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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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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“madeleines” (36 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed yesterday

The food is so tasty, with interesting choices that the waiters are happy to describe if you want more information. The atmosphere is pleasant and it is a favorite for me and for many friends.

Thank miriam401015
Reviewed 4 days ago

As we were staying in the Surrey it's hard to beat the location. Very busy as usual, service always excellent. A treat for any meal.

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

Dear Robin, Thank you for your gracious compliments and review! It is always a pleasure to welcome you, and we look forward to your return. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend to visit The Surrey roof top for lunch , so had our concierge at the friendly Blakely Hotel call up to be told we would be welcomed ! What a different story when we arrived, no lunch the roof top does not open for...More

2  Thank 615kayr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We overheard after being served our main course that Cafe Boulud had been experiencing a/c malfunctions for 3 days. The restaurant knew this and yet they seated us without comment. It was so sweltering hot that I couldn't enjoy or finish my very expensive meal...More

Thank WestchesterP2
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am very sorry for the discomfort you experienced when you dined with us, and would welcome an opportunity to speak to you, to make amends, as we truly want you to enjoy the wonderful dining experience that is the norm here at Café Boulud....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

cafe boulud has a good reputation and is quite popular -for reasons that perhaps are a bit difficult to understand. The place has style, the service is prompt and professional but the menu strives to be oh so "tres different..." Not always with success. The...More

Thank dl5490
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our aim is to create flavorful dishes, excellently prepared for your enjoyment, so while I thank you for your gracious compliments for our ambiance and service, I am very sorry to learn you were disappointed in your meal. We are always happy to replace something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dining experience. Superb service. Limited menu but everything adventurous and fresh. The fried ravioli amuse bouche could have been an entrée. The avocado-cucumber soup was refreshing and the hint of jalapeño a nice counterpoint. The gnocchi was a bit heavy but still enjoyable. One...More

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

We enjoy giving our guests wonderful and delicious surprises, so it is a delight to read your comments and know you took such pleasure in all we provide to enhance your dining experience. Many thanks for your marvelous compliments for each of your dishes, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting with friends in NYC annually usually includes at least one visit to a DB restaurant, each one different in atmosphere but all excellent in terms of service and food. We can recommend Cafe Boulud without reservation for those looking for the best NYC has...More

Thank Colt-135
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very honored you consider us the best NYC has to offer because our highest goal is to provide wonderful cuisine, and excellent service, for your dining pleasure. Thank you for your continued patronage, your marvelous review and your wonderful recommendation, and please be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for lunch if you have a play in the evening. Excellent choice from a lite lunch to a full course meal. Food was what one would expect - divine! Service was perfect letting us have a lazy lunch, glass of wine and being...More

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

Dear Pat, Excellent service and fabulous cuisine is what we enjoy providing, so I am delighted to know your relaxing lunch with us reflected that, and I thank you for your wonderful compliments. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place after the theatre for drinks and dessert although we know it is a very good place to dine. Drinks were amazing, creative and special. We also ordered dessert and they were surprisingly tasty and different. Very good service, nice environment and...More

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

Dear Eduardo, Thank you for joining us for drinks and dessert, and for your kind compliments for their creativity and flavor. I am glad to know you enjoyed them! Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have a late lunch at Cafe Boulud as we were going to a 7PM play. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed a delicious three course lunch with a lovely bottle of chardonnay. We have always come here for dinner. Lunch was fun and...More

Thank Sylvia315
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sylvia, I am so pleased you decided to enjoy a late lunch here, and glad you found everything fun, and to your liking. We thank you for your wonderful compliments and continued patronage, and look forward to your next visit. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café...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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
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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