Boulud Sud

A symphony of Mediterranean dishes
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 $19 prix-fixe lunch, or head there for weekend brunch. Of course, you could do dinner and a show at the New York restaurant. Check out sommelier Joe Robitaille’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 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 restaurant.
  • In between lunch and dinner, the Bar and Lounge offers 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 $19 prix-fixe lunch of a harissa grilled lamb burger and spiced fries at this New York eatery just can’t be beat.
  • Gin lovers will be in heaven here. While the restaurant boasts an excellent seasonal cocktail program, the drink menu dedicates an entire page to the botanical spirit.
Things to Know
  • Monday through Saturday, the Mediterranean eatery features a three-course pre-theater menu until 7 p.m. This prix fixe offering makes enjoying an elegant bite before your show as easy as grabbing an NYC hot dog, but so much more delicious. 
  • 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.
  • Be sure to chat with your server or check the New York restaurant's website to stay current on its flavorful offerings. Features might include Paella Sundays or a late-night pasta happy hour. 
The Design
  • Upscale details like white tablecloths and vaulted ceilings provide a sense of luxury and set the tone for a high-quality dining experience.

  • Simultaneously, Boulud Sud maintains a bustling and fun atmosphere. Enjoy views into the open kitchen and watch as both theater-goers and New York professionals shuffle through the restaurant’s doors.

  • The bar also adds a concentrated dose of energy, where both drinks and conversation are constantly flowing. The casual counter provides a more laid-back setting, opposing the candle-lit seating of the main dining room.
Business casual
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Getting There
20 West 64th Street, New York, New York 10023
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