Went to Bar Boulud, on Broadway and 63rd, for the first time Sunday night. We were really excited
We were sat near the front of the house where all the two tops are, which was fine as there was a space heater warming the area nicely. We both really liked the decor and the construction of the restaurant, clean lines, airy. Tables a bit tight, could hear our neighbors' entire conversation, but used to that in NY.
Ordered drinks, got nice cheese puffs at the table and crusty bread. For appetizer, he got the scallops, two of them. He really enjoyed the dish. I ordered the skate stuffed with mushrooms. Sounded great. Looked great when it arrived, mushrooms were delicious. However, after I few bites I noticed the fish was bloody inside. I was completely grossed out and couldnt' even eat another bite. I had eaten all the vegetables at this point, so I felt bad turnign it back...His steak frites he said were delicious.
For dessert, I had the chocolate mocha tart. It was really tasty, but really really tiny for $10. Service was fine. I won't be returning. Aside from the fish fiasco, nothing on the menu really popped at all.
It appeared as if everyone around us had ordered a pate and seemed to be enjoying it, so maybe that was the route to go there.