Dinners were better than expectedOur steaks were cooked perfectly. The bread is , of course, wonderful crusty sourdough baked downstairs. You can watch the process through the window or book a tour. The bakers made little loaves shaped like animals and gave them to children on the tour. We expected a tourist-trap with meh food. We were pleasantly surprised. Eat in the dining room upstairs!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFun dinner and Beautiful ViewWe were just in town a few days on vacation. We had a fun dinner and the place has a beautiful view. The mussles were great as was my dinner. Everything did come out pretty quickly so there's wasn't much time between appetizers and dinner but we were looking to get moving so it wasn't a problem for us.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful & exceeded expectations!Food was great! Service superior! Very memorable! Would return at the first opportunity and would highly recommend it to others!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bread, great restaurantEverything was just perfect. Bread bowl of clam chowder was some of thebest I've had. Highly recommend.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely atmosphere and great serviceI let the restaurant know via Opentable that I was hosting dignitaries from another country. They were very courteous and patient, and should know that they really represent customer service in the U.S. at its best. Thanks!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth stopping byMy husband and I took a trip up to San Francisco recently and made reservations at Boudin. The atmosphere in the restaurant was great and the service was wonderful. The sourdough bread was amazing, as was to be expected, but my husband was disappointed by the clam chowder. He did, however, really enjoy the Sauvignon Blanc that our waiter suggested. It is a bit on the pricey side but definitely worth a visit.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA+ Food // D- ServiceThe clam chowder was EXCELLENT! A must have!! While it was dinner time - I really wanted to try the Chocolate Lava Cake so I had the sour dough turkey club. It was real turkey chunks - no deli turkey!
I had white wine - it was good - my partner had red and he commented it was great.
He had the trio fish tacos - he said the shrimp taco was the best!
Chocolate lava cake was good - had a strawberry after taste - weird. No chocolate oozing out of the middle so kinda of a let down.
Brandt was our server and rused through our first course - then tried to deliver our entrees too quick - then he ran the dishes twice before finally letting us alone.
Once we got our entrees it was great.
A must try - avoid Brandt!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat viewsGreat views of pier 39 and Alcatraz from the second floor. The service was great and they gave very generous portions. We had made a reservation, but we arrived a little early and it was no problem. They also have an interesting museum for you to look through while you wait.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBay views -Bistro Boudin is a nice change of pace for restaurants along Fisherman's Wharf with Bay views - it is clean, new and quiet. Plus the food very good and is varied (seafood and beef) the prices are reasonable, the service is personal, very nice ambiance. Highly recommended. It is not Gary Danko's but much better than Kulettos for price, service and quality. Don't let the downstairs café with its crowds and bustle put you off - upstairs is an oasis along the Wharf.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat bread and great viewWe were happy with our choice for late lunch. Had a bread bowl with soup. Yum. A little loud but a great meal and a nice view if you book your table on line. We were seated immediately. Treated very well.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSourdough Gnocchi Al PestoThis was my second time visiting Bistro Boudin and I came back to try something new. I ordered the Sourdough Gnocchi al pesto with Lobster. Unfortunately, i had a hard time finding the lobster? The pieces were so small that i almost complained but thankfully the French Onion soup was filling. The soup was packed with rich flavors and would have loved to get a seconds. My boyfriend ordered the New York Strip and it was cooked perfect and just the right size. I will definitely be back to try something else on the menu. The 4 star service was for the gentleman at the front desk that checked me in. When I arrived the reservation didn't show on his computer but he looked at my android to verify.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Boudin Has It All!Bistro Boudin is a favorite that we visit every time we are in town. The food is amazingly good and is on par with 5 star, upscale restaurants! The Calamari is made fresh, filled with flavor and is not greasy or oily at all! The clam chowder bread bowl is unrivaled and is tastier than any we have tried. The service is amazingly fast and friendly regardless of how busy they get (we were there for Memorial Day Weekend!). To top of the great food and service, they have some of the best views in the city where you can have a nice lunch or dinner while watching the boats, sea life and even Alcatraz Island!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSan Francisco styleThis restaurant shows off many of reasons that make San Francisco special: creative dishes that use local ingredients, an ambience that recalls the gold rush era, and a bay view. Some of my favorite items on the menu are: smoked salmon & bacon club, sourdough pizza, basil gimlet, fresh oysters, and a generous crab feast. The Caesar salad is perfect and the fries are very tasty even when cooled and and taken home as leftovers. And, of course, Boudin's sourdough bread (my favorite) is served in generous quantities. This restaurant is my reason to brave the crowds at Fisherman's Wharf.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinerWe made reservations, because I had no idea how crowded it would be on a Sunday afternoon. We were seated promptly with a nice view of the bay. It was busy, but it wasn't too loud and we could enjoy a nice conversation over a delicious dinner.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice romantic dinerVery nice diner with view of Alcatraz. Food was very good, not perfect, but very hard to beat for the price even at 130$ for 2 with just a beer.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Dan, was veryOur waiter, Dan, was very knowledgable of the menu and offered suggestions of what to try. The food was brought out very quick, and the overall atmosphere made the evening very enjoyable.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ViewsTable by the window was awesome! Service was very good.
Waiter was very attentive but spoke very
quickly and in low tones...making it necessary
to ask him to repeat himself a few times.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bread bowl chowders areThe bread bowl chowders are awesome!!
Crab cakes very tasty as well.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!I did not attend myself but had the reservation put in for the in-laws and some cousins from out of town. They did an excellent job as always and I am proud to say if you are heading to the wharf Boudin is the way to go!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a colleague from FranceTook a colleague from France who was in San Francisco for the first time. Although the wharf is touristy Bistro Boudin is a great spot.
Nice wine list, fish was good and great service from our waiter, Carl.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to get out ofGreat place to get out of the tourist fray...above the roar of fishermans warf, but still be able to watch from above, the boats coming in and out.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and nice view.Great service and nice view. Of course we enjoyed nice oysters and cioppino, a local SanFransisco stew!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went with our 10 and 8We went with our 10 and 8 year old children, who don't eat like typical kids, but still like to see familiar dishes. Everything we had was DELICIOUS! The goat cheese, roasted tomato and pesto appetizer was SO good. I would definitely recommend this as a nice night out, with great food, beautiful views of the waterfront and good service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSet on the Waterfront butSet on the Waterfront but not quite. Your view overlooks the parking lot first.known for their bakery and bread. Oysters were yummy.capable of serving large numbers but doesn't feel crowded. Upstairs is more exclusive4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at the Bistro BoudinDining at the Bistro Boudin was great! We are back at home and my husband is still talking about the crab soup bowl. I love the clam chowder soup bowl and the smell of fresh bread being baked below definitely helps the ambiance.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great viewGreat food and great view of Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoyed our time here.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHas a wide variety of menuHas a wide variety of menu items. Something for everyone's wallet. It's pretty noisy though. Beautiful view!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, serviceThe food was delicious, service was awesome, and view was awesome4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBoudin Bistro was so goodBoudin Bistro was so good that we went back for dinner again the next night.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view is fantastic andThe view is fantastic and the food is excellent. A nice way to spend a leisurely dinner overlooking the bay.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to take folksGreat place to take folks that have never been to the city before.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEasterMy family enjoyed a late rainy Easter lunch. The chioppino, and crab and shrip pizza were tasty. Risotto needed a do over, and second attempt was greasy. Bunny shaped bread for kids was a great hit. For some reason they were out of sugar for tables, even though we could see stacks of sugar in factory. Go figure. Creme brulee weas tthe hit of the day.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe reservation was on time.The reservation was on time. The service and food were excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much and even stopped back for breakfast the next day.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great service.Good food, great service. Fun & touristy if you're okay with that. Not exactly a foodie's paradise but good solid dishes and yummy desserts.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great lunch, goodWe had a great lunch, good bottle of wine and a great view. We like to come every time we visit San Francisco.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchThis restaurant is great. Outside you can see bakers making bread and when you walk upstairs into the restaurant you can feel their unique ambiance. Food was good with big portions. The service was also wonderful. We had a booth seat by the window and it was quiet and we felt secluded. There was the view of Pier 43 and the USS Pampanito. I would come here again.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a local's recommendationWent on a local's recommendation , and liked it so much we went two nights in a row. Excellent service from the moment you walk in, and after two nights of menu sampling we could find nothing that was less than awesome. Will definitely return..3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!This is a wonderful restaurant. I had a 7:30 res on a Saturday night and was seated by 7:40 (and it was busy). Restaurant has great views of the wharf. Service was excellent. Not overbearing, but friendly and stealthy...she was asking if I needed a fresh drink before I realized I did and seem to appear just when I wanted her to. The food was wonderful. This is the second time I've been here and both times I've ordered the fried calamari appie, LOVE it! Everything we ordered was excellent. Cooked beautifully and was fresh and delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server John was greatOur server John was great - very personable and knowledgeable about the menu.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBread Bowl.I wanted seafood and clam chowder in a bread bowl. As cheesy as it sounds. Boudin did both of those things perfectly. Thank you!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great exceptEverything was great except our server was terrible. We waited and waited and had to ask the buss boy to get our waiter. He was not frienldy and didn't deliver as we ord
We've been to BB many times and this was the 1st time we had such bad service which ruined what would have been a wonderful meal.12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMWe had a chance to try thisWe had a chance to try this restaurant while visiting San Francisco. The staff was wonderfull and made us feel right at home.11/25/2012 12:00:00 AM