Bar Boulud

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. | FRIDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.
212.595.0303 | WEBSITE

Deep and curated with a consistent, confident point of view, Michael Madrigale’s New York version of a French brasserie list had become a modern classic in New York long before Amanda Smeltz, formerly of Roberta’s, took over the program in 2016. No dogma here, just a strong list of wines that is heavy on Rhône and Burgundy but also includes wines from all over the world that share a similar dedication to terroir and classicism.

Known For
  • French wine
  • vintage wine
  • champagne
  • full menu
  • charcuterie
What to drink
If you've got the Benjamins, this is a grand place to go off-list with the help of Madrigale. If you're on a budget, it also happens to be home to one of the best collections of affordable Burgundy in the city.
Upper West Side
A New York institution at this point, Michael Madrigale's daily "Big Bottle Glasspour"—wherein he offers a high-end wine with some age on it out of large format at a very low markup, by the glass—is reason enough to hop on the 1 train to the UWS.