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“Quintessential”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud
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Ranked #127 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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
Monroe, Louisiana
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quintessential”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Quintessential UES French restaurant. First class service and even better food with an extensive wine list. A variety of expertly prepared entree's to choose from and pair with some wonderful wines. Service was knowledgeable and very friendly. Classy restaurant filled mostly with locals. My wife and I had a great experience and will be back

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new york
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“For fine dining I saw some serious flaws”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Our waiter said, great choice for each of us. The fish I had was okay, not a great choice. Same thing on my dessert. It was Christmas week and many tourists, that might have made the service a tad off as well as food.

Visited December 2012
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London
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I was really looking forward to this place. Aside from all the pretense, it's reputation as a great restaurant looked appealing. Have to say I was unimpressed. That isn't to say it was bad, but just average. I had an entree that was very one dimensional and lacked balance. I love french food and left disappointed in my choice. I cannot recommend this place when there are so many other fine dining options in New York City. The positive was that service was very good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brasilia, DF
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very nice atmosphere, although a bit dated
Food was delicious
Service was impecable, although not exactly "friendly"

Visited May 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

After having dined at Per Se and Daniel we decided to try the Cafe Boulud and where not disappointed. The dominican republic Headwaiter provided discreet and outstanding service, we followed all his recommendations from Champagne, to wine and excellent Escargot and Duck - the highlight were their desserts - we will definitely be back during our next nY visit

  • Visited October 2012
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