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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 1 week ago via mobile

I tried to make a reservation for Breakfast on a busy Saturday and was told rather bluntly that it was strictly first come, etc. When we arrived, many tables had reserved signage. They clearly they prefer local clientele over visiting guests. Service was professional, but...More

Thank Keyscritter93
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We value every guest and enjoy welcoming people from all over the world, so I am sorry to learn of your disappointing experience. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about the details in the hope of restoring your confidence in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was spectacular. There were courses that I wouldn't share, like the stripped bass and the molten chocolate cake. The bread tray was amazing and the after dinner treats were extra special. We had a wonderful evening. Plus, they treated our 16 year old...More

Thank smdoyle1973
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so delighted your son enjoyed dining with you at Café Boulud and it was our privilege to serve him with all the dignity he deserved. Thank you for your marvelous compliments for our cuisine, and for sharing your comment about the striped bass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Jewish passover dinner. Food was very good and service was fast. My only complaint might have been that they really squeezed us at the table. Maybe it was the very high demand evening. Other than that truly delicious.More

Thank swisselepin
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of our Passover dinner, and your kind compliments for the service our team provided to make your dining experience superb. We look forward to welcoming you again, and next time please let us know your seating preference and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The evening was smooth flowing, from the ambience to table service, it exceeded our expectations. Attentive but not intrusive. We opted to try the “Voyage” which is Japanese. Hamachi was spot on delicious. For main it was the duck breast on menu and classic Striped...More

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

Dear Lewis, We are so glad you had a wonderful dining experience at Café Boulud and enjoyed the elegance and vitality of our dining room. Thank you for sharing your splendid compliments for the rich Hamachi from the “Voyage” menu, as well as your duck...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with matzah meal with cheese and lemon amuse bouche. White asparagus with sabayon, tarragon, cheese and a demitasse of asparagus soup. Duck as tender as can be. Sea bass wrapped in mandolin cut potato. Butterscotch pudding for her and green tea ice cream for...More

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

Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of your recent dining experience at Café Boulud. We are so pleased you considered everything superb from start to finish, and appreciate your enthusiastic compliments, especially for your duck and sea bass, as well as for the wine paired...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for our 7pm reservation and there was a happy buzz among the seated patrons... a busy evening for Easter Sunday. We both chose the white asparagus as a first course. The presentation was stunning, served with a light toast topped with two walnuts...More

Thank 2beans2000
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your eloquent compliments for our special Easter Sunday dinner. We are very happy you enjoyed each dish, especially the Provencal White Asparagus and special desserts, and while we thank you for your kind words for your striploin steak, we apologize for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely elegant restaurant located on extremely elegant street - amazing presentation , refine taste and beautiful atmosphere. Potato covered fish deserve an OSCAR !!!More

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

Dear Danny, Thank you so much for your marvelous compliments for Café Boulud’s refined elegance and cuisine, and what an honor that you considered your fish worthy of an Oscar! It makes us very happy that you enjoyed a wonderful dining experience here and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a longtime friend and resident of New York at this charming restaurant on the upper east side. It's easy to find on 76th Street. The entrance is elegant and separated--mercifully--from the dining room,, so the cold air from the frigid day I visited...More

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

We are delighted you had a wonderful, relaxing brunch with your friend at Café Boulud during your visit to New York, and glad to have kept you warm from the blustery, cold day! Thank you for sharing your kind compliments for our elegant ambiance and...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

We have been to this Cafe for dinners many times first time for brunch , the decor is modern , roomy . The service is superb and menu very french. . Three course for 52$ a good deal. We stared with Chestnut Veloute ( foie...More

Thank 69tiger888
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your continued patronage and are happy you joined us for brunch this time. Thank you very much for your wonderful compliments for each of your dishes, especially the Chestnut Velouté, grilled pork loin and, of course, the desserts! We are glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

The dining experience here is absolutely amazing. It is a true one of a kind experience. The food is fantastic and service is very attentive.More

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

Your splendid compliments and review are a true joy to read, and we thank you so much for sharing your pleasure in your dining experience here at Café Boulud. It would be our privilege to serve you again and we look forward to welcoming you...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 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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