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Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
+1 212-772-2600
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday

We planned a last-minute weekend getaway to NYC. Tried to get reservations at Daniel, but it was too late, so thought we'd try Café Boulud. That was a mistake we won't repeat. I had the escargot to start, which were in a puff pastry shell...More

Thank Mr and Mrs S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined here before and had their elusive roast chicken, which is remarkable and a five star experience. On this visit, results were a little mixed but what was good was very very good, and what was not wasn't bad, but not up to standard....More

Thank pirula778
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was our privilege to welcome you back to Café Boulud. We are very glad you enjoyed the chestnut velouté, seafood soup, and coq au vin and appreciate your thoughtful comments and suggestions. Since it is our desire that every guest is completely satisfied with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from UK and as a treat took out our relatives before going to the theater. The food was wonderful, service good but slow in coming, yes it is very expensive, but the entertainment value was high.More

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

We are so glad you had an enjoyable time dining at Café Boulud during your visit to NYC. Thank you for your kind compliments and review, and we hope you stop in again the next time you are in the City. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast - we didn't book but were seated straight away. 3 of us had egg dishes and one had granola. We all really enjoyed our meals. The place was lovely inside and the staff were really helpful. It is quite posh...More

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

Thank you for joining us for breakfast during your visit to NYC! We are so glad you felt welcome and comfortable, and enjoyed your eggs dishes as well as our special granola. We truly appreciate your kind compliments for our helpful team and look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 2pm booking but table wasn’t ready on arrival so we had a chance to enjoy the bar across the hall. When we were seated and the food arrived we were blown away. We had the charcuterie and the salmon as starters and...More

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

Dear Max, It gives us great pleasure when our guests share how much they enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for your fabulous compliments for the charcuterie, salmon, and Croque Madame, as well as your appreciation for our team. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Café Boulud for a late dinner after the opera. It's a lovely spot and our charcuterie was excellent. I had one unfortunate escargot that was full of sand. When I mentioned this to the server, she acted like this was a normal...More

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the food and service you experienced at Café Boulud. I am so happy you enjoyed your charcuterie but very sorry to learn of your disappointing escargot, and am concerned that it was not replaced immediately with a smile...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful birthday lunch during NYC Restaurant week. Great value at $29 for 3 courses. Really enjoyed the parsnip veloute and the beef bourginon. Dessert impressive as well.

Thank antiques223
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy you joined us during Restaurant Week and enjoyed a fabulous birthday lunch. Thank you for your wonderful compliments and review. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Cafe Boulud is excellent, but the service makes it stand out. The chairman of my board likes it, and so I've been here a lot. And it has never faltered. It's not innovative, it is consistent. I don't remember anything i've eaten...More

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

Dear Craig, Consistently excellent service is one of our goals, and an extremely important element for a fabulous dining experience, so we are very happy to know how much you appreciate it each time you dine at Café Boulud. Thank you, also, for sharing your...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Located in The Surrey Hotel Cafe Boulud is an excellent choice wether staying at the hotel or looking for a nice fine dining experice that's not overly stuffy. It's a small space, bright and cheery. Not over done but nice art work, table linens and...More

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

Dear Jennifer, It has been our pleasure to serve you each time you visit, and we are delighted you enjoy our Le Voyage Japanese menu. Chef Aaron does have a wonderful way with fish! Thank you for your marvelous compliments for our comfortably elegant ambiance,...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had the pleasure to spend our Thanks giving lunch in Cafe Boulud, everything was just perfect from the appetizer up until the dessert, they even had the turkey on hand for a picture.

Thank Ana A
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Ana, It was our great pleasure to welcome you for Thanksgiving lunch. We are so pleased you had a lovely time and enjoyed your meal, as well as your picture, and we thank you for your wonderful compliments. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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