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Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro

Boulevard Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://blvdbistro.com
  • Phone: (916) 685-2220
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Bret Bohlmann
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Debora (916) 685-2220

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parkig lot behind restaurat, access from 3rd Aveue
A word from Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro is a quaint upscale fine dining restaurant located in a 1908 bungalow style home.
Best known for our Regional American Cuisine and direct focus on Californias Foothill Wines with a list of over 50 selections. We embrace locally grown produce; fresh vegetables grown in the central valley, locally raised meat, and seafood from the cold waters of the coast of Northern California.

Bret Bohlmann, chef and owner, is a 1998 graduate of the California Culinary Academy. After several years of experience in the Bay area Bret has returned home to Elk Grove to open one of Elk Grove's finest restaurants.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my date there for her birthday. Scoured the Internet for the perfect restaurant. I found it. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was just as equal. I had the rib eye, which was the best prepared steak I ever had. My date had the lamb shanks, which was phenomenal. I been in EG for 28 years, how did I miss this gem of a restaurant? Thank you Boulevard Bistro for the most perfect dining experience in my life. Your staff should be commended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am not the reviewing type at all but this place certainly warrants some high praise. Everything we had was delicious and the service was too notch without being stuffy like some finer establishments can be. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A travel service .com rates this restaurant and #1 for Elk Grove, which is why I choose it. Slightly disappointed - not impressive wine list especially in the Zin. area. Our table for 2 was right next to one of the two unisex bathrooms with a view of the kitchen door. The food prices are higher than shown thru the OpenTable - salmon was $20.00, and speaking of price...be sure to check every line on your check before leaving as we were charged for 2 drinks we never ordered or drank (which was removed when mentioned.) The following evening we dined at The Brick House also in Elk Grove, this spot was rated #2 by the other .com web site - we enjoyed it more and this wine list offered four different Zins. by the glass all from local wineries."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Overall, it was a lovely dining experience. It is a small restaurant, an older home converted into a restaurant with a small menu for Sunday brunch. The selections were nicely varied and perfectly sufficient. The shrimp & grits was almost perfect...it was just a little spicy. The eggs benedict was delicious as were the sparkling wine variations. The simplicity in decor was actually refreshing & added to the quaint ambiance. It was a perfect choice for an intimate brunch. The service was delightful as well. Waitstaff were attentive & responsive but not intrusive. I will recommend the establishment to others."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a refurbished and well-decorated older home in Elk Grove. Initially, we had to wait about 15 minutes for our table to be set up, however it was well worth with the wait. The wedge lettuce salad was uniquely well presented and the buttermilk dressing was quite flavorful. I had a glass of Michael David's "Petite Petit," which went especially well with our entrées."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Where else can you get perfectly cooked Salmon or Lamb for $18 a plate. Even the Filet Mignon is a bargin at $36"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Foods are always good. Our little family of four like to celebrate all like of special occissions there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the service was great. Waiters and waitress's were very attentive and had excellent attitudes. The food was utterly amazing and I wish I could go back"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I brought a friend visiting from out of town here. She remembered being here a few years ago. Every dishes from beet salad, salmon and tuna entries to lemon souffle were perfect in taste, presentation and texture! Thanks Chef Bret and your staff for making our "dress up" girls night a special one. =)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Best restaurant in elk grove. Our meal was lovely but I just didn't like the frog legs that were in the menu. All of our other dishes were awesome. Enjoy your meal!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was our second outing to Boulevard Bistro and was exceptional as the first. the attention to detail is world class. And it's right here in our backyard so to speak. Exceptional!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Every bite of every plate is worth savoring. Have lots!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Boulevard Bistro. We enjoyed the full dining experience. Beginning with two appetizer plates, salads, dinner entres, dessert, and two bottles of wine! The food, the service, and the ambiance were all wonderful! We highly recommend Boulevard Bistro. It's worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "You will always receive a delicious meal at Boulevard Bistro. No need to battle traffic and parking in Sac when you have this gem in Elk Grove."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food, good service, one our favorite places Never fails to impress"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed. Always an outstanding dining experience. The best restaurant around. We drive from Modesto just to eat here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here a few times for brunch and dinner and it is our favorite place to have a romantic dinner. Great food great staff great service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great place, food and service. Best place to eat in the area"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It is always an exceptional treat to dine in this quaint restaurant, whether it be for brunch, lunch, or dinner. The dishes are always delectable and the service is always 5 star!! Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "With an abundance of chain restaurants in the city, this neighborhood gem is a must! Perfect for a special occasion or date night. We started with two appetizers (Bone Marrow and Burrata), then continued with salads (Frisee and Beet). Both appetizers and salads were absolutely delicious and the portion sizes were spot on. For our main courses we ordered the Rib Eye and the Pig Cheeks - both were phenomenal! Dessert was delicious as well. A great dining experience does not happen without great service. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our reservations were at 6:45 and we didn't leave the restaurant until 10 - it's a true food experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful spot and our waiter, Michael, could not have been better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have heard about this place for some time now, but just never got to taking my wife here. One of my bigger disappointments. We were warmly greeted, seated promptly, and well cared for. The food was amazing! I will make this a favorite for special times with my wife again and again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a fantastic setting for a romantic dinner or special occasion. The atmosphere is laid back and welcoming. Delicious food and great wine selection. We had our first anniversary dinner there and the setting and staff were delightful! HIGHLY recommend!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to Blvd. Bistro several times and the food and service is always excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Special 45th anniversary dinner. Michael was geat in explaining menu and being patient for us to place our orders while we waited for our wine to breath a bit, after he had assisted in the wine selection. We don't dine out much in Sacto area other than burgers and brew and pizza, most of our dining out is in Pacific Grove or Portland. Boulevard Bistro is a wonderful place for an enjoyable dining experience and great food...right here in Elk Grove!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our first visit!! And we'll be back!! Food was fantastic!! Thank you for a great evening!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The potatoes that came with my filet mignon dinner where hard .. not cooked! My crème brûlée had burnt sections on top .. disappointing because I've been there in the past and it was much better, I used to recommend this restaurant as a neighborhood gem. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Brunch--good food; great service; fine-dining atmosphere without being pretentious. Loved the coffee in the French press at the table. Fantastic Bloody Mary. The service and presentation were outstanding. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We loved the food and the service. A bit pricey for Elk Grove since we were from the Bay Area. But will definitely be back when we are in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Boulevard Bistro and it was for a special occasion. We wanted to surprise a special friend with a fine dinner somewhere we had not been. The Boulevard Bistro provided us just what we were looking for. The ambiance is relaxing and comfortable, charming but not stuffy. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding and beautifully served. We had wedge and beet salads and filet steaks, all of which were done to perfection. This restaurant is a gem! We have already told several people about it, and we will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Best food in SAC. Prefect restaurant for a special occasion. Staff was excellent"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great place. This has been our favorite since it opened. The food is consistently good and Chef Bret is an amazing and kind individual."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We finally made it a point to stop into this great little Elk Grove resturant. The best location for an upscale meal in Elk Grove. A must try for anyone who enjoys a great meal. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The waiter was the best. He was friendly, seemed to be there when we wanted something, and had the answers. He didn't rush us and was very pleasant. The food was great. I had salmon that I requested be medium rare. It was perfect: cooked on the outside and rare inside. My friend was very satisfied also. BB is a converted home and still retains the warm atmosphere of a home, with fantastic food. It is quiet, which is just what we wanted. We like to converse without having to shout. It was a lovely experience!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I went there with my mom & my two daughters for Mother's Day. We all enjoyed everything. I will go again for sure. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place is a bit pricy but worth it. It cost 150 for 3 people but it was well worth it. The service was great and the food was amazing and was cooked very well. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our first visit to Boulevard Bistro. Small well appointed room. Reminded me a bit of the former Slocum House in Fair Oaks, but smaller. Moderate noise level. Short menu but everything looked interesting. Had the braised pork cheeks and my companion had the filet. Both salads and entrees were first rate, as was the service. The wine list was fairly short but had a nice variety.Definitely a keeper. My only complaint of the ambiance was people taking pictures of their food and texting them. That's not the restaurant's fault though. It's just rude."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My lady friend and I were looking forward to a romantic dinning experience and the evening surpassed all expectations. It was our first time at Boulevard Bistro. It had been recommended by a good friend whom had mentioned a great evening there a few weeks earlier. My fiancé had the fillet and I had the salmon, then we shared. Everything was exceptionally prepared and totally delicious. The service was very attentive but not intrusive; just right. We are already planning our next evening there. We both have experienced fine dinning; we are well traveled and the dinning experience is a main source of recreation. Boulevard Bistro competes with the very best we have ever experienced. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "All three meals were cooked perfectly, rib eye, salmon and filet mignon. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dinner of appetizers with champagne was very good. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014