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Review of Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud
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Ranked #144 of 13,823 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Jet-lagged, long day, need to eat, cannot move from hotel .... too tired.

Thak goodness for all of that, this place is great. Great service and fantastic food. could not ask for more.


  • Visited March 2014
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Thank WFN
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Classy yet casual”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The concierge at the hotel we stayed recommended this for a small celebration we had planned. We were surprised to get a table at a short notice, though it was a late second sitting. The first thing that struck us was the buzzing energy as we walked in, an upscale crowd but there was nothing uppity about their attitude. The service was impeccable, and the attention to detail was fantastic (I had stepped out to the restroom and as I was returning one of the waiters was already at our table helping me to get into my seat!) The food was outstanding. The brazilian styled prawns soup was an amazing dish, it was fusion food but the flavours were so well balanced, it showed the deep understanding the chef had of his ingredients. The whole meal had this feature of balance and surprise at the same time. One of the best meals of the fusion kind I have ever had. The staff is very engaged and is proud to work in a place like this.Will surely return there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank SunshineTaste
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Splendid! Excellent! A taste of Daniel Boulud at great price”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We will return to te cafe boulud every time we eill be in NYC. For lunch with the Menu prix fixe, it is fantastic.

Visited April 2014
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Williamsville, New York, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Acclaimed chef's restaurant for a reasonable price”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking to try a world-class chef's restaurant at an affordable price, visit Daniel Boulud's, Cafe Boulud in Manhattan. Compared to his other fine dining establishments, like Daniel, also in Manhattan, this one is much more affordable. We went for lunch and had the Prix fixe lunch for $43 (app, entree, dessert). Bottles of wine were available for $30. There are also 4 other parts to the menu: farmers market, Spring season, world voyager, and French classics; which are all what you would expect. The food was superb, the service, a bit leisurely, and the atmosphere, noisey. However, for the budget-conscious traveler wanting to try one of these celebrity chef establishments, this is a good way to do it.

Visited April 2014
Thank Laurie S
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“My favorite Hotel in NYC”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was my first stay at the Surrey and could not have been happier with my selection. The rooms were beautifully appointed with upgraded decor and technology. The service was superb and the food and beverage outstanding. The location on Madison and 76 was perfect for dining, shopping and walking in the city. I am excited to return and stay at the Surrey, its a Relais & Chateaux and one of those best kept secrets in NYC.

Visited April 2014
Thank Caroline M
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