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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%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in The Surrey Hotel Cafe Boulud is an excellent choice wether staying at the hotel or looking for a nice fine dining experice that's not overly stuffy. It's a small space, bright and cheery. Not over done but nice art work, table linens and...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the pleasure to spend our Thanks giving lunch in Cafe Boulud, everything was just perfect from the appetizer up until the dessert, they even had the turkey on hand for a picture.

Thank Ana A
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ana, It was our great pleasure to welcome you for Thanksgiving lunch. We are so pleased you had a lovely time and enjoyed your meal, as well as your picture, and we thank you for your wonderful compliments. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go. You don't get anything special for the extortionate prices. Complete waste of money. Better service and food at dunking donuts.More

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

I am very surprised by your comments, as we are known for our exceptional cuisine and professional, friendly service. I would very much appreciate discussing the details of your experience to see how we might improve and serve you better. Kindly send your email or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Monday, December 4, 2017 my wife and I had dinner at Cafe Boulud, 20 East 70th Street, New York City (212) 772-2600. I had made reservations on line a week in advance. This is a wonderful, classy French restaurant on the east side of...More

Thank john07_11
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John, It was our pleasure to serve you and so wonderful to read your lovely compliments for your wine, chocolate soufflé, and especially Chef Aaron’s unique venison dish that is so full of flavor. We are honored to know you considered your meal here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dine her multiple times per year. Usually with family. This time we had friends in from Chicago and wanted a nice place for dinner drinks and catch up. Food is always amazing, service is great and not rushed. We like Boulud, the flagship as...More

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

Dear Max, We truly value your continued patronage, and always consider it a pleasure to serve you and your family, so we are delighted you chose to bring your friends from Chicago to dine at Café Boulud. Thank you for your gracious compliments for our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did want to eat at Daniel the flag ship restaurant of Bouluds. But they did not have a table large enough so we were moved to the Cafe. Our party of elevent persons just about filled their largest table in the main dining room....More

Thank Spsngeow S
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to easily accommodate your entire party, and we are very happy everyone was comfortable and enjoyed a relaxed time dining together at Café Boulud. Thank you for sharing your lovely compliments for the wine suggestion of our sommelier and the satisfying...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you decide to visit NYC to celebrate your 50th birthday; the most difficult decision is going to be where to dine on the big night. After much thought and reading many reviews of numerous restaurants, I decided that it was going to be Cafe...More

Thank Sluggo16
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was such a pleasure to help make your 50th birthday dinner a special one, and we thank you for choosing Café Boulud as the place to celebrate. Thank you, also, for your marvelous compliments for Chef Aaron Bludorn’s exquisite cuisine, especially for your foie...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the surrey hotel and ate here before departing for the airport on a Sunday. Further, we ate in the bar due to a private event, so my expectations were not high. We had just had dinner the night before at Daniel,...More

Thank Joe W
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joe, It is wonderful to know you found Café Boulud to be better than you anticipated, and were so delighted with your lunch. Thank you for your splendid compliments for the rich, complex flavors of your wife’s croque madam and your fontina ravioli, as...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had dinner in a large group in their private room in the back of the hotel. There service was excellent. As a starter, I had their endive salad with cheese and walnuts which was good and as main, I had the fish which a...More

Thank BEAntw
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

I am glad you enjoyed dinner with your group in our private dining room and thank you for your gracious compliments for your salad, desserts and wine, as well as our attentive service. I only wish you had been able to enjoy our normally perfectly...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic elegant yet relaxed atmospheric restaurant. Try their prix fixed lunch. It’s a great value for top notch gourmet cuisine. The food is delicious and artistically presented. The wait staff is is flawless. A great spot for a special occasion too.More

Thank rcarril
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We want you to have a fabulous dining experience here at Café Boulud, so we are delighted you enjoyed your prix fixe lunch and thank you for your recommendations. Thank you, also, for your lovely compliments for our ambiance, cuisine and professional team, and we...More

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8 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
8 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
23 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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