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Bar Boulud

Sister restaurant to the popular New York and London locations, Bar Boulud, Boston at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar located in the heart of Back Bay on Boylston Street. Chef Daniel Boulud offers locally inspired seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare and an impressive selection of famed house-made terrines and pâtés by Parisian Charcutier, Gilles Verot. Additionally the menu features a handful of signature sausages and burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar. An impressive wine cellar spotlights wines from Burgundy and the Rhóne Valley , including many fine selections by the glass. The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking to create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a unique and intimate experience. Bar Boulud serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all-day dining is also available at the bar. Walk-ins are encouraged.
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721 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(721 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 721 reviews
5 stars
(328)
4 stars
(239)
3 stars
(95)
2 stars
(48)
1 star
(11)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
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  • notable wine list(204)
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Bar Boulud Reviews List
Review 1 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
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Review 2 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
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Review 4 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 6 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 8 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/07/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
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Review 12 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not what you'd expect from a Boulud restaurant

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Lovely space nicely decorated. However everything else was average. Great concept but the execution lacks the imagination and flair and sense of above average which, if you are a follower of Daniel Boulud you come to expect. I don't expect Bar Boulud to match Daniel in New York but the Bar Boulud in New York is very much head and shoulders above Bar Boulud Boston."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
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Review 13 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/02/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 14 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Poor Service with Food that Disappoints

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Incredibly slow and bad service. Took forever for a server to appear. Once he arrived, he took drink orders for half the table and left. That was how the whole night went...slow and getting things wrong.
The food was a big let down compare to what is available elsewhere and the brand's reputation. Go to NYC. No one is watching the shop in Boston."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 17 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
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Review 19 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Best Food, Worst Service

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My title says it all. Probably the best food I have ever eaten in Boston - and the worst service I have ever received in Boston. The server never looked us in the eye, was not friendly at all, never smiled or showed any interest, everything we asked for seemed to be a chore (and by everything, I mean coffee and orange juice), and shrugged when we asked for suggestions. He was basically an order taker, and not a very good one at that.
I will try the restaurant again only because of the incredible food, otherwise there are too many choices in Boston to go where we will be treated better than how we were treated here."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Was so looking forward to the cassoulet. It was dry and the sausage wasn't cooked. I told the waiter and he said he would let the chef know. Never heard anything back. The Branzino was a very small portion and just ok. Too expensive for sub par food. Olives were fantastic. Very noisy - and cocktails a small pour."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
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Review 21 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

delicious, lovely meal!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
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Review 25 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
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Review 26 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2002
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2002
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Review 27 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
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Review 29 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2011
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Review 30 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
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Review 31 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good setvice interesting menu

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food was good, we had brunch menu. We all agreed to come back for the standard. Service was excellent, attentive but unobtrusive."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed And Sad

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We went to this restaurant after work with some friends. I've been to all the Boulud restaurants in NYC and one would never imagine that this would be one of his restaurants. The restaurant is amazingly ugly----there is not a type of material that the designer did not love. Complete mishmash, horrible lighting, no sound remediation, no tablecloths and really just plain ugly and uncomfortable. Incredibly unattractive.
Front of house and busboys were very good, our waiter was horrible. He was unattentive, uninterested in what we asked him, brought the wrong wine after pointing it out to him on the menu, gave really bad advice to a friend who said he was really hungry---told him to get an entree which turned out to be the size of an app, instead of the pris fixe he had planned to order. I also loved it when his wine recommendation was a $175 bottle. The dishes we had were pretty good--not as special or good as Boulud's other restaurants.
We were all puzzled by this place ---who is the target audience? There are many better options to choose from in Boston."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 33 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

More than its name suggests

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Although there is a well-stocked bar - I began my meal with a perfectly mixed Negroni made to my specs with Carpano Antica Formula, Plymouth gin and Campari - it's much more than a bar. My starter of escargot were tasty (if a bit under-seasoned) and the bay scallops were perfect. Although I prefer the more intimate space in my hometown New York, the large room in a hotel is divided into two sections to keep it becoming cavernous. I good option!"
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice place . Good food ."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2010
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Review 37 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Bad decor

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Bar Boulud has so much going for it. The food is good if not great, the service is the same, but the architect put in so much wood that even when the dining room is less than half full it is difficult to have conversation. Everyone yells to out yell the others. Pity it makes for a poor dining experience"
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 38 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/10/2016
 2005
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Review 39 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
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Review 40 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
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Review 41 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
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Review 42 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
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Review 45 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fun time! Excellent service. Tasty food.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Needs more chicken or vegetable dished. Excellent food but steak heavy."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Underwhelmed

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We had very high expectations of Bar Boulud and they weren't met at all. We arrived to be met by a wall of noise from the bar. It wasn't "vibrant" but rather annoyingly raucous to the extent that it was almost impossible to hear. We were seated at our table and given menus. The server appeared about 10 minutes later and tried, rather unsuccessfully, to describe the "specials". We decided to try the small charcuterie board, followed by Coq at Vin and Fish and Chips. The charcuterie board was mainly Parisian style ham. Nothing at all special. The Coq as Vin was predictable and bland and the Fish and Chips were a complete mistake. The batter was thick and glutinous and the peas consisted of a spoonful of "mashed" green objects. For drinks we ordered a couple of glasses of Tattinger. The server arrived and started to pour and was rather surprised when we pointed out that it wasn't Tattinger. So all in all Cafe Boulud failed pretty much on all fronts. Go somewhere else ..."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
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Review 48 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
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Review 50 for Bar Boulud
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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