Café Boulud

4.6
2790 reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
Café Boulud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s reimagined French Brasserie located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, Toronto. The restaurant serves a seasonally changing menu rooted in French tradition, highlighting both bistro classics and contemporary dishes inspired by Chef Daniel’s family meals in Lyon. A gleaming rotisserie is used to slow-roast chicken à la broche, whole lobster, and even rum-scented pineapple. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and offer brunch on Sundays. Designed by Martin Brudnizki of London. The vintage-inspired ambiance is highlighted by a comfortable lounge and wraparound banquettes, a dining counter, and a semi-private room that accommodates up to eight guests. The restaurant has received several accolades since its renovation including Best Restaurant in Canada at the Notable Awards and Canada's Hundred Best Restaurants. @CafeBouludTO #CafeBoulud

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    CA$145.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Love Is In The Air At Café Boulud! Enjoy a curated 3-course menu for $145 per person Available 14th Feb from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2790 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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vipAnony
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Food quality has gone down from the last time I went, everything was so bland the only thing that was decent was the steak tartare. Service was good but will not go back

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RichardV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked our anniversary celebration 2 days early because of the new COVID restrictions….The service, atmosphere, and food were all exceptional. Two areas of improvement would be portion size as well a courteous inquiry about dietary observances. Those matters aside, everything was as close to perfect as possible. We (4) ordered octopus 2, tuna tartar, and steak tartar as appetizers… all delicious - the texture of the steak tartar could be “more fine” when compared to the tuna tartar and when compared to previous tartars I have had…. We ordered cod 2, scallops, and duck as mains again all delicious. For desert we had the hazelnut chocolate, the macaron (stunning presentation), and the chocolate with pear (wow!)… and coffee …. For the first time since I have been using open table a restaurant actually acknowledged our special occasion and provided us a plate with Happy Anniversary! Written on it in chocolate syrup With a special lemon baked treats. What a great evening! Thank you!

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vipMJFrost
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last Days before Covid lockdown. Delicious and very safe!

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MegA
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Service was nice, as expected. They were great with making faces at and accommodating our 19 month old son. However, we were there for breakfast and the breakfast potatoes seemed to have been leftover and re-deep fried (aka gross). It was really unexpected and not at all the quality we have come to expect from Boulud. I know it must be tough to keep things fresh right now when demand is fluctuating (and low), but potatoes aren't expensive...they could have been fresh. Maybe it was a low staffing issue? Then, they should have let us know and offered an alternative. Just our thoughts.

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katiep
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and ambience is outstanding, found the food a bit disappointing this time, pate mousse and rotisserie chicken (a dish they are famous for) both lacked flavour. Wines were very good. Desserts were fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Boulud. We had Steak Tartare, Fois Gras, Black Cod & Duck. It was all very good.
The staff accommodated a table change that I requested. Tables were well spaced & I felt safe.

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indaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice table. Service was excellent. Food was very good, and price was reasonable. We always enjoy Cafe Boulud and recommend it to our patients.
We will certainly be back.

Dr. I. Sabatini and Mr. Teo Vincent

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ShaunO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike, the mixologist was our server, did a great job serving, and tending bar. Thanks Mike.

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BAMM
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wanted to start off 2022 with some fine dining where both the quality of food and service was guaranteed based on past experience. Once again, Cafe Boulud was excellent and delivered on my expectations.

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vipDeebz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing service and perfect ambiance for a Sunday morning breakfast/brunch.

Staff is very polite and great customer service. High food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfection: food, service, music, ambience.

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KoKo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

New Year’s Day brunch was exceptional here - great Festive Brunch menu. Quality food and service as always!

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vipSlim1117
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Boulud was a smash hit to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The service was impeccable, the price fix menu creative throughout all five courses. The dessert was delicious and a perfect end to a wonderful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife enjoyed all the dishes…subtle with lots of flavour combinations yet destincly French.

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BernadetteM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I expected better with the food experience. I chalk it up to Covid.

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vipSlim1117
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was delicious and wonderfully prepared. Overall a wonderful experience.

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MrWonderful
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Did not meet expectations. Unlike Maison Boulud in Montreal. Does not deserve to be the signature restaurant for such a beautiful hotel.

All in all, very disappointing.

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JarrodS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent, but from a service side we felt rushed. Much louder than anticipated.

Overall the experience was just ok. Hard to recommend to others for the price, I think there are many better-valued options out there.

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taesaja
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

great appetizer and desert. main dish selection for holiday menu was questionable. beef was too dark for my taste, lamb cut was too red…high expectation but mixed feeling @fourseasons

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SeanM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delighted with the service and a Christmas Lunch menu, rather than an unwanted brunch. Highly recommended.

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Bella
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat there frequently and as usual everything was excellent. We had the festive menu and everything was delicious. The service was excellent and the wait staff friendly and courteous. We have already booked for next week,

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vipbrandc
Toronto
242 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our Christmas celebration at Cafe Boulud once again! The prix fixe menu had options to please everyone's palate. We enjoyed the cod, beef and delicious vadouvan cauliflower, along with a lovely selections of desserts. Shea was as awesome as always, providing knowledgeable and attentive service. We always have a lot of fun with Shea! Looking forward to returning soon.

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indaS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice table. Excellent service.Very comfortable, relaxing and not rushed.
We will b e back again.

Dr. Inda Sabatini and Mr. Teo Vincent

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service delicious food

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MARJORIEM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was DELICIOUS! We enjoyed with my friends, thank you!

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PhilipR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Unfortunately, while the dish presentation was excellent, the taste was quite plain and lacking in basic spices. The dessert, on the other hand, was excellent.

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Rotisserie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Covid casualty?
No bread. Rotisserie chicken showed up in just 10 minutes, luke warm. Meaning, it had been sitting in an oven. No acknowledgement of special occasion. Disappointment. Will not return, even tho we’d been coming for several years for birthdays.

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vipClifford
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Not up to usual standard…difficult to find service…very cold service when it did occur

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Lovingfood
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With the crazy times that we are all in, it was wonderful to get out and enjoy a wonderful festive brunch with my sister. The service was superb, the food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect. Also, if you get a chance be certain to try one of the cocktails- as it rounded out the meal. Looking forward to going back again in the new year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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EllenP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner. Beautiful dessert. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, Beautiful atmosphere, Outstanding food!

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vipJuanValdez
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best is class - this is an outstanding restaurant. No bargains here, but you get what you pay for and it is worth it. all details well executed - ambiance, music, service, food, beverage, seating. brilliant spot.

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Ashok
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere in general was good, but noisy, the service was excellent. The starters were with greay taste though the main course plates were ok bit simple in taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers, food, drinks! Exceptional. Very attentive and accommodating. Beautiful atmosphere. Will be dinner there again in the near future.

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DonB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night

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AnneP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was disappointing. The fires were abundant but dry and tasteless.

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ArtP
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Some items on the menu not available. Service was slow. This is an expensive restaurant particularly the appetizers/ starters.

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vipDaditW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Small office event and everything from the Valet to the Waitstaff was exemplary. The food was excellent albeit the side salads were lacklustre in comparison to the food. (kinda like from a bag?)

FAQs

Café Boulud offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 963-6000.

Café Boulud is rated 4.6 stars by 2790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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