French, Mediterranean
$ $ $ $
60 E 65th St (btwn Park & Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-0033
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm

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



  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Tried the six course tasting menu paired with wine. One word, superb!
  • 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.
  • President Obama met with leaders of the Jewish community at this venue in January 2012. Get your wonk on at
  • Daniel receives anywhere from 80 to 100 applications and resumes for server positions every day.
  • 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.
  • Spacious room. Incredible staff. Expansive wine list. Lobster comes three ways, and we suggest the Lobster Samosa. You won't regret it.
  • 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]
  • 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:
  • 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!
  • Best French in NY. Truly best french restaurant New York!You may have to mortgage the house to pay the bill, but you only live once
  • Average check size: $547 (Source: Wired Magazine, February 2012)
  • Gossip Girl: Blair and Chuck sign the peace treaty (Episode: 407)
  • 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.
  • The bar and lounge at Daniel offer spectacular cocktails in an elegant setting with a unique lounge menu to match. - Inspector
  • 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
  • Don't sleep on the cocktail menu. They're made in house, are complex and really, really interesting and tastey!
  • This is serious, old school dining: Order a dish like canard la presse or guinea hen & you'll get a tableside show. Green Guide Editor
  • Hay que ir sin prisas. Vale cualquier sacrificio. Uno de los mejores restaurantes del mundo

Nearby places

643 Park Ave (btwn E 66th & E 67th St)
767 5th Ave (btwn E 58th & E 59th St)
29 E 65th St (Madison & Park Avenue)