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Cafe Boulud

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  • French, Eclectic & International
  • 20 E 76th St, New York NY10021 40.774296 -73.964009
  • (Btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
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  • (212) 772-7755
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User Ratings (Based on 39 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 772-7755
(212) 772-7755
Major Credit Cards
Mon-Thu: 7am-10am+12pm-2:30pm+5:45pm-10pm Fri: 7am-10am+12pm-2:30pm+5:45pm-11pm Sat: 7am-10am+11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-11pm Sun: 8am-11am+11:30am-3pm+5:45pm-10pm
Breakfast, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Brunch, Lunch, Lunch Special, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Wendy on 07/15/2009

    Big Disappointment

    Although the restaurant was crowded and we waited 15 minutes for our table, I had high hopes that the food and service would make up for the other negatives. I couldn't have been more wrong. The steak was fatty and undercooked. Our waiter never once, came to see if we were satisfied with either our appetizers, entrees or desserts. The plates for our desserts smelled like dirty dish water, and left a black stain on the white tablecloth. This was one of the worst meals I've had in a very long time.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2009

    A big disappointment

    I made a reservation for lunch and specified that I had a toddler, well everything was ok until we were told that some one had complaint about the noise. I mean in addition to the person that complaint, i thought that the employee who came to our table to let us know was very rude. What can we do if my son is 2 years old he was just having a good time, and no i don't feel like leaving him with a babysitter, he just has the right to enjoy a family lunch. How is he to learn if he is not exposed to eating out. If kids are not welcome here they should have told me that when i called. It just totally ruined entire day, this was supposed to be my mother's day lunch. I am never going back. Just to pinpoint i bet that most of these people were there for the prefix menu...I ordered from the regular lunch menu...

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Food lovin' tourists on 08/01/2008

    Innovative food- business casual setting

    We were warmly greeted for our Restaurant Week lunch. BTW, there were more men than women eating there this day. The average age of patrons was middle, not older. Although there are a few sidewalk tables, looking at parked cars in July heat wasn't for us. Service was efficient, but I expected more--bread crumbs stayed on the table for a long time, but sugar packets were scooped up immediately, for example. My wife had gazpacho, spinach ravioli and ordered a corn risotto appetizer off the regular menu. I had a heart of palm salad, scallops with broccoli rabe and we both had apricot creme brulee with apricot sorbet for dessert. All the food was well prepared and the entrees had many elements, including foams, which enhanced the flavors of the meal and made it special. This was not a meal we could go home and immediately copy. The corn risotto with portobella and other vegetables was the biggest surprise--it was perfectly creamy, delicious, and the portion was so large that it could have been lunch by itself. If we lived in NYC and could afford it, this would be a place to visit on a regular basis--not fussy, but good food prepared with modern techniques.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Leah on 07/22/2008

    Service with an Attitude

    The food is phenomenal, and the wait staff is impeccable. I would, however, rather spend my money in an establishment where the Maitre d' is not so rude. If you can deal with how you are greeted at the door, then rest is fabulous.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/22/2008

    Divine (well, almost!)

    I went for restaurant week lunch. The salmon tartare, lamb, and apricot creme brulee were all excellent. The service was great w/o being fussy. Lots of ppl, but no redundant ppl, all working hard and with a smile. The interiors are moderate, and somewhat overcrowded, but this is restaurant week after all. A great choice! Ambience aside, when I decide to splurge on a dinner, I shall be confident of spending it here.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2008

    Small portion

    Food is good but portion is too small. It's a popular place for senior citizens.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by anonymous on 09/21/2007

    Great Service, some amazing dishes

    My boyfirend and I visited Cafe Boulud on a Sunday night after hearing great things, when booked on Open table we put "romantic" and were seated on the same side of a booth together because of this mention. The service was excellent, all the waiters are very attentive. For an appetizer we got the lemon riccotta raviola which was one of the best dishes I have tasted at any restaurant and for an appetizer portion, surprisingly large. The salmon tartar that comes with your bread is good as well. Both our entrees, the saffron lobster risotto and salmon special were not as good as we had hoped. The risotto flavors weren't interesting like I'd been expecting since the ravioli was incredible, and his salmon was a bit dry. The complimentery Madelines were delicious. Would go again but order other dishes we saw instead. Overall a very nice experience.

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