Daniel

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French
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. The Skybox offers a bird’s eye view of the Daniel kitchen and is available exclusively on special requests for 4 guests.

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DanielleF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. No rush. Wonderful assistance in explanation of every course. As always our did our explanation

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vipCLTCanuck
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class throughout.

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dine4fun
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I visited Daniel while on a spring break trip to New York. We ordered the tasting menu, which was a nice way to sample various items. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was lovely - quiet but not stuffy.

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MR MIRZA JAVEDB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience lived up to the legend and hype. The beautiful location, wonderful staff, and incredible food made an impression on all our team during a constructive trip to New York.

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vipDEANMAN8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Daniel but haven't been to this restaurant in years. Some of the food was "overdone." Abalone had a sauce on it and I didn't even recognize the abalone. Fois gras was fabulous. Duck was grand as well Il flotante overdone, dry. Wine pairings amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haved a wonderful and exciting time🤍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Daniel comes out to each table and makes it an incredible personal experience! Beautiful dining room, delicate and delicious food, impeccable attentive service.

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heathero
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't provided a review in ages. This was an extraordinary dining experience. Truly extraordinary. Every dish was perfectly executed aesthetically and mind blowing delicious. The service was flawless. We had a girl's night in the city and my friend is vegan, and they accommodated her restrictions without hesitation...and I enjoyed a non-vegan tasting menu that was beautifully executed. The wine pairings were also done to perfection. We had a lovely and most memorable evening -- this dining experience goes down in our history books. Five stars, a standout in a massive city with so many restaurants, it's hard to choose.

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vipmarie
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING experience! If you haven’t dined at Daniel go now! Wonderful melt in your mouth experience from beginning to end. ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was pleasant. The service impeccable. The food innovative.

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leadfoot125
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite is the best way to describe the food, service, and ambiance. From the moment you enter you are made to feel as though you are their only guest. We tried the 7 course tasting menu with the wine pairing and it's obvious that Daniel has everything perfected. The tastes my tongue experienced were out of this world. I can say every dish exceeded my expectations. The bison and mushroom aperitifs were my personal favorite and I'm usually not a fan of mushrooms. They even provided personal touches that made it a night we'll never forget. The staff were so attentive and not in any way rushing you. I cannot wait to return and of course I highly recommend Daniel to all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating an anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food at Daniel. Made a special night even more special.

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johndeparis
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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Slugrex
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Do you really need a review for what is arguably the best restaurant in NYC? It is not inexpensive, but really, if you're reading this, you knew that already. Service, impeccable. Food, outstanding. No better place for a special occasion. Bonus, Chef Boulud was in the dining room. I don't know, maybe he's there all the time, but it was cool to see.

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RuthO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third year going to Daniel for our birthday dinner. My daughters share the same birthday, three years apart and I follow a couple of weeks after so we have made it a tradition to go to New York to celebrate. Our first time at Daniel was so amazing we decided it would be our yearly tradition and it has never disappointed. Not only is each plate beautiful and delicious the service and ambiance simply cannot be matched!

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AlaineB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as always. They even made a special dessert when I found I couldn’t eat what was offered.

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vipChefMarkD
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!! Thank to Elvir for the kitchen tour and chef Will! Amazing food and service!

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vipTHANKS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved the experience it was superb in every level.
I want to give props to the manager Kareem who made sure everything was perfect thru our evening and took us to the kitchen for a photo up.
We will definitely be back.

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vipAlexMD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel is amazing! Unforgettable dinner.

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PeterS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Manhattan, just amazing food. The service and ambiance are reminiscent of the best Parisian places.

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viphmwoman
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was remarkable and outstanding. The hosts, the sommelier, and the servers went over and beyond to ensure our comfort. We had the four course tasting. The dessert course was amazing and kept getting better with each offering. However, the other three courses were very disappointing. the presentation was good but the taste was not what we expected from a restaurant of this caliber. It was not pleasing to our palate. Considering the price we pay at this restaurant, we were expecting a lot more in terms of taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tastes and service. They handled dietary restrictions with ease. Very special place

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vipDrSusan
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt one of the most outstanding meals of our lives. The finest combination of cuisine, service, and ambiance in the United States, if not the world. We were awed by the tasting dinner. Every staff member was superb. Special appreciation to our sommelier who recommended a wonderful wine that was also a good value. We’ll always remember this great evening at Restaurant Daniel.

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davidr
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this legendary restaurant and it totally lived up to it’s reputation.

Will return.

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KlausJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fabulous dining experience. Outstanding Menu , great Presentation and first rate service.A true memorable culinary experience!!!

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Emeline
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Daniel was absolutely AMAZING. Everyone was very kind and thoughtful for our special day.

The Chef even sent us a customized "Congratulations" desert made with white chocolate and exotic fruits - we very much appreciated this attention. As well as the fresh and warm Madeleines, a delicious french Canelet and mini home-made chocolates using the finest chocolates from all over world. And Thank you again for the very pretty customized menus printed in grand elegance for us.

Daniel restaurant is a true highlight for people who want to experience something which is truly special and unique. We will come back soon. Merci infiniment.

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DianeP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness there is still an exceptional dining experience around. I’d almost given up on dining out. Every place was the same uninspiring Upscale gastro pub trying to put a new spin on old recipes. So many places didn’t live up to the hype. Daniel is the definition of fine elegant dining. Every bite was creative and perfectly balanced- a foodie’s dream. Checks all the boxes of what I look for when seeking a new exciting experience.
1. He created things I would never imagine- familiar flavors blended into something new and sensational.
2. I could never create this in my house.
3. Creates a whole world and experience. For three hours I was removed from time and space and enjoyed one Devine culinary sensory sensation after another of taste smells and textures.
Hit every note perfectly like a symphony- the room decor, the lighting, the service, the timing, the wine, and of course the food.
If you are a true foodie ( in search of the next great bit- no matter where - fine dining to food cart) then you must experience Daniel and if you miss and are in search of a whole true fine dining experience put Daniel somewhere top of your list.

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KeithP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

30th wedding anniversary meal went 5 years previous and did not disappoint nothing’s cheap in New York really so well worth a visit for a special occasion with a quality taste experience and very attentive staff

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vipxxxttt
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very classic and nice setting. Was lucky to see the chef and have a picture with him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day; the special menu was astronomically priced even in relation to other fine-dining NYC tasting menus

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Better than Le Bernardin.

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vipDedicated
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of five must go spots in Manhattan for special occasions. Very pricey but you get what you pay for. Our Valentines Saturday lunch was superb with unmatched seating due to the earlier time. From the reception to departure the highly trained staff makes you welcome with knowledge and lack of pretense. All the four courses were elegant to behold and a symphony of flavors. The dessert course is a profusion of riches crafted under the supervision is the Pastry chef Ghaya Olivera and is equal to the best in the world. Drinks are special with a stellar and expensive list of curated wines. Very highly recommended for anyone’s bucket list. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner at Valentine’s Day.
The food was great as always. Price was double due to Valentine’s Day. Table was close to the entrance door. Rush service. Unfortunately, I felt it was a sloppy night.

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vipDanny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great time with another couple for V day ,

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elvir is awesome!!!

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JamesB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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vipAlanT
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our favorite dinners Ever!! The service was impeccable. The food was extraordinary. The wine was spectacular!! We will continue to eat at Daniel every time we make it to NYC!! Thank you Daniel for an exceptional dining experience!

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AlexChi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in Classic Style. Appropriate interior design. Great service. Amazing food.
Overall excellent experience.

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eddie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Daniel been there few time always excellent on every way!!!