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Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212-772-2600
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Ranked #221 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
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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Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

From the decor, to the service, to the quality and imaginative meal choices Boulud will not disappoint for a memorable meal. Great wine list for your meals with suggested pairings for dessert. Rather than a generic selection of bread on your table, you have several choices to suit your preference.

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vienna
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great choice of meat, fish and seafood. The duck breast with berry sauce was just exquisite. The baby veal was also excellent. The dishes are tasty and have five or six ingredient each, providing a great combination of tastes. Servings are not huge, which is actually fine and sorts of helps you focus on enjoying the taste. We had a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this restaurant for good and ambience. It was very high end expensive especially since I only had chicken and a salad.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of my NYC favorites, located on the Upper East Side this is a chic restaurant with fabulous food and wonderful service. Always an interesting, creative menue. Our waiter made great recommendations on the lunch menu and wines. Upper East side clientele but not stuffy. Great spot to linger over a weekend lunch with friends

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was great and service excellent. Had the Sunday 2 Course Brunch with the maine peekytoe crab benedict.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have dined here on many occasions and it is always a fantastic meal. Any time we have out of town visitors, this is our go to place for a guaranteed successful evening.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I sent my meal back...how embarrassing! Not for them but for me as if those dining around me were thinking what's wrong with her....as people have such faith in this place that they think a chef can't genuinely deliver a meal that is just truly inedible. With that said my husband's steak was amazing and my gnocchi app was equally... More

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NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent attentive service, nice quiet atmosphere, easy to talk to friends. But the food was just good (not inspired in any way) and the wine was way overpriced. It's a lovely place but I thought it was much more expensive than it deserves to be. My three stars are based on value for the size of bill. $250 plus tip... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our lunch was fantastic! Staff was friendly and enviornment was very sophisticated! I loved the food and the feel of the restaurant. Great vibe, great food, great experience!

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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The cool interior of Cafe Boulod offers a welcome respite on a steamy hot Manhattan summer day. We enjoyed the prix fixe lunch with a glass of wine each. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Portions are not huge but quite adequate. The bread service is very attentive, and if you have a larger appetite just enjoy... More

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