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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“madeleines” (38 reviews)
“peekytoe crab” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding restaurant. If you're reading this, you probably already realize that, so I'll give you a sense of what to expect amongst the many great place. This restaurant is not very large and has a feeling of an intimate surrounding. Tables are...More

1  Thank Greg B
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Greg, It is so gratifying to read your very gracious words for Café Boulud and learn how much you and your family enjoy dining here. Thank you for your magnificent compliments for our risotto, and I am delighted you decided to try our pork...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of five had lunch here. Most of our dishes were good, competently-made, but none was a home run. The interior is a bit crowded but upscale in feel. The staff are pleasant but a little harried, even after the main lunch-hour rush. The...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the 3 course lunch while the hubby ordered the Croque Madame. My appetizer was an endive salad and my main was the duck confit. Both very good of course! We shared a molten chocolate cake for dessert. Leave room for those signature mini...More

Thank Culas
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Culas, We are glad you were so happy with your Sunday brunch dishes and thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed our attentive service and mini madeleines. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good well presented food with an excellent wine list. Little to dislike, menu would suit most tastes. Slightly stuffy but hardly a serious problem.

Thank SteveHutchison
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve, We are delighted you enjoy dining here at Café Boulud and thank you very much for sharing your kind compliments. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Nice French restaurant. Very good quality and service. Very small portions and high prices. Food is delicious. Recommend to visit once. Medium price of $80 pp

Thank Renato T
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Renato, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about the food and service you experienced at Café Boulud. I’m so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope you do decide to visit again. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Everytime my wife and I have visited NYC in the last 2 years we have had Sunday brunch at Cafe Boulud. The overall atmosphere, service, food quality and value makes it a better experience that their signature restaurant Daniel. As you enter you are impressed...More

Thank Glenn Y
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Glenn, It is always such a pleasure to welcome you and your wife for Sunday brunch, and we have considered it our privilege to serve you over the years. I want to express my appreciation to you for taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is one of the great NYC restaurants. The food is inventive and delicious, and the wine list is excellent. Seating is a little cramped and prices are about what you'd expect for this kind of haute cuisine, service, etc. If you're on a budget,...More

Thank garyrichmond
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Gary, Your high praise of Café Boulud is an honor, as we consider it a privilege to serve you and to offer a very special menu for our guests to enjoy. Many thanks for your suggestions and for sharing your appreciation of Chef Aaron’s...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having been to this location as a child at the original Daniel restaurant, I had high hopes for this version. But, it misses the mark. The decor is staid and the service a bit patronizing. The food is good but not great. The ahi tuna...More

1  Thank Leif R
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Leif, Our aspiration is to serve exceptional cuisine with friendly, attentive service, so I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. I hope this visit will not be the deciding factor on your view of Café Boulud, and I would appreciate the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We've always enjoyed Cafe Boulud, and our recent lunch was no exception. Good food, great service and reasonable prices make for a very pleasant experience. If our meal is typical, they need to tighten up a little. The cauliflower veloute was first rate. The hanger...More

Thank Hedonicus
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

It is always our pleasure to serve you and we thank you for your wonderful compliments for your meal, wine selections, and dessert, as well as for the excellent service you receive from our team. We also value your thoughtful comments and are always glad...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Good food, generous portions, and nice service! They treated our group of 11 well, and gave the kids books to play and write in. Orange Juice was my favorite - I think it was freshly squeezed.

Thank cherylmomof3
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Cheryl, We enjoyed your entire group, especially your precious children. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful compliments for our team's service, as well as for our breakfast dishes. Yes, our orange juice is fresh squeezed! Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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9 September 2016|
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Response from 76Cherif | Property representative |
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
9 September 2016|
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Response from Merle h | 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
24 May 2016|
Response from GlobeTvlr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so, but you can call and ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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