Chef Daniel Boulud brings a more casual take on his eponymous restaurant outdoors.
As a way to distinguish itself, the Michelin-starred restaurant called Restaurant Daniel, known to many as simply Daniel is only taking reservations on the same day beginning at 2pm with some tables left over for walk-ins. The menu is a la carte, there is no dress code and Boulud himself calls it “fine casual”.
Among New York City restaurants bestowed with two Michelin stars, only Atera and Daniel Boulud Kitchen on the Terrace currently offer outdoor dining. Most of the socially-distanced tables—located outside of Daniel along East 65th Street—sit beneath a canopy and offer seats for about 35 guests. The menu—showcasing dishes such as citrus-cured fluke and The “Frenchie” Burger, which are also available through Daniel Boulud Kitchen, a recently-launched delivery service—is available 5-9pm.