Bar Boulud, Boston
Bar Boulud, Boston boasts several signature features including a seven-seat marble-clad charcuterie counter and a distinctive glass enclosed wine cellar. A glass étagère serves as the focal point for a 17-seat backlit, zinc top bar. Vintage oak, leather and stone is the backdrop for whimsical wine-centric artwork, channel tufted banquette, and a 10-seat communal table. Sliding glass doors facing Boylston Street open to the restaurant’s intimate 55-seat bar and lounge space.

Guests may enter the space through the lobby of Mandarin Oriental, Boston or directly from Boylston Street. Positioned at the entrance, guests are greeted by a host station flanked by feature walls made of French wine crates evoking a wine cellar experience. In the center of the 68-seat main dining room, a row of rich burgundy leather booths run parallel to the restaurant’s vaulted wood ceiling, a dramatic design reminiscent of wine barrels. Moving further into the restaurant, guests may enjoy a 22-seat private dining room, which can be separated by a contemporary sliding barn door.

Photography: George Apostolidis