Café Boulud

4.6
5382 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar • Epicerie Boulud
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch July 24- Aug 18
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 772-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Bludorn
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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.
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Cross street
76th St and Madison Ave
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Parking details
Parking garage on 76th between Madison & Park Avenues
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Public transit
#6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
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Entertainment
Join us at Bar Pleiades on Friday nights (9pm-12am) for our live jazz music performed by The James Zeller Trio.
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Special events & promotions
Book your next event with us in one of our two private salons.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Café Boulud offers two private dining rooms accommodating 18 guests each or 40 when used in combination. The Main Dining Room and Bar Pleiades is also available for larger groups - accommodating private parties of up to 100 guests. All spaces are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner events.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy your holiday meal with family and friends at Café Boulud!
We'll be open from 11am - 8pm and offering a 3-course prix fixe for $165 per person.
Children 12yrs and younger - $55

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at Café Boulud.
Dinner will be served from 5pm -9pm
We'll be offering a prix fixe menu for $175 per person. Children 12yrs and under - $55

Monday, December 24, 2018

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What 5382 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spectacular!!

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JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very excellent duck dish marred by overly vinegared Japanese eggplant which was basically inedible. Mentioned to the wait staff but no action taken.

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WO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

Disappointing Sunday brunch - host seated us at a two-top right next to another group along a banquette. There was less than six inches between tables, and there was an open table (which stayed open the entire meal) on the other side. Why seat us at a table so close to someone else when other tables are available? And why have tables so close together at an "upscale" restaurant to begin with? That was entirely unnecessary and ruined the meal. There was zero privacy and it was very uncomfortable. It was essentially a communal table. Service was okay, but rushed and not refined - plates were dropped roughly onto table and often dropped crooked. There was no effort for precision. Food was good quality and tasty though.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent! The atmosphere felt like a special night out, just enough going on to feel vibrant

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Underwhelming and overpriced, the truffle pasta that was 80 for an app portion didn’t even have flavor, the only good dishes were the duck and veal... crab was underwhelming, fluke barely had any flavor... bar boulud is light years ahead of cafe boulud

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SB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and never disappoints
The pumpkin soup was fabulous

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food, service, and perfect place to celebrate that special occasion

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Good food, but not fantastic.
Not so expensive.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful. Food was excellent.

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SM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Indifferent and inattentive service marred an important get together. Surprised to have had this experience at one of Daniel's many outlets, but I guess you can't hit homeruns everyday. My advice is avoid a late breakfast on days when they serve brunch as the changeover tends to consume the attention of the staff and make for a less than pleasant environment.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday dinner. Wanted a special dinner and it was.

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S
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. Our service team was wonderful and only enhanced the culinary experience

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PC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional and friendly service. Food was tasty and well presented.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cafe Boulud remains one of the top favorite restaurants in NYC. The menu and food is wonderful and diverse in its offerings. I found the service a bit clumsy and off this visit. The food was not brought out and served in a coherent manner. Trying to find a waiter (other than abundant busboys) to ask for help was often difficult. This won't stop me from continuing to go back. But, its worth noting, especially given how efficient this restaurant normally operates.

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational in every way. The menu was varied, the dishes were fabulous and the atmosphere elegant yet relaxed. A New York City treasure.

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GM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and loved every aspect, from the wait staff to the food! Lots of high end NY restaurants tend to be a bit stuffy, but all the staff at Cafe Boulud was friendly and very nice! We weren't rushed, and they gave us an extra treat for our anniversary dessert! I had an Indian inspired appetizer, a grilled cauliflower, then another Indian dish for an entree that had three different cuts of lamb in it! It was absolutely delicious!! Hubby had a gnocchi appetizer that he loved, then the trout entree, which was so filling, he couldn't finish! We've been to Cafe Boulud at least five times, and will be back, it's worth the trip and the money!!

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CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurant ! The food, the service, the ambient, everything amazing ! My congratulations

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PD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff - great food, creative and nicely served. Wine is outstanding ... all in all a wonderful venue with excellent food and service

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OC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, beautiful restaurant

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was there for Sunday brunch knowing as a Michelin star winner.

The food was disappointing. My daughter, her boyfriend and myself liked our appetizers, smoked salmon, assorted prosciuttos & patte and endive salad. But we all did not like our main courses. They tried to make too much twist on everything. My daughter ordered Egg Beneduct with crab cake. The crab cake was deep fried with some kind of thick flavor and the Hollandaise sauce was orange color with no flavor. I ordered porched white fish ( I forgot the name). It was toooo dry.
Also we all got a feeling that the waiter who served us looked like he does not like what he does. Price was Michelin Star Restaurant price of course. I don’t know about their dinner but I would not recommend their brunch.

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GF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb menu and outstanding presentation. What you would expect from A Daniel Boulud restaurant.

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CA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In NYC on my own for a weekend and wanted to experience a quality restaurant in the Upper East Side. I thoroughly enjoyed the fixed price 3 course lunch menu - which included a range of interesting options as you would expect from a restaurant of this standard. I opted for a delicious pumpkin soup, pork belly and a dessert from the trolley selection. All elegantly presented.

A local favourite based on the welcome given to several groups, and as a visitor dining alone I was also made to feel welcome. Service was of a high standard.

Certainly lived up to expectation and I hope I have the chance to return.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!!
Fabulous wine list !
Great service

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Failed to deliver on expectations. The food was good but we waited too long for it and it arrived warm rather than hot - unforgivable for a restaurant with a Michelin star.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Cafe Boulud is a dining experience. Take advantage of tbe pre fix lunch from Monday tbru Saturday...

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A memorable meal. The food was exceptional, service was top-notch. We were absolutely happy with the entire evening meal and would love to go back.

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Y
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and bread were excellent. Wouldn’t expect anything less!

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KV
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was disappointing and on the level, that I expected

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, not the best I've ever had but really tasty. I went for brunch on a sunday. They have a 3 course for 55 dollars. Great desserts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and yummy

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FK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been fortunate to dine in many great restaurants in different parts of the world. This one is one of the best we have ever been to. Probably in the top five. Absolutely fantastic in every respect. We will be going back!

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OT
New York Area
412 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience at this restaurant. They do wonderful soups. We had pumpkin soup which was delicious. The pasta dish was not quite up to their usual high quality, but we were there for brunch, and the menu had mostly egg dishes. The desert was exceptional, and love the madelines at the end of the meal. Barbara is our preferred wait person. She is a real asset for the restaurant.

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WM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, the previous evening we experienced a spectacular meal at The Modern. So by contrast, CB was a bit of a let down - more crowded, noisier, not as exciting. That said, the food and service deserve the michelin star that CB has. From the seasonal special menu, the sweetbread app and for entry were exceptional.

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d
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of the top restaurants in the city. I highly recommend........

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, we especially loved their take on pumpkin soup, the trout with lobster, and the sorbets. The sommelier made the perfect wine recommendation and the service was impeccable! It was a fabulous dining experience.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant in lovely space with impeccable service, excellent food and wine. Only criticism would be the acceptance of large parties(12 people)next to us that disturbed the atmosphere .

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience!! The atmosphere and the service are always exceptional! The food is always quite delicious.

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G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a very nondescript spot so you need to be headed there but it’s definitely worth the trip. The lunch price-fixe menu offers 2 or 3 courses of outstanding contemporary French dining for $39/45. Highly Recommended

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LC
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you’re a fish lover, the striped bass was delicious as were the scallops and oysters. Desserts were outstanding and the service attentive. A consistently great restaurant.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one been disappointed.of those special places where the food, the service and the ambience all combine to make for a dining experience at the highest level New York has to offer. We have been several times and have never

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