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101 Best Restaurants in America
60 E 65th St (btwn Park & Madison)
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-0033
Mon–Sun: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM


A very grown-up restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Daniel Boulud’s flagship Daniel maintains standards of service and cuisine — French haute cuisine, very much an endangered species today — that hark back to an earlier era. But the cooking is up-to-date and really, really good, and the menu changes daily. If you are lucky enough to score a reservation, you may sample dishes as part of a four-course $135 or seven-course $225 prix fixe menu under the watchful eye of executive chef Jean François Bruel. Slow-baked Jade Tiger abalone with endive, fingerling potatoes, and white sturgeon caviar; butter-poached halibut with braised artichoke, Tellicherry pepper, and sorrel cream; and glazed sweetbreads with potato gnocchi, Louisiana crayfish, sweet pea purée, cockscombs, and porcini are among the dishes you might be served.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips
Try not to get too full before dessert a dish of complimentary chocolates and pastry bites await you. Youre also awarded a free slice of cake if its your birthday.
Monday, March 8, 2010 - 13:03
This is where my husband and I go for our birthday dinners. Love the old dcorit is just more romantic. -Dina Manzo, Real Housewives of NJ
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 07:03
I don't think food gets better. From start to desserts, coupled with the service, you come out feeling like a million bucks. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 07:22
One of the finest New Frenchies in the nation. Be careful, but don't dawdle -- that edible sculpture made from seared foie gras with sliced kumquats ain't gonna dismantle itself. [BlackBook]
How To Make It In America
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 06:06
The bar and lounge at Daniel offer spectacular cocktails in an elegant setting with a unique lounge menu to match. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:50
It is one thing to be in love. And quite another to be in love and seated in one of the worlds greatest French restaurants. A sumptuous and sensual experience by celebrated chef Daniel Boulud.
Tiffany & Co
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 13:43
Fine dining at its finest. Impeccable details and flavors.-Kenny Gilbert, Top Chef
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 10:56
This Michelin rated restaurant makes for a great special occasion dinner. The best value is had in the 3 course prix fixe, or you can splurge for the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing.
New York Habitat
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 05:43
Three Michelin stars.
La Dolce Vita
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:22
PHOTO: Across the street Greer Garson, as Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ralph Bellamy, as Franklin D. Roosevelt, sit in a refurbished Packard for a scene in "Sunrise at Campobello" in 1960, at the link!
The New York Daily News
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:39
Tried the six course tasting menu paired with wine. One word, superb!
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 21:21
President Obama met with leaders of the Jewish community at this venue in January 2012. Get your wonk on at http://NBCPolitics.com.
NBC Politics
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 06:05
Daniel receives anywhere from 80 to 100 applications and resumes for server positions every day.
The Spark Group
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 06:05
Great value white: Jurancon Sec (Southwest), based on gros manseng grape; yields intensely flavored wines. For a big red, consider the Mas Jullien (Languedoc), a grenache blend. Brilliant! agwine.com
Approach Guides
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 09:44
Daniel Boulud hangs works from his private collection, including Valds, Genoves, and Conroy. There is also a suite of photographs from Weingarten's 6:30 AM series featured in the Bellecour Room.
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 06:17
Spacious room. Incredible staff. Expansive wine list. Lobster comes three ways, and we suggest the Lobster Samosa. You won't regret it.
GQ Magazine
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 19:18
Daniel Boulud's Upper East Side French restaurant has three Michelin stars. The spring 2014 tasting menu at will run you $220 a person. Here it is in 60 seconds:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 08:47
Ted Allen prefers the Pressed Duck at Daniel NYC in New York, NY for his last meal on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 10:16
The chef's dishes reflect an approach that is inventive but grounded in old French tradition the slow-baked striped bass comes with artichoke barigoule and lemon arancini.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:26
Another amazing restaurant by Daniel Boulud. You really cant go wrong with anything on the menu but we suggest you splurge and go for the 6 course tasting menu, you wont regret it!
Juicy Couture
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:19