Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 5/26
Time
10:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 27 times today

Daniel

4.8
5230 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top Tags:
  • 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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 288-0033
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Jacket Required
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jean-François Bruel
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Park Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
There are also parking garages on 65th St. between Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Stops 68th Street stop, #6 Train
Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street stop, F Train
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
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

View Private Dining Details

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 5230 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined a day ago

An amazing dining experience from start to finish...first class restaurant!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 5 days ago

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...

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Increíble!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

As always, our welcome, the service and the food was
exceptional. My only quibble was that the dessert menu was a bit convoluted and difficult. The desserts, as they came by our table looked gorgeous, but lots of mousses and not one piece of cake.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I cannot say enough good things about our dinner at Daniel! Fabulous food with sensational wines! The staff go out of their way to make certain that your experience is memorable! You won't be disappointed!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great customer service. Great food. Lovely night out. We had the vegetarian options and were delighted.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

30th Anniversary

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner for five: I rarely write reviews of anything, although I travel and dine out frequently. Our experience at Daniel was simply one of the best dining experiences we have had, ever. It compares with our past dining experiences at the former Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, the Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, the restaurant at the former Relais and Chateaux, the Auberge de Noves in Provence, the Chateau Chèvre d’Or and exceeds the dozens of Michelin Star restaurants in the US and beyond we have explored. The room was lovely and quiet enough for conversation at a table for five; our waiter attentive but unobtrusive, and incredibly knowledgeable about the menu of the day and eager to make sure we were pleased with all aspects of our dining experience; the sommelier gave us both moderate and high priced wine and champagne recommendations that were spot on; and each of the appetizers, entrees and desserts were beautifully presented, the correct temperature, and were delicious. Two of our party do not appreciate most elaborate desserts, so we were offered cheese instead, which was also wonderful. At the end of the meal we were given mini-cakes in a lovely little box to enjoy later or the next day. The tab, as expected, was quite high, but worth every penny.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always really good food, really good service; always reliable. One of New York’s finest restaurants. Recommend unreservedly!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service, fabulous food, totally enjoyable dining experience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The service is truly superlative, best of anywhere I have been. Leaves Per Se in the dust. The pleasant din of the other diners in the room nuances the experience. The sommelier’s choices for the tasting menu were both spot on and pleasantly surprising.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very good food

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

A magical restaurant with wonderful service, Daniel does not disappoint. We came to celebrate a birthday with the 7-course (8, including an extra cheese course) tasting menu. The entire almost 4-hour evening was wonderful, and we were certainly satisfied and satiated by the end. The tastings were flavorful, imaginative, and well-presented. We were seated outside the main dining area on the perimeter - a great place to observe the dining scene while being relatively private ourselves. I glanced at the formidable wine list briefly, noting very familiar 1st growth Bordeaux at 4-figure prices, and was happy to choose the upscale wine pairings instead. In doing so, we then had the benefit of receiving very insightful comments from the wine captain throughout the evening, adding to the subtle festivity of the evening. They also provided a very quietly elegant birthday dessert offering to our celebrant - a well-received touch.
One pays for such elegance - our tab came to over $600 per person with tip. Therefore, one does not casually drop by for a quick bite. However, for truly special occasions, Daniel is unmatched for Old World quality, charm, and service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Outstanding

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Light music on the back ground would be nice

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

La mejor experiencia que pueden tener respecto a una cena de un restaurante con estrellas michelin todo el concepto, la atencion, los pequeños detalles que hacen que tu cena en mi caso fuera excelente y la estrella de todo esto la comida cada mordida y es una combinacion unica de sabores para el paladar. No lo duden ni un momento en elegir este lugar si vienen a Nueva York ideal para aniversario, cumpleaños etc...

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Birthday Party and get together with friends who are all from different cities

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Once in a lifetime anniversary dinner. Fabulous!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful food as always. However, they had especially excellent service as well. I had a special request for my husband’s birthday and they were very accommodating.

Thank you Chef!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Most amazing birthday meal ever!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fantastic on every level!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great experience. Great food, staff was amazing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We went there as a group of 5 people. The food was great! Scallop and foie gras were fantastic! Every person was given a take-home gift- a box of cannel! Highly recommended!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This was a memorable meal. Everything from decor to service, food, ambiance was exceptional. Pricey but worth it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our reservation was for 5 PM. We had to wait outside the restaurant until 5:01 as the doors were locked.
I would expect a restaurant of this caliber to at least allow patrons to sit in the lounge. When the doors opened we were then seated in a hallway until our table was ready.
My suggestion if you are planning to go to the theater book a table for 5, but don’t show up until 5:10.
Once in the restaurant everything was wonderful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Incredible food and service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

By far the best dining experience in NYC. I am surprised that Daniel does not have 3 stars, given all the contributing factors that blow places like Per Se and Le Bernardin out of the water. Cannot wait to visit Daniel again soon

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We are in New York for a meeting. Everything about Daniel was superb! The atmosphere and service was excellent and the food and presentation was incredible! Thank you for an amazing experience!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Impeccable, top notch, and friendly service without pretentiousness. The Sommelier, Kira, did a wonderful, spot on job pairing wines with each course. Each course was artistically presented. The food was flawlessly prepared, nuanced and tasted wonderful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing. Delicious food and great service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Un lugar único, donde cada detalle esta cuidadosamente pensado. Hay un trabajo superlativo en cada plato, que lo convierte en una experiencia inigualable!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing food, amazing staff !
Thank you for this incredible night.
Merci !

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Just superb, start to finish.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Just amazing - Best anniversary email I could ask for.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

excellent service, excellent food, excellent cocktails

What else ?

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
131