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Jan 9, 2008 06:21 PM

Anyone been to bar boulud?

curious to hear the initial reviews...

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  1. I had the same question....

    1. I haven't been yet, but someone I know and whose opinion I totally trust told me he was there during "friends and family," and the charcuterie is fabulous.

      1. Went there last night. Beautiful space. The downstairs is only for private parties, so I did not get a look at it. The problem is that there is no waiting area. The bar area is for diners, so people are just lingering by the front door. The menu is surprisingly very well-priced. Had the grand-mere pate which was fabulous. Also had the steak frites. The steak was served luke-warm, but the frites were amazing. The worst part of the restaurant was the service. Took way too long in between courses. But overall, nice spot especially for the area. But I definitely won't be running back so fast...

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        1. re: haa

          Just made a reservation for the 1st weekend in February so I will attempt a report.

          1. re: idia

            BB does take reservations. In fact, eater has been doing a "resyfeed" each day since it opened. Tue., Wed., and yesterday, one or two tables were available either early or late. Today, fully booked.

            1. re: RGR

              Yep, I got an opentable reservation for the first weekend in February early in the evening...

              1. re: David W

                Looks like I'll see you there David!

                1. re: idia

                  Just look for the middle-aged, bearded, disheveled guy with a woman who's too good for him....
                  By the way, they have a website, which is still in formation but is up and running:

              2. re: RGR

                I called about lunch btw - they don't start serving lunch until the 23rd.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  We'll be there early Friday the 1st so we can catch a movie.

          2. was there last week. the decor is bright and modern. loved the light shade of wood they used for the tables and bar. the vibe is sleek, casual, yet classy and expensive but the menu was very fairly priced. most of the charcuterie fell in the low teens and the appetizers under $20. entrees hovered around mid $20's and everything was under $30.

            as for the food... that was the best part. the charcruterie was amazing. pate grandmere was my favorite as well as the boudin blanc. everything we had was excellent and nothing i've had before could compare. the skate was the big winner in the entree section. cooked perfectly with sauteed spinach and wild mushrooms.

            the service was pretty good for a restaurant that's been open only a week. all the staff were friendly but you can tell they were new. not as smooth as daniel or db bistro even but still trying very hard to please and that's all you can ask for at.

            i think this place is a winner. i'll go back as often as i can to try the rest of the items on the menu. i highly recommend it. the last time i raved about a new restaurant this much was momofuku ssam bar as soon as they started doing the late-night menu...

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            1. re: halo

              I am pumped after this up review. Can't wait! Thanks.

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