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  • French, Bistro
  • 1900 Broadway, New York NY10023 40.772953 -73.982105
  • (Btwn 63rd & 64th St)
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  • (212) 595-0303
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User Ratings (Based on 40 reviews)

3.275
Food 3.7 Value 2.8
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 595-0303
Fax:
fax
(212) 595-3034
Website:
www.barboulud.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12pm-2:30pm+5pm-12am Fri: 12pm-2:30pm+5pm-1am Sat: 11am-4pm+5pm-1am Sun: 11am-4pm+5pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Pre/Post Theater, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by anonymous on 06/01/2009

    French snobbery & adequate food

    We passed Bar Bouloud after a concert one Saturday night and thought we'd have some post event drinks and small plates at the outdoor cafe. It was past dinner hour and there were plenty of empty tables but we were still treated to raised eybrows and gallic smirks for not ordering a full meal. The food was good, but from Bouloud you would expect great. It wasn't. All in all a disappointing experience, except for the location location location. But next time we'll go next door to Fiorello's.........

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by anonymous on 05/27/2009

    Inconsistent

    If you're eating inside, you definitely want to be in a booth; the tables at the front are loud and uncomfortable (esp. the chairs), feels like you're eating in an airport cafeteria. Outdoor patio is very nice but the service out there is below the service inside for whatever reason. Pates there are great. Had a specific very bad experience recently -- my wife ordered an egg-white omelette with gruyere and the kitchen forgot to put in the cheese. We mentioned to the waitress who came back and said they did in fact put in the cheese and we were wrong, but, treating us like children, they gave us a small bowl of grated gruyere on the side. No one tasted the omelette, no one looked at it, they just told us we were wrong about the non-cheese (I mentioned this, and the waitress just did not seem to want to look or take the omelette back to the kitchen!). Now, gruyere is a pretty distinctive tasting cheese, not really something you could miss. In essence, the entire episode was incredibly snobby and insulting.

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by anonymous on 04/20/2009

    The Music!

    Only, only problem with this restaurant is the music. Same loud rock my hairdresser has. Makes a classy place with wonderful food and service into a joint. A big boo boo.

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by jeph on 03/16/2009

    Worth a splurge

    Had dinner here a couple of nights ago. The four of us shared the large charcuterie assortment (all made in-house) as a starter-- what a treat! Service from the young staff is warm and efficient. Some of the wine prices induce vertigo, even by Manhattan standards, but a good effort has been made to include plenty of less expensive selections. I love the look of the long room with its semicircular ceiling, but that detail may also contribute to my main reservation about this place-- when full, as it was for our Saturday night visit, the noise level is a bit TOO lively for the otherwise fine-dining ambience.

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by anonymous on 02/17/2009

    Good food and pleasant atmosphere

    I've been a few times since it opened. It's always been satisfying -- especially the main courses. I would skip appetizers like pate, which are all too standard and basic to warrant high prices. Good atmosphere: just fancy enough to make your evening feel special but not pompous or stuffy.

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by P Lowerre on 02/11/2009

    A Lincoln Center Favorite

    Bar Boulud has energy, style and excellent food, in an area not really known for its culinary sophistication. BB treated us very well, fed us beautifully and poured us great wine all in 1 1/2 hours before a Lincoln Center curtain. Highly recommended. Reserve well in advance; it fills up , for obvious reasons.

  • Bar Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/17/2008

    Great place!

    I liked it! The food was excellent, particularly the lamb special that I had portions were of good size (you definitely don't leave hungry), the Pate Grand Pere was a tad disappointing though, since I didn't see/taste much of foie gras there, but it was still good. Decent coffee, lovely desserts. Our service was excellent. Was nice that the place became very lively at about 6 pm, with a very diverse crowd (not like at Benoit Restaurant, which I also love but haven't seen anyone younger than 50...). It ended up being somewhat pricey for my wallet ($145 for 2 glasses of wine, one appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 coffees and one dessert, plus tax and tip), so it's not the best value out there, but considering the scarcity of yummy and reasonably affordable places near the Lincoln Center, I'll definitely be back.

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