Looking for a place to go on a date or celebrate an occasion in Toronto? Love French food? Cafe Boulud is the perfect spot to do so, located in Yorkville at the Four Seasons. This is one of Toronto’s hot spots that must be visited for dinner! Have French inspired dishes created by the world renowned culinary artist Chef Daniel Boulud. Chef Boulud is owner of several award winning restaurants and we are lucky to have his culinary talent in the heart of Yorkville!
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I had a rather tasteful experience having dinner here Saturday evening. We had made reservations ahead of time for 6:30 pm, sat in the vintage-inspired dining room and read off of a menu dressed as a newspaper. I noticed that a few people were walking in and only waiting up to 15 minutes, so I would say walking in shouldn’t be a problem.
The service was either excellent or several random people were very concerned about our food being good! A few men approached our table to ask how the food was throughout the evening, all wearing different well-made, well-fitted bespoke suits. It was hard to tell whether they were patrons or hosts, I will assume they were working at Café Boulud because they immediately rushed off after verifying that our food was made to excellence. So, obviously the service was outstanding!
Toronto is known and lucky to offer a wide array of delicacies; for the adventurous foodies this is all the more exciting! This is a great place to have your first experience trying a different meat, I would highly recommend it! Some options off the menu are Duck, Guinea fowl, Venison and of course Seafood, Steak and Chicken. I got the rotisserie Guinea fowl leg and breast with potatoes and mushrooms in duck fat, with a garnish of dandelion leaves. This was their special for the evening. The presentation was beautiful, the meat was tender and very flavorful. Those who like chicken will definitely enjoy Guinea fowl meat, as it looks and tastes similar to chicken and is not excessively gamey. We also got a side of sautéed mushrooms and pommes frites.
We also got the Linguini Du Sud ($26.00); the restaurant is very good about accommodations because we had asked for it to be vegetarian. Although I would always recommend keeping all dishes as is in order to enjoy the chef’s creation.
Hands down to the chef! I am in love with the food, the venue and hope to return very soon to check out Dbar! Toronto is lucky and grateful to have you Chef Boulud!
Café Boulud Toronto & d | bar
60 Yorkville Ave