Boulevard
Boulevard

Boulevard

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4155436084
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm; Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Nancy Oakes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Steuart St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking available for Boulevard
A word from Boulevard
Since its opening in 1993, Boulevard restaurant has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, the elegant, yet warm and welcoming interior of Boulevard is the essence of the Belle Époque style. It is a glorious setting for Chef Nancy Oakes hearty, flavorful, beautiful cuisine. American regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design, form the entire experience at Boulevard. Located in the heart of the San Francisco's revived waterfront area, the historic Audiffred Building is the ideal home for Boulevard. Among many wards received, Boulevard was proud to announce being granted the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant 2012.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Boulevard reviews from OpenTable diners
491 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (329)special occasion (326)romantic (209)notable wine list (195)scenic view (118)great for lunch (108)hot spot (105)neighborhood gem (93)good for groups (62)vibrant bar scene (56)great for brunch (18)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Perfection
    Peggy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Boulevard last Tuesday evening was Perfection. From my martini to the gnocchi appetizer to the DUCK(!) to the s'mores dessert-Perfection. Food that was Beautiful to look at and Delicious to eat. Excellent service without being intrusive. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you can request seating up front at night the bridge view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grumpy Server
    tahoelocal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined at Boulevard several times, again we were not disappointed with the food-FANTASTIC! But we had a very weird interaction with our server. We brought a VERY nice(an expensive)Cabernet Sauvignon with us. She started to pour into white the wine glasses already on the table and I asked for red wine glasses. The server came back with different white wine glasses and acted very put-out? I thought maybe she didn't know the difference, but then I saw her pouring red wine into red wine glasses at the table across from us, kind of weird. Also the server never asked how our dinner was and when we needed something had to ask the busperson. It was my husbands BDay & our Anniversary so this put a little damper on the festivities :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sue
    Susan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    So glad we settled on Boulevard for our final dinner in San Francisco. It was wonderful. I liked the fact that the menu was somewhat limited. It really meant that they took great care in preparing and presenting the food. We accepted the suggestions of our waiter and were very pleased. The lamb was off the bone and perfectly prepared as was the pork. Order the appetizers...they were beautiful and delicious. Professional wait staff. We brought a great bottle of wine . The corkage fee was only $25 so a great deal. All in all it was a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as Ever
    returnvisitor
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Arrived and were seated immediately at our reservation time. First course of a composed crab salad was absolutely spectacular: presentation and taste to die for. My guest's salmon and my sword fish were also beautifully presented and were absolutely excellent in every way. The swordfish was served on a bed of octopus sauced risotto that was amazing. The service was unobtrusive, and everything was taken care of exactly as one would wish for. Our table was right by the open kitchen where the food was being produced and it was noisy enough that conversation required effort. The room was totally filled and the energy level was very high. It was clear that everyone was having a wonderful time. I'm not really complaining, but it was loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kabob
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We live in Los Altos and went to Boulevard for a special occasion with high expectations. We were surprised as, other than a nice table with a decent view and good service, there was nothing special about their food:-( My wife said we should not go back. She had the Calamari appetizer. It was one of the strangest and worst calamari dishes we have ever had!!! I had the soft shell crab and it was just ok. Our dinner entrees where just ok as well. There much better restaurants closer to home.
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  • Great dinner in Downtown San Fran.
    HungryfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband wanted to take me to Boulevard after dining there several times for business. We booked an early dinner because reservations were so popular. The wine list was terrific. Our food was beautiful and delicious. Maryland crab appetizer was outstanding. My halibut dinner was generous in portion and cooked perfectly. Our server was efficient, helpful and fun. We would return again and again.
    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.
  • Most enjoyable dinner
    proetz
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We reserved only 2 days in advance, so we didn't expect such an outstanding dinner, although reviews were promising. Excellent value for money. We were recommended one of the best Chardonnays we ever tasted - at a moderate price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JonD
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Surely bartender. Slow service at the bar. Otherwise, friendly and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a wonderful table and great service. Our anniversary was made special!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KingVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The ambience, food, and service of this fabulous San Francisco restaurant is amazing and always exceeds expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal!
    piquayVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Boulevard many times. This time I brought my sister and her family who got to experience it of the first time. Everyone ordered something different - and everything was incredible! We had a great cab franc and we enjoyed watching the light show on the Bay Bridge. Our server Francesca was very knowledgable and attentive to our needs - and very engaging too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection at Boulevard
    JimT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our final night in San Francisco at Boulevard. Wonderful food, service, and ambiance in a beautifully restored building. I thought it was worthy of the hype and well worth the expense
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time at Boulevard
    goodfoodorbust
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Took the girlfriend here for her birthday, and was happily surprised that the waitstaff read the open-table note and wished her a happy birthday when we walked in and with a candle and edible note on the dessert. The food was great of course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service Outdid Amazing Food
    WINEO
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were sat in one of the "bad tables" right in front of door. I am in the industry but I didn't want to complain. It was my treat to my parents. Appetizers were amazing. The Main Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli were light yet filling. Main entrées were great. The filet was spot on point cooked a perfect medium. The corn and mashed potatoes were exceptional. The halibut was fresh and light. Desserts were okay. The "smores" didn't come together like they should. The summer berry crisp was better. The service though was less than par. I felt like we were a burden. He rarely came by and when we would ask for another round he seemed like it was more work for him. We saw the busser more than him and I felt like we judged like we wouldn't tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • STILL GREAT
    paulVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    STILL SUPERB AFTER ALL THESE YEARS GREAT FOOD AND SUPER SERVICE AND ALL AT A REASONABLE PRICE ONE OF THE NICER ROOMS IN THE CITY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Glorious in every way!
    TeacherTeacher
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service, food and atmosphere are all state of the art. The choreography of servers, chefs and staff is a joy to watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    wood
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were visiting San Francisco and a friend had recommended this restaurant and suggested we make a reservation. We did and thankfully so as the restaurant opened for dinner at 5:30 and by 6:00 most of the tables were full. We had a wonderful corner window table. The food was outstanding and the service exactly what you want - enough attention but no hovering. Would highly recommend but be sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tommytunnels
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As always, the menu is outstanding as well as the knowledge and service of the wait-staff! The food--from salad to dessert-- was perfect. it remains my favorite, high end top choice when I am in San Francisco--whether with business partners or by myself at the counter overlooking the prep area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something to remember
    RomanticVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    When you are in San Fransisco, that is one of the places I like to go. I had caprese salad (actually had 2) heirloom tomatoes and house made mozzarella melts in your mouth, scallops we cooked to perfection. Service was right on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is a "foodie"?
    Mine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Boulevard provides and excellent dining experience. Each course is better than the last! All we need to do is get rid of stupidies from Open Table like "foodies".
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Foodie4thought
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I chose Boulevard for my birthday dinner and it was a perfect celebration. We originally had a table for two along the aisle. When we saw an open table looking out over the Bay Bridge we asked if we could move. Although it was a table for 4, they kindly reseated us in honor of my birthday. The view of the light art installation on the bridge was magical. The food, wine and service were all impeccable. Thank you Boulevard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    NonnaBonna
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and the service were fabulous! We went here to celebrate our anniversary. The menu was interesting and full of flavor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    AK19VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, excellent service. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5* food - 3* atmosphere - too busy!
    Cljh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Booked for our anniversary. We've been there 2-3 times before; it is much bigger and crowded now. No question the food is great - but if you're looking for a romantic dinner for 2 - you're better off going to the Cheesecake Factory - it won't be romantic either, but it will be cheaper! We were there on a Saturday night - but it all felt like they have jammed too many tables in with no space in between.
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  • Spectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fabulous food & wine, spectacular evening! It was the perfect place for a special birthday celebration. The waiter was phenomenal - so helpful with suggestions and guidance, and so patient with us. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always the best dinning experiance when I am in San Fran! Sitting at the Chef counter makes it even more enjoyable! As a side note: If you plan to wear a baseball cap while dinning, try someplace else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Delicious & amazing service
    JFNYC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Difficult to beat - quite a gem! The food (lobster ravioli and burratta salad being my favorites) was jaw droppingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    littledog95610
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Boulevard is a great restaurant with an amazing chef. The is fabulous and perfectly portioned. Thanks for understanding that quality is different from quantity. Great food and drink and the service is fantastic. Love Boulevard for any meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good stop but Coulda been better service. Food was good. Not fond of our waiter taking adjacent table order while pouring our wine. Boo.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    lemondropsnob
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    EVERYTHING we had was just wonderful from the delicious lemon drop. caprese salad, crab and avocado salad, halibut and salmon entrees to the amazing butterscotch dessert and a chocolate dessert. Servce was always johnny on the spot!!\
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boulevard=Outstanding
    eatwithme
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent service without getting in the way of our celebration. Food was excellent, surprising to maintain that level of excellence over the years. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's all good!
    Ddub107
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I made reservations at Boulevard on the advice of another local restaurant. At the time, I thought I was settling for second best in the city. Boulevard blew me away! I had made arrangements to have flowers greet my wife when we were seated - check. I asked for a gorgeous view - check. The service was exceptional, the atmosphere wonderful, and the food was top shelf. I had the chop and it was perfect, perfect, perfect. My wife had the salmon, again, perfect. Go to Boulevard - you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Francisco Gem
    FoodAppreciator
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Boulevard is an outstanding restaurant. The food is superbly prepared and presented. We have been coming here to celebrate our anniversary for many years. The restaurant itself is noisy, but that seems to be the norm these days. If you sit towards the back of the restaurant, especially in the evening, there is a very nice view of the illuminated Bay Bridge and whatever public art work is located near the Ferry Building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joy of life
    joy2live
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Boulevard is a wonderful place to spoil yourself. On this particular occasion, a birthday celebration, they achieved the perfect balance between noticing the occasion (a chocolate happy birthday banner and candle on the birthday woman's dessert) and making an embarrassing fuss (we would have gone elsewhere for that).
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Caroline
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Lacked the "wow" factor we were looking for. Two of the three appetizers we ordered were down right bland (Buffalo Mozzarella Ravioli and Porcini Mushrooms). Our dinner guest's Halibut was dry and was ultimately sent back to the kitchen. Only star of the night was the service. Will not be going back.
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  • excellent food
    Vict
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    the Boulevard restaurant consistently prepares outstanding dishes with unique flair. The restaurant is loud - you must be prepared to listen carefully and speak loudly... One negative - please discard that rule about making a customer call to verify an open table reservation...if I wanted to or had time to call I wouldn't use the online service! and when I did try to call back from the car driving to my business appointments that morning, the number was busy and then unavailable - I had to call 5 times to assure that my reservation was safe! bad business!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has Boulevard Slipped?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Boulevard sadly was less than average on our last visit from start to end. We waited 20 minutes for our table. No concern had been given for my specific request to accommodate a lactose/gluten free guest. My pork was over cooked and dry. One order was wrong and a guest not served until everyone had finished. Certainly not what we expected.
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  • Everyone deserves a meal here.
    distinctivepalate
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    In our search for a restaurant in San Francisco that pleases everyone, now we have found it. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our first visit here. This capped off this event. What a universally spectacular place for an extraordinary meal!! We will be back....
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It is tradition to celebrate my birthday at Boulevard every year and this year did not let me down. Best Bavette steak ever! Great service! Amazing food! Love! Love! Love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate