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Mon - Wed: 12PM - 11PM
“Lincoln Center–goers never had it so good” thanks to Daniel Boulud’s “grown-up” Mediterranean “treat” alongside Bar Boulud, where “engaging” staffers serve “glorious” cuisine in “spacious”, “comfortable-chic” surroundings; it’s simultaneously “expensive” and right “on the money”, but its “high-end” fan base can handle the rates.
French celebrity chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud (of the three Michelin-starred Daniel) offers a relaxed fine dining experience at this modern Mediterranean brasserie. Located less than one block from Lincoln Center, Boulud Sud often buzzes with businesspeople and opera-goers. James Beard Award–winner Thomas Schlesser designed the space with striped banquettes under vaulted ceilings, pear-wood paneling, a sleek bar, and an open kitchen (helmed by executive chef and Café Boulud alum Aaron Chambers). Southern French cuisine meets flavors from Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and North Africa on the varied dinner menu, which is organized by "sea," "garden" and "farm" (sharable plates, appetizers and entrées are available in each category). Dishes like grilled octopus with arugula and almonds, crispy fried artichokes with aioli and spiced Colorado lamb loin are complemented by a lengthy, Mediterranean-leaning wine list which includes full access to the 500-bottle cellar at sister restaurant Bar Boulud.
If your plans include a performance at Lincoln Center, book at least a week in advance and note that only the three-course pre-theater menu is available for reservations between 5 and 7pm. Walk-ins may have luck around 8pm when most shows are starting. To sample Boulud Sud's sun-kissed fare — and perhaps have cash leftover for a pastry from gourmet market Épicerie Boulud next door — try the mezze in the lounge, or the weekday lunch and weekend brunch prix fixe menus.
1 to 66th St.; 1, A, B, C, D to 59th St. Columbus Circle
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Take me to 64th St. between Broadway and Central Park West.
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