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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Boulevard reviews from OpenTable diners
505 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (341)special occasion (332)romantic (210)notable wine list (194)scenic view (118)great for lunch (115)hot spot (113)neighborhood gem (102)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (63)great for brunch (17)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Thank you!
    GnRI
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Thank you to Boulevard for making our anniversary so special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boulevard still rules
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had the occasion to host family members from Philadelphia, a food mecca these days, and chose Boulevard for lunch based on reputation, previous experience and easy on-off for Bay Bridge. We were not disappointed. From stuffed squash blossoms as appetizers through scallops, sword fish and a very sophisticated take on turf and surf and ending with outstanding desserts, the occasion was a great success. Valet parking is a bit tricky, but worth the effort. Jenna provided outstanding service throughout our extended luncheon. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    Craig
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We met the owner in Napa and we very exited to try her food. We tried all different things and they were all very bland and nothing we would order again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blvd is Special
    BreezyL
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Booking a reservation and getting a decent seat is the hardest part. We arrived for our very early 5:30 reservation, the place was empty, but they sat us right next to another couple. All the "view" seats were empty for almost an hour. We had a cocktail, appetizer, and a very expensive bottle of wine. Our meals were exquisite, lamb and quail. For dessert the pastry chef added a nice happy anniversary touch. This was a very special evening. Thank goodness we had a gift card, this place is way out our price range. The City is doing just fine...this place was packed by the time we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boulevard always pleases.
    GuiseppeVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoyed an early dinner after a matinee at the Orpheum Theatre. Our table was just what we had requested and the food selections were , as always, enticing. Our server was very adept at describing the dishes we were interested in and gave us good direction in planning our meal. We even succumbed to dessert, butterscotch pudding. YUM! We have previously enjoyed both lunches and dinners at Boulevard and certainly will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food
    Waldo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was prepared excellent. Timely fashion. Great service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The atmosphere at Boulevard is old world fantastic. Our server was patient, as we were catching up and talking quite a bit before ordering. He did not bother us or try to take our order before we were ready. The food was very good and well presented. Our valet had our cars parked right in front when we departed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place for special guests
    Harrison
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I love the creative, changing menu selections at Boulevard. Sometimes the ingredients don't sound as if they would go well together, but they always do. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about all the menu items and gives good advice. I also like that they don't push people towards the most expensive wines on the list. It is an expensive place to eat: a recent dinner for 4 with two bottles of lower-priced wine cost $600, including tip. But it's worth the price for entertaining special guests, especially out-of-towners, who won't find this style and quality anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO BOULEVARD?
    born2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have been to Boulevard 25-30 times, and it has always been my very favorite restaurant in San Francisco, but NOT THIS TIME. Whereas in the past it was difficult to select from among many wonderful, mouth-watering choices, this time it was difficult to find anything to our liking, that of my two guests and myself.. The main item might have been all right, but by the time the chef got through adding herbs and spices the flavor of it was lost. The restaurant seems to have gotten away from the quality for which it was so well known. Also, the soup and our entrees were at best room temperature, and this is not what I expect from a first class restaurant. Our lunch was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    bella
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were there to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    mccalmoVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had not been to B for quite a while but recently chose to go as we have moved to the neighborhood. It remains a wonderful dining option. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very special place
    kgvamp
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Boulevard for a fancy evening out. The food and the service was fantastic. The staff was very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. We would definitely love to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine in the city
    WeirdHarold
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have dined here many times in the past and will return. We like the location and the atmosphere and especially the food and service. The consistency of the overall quality of the restaurant is what brings us back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Fran
    jlovestoeat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is a regular stop for us when we visit San Fran. Delicious, delicious food. Of course, loved the bread and dessert (butterscotch pudding to die for). Great server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious from start to finish!
    DoctorRVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a wonderful Birthday dinner for my wife. All the courses were memorable, cooked to perfection and the service was flawless. Couldn't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best food in SF
    jeff
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great service, excellent food, and really not all that expensive. Will be a date night stand-by from this point forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dl
    dave
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is simply a great restaurant. From a gracious and efficient staff to great food and atmosphere, they've managed to do it all the right way. This was truly a high spot in our trip to SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    James
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you are looking for a quality experience, this is the place for you. Even the busboy asked us how everything was and if we needed anything. Great service. The food was better than I expected. The calamari, the lamb, even the desserts, all FANTASTIC!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Menu on open table very different from actual menu. Disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boulevard Restaurant
    JuHu
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We brought our out of town guests here for lunch. They were impressed by the historic building and interesting interior of the restaurant. Our meal was delicious and perfect for lunch. Service was slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable meal
    FrugalGastronomeVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife described this experience as the best restaurant meal she's ever had. We had an early reservation so the table was ready. Wines by the glass were excellent. The server knew them. He was friendly, attentive, and could discuss the menu. The oysters were small but tasty. My caprese was 5 different heirloom tomato varieties and burrata as well as mozzarella under the olive oil. My wife had the crab, melon and avocado salad. When my wife debated getting the lamb instead of the quail just to get the squash blossoms coming with it, our server offered to bring them with the quail. (We got charged for a side, which was fine.) I had the halibut - fresh, perfectly cooked. We split the butterscotch dessert. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great room
    Mal1
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you can request seating up front at night the bridge view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I enjoyed everything, however I would have liked to have a view. I did request a view when I made reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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.
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    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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