Bar Boulud Opening Early for New Year's Eve

Bar Boulud

Expect there to be more people, and noisemakers.Photo: Courtesy of Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud isnt slated to open until January, but legendary good-time guy Daniel Boulud has decided to move up the places christening a little bit to New Years Eve. The first night of Bar Boulud will be the site of two seatings: one at 5:30, consisting of three courses of charcuterie-heavy classic French bistro fare for $80, and a second, more festive gala, starting at 9, with four courses for $150, including a midnight Champagne toast with D.J. and dancing. That is, if eating the likes of hare terrine, warm saucisson aux lentils, and civet de lapin, and drinking inordinate amounts of red wine doesnt take the starch out of you. (The menu isn't set yet, but Boulud's publicist says these are the type of dishes likely to be on it.) The man himself promises to swing by sometime after midnight to greet his debut crowd, which suggests to us that hell be leading the conga line sometime before dawn. Try calling the reservation line on Monday: 212-595-0303.

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