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
492 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (319)special occasion (314)romantic (203)notable wine list (178)great for lunch (125)scenic view (119)neighborhood gem (96)hot spot (94)vibrant bar scene (58)good for groups (58)great for brunch (21)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Great Wine, Great Appetz, Good food
    arun
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Busy..even at 10pm in the night. I don't mean the restaurant. Even the bar in which you have to wait for the table. We got a table with a great view..that's a nice experience for first timers. Appetizers were really good (abalone?). Great Pinot Noir Wine. We ordered lamb, beef and pork :). Lamb was the best. Pork/Beef - we thought it was just OK. (This is my second fine dining experiment and i am not an expert on beef/pork. So take this Indian guy's review with a pinch of salt). Dessert menu had ONLY ice cream based items. Ambiance was nice. Service was excellent. Recommended (little overpriced).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food--Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Reception: I was greeted by name, they noted my request for a booth, the four of us were seated immediately at 6:00pm. Food: Appetizer and Main Course Selection was interesting and varied, the food excellent. East Coast friends enjoyed the local, fresh food. Dessert: Very tasty, but warning--the bon bon is one very small bite on a stick. We had a laugh over it, but it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tourist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, pretty noisy for lunch. definitely would go back, expensive but a fun SF experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The boulevard
    GrammandDunn
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food a staple of san Fransico and the food is always the best in town
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Shan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been here many times before, but took a friend from out of town there for dinner. Great place. You can't have a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, view, service.
    Mcf96VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been a fan of Boulevard since it opened 1993. The decor, food, service and overall experience has always been great and consistent throughout the years. Perhaps I'm a bit nostalgic but I'm so happy that Boulevard has stayed it's course in delivery quality food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thomas
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Many people recommended this restaurant for us and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and the environment was nice and friendly. We loved dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solidly good meal
    sffoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    No disappointments; on the other hand, no spectacular tastes. We enjoyed the swordfish and salmon entrees; both prepared well, nicely presented, and decent portions. Dessert was excellent, and again, beautifully presented. Our service was generally attentive though it felt somewhat rote--I had to ask the server to explain some things (such as the various ingredients in the dessert) which he did, but without much enthusiasm. Still, a good experience and we would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • notinahurry
    notinahurry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    saturday evening dining at 5:45pm was expecting a hurried meal for second seating but there was no such. waiter was very attentive and accomodating for our first experience. we enjoyed each others company without pressure.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bypass
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was a busy night, which helps set the vibe, but the service seemed over whelmed, so probably under manned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still one of the best in the City
    CowHollowLocal
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We took out-of-town guests to dinner at Boulevard after a multiyear absence, and were very pleasantly surprised by how well the meal quality has been maintained and evolved over the years. It is still straight forward high-end American cuisine, but if anything a little lighter, fresher and more unique to keep up with sophistication in tastes. The only objection was that the seating - at least in the booths - is on the tight side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food & fabulous waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Shared the ahi tuna appetizer-perfect.Husbands had pork chops & loved them.Wives had quail=divine.Ordered several desserts.All were good,but the butterscotch was crazy delicious.Waiter, Dennis M., deserves A+ credit.He was, in every way, perfect.A good deal of our positive experience is due to his guidance.2 reasons we're not rating 5 stars:1.OpenTable rez was very specific about req a window table, & I followed-up with a phone call to reiterate.When we arrived,we were seated on the upper section as far away from the windows as possible.This was irksome given our rez was at 5:45 p.m. & most of the tables were empty, yet we were sat far away from the window.2.A large group of people with screaming babies & children were seated right by us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Birthday Celebration!
    chrism
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went here for my boyfriend's birthday and the dinner was great. Such a nice evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serafina
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was good, but not good as my past experiences. My niece had to send her filet mignon back because it was undercooked. When the new one arrived, it was nothing special, not worth the $48.00 price. My pork chop was fine, not great. Overall, a good, but not memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    John
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Boulevard surpassed my expectations on this visit. Everything was right, without calling attention to itself. Amazing special beginning with Tazmanian Truffle of all things. Wow. Perfect suggested wine pairing and conscientious, pleasant service. It was a perfect evening with my family. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Lunch for a Special Day
    BallandChain
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We dinned at Boulevard after we spending the bulk of the morning at City Hall getting married. The view was great, the food was amazing and the service was on point. It is a bit pricey, but not as bad as I've experience elsewhere. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or day, call ahead and let them know what you are celebrating and they will make extra arrangements for you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    Tilly
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food & atmosphere was outstanding in this beautiful & historic building. My teenage children loved it the most.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ten stars
    Me2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I would say that was my best dinner. And I've seen a lot including 3 stars Michelin rated places. Abalone was the best by far. May be I should move to San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ELR1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food and service as always. You get what you pay for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Troy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been to Boulevard twice now, separated by a span of several years, and what struck me this latest time is how good it really is. While other restaurants chase trends, they quietly go about their business of turning out wonderful executed food, in a great location with fantastic ambiance. Their wine list is really nice, especially their French Bordeaux and Burgundy selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic night out
    Eatsoutalot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were visiting San Francisco and everyone said that we should try Boulevard. We got a reservation (for later in the evening, which was fine) and it was well worth the wait. The staff was very accommodating to my wife's dietary restrictions that makes ordering straight off the menu nearly impossible and the food was excellent. The wait staff was very personable and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Got Up and Left
    CNSC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our anniversary fell on a Saturday for the first time since our wedding. We decided to spend it out at Boulevard. Arriving for our 6:30 reservation we were promptly seated at a table right next to the entry door with an excellent view of the reception station. The table was bad, no doubt about that. We weren't going to leave because of it. However after almost 20 minutes of sitting without even water being brought to the table we decided to go. Honestly, we couldn't have been happier with the decision to leave. The result was a wonderful experience over at Epic Roasthouse.
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  • Excellent night. A top restaurant.
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Each dish was excellent. Wine was good yet pricy wine list.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!!
    Superb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My favorite restaurant in SF. The food is absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Mahwah
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were recommended to go here by my travel agent. The great service and wine collection really impressed us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food, wine, service, view all outstanding. But noise level bad, and exit crowding and homeless lurking around uncomfortable. Need bouncer and doormen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barryaustin
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Boulevard came highly reommended and it did not disappoint. We came just at the time the kitchen was closing but they accomodated us. Fabulous table with a view of the bay bridge to go along with great service and world class food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A San Francisco GEM
    SunsetGirl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    food divine and wonderful service, while speaking to server it discovered we lived in the same neighborhood. a quick discussion of neighborhood food favorites ensued. This was a milestone birthday night out and this added touch topped off the evening. Now enjoying their recommendations closer to home. Oh. when restaurant called to confirm reservation it was mentioned it was for a birthday. After our meal a surprise scoop of ice-cream was delivered with marzipan wishes. a very sweet touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent.
    Evergreen888
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I just love this place - the food is always outstanding and creative. I could eat here every day and never tire of it. On this occasion, I had the corn soup (so delicious) and a salad that had cucumbers, grapes, shredded mint, a citrus dressing, and goat cheese - it was perfect. Also have to rave about the warm summer berry crisp - better than I have ever had - not too sweet, beautiful fresh berries, lovely presentation. Wow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The dinner was overall very good but not as at the same level as in the past. My main course was not fully cooked and even the second time had to be sent back. They did not start over and should have. It appeared that the attention to detail was missing. I have previously had great meals at this restaurant and would try again. It could have been an off night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Dion
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Amazing food. Amazing quality. So fresh. The ingredients chosen in their dishes allow for a complete explosion of flavor with every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Consistent
    fitndineVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Never a bad meal at BLVD. One of SF favorites. Great scallop, ravioli and beef dishes which is a must. Try their homemade ice cream with caramel sauce....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    erodine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in The City. The food, service & atmosphere are always top-notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MegT
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food. With the menu changing daily it is must if in San Fran!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pooch
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Was not impressed at all! It came highly recomended. Small portions, food came cold. Ordered 4 app's and 3 entree's along with cocktails and wine spent over $400.00 for the 4 of us and the waitress had the balls to tell us there would be a $4.00 sharing charge becuse we only ordered 3 entree's??? Will not be back, to many great places to eat in SAN FRAN!!
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  • Good but not as expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We are group of 3 people and ordered same main course, the Alaskan Halibut. All were overcooked and too dry although the dish was recommended to be signature dishes. Kind of disappointed for us.
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  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was on San Fran for 1 night only and chose this place. I could not be happier. It's not a "cool" place to eat if that's what your looking for. It's a "great" place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with the slowest service
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Amazing food but the service was sooooo slow!!!!! It took them 23 minutes to send a somallier to our table!!!!!! You can only imagine how long more they took to bring our food to our table! The food tasted great but I don't think we would ever go back specially if we are hungry!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Boulevard
    yummy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything was fantastic! Boulevard is our go to restaurant in San Francisco when we want outstanding food, wine, service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tettin
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have been going to The Boulevard before it opened as Boulevard, I have been a fan since Nancy Oakes was out in the Avenues. It is as great as ever. Though the price has gone sky high, it is one of the cities best and we will be back. The scallops were fantastic and the lamb, an unusual cut and out of this world..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic