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Inside, Credit: Paul Wagtouicz - Café Boulud, New York, NY

Café Boulud

4.5
4.5
5793 Reviews
$50 and over
French
CAFÉ BOULUD features a French-American menu inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud's four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines. In addition to dinner seven nights, we feature a $39 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and a $42 two-course prix-fixe brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is both a neighborhood gem and a destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Two private dining rooms seating 20 guests each are available for your private entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40. The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3 pm onward.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat 11:30am–2:30pm Sun 11:30am–3:00pm Lunch Mon–Friday 12:00pm–2:30pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30pm–10:30pm Fri–Sat 5:00pm–11:00pm Sun 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 772-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jerrod Zifchak

  • Catering

    Feast & Fêtes is Chef Daniel Boulud's exclusive catering company providing 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Café Boulud offers two private dining rooms accommodating 20 guests each or 40 when used in combination. The Main Dining Room and Bar Pleiades are also available for larger groups - accommodating private parties of up to 100 guests. All spaces are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner events.

  • Private party contact

    Paige Collins: (877) 726-0901

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    76th St and Madison Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues

  • Public transit

    #6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop

  • Entertainment

    Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AE

    AnnaE

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I have only two issues with this place - high prices and the bread was not fresh. I would expect a really freshly baked famous French baguette at a restaurant of such a level. Otherwise a nice place to spend a quiet evening.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience in the restaurant. Great service and quiet environment. I had the three course lunch menu and the appetizer was great and the fish in the main course was okay but the dessert was terrific! Seat was comfortable! I’ll definitely come back soon!
  3. MT

    MTGS

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    el mejor omelet que he probado...
  4. EG

    ErikG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a fantastic time. Best Lunch in New York City.
  5. n

    ntpc

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent. We chose to eat 'alla carte'. One of us had the char and the other the "duck confit". The dessert were very good too.
  6. b

    barb

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love the prix fixe lunch menu! There were four of us and we sampled several choices and they were all fabulous. The wine pairing was also excellent. The service was perfect and it was quiet enough for a relaxed lovely lunch. Highly recommended.
  7. JD

    JeffreyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Fine dining. Beautiful setting. Wonderful experience.
  8. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exquisite, finest taste from start to finish, got happily surprised with the unexpected warm pastry : an memorable experience to share and renew “succulent”
  9. SK

    SharonK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A civilized and elegant spot for lunch. The food is delicious and while the service is good, it is not "stuffy".
  10. D

    Dwpr

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! Wonderful anniversary dessert!
  11. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exquisite. My husband loved the pork schnitzel. The warm madelines were out of Proust. A wonderful dining experiemce
  12. AT

    AlwaysTrying

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently wonderful dishes and superior service.
  13. PS

    PavurS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good classical French food and very good service. Casual but elegant. Menu always has a full section for Vegetarians so that it is an ideal upscale place to take guests to if some are vegetarians.
  14. AL

    AlfonsoL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything is great Brunch menu is very limited Thanks
  15. P

    Pokey292

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second visit to Cafe Boulud in the last ten years. Dishes were fantastically made so I will definitely have to come back more often in the future.
  16. FF

    FussyFoodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a wonderful dining experience! Service was great. I have a food allergy and they were very attentive and accommodating to my needs. Selection and quality of the food was wonderful! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  17. S

    Sundance54

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Price fix weekend brunch for 52 dollars is wonderful. 3 course, which you can mix and match, with great choices. Staff are right on it making for a fab experience. Extensive wine list.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Saturday breakfast. Bit dated food but still high standards. The regulars are noisy and get most of the staff attention.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food cooked to perfection. Romantic atmosphere. Impeccable service.
  20. L

    Liketoeat

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all aspects!
  21. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. We can’t stop talking about the experience! Especially the desert!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good place with a fine price.
  23. DQ

    DanQ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Great food but the service was slow and course timing was way off. Some wait staff was rude and pushy. For a $700 tab, we expected better all around.
  24. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply marvelous.... even on an impossible holiday live Valentines Day
  25. SB

    SwaggyB

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great spot
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Outdated ambiance, over priced, and people love to stare at each other. It’s definitely a more older crowded that has nothing better to do than talk about everyone else there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Yes, if my friend was wealthy and not too fussy. It should have been more special for Valentine's Day.
  28. T

    Torre

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We arrived on Valentines Day for a 5pm reservation at 4:55. It seemed as if the pre-shift meeting was still going on because one of the captains recommended we wait in the hotel lobby until they were ready to seat us. This would not matter usually, staff meetings sometimes run over (especially with it being a holiday and all), but the lobby was SO cold it made the 15 minute wait seem like it was an hour. We were then led to the first row of tables right by the entrance and given menus, and linens were still being ironed. The waitress (while very sweet and professional) took a little to get to our table, so the busboy took our drink orders. It is important to note that I explained my dining partners food aversions when I made the reservation, but the waitress seemingly needed to confirm that they were allergies (they were not) and that the menu would be presented as is, since they were simply just dislikes. *She doesnt eat raw fish or truffles, two pretty important items on this Valentines Day menu....ESPECIALLY for the amuse bouches. On first glance, it seemed as if they were understaffed to start the service and only working with a skeleton crew. As the night progressed, more front of house members showed and service smoothed out. The thick curtain to keep the wind from the lobby was never fully closed, so I never took off my jacket. Overall, we had a wonderful meal together, and the food was delicious. I am only writing because I would be doing myself a disservice to note that for $195 a person, I would not want these things to be overlooked at a 5 star establishment price point for a 3-4 star experience.
  29. c

    clay

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This was the most overpriced meal for small portions that I have ever experienced. My pal got a vegetable that had a small bit of chopped broccoli, a little spinach and a few mushrooms for $42! The tiny salad with four pistachios and no taste was $28. Never never would I return
  30. BO

    BrianO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining at Café Boulud. It couldn't be any better from the moment we arrived at the restaurant until the end of meal. Great hospitality and service, exquisite dishes and nice ambience. Two thumbs way up. We will be back.
  31. LC

    LarryCarat

    New York Area

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Boulud is simply.......wonderful!!! From the very moment you enter and meet the staff, you feel special. And then you eat glorious food and have a dining experience like no other, in our opinion. There is a comfortable elegance here and every dish was spectacular. From scrambled eggs with black truffles to seared scallops to lamb shanks to dessert, you will not be disappointed. While it is a bit expensive here, I checked "value" because of the quality of the food. Kudos!!!
  32. JP

    JimP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I did ask for the duck to be medium well....it came out rare.....they took it back and re-fired but still not exactly what I wanted.
  33. S

    Schmeep

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a special place. Always order more than one appetizer, dessert, and a cocktail if you drink. My favorite place.
  34. LB

    LucilleB

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know that you can’t do anything about crying children but it does spoil the ambiance.
  35. ML

    MyriamL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s was fantastic when you are going to Boulud cafe the desk and the service chaleureux aimable and professional
  36. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall was very nice, ambiance and food, drinks are extremely extensive. We had 2 Campari and the charge was $40, considering the glass was full of ice and very little Campari. Please! Use less ice. Thank you.
  37. BK

    BlissK

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Service. I enjoyed the mushroom veloute.
  38. SF

    SylviaF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just wonderful from the moment we entered. The Matre d was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable and of course very knowledgeable. The food was phenomenal and excellent service. It’s my new #1 restaurant in NYC and I’m telling everyone. It is well worth it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and special dishes as I have come to expect. Cheers to the staff.
  40. a

    aracelys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Boulud is beyond outstanding! One of my favorite restaurants in New York.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    76th St and Madison Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat 11:30am–2:30pm Sun 11:30am–3:00pm Lunch Mon–Friday 12:00pm–2:30pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30pm–10:30pm Fri–Sat 5:00pm–11:00pm Sun 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues

  • Public transit

    #6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jerrod Zifchak

  • Entertainment

    Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 772-2600

  • Catering

    Feast & Fêtes is Chef Daniel Boulud's exclusive catering company providing 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Café Boulud offers two private dining rooms accommodating 20 guests each or 40 when used in combination. The Main Dining Room and Bar Pleiades are also available for larger groups - accommodating private parties of up to 100 guests. All spaces are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner events.

  • Private party contact

    Paige Collins: (877) 726-0901

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