great for a rainy night...

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DE
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I ate at Cafe Boulud in New York a few years ago. The food was outstanding. My wife and I were attending an early event in Palm Beach and it was my idea to give the Cafe Boulud on the island a chance. This was an expensive mistake.

Appetizers ordered were the lobster salad and the cavatelli with wild boar. My wife took a bite of the lobster salad but said nothing. I asked how it was and she responded, "ok". I was served the cavatelli. We just returned from Florence and I am a big fan of boar...I will bet $100 there was no boar in the sauce at all. It tasted just like ground beef. It had an odd smoky flavor and the bowl was full of grease. I returned it immediately and asked for the shrimp cocktail with french cocktail sauce....the $25 shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail arrived. Guess what French cocktail sauce is? It is french dressing. As a note I was born and raised in south Florida...I am an expert at fish, shrimp and orange juice. I have never had gritty shrimp. These shrimp were full of grit or sand or something rough. Of the 6 shrimp I ate two and left the rest. I was done complaining and wanted to grab the check and get out of there. The waiter who was pretty much non-existent came to collect the plates and noticed I did not eat the shrimp. He was about to say something then caught himself and remained quiet. As an entree my wife ordered the duck done medium. I ordered the dover sole. Mine was good not great but good. Hers came out rare and was sent back immediately. Mind you the waiter was a ghost all of this was being handled by the bus person or the fellow at the front who was helping out. When she received the duck the second time it was still pretty rare. She ate as much as she could then looked at me and said, "Let's get the hell out of here". I tried to honor her wish but we sat there for 10 minutes with our dirty dishes in front of us waiting for the ghost to re-appear.

We will never go back and suggest you don't bother.

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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Reliable as always-excellent setting, service and food.

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PA
London
34 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best waiter and wine sommelier ever

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cafe Boulud does not disappoint. We had the three course pre-fixe dinner last night. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

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RM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience, have eaten here several times. Food was not as up to par as before. Soufflé was a little runny but overall good experience.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the place! I live in Miami but I go there preatyoften.

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JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance . That’s about all I can ask for in a restaurant !

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S
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Even after making a reservation our table was next to the “traffic lane” of every customer and wait staff. The view of the waiter’s station was unpleasant. I requested that we be moved to another table, but was told none available.

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FL
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Brunch service was incredibly slow and food was just okay. Service not what it used to be. Exterior space is beautiful and the vibe is mellow.

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S
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the third time this week Vincent is wonderful

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J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside on the patio and had a lovely meal. My foie gras and duck were delicious. My husband enjoyed his beet salad and cavatelli with wild boar ragout. The wine list was extensive, but expensive. Service was excellent. We loved dinner so much that we booked breakfast a few days later.

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TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place

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G
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food, service, and ambiance!

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g
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

always love this restaurant especially in winter for sitting outside in the beautiful garden but 2 of us had 2 different fish courses which were only soso

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r
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Palm Beach County on all accounts!!

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D
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were staying at the Eau hotel just south of Palm Beach and wanted a special dinner to go along with our first ever walking tour and shopping trip in the area. The ambience was great...lively at the bar but not too loud at the table. We knew we were at a hot spot. Our table overlooked the courtyard of the hotel and it was beautiful. Finally great food and impeccable service made it an exceptional experience. I highly recommend.

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j
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a fun choice in the heart of Palm Beach. The drive up concierge service and the beautiful gardens and location always make this a great location. We love it and it is worth the drive.

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot ! The daily fish special was mahi and it was perfect. Cool bar and atmosphere. Go try it out.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, exceptional experience. Café Boulud is one of my favorite places in Palm Beach and the place I take friends and clients alike knowing our experience would be excellent each and every time. This past Tuesday did not disappoint. The service was great and the food awesome. The server - originally from Turkey - remembered us from our previous time and gave us a great dining experience. The sommelier remembered what my favorite wine was and was prompt to bring it over. My friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We'll be back.

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JS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch experience from start to finish every time! Every meal is special here.

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P
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was wonderful . How could we expect anything less from Café Boulud,!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was recommended by 3 local friends of ours that we come here to for dinner. It was one of the finest dinning experiences we’ve ever had. The entire wait staff was second to none. Food was unbelievable. The wine selection was very eclectic and it was hands down one of the best overall experiences we had throughout.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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j
Adelaide / SA
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night and a wonderful meal and experience to celebrate our anniversary!

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PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very elegant and luxurious restaurant. The atmosphere was great and the staff and the service was outstanding.

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PG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Love the food, service and beautiful atmosphere. Great wine by the glass, artful desserts, perfectly paired entrees.

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of Palm Beach!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was great. Tasting menu excellent. Ambience 5⭐️

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch in their patio. We had the flavorful prix fix menu. The food got well paired by the sommelier. He picked a delicious white burgundy. Floridian atmosphere with friendly staff

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