Oh wow! Talk about some quality soul food! BLVD Bistro is a neighborhood favorite for what one might call “crafted American soul” food. Head Chef Carlos Swepson grew up in Natchez, Mississippi living, breathing, cooking food. His favorite shows were that of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. He was always experimenting with different tastes and became known in his town for being a great chef. Before opening BLVD, Swepson worked at some of the top restaurants around and worked alongside some of the greatest in the business. After more than 20 years in the culinary industry, it was time for him to open his own restaurant.
With the help of his lovely wife Markisha, the pair opened BLVD in hopes of bringing high-quality soul food with a little twist of American classics to the area. Many of the dishes are classic American dishes with a soul-food take. He does this so decadently that it practically seems like a whole new world. The biscuits are made to order so you know you’ll be getting the best of the best when it comes to taste, quality, and freshness. Another favorite is the French toast which is topped with caramelized banana’s, Frangelico butter, and powdered sugar. A third unbelievable dish is the seven-cheese macaroni topped with Applewood smoked bacon. Talk about a flavor explosion!
Another thing that makes BLVD so special is the experience that is provided by Chef Swepson himself. He loves to come out to the dining area and personally check on guests. This makes you feel like you are extra special and that you are dining in an establishment made specially for you. This personalized touch shows how much the chef cares about his customers and cares about feedback for constant improvement. BLVD Bistro is one of the top restaurants in the area and worth checking out. Keep in mind that it can get a bit pricey, but in my book, the food and the experience make it entirely worth it.
Here's the addres: 239 Lenox Avenue @ 122nd St
239 Lenox Avenue @ 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 239 Lenox Avenue @ 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027