A vibrant celebration of the sea and the sun

Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France’s Côte d’Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey and beyond, the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, citrus, grains and herbs. Complementing this breadth and depth of Mediterranean soul, the wine list ranges from French rosés and Italian reds to more unique expressions from Greece, Spain and other coastal regions. The restaurant also boasts an exceptional cocktail program that actively pulls from the same seasonal products found on the food menu, with a dedicated gin page as well as a robust selection of absinthes, amari, vermouths and liqueurs.

DINING ROOM HOURS

DINNER

Wed-Thur   /  5pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat   /  5pm-10pm
Sun   /  5pm-9:30pm

BAR & LOUNGE HOURS

DINNER

Wed-Thur   /  5pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat   /  5pm-10pm
Sun   /  5pm-9:30pm

MEET OUR TEAM

ELVIR DZANANOVIC
Regional Manager
ELVIR DZANANOVIC
Regional Manager

Elvir Dzananovic has been a member of the Daniel Boulud family for more than 20 years. Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Elvir started as a Server Assistant at Restaurant DANIEL in 2000, and since, has risen to the positions of Service Director at DANIEL followed by General Manager at Bar Boulud, and now Regional Manager for the Upper West Side.

After leaving war-torn Bosnia, Elvir and his family had been living in the Czech Republic since he was fifteen years old. In an effort to support his family, Elvir worked at his uncle’s local bar and deli. Foreign to the Czech language, he worked behind the scenes, and quickly progressed to the front-of-house. Elvir and his family were not able to go back to Bosnia. Instead, Elvir moved to America through the International Rescue Committee, where he met Chef Daniel and got his first job. Over the years he learned the intricacies of fine-dining and steadily progressed, moving up to food runner, lounge server, assistant captain, captain, and eventually one of the floor maître d’s in 2010. During his eight years in that capacity, Elvir worked tirelessly with the team to ensure a polished and efficient service infused with a warm sense of hospitality at every turn.

In 2018, Chef Daniel asked Elvir to oversee the dining room staff at Café Boulud. He was a familiar face to the clientele there and was a mentor to the team. But his heart remained at DANIEL and he returned in July 2019 as the Service Director. “Elvir is family to me and the rest of the Dinex family,” says Daniel, “It has been my privilege to work with him and see him grow as a person, a husband and father, and my friend.”

In 2021, Elvir accepted the position of General Manager at Bar Boulud, Chef Daniel’s French brasserie, and eventually became the regional manager for the Upper West Side, overseeing Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, and Épicerie Boulud. In his newest position, Elvir is very excited for the opportunity to guide the service team and partner up with the culinary team to ensure an excellent guest experience. On the daily, he reminds his team, “every guest that walks through the front door deserves to have that ‘home away from home meal experience.’” Ultimately, Elvir’s goal is to position the restaurant in the heart of the community – “I want Bar Boulud to reflect the essence and spirit of the Upper West Side through our staff, the physical product and the guest experience.”

When he is not leading the service team and the restaurant, Elvir can be found spending quality time with his wife and two young boys watching as much sports as possible.

CHRISTINA D’ANGELO
EXECUTIVE CHEF
CHRISTINA D’ANGELO
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Christina D’Angelo was four years old when her family moved to Wellington, Florida from Queens, New York. Growing up in an Italian family she frequently attended large gatherings with relatives; acting hospitably became second nature. By learning to entertain and help cook meals for others, Christina aspired to be a chef from a very young age. Fortunately for her, there was always a family pizzeria or restaurant for her to learn from.

Christina’s high school offered a culinary arts program, providing her an opportunity to gain real- world experience working in restaurants. During summer breaks she visited her grandfather and in New York, always volunteering to help out at the restaurant and around the home in her grandfather’s garden. During her time at her uncle’s restaurant, Christina admired the relationships he formed with his customers and, by close observation, she eventually formed her own. Christina’s grandfather, who remains her greatest inspiration, taught her much of what she knows today – from gardening and seasonal cooking to using the surplus of vegetables and fruits to make wine and tomato sauce. Fresh produce and seasonality continues to excite Christina, bringing her back to pleasant memories from youth.

After high school, Christina went on to pursue her long-lived passion for cooking at The Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduating she attended a job fair and happened upon the Dinex Group who was hiring staff for Boulud Sud, Chef Daniel’s Mediterranean concept on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. When Christina accepted the line cook position in 2012, she had yet to imagine just how far her first job out of culinary school would take her.

During her first years at Boulud Sud, Christina had the honor of working under Chef Travis Swikard, who mentored and taught her the importance of togetherness and teamwork. As she fine-tuned her skills in the kitchen, Christina progressed from line cook to Executive Sous Chef, a management position that allowed her to give constructive criticism while continuing to master the ongoing pressures of the kitchen. After the restaurant’s temporary closure in 2020, Chef Daniel presented Christina the opportunity she had long awaited – to reopen Boulud Sud as the Executive Chef.

As Executive Chef, Christina views her team as a family, and considers the growth of her peers as her own. She emphasizes the importance to remain positive, reminding her team that “everyone has bad days, but there is always tomorrow to look forward to.” Christina also strives to enhance the guest experience with a fresh and forward-thinking menu that accommodates different dietary restrictions. Ultimately, what Christina looks forward to most is to gaze out from the Boulud Sud open air kitchen, seeing a dining room full of smiling guest once again.

JOHANA LANGI
Executive Pastry Chef
JOHANA LANGI
Executive Pastry Chef

As long as she can remember, Johana Langi yearned to be a pastry chef. Growing up in Queens, she found a passion in baking at a young age and started baking for friends, with friends, for school bake sales, or any other excuse to whip up something sweet. No one in Johana’s family baked, it was something special that set her apart from the rest. Her passion continued to grow, but her parents viewed pastry more as a hobby and encouraged her to get a traditional degree.

She studied English Literature at Baruch College, and during her senior year interned for the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen. Originally just an editorial internship, Johana turned the role into an opportunity to test recipes and kitchen appliances for the magazine. She has fond memories of testing cookies, baking them in five different ovens, and reporting back which performed best.

Johana finally convinced herself to pursue pastry as a career. She cold-called restaurants until securing a pastry internship at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, where she rotated through all the stations. Johana then went on to bake at some of New York City’s acclaimed restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, Saul Restaurant at the Brooklyn Museum, The Lambs Club, Ciano, and Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Junoon. As her responsibilities grew, Johana mastered her technique and learned how to transform the best seasonal ingredients into something more than the sum of their parts.

In April 2019, Johana landed the job as Executive Pastry Chef at Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lincoln Center restaurants: Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud. There she manages two distinct teams and is charged with developing completely different menus: Mediterranean-inspired at Boulud Sud, and classic French bistro at Bar Boulud.

One of Johana’s creations at Boulud Sud is the “Mousse de Chocolate Oscuro,” a frozen aerated chocolate mousse dotted with chocolate crémeux and crunchy chocolate “pebbles,” finished with Maldon sea salt gelato, lemon-infused olive oil and crowned with mint leaves. Inspired by a sweet-and-savory Catalonian snack that Johana enjoyed in northeastern Spain, it’s a perfect addition to Sud’s Mediterranean menu, complementing the signature Grapefruit Givré.

At Bar Boulud, the emphasis is on the classics, highlighted by her “Gateau Basque,” a fragrant custard-based tart from the Pyrenees in the south of France. In both restaurants Johana looks forward to contributing to Chef Daniel’s spirit of French pride, passion and culture through her pastry.

IAN SMEDLEY
HEAD SOMMELIER
IAN SMEDLEY
HEAD SOMMELIER

Ian Smedley fell in love with wine while majoring in Comparative Literature at Bard College. As a writer, Ian focused on universal interconnectivity, drawing connections between seemingly disparate things. This became a foundation for his thoughts on wine and how a wine could evoke an emotion or a memory of people and places. How coincidental that Ian, with his self-diagnosed “Proustian” interest, would end up working with Daniel Boulud and his signature madeleines.

During college, Ian juggled shifts at the Hudson Valley’s Tousey Vineyards. Upon graduation in 2013 he moved to New York City, and got his foot in the door as a backwaiter at Boulud Sud. During the day, Ian also worked at Flatiron Wines helping cellar and manage bottles in the Rare Wines department. As Ian grew with the team at Boulud Sud, he caught the eye of former Chef Sommelier, Michael Madrigale, who promoted him to the bar team at both Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud.

In 2016, Ian was appointed as Sommelier at DBGB in the East Village. There he learned how to purchase and manage a large program and was instrumental in expanding the wine and beer list to include interesting labels from all over the world. One year later, he shaved his beard and headed uptown. His career took a sophisticated turn working as a sommelier at Restaurant DANIEL under Raj Vaidya, where he was trusted to open legendary wines almost every night.

Ian likes to recommend wines by telling a story. “Trying to explain the sense perception of fermented grain or grape juice is a challenge. But finding those descriptors – and delving into that space where taste can stop time for a little – that’s what I love about both good drink and great literature.”

In June 2019 he returned to Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud as Chef Sommelier of Daniel’s two Lincoln Center restaurants. In that capacity, Ian offers sincere hospitality and a passion for wine as well as for his guests and coworkers. He enjoys mentoring and looks forward to working with such a large team of professionals, presenting a memorable and diverse wine experience to all guests and growing the impressive wine program to an even more exceptional one. But what keeps Ian most interested is the element of service – and metaphor. “It is easy to lose sense of this, but at the heart of everything is the joyous gift of life, and the beauty of what human hands can craft. To subtly control the chemical process a fruit undergoes, to transform sugar into alcohol that flows so purely through us, is an art.”

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