Daniel

4.8
5421 reviews
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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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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 5421 People Are Saying
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RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, the tasting menu is a great opportunity to try several exquisite food, prepared with a combination of flavors that is unforgettable !

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food; excellent service. Wonderful for a special occasion. Bring your wallet.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time fine dining in the city and it was amazing. The waiter was incredibly polite and was so welcoming to questions. The food was extraordinary and everything tasted amazing. We managed to get to the dessert before getting full but they very kindly offered to package our left overs for us to take home. We were worried it would be too dressy but a suit and open collar was fine. Overall an amazing experience with some great added touches that really made the night special, including a small teacake for us each to take as we left.

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JP
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service mais tendance au début à aller trop rapidement! Le débit s'est amélioré quand la salle fut remplie. Plats exquis, wine pairing très bon!

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AT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. It was my daughter’s graduation. The staff was very professional, courteous and made my daughter feel very special. The food was delicious. We could not have had a better experience. A big thank you to all at Daniel.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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

The dining room is so beautiful and elegant. Good variety on the menu, and the dishes were perfection. They had gluten-free bread for my girlfiriend! :-)) Warm and helpful service. Spectacular evening!

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

Recommend arrive early as other guests can get quite loud. This is an otherwise fantastic French American restaurant.

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

Excelente lugar, maravilloso servicio.

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EP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was no doubt! Regarding food, we like their breads, appetizers and amazing desserts. Especially madeleine. The flavor is awesome! They even provided cannelés for us to go as tomorrow’s breakfast. Very sweet! These cannelés have been the best cannelé I have ever tasted! Overall, this dinner was a quite pleasant experience.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the revolving door, Daniel did not disappoint. The service, the food, the wine and the presentation was all phenomenal. We are so thankful to have had this experience and we will most certainly be back!

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best restaurant in NYC

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7
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, we were immersed in the “Daniel” experience. Greeted warmly by the host/hostess team, we were immediately brought to our table in the main dining room. After being seated, we were welcomed by our server and the dining experience began.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fabulous!
They have a great graduation cake!

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VA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night. Dannielle, Víctor and Ian made our visit the most memorable one

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J
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence in every detail. Superb food and wine list.

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NA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was the third time I have been to Daniel. It was a disappointment relatively. The service was much less welcoming. The food was fine but by far my worst experience there. The wine pairings were good but we were amazingly underserved and ignored towards the end. I actually left a little hungry which is amazing given we did the full tasting and expensive pairing. It was the most I have spent there (+$1,200 for two) but our worst experience. Perhaps stick with the alla carter next time.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice pleace in New York. Best food & best wine. I recomended

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CG
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at its finest.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always loved Daniel. The food is superb and the service is top notch. They tend to every detail. If I’m ever in the neighborhood I’ll be sure to stop by. I’ve always ordered a la carte but the tasting menu is a great option too. If you love French food, this is a main stay in NYC.

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in NYC, and that is a high bar. Great space, service, wine, and cuisine. Grateful that I can afford the occasional splurge and that my family loves it as much as I do.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel is one of the finest eating establishments in the US.

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful flavors - put together with mastery. Friendly yet on-point service. What's not to like?!

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience nog to be missed!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We will surely come back.

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AT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Como siempre todo muy bien y el servicio excelente.

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GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was everything I had heard it would be and exceeded expectations. It's not a meal, it's an experience. A true institution.

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PB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Food felt too prepped. Not fresh, seasonal and delicious. Ordinary. Not modern. Too bad because Daniel is an excellent chef (clearly he was not there) and the space is gorgeous. The restaurant has seen better days!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

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e
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply sublime. Each course was a feast for the senses. We had the 4 course dinner and honestly by the 3rd course we were stuffed. Be sure to pace yourself The best special occasion restaurant ever. The servers are very helpful and attentive

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our special dinner...a special place for a special day.
This is our third visit and we will be back

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BE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience from food over service, perfect evening.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice experience at Daniel. The service there is awesome! Love it!

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GR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and ambience were great!
The extras were generous and numerous.
BUT, the food was just ok and the portions were seriously small. I had a steak which to my surprise was miniscule and tough. The prices were pretty high.
We had a much better meal at Boulud-Sud were the food, service and price were very good. The only caveat was the noise level was high and the ambience was not nearly as good.

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food wasn’t memorable or outstanding whatsoever. After dining in several restaurants on par with Daniel, this was my least favorite. The service was impeccable but the food was disappointing. Not one dish was something we were amazed by, which I think is necessary for a Michelin restaurant and for the dollar amount.

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KM
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Daniel's. We were seated at a wonderful romantic table. The service was impeccable!

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LQ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It doesn’t get better than this! The ambience started with the door greeting person who then personally escorted us to our table. The staff was knowledgeable, accurate, and friendly. Food (and multiple amuse bouche) was a work of art. Allow at least two hours.

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H
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The red snapper was the best piece of fish in taste and texture I’ve had anywhere. Also best French food, including most I’ve had in Paris and Arles France.

Cost is prohibitive. Would love to come again but just wouldn’t be able to cover cost of another dinner for two on my retirement income. What a pity but at least I had this wonderful experience once in my life.

Thanks so much!

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