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20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #138 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Upper East Side
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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
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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  • French first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful meal and was able to eat outside at one of the cafe tables under the awning. Thunderstorm came out of nowhere and staff came running with extra umbrellas. The food was tremendous and the service impeccable.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This is likely the finest dining in the area. It is smaller than Daniel but the food is outstanding. The service is likewise excellent. The number of restaurants of this caliber are few and this

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Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews 151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I've been to a couple of restaurants of Chef Boulud and I love them all so I was very excited to dine at Cafe Boulud. When my friends and I came in, we were a bit concerned that it was so quiet. So quiet that it will make you afraid to crack a joke because your friends might laugh too... More 

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Mexico city
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This restaurant has amazing food. It is cozy, romantic elegant, so it is a great choice for a celebration. I ordered the stripped bass which was is was buttery with light fishy flavor. Simple perfect!

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The service was good until the restaurant was full and the staff was a bit overwhelmed. Choices were limited on the prix fixe dinner. Food was prepared well but not outstanding. Pink balloons with long ribbon stems covered the ceiling and the ribbons were annoying when they caused static on our faces while walking to and from the table. Ambience... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I would not say that it was the one of the best meals I have ever had, but it was a pleasant surprise for a lunch.  In order to avoid the craze of lunch time we decided to make a late lunch reservation-excellent idea! The staff was very pleasant; they had just few tables to handle.  Our waiter allowed us... More 

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were invited this past weekend by another couple, also New Yorkers. We have come here many times over the years and have experienced it in its different incarnations, during which it had gone from excellent (5.0) to 3.0, and has improved again over the last couple of years. The first version when it first started was the best. The... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are in New York quite often (but not as often as we'd like to be!) and are always looking for fine food. We have our favorites, but with all the offerings in town, feel we need to try different ones as often as possible. We thought we'd try Daniel Boulud's easier-to-get-reservations Café Boulud beside the Lobby of the Surrey... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a New Yorker, I expect quite a bit from a Boulud restaurant with a Michelin star. I was utterly unimpressed. Mostly because of the service, but also because of the food. Let's start with the service: the waitstaff seemed genuinely uninterested about the fact that we were there in the first place. This is unacceptable for a restaurant that... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved this stop at the end of our day. Lovely and sophisticated. Unique and well mixed cocktails with amazing bar appetizers and small plates from Cafe Boulud. Fantastic service with yummy olives and nuts upon being seated. Dress to impress.

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Additional Information about Cafe Boulud

Address: 20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-772-2600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: French

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