Daniel Boulud's NYC Picks
by James Beard Foundation
A multiple JBF Award winner and 1995 inductee into the JBF Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, Daniel Boulud is a culinary legend. He told us his favorite dining spots in the Big Apple
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New American, Portuguese
31 W. 17th St., Manhattan, NY
Boulud's date night selection. " George Mendes cooks the best Portuguese food with an American touch. Quality, creativity, and value in a charming and intimate setting."
80 Spring St., Manhattan, NY
He loves Balthazar for Sunday brunch. "The pride of my alumni Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson, two American chefs running the best French brasserie in the world."
155 W. 51st St., Manhattan, NY
His pick for in-laws and parents. "If it's not going to be Daniel, it should be Eric and Maguy's place."
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Madison Ave. at 23rd St., Manhattan, NY
Boulud's pick for a quick snack. "Danny Meyer in super casual mode, showing just what a great restaurateur can do with fast food."
1143 First Ave., Manhattan, NY
Boulud's late night choice. "The only sushi chef I trust after 11:00 P.M. I've been eating here after work since the 1990s."