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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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Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice French restaurant. Very good quality and service. Very small portions and high prices. Food is delicious. Recommend to visit once. Medium price of $80 pp

Thank Renato T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everytime my wife and I have visited NYC in the last 2 years we have had Sunday brunch at Cafe Boulud. The overall atmosphere, service, food quality and value makes it a better experience that their signature restaurant Daniel. As you enter you are impressed...More

Thank Glenn Y
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Glenn, It is always such a pleasure to welcome you and your wife for Sunday brunch, and we have considered it our privilege to serve you over the years. I want to express my appreciation to you for taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the great NYC restaurants. The food is inventive and delicious, and the wine list is excellent. Seating is a little cramped and prices are about what you'd expect for this kind of haute cuisine, service, etc. If you're on a budget,...More

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

Dear Gary, Your high praise of Café Boulud is an honor, as we consider it a privilege to serve you and to offer a very special menu for our guests to enjoy. Many thanks for your suggestions and for sharing your appreciation of Chef Aaron’s...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to this location as a child at the original Daniel restaurant, I had high hopes for this version. But, it misses the mark. The decor is staid and the service a bit patronizing. The food is good but not great. The ahi tuna...More

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

Dear Leif, Our aspiration is to serve exceptional cuisine with friendly, attentive service, so I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. I hope this visit will not be the deciding factor on your view of Café Boulud, and I would appreciate the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always enjoyed Cafe Boulud, and our recent lunch was no exception. Good food, great service and reasonable prices make for a very pleasant experience. If our meal is typical, they need to tighten up a little. The cauliflower veloute was first rate. The hanger...More

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

It is always our pleasure to serve you and we thank you for your wonderful compliments for your meal, wine selections, and dessert, as well as for the excellent service you receive from our team. We also value your thoughtful comments and are always glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, generous portions, and nice service! They treated our group of 11 well, and gave the kids books to play and write in. Orange Juice was my favorite - I think it was freshly squeezed.

Thank cherylmomof3
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cheryl, We enjoyed your entire group, especially your precious children. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful compliments for our team's service, as well as for our breakfast dishes. Yes, our orange juice is fresh squeezed! Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. Come hungry to this place as the brunch is amazing. You have the option of a 3 course meal for $50 or a la carte. The pancakes were nice and big (2 of them). Gem Lettuce Salad was drenched in dressing and cheese (just...More

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

Dear Cyrus, I am delighted you thoroughly enjoyed our brunch menu and appreciate your high praise, especially for our Croquet Madame. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope you do return, as we would truly enjoy welcoming you back. Gratefully, Cherif Mbdoji, Café...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service are impeccable. It is quiet and elegant. It attracts an older crowd. Reservations are open a month in advance and fill up quickly.More

Thank MWM880
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind compliments. It is a joy to know you were satisfied with our professional service and flavorful cuisine, as well as our comfortable ambiance. We are delighted to have had you dine at Café Boulud and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kitchen is very good. The service tries not to be condescending, but it is. The food is relatively traditional French and the portions are small. The bread is delicious and I suggest eating it, not only for the taste but in order to leave...More

Thank 271kenneths
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excellent companion to Daniel (the restaurant); appropriate-size portions, thoughtfully presented and of superb quality.

Thank divgic
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you! I am delighted you enjoyed dining with us. 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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