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Sun–Wed, 7am–10pm; Thu–Sat, 7am–midnight
Nearby Subway Stops
A, B, C, D at 125th St.; 2, 3 at 125th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 125th St.
$15 - $24
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- Beer and Wine Only
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This Harlem restaurant resembles a cottage: French windows flood the space with light and a wrought-iron fence surrounds the brick patio outside. The well-dressed, older crowd treats Boulevard Bistro as a wine bar, gathering around dark wood tables for lively conversation and glasses of red and white in the evening. For diners arriving earlier in the day, the lunch menu includes a number of standard American options (such as Caesar salad, Cobb salad, and a Boulevard's beef burger) and a list of panini, like the smoked turkey and gouda, or roast beef and asiago, which is served with banana peppers and caramelized onions. The dinner menu is relatively small; there are just four daily specials to choose from. Start with the chicken liver pâté; the creamy, mellow-flavored spread is served with onion marmalade and a toasted baguette. Of the possible main courses, the rib-eye steak (with mango chimichurri, garlic mash, and green beans) is notable for its charred outside and juicy interior. The heartiest option is easily the braised oxtail; complemented by garlic and shallots, the tender meat falls off the bones on which it’s served. All of the fairly priced dishes will leave you full, but not stuffed. A display by the counter showcases sweets like blueberry spring rolls with ice cream and pineapple dipping sauces, and nougat glacé, a soft bar made of Sicilian pistachios and a thin pepper crust, in case you’re in the mood for dessert.
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