Located across from the Lincoln Center in New York’s Upper West Side, Bar Boulud is famed Chef Daniel Boulud’s chic, yet more casual wine bistro serving comfort-style food, charcuterie, and a wonderful wine list consisting of selections from the Rhone Valley and Burgundy regions of France.
Lucky timing would have it that I would end up in New York during NYC Restaurant Week. Unfortunately, I didn’t take full advantage of the incredible dining deals since I was only in New York for the very tail end of this special three-week offer where one can graze on lunch for $24.07 and dinner for $35.00 at acclaimed eateries such as South Gate, Dovetail, Benoit, Oceana, Gotham Bar and Grill and Nobu. I did however get to enjoy one meal during NYC Restaurant Week and that was here at Bar Boulud. I’m often skeptical about the “special” menus restaurants offer during these special dining weeks, since it’s often not an indication of the full experience of dining at the restaurant a la carte, or tasting, but I must say that Bar Boulud definitely delivered. The portions were generous and flavorful, service was knowledgeable and professional, and the dishes were satisfying and well-prepared.
Bar Boulud was the perfect spot to dine and catch up with a close friend I hadn’t seen since she moved to NYC. I’ve been to many of Daniel Boulud’s establishments and Bar Boulud was another spot I will revisit. I often get cravings for the succulent Coq au vin, and the excellent charcuterie.
When the weather is nice, Bar Boulud makes a perfect outdoor dining spot to people watch while enjoying some perfectly-paired pâtés and terrines with a well-matched red.
Here are some pics from lunch:
Pate Grand-Mere - Chicken Liver, Pork, Cognac
Salad Mesclun – Vegetable Crudite, Lemon Vinaigrette
In the Wine Cellar
Coq au Vin – Red Wine Braised Chicken Legs, Smoked Bacon, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions
Black Angus Beef Shortrib Ravioli w/Summer Peas & Rainbow Carrots
Praline Rouge Mousse, Lemon Anglaise, Sable Breton
Bar Boulud’s Wine Cellar w/ Chef Daniel Boulud
New York, NY 10023
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