After taking the Upper East Side by storm, opening three bakeries across the neighborhood in less than a year’s time, French pastry chef Julien Khalaf is expanding his footprint here once again. Julien Boulangerie is set to open a new restaurant with a full menu and featuring plenty of seating later this month. The best part is that it’ll be really easy to find.
That’s because the new 40-seat bistro– 20 inside, 20 outside– will actually start serving lunch and weekend brunch inside Chef Julien’s newest boulangerie— the French word for bakery— which opened in mid-July and is located at 1247 Third Avenue, between East 71st and 72nd Streets.
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A sidewalk shed covers the Third Avenue storefront, but step inside the upscale bakery and you’re greeted by a fully-stocked display case features a spread of sugary and savory fresh-baked pastries, in addition to a wide variety of macarons.
The new bistro-within-the-bakery is expected to open on September 22nd, and will offer waiter service along with with a simple French menu for lunch and weekend brunch, featuring a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches for customers, in addition to Chef Julien’s tasty desserts. Beer and wine will also be available.
Julien Boulangerie opened its first location in Park Slope, Brooklyn in December 2020, and quickly expanded to the Upper East Side with a total three locations.
In addition to Third Avenue boulangerie-bistro, you’ll find Chef Julien’s other bakeries at 1375 Madison Avenue, at East 96th Street, and 1431 York Avenue, at East 76th Street.