160 Jefferson St, Upper Level
San Francisco, CA 94133Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.bistroboudin.com/
- Phone: 4159281849x2
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
- Executive Chef: Misael Reyes
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Bistro Boudin is available for off-site catering in the SF Bay Area (including Marin and East Bay). Please contact our Sales Manager for further details and to schedule a tasting. (415) 928-8882 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Events: We offer both private and semi-private dining with several diverse and versatile space options, each with stunning bay views and crowd pleasing imagery. Our private dining room also offers a 52″ HD Monitor with satellite capability and direct VGA laptop connectivity.
- Cross Street: Taylor St.
- Public Transit: The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
- Parking: Private Lot
- Parking Details: Validated parking available at the Fisherman's Wharf lot located directly behind our building. Entrance on Taylor St. (past Jefferson). 3 hours validation with dining receipt from Bistro Boudin. Be sure to have your ticket validated before leaving the restaurant.
A word from Bistro Boudin
Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar ,Oyster /Tapas/ Raw bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.Continued
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Bistro Boudin reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 21, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
scenic view (81)great for lunch (43)good for groups (41)kid-friendly (31)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (27)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (19)great for brunch (18)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (7)Show More
- The chowder in the sourdoughOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/8/2014The chowder in the sourdough bread bowl and crab mac and cheese were fantastic - best meal in SanFran!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sunday night dinnerChuckDined on 3/2/2014Made reservation for 5, quickly brought to our table. Delayed bar service more than 20 minutes and there were only 4-5 couples in restaurant. Food was good and waiter attentive, he seemed to be handicapped by his support .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- overpricedkk5747Dined on 3/2/2014I know it's on the wharf so it was going to be more expensive, but more than $100 for 2 adults and a child seemed a little excessive! Kids meal for $10... really?! Food was ok, but nothing we couldn't get at home.Special Features:
- Excelente!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/2/2014Excelente atención! Excelente Comida! Excelente ambiente!Special Features:
- Nothing short of amazing!SFfirsttimersDined on 2/27/2014everything we had was amazing! Especially the famous bread!!!! Your servers were very sweet and accomodating and was not at all bothered when i asked for a candle for my husband's dessert for his bday nor when we asked about all the different items on the menu. We also had an amazing time making our own bread! we cant wait to visit again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love itAliloopDined on 2/22/2014The fish is fresh.... Love the bread... And a decent Clam ChowderSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We loved it!IwannagooutDined on 2/22/2014Best sourdough and chowder!!! We ate there a couple of times during our stay.Special Features:
- Very Average ServiceCraigDined on 2/21/2014Waiter a little inattentive, food gets a B. Same food at take out downstairs, but double the price.
- I was able to make a reservationVickiimariieDined on 2/16/2014I was able to make a reservation online, and they accommodated the seating I was asking for. Right next to a window, overlooking the bay during sunset! It was perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- best bread2boudinheavenDined on 2/14/2014I come here for the bread,its the best in town! the food and services are awesome!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- For the Price, Food is So-SoGingerNinjaDined on 2/14/2014We came here for Valentine's Day. I got the ceviche three ways (excellent), six oysters on the half shell (excellent but oddly small - maybe I'm just used to Maryland sized?) and the elderflower cocktail (great). My boyfriend got the fries (pretty good - little over greased and over garlic'd for me), the sourdough burger (blegh) and the blackberry cocktail (great.) The issue comes when you compare the cost to what you got. Our total for this came to $88 - considering that the ceviche was appetizer sized, the cocktails were small tumblers ($12 each??) and his burger was unsatisfying I just couldn't recommend it. Maybe lunch prices are better. For comparison - great dinner in Sausalito was $55 and food was *excellent* hard to justify.Special Features:
- Great Fishermans Wharf AlternativeSteveSBurgDined on 2/12/2014This is a great alternative for a bright view of the wharf while enjoying great sourdough bread. The food was good, and they were flexible seating our group which grew from when I made a reservation. The Cioppino was excellent. Enjoyed the dinner we had there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love itAliloopDined on 2/8/2014Yes, it has become franchised... It's not the absolute best gourmet in SF, but it is worth every penny you spend! I love the Coippino?? (Italian seafood soup). And the fresh bread is awesome! My kids love coming here!:) and of course my daughter loves the chowder bowls.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Bistro was good. FrontSueBDined on 2/1/2014The Bistro was good. Front desk was great when we had to change reservation. Service was just ok. Everything we ordered seemed to take a while - from the 1 beer, to even seeing the waiter. I ordered the Dungeness crab, which was delicious. However - it was delivered with no tools. No cracker, no cocktail fork. I tried to flag someone down several times. The table next to us finally got someone, but she was a busser with limited English. She tried hard to help, but it took her 3 trips to get me the right tools. Crab was good. But by then it was cold. Too much work on my part - for cold crab. Waiter should have offered us free dessert or something. He did not.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- customer service was 1st rate.jd2660Dined on 1/18/2014this was our 2nd time here... 1st time the waiter was dismal... took forever and moved at 1 mph. this time, made reservation and had to call MAX at the front counter twice to tell him we would be late. MAX was wonderful. upon arrival we got our window seat as requested and DAN our waiter was fantastic. It was a lil pricey but hey, it's a tourist area at Fisherman's wharf... overall was a very nice dining experience... we were seated in some "private dining room" are back in the corner... VERY nice.Special Features:
- Not just for tourists...ddracDined on 1/15/2014We are locals and our niece was coming out to visit for work. To get her out of her 'business hotel' and be able to see some sights, we took her out to dinner at the wharf. Although we have dined and many restaurants on the wharf, including the little cafe below, we had never eaten at the upstair restaurant at Boudins. What a lovely location, extremely nice staff and quality food. Thank you...we all enjoyed and will be back soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, classic San FranciscoTonyDined on 1/11/2014We had crabcakes, fried calamari, lobster gnocchi, burger, and a margherita pizza. Everything was delicious, service was attentive, really nice views of Pier 39.5.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome crab feast!ChristopheDined on 1/5/2014Would not recommend sitting by the windows as there is a very cold and strong draft there. crab feast is amazingI would recommend this to a friend.
- We held our daughter's 22CaptainKirkDined on 1/3/2014We held our daughter's 22 nd birthday here and it was a hughe success.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Place, Amazing food!!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/31/2013The place was awesome, great service! But the best was the food, I was terrible good !!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- New Year's Eve DinnerjnotarDined on 12/31/2013I chose the Bistro Boudin because of its location, reviews and menu. We wanted to eat at a restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf prior to the fireworks on New Year's Eve and my husband and I wanted a good Ciopinno. We weren't disappointed. The Ciopinno was excellent. My husband likes spicy food and it had a good spice to it (but not too spicy for me). It was a large portion accompanied by garlic bread for dipping in the tasty sauce. We had two non seafood eaters in our part and they were happy with the flat iron steak. The fried calamari, mussels and ceviche were all very good. The halibut ceviche was all fish with small pieces of red onion. The total bill was not cheap but for its location and quality it was to be expected.Special Features:
- Nice place to have dinnerMaryDined on 12/29/2013We had such a good time there ! Good food, interesting museum about sourdough bread ...Special Features:
- Slow start, but great foodNaytVIPDined on 12/29/2013We were sat outside and had a great view of the ocean, but waited about 10 minutes before I had to go to the front desk asnd ask for our server. It too almost another 5 minutes before she got to our table after that. Chowder in bread bowls, salad and the cheese plate were all great, just slow service.
- Great Food on Fisherman' WharfNewUCLAMomVIPDined on 12/28/2013We love the food at Bistro Boudin. It's our go-to place at Fisherman's Wharf that has great seafood that is not at inflated prices touristy prices. Because the restaurant is upstairs, the view is nice. Service is always good as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth the trip if time to spareAbcbitsybooDined on 12/28/2013Boudin is famous for its Sourdough bread and the Fishermans Wharf location has a bistro downstairs with self service seating. It's very chaotic and doesn't afford the views from the restaurant. We always make a reservation to avoid the wait and request a table by the window. We started with the corn and crab bisque petite bread bowl and it was truly wonderful. For lunch we dined on spicy shrimp tacos in sourdough tortillas which were good. The finale was a sourdough bread pudding in caramel sauce that was scrumptious. The soup bread bowls seemed to run frequently from the kitchen, but we noticed our food and those around us that ordered other items took way too long. Service was otherwise attentive. Enjoyable if time permits.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A San Francisco MustOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/26/2013The best clam chowder in town. Whilst waiting, guests can browse about the museum and watch the bakers make sourdough. Great for kidsSpecial Features:
- Well BREAD Fisherman's Wharf DiningSuziesparklesVIPDined on 12/25/2013GREAT overlooked restaurant in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.!!! Outshines the old standard traditional Wharf favorites and stands on its own! VERY good food & presentations but it's the amazing outside/ inside show of bakers making fresh sourdough animal shaped bread that is special! Great souvenir to take home along with pictures of the experience! Don't be mistaken into thinking the downstairs cafe is what I'm reviewing, it's the UPSTAIRS dining room that shines . Portions are generous, prices in keeping with other Wharf restaurants. A fun AND educational place! DEFINITELY book while walking around on the wharf. Usually not booked until the "crowd" realizes everything else is!. A great place to spend your Fisherman's Wharf DOUGH!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Almost perfectBeachBabeOldieDined on 12/25/2013Unfortunately we had a change in waiters early in our dinner which resulted in missed items and uneven service. Our table for 6 was too close to a wall where all the other waiters walked past to service their tables. We were continually interrupted by the and other diners with oversized baby strollers. It was uncomfortable because our disabled friends were seated on that side.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Christmas DinnerFamilyfoodiesDined on 12/25/2013We chose this location due to its central location in the fisherman's wharf district of San Fransisco. The restaurant is fine choice because it has a good menu, fine ambiance, and a nice view. We were a larger party with three children and everyone enjoyed a very good holiday meal. Service could have been a bit better, but due to the volume, they did pretty well on this busy holiday. The striped bass with leaks and bacon vinaigrette was phenomenal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Something for everyone onOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 12/21/2013Something for everyone on the menu. A quiet oasis in the midst of the bustle of Fisherman's Wharf.Special Features:
- Oldest operating bakery in SFOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 12/21/2013Touristy but informative, Boudin is the longest operating bakery and business in SF. While you wait to be sitted you can stroll down their museum and taste their famouse sourdough bread. Make sure you order the clam chowder and some plate that comes in their famous sour-dough bread/crust/flour.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was obviously freshlyGrandmaVIPDined on 12/14/2013Food was obviously freshly prepared. Xavier is a gem of a server!Special Features:
- Foreigner from FranceFranceDined on 12/12/2013We were a party of 4, 2 French and 2 Americans, between 30 and 60. We all liked the place and the food. Thank you.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday DinnerCPD434Dined on 11/30/2013Booked online and mentioned it was a birthday dinner. Was seated in a small room next to the fire place. Staff was helpful and attentitive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BoudinFogCitySharkDined on 11/29/2013Great spot for large groups - they have a wonderful private dining room upstairs and the service was impeccable. We had a team who took care of us - our out of town guests loved the food, view and take home bread they gave everyone. They loved it. I'd take guests here again - fun to walk around afterwards too.Special Features:
- Absolutely Fantastic!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/28/2013We had no idea what to expect. Couldn't have chosen a better place to have our first meal in San Francisco! Everything was wonderful. We will return!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's goodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/28/2013In a very touristy area they were still able to satisfy the natives.Special Features:
- Not the restaurantHusbandbirthdayDined on 11/25/2013I had made reservations on line, but learned on the day of my reservations that the actual restaurant was not in service. Therefore, we just went to the regular bakery shop, where we had a great dinner and then got some wonderful bread.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bad Table - Mgt not accomodatingshopgirlVIPDined on 11/23/2013We asked, when making our reservation, for a quiet table. We were seated next to a table of 4 children who ran wild around the restaurant, and mother and grandmother didn't try to control them. We asked to be re-seated when we saw where we were being seated and told there was no other place. At the end of the meal when we complained again how it had ruined our evening, the manager came over with a free loaf of sour dough bread, which we felt was an empty, cheap gesture. At the end of the meal, they were almost condescending to us, as if we hated children. We don't hate children - just don't like to watch them run around, pick their noses, and then eat what they picked, while we are trying to have a nice meal.Special Features:
- Business dinner for 12EKatInterlinxDined on 11/18/2013I hosted a dinner for clients and had a very positive experience. I think the guests enjoyed themselves, and I had the wine flowing, so I think that went well, too. Noise level is a bit high for business discussion, but not extraordinary for a restaurant. I would pick this place again.Special Features: