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Cafe Boulud

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Cafe Boulud
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20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021
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20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021 (5th and Madison Avenues)
#6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
212-772-2600
Today
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: CAFÉ BOULUD features a French-American menu inspired by Chef Daniel...
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 $37 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and 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 18 guest 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 onwards. DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 25
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Never disappoints

You always feel you 1- have plenty of options 2- are able to dine in a civilized manner 3- been presented with dishes that satisfy and 4-leave knowing you will return

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
DavidWashingtonDC
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Washingotn DC
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Washingotn DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

You always feel you 1- have plenty of options 2- are able to dine in a civilized manner 3- been presented with dishes that satisfy and 4-leave knowing you will return

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New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

In my opinion this is one of the top five restaurants in New York. We have been going here since it opened and it has never disappointed. This is haute cuisine at its finest with the atmosphere and service to go with it. No matter what you order it will be superb and if you want a perfect spot for... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We ate there on a Saturday night. We arrived a little early, so we were directed to a cool lounge across the lobby. Nice way to start the evening. The staff at Cafe Boulud was exceptional. Literally didn't do a single thing I could complain about. The food was delicious. The Sommelier did a great job. The atmosphere was elegant.... More 

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Westmount, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were celebrating two birthdays and the service was outstanding. they took care of the kids and SURPRISE ! Chef Daniel was there and took the kids in the kitchen, etc. a memorable evening for all !

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Westport, Connecticut
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88 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is difficult to compare things that are perfect which are separated by time. Muhammed Ali or Joe Louis? Christy Matthewson or Sandy Koufax? A perfect meal? Three for me. #1 La Mere Blanc Vonnas 1985, #2 Taillevent June 1995, and now this. The service is perfect. The plates arrive at the same time. Not too fast and not too... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had lunch here last week on a recommendation from a friends. It was busy especially during the holiday season but the staff were totally professional. The food was superb and presented in a beautiful way. I will come here every time I am in NYC.

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Newbury
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I was mildly disappointed by my most recent visit to what I consider one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. Why? One of our party ordered a dish which contained lots of mushrooms-no mention of mushrooms in the description on the menu. I chose a pork dish with various different cuts of meat. No explanation of what these were when delivered... More 

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Charlotte
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Boulud quite a number of times over the years -- starting with this establishment's early opening days. But we have noticed a diminishing quality of the food. Dined there with my wife Saturday evening. My wife chose the scallops and i ordered the lamb. Her scallops came out looking very nice... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Cafe Boulud is one of those restaurants that have several servers keeping us entertained and satiated with over the top appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks. It's a small intimate restaurant with a clientele great for people watching. The cuisine is fabulous and prepared to be pleasing to the eye and pleasing to the palate. Chef Daniel is an artiste. Treat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had the 3 course brunch which was $49 each. The food was amazing, great ingredients and wonderful flavours. We visited four michelin starred restaurants (Juni, Gotham Bar & Grill and The Breslin) during our stay in NYC. Cafe Boulud was by far the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021
    (5th and Madison Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: #6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-772-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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 $37 two-course prix-fixe lunch six days a week, and 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 18 guest 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 onwards. DANIEL • DB Bistro Moderne •Boulud Sud• Bar Boulud • DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?