New NYC Restaurant: Bar Boulud
Famed chef Daniel Boulud strikes again this week in NYC, with the opening of Bar Boulud on the Upper West Side, right off Lincoln Center. Daniel's newest spot promises a casual wine bar and bistro atmosphere, but we hear it's a lot less casual than originally planned with three private dining rooms, a huge kitchen and even a separate charcuterie kitchen.
What to expect menu-wise? Rustic bistro dishes like a saffron scented poisson soup or pork, lamb and rabbit terrines. The charcuterie is rumored to be out-of-this-world, rare and delicious and the extensive wine list (overseen by Daniel Johnnes) is devoted to just two regions: Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, but it's full of plenty of options. Bar Boulud is a great spot for a little New Year's splurging in our book.
Update: NY restoblog Eater says that Bar Boulud has hit an opening snag. Expect reservations around the middle of January at the earliest.
[Photo: NY Mag]