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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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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-2643
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had brunch with friends on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We arrived without a reservation - cold, wet and wondering if we were underdressed. Not to worry! We were immediately seated and couldn’t have received better service. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. The spring...More

Thank lfc266
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at the Surrey hotel so we had breakfast here. Such a yummy fresh hard boiled egg and seasonal greens dressed with a hint of lemon. Attracts regulars from neighborhood. We also dined in a private cozy room for about a doxen of...More

Thank DianneWheatley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate on a rainy Saturday to walk in and get a table for 3 for brunch. The fixed price menu provided lots of delicious choices. Others have commented on the ambiance - the place is one of my favorites as it reminds me...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner was excellent AND it is a New York restaurant where we could hear one another at the table without having to shout. The service was wonderful. The desert, a Grand Marnier soufflé served with a creme anglaise, was memorable. It's expensive, but worth...More

Thank emarx
Cherif M, Owner at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your generous compliments, as it is so wonderful to know that you found value in your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful ambiance as well as our Grand Marnier soufflé, and we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Posh place for dinner. They take your coat. I had the duck was good, I think I enjoyed the dessert more, the molten chocolate cake yum!!! Nice place to take to impress!!

Thank Jo R
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jo, Thank you for sharing your generous compliments for how well we care for our guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your duck and molten chocolate cake and look forward to welcoming you again. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Boulud a neighborhood french restaurant. I love to go for a pea soup, the poulet rotie, the tuna tartar. the deserts are very elaborate and meticulously done.More

Thank Apeisach
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Apeisach, It is always our pleasure to welcome you! We are so happy you enjoy our French cuisine and appreciate the care we give to creating our desserts. I only wish you had been equally impressed by our welcoming team and I’d love to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here many months ago so unfortunately can't provide much details since mostly forgotten. But I suppose that's one way to describe it. One thing notable was that they uses coravin wine preservation system when pouring by the glass, very interesting since each system...More

Thank Tony C
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tony, Thank you for dining at Café Boulud. We are glad it was a nice experience for you and only wish it had been more memorable. We hope you will visit us again soon. Gratefully, Cherif Mbodji, Café Boulud

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How lucky we were to have such a great restaurant in our hotel, the Surrey. One of the specials was a caviar service which I have a hard time resisting when we're treating ourselves on date trip. Yum! It has a NYC vibe, but is...More

Thank Chestnut1221
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love surprising hotel guests with our wonderful cuisine and are so glad you enjoyed the delicious caviar service on your special trip! Thank you for sharing your experience as well as your wonderful compliments, and we look forward to welcoming you back the next...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I tried to make a reservation for Breakfast on a busy Saturday and was told rather bluntly that it was strictly first come, etc. When we arrived, many tables had reserved signage. They clearly they prefer local clientele over visiting guests. Service was professional, but...More

Thank Keyscritter93
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We value every guest and enjoy welcoming people from all over the world, so I am sorry to learn of your disappointing experience. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about the details in the hope of restoring your confidence in...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food was spectacular. There were courses that I wouldn't share, like the stripped bass and the molten chocolate cake. The bread tray was amazing and the after dinner treats were extra special. We had a wonderful evening. Plus, they treated our 16 year old...More

Thank smdoyle1973
CafeBoulud, General Manager at Cafe Boulud, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

We are so delighted your son enjoyed dining with you at Café Boulud and it was our privilege to serve him with all the dignity he deserved. Thank you for your marvelous compliments for our cuisine, and for sharing your comment about the striped bass...More

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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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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 days a week, we offer a rotating two-course ($39) or three-course ($45) Lunch du Marché menu from Monday to Friday and brunch on weekends. 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 entertaining needs, and may be combined to accommodate 40. The restaurant's adjacent BAR PLEIADES serves inventive cocktails and a luxurious bar menu from 3pm.
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