Daniel

4.8
5267 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm -10:30pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Reservations are accepted up to 60 days in advance.
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Phone number
(212) 288-0033
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Jean-François Bruel
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Catering
Feast & Fêtes is Daniel’s exclusive catering company. It provides 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
Park Avenue
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Parking details
There are also parking garages on 65th St. between Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues.
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Public transit
Stops 68th Street stop, #6 Train
Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street stop, F Train
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Chef Daniel Boulud is delighted to offer you a one-of-a-kind private dining experience at his acclaimed restaurant. DANIEL is a perfect setting for both business and celebratory occasions

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

Our favorite place for fine dining in Manhattan. Daniel is an absolute classic. Save it for a special occasion and eat in the salon, where things are a bit more laid back.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 5267 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant!!! I will come back for sure. Congratulations to the chef and all the team

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

An old bastion of NYC fine dining appears to have reached its peak and is now in a speedy descent to the bottom. Service was sloppy, but friendly. Service staff were incredibly polite but failed multiple time to produce food to the table in the way the chef would want. As for the food.....flavors clashed and meat was average quality and Luke warm.
If you're looking to spend $ on a meal, NYC has many other places you should go I am afraid to say.
One shining light here....the sommelier....she was superb

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious and beautifully presented food including generous portion sizes. The waiter safe were extremely friendly. This restaurant has been on my list of restaurants to try in NYC and it was definitely worth the trip all the way from Sydney, Australia. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Phenomenal! From the moment you walked into the dinning room, to the house-made cannele in a gift box for patrons to enjoy in their own time. The service and food were impeccable. The attention to details was unsurpassed and it was evident in every single dish presented. You could tell everyone at DANIEL is passionate about their work. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and we couldn’t be any more delighted. Very reasonably priced for such an experience. We were still talking about it the next day!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was good but pricey!

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This was our fourth time at Daniel. We had excellent experiences the past three. This was the first time we have taken one of our sons who appreciates fine food. Unfortunately the menu and creations weren't to our liking this evening. Also my son almost had a heart attack upon viewing the bill. He ordered a coke, they asked if he wanted another, and another. He assumed it was free refills. It was a ten oz glass with ice, so 6 to 7 ozs from the gun, cost of about 10 cents a glass to Daniel. They charged $30 for the three cokes. So obviously all the costs there are unreasonable but you just expect the food to be spectacular and it wasn't this trip other than the bread which is why we gained weight from the encounter.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Lovely. Calm, relaxed. Very special meal.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

40th Birthday and it was memorable thanks to hubby and the exceptional attention we received from the minute we walked in to our departure. Thank you for making it more than special!!! I can’t forget to mention the “carrot” Phenomenal, love that Daniel caters to everyone’s lifestyle! Mayor brownie points for that. Would have LOVED to have met the man himself now that would have been the icing on the cake. Next time ;)

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Simplemente Perfecto

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Was really fabulous as usual. I have been going here since it opened. The food was better than ever.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Pricey but worth it. Staff was friendly. Not pompous or stuffy. So many nice touches. Truly memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

In NYC with our parents celebrating 83rd birthday. Everything was outstanding! It was even more special because Chef Daniel stopped at our table in the bar to say hi!

This was our 4th visit to Daniel and it has never disappointed!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great experience!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Daniel is still the best restaurant in NYC.
Period.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The experience was certainly a wow

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Simplemente extraordinario, fuera de este mundo. La atención, el sabor, los vinos todo de excelente calidad.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Fantastic, can’t fault it.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

best restaurant in NyC

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The staff was professional, yet friendly and fun. The setting was beautiful. The food exquisite. Very expensive, but something you should experience if you can.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Absolutely perfect, especially the service by Myner.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Special, elegant, one-of-a-kind with superb food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Amazing! Much better than expexted! Everyone’s very polite and gentle. Delicate in every detail. The cuisine is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent food, presentation and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

wow..... extraordinario

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Phenomenal. Exquisite. Personable.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Daniel was one of the most memorable, well-executed dining experiences that I have had in New York so far. Service was impeccably choreographed and knowledgeable, and the food was as good as any Michelin starred restaurant I've been to in the Tri-State area.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Incredible experience all around. I think if you're going to Daniel you know and expect what you're going to get. Absolutely fantastic

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fine dining- at it’s finest.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service from everyone on the staff is absolutely first class. The food was pretty good, I have to admit I was expecting a little bit more. There is nothing that really really jumped out at me as being overwhelmingly outstanding, however it was a great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing food and ambience but the service was a little choppy...server taking our desserts before we finished.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Life changing experience. Service was impeccable. Food was incredible.

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I was compelled to review this restaurant because it was markedly discrepant from the reviews that I read. We wanted to try Daniel after the extraordinary reviews and we knew of Daniel Boloud as a top chef. I have to say that I was very disappointed in the meal. We got the vegetarian tasting menu. Except for the appetizer and the dessert, the rest of the 7 course menu was horrible. It features a bunch of veggies that were uninspiring, lacked in flavor and frankly distasteful. We didn’t want to finish our small dishes because it frankly didn’t taste good at all. After eating at other Michelin star restaurants, we know that there are ways to use vegetarian ingredients and make delicious and tasty food.
This restaurant may have better tasting food if you order the non vegetarian options. However, you shouldn’t offer a vegetarian tasting menu if you can’t deliver, especially for this price . The service was amazing and the restaurant appeared nice ( not amazing ambience but ok).
Overall, we had better food in NYC for less than half the price .

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

One of my best dining experience..really love the foie gras..
Services are excellent.
Really satisfied..thank you for such a memorable night..great food,outstanding services.. surely come back again

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Fabulous all round, cannot fault anything at all, highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

This restaurant is touted to be the utmost in excellence. The bar area is cozy and elegant and presentation unique. The dining room is exquisite yet very large and impersonal. Wait staff are attentive yet seem to be on a tight schedule. Food is amazing and delicious...

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I've been entertaining clients at Daniel since 2000 and just finished dinner there for the third time in three months. Unfortunately I have to write a cautionary and meh review. These have all been business dinners--- the prix fixe menu of four courses with wine which, with gratuity, amount to about $350 per person. My observations are these:

Daniel, your food is inexcusably uneven. One course can be wonderful, and the next disappointing. Tonight, 2 out of 3 (excluding the fourth course, cheese) were outright dreadful. On the upside, the hamachi with beet notes was amazing. The same went for the veal--- the veal is consistently the very best result every night this season. The lamb, on the other hand, is woeful. The langoustine isn't much better. The white asparagus middle course was average, with the hollandaise as the star. The foie gras--- what's with that giant schmear of mango across the middle of the plate, with all that tangled mess to the side? Do you know how unappealing it is visually? The tableside flambe cannot save it. I've been having things flamed tableside since I was a kid eating at average steakhouses in Texas. Drama can't substitute for taste.

Recently the majority of courses have come out lukewarm to room temperature. I personally have this *thing* about lukewarm food. Beef and veal and lamb and fish should, I believe, come out piping hot. Do you agree? If so, someone in the kitchen either isn't paying attention or the timing is just really off. This is unexpected, especially when I've had so many other wonderful experiences as I've been dining at Daniel for so many years.

The wines, as always, are outstanding, and the wine staff are wonderful. The ambience of the room is gorgeous. The table service is some of the best in the business. Something in the heart of the food is missing, however--- at least to me. I hope you get it back, and soon.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Spectacular. Everything about it.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I find it interesting that the best restaurants have the best bread and I sometimes wish I could take my entry and eat it as a sandwich This was especially true of Daniel although the bread and menu took too long to get to us The amis bouche was outstanding, great starter, but second and main had loads of asparagus which made me wonder if they got a deal But real comment was sole In the past this was two tootsie roll size pieces This week it was with shrimp which added nothing and almost no taste of the fish Will go back again because it has good food, good clientele (nice to see everyone wearing suits or jackets) and class Won't be ordering fish, maybe an extra roll

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