Stopped by Bar Boulud on a Wednesday night to grab a quick dinner before a movie at Lincoln Plaza (My Blueberry Nights - highly recommended). Arrived around 9, didnt have a reservation, they were able to seat us (party of 2) within 15 minutes even though the place was pretty busy. Got a seat at the tasting table in the back. Nice if on a date-type dinner so two people can sit next to each other.
The space was really nice, cool, felt like a step above most every other place I've been in that neighborhood (with a few exceptions). We didnt have much time bc of the movie, but we told the waiter we were in a hurry and he was able to get our food quickly without making us feel rushed, which I thought was very ncie and not so easy to do. Tried the Salad nantaise, the loup de mer and the pommes frites. All were very good, although nothing transcendent. Didnt have time for dessert sadly. Will definitely go back, need to explore the menu more and try dessert.