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Cafe Boulud

Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
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20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643 (5th and Madison Avenues)
+1 212-772-2600
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was slightly disappointed to be offered breakfast menu instead of brunch on Sunday at 10am. The food was very good though. The croissant and pan au chocolat tasted like they were straight from Paris. The pancakes were the thickest but fluffiest I have ever seen!

Thank Amy W
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We meet friends every year in mid-December in Manhattan and always dine at Cafe Boulud our first night in the city. The fresh, creative and well prepared dishes are enhanced by the knowledgable, friendly and well trained staff. One of the best in the city.

Thank David A
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Salmon dish, which was acceptable although there was a spine in it. The squash soup was good, very nicely presented. Breads were clearly not freshly baked and frankly quite tasteless, the olive bread was unsalted and the pumpkin just lacked flavor altogether. The gnocchi were small, and flavorless. The comté ravioli were actually very tasty! For dessert,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being from Nashville, which is becoming a bit of a foodie city, we were really looking forward to our "date night" here and we were not disappointed in any way. The ambience is understated for a high end place - very tasteful, well designed, not overly crowded, not hectic but with impeccable service that was not disruptive to our conversation...and... More 

Thank jtt37
Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife , son and I strolled into this gem last night and we were wowed. Excellent food , service and ambience. Lovely neighborhood

Thank arcokna
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you eat meat, you MUST order the seared Fois Gras! Unbelievable! Everything we ordered was excellent, flavorful and fresh. Loved it all. The service was very professional, if somewhat cold. They took away one of my companion's coffee cup before she finished, and we thought perhaps it was to hurry us along. We weren't too thrilled with that. The... More 

Thank David P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for massages at the Surrey hotel and we stumbled upon Cafe Boulud. It was the best meal I've had in NYC in years. While expensive, pasta with black truffles, Dover sole, Branzino all amazing. Service was perfect and literally joy filled. Being a lifetime New Yorker i always have my list of "go to's" on... More 

Thank Gary G
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Dear Gary, I am thrilled you and your wife happened upon us and had a wonderful meal here. Thank you for your eloquent compliments for our cuisine and our service, as we take pleasure in making each dining experience here an exceptional one. And now that Café Boulud is a favorite of yours, we look forward to serving you again... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here with friends and had a good experience. We had 2 courses from their set menu that was good value, the beef tartar was excellent but the raviolis with squash were a disappointment. Our friends soup then bass looked very good but given the standard you'd normally get at Daniel Boulouds other outlets it should... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do not wish to boast about where I've been and eaten over my many years of business and pleasure travel, but would do so if I had to in order to underscore my appreciation of the meal my wife and I had at Cafe Boulud. You wander from restaurant door to hotel door all over looking for something that... More 

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely description of your enjoyment of Christmas Eve Dinner, and for your very gracious compliments. It is our great desire to make each meal one to be remembered, so I am delighted you found us, and took such pleasure in dining with us. Please be sure to ask for me the next time you are in... More 

Bangor ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful lunch experience!. We enjoyed everything from the crab cake appetizer to the molten chocolate dessert. The service was professional, the setting was warm and inviting.

Thank Ghost
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

I am very pleased you enjoyed dining with us for lunch, and thank you for your kind compliments for our ambiance, our cuisine and our professional service. I hope to see you again soon. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
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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