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Advice on Bar Boulud sought

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salthouse Dec 10, 2012 05:21 PM

I was mulling the prospect of going in here next week to try the oft discussed burgers.Can any kind person tell me whether walk- ins are likely to be ok at this time of year or not? Good time to go?

Also is it quite relaxed - or a bit high brow? The posh looking photos and dress code are a bit of a worry for a scruff like me. ;)

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    alexjames Dec 13, 2012 05:38 AM

    I'll wager a fiver that I'm scruffier and I had no trouble getting in on Monday evening this week. But I did have a reservation for 19.00. The joint is not as posh as it presents itself to be.

    The place got very full shortly thereafter so a walkin is very likely to be obliged to wait. They have a decent bar there thus a wait should not be a problem.

    I'd speculate that a walkin at 18.00 next week would be OK - probably little or no wait. Later in the evening would be more problematic. They attempt to turn tables but not with my party who were having a decent shot at eliminating their red wine stocks (the joy of drinking with very rich mates - top bottles and no,for me, bill.)

    And the piggyburger is ace but mind the wine prices.

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    1. re: alexjames
      Paprikaboy Dec 13, 2012 05:41 AM

      I would have thought with all the money from the Blur reunion you could have paid for your own wine;)

    2. abby d Dec 11, 2012 01:32 AM

      I don't think it's high brow but given it's location people tend to be fairly well dressed - the usual Knightsbridge crowd.

      I went as a walk in and the main restaurant splace was full (busy and bustling is how i remember it) so we sat in the more casual bar/lounge area.

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