‘This place has got New York in its DNA', enthuses one of the many fans of superstar Daniel Boulud's ‘house of fun', located in the airy basement of the Mandarin Oriental. Bar Boulud is built for atmosphere, and you can expect a high-octane buzz from the assembled company of international jetsetters, footsore shoppers and families out on the town. Culinary thrill-seekers might order scallops with pea mousse, oyster mushrooms and bacon; produce junkies can splash out on char-grilled USDA steaks, and those after something hip can go for a signature burger (a combo of pork-belly confit, Morbier cheese and tomato compote is recommended). The kitchen also dusts off the bourgeois classics, from glossy coq au vin to a matchless truffled boudin blanc with mash and apples. Service is engaging and informative without being uppity, and wine sits centre stage – not only with the 400-strong list, but also in the oenophile artwork. Top-notch cocktails, too.
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