Boulevard Five72

4.4
1381 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Boulevard Five72 is a New American Restaurant and Banquet Facility conveniently located in the center of Kenilworth. We are proud to announce that since our opening at the end of August 2008 , Boulevard Five72 has gained a reputation as one of the finest restaurants and caterers in our area. The Star Ledger named us runner up for the "Best New Restaurant in New Jersey for 2008" and the New Jersey Monthly just listed us as one of the top 22 Restaurants that you must try! Lastly, we received a review of 3 and 1/2 stars from the Star Ledger in October of 2008.

Boulevard Five72 offers a Contemporary American Menu with Global influences under the direction of Executive Chef and owner Scott Snyder. We have a beautiful lounge, offering a full Bar as well as an extensive Wine List. Our Main Dining Room seats up to 60 guests, our Private Wine Room seats up to 25 guests and our Banquet Room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
What 1381 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
AW
AngelaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and at atmosphere was great! Can’t wait to go back!

M
vipMagoosmeals
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Once upon a time this must have been an incredible dining experience. Covid (or the neighborhood) haven't been kind. Interior faded and service (even though on a Friday night the place nearly empty) uneven. In a large room seated where we were privy to every moment of a "boys' night out" celebration in the private dining room.
Endive/beet salad great as was the special cerviche appetizer. Companion's filet perfect my veal chop special surprisingly inedible though may be due to my request for cooking it rare since the sauce and sides very good. Dessert likely from outside and dissappointing. Wine list incredibly short, standard, and cheap. Given the lack of business long pause between courses frankly inexcusable. Wait staff clearly trying but needs better supervision/training. Whomever in kitchen appears to be equally trying. If newly opened would say "give it a go and be patient" but this is a restaurant that needs an infusion of knowledgeable expertise and cash.

SS
ShenneS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love everything about this restaurant!

TE
vipTheExplorer
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and experience. The service is first class. David is fantastic and ensures our dining experience is exceptional. We love this restaurant & staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Great Service!

JW
JeffW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb and ther food delicious. I can't say enough boe much we enjoyed our meal.

CM
CarlaM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

While the dinner was tasty, upon arrival, the hostess had no personality.

Our evening was to celebrate my dad's 85th birthday, which I mentioned in the notes when I made the reservation.

Despite a 5:15 arrival for a 5:30 pm seating, they sat us in the area just off the staircase for private events, one of which soon broke up and another which started after we were seated a while. Noisy and distracting. Not a good first impression. Not sure why we were put there at the early arrival time either.

Water girl and waiter were excellent. Food was solidly good, but not for the prices.

We frequent fine dining establishments, so can say this does not qualify as such, and because the overall experience was that it was noisy and distracting, not to mention pricing was quite inflated, we will not be returning.

Would rather spend this amount at Scalini Fedeli in Chatham, where it will be a positive overall experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoyable. delicious octopus salad, roast chicken, chocolate cake and fabulous martinis.

C
Christo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday dinner. Service was outstanding. Food was incredible. Highly recommend!

JM
JMacD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was very personable and professional and food was very good.

LO
LisaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed food and atmosphere. Service was very good and everyone attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening.
Great food.
Impeccable service by Dave!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing… We went for Father’s Day they were very accommodating as well as great service

JO
vipJoyceO
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Duck breast was absolutely delicious! Tender and tasty. Dessert yummy. Noise level high. Will go back although not close to home.

R
Roz19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service; excellent food, great atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Menu on line looked interesting. The specials were fabulous. Great service. We ate outdoors under a tent in their parking lot. Not fancy, but comfortable and friendly. A definitive go back in the future

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, food was delicious, thank you!

RV
vipRanjeetV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Boulevard Five72 didn't disappoint. Tonight was a burger and cocktails kind of night and the burgers were cooked perfectly. Service was on point as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for all meals but Its become our go to brunch spot. The family style option is great! They’re always super accommodating and the staff is always friendly! We bring our kids as a treat for a “fancy brunch” and they go crazy over the beignets.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is extremely accommodating- specials were great - I had the halibut & shrimp ceviche which was absolutely delicious!! My sister had halibut dinner special which she loved. My brother’s NY strip was cooked to perfection. Filet Mignon was delicious as well.
Will definitely return.

L
Lauren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is good from fresh cocktail ingredients to perfect sauces to creative desserts. A great place for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to be back at one of my favorites in NJ!!! So happy that they weathered the “COVID STORM”!! The food , service and attention to detail was fabulous as always!! We loved the new menu and the dining room renovations!! Edwin was warm and welcoming and new exactly what to suggest. Can’t wait to return, and love the option of indoors or their new expanded outdoor tent.

J
vipJudypf1
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place of ours, pre pandemic, this was the first time in awhile! Seating in the wine room was fabulous - the service was perfect and everyone enjoyed their meals! A perfect night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience! So happy to see the upbeat vibe and diners more comfortable to be out. We shared the seafood platter and it was amazing. The seafood risotto was fabulous with an abundance of shrimp, lobster and scallops. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, we didn’t save room for dessert, next time. We will definitely be back!!!

MR
MRC1121
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food we ordered was very good but not worth the money. Also, could have had a bigger/more options on the lunch menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited for more than an hour for our food and ended having it packed to go because it was way too long to wait! Service was very slow

KD
vipKenD
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I guess Mother's Day is not a fair day to judge a restaurant- food was excellent, service was slow. The hostess was not particularly welcoming- seemed gruff. There were several staff members just walking around, not carrying anything- always a sin in a restaurant. Also, the dessert menu was not on the on-line app used for the rest of the menu, and was read to us by a masked server with a heavy accent- difficult to understand! The quality of the food made up for the shortcomings. My wife's corn chowder with shrimp and duck main course were delicious, as was my mushroom ravioli and seafood risotto .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I went here for Mother’s Day and it was the worst experience ever. my reservation was at 6:30, I got there at 6o’clock and I was not seated until 7 PM. when I approach the Indian lady to find out what was going on she was very nasty and rude. A few minutes after going off she sat us. the reviews are absolutely correct about this place. The food was Tasty, the staff was great, except it took over an hour for the food to arrive. I ordered the chicken and the waiter came back a few minutes later to say that the kitchen ran out of chicken, of all day so, I had to change to steak.

a
az280
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Went on a rainy Mother's Day. Food was excellent. Service not so much. Waiter was rushed and never came to see if we were happy or wanted anything else. We sat in a wet cold tent with puddles all around so our feet were pretty wet afterwards. We would have sat inside but music was very loud. Food was very good however.

SG
StanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Went there for Mother's Day - was a mistake. They had opened up additional seating and couldn't accommodate their clientele. It took us 2.5 hours to have lunch. Staff and kitchen were overwhelmed. On the plus side, most of the staff were very friendly despite the heavy load of stress and the food was very good. We are willing to give this restaurant a break as it was a holiday, but hopefully they'll learn from this experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day. After close to two hours, no food and was told they would pay for drinks and apps we had since wait was another 35min. Server was the worst. Management never came by so we left quietly and vent my frustration of blowing Mother’s Day for my wife and family for this post. Just a miserable experience and the service staff was anemic and kitchen was unprepared

JL
JaLiaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought my mom for Mothers Day brunch and she truly enjoyed the food. It was a prix fixe menu which included 5 starters and an entree. Everything was great. I'm looking forward to coming back just for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was over crowded and the staff was extremely flustered. The hostess did not greet us and immediately shooed us outside to the tent. The staff was not attentive and it took forever to place an order or get the attention of any staff for help.

P
Pgnbb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

What was once a promising Mother’s Day brunch
Turned into a very big disaster
We had 11:30 reservations for outside, nothing was available at that time and we were offered inside instead . The hostess was very nice and accommodating and we happier to be inside anyway as weather was changing.
The service was horribly slow, 1st served a bowl of fruit without cream as listed . Then after about a good 20 minutes 3 other shared plates came . Then lastly after 35 minutes the fifth and final shared plate finally arrived. Now it’s almost 1 o’clock, the place is jammed and the wait staff are scrambling all over the place.
We are waiting and waiting for our main course. And waiting some more only to be told just a few more minutes several times. Then a different server comes to our table to take our order! We were shocked to say the least . She then went to check and said it should be coming right out.
Waiting and waiting some more , now our original server comes and explains that our order ticket fell to the floor and the chef never saw it!!!! The chef is preparing our food now !!! It’s almost 1:30 at this time and finally our food arrived .
I will say everything was delicious but they were totally overwhelmed and probably ruined a few dozen families Mothers Day due to disappointment. Finally I would like to add that we never saw our server again and there were about 20 people waiting to be seated when we were finally freed to leave .

n
nonameatall
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It's understandable that with it being a holiday, it's going to be busy- but it just felt like our server, Blanca ? I believe, did not care about us at all. No check in to see if everything was alright- my son spilt a drink after the appetizers, all over the table and chair - not ONE person- out of how many came by and asked if everything was alright- I had to go out of my way to ask for a refill on beverages, from buss boys- and had to ask a buss boy to ask the kitchen for our entree's to go- and the bill. Did not see our server once, after our order was taken.
I would love to go again, but I would specifically request to not be served by her.

KW
KeithW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had to wait about 30 minutes beyond our reserved time, but the food was well worth it. The tartare appetizer and the seafood risotto were the best we have experienced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Seafood risotto is to die for. Too expensive for everyday lunch but special occasion lunch is perfect.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great brunch experience! Thank you to the incredible staff, especially our server Blanca.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Need to hire people who know what they are doing. Sad how great food goes downhill fast . Need to do more training!

FAQs

Boulevard Five72 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 709-1200.

Boulevard Five72 is rated 4.4 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.