Café Boulud

4.5
1984 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Open Daily: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Saturday/Sunday Brunch

Breakfast – 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Lunch – 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Dinner – 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday Brunch - 11:00AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Brunch – 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Bar Same hours as Dining Room
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Phone number
(416) 963-6000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
The entire restaurant may be bought out for private lunches or dinners.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bay & Yorkville
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Parking Details
Available at a preferred discounted rate for dining guests.
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Public Transit
Bloor-Yonge Subway station
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Entertainment
Experience d|bar, our spirited lounge on the ground floor serving an array of classic and creative cocktails, and a diverse menu of complete meals and small plates. A DJ spins tunes every night except Sunday from 10:00PM until close.
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Special Events & Promotions
WEEKEND BRUNCH!
Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm
Reservations ACCEPTED
2-course prix-fixe $48
3-course prix-fixe $56
FEATURING:
- Canadian oysters
- Charcuterie
- Crepes and Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
- Croque Madame
- A bevy of Benedicts
- And so much more

Please check our website for current brunch menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1984 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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W
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Striploin was sinewy and unchewable. The rest was very good.

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GP
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service outstanding, very amenable and welcoming staff. They put in the extra effort to bring the expérience to the next level.

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AH
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special evening out. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of us!

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food quality and services. Make sure you try the duck and chicken dishes. We we’re impressed with this French restaurant, definitely worth recommend to people.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always excellent, been there many time for the roast chicken at lunch, best in the city.
and many time for the quenelles de Brochet and the roast duck at dinner time.
Bravo.
Should be there soon with Charles Baker for the Chicken.
MarcelR,

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I woke up late and wanted breakfast even though the restaurant already switched to the lunch menu. Our server was very nice and he asked the kitchen to make Eggs Benedict anyway. I’ve been here several times for breakfast and dinner and overall my experiences here are excellent.

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MW
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

This Boulud restaurant fails to make an impression. It fails the Boulud test and, more importantly should not be in the Toronto Four Seasons. What was Four Seasons thinking? We've been to the Boulud flagship in NYC and their restaurants in Montreal and Las Vegas. This is Boulud dumbed down. Our main was good but the sides are sloppy and bland.

Prices are reasonable but the food really lacks. Definitely not a restaurant worthy of the Four Seasons.

Would never return.

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JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Service was terrible and food was mediocre. We arrived at 8pm and finished after midnight. Waiting staff had the worst attitude.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

White wine served warm. Food was not hot and needed to be sent back. Service poor.

I have dined here numerous times but will not go back.

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b
Toronto
158 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a 5-star experience at Cafe Boulud! Our friends and we enjoyed the cod, duck, chicken, multiple appetizers and delicious desserts. Shea was attentive and engaging--fantastic service!

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D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Been here many times with no issues. This time steak was over cooked and tough. Seems the QC has slipped on this occasion.

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AW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Yummy, flavorful food. Very mediocre service for a restaurant in this price range.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food above average and amazing wait staff portion size was small and the meat and cheese platter suffered from a very small portion of meat

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SS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and services amazing ! Love the duck !!! The baked Alaska amazing !
Little bit disappoint that wine by the glass not as good. Should have more high-end choices , kind of disapoint with pairing for the amazing duck or yummy oysters

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IT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Service and food was good. Wine prices too high. Noise level was so high it was difficult to hear my dinner guest across the small table. Music was too noisy and repetitive so everyone had to talk loudly and so the noise level went higher than the music. Some nice French background music would improve the ambiance.

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It could have been much better. Poor service start but it improved. Wine list was so so, but great sommelier. The preparations could have been better, but the dessert was wonderful. It just wasn’t worth it. Next time we’ll sit at the bar and go plain and simple.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambiance and food. Service is a bit rushed.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I ordered duck on waffles as a main course. It was a minuscule leg, and the meat was very dry.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Celebrating new jobs!

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CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Celebrities spotted as usual.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Aside from the 45min wait to be seated for our reservation time was a great experience. We were comped for drinks and desert so that made up for the wait. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Overall a great pic.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Service was outstanding and the food was great

I had the tuna tartare for my appetizer
The scallops for my main
And the profiteroles for my dessert

It was amazing!

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We were disappointed with the noise level emanating from the bar downstairs. Two of our party are a little hard of hearing, and conversation was difficult. Food just too over-the/top. Potage parmentier had to have half a pint of cream - much too rich. Service good and pleasant but we will not return.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zach, our waiter, was knowledgeable and a consummate professional The food was outstanding and the timing was not rushed despite it being a very busy night during TiFF.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a nice professional place.

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NV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A chic place to get together with friends or have a romantic dinner. The food is inventive and delicious, service is very professional.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very nice and service was also excellent. Much enjoyed our meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always exceptional. Worth every cent. Good ambience.

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DU
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Server was very good. Food was just okay, especially considering the price.
Good location, nice restaurant, but there are so many more delicious offerings in Yorkville.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food definitely will keep in mind for anniversaries

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wine prices high!

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ES
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Well, cafe boulud fine dining was my fav restaurant in the city before....

Now cafe boulud the want to hip restaurant is not at all my taste.

So I will not come back. It's a shame for the price point they want, for the decor and style they have now chosen.

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JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Deft kitchen and service. Excellent tartars - both tuna and beef. Of course the rotisserie chicken remains a defining experience

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LL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive service. Highly recommended.

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M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Café Boulud for a lunch business meeting and I have to say that the food quality was incredibly disappointing. Because it was boulud, the four seasons and fairy pricey, I expected the food quality to reflect that and it simply didn’t. Nothing tasted bad - except the vinegar taste on the eggs Benedict was much stronger than it should have been - but I could have had close to the same quality meal at sunset grill for half the price. I suppose you are paying for the atmosphere but that’s not enough to bring me back. He food has to be good as well. Will not return, even on a company’s dime.

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CL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Server was great. Too bad they let a dog in to table next to us. If it’s a service dog it should be clearly identified. Also take note of the dust and bugs hanging in the drapes. Brought this up with manager who dismissed everything and made excuses. Never again

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NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

This was my third weekend brunch at Cafe Boulud. The first time was amazing. The second time the food was excellent but the service was substandard. This time the entree and the service were both disappointing. Our reservation was at 11am; we received our entree over an hour and a half later. We were celebrating my niece’s eighth birthday. The waiter brought out her birthday dessert at the same time the adults received their eggs benedict. We all agreed that the eggs benedict did not taste as good as previous times. Our appetizer, the Berries Tartine, was delicious. Initially we ordered the Profiteroles (a delectable ice cream dessert that we enjoyed during our previous visit) but had to cancel it because we had other birthday plans and had to leave. Overall the food at Cafe Boulud is delicious but I do not know if the food is worth the wait.

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g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Weekend brunch menu had a wide range of selection- there’s definitely something for everyone. We found certain dishes bit too heavily seasoned though. It does get busy so make sure to book a reservation.

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JV
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super awesome - this place is the real deal for quality everything. Have a Led Zeppelin cocktail and share everything. apps and ‘seasonals’ warrant sharing to try more - desirable to skip mains and go aggressive on top half of menu.

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AL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the food. I’m not so sure about the service, we kept on having to flag down the waiter

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