From world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud, this UWS Parisian-style dining experience has long been a popular Manhattan destination given its proximity to Lincoln Center. The seasonal menu is helmed by executive chef Vincent Cortese and includes plenty NYC favorites along with bistro classics like escargot, French onion soup, Parisian beef tartare, and salad niçoise.
Special offering: A two-course lunch at $39 per person for an appetizer and entree (optional dessert course will cost you $49), or a three-course dinner at $59 per person for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Appetizers include pâté en croûte; escargots persillade with a half-dozen burgundy snails; and Parisian beef tartare with black angus beef. Entrees include boudin blanc with pork jus; branzino munierre with spinach; or duck confit with parsnip. Desserts include gâteau basque with brandied cherries; tarte au chocolat with guanaja mousse; or tarte au citron with candied kumquats.
When: Daily on terrace, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
With its prime location on Broadway in Midtown—and situated across the street from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—Bar Boulud’s already popular terrace seating is a perfect spot to both people-watch and enjoy happy hour specials in the heart of Manhattan. Available only in its outdoor sidewalk tables, choose from a curated selection of (food-only) options like baked wellfleet oysters, smoked salmon, trio of crostini, charred octopus kebab, Parisian beef tartare, and Daniel Boulud smoked salmon for $12 each.
How to book: Walk-ins only.