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Member Reviews (16)
- DanielMember ofFoodiesOct 24, 2013
I was lucky enough to cook with and work for Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel He is a legend, and a brilliant chef. I love everything about this experience and it has been one of the best restaurants in New York for over a decade. It is truly a special dining and the place really where I solidified my passion for french culture and cooking. The team that I worked in during this part of my cooking career also collaborated to make the famous DB burger, and my obsession with burgers has carried into my own Comme Ca restaurants.
- DanielMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersOct 18, 2013
Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-three-star restaurant has enchanted diners since opening in 1993 and got a 2008 refresh from celebrated designer Adam D. Tihany, who paired Neoclassical archways and high ceilings with custom-made chandeliers with Limoges porcelain tiles and paintings by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés. The equally eye-catching dishes change seasonally and are offered à la carte or via tasting menus. A wine list 2,000 bottles deep ranges from the legendary Château d’Yquem to a huge Burgundy selection to sweet Hungarian dessert wines.
- DanielMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The ambiance and look of the restaurant was soothing for our somewhat frazzled nerves when we arrived after a delayed flight into New York. The look is very architectural with columns, arches and draperies surrounding the main dining area with additional tables on a slightly elevated area surrounding. There is a hum of noise but somehow, we never really heard others’ conversations intruding into our conversation. The colours create a warm golden look, classical music plays softly in the background, and the staff are calm, polite and efficient. Other diners are well dressed, men mostly in suits with a tie, and are generally older, although there was one family with two well dressed and well behaved girls aged between 6 and 10 years. It all makes for a rather intimate feel when dining – just us and the serving staff interacted. The other diners were mere objects for observation.
Service was very attentive and friendly with a bit of theatre; when you receive your plate, the sauces are added at the table as the server explains your dish. The sommelier, a female, which has been rare in my experience, was very knowledgeable. Daniel seems to define the notion of gracious dining. Our dinner made for a fabulous start to our vacation and the stresses of our flight were soothed away by the end of the meal.
- DanielCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 02, 2012
Daniel Boulud's culinary masterpiece is pure NYC perfection.
I started my decadent meal with a White Cosmopolitan with Elderflower and ended it with the Maple-Honey Pear Variatio. The service here is impeccable. I noticed a loose thread on my dress and out of nowhere, a server came with silver scissors on a tray to swiftly remove me from my "crisis". I love Daniel and hope I am lucky enough to be back for more!
- DanielAug 29, 2012
So I have a really bad habit of waiting to write my reviews. Especially for the good places. I feel like I want to set aside time to write the ultimate review. However, it turns out that I get too busy and I never get to it. Then it gets more difficult to recall the minute details of my wonderful experience. Daniel was no exception. I will try to be as informative as possible given that its been over a month since my trip.
Service: The service was great and contributed to an unforgettable experience at Daniel. Everyone from the host to the servers were very attentive. Everything they did was so precise and well planned. Drinks were always full, courses were brought out simultaneously, silverware was promptly replaced, etc. They even had individual stools for the purses of each of the ladies in our party. Seriously every single detail of your dining experience is well thought out. If you enjoy being waited on and you appreciate the fine details of your dining experience you will not be disappointed. Definitely deserving of its 3 stars!
Food: The food was great.They offer a 3 course pre-theather menu which comes with wine pairing for $110. This is an awesome deal considering the level and quality of both the food an service. In addition to your 3 courses you also get an amuse bouche, mini pastries, and some after dinner chocolates. I was lucky enough to come with some close friends and I was able to try several of the offerings for each course (++ denotes dishes I actually ordered):
++TRIO OF HAMACHI - This was a trio of yellowtail cooked three different ways:
*Confit with Sorrel and Hearts of Palm
*Tartare with Northern Lights Caviar Lemon-Omani Tuile
*Cured with Bergamot, Snap Peas
The fish was very fresh and each bite was wonderfully light. My favorite was the cured hamachi servide with snap peas.
MAINE SEA SCALLOP ROSETT - The scallops were fresh and cooked to perfection.
++TRIO OF MILK FED PIG FROM QUÉBEC - This is a trio of pork cooked 3 different ways:
*Roasted Chop with Glazed Turnips
*Braised Shoulder Cannelloni with Cucumber
*Smoked Ribs with Fennel-Avocado Coleslaw Vadouvan Jus
The pork was cooked very well. It was nice an juicy and not too fatty. It reminds me of the roast pork available at Asian Restaurants. However, the meat quality is much better. It is nice and lean.
ROASTED BLACK SEA BASS - This was actually my favorite dish. I actually wanted to order this but since a friend already decided on this I chose to try the pork. The fish was light and flakey. The marinade was perfectly done. This fish seriously melts in your mouth! I get hungry just thinkin about it.
LEMONGRASS POACHED PINEAPPLE - This dessert was yummy! It is a good nice light dessert. It is not too heavy. If you like fruity desserts this is the one to get.
++WARM GUANAJA CHOCOLATE COULANT - A molten chocolate cake served with caramel. This was delicious! I love chocolate and it goes awesome with salted caramel. It is a little heavier than the pineapple, but that is to be expected.
I also loved the Moscato (La Spinetta 2010 Biancospino Moscato d'Asti Piedmont) which was served with the dessert course. It was probably one of the best sweet wines I have tasted.
Daniel is a wonderful restaurant worthy of its 3 Michelin Stars. Everything from the service to the food was absolutely on point. To top if off their Pre-Theater Prix FIxe menu made it totally affordable.