Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

Lunch at ”Cafe Boulud” in UES


Cuisine: French

Michelin: One Star

Chef-Owner: Daniel Boulud

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Occassion: I was here for lunch. Good for lunch with friends, business lunch

Prix Fixe Lunch: Two Courses for $37.00/Three Courses for $43.00

The menu is in four sections: La Tradition, La Saison, Le Potager, Le Voyage, as well as a separate printed list of daily Prix Fixe Lunch special.

Café Boulud, one of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants, located at Surrey Hotel in UES. Hotel also has glamorous cocktail lounge called Bar Pleiades on the same ground floor and wonderful outdoor lounge on rooftop. 


Cafe Boulud  20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021  (212) 772-2600

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2


Spring Vegetable Salad
golden raisin, nettle pesto
pine nuts, meyer lemon vinaigrette

( First Course – Prix Fixe Lunch )

Stuffed Squid

piquillo, shishito peppers, basil brioche

Soupe de Petits Pois

ruby red shrimp, opal basil
preserved meyer lemon

I had a lovely lunch with foodie sisters 😊

You can follow Ali & Daryl’s eating and adventures in NYC and beyond on Unbuttoning Pants

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Shake Shack

3 new Brooklyn Locations ”Shake Shack”


 shack stack burger – Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce

♥♥ ♥♥ $$1/2

Brooklyn Location

Downtown Brooklyn
409 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
1 Old Fulton Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201
Park Slope
170 Flatbush Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11217

Manhattan Location

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Battery Park City
215 Murray St., New York, NY 10282
Midtown East
49 Grand Central Terminal, Lower Level Dining Concourse, New York, NY 10017
Hell’s Kitchen
691 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036
Upper East Side
154 East 86th St. , New York, NY 10028
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
ShackBurger – Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce

Tori Shin

Tori Shin

Michelin Star Yakitori Restaurant ”Tori Shin” UES

Signature Takitori

Tsukune (Chicken and Duck Meat) with egg

This is what I had: Chef’s Omakase $65

Pickled Vegetables

• Grated Daikon

• Seasonal Dish

• 6 Skewers of Meats (Including Special Skewers)

• 2 Skewers of Vegetables

• Soup Ochazuke (Hot Rice in Broth with Salted Plum) Mentai Chazuke add $3

• Homemade Dessert Shiso (Japanese Mojito) Sorbet or Seasonal Dessert

Tori Shin    1193 1st Ave., New York, NY 10065  (212) 988-8408

♥♥♥1/2 $$$$

Breast Meat with Plum & Shiso

Broiled Sea Urchin with Garlic $23

Open Kitchen Counter

Mentai Chazuke (Hot Rice in Broth with Spice Cod Roe) $18

grilled chicken wings

grilled chicken breast served with pepper, miso, and wasabi

Pumpkin potage


Shishitoh (Green Pepper)

Breast Meat with Plum & Shiso

Shitake Mushroom

grilled chicken thighs

grilled marinated chicken

Yuzu Shiso Sorbet  & Green Tea Ice Cream

Sushi Seki      1143 1 St ( Between 62 St & 63 St )


Cutie Patroller past border 34 street for Seki’s Omakase. Sushi Seki’s atmosphere is nothing special yet definitely great sushi. My pictures are what I had from $150 Omakase.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2   ♥♥1/2  $$$$

Cho-Toro, Aji-Tataki, Kumamoto-Oyster, Dashizuke-Aburi-Salmon, Octopus withsalt, Octopus with Ume sauce ♥♥♥


Sayori ♥♥♥, Awabi♥♥♥, Kinmedai♥♥♥, Shiro-ebi ♥♥♥


Maguro tofu sauce ♥♥♥, Ikura ♥♥♥, Hagashi Toro ♥♥♥Scallop with Okinawa salt ♥♥


Madai with rock salt ♥♥♥, Shima Aji with kabosu shouu ♥♥♥, Torotaku Toro & takuwan ♥♥♥Karei Flanders ♥♥♥


Shirao & Shiso Leaf Tempura ♥♥♥Aburi Toro,  ♥♥♥Engawa ♥♥♥, Yellow Tail ♥♥♥


Uni ♥♥♥Kibinago with Su Miso ♥♥♥Salmon negi sauce ♥♥♥Snaw cbab ♥♥


Spicy scallop hand roll 

♥♥, Salmon & seared tomato ♥♥♥, Hiyasi Nasu – Eggplan sushi for ShimeThe end of omakase Japanese restaurants always give you some type of veggitables sushi.


crape cake ♥♥♥ ( dessert isn’t part of Omakase )


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