Bar Boulud

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 16 publications
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Takes wine theme a mite far, with barrel-vaulted ceiling and framed photos of wine stains identified by vineyard.



Fact: When you dine at a Boulud restaurant, your meal is likely to be excellent... life- changing cold cuts…. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Acclaimed French chef Daniel Boulud, known for upscale New York City eateries Daniel and Café Boulud, shows diners his more casual side with this lively contemporary bistro and wine bar.... Full review →


Gayot 14.0

If each restaurant in Daniel Boulud'€™s restaurant empire were royals, Daniel would be Queen Elizabeth, the elegant grande dame. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Entrees like sauteed Quinault sturgeon followed by tanin, an intense dark chocolate tart filled with cocoa mousse, will keep you lilting well into the night. Full review →

Whether you nestle into a booth or bar stool, be sure to begin with an impeccable charcuterie plate.

New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

Tastes change, and Daniel Boulud, in his deliberate, careful way, is changing with them. The great chef has always been a connoisseur of down-home cooking. Full review →


New York Times 94

Bar Boulud’s salty, meaty head-cheese terrine, as it happens, stands out, though it has fierce competition from a terrine of lamb leg with eggplant, sweet potato and north African spices. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Before the opera, stop in for the fabulous charcuterie plate. Full review →


Rough Guide

One of superstar chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurants, particularly worthwhile are the house-made pâtés, terrines and charcuterie that comprise the most original part of the menu.


The Infatuation 8.0

Bar Boulud is Daniel Boulud’s “casual bistro”, but by Infatuation standards this is a fancy restaurant. Full review →


The New Yorker

The menu takes in Lyonnaise bouchon specialties like coq au vin and chicken-liver salad and a roster of bistro favorites, like steak frites and croque-monsieur. Full review →


Time Out 71

The mostly humble niche eateries—whether it’s ChikaLicious Puddin’ or the dueling mac-and-cheese emporiums—have just gotten haute company. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Boulud brings his bistro classics to New York's Lincoln Center neighborhood. Full review →


Village Voice Tick Best of NYC

The emphasis is on a full catalog of French charcuterie at this rather grandiose wine bar, the fourth outpost of Daniel Boulud's culinary empire. Full review →



A casual bistro by Chef Daniel Boulud serves seasonal fare—with an emphasis on signature terrines and pâtés—in a space with a striking contemporary design and outdoor terrace Full review →


Zagat 4.3

Daniel Boulud's trademark "quality shines through" in a "less formal setting" at this "handy" French bistro–wine bar mash-up opposite Lincoln Center. Full review →

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