• Critics’ Pick
  • Boulevard Bistro

  • American Nouveau Soup & Sandwich $15 - $24
  • 239 Lenox Ave.
    New York, NY 10027
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone: 212-678-6200
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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.
  • Hours

    Sun–Wed, 7am–10pm Thu–Sat, 7am–midnight

  • Prices

    $15 - $24

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Breakfast Take-Out

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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