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Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #167 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $80
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 5th and Madison Avenues
Transit: #6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
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
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

2 glasses of wine and two appetizers between lunch and dinner time: Superb! One was shrimp and the other a salad. Both were tasty morsels and left us wanting more. Excellent venue, next time we'll try them for dinner.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stayed four nights at The Surrey hotel, and ended up eating at Cafe Boulud twice for lunch and once for brunch. Each meal was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The weather was lovely so we always sat outside; it had a nice cafe vibe, while being able to soak up the glamour of the gorgeous upper east... More

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New York City, New York, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Who cares...the food sure isn't! Nestled unobtrusively in the upscale mid-section of Manhattan's Upper East Side - between Madison Ave and Central Park - this eatery is class personified. It is impossible to do justice to the partitioned, seasonal and thematic menu save to say that soups are sublime, recipes are exciting, portions are appropriate, flavors abound and presentation is... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

food outstanding, service as well. One of my friends is a vegetarian and was thrilled with his meal. Dessert was a special treat...prix fixed menu was great

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unbeknown to me, Boulad has a Michelin star. However, we learned this after our wonderful experience. Everything from the bread, to the attentiveness of the servers, to the wine selections are extraordinary. Not to mention the food; utterly spectacular. As an aside, Bar Pleiades next door but in the same hotel, is a great place for a cocktail. You must... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our son had recommended this restaurant and it turned out to be as good as he said. While it looks quite formal as you come in, the staff clearly enjoy their work and make sure that you have a good time, so while the restaurant was busy, it was buzzing as people were clearly enjoying themselves providing an atmosphere that... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed at The Surrey hotel and visited this restaurant as it's on site during our stay. We had dinner and the food and wine were fabulous however the service was slightly pretentious. I would say this is worth a visit if you're staying at The Surrey or on the Upper East Side but we visited restaurants with a much... More

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Dallas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were guests at the hotel and had breakfast each morning. Since the service was so good we asked for a late night dinner on Saturday. Once more the service was impeccable. We ordered the chicken dish and the lobster offering of the day, both prepared great I started with a salad that was tasty and gnocchi with pesto that... More

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Kenmore, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been to "The Cafe" on a few occasions, and it never disappoints. It is an expensive fine dining experience. Expect to pay around $300 per couple, and that (in our case) did not include a bottle of wine. We ordered single glasses depending on what we had for the main course. It is a very special restaurant featuring... More

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Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

French elegance for location and setting, certainly, but the friendly, warm welcome from the front staff and the table waiters was so unexpected! No need to say that the food was 10 out of 10. So unbelievably good! We had as our main courses, the duck and the lamb. Superb.

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