Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm -10:30pm
$50 and over
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Feast & Fêtes is Daniel’s exclusive catering company. It provides Daniel’s sumptuous cuisine combined with personalized service and attention to every detail of your off-premise entertaining needs. Call Jean Christophe Le Picart at (212)737-2224.
There are also parking garages on 65th St. between Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues.
Stops 68th Street stop, #6 Train
Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street stop, F Train
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Daniel Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely superb in every way! Stunning ...
Absolutely superb in every way! Stunning food and attentive service that helped and guided without being intrusive. The perfect blend of exceptional quality and an unforgettable evening. My daughter was made to feel so special!. If you don't enjoy your evening here, it's you not them!
Daniel is truly wonderful. Just steppin ...
Daniel is truly wonderful. Just stepping into the dining room is an experience. The service was superior and the food was truly delicious. We were there for my birthday dinner and they didn't forget, making me feel very special. I highly recommend the White Cosmopolitan cocktail (a flower petal in the round ice cube!), and the bison was exceptional! A lovely, special evening I won't soon forget.
Daniel was a favorite fine dining spot e ...
Daniel was a favorite fine dining spot every time when we visited NYC in the last 15 years.
With much anticipation, we visited New York this year with reservations at 4 top rated fine dining spot. Daniel was one of the them. Others are Junstix, Soto and Marea.
Daniel was a big disappointment. We were asked to sit at a table by the door initially until we asked to sit at another table. The room was very warm, felt like their air condition was not working. The lack of elegant ambience was immediately notice by our party. I must said that the service and food were still very good.
Half way into our dinner, two little old lady showed up and were seated at the table behind us. Lots of loud giggling and little girl talks soon after they settled down in their seat. we could hear the loud DNC convention speech blasting from their table. Not a single server, manager if they were, bother to stop by to tell them to put their displayed IPone on their table away. This went on for the entire meal.
Daniel by far was the worst experience we had on this NY trip. The chance of us returning to this high end restaurant in the future is very slim.
Fantastic experience. I caught up with o ...
Fantastic experience. I caught up with old friends for dinner and the wait staff, from the bartenders to the Matire'd to the servers, all took amazing care of us. The food met or exceeded all of my expectations, and we were absolutely stuffed by the time we finished our 4-course tasting menu. One of my friends wasn't fond of seafood, and so they offered him the vegetarian menu and he said it was some of the best food he had ever had even though there was no meat!
A sublime experience I won't ever forget. All future dinners will be held against this standard!
Quite simply the single best dining expe ...
Quite simply the single best dining experience I have had in my entire life. The service--no fewer than a cast of 8 took care of us--was over the top. But, not in a subservient way. Almost invisible characters helping us maximize the Daniel experience. The food was out of this world. I can't imagine anything more that could have been done to make our evening more memorable.
AMAZING!!! Service, decor, atmosphere a ...
AMAZING!!! Service, decor, atmosphere and most of all the food & wine were all amazing!!! We have dined at every three star restaurant in NY (more then once) and other parts of the world and can not believe Daniel does not have THREE MICHELIN STARS!!! We had the seven course tasting menu with the wine pairing. Every serving was delicious, including all the in between little chefs complainants that was served.
If someone complains about anything at Daniel, then they probably just like to complain.
If your thinking of eating at a Three Michelin Star restaurant don't miss this one ( oh yea, should be three stars).
Will we be back? Absolutely!!!!
You eat very good, but it's not worth th ...
You eat very good, but it's not worth the price , it is too expensive. You have to wear a jacket to be in the restaurant, I think that's absurd. For two people without drinking beverages you spend at least $500 USD
Best restaurant in New York with a smart ...
Best restaurant in New York with a smart, edgy and timeless French offering. Best-in-class in every single angle, the remarkable staff is fully commited to deliver a WOW experience. Daniel honors it's Michellin stars, and goes beyond that.
The food was excellent and elegantly pre ...
The food was excellent and elegantly prepared. The staff was attentive and professional, and willing and able to answer any questions we had, and the ambiance was all we could ask for. All in all, a relaxed and enjoyable experience for us.
Wow!! One of the best meals that we have ...
Wow!! One of the best meals that we have ever had anywhere! The food was beautifully prepared, creative and outrageously tasty. From start to finish, it's clear that you are in one of the countries best restaurants! A must for anyone who loves food and fine dining. While everything was great, the North American halibut cooked slowly in a lemongrass white bere blanche sauce was truly unbelievable .
I could not have asked for, nor would I ...
I could not have asked for, nor would I have to because they were so attentive, a better experience. From beginning to end this was one of the best culinary experiences I have had. I highly recommend having the seven course tasting menu and optional wine pairing. It was a nice surprise that Chef Daniel made a point to visit each table while we were there. I would say the night was perfect!
A wonderful dinner in a beautiful restau ...
A wonderful dinner in a beautiful restaurant. Food and service were superb. We especially enjoyed chatting with the friendly staff members -- they were knowledgeable and genuinely interested in their customers. Wine pairings were generous and perfect with the various dishes. Daniel is definitely on our "top ten" list.
Fine dining is a hobby of mine. I colle ...
Fine dining is a hobby of mine. I collect great meals as others might collect rare coins or stamps. My supper at Daniel was as wonderful as an Upside Down Jenny for a stamp collector. The service is perfect and completely lacks the austerity shown in many Michelin starred restaurants. It was truly fun and such a pleasant surprise to speak with every member of the staff. The premium wine pairings provided a true complement to each course. And, oh the food! My favorites include: Flet - Long Island Fluke with sea urchin, Granny Smith apple seaweed crisp, white sturgeon caviar, Foie Gras - Vodka flambeed foie gras, apricot, pistachios, red ribbon sorrel, Boeuf - Waygu beef tenderloin, morels, fava bean mousseline, pommes amandine, chickweed salad. And, if you can score some fresh-from-the-oven Madeleines do so! This restaurant is a precise reflection of Chef Daniel Boulud, perfect but not pretentious with a very real reverence for the food. This meal is now among my top three in all the world.
When I do a review there is a reason why ...
When I do a review there is a reason why I give three stars to most "very good" to "excellent" restaurants I dine at. And that is because there are a few - like Daniel - that deserve extra stars because they are indeed head and shoulders above the rest.
My wife and I went to New York for 40th anniversary. We wanted to dine at a top notch restaurant (one or more Michelin stars or the equivalent) for our celebratory meal. Our anniversary fell on a Monday so a bunch of places were closed. Daniel was open, had a table available, we love French inspired food, so I booked it.
From the moment we walked in it was obvious they do it right. A bit early for our table, we were offered a seat in the lounge. "Would you like a cocktail?" "No thanks, we plan on a wine pairing tonight." "I understand. May I offer a glass of cold water instead?" It was much appreciated.
Our table was ready at the time of our reservation. Our server appeared promptly greeting us with a cheery "Happy Anniversary." While enjoying a glass of champagne we ordered the tasting menu with the premium wine pairing. An amuse and an appetizer trio were served as we finished up our champagne. Then the real fun began.
The progression of the menu, the pacing of the meal, and the pairing of the wine were all outstanding. And the food was pretty darn good too -- sensational (and seasonal) ingredients, expertly prepared, well conceived in flavor, aroma and texture, and all artfully plated. There were two options for dessert and as we debated which to choose, both were served with "Happy 40th Anniversary" piped in chocolate on the plate. And for an encore we were offered delicate chocolate candies to nibble on and a petit babas to take and enjoy later.
Was it perfect? No. Bread was average, a bit of silver skin tissue in my waygu beef tenderloin, dishes though flavorful and beautifully prepared were not cutting edge or innovative. But was everything in sum excellent - yes, without a doubt - Daniel delivered!
Daniel lives up to the hype for culinary creativity. Combining unique preparation and presentation of common ingredients into truly culinary works of art. Amazing effort clearly was taken in delivery of each dish. Truly a gourmand's dream. 4 course menu will keep you satisfied, and if you dine with another, no reason to splurge on the 7 course menu as sharing tastes accomplished the same at at $100 per person discount. Our 4 course menu took nearly 3 hours to complete and we left well sated. The wine paring was well worth the cost and the pours were generous. The service was impeccable and we were never left wanting. The ambiance was intimate, classic and beautiful. The only blemish on near perfection was cost. The bill on the 4 course menu for 2, with wine paring for 1 and gratuity was nearly $600. I hesitate to consider the cost of the 7 course experience when all said and done. Would recommend Daniel for that rare special occasion, maybe once in a decade.
First of all, I want to say that "Daniel" is the definition of elegant. The room is amazing. We were seated in the waiting area and served one of the best "manhattans" I have ever had. We had the tasting menu and the standard wine pairing and everything we had was prepared to perfection. The wait staff was very gracious and polite. I felt like a very special person there and I would go back to dine in the area where you can watch the kitchen. It was amazing and I would recommend it highly.
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