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  • Boulevard

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  • Address:
    1 Mission St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Boulevard Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 543-6084
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Service, food, and drink options were great! A step up from the standard California/American cuisine. The food comes out very quickly with no pause between plates. Almost felt rushed at times, but much better than waiting too long for your order. Pleasantly surprised by the energy and how full the restaurant was on a Tues night at 630pm. Overall, great experience and I'd go back for an after work drink and nice, unpretentious dinner."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've dined here for special occasions over the years and it never seems to disappoint. Sea Bass cooked perfectly with wonderful citrus salad; filet grilled perfectly with fragrant fresh mushrooms. Appetizers all sounded so interesting and delicious. Crab salad and beet salad were fabulous. These salads, entrees sound normal in their titles, but they are nuanced with layers of flavors and very interesting atypical ingredients. Servers are smart and knowledgeable, know the menu in depth, recommended wines to complement the food. Restaurant is beautiful inside..views of the Bay Bridge lights added to the ambience. Would like to add one negative item to show a more balanced review, but I cannot think of one. This place is a gem!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A long-time favorite with, usually, great food and service. Dungeness crab - fresh, excellent flavor. I had the pork chop and the first one was, in my opinion, overcooked. They tried, again, but half of it was raw as opposed to medium rare. What I could eat from the second chop was good, but the entire dish marred by the half-cooked meat. My companion also had the pork chop and he judged his as excellent. Service was impeccable until the miss with the chop, but then recovered. Visited by a few suits to ask about the chop and to apologize its preparation. Kudos to the maitre d - friendly, responsive, and helpful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "SF has lots of great food, but the food, service, and location at Boulevard blows me away every time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "When I made our reservations online I asked for a romantic table not knowing anything about the restaurant. It was referred to us by a friend who lives in Napa. We were visiting from Fl. They gave us a small table in a corner window that was awesome. We had appraisers thru dessert and everything was wonderful. It would be my first choice if we visit SF again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Did not disappoint...food was tasty, portions were just right with the exception of the salad which resembled a tiny Christmas wreath sprinkled with some nuts, cheese squares and a sliced un ripened pear. service was first rate, Desert yummy...although the Rocky Road brownie was way over the top...too much chocolate......Cheesecake was delicious. Also entertaining was watching the open kitchen and sous chefs and all putting in all together in concert. Noise and atmosphere very palatable. Thank you Brett our server for giving us a thumbnail history of the Boulevard...and for his excellent service. RB"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoy many restaurants, but ding at Boulevard is always a refresher in nobody does it better. This time was pre-concert so we kept things light with scallops and ahi poke for appetizers and sea bass and halibut for entrees. Left enough room for cheeses and first of the season strawberries served with a very light olive cake. Service was attentive, but not fussing. we'll try other places in the future but this is the place we will return to."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Boulevard is a fantastic restaurant with tremedous ambiance...great romatic location"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Last ate here 20 years ago and was concerned they might have slipped but happy to find kitchen standards still very high. Be prepared for a big bill."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Told the waiter we had tickets to the Warriors game that evening. He did an excellent job and provided quick service. After a terrific meal, we made it to the game in plenty of time."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Found Boulevard when visiting San Francisco with my husband. We were thrilled and cannot wait to go back on our next trip. Everything we had was amazing! We chose to sat at the bar even though we had a reserved table and we were so glad we did. Watching the chefs prepare the food was so much fun! The place operates like a well oiled machine! The pork chop was to die for and I had a sea bass with risotto which was equally wonderful. For dessert, we had a buffalo milk cheesecake which was among the best things I've ever had...and I usually prefer chocolate! Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Bartender a pro, gave us notice that table would be ready right on time. Food was per expectations at this 20 yr old SF gem. Waiter and Sommelier were excellent."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Mediocre experience, but overall, much better than average and an enjoyable evening. Mark"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "one of my favorite SF restaurants always, Service is perfect - not over bearing, not intrusive, but always there when you need someone. I had the halibut which was succulent and well garnished. I guess the only thing that keeps me from eating there more is the price which has inflated every entree to $35+. Add an appetizer, a glass of wine, a desert and it's easily $100 per person. I'd say it's worth it but is any meal really worth $100 more than once or twice a year when there are so many people still hungry?"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything from service, to beverage to food was amazing! We had a wonderful time and loved our server Curtis as well. Definitely recommended!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Started with the scallop appetizer. They were sweet and perfectly cooked. My husband had the quail, which was tender and tasty and I had the pork chop, probably the best I ever had. We ended with a crime brûlée, that was to die for and a muscato dessert wine to top off the evening. The waiter was so wonderful. He comped us on the dessert because he heard it was our anniversary and the pastry chef wrote Happy Anniversary across the Brûlée. It was great"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food is good but portions are deliberately small to encourage add-ons. Price is exorbitant. My wife doesn't want to know what the bill was. Dining here will be a very rare occurrence."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Boukevard is an ideal dining experience, elegant without being formal, charming without being pretentious, friendly without being presumptuous. My only regret is that I can only give five stars for the service. Ethan was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We first visited Boulevard many years ago, on a dreary rainy evening. The place is so cozy and clubby, we had a romantic and memorable dinner. We returned this weekend, and were not disappointed. Especially nice was the attentive server who had continual concern for one allergic diner in our group. We are impressed, since restaurants are not always so informed about their menus to point out trouble spots. We all all fish, salads, and a great chocolate dessert. My only comment was that our entrees should have been much hotter. But still, everything was tasty and we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great- neat restaurant. Good bread, good wine. The food all looked amazing but everything was a little bland. Tuna appetizer was ok. Had a filet and it just lacked flavor. Had cheesecake for dessert- was tasty but a very small portion. Service was a little snooty and rushed. For what we spent I was a little disappointed. We enjoyed getting pictures by the bridge afterwards."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The only negative I had in our dining experience was that our food was cool when it arrived, the waiter was quick to take our plates and ask the chef to refire our food, but the second plate was sub-par. I ordered the lamb and the helping I got was stringy and had lots of gristle. I just didn't want to be that person and send back a second plate."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was an excellent addition to the amazing food that Boulevard is known for. The staff was attentive and flawless. The Sommelier was comfortably helpful and advised us into a wonderful bottle of wine to accompany our entrées. If you haven't been, you're missing out on some of San Francisco's finest dining....epic."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I recommend Boulevard for all occasions, it is one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Space is not enough so my knee happend to hit the other's knee across the table."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thankfully my office is across the street, so this amazing restaurant is very convenient for business lunches and dinners. The food is alwasy superb. Fresh, unique, and high quality. LOVE Boulevard!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Visiting from Chicago and my wife and I loved Boulevard!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Another memorable dinner at Boulevard, which is truly one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The waterfront location provides a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge, yet the restaurant is filled with local flavor, ie not touristy. The menu is varied and the salads, entrees and desserts are artistically presented with great detail. Always a winner on our list of gems!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was our second visit here. We came six years ago and enjoyed every minute. Perfectly beautiful with Art Nouveau style and a view of the Bay Bridge. And the food and wine were just as perfect. Fresh, wonderful sauces and creative preparations. And if the staff treated us any better I'd have been spoiled for life. BTW I have no financial ties to Boulevard. I really do just love it."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ordered swordfish medium rare, served well done and didn't look like fish? ordered it again, came back the same way. The restaurant has lost its way, better in town to eat at. They should close"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food and service was amazing at this restaurant! One of the best dining experiences of my life."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "During our visit to San Francisco we had the chance to visit Boulevard. The ambience was wonderful,the food outstanding and our Waiter catered to our every need. They had a great drink menu and a happening bar scene. It's a restaurant we will go back to on our next visit."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you want great food, great restaurant and great service then go here!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our dinner was fabulous! The service was great as we had a very knowledgable and attentive waiter. The food was incredible, I especially enjoyed by pork chop"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Unparelled ambience and service. Mostly excellent dishes with some that were just very good. The Sommelliers know their list and can really pair."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The server was wonderful and she was so inviting. The food was not only incredible but an event all its own. And then we found a new favorite drink..Moscow Mule. Went out the next day and bought all the stuff to make them at home!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great restaurants come and go. This one came, has stayed, and is still one of my favorite places to bring new visitors to the city. It is consistent. The crowd is genuine. NOT a bunch of foodie "posers.""
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great location off the embarcadero and next to the Bay Bridge. Service Impeccable. Food Outstanding. We got situated in a nice little nook at the corner of the restaurant. Pinots were tasty and went well with the best calamari I have ever had. The octopus was not entirely deep fried and greasy. The texture was great and the seasoning of the octopus went well with the dark colored fried rice. My favorite dish of this entire meal. For entrees we both ordered different types of fish which was soft and flavorful. Service ended with the delicious butterscotch pudding and red velvet bon-bons. The bon-bons were just ok to me but that pudding really took me by surprise... the texture and the presentation really did it for me. Highly Recommend!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Hostess was rude (arrived w/ 5 people and she said, "your reservation was for 4). Waiter was rude and out of touch-. Not an easy place to share. Food was pretentious but not particularly delicious. Not impressed by variety of the menu. It was good, but with this reputation and price point-it should be fabulous. Business Dinner-we ordered 3 apps, 5 entrees, 2 bottles of wine, 3 desserts. Were treated like we under ordered and over stayed (2 hours). Bill was $750.00. I would recommend OneMarket instead. The next day took clients to The Slanted Door-Totally opposite experience in everyway. If they are trying to mimic French they miss the mark on the food for sure, and probably the attitude as well-they would not rush someone out the door."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "A Classic always good. Love the atmosphere and the food"
    Dined on 3/14/2014