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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.More

1  Thank miriam401015
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Miriam, It is an honor to know that you and your friends consider us a favorite place to dine. We strive to offer delicious and unique dishes, and enjoy sharing our knowledge of each one, so I thank you for your wonderful compliments and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

4  Thank 615kayr
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017 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 3 weeks 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

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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9 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
9 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
24 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, 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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