Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro

Boulevard Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://blvdbistro.com/
  • Phone: 9166852220
  • 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: Contemporary French / American, Californian
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Boulevard Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)romantic (76)neighborhood gem (75)fit for foodies (70)notable wine list (35)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (9)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner with friends
    rbonfond
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent is the best way to describe Boulevard Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Kept Secret in Sacramento
    caliesdad
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was looking for a place to enjoy a special birthday dinner halfway between Stockton and Roseville. Looked on Google and found Boulevard Bistro and immediately made an online reservation. We could have not been happier and will now tell everyone about it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nita
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The ambiance was charming; the food was excellent, as was the service. I would go there again, and I certainly would take friends and out of town guests there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another lovely meal
    sokrlovrVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I eat out quite a bit, most of the time in Sacramento, and have enjoyed meals in many of the best restaurants there. Boulevard Bistro continues to be our favorite, with it's wonderful food, consistently attentive service, and willingness to accommodate my picky palate. I've never had a bad experience in this restaurant and can't recommend it enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gem in elk grove, ca
    foodiebev
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    wonderful food, lovely setting and the service, perfect. We enjoyed this restaurant very, very much. I highly recommend it. Beverly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had an outstanding meal from start to finish. Boulevard Bistro is always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a romantic date!
    bigsteve0911
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our ten year anniversary at the Boulevard Bistro, We both walked away very satisfied. the wine was great and the portions of food we just right. the dessert was to die for! Over all one of the nicest places I've seen in a while.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good for Elk Grove
    Sammy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was very good. My NY steak was a bit tough. My wife's salmon was reported to be perfect. My mother's crab cake was reported to be, "I cannot taste the crab in this crab cake", and I have to agree.....but it tasted OK. The restaurant is located in a converted single family home, and the ambience is really cute. Unfortunately, our table was right outside the kitchen, hence the noise level was a bit disturbing. I am impressed with this restaurant for Elk Grove, but it would have a difficult time competing in major metropolis cities. Since my mother now lives in Elk Grove, I will return to this restaurant in future visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Night
    Happy83
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our first time ever having drinks and eating at Boulevard Bistro. I thought it was cosy and romantic. There was a large table in the front that I thought should or could of been put in the back. But with that our service was outstanding and the food we chose was really tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    Debbiedewdrop
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Appears to be a house converted into a restaurant. Downside was we drove by it 3 times before seeing the sign or number as it is on a busy street and we couldn't creep along to look closely. Parking is in the back. We met friends from Bay Area for brunch to some of the choices above N/A. There are a couple of small tables on the front porch but wouldn't advise due to busy street and HOT in Elk Grove in summer. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    randrk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always Blvd Bistro delivers the most amazing meal. This is our special place that we always go for our birthday's and anniversaries. The owner/chef is so friendly and a gifted chef. His staff is wonderful and the ambience is like no other restaurant in Elk Grove. This is why it is our favorite place to eat when we want to treat our selves to something amazing. Looking forward to Blvd Bistro open for lunch some days during the holiday season. Nothing makes a special holiday lunch with special friends then going to the Bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still our EG favorite
    bb71VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our go to restaurant. Never disappointed. Friends always love the place too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    hoser
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I had a very nice time at Boulevard Bistro when we went there for our anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fantastic evening!! Service was outstanding, efficient and friendly. Food was very good. Enjoyed the Bruchetta, Rib Eye steak was perfect!! Looking forward to returning soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dinner
    Picky3ater
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to Boulevard Bistro for our anniversary. The owner was there. He is such an entertaining host and wonderful chef. Great conversation with the entire staff. Great service from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Another Fantastic Dinnner...
    TominEG
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had another fantastic dining experience at Boulevard Bistro in Old Town Elk Grove. We go there on special occasions and sometimes just to treat our palates to the great seasonal menu that never fails to impress. The friendly management/wait staff and the intimate atmosphere make the Boulevard Bistro a dining experience you won't soon forget. It is truly THE best restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Whitehorse
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every meal I have had at Blvd Bistro has been good. Staff is always attentive, also. I love their filets, better than at most places. The appetizers for sharing were nice. Wine is generally good and creme brulee is wonderful! It is my favorite EG restaurant, good for a nice conversation (not too noisy), a special occasion, a romantic evening, a relaxing dinner--and always good for an excellent meal!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catch Up With a Friend
    Becky
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My friend and I had much to talk about after not seeing each other for four months. Boulevard Bistro's service was excellent. The server met all of our needs including great recommendations. My salmon was wonderful and my friend had the pork which she said was terrific. We both cleaned our plates! I'll definitely come back and recommend Boulevard Bistro wholeheartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place to dine
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday. Good wine list, good food, good environment, friendly staff.. try it and you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I love Boulevard Bistro. We try to bring out of town guests here and our date nights are almost always here. The food is always fantastic and the staff is very friendly. The food is high quality without being outrageously priced. The setting is a lovely little house in downtown Elk Grove and it feels like you're visiting a friend's house for dinner. I recommend coming for multiple courses as everything on the menu is well thought out and worth trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent food in a quite atmosphere. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elk Grove's Perfect Diamond
    YrfoodmakesmeSmile
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This my 5th time dining here, that speaks loudly of how much I enjoy the food. I try something new every time and never have been disappointed. OMG I had the lamb tenderloins this past visit, to die for so so GOOD. Then I tried my son's pork chop with apple and that was sooooo good too . My only suggestion would be to serve two half bones on the bone marrow appetizer - one order just is not enough for two people to share. Tried the sweet pea fritter appetizer and I wanted to now to the person that made that recipe DELICIOUS ! We no longer save your place for special events, that's too long to wait. Keep your standards as high as you do and Elk Grove will love you for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occassion Meal
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We come here on special occasions and are never disappointed. Menu is always fresh and a great entree selection, portion size is perfect. Everyone there shows great attention to detail and service. It is our fine dining choice in Elk Grove.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Perfect
    George
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I love this place. Anytime I was to go out for a special dinner, this is my first choice. Best 5 star resturant in Elk Grove!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    JC1962elkgrove
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta try this place.
    Notafoody
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An interesting house conversion.
    BlackTieByNight
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint & cute
    bdubthnks
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ellen and george
    luviteh
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we have never been disappointed! The chef has often talked with us ... this time we found out there's a new chef ... his daughter. :-) she did an awesome job!!! the service is always GREAT, but we do miss the chef's wife ... sorry, can't remember her name.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    tapbirds
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Where else can you get perfectly cooked Salmon or Lamb for $18 a plate. Even the Filet Mignon is a bargin at $36
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our family like this place a lot.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Foods are always good. Our little family of four like to celebrate all like of special occissions there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    dabeest26
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner and atmosphere!
    PamelaL
    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. =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best in elk grove
    nectar
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience -- again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JSEG
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Every bite of every plate is worth savoring. Have lots!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Amazing!
    TheRobinsons
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat.
    TrailFest
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot
    foodie4fun
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food, good service, one our favorite places Never fails to impress
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet