Bobo's
Bobo's

Bobo's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boboquivaris.com/
  • Phone: 4154418880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Everyday including hoildays: 5pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Froncillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bobo's can accommodate 16-20 guests in "The Nook" and 30-36 guests upstairs. "Circo" can accommodate 22 guests. Unfortunately we are not able to book private parties on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisi Xiao 4154418880x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Van Ness Avenue
  • Public Transit: MUNI: 47, 49, 30
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking Is Available for our Guests.
A word from Bobo's
Bobo's is a stylish destination for the most exquisite steak and crab in the City. With antiqued red walls, colored glass light fixtures and tablecloths, the restaurant is like a plush Venetian jewel box. Executive Chef Andrea Froncillo has created a delectable menu that showcases his signature Italian-Asian fusion. The steak is USDA certified prime beef, dry-aged four to six weeks - longer than anywhere else on the West Coast! The crab is Dungeness, harvested from the Pacific Ocean and roasted in a savory garlic-butter sauce that is positively addicting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Bobo's reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)romantic (59)fit for foodies (56)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (39)notable wine list (33)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Go for the steaks
    JR322
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The steaks were great, though felt that the appetizers and sides we ordered (crab bruschetta, brussles sprouts and mac 'n cheese) all sort of missed the mark. But it is a steakhouse after all. We're there to eat meat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobos Steak House
    Steakman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food. Great service. A place to go when you would like to treat yourself, your friends or your significant other to a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion place
    Sirmunchalot
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a great special occasion place. Food was excellent, decor was different but grows on you in time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was perfect, but when I arrived they had my reservation down for 8:00pm even though OpenTable clearly stated 6:45pm. The Host was very nice and accommodated us at 6:45pm. Don't know if that was a glitch in the system or what!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    liketoeat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I got the bone in filet, medium rare, and it was fantastic. Definitely worth it and I recommend Bobo's to anyone looking for a good steak restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in SF
    BelgianTraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    One of the best steak house we ever had ! Amazing bread unfortunatly it was just half cut so it was hard to eat but definitely the best restaurant's bread ! There was no free side for the Filet-mignon wich surprise us.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We decided to try Bobo's for our Anniversary dinner, it was recommended by a friend. My husband loved the Yellow fin Carpaccio and we both said it was the Best fillet we had ever had....the Basil Martinis were great too, as was the wine list. We would definitely recommend this for any occasion. If you are booking for an anniversary, they have tables for two that are in little alcoves and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • maybe ill visit again
    notaluckynight
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    it was an ok visit that time i went, but the side order was to salty and to top it off our car got hit while under the responsibility of the valet attendant and restaurant. Not to happy about that but now i will think twice before visiting again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak and Crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I went her for my 30th Birthday with the inlaws and my husband and our son. We had the steak and crab, the mushrooms and tomatoe salad. Everything was beyond expectation. By far thee best in the bay. A definite unforgettable birthday dinner. Thanks Bobo's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious birthday dinner
    EatingGuru
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went here a few days ago to celebrate my husband's birthday. We all enjoyed such outstanding food (crab, shrimp, steaks, etc...). It was pricey with the ala carte menu, but all was truly delicious. Waitress was prompt but not hovering, as well as quite personable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Once Again
    Housen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Second time here, and once again everything was excellent. I don't do much comparing of steakhouses, but rather like to have one go-to place in each city I visit, and this is the one for SF.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I read some reviews prior to booking and was excited to try this restaurant. It was also recommended by a local as a hidden treasure. My son and I ordered the bone in NY strip and my wife the petite filet along with some sides. I have had better steaks at Outback steakhouse and my wife's filet looked like something off a kids menu. Now before you think I don't know anything, let me fill you in. I make special trips to eat at Peter Lugers in NY and have eaten at Pappas Bros. in Houston. Bobo's cannot scratch the surface of these places! My meal ended up being a waste of $260 tip incl. This doesn't include the taxi ride. Sorry, but NOT WORTH THE PRICE! Service was ok, but not what you would expect from a place like this.
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dined with a group of 6 so we were able to order ONE OF EVERYTHING!!! Nothing disappointed from appetizers, shell fish, sides, fish, STEAK, dessert, and wine/alcohol. I highly recommend Bobo's. It was really good. Bonus: they have a nice lounge two doors up the block where we enjoyed cocktails while we waited for our table. I will definitely come back for special occasions!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best steak in the world
    regulardiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The 49er or bone in filet are 2 of the best steaks in the world. A must for any steak fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food
    Biggada
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Booking online last minute was easy. Initially the table we were shown to was dark, however, when your eyes adjusted to the room it was pleasant, intimate and romantic for my wife and me. The service was very good. Having dined here four years ago I was keen to see if the restaurant had changed from the high standard I had experienced then. It had not. There was no lengthy delay with the meal and our steaks (I had the signature dish and my wife had the petite fillet mignon) were perfect. Great place for wine and steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    AH24
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've been to Bobo's 3 times, and each time the experience has been spot on. The 20 oz bone in filet has tremendous flavor. The lobster crostini, delicious, served with fresh mozzarella and avocado. Thick, juicy portobello mushrooms taste like a steak of their own. Wine list isn't gigantic but it's reasonably priced with notable California wines. Friendly, professional service from Eric and Ilsa. Bobo's does it right, don't miss out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie22
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food here was amazing. My boyfriend and I got the in-bone filet mignon and it was truly worth the price tag.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of Dark and Interesting...but
    WhatWorksForMe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Pretty average food. Reminds of the Brazenhead, but not nearly as good food. Large square bar scene and then tucked away tables that look fine for a date. For a place that prides itself on being a "steakhouse," average at best...seafood was just fair. Also ona very busy part of Lombard, and is the base of a Travelodge. Not a bad spot by any means, but it was definitely over hyped to me. Looked like a better place to eat at the bar.
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  • Not worth the money
    Surprised
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It was not what we expected. We expected an upscale high end restaurant. The dining area where we sat didn't lead to any private conversation as the tables next to us were either separated by a curtain between the table pushed against it and maybe 12 inches on the other side. The restaurant was very dark. That can be overlooked and just not what we wanted. But the major disappointment was in the quality of the steaks. My wife and I both got the filets and they both were not tender at all. I had sections that were fatty. Not good. I ordered my steak with au poivre but the waiter had no clue what that was. Given that it was a high end steak house, I was very surprised that that was the case. The steaks were definitely not worth the $40+.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal, enjoyed the evening
    Martini4u2
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have been to Bobo's about 5 times, never have had anything to complain about. The food is good, steaks are cooked right, and the filet is wonderful. We always have the double mussels-double crab as an appetizer, and it is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable celebration!
    CHresident
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Chose Bobo's for a celebration of my birthday despite reading some uneven reviews online. We were blown away by the quality of both the food and the service. Jorge was great. Friendly, helpful, not pushy and somehow figured out it was a celebration despite no one telling him it was. We weren't hurried at all. We stuck to the steaks on the menu as we prefer that to seafood. The steaks (petit filet, filet and bone-in filet) were perfectly cooked, flavorful and tender. The sides (brussel sprouts, mac and cheese, and twice baked potato) complimented the steaks perfectly. While we didn't order apps or salads, they looked delicious. We had a small taste of dessert as a gift from the restaurant, delicious. The "eclectic" interior was fun
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels are on point
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My favorite restaurant for mussels. Love them! Also, love their Filet mignon and their brussel sprouts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Started off with the taretare and single order of mussels which were both fantastic. For the main course got the bone-in filet (rare) which was easily the best I think I may have ever had. Reasonably priced compared to those other 'high end' steak houses. The filet here is to die for. Paired with the twice baked potato, you're set to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steaks in san francisco
    dragonwings
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    party of 3 on Monday night, we were seated right away and the table was wheelchair friendly as requested, but the cold breeze on my back from the front door had me in my jacket for the entire meal. Bread was good but needed butter. We ordered the Apple, walnut cranberry salad very good and enough to share, dressing was also used to dip the bread in. The porterhouse, bone in new york and, fillet. they were very good but suffered from cold plates my fillet had several fat ribbons running through it, the guys said while the steaks were very good, Ruth Chris steaks had better flavor and were more tender, I agree. Sides were incredible 2x baked potato big enough to share, mushrooms and Brussels sprouts needed a sizzling serving platter.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Just great once again. 20 oz bone in illegal. Fantastic service and the food accompanied the service quality. A+.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Top Choice for Steak
    VIPOpenTabler
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Their bone-in filet is the best in town. I've had birthday celebrations, romantic eves and work events here - all have been superb and well worth the expense. There are other top-notch restaurants in the city/bay are but the ones with consistent service, food, wine/drinks are rare... Bobo remains a fave on my list for a reason. We've had Theo and other servers - all great. Theo's tip: order the deluxe seafood sampler plate - had more items so gave something for everyone and good portions of each vs. ordering shrimp and crab separately. He was right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    Minnette
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We've been going to Bobo's for about 10 years. It's always a great evening. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and you can tell they like their job. Food is great - we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak in San Francisco
    bvincesf
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Steak. The Crab. That is what you need to know. Bobo's is amazing and what surf and turf is all about. The wine list is excellent, cocktails are well made, and the staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobo's for aniversary
    SHELLIEJELLIE
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Normally the service is great, but can't say this for this time. The waiter was polite, but seemed distracted and too busy. Also, the business groups seemed to be getting served first and at a faster pace. Also, we had to find someone to get the A1 and catsup. The yams were not hot. Service has been better, much better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to celebrate my daughters' 21st birthday. It was wonderful,everything. The food,service, and the room. It was expensive but well worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Meal - Two Thumbs Up!
    Ronstopable1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The steak and crab was amazing! I cannot explain in words how juicy and perfectly cooked the steak was. The appetizers were wonderful as well. Me and my spouse enjoyed the meal and the service. I will go again most defefinitely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winning
    hapagirl004
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Bobo's is a sure thing is you want great food, wine & service. It's the holy trinity. Go there. Now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old-school steak and crab
    RL0080
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Bobo's and we liked it very much. We had a great waiter who was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. We ordered their signature bone-in filet and it was very good. We would both return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in the City
    ADMo
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is without doubt the best steak in the city. The lobster bisque is pretty good also, as is the home made bread, mac and cheese and crab. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobo's
    PartyAnimal
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Fabulous steak and seafood. Steak cuts like butter and is cooked to perfection. Quirky Venetian décor and odd sized rooms on different levels. Nice bar and friendly bartender. Very expensive however.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Jillbean
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Bobo's was recommended to us by a close friend. Our experience was a very good one. We were seated immediately and our waitress paid close attention to our needs. The food was amazing. We will visit Bobo's again the next time we are in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobo's
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Love their mussels and Steak. Great flavor. For the sides, my favorite are their Brussel sprouts. And the Mango dessert is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine
    RCali
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Portobello Mushrooms were very good and I would suggest them to go along with your steaks. I wouldn't say my steak was better or worse than any other steak I've had at top restaurants but it certainly wasn't the best I've ever had. If you do get the bone-in filet I suggest getting it at least Medium as opposed to the suggested Medium Rare. The bone really keeps it moist and medium rare is very rare for the bone-in steaks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was by far one of the best steaks I have ever had hands down. The sides were good as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    we came friday evening with intention to have relaxed diner. we were out in 50 minutes. we even did not have time finish our salads when the stakes arrived.the waiter did not leave us alone and was rushing with everything. very disappointed. for the prices they charge they have to give you more time.felt like a fast food restaurant.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate