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Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro

Boulevard Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://blvdbistro.com
  • Email: boulevardbistro@frontiernet.net
  • 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
  • "As always Boulevard Bistro delivers on service, flavors and presentation. Filet Mignon was spot on as was my wife's Tenderloin. Eric was delightful as our waiter with excellent advice and suggestions."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, food, atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Can't recommend this more for great food and ambiance plus great servers, obviously well trained. Go!!!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This was our (wife & myself) first time at this place. We have driven by hundreds+ of times and had never noticed it before. The food was little on the "pricy"side, but was truly different and cooked to perfection. We will diffidently try it again for dinner."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been to Boulevard Bistro many times and every time the Food, Service, Ambience has been outstanding. We'll continue to go back. It's a great place considering the "mostly chain" Elk Grove."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always a favorite restaurant and this Sunday Brunch was no exception. Superb food and service makes you feel special. We look forward to every visit.."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We read about this on Open Table and decided to take a chance as all the reviews were good. We were not dissatisfied. The wine list was a bit pricery but the food was not,"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Once again, the Boulevard Bistro in Old Town Elk Grove did not disappoint. Everything was excellent -- the food was better than delicious, the servers were knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and enjoyed the service immensely. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Once again Boulevard Bistro provided great food and service. Lamb shank is a favorite and the pork chop was equally tasty. The appetizer shared was soft shelled crab, outstanding! Bread pudding and crime brûlée topped the meal. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great dining experience! Fine dining and great service in a cozy comfortable atmosphere. If you have a chance to dine here, do it! You will be happy you did. Food and service is their forte..wine list could be improved. Corkage is reasonable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What a cute little gold mine in Elk Grove. Our experience was wonderful. Will will recommend this restaurant to our friends. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "First time there and was very inpress by every thing. Was comfortable, relaxed & enjoyed a wonderful dinner Everyone who worked there was great, Thanks for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Quaint and quiet bistro. Nice for a small group. The food and service are consistently great. Nice wine list too!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have visited Boulevard Bistro on multiple occasions. It has always exceeded expectations and at very reasonable prices. We have been to more expensive restaurants and found their food and service of less quality than at Boulevard Bistro. It is our favorite restaurant in Elk Grove."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Boulevard Bistro was recommended to us and we thought we would give it a shot. We were pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. The food was excellent with plenty of choices. The service was outstanding! Everyone who we came into contact was outgoing and friendly. Great ambience. Looking forward to another dinner at the Bistro."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always lots of great choices, some very original to us that we have not had elsewher but are mainstream items as opposed to some chefs desires to get us to eat weird stuffed bugs or similiar items. Great presentation and a romantic restaurant. It is my favorite over the rest of Sacramento."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It never fails every time I come here I get an exceptional dinning experience and anyone I bring is a fan! A win-win!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Impeccably prepared food, always delicious. I have never had a disappointing dish here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Boulevard Bistro is always accommodating, on this particular evening a party of 5 of us were waited on by server Michael. He provided us with excellent knowledge of the food and an overall wonderful experience. We had 3 different appetizers and 5 different entree's, all of which were exquisite. Chef Bret always does an excellent job and has the best pork chop I have ever tasted. Can't wait to come back and dine again!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, but a bit pricey for Elk Grove area."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. Romantic atmosphere and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food. Outstanding Bloody Mary's. we really enjoyed our brunch."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We absolutely love Boulevard Bistro and have never been disappointed. The food and service are superb, and the ambiance is quiet and classy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Boulevard Bistro is worth every single penny! Food is always wonderful and service is perfection!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "You know how you go to some restaurants and have a great meal and everything works and you go back and the second visit doesn't measure up? Each meal here Is like that first one, it doesn't disappoint. The food is inventive without being wacky, delicious, and beautifully presented. The dining rooms are small, but that limits the noise and allows servers to be on top of everything. I only wish that it weren't a 40-minute drive from home. Maybe it's good that it's not closer, I'd be there every week."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Lovely is the word I used several times during our two hours at Boulevard Bistro. This lovely little house turned restaurant was so quaint with its warm candle light and perfectly set tables just close enough to meet a fun couple and have some nice conversation between courses. Our cheese plate was lovely with our wine pairing...our wedge salad was perfect...and our entrees were fabulous--my bouillabaisse and his filet mignon. The loveliest finishing touch--warm apple strudel with vanilla gelato...heavenly! We were there because of a gift certificate received for Christmas (thank you!)...we look forward to returning again. You should visit the Boulevard Bistro...and have yourself a lovely experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took a group of co-workers here and everyone one complimented me on the food, presentation, and value. I heard from a few it was the best they had ever had! Everyone said they would comeback with there significant other very soon. It was a huge win!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great to have a local non-chain higher end restaurant in our community led by a local family . Small but elegant selection of entrees . All staff and owner welcoming. Would like a little more of side dishes. Overall a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Once again, we had a wonderful dinner at Boulevard Bistro. The food and service are exemplary, it remains my go-to place for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "There is no better place to go in Elk Grove & South Sac, let alone Sac as a whole. The food is always outstanding, fresh, served at the right temp, and timely. We had the filet and the lamb; both were good sized portions and tender, full of flavor. We started with the soup (puree of sweet potato and other veggies) and the meatballs (the best you will ever have). Dessert was the special blueberry cobbler w vanilla ice cream and pressed coffiee. Perfect ending to an outstanding dinner. Service is also outstanding; everyone covers for eachother, bread is brought out timely, dishes cleared quickly, food served for both os us at the same time. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Chef offers quite an impressive menu. Small intimate dining."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The food tasted great, the only complaint I had was that the accompanying vegetables were pretty meagre. I had Yukon mashed potatoes with my fillet mignon and there were barely two mouthfuls and only two asparagus spears."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Boulevard Bistro. Friends had recommended and were going for a special occasion. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and ended up waiting 40 minutes for our table. We understand that it is a small restaurant and they couldn't kick people out. They gave us some champagne while we waited which made it more tolerable. They also decanted our red wine. Once we sat down it was fantastic. Our waiter Aron was great, very attentive as well as the other staff that night. Food was very good, steaks cooked perfectly. Will definitely go back especially for the banana bread pudding - OMG good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Boulevard Bistro. As usual, the food was amazing! Excellently prepared and beautifully presented. The staff are very attentive and extremely pleasant. The only hiccup was that I received the wrong to go box. I had a pork chop sandwich with gruyere cheese topped with an egg over easy... scumptious! But too big for me to finish. When I got home, it turned out that I'd gotten someone else's bacon (and I assume they found my half-eaten sandwich). Overall a very small price to pay for excellent service and even better fare."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Great place for a family get together or romantic time one on one."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Mike was an outstanding waiter and the food was excellent"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to this restaurant five times all resulting in fantastic food with great, personal service. This time we took a couple that have never been here and they were very impressed. This is the best non-chain, tablecloth restaurant in Elk Grove. This restaurant is small where the owner comes by and chats with you."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Boulevard Bistro is a gem! The food, service and setting always hit the mark with my husband and I. The service is friendly and helpful, but not too in your face. The food is sublime - creative flavors and offerings using fresh in season ingredients. Love, love, love this place!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013