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Cafe Boulud

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  • French, Eclectic & International
  • 20 E 76th St, New York NY10021 40.774416 -73.963931
  • (Btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
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  • (212) 772-2600
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User Ratings (Based on 39 reviews)

3.845
Food 4.1 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 772-2600
Fax:
fax
(212) 772-7755
Website:
www.cafeboulud.com/nyc
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
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
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Alex on 05/05/2006

    One of the best!

    Had a frog leg appetizer that was oriental tasting, made the frog secondary; incredible. And the most scrumptious duck breast I've ever had anywhere. We love this place.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/18/2006

    Perfect Ravioli

    Our meal began with a beautifully arranged amuse bouche of raw salmon, which was superb. I also had the special salad- frisee, duck confit and lardons, and was surprised at how much duck was actually included. My entree was the winner at the table. I had the squash ravioli, which was just prefect. The filling was light, smooth with just the right amount of sweetness for butternut squash, and the pasta ws plump and tender. The sauce was rich, creamy and buttery, but not heavy or overpowering. I was tempted to pick up the plate and lick it! Although I personally didn't think the atmosphere was anything particularly special, some of the other people I was dining with liked it alot. I did appreciate that it was well lit and spacious.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/28/2005

    Overrated & Overpriced

    Had heard great things about the chef here and decided to give it a try, only to be disappointed. The food, while solidly good, was not impressive enough to justify the prices and rave reviews. I felt I could've had better, more inventive food for the same or even a lower price elsewhere. Additionally, the maitre'd was extraordinarily snobby and made my group feel that we were not welcome (although we spent several hundred dollars and were all dressed nicely). Our waitstaff was very pleasant, though. One last thing - we were the only people in this restaurant under the age of 70 - except for the young children dining with their grandparents.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Superb ! on 12/20/2005

    Quite Simply one of the best

    If your're looking for one of the finest overall dinning experiences, then look no further - this place has it all - from excellent food and outstanding service to a great atmosphere, cafe boulud sets the standard against which others can only be compared.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by curnonsky on 10/05/2005

    Diner? beginners? where to start...

    I am speechless. Cafe Boulud is, I believe, among the two or three restaurants in new york that an adult with a history of enjoying and understanding good restaurants here and in europe would recognize as....good. If this is a "diner", what is a good restaurant in nyc? I don't what this guy did to get bad service at cafe b, but my experience has always been extremely good. As for "beginners" -- look, this is what you get when you UNDERSTAND. "beginners" may enjoy what Frank Bruni likes, or the bizarre stuff of a Wylie Dufresne, but for those who KNOW, this is what's real. Frankly, if you don't like Cafe B, you....have....no...idea. You want cheap thrills? Tryone of those flash-in-the-pan places where they deconstruct food. You want real taste? Here.

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by i know my food on 08/25/2005

    Well done- chef Boulud

    This restaurant is definitely understated all the time. The food was delicious and the service was pleasant - all the helpers were europeans to boot. I had salmon tartare and the tasting of rabbit. It was truely marvelous. This place is about quality and not always quantity. However without even ordering dessert a beautiful chocolate dessert arrived covered in gold leaf in celebration of my birthday. YUM!

  • Cafe Boulud

    Posted by Jeffrey on 07/30/2005

    It felt like a diner, at times

    The chief uses too many sweet ingredients, in a pesdestrian appeal to the palate. The servers did not know which dish was ordered by whom. The check was placed on the table, without being asked for, while we were still eating dessert. Even the waitresses in our local diner wait until the "guests" have finished their coffee.

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