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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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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food and service are impeccable. It is quiet and elegant. It attracts an older crowd. Reservations are open a month in advance and fill up quickly.More

Thank MWM880
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind compliments. It is a joy to know you were satisfied with our professional service and flavorful cuisine, as well as our comfortable ambiance. We are delighted to have had you dine at Café Boulud and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The kitchen is very good. The service tries not to be condescending, but it is. The food is relatively traditional French and the portions are small. The bread is delicious and I suggest eating it, not only for the taste but in order to leave...More

Thank 271kenneths
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent companion to Daniel (the restaurant); appropriate-size portions, thoughtfully presented and of superb quality.

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

Thank you! I am delighted you enjoyed dining with us. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food Great service A way to experience his genius without the sharp elbows needed in other setting Was impressedMore

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

Thank you very much for your compliments and comments. We do our best to make sure the service is amazing, the dishes are superb, and the ambiance is one that is great to enjoy a meal with. I hope to welcome you again! Gratefully, Cherif...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Michelin starred restaurant should offer an excellent level of service to every customer not just to its "regulars". This is not the case at Cafe Boulud. My husband and had 7:30 reservations and was surprised to see a fairly empty restaurant when we arrived....More

Thank Georgica14
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our fresh bread, as well as your main course. Our aim is to provide excellent service that is attentive to detail along with amazing dishes,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed sitting outside and the lovely Sunday brunch. The smoked salmon was some of the best i have ever had. the croque madame and eggs benedict with ham were both spectacular. Service was perfect - friendly and attentive without being fussy.More

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

Thank you so much for the kind compliments. It sounds like your time here was fantastic as you sat outside enjoying the scenery coupled with a fine meal. Great selection of the smoked salmon, which is cooked to fantastically, making it one of our menu...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a wonderful lunch during restaurant wek NYC. Three courses for less than $30. They were not participating in dinner for that week. Food is fresh, well prepared , and as good as any restaurant in Manhattan. On a lovely street near MET, and can...More

Thank jazz562
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words! We appreciate you coming by during Restuarant Week for a wonderful meal. It is fantastic to read that your experience was delightful. Our team wants to make sure that what we serve is fresh, and prepared for...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch with a friend today. What a nice find. We had some great dishes with Champagne. The sea bass in a potato wrapper and crispy octopus were especially good.More

Thank stevesottl
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Steve, I am delighted you found us and enjoyed lunch with a friend here at Café Boulud, and I thank you for your kind compliments for your sea bass and octopus. I hope you will dine with us again, and please be sure to...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We normally stay at The Carlyle Hotel which is just across the street from Café Boulud so we often dine there on the nights when we arrive in NYC, as we are usually tired and just want somewhere great, but local to the hotel to...More

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

Dear Sarah, We truly appreciate your wonderful comments, as we do strive to be a relaxing place where you can rest and rejuvenate over an excellent meal. Thank you, also, for your kind compliments for our professional team that provides such attentive service. It is...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were in town for the Metropolitan Opera at 7pm. So we had a 5pm reservation, which meant the limited Prix Fixe menu, fine. We got there a few minutes late, and the restaurant was already quite busy with the pre-theater crowd. It's the full...More

Thank richard_cambridge
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your gracious compliments and high review, however, as we are not across the street from Lincoln Center, I assume you dined at either Boulud Sud or Bar Boulud and intended to post your review to their site. I...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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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