Here's a rendering of Bar Boulud, opening in the Mandarin Oriental in the former Asana space this fall. The Daniel Boulud project will be helmed by Aaron Chambers, formerly at Boulud Sud in New York.
Bar Boulud, Boston is being designed by Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Design, who has also worked on numerous other Boulud and Mandarin Oriental properties. The upcoming location is meant to have a similar feel to the original Bar Boulud in Manhattan as well as its sequel in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London.
A few features, by the numbers: a seven-seat charcuterie counter, a 17-seat zinc-top bar, and 10-seat communal table. The main dining room will seat 68, while a bar and lounge area will seat 55. There will also be a private dining room for 22. Expect lots of oak and leather.
Earlier this year, Daniel Boulud spoke with Eater about his plans for the restaurant. Since he intends for it to be his only Boston project, it will encompass "everything about Bar Boulud New York, but it will also be about what fits well here." There will be a "strong focus" on seafood, and the charcuterie program "will be an important part." A mostly French wine program will complement the food, "with the core from Burgundy and Rhône."
· All coverage of Bar Boulud on Eater [~EBOS~]