Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro

Boulevard Bistro

  • 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: 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
116 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (81)romantic (74)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (34)great for brunch (29)good for groups (11)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • YankeeJeff
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is truly a great place. We have eaten there multiple times and the food cooked to perfection. It was a bit on the loud side. We were in the back room area and there was a party of 8 ladies that came in and they were simply too loud. It was over the top loud for a quaint place. However, staff recognized the situation and as a quieter space became available we were moved to a quieter table with no fuss.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    TheKnightRomer
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I asked my local buddy for the best place in town and this was it. My wife and our friends were ecstatic. Everything about the place was wonderful. The atmosphere, service and food were terrific. The split pea soup was the "best ever" and we couldn't resist the desserts either. From the salmon to the lamb chop, you can't go wrong. I was even surprised that is wasn't as expensive as I thought it might be. We will be back again. Loved it. If you weren't looking for it you would never know it was there. Situated in a house on the boulevard. Go figure. Nice seating outside too if the weather was warmer. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food here is so amazing! The chef really knows what he's doing and has so much passion for what he does. This was our second visit here and we were still amazed with every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was my first visit but definitely won't be my last. The restaurant is small but charming. I especially liked that the noise level was low. The wait staff were very personable, knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is small but the food was excellent. This restaurant rivals the finest dining establishments in the region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    HiddenGem
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Very inviting, cozy and warm ...food was excellent and service was top noche ...My wife's birthday she was surprised and impressed...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malli
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Always outstanding, we love Bistro! The food is always wonderful & the service great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The hostess and the server were both great. My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    1Luckyhusband
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Elegant but not pretentious, this is a charming setting for a memorable meal. Service was perfectly paced for our special occasion. Appetizers were delightful, and the entrees were delicious and perfectly executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful!!
    Diverchick71
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Quaint little restaurant tucker away in a house on Elk Grove Blvd. The food and service was top notch! Very small and specialized menu but the food was really good. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night at Boulevard Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a lovely dining experience at Boulevard Bistro. I love the restaurart itself-- how quaint, small, and nice it is. I would definitely go back. The food was fine. I thought the plateing was very nice and the portions were good. I had the salmon, and I really didn't like how it was kind of crusty... that didn't seem "fancy" to me. My husband's steak was good, but unevenly cooked. Half was very medium, the other much more rare. We enjoyed everything very much- but after hearing such rave reviews about BB being "hands down- the best restaurant in Elk Grove" I had very high expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    matineeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Boulevard Bistro is our go to place when we want a truly great dining experience. They never let us down. We drive up from Modesto just to eat here and it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    pork chops were excellent. would have liked to have more polenta on the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chuckbike
    Chuckbike9
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Boulevard remains a favorite. Great food, reasonable prices and always interesting wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    On line menu was not at all like the menu we were given. Ordered New York steak and it was full of gristle and did not look like a New York cut of meat. Service was excellent but the food choices were very strange and limited and high priced for what we received.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ralman
    Ralman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always something new and adventurous. The quality and freshness is amazing. Our favorite Sacramento area restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic expierience food was delicious service was amazing. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Restaurant
    ckoris
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday and overall had a wonderful experience. Great service and food. What held me back from giving the restaurant a five star review was the portions of food that were served. The bouillabaisse was excellent, however, the portion was so small that we left hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Boulevard Bistro
    Heinekennut
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful food, served in a quiet and comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Boulevard Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a DELICIOUS dinner with OUTSTANDING service. We've been going for years and will continue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always PERFECT!
    ElkGroovian
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Boulevard Bistro is, by far, the most delicious place to go in Elk Grove, and I would say the County of Sacramento. Absolutely a hidden gem here because the food is more than incredible, it makes you utter, "mmmm" within seconds of putting the first morsel into your mouth. From beginning to end, it is fabulous. This is the third time I've been to BB with my husband, and we will definitely return. Quiet, romantic, and definitely for adults. We love that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Meal
    4realdiners
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fabulous dining, outstanding meal and service! New York steak was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional!!!
    Kath001
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a very small quant place and the food is AMAZING!!! It is a very special place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    SkyewizVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Don't miss this lovely restaurant where the star of the show is always the main course. Absolute best chicken EVER - how do you make chicken so moist and tasty when everyone else serves dried up tasteless chicken breast? And really, who would have thought that a "simple" dish of beef cheeks (yes, cheeks) would make me want to sigh in contentment after each soft, tasty bite? In a lovely, tiny "home" on a busy street, this one is easy to miss - but please, don't!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love coming here!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Small restaurant, but it is an absolute gem!!! It's a tad bit higher than most restaurants, but SO well worth it. I have enjoyed everything I have tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • five stars is not enough!
    Capitolcitydinner
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I can not say enough good things about Boulevard Bistro! We celebrated our Anniversary by going to Boulevard Bistro for dinner with friends. Everything was outstanding! Truly 1st class all the way from the wonderful attentive staff to the AWESOME food! Five stars is not enough for this place! Thanks to Boulevard Bistro, our Anniversary was the perfect evening. We will be back - and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delays in
    Diner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The delay in seating was over 30 minutes after our reservation and others who came in later were seated before us while we were ignored. The waiter was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary dinner
    EGFoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I went to Boulevard Bistro for our 16th Anniversary. It is the perfect place for a romantic outing without the kids. The food was delish as usual. It is our go-to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner!
    Julss
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Such a great place. Small and quaint. Great food and service. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hank
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We did not have to wait to be seated. The waitress was very attentive and answered all of our questions. She was very familiar with the menu. We were acknowledged by another waiter that knew us. That is a great feeling. It makes you feel as if they appreciate your business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elk Grove Treasure
    Stedon
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was a very delectable dinner for the four of us. My wife and I each had the filet mignon, and our friends had the chicken breast and bouillabaise. All dishes were cooked to perfection. We topped off the meal with some berry crisps. We've always had enjoyable dinners here, and will plan more in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday brunch
    Travel4FunFoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice place for celebration. Food and service very good. Sweet spot for Elk Grove. I will go back if in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Frgy22
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I really wanted this place to live up to all the 5 star reviews, but sadly it didn't. It's a very nice, cute place, and the service was very good. But the food was lacking. The best parts were the bread, wedge salad & cheesecake. The special lamb neck seemed tasty at first, but then we encountered inedible gross white fatty and membrane pieces. The side dishes were all good, but the meat let us down, and it was hard to finish after being grossed out. We had to send back the pork chop because it was nearly raw. The sides & onions on top were very good, but the meat was tough & chewy. The duck rilette appetizer also was disappointing and odd, though the mustard & toasts with it were great. Not sure we'll go back, too pricey for mediocre.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terri
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Brett has done an amazing job to create the best food in the area. I have never been disappointed. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Date Night
    datewithhubby
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a wonderful date night with my husband at Boulevard Bistro. I had been there with two girlfriends previously and it was a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The service was fantastic as was the food and wine. We splurged and had dessert as well and it was well worth it! The chocolate cake with banana's flambe (I assume) was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Beguiles
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We recently had dinenr there and found the food outstanding. Service was excellent, reservations were on time, staff was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!!
    Yiayia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Brought my daughter and son in law who live in Monterey, CA. The three of us raved about the delicious food. When I was asked to describe the sauce served with my salmon dish, I pondered and said I cannot identify a specific flavor - only that it is smooth and delicious. They dine at some very nice five star restaurants in their area. Few can equal, but none surpass. Although I have not eaten in every 4 or 5 star restaurant in the greater Sacramento area, I have many doubts that any can surpass Boulevard Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Very Favorite!!!
    mulmom
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Bret and his staff always have an outstanding menu in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. We feel so lucky to have Boulevard Bistro here at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet