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
145 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (60)fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (38)notable wine list (30)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best steak house in SF
    oldtdevil
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You come here for one reason - the filet minion. Petit, bone-in or super - medium rare as they suggest. It will be the best steak you will eat. And of course you'll indulge in the starters and sides - steak tartare, yellowtail carpaccio, roasted Brussels sprouts, twice baked potato... The menu is small, but mighty. And save room for dessert. The dessert menu varies. This time we had the chocolate bomb, blood orange sorbet and panne cotta. There wasn't a drop left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have crab, filet mignon and boned in New York strip. All are fair, nothing to rave about. The one and only thing going for this restaurant is the free valet parking service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2bad
    2bad
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Disinterested service and my steak was hastily plopped down on the table hitting my wine glass.Rude and no apology. Filet with bone was tasty as advertised but seemed like it was pan fried in a ton of butter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, good steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Noisy restaurant with lack luster service. The food is expensive, so your paying for the quality of the steak but not the quality of the service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    But be prepared to wait an hour even with reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is our second time here. We have friends that visit from Colorado every year and it was requested we go back to Bobo's because it was so good last time. Great steaks, great drinks and service is friendly and knowldgable. See you next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant is on a busy street, the view is not great. We made a reservation for a table by the window on the 2nd floor but when we got there we were told that the tables are already reserved for a party. We still got a table close to the window but I think we could have done better somewhere else for the price we paid for our meal. I asked for olive oil and balsamic vinegar to use with the bread, what was served to me had a very very bad taste and I'm very accustomed to the way it should taste. Must have been very very old since is normally not offered, only if you ask for it. The steak was good but the sides not so good. The baked potato didn't taste good, had too much stuff on it. Just a plain baked potato will have been much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my girlfriend here recently for her birthday, and we had a great time. The food was outstanding, and te restaurant had a great vibe. The restaurant has much more character than your typical steakhouse. I will definitely come back here for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an overly anxious and rather annoying host to start us off. Great steaks and service from the wait staff helped with that. What I thought was a somewhat uninspired mac and cheese. Good overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat eater
    Fargolung
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Simple menu. Emphasis on top quality steak prepared perfectly. Wonderful service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food. "Meh" service & ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The title says it all. Food was good, but the service and ambiance is a bit tired. Definitely in need of a face lift sometime soon. The service was pretty slow too. I'll still come back because of the food but management should probably look at making some changes sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30 minutes
    Alexav2m
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took to prospective clients here for what I had hoped would close the final deal. Despite our reservation we still had to wait 30 minutes. It put a huge damper on what would otherwise been a great evening. I felt bad for the host. The manager was actually a little rude. Our waitress a young brunette girl was fantastic. Bone in filet was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    wanttocruise
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our party of 4 had the mussels, shrimp & crab appetizer. Would probably just go with mussels and crab which were great. Then on to the bone-in filet which is their signature dish. Combine this with friendly service and you have a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spotty service
    Reno00
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very romantic atmosphere but due to the numerous smaller rooms, the noise level is very high. The service is less than adequate. My steak was ordered medium and came back very rare. It took over 5 minutes (which is a lifetime when waiting for even a glimpse of your waitress) to tell the waitress my issue and then it seems as though she really didn't care. No apology. Too many other great places in SF to give them another chance. I hope I just caught them on a bad night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just WHAT is a "foodie"
    Mine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I am ashamed of myself for having missed going to Bobo's for so long! I do not know if they have the best steak in San Francisco/California/or the United States. If they do not have the best, then it is right there with whatever is. FANTASTIC Surf and Turf with the bone-in filet and the half crab. The onion rings are very nicely sized. I even remarked how good the blue cheese for the blue cheese salad is--and there were even cheese chunks that could be eaten!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kellee
    FineDiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is a great little spot that you can go to in jeans, as a romantic date or for a less formal business dinner. The actual restaurant is very eclectic, typical San Fran neighborhood spot. Not an upscale snobby place by any means. The waitress we had was great. The kind of service where they appear when you really need something rather than constantly hovering or interrupting. But the best part of the night was the absolutely amazing food. I had the lobster curry soup which was incredible. Then they delivered the filet on a bone. Ok...I'm not just saying this. I think this was the best steak I've ever had. Perfectly seasoned and literally melted in your mouth. No need for a steak knife, your butter knife was all that was necessary!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner worth the wait
    weenjoydiningout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We made a reservation for 8:15pm on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. We had to wait a little over half an hour in the bar before we were seated at a table. My husband does not eat steak or shellfish but he really enjoyed the basa filet. I eat red meat on occasion and enjoyed the filet mignon and half crab. Our wine selections were lovely. Will come again when ready for another big feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kkaicemouse
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ambiance and service were wonderful. steak was undercooked. Mac and cheese was the worst I have ever had. Crab and shrimp a greasy mess. I really wish the food had matched the service and adorable setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You must eat here!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Recommended by our SF friends, we went to Bobo's to celebrate my SO birthday. What a wonderful experience! We started out at the bar - drinks were delicious. Our dinner was amazing - I was wishing I had a bigger stomach to eat more, haha! We shared the bone-in filet with crab and a side of brussels sprouts. We can't wait to go back the next time we are in SF!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!!!
    Foodie1981
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Try to get here at least once a month.....although they are known for their steaks......the mussels and crab are excellent!!!! The salads, especially the Caesar and Baby Bleu are spool good! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobo's Restaurant
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Quality of food is outstanding; howerver, price of good is offensive. I would not return based solely on pricing. There are too many other great steak options in SF that are priced properly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Once again a great meal at Bobo's! The bone in steak is the way to go and I loved the chard and also the panne cotta. Its always a little warm in there so dress in layers. The wine list is not so great....bring your own!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Veeery expensive steak. There are better steak houses that charge less.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Happy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a great time with wonderful service and tasty food. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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!
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    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!!
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    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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    • 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