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Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
+1 212-772-2600
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go here to experience authentic French food created with pride. You have options of just going to the cafe next door for the best coffee and pastry or get a table at the restaurant and do brunch, lunch or dinner. You can walk in at...More

Thank teacherchickSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love maison Boulud in Montreal. We actually had our wedding reception there. We also have a house in palm beach and we also enjoy cafe Boulud there. We think they are both exceptionally good including the service. We had never been...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife were here for Mother's Day brunch. The food and service were outstanding!! Highly recommended--one of the best in Manhattan.

Thank FrequentTravelers2
TheDinexGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

It's a joy to learn that you found our food and service to be outstanding. We cannot thank you enough for your high recommendation, and for naming us one of the best in Manhattan. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Bouloud serves exceptional French cuisine in a sophisticated yet not presuncious environment. I went for lunch. Not every great restaurant serves lunch everyday in NYC. Had the prix fixe menu. The food was spectacular, but the service always surprises for its efficiency. It is...More

Thank DeBrasilia
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Thank you for calling us exceptional in every way! Serving you is truly something we enjoy, and our team thanks you for your business, as well as your equally exceptional feedback. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in dire need of something to eat but wanted somewhere relaxing and comfortable. We found this restaurant in a guide book, ten minutes later we were seated & as it was a nice day we chose to eat outside. The service was efficient...More

Thank holidaysabroad100
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Café Boulud during your trip! It is wonderful to know you enjoyed everything about the lunch you ordered, from the flavors, to the presentation, and we appreciate the five stars you gave the dishes! Your comments regarding our service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan ahead because Cafe Boulud is always popular. The food is wonderful and fresh. something for everyone. The staff bent over backward to get us in and even accommodated our jet lag. Good wine selection.

Thank Dianna61
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Dear Dianna, thank you for visiting us after your long flight! Accommodating you in any way we could, was our pleasure, and we appreciate your compliments of our food and service. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being dedicated and loyal fans to Chef Boulud and his various NYC restaurants, we have to state that Cafe Boulud is losing to its other sister establishments. The food is still great, the service is very good, but the fact that Cafe Boulud is not...More

TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Thank you for the gracious compliments of the exceptional food and service you always find from the Boulud family of restaurants. Your loyalty and appreciation of us, is greatly valued by everyone here. That being said, we are sorry to hear you did not find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special occasion lunch with a friend. Elegant restaurant. Attentive and most professional service staff -- focused on us but not intrusive. Beautiful tables and floral arrangements. Food elegant and delicious. Moderate portions. Our waiter was sure we new what the ingredients were in our lunch...More

Thank Gloria G
TheDinexGroup, Owner at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

Dear Gloria, thank you for being gracious in your compliments of our restaurant, and generous in offering us your business. We're pleased to know we could make your special occasion that much better, and we hope to serve you again in the future. Gratefully, Cherif...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday evening at Cafe Boulud was the single most unsatisfactory experience that I ever had at a high-end restaurant in my thirty-five years in NYC. Although our party of four was seated against a wall, the noise level prevented easy conversation. If fact, upon entering...More

Thank Zev007
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

The fact that you were uncomfortable here, and not 100% satisfied in what you ordered, is very disappointing. We want each and every guest who visits to enjoy themselves and everything our restaurant offers, and as such, I hope you will offer me an opportunity...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treat for my first evening in New York ! When we arrived, my hosts realised that the booking was for another day and unfortunately the restaurant was fully booked. In our desperation and disappointment .. the team managed to get us a table and...More

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this review

We were very happy to find you a table and help ensure you had an enjoyable time on your first evening in NYC! Thank you for your excellent compliments for our cuisine and wine selections, as well as our service, and we look forward to...More

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tell me more about your menu selection for a group. I was thinking of a choice of two entrees, etc.
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
My husband is planning a dinner party for me in December for my 75th birthday. My birthday is December 11th, 2016. I have seen mixed reviews and I would like to know what kind of accommodations you would have for a group of 10. It would be very upsetting if the service was way slow.
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
Do you have gift certificates?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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