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Bar Boulud

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$30 and under
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French

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Bar Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro and wine bar located across from New York City's Lincoln Center. An exquisite array of housemade charcuterie complements sumptuous French cooking for both lunch and dinner. Bar Boulud offers a 3 course price fixe for lunch for $25 and dinner for $52. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace seasonally. Three private wine-themed dining rooms adjacent to the wine cellar are also available for private events.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipMacNYC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipconcertgoer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I'm a long time patron of Bar Boulud so being able to dine there again is a happy event. I enjoyed being able to dine with friends and chose from the small but varied menu. I felt right at home and plan to eat there soon again.

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best dining in the Lincoln Center area. Great outdoor views of Lincoln Center, coupled with an appealing bistro style menu and a good wine list. More casual than other Boulud restaurants, but the level of the cooking is still top notch. Worth the splurge.

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AmyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting and great menu. We were happy to support this fine place during pandemic.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 1st time eating at a restaurant since the start of the pandemic. Under the circumstances, everything went smoothly. Food was very good (would have been excellent except for overcooked, but still tasty, leg of lamb). Didn't know what to expect & was quite happy with the results.

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SteveD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, superb wait staff. Very reasonable prices for quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was so much appreciated - the service staff as well as us were thrilled to be back after the lockdown making the service extra special and joyful. Food was excellent as usual.

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ReadeR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Boulud used to be my least favorite restaurant. No more. Now it is my favorite restaurant, since it (i) serves great food, (ii) is outside, widely spaced for safety, (iii) has set up plexiglass shields to protect each table, (iv) has helpful, knowledgable, waiters, and (v) takes reservations and observes them.

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SteveK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating outdoors was comfortable. We were seated under a broad overhang. Service was prompt and goodnatured. They were informative and present when they needed to be. The food was outstanding. We were two for dinner. We had 2 appetizers and shared the filet of beef for two. That filet would have served 3 average people. The servings for the appetizers were also quite generous. It was my birthday. They brought a complimentary dessert.It included a scoop of chocolate mint ice cream which was made at the restaurant. It was excellent. We were extremely happy when we left, and look forward to going back.

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vipHardlee
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Two of us ordered the strip steak, medium rare. It was medium well, not even pink. We told the waiter who wanted to take it back but we didn’t want to wait for another steak to be cooked while the third person was already eating. Kitchen needs to be aware of these issues. Everything else was fine.

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Geoffrey7
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bar Boulud is one of our favorite go-to places on the West Side for great bistro food and charcuterie as well as yummy cocktails. In the time of Covid, they have their sidewalk cafe operation up and running with good social distancing. The only issue we noted is that service is unusually slow. It was fine because we were there for a leisurely conversation with friends, but if you want to get your cocktails and food in a normal timeframe, you'd really have to be flagging waiters down left and right. Luckily no one has a movie.to get to...

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vipwineandveggies
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Delicious food!

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viprestweek
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

why do i not get points for my reservation? why do i not qualify?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are are long time fans. They have reopened post covid19 with outdoor tables and plastic dividers so we got to enjoy their usual excellent food/service almost like normal times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service even with torrential rain while we waited for our food. The staff were helpful and solutions oriented when the rain started to get worse. Food is always outstanding and service also delivered at a high level of professionalism.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs special was outstanding!!

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Ryan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had date at the outdoor seating area. The umbrella was very large and kept us in the shade (it would completely seal off any rain too). Pixie glasses are set up between the tables, which give additional privacy and safety.

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neverti
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Boulud's food has always been excellent, very good quality ingredients expertly prepared.
That happily has not changed, we had very good entree's. For an outside affair it was fine, but I personally do not enjoy sitting on the street with traffic zooming by. Am looking forward to indoor dining some time in the future I hope!

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ReadeR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Boulud is my new favorite restaurant. It takes reservations for outside dining, and that outside dining is superb. The service is great, the food is tasty, and the ambience is ideal. Here is a secret: Dining outside at Bar Boulud is far better than dining inside at Bar Boulud.

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HT142
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great as usual. First Post-COVID meal out. Felt comfortable in the Plexiglas cocoon.

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

JOYFUL return to restaurant dining in NYC after four month quarantine for Covid-19 Pandemic. As expected, David Boulud team was ready for eager patrons who were happy to be outside. OUTSTANDING in every way. Everyone wore masks. Recommended distance requirements easily met.
Strong menu via phone link. SUPERB FOOD. Chicken liver mousse, tuna crudo, bouillabaisse, leg of lamb, scallops over asparagus shrimp risotto, chocolate, raspberry, almond cake desserts. Good wines by glass and bottle.
WELCOME BACK to wonderful staff.

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vipjuliec
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great protocols. Beautiful food. Usual stellar hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The whole team is doing an excellent job

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vipGeorgeD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, prompt seating in an outside, Covid-19 setting.

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EllenB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dining outdoors was delightfully relaxing. Food was delish.

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vipDinnaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very thoughtful in the planning - great to see it back

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vipJMG7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really good effort made by restaurant staff despite Covid 19 restrictions. Enjoyable evening! Thank you!

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vipMjg1789
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice set up for outside dining. Food was good: seafood salad and excellent charcuterie. We were surprised to be billed for bread..service was excellent.

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vipptt52
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Quarentine this was the perfect dining experience food , service , safety, atmosphere all excellent .
Thank you!

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hov0033
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Thanks for a truly wonderful evening!

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vipFadi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and the food is great.

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vipRaymondW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with appropriate masking and social distancing.

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PJLB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Boulud restaurant is tops with me. Love the "terrace" ambience during Phase II in NYC.

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viprestweek
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful to be able to eat out now. i was well taken care of: gloves, masks, asked me to hold water glass. environment was lovely: trees, partitions, spaces. food was healthy: fish, eggplant with veggies, chick peas. and, beautiful view of rainbow fountain in lincoln center.

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mb310
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful the area was clean and separated beautifully so we felt very comfortable eating there during the reopening of NY we recommend it highly

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vipGothamGourmand
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our early restaurant dining experiences since the pandemic and it was marvelous. The outside seating arrangement was thoughtful and all the staff wore masks. My husband and I felt comfortable and safe. The food was delicious and the service attentive. Returning to a favorite restaurant was the special occasion.

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hov0033
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Bar Boulud many times, and it never disappoints! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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vipCarlos
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dinner after the New York Pause at a favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and service were excellent as usual. The sidewalk cafe has been argent very attractively with the proper social distancing, tables separated by unobtrusive plexiglass partition and decorative planters. It was a most pleasurable ebening

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Boulud delivers an abbreviated menu of their greatest hits during their return in the world of covid. Every step of they way they still show why they are industry leaders in hospitality. The food is, as it always was, consistantly amazing.

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WilliamG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great streamlined menu selection, prepared as requested, attentive service - the charcuterie board outstanding!

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