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Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
+1 212-772-2600
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 21 min
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Café Boulud made me believe it is, after all, possible to have a memorable meal in New York without being annoyed or compromising one's standards and/or budget. The service was thoroughly professional (although wine counsel could have been better), the ambiance is refined yet understated,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marais75
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Marias, We are honored by your gracious compliments for the food and service at Café Boulud, and so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pre fix lunch is good value. I wasn’t really impressed with the appetizer, shrimp salad, I found it quite basic and bland until certain extend. No objections about the branzino and the coconut dessert, they both were great. My server was efficient but service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ignaciob456
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ignacio, We are glad you enjoyed your lunch and appreciate your gracious compliments, as well as your kind words for our Maitre d. We look forward to welcoming you again and the next time you join us please let us know if anything is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lunch at Cafe Boulud was delicious and well priced. I recommend the salmon with lentils. The portions are generous. The service is impeccable. It is relatively quiet and the tables at the back lend themselves to conversation. Make sure that you visit the rest...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lisafrique
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No surprise here: Chef Daniel is amazing. We’ve been to his flagship restaurant, Daniel, and we put it right up there in our top favorite list, with Le Bernardin. And yesterday, we finally made it to Cafe Boulud. This place did not disappoint. Quality wise,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank eddieNewYork
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Eddie, You are more than welcome! It was our pleasure to serve you and we are delighted to know how much you and your wife enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for your marvelous compliments for our cuisine, as well as your kind words...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of dining in a 1-star restaurant is that the service is impeccable, but without the stiffness of a 2- or 3-star restaurant. Cafe Boulud is a great example. Service was the best and it was paired with friendliness and a delicious dinner...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eszter C
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eszter, We are delighted to know you enjoyed your entire dining experience. Thank you for sharing such wonderful compliments for our team, as well as your appreciation for all the small touches we love to provide. It was our pleasure to serve you and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summer terrace dining, winter feels more like fine dining, seasonal menus, chic setting, and ... Boulud! Local favourite of many

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AMF876
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy you enjoy dining at Café Boulud and enjoy our new menus each season! Best regards, Rachel Ossakow, Café Boulud

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu, good service - breakfast, lunch and dinner! Bulletproof! Great for couples, great for business meetings, and all around reliable!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jonathan L
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jonathan, Thank you! We appreciate your confidence and are so glad you enjoy all we offer. Your splendid compliments and recommendations made our day and we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Rachel Ossakow, Café Boulud

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

The food, the drinks and service will leave you speechless... one of the old school places in Manhattan I like to visit once a month. Highly recommend it. You won’t regret it. Stop by!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 958magdalenaz
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Magdalena, Thank you for your continued patronage! Your kind words and recommendation mean a lot to us, thank you so much for sharing them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Rachel Ossakow, Café Boulud

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nor healthy, fatty not so quality Is that really misulan restaurant?? マヨネーズで味付けとかプロとは思えない笑 肉ん選んだのに魚が出てくるし、しかも全然美味しくない、、ミシュラン三つ星取ったことあるとかガイドブックに書いてあったけどとてもそうは思えない、その辺のフードコートの方がまだまし

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GoPlaces49151088633
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Enjoy breakfast here on two mornings when I stayed at the Surrey. Food was delicious. The room quiet. The service is a little strained.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonh462
Rachel O, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Jon, I’m glad you enjoyed your breakfasts during your stay in NYC. Thank you for your gracious compliments and we hope to welcome you again on your next visit. Best regards, Rachel Ossakow, Café Boulud.

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Suggest you share with the restaurant. Yours is not a question in my opinion for trip advisor users.
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We will happily assist you with a menu selection for your group. Please contact us at 212 772 2600 We hope to hear from you soon. Best Cherif Mbodji General Manager
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Response from Merleh_13 | Reviewed this property |
Always found service very professional but then we've normally been with another couple and not 10 people The food is superb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:45 - 22:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
    (5th and Madison Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: #6 Train to 77th Street & Lexington Avenue M1, M2,M3 or M4 buses on Madison Avenue - 77th Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-772-2600
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 days a week, we offer a rotating two-course ($39) or three-course ($45) Lunch du Marché menu from Monday to Friday and brunch on weekends. 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 entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40. The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3pm.
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