Daniel Boulud is a French chef and restaurateur with restaurants in New York City, Palm Beach, and Las Vegas. A former executive chef at Le Cirque, he is best known for his Michelin two-star restaurant, Daniel. Boulud opened the Polo Lounge at The Westbury Hotel, then Le Régence at the Hotel Plaza Athenée. From 1986 to 1992, he was Executive Chef at Le Cirque. During his tenure, the restaurant became one of the most highly rated in the country. In 1992, Boulud won the James Beard Award for Best Chef of New York City.
Boulud opened Daniel in 1993. It was rated one of the ten best restaurants in the world by the International Herald Tribune. He has been named Chef of the Year by Bon Appétit, and Daniel received Gourmet’s Top Table Award, a four-star rating from “The New York Times,” Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, and New York City’s top ratings for cuisine, service and decor in the Zagat Survey.
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