Boulud Sud

A symphony of Mediterranean dishes near Lincoln Center
Opera, symphony and ballet aficionados catching a show at Lincoln Center have an excellent fine-dining option nearby at master chef Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Boulud Sud. Since spring of 2011, this classy eatery has doled out luscious plates that garner inspiration all the way from North Africa to the South of France. Highlights include chicken tagine, lemon-saffron linguine and Arabic lamb flatbread, all done under chef Boulud’s watchful eye.

Stop in for a $29 prix-fixe lunch, or head there for weekend brunch. Of course, you could do dinner and a show at the New York City restaurant. Check out sommelier Michael Madrigale’s list of multi-national wines, which pair marvelously with grilled fish, tangy lamb and the fresh vegetable dishes that make up the menu.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Hidden just around the corner from its bustling, bistro-style sister restaurant Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud (which joined Daniel Boulud’s stable of restaurants in 2011) is located across the street from Lincoln Center, making it the perfect spot for a pre-theater dinner.

• The sunflower-yellow and slate-gray décor helps keep the vibe cool and comfortable, and hopefully it does the same for the kitchen staff, as you can watch the chefs work from the large open kitchen lining the south side of the New York City restaurant.

• In between lunch and dinner, the Bar and Lounge offer a Mezze Menu of small plates (such as a platter of herbed falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush and lavash) and signature dishes (octopus à la plancha — it's seared on a grill).

• A $29 prix-fixe lunch of grilled bavette steaks with olive oil crushed potatoes and charred broccoli rabe at this New York City eatery just can’t be beat.

• Officially, the dress code at chef Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud is casual, but most of the people dining there step it up a notch and, on any given afternoon, you can see businessmen power lunching in full suits.
Things to Know
• During the weekdays, the restaurant is open for lunch from noon until 2:30 p.m., and then it reopens for dinner at 5 p.m. and serves food until 11 p.m.

• On Saturday and Sunday, have brunch and lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. During the weekend, dinner commences at 5 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. on Saturday, but closes up at 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Getting There
20 West 64th Street, New York, New York 10023