Mandarin Oriental, Boston and chef Daniel Boulud opened the Bar Boulud, Boston. The French-inspired bistro and wine bar is chef Boulud’s first restaurant in Boston, and second partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
The restaurant follows the format of Bar Boulud, New York, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; and Boulud’s first UK restaurant, Bar Boulud, London, located at Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park. This restaurant concept is known for its traditional French bistro fare, seasonal New England inspired dishes, signature charcuterie with recipes by Parisian charcutier Gilles Verot and a wine cellar showcasing Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Design designed Bar Boulud, Boston. The design includes a seven-seat marble-clad charcuterie counter and a distinctive glass enclosed wine cellar. A glass étagère serves as the focal point for a 17-seat backlit, zinc top bar. Vintage oak, leather and stone form the backdrop for wine-centric artwork, channel tufted banquette and a 10-seat communal table. Sliding glass doors facing Boylston Street open to the restaurant’s 55-seat bar and lounge space.
Guests may enter the space from Boylston Street or through the lobby of Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Positioned at the entrance, guests are greeted by a host station flanked by feature walls made of French wine crates. In the center of the 68-seat main dining room, a row of burgundy leather booths run parallel to the restaurant’s vaulted wood ceiling, a design reminiscent of wine barrels. Moving further into the restaurant, guests can enjoy a 22-seat private dining room, which may be separated by a contemporary sliding barn door.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston combines New England features with Oriental touches. Awarded both Forbes Five-Stars and AAA Five-Diamonds, Mandarin Oriental, Boston has 148 guestrooms and suites over 14 floors. Located near Logan International Airport, Mandarin Oriental, Boston is also close to the city’s shopping, cultural venues and business institutions from its location in the heart of the Back Bay on Boylston Street.