Bistro Boudin

4.3
1322 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
WINTER HOURS (October - April):
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

**Christmas Eve (December 24th): 11:30am to 9:00pm

SUMMER HOURS (May-September):
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 351-5561
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Misael Reyes
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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) 928-8860 or bistroevents@boudinbakery.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taylor St.
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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.
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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).
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Special events & promotions
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bistro Boudin has a variety of Private Dining options available. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests in one of our lovely private rooms or 350 for a Buyout. California bistro cuisine with a focus on fresh local ingredients and seafood as well as our world famous Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl.

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What 1322 People Are Saying
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JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place as always. Every time, if we have friends coming to visit the bay area, we must bring them here to enjoy the yummy food and the amazing bread museum. Very educational and fun experience for all!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely no complaints. Food top notch, wouldn’t change a thing.

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Hawaii
1 review
2.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor food and very poor service

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c
London
1 review
4.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant very turistic with normal food! The menu is very extensive, this is a good place for turist, but San Francisco has better restaurants to go out!

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G
Philadelphia
297 reviews
4.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great service and food. Their pizza was very good. The views looking out over Fishermen's Wharf were stunning. We recommend.

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
4.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is located at Fishermans Wharf in one of the busiest sections. Because of the bakery below, it is very crowded and noisy. There were long waits to use the restroom as well. However, the food was excellent and the restaurant itself had a nice ambiance.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. One of the most incredible views of Alcatraz. The Clam Chowder in their freshly made sour dough bread bowls is a must. My wife loved her Crab Louie salad made with fresh rock crab meat. I had the fish/shrimp & chips combo which was great. We took our waiter's suggestion on which bottle of wine we should get along with the crab & spinach appetizer. We will be back.

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SJ
New York Area
23 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Boudin Bakery’s marketplace cafe, but this was my first time dining in the Bistro. My server was very upfront about the menu, noting a couple of entrees that “are not our specialties”. The cioppino was delicious. It’s a fun place with views of San Francisco’s Fusherman’s Wharf Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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F
Hawaii
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very nice and helpful. I always enjoy eating here when I visit San Francisco.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fish and chips were amazing, best we’ve had! Crab Mac and cheese also very good.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Took a while for drinks refill (about 5 minutes after entree arrived).

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JM
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot on the wharf. Get the crab and corn bisque in a bread bowl--it will not disappoint!

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ES
San Francisco
2 reviews
2.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food too salty, menu not interesting, food too expensive, table without a good view of the water. Waiter was nice.

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HA
London
10 reviews
3.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were there for the bread . The food was ok. Bread bowl was good the clam chowder was gooey - somewhat flavorless. Crab cake sandwhich was ok. The dressing and lettuce masked what little flavor it had. View was awesome. Service was wonderful. The kitchen was working with some pretty bland ingredients

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DR
1 review
4.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, I enjoyed this place. The bread they set out on our table was very cold, and if it weren't for that, this would be an easy 5 stars. The prices weren't too bad compared to what I expected after reading reviews. They handled my reservation perfectly and had a seat with a nice view ready for me!

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OT
San Francisco
57 reviews
4.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great venue for special day. a must do again. The crab omelette was excellent

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Central Coast
3 reviews
4.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for 8pm for a special occasion. Still very busy when we got there but our waitress was attentive and noise level wasn’t too bad. Food was delicious but portions were smaller than expected, especially given the price. Our ahi tuna tartar was great but the size was very tiny given the price. Great atmosphere (large restaurant but cozy) and we had a great view of the Bay. And the bread is always fantastic!! Would return!

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San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab lunch while visiting pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf!

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LP
San Francisco
14 reviews
3.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

a nice place to have clam or crab chowder

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DA
San Francisco
53 reviews
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good service. Exceptional views. Just perfect!

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AB
Portland
14 reviews
4.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My 13-year-old son and I were visiting SF for a 4-day trip and Boudin is where we chose for dinner on night one. He ordered fish and chips and I the clam chowder bread both. Both were fantastic, and for the rest of the trip my son kept mentioning how great Boudin was. Truthfully, he probably also liked to feel as if he knew how to speak French, too! Sitting by the window overlooking the wharf action was fun, and we headed to Musee Mechanique (an antique and vintage video game arcade) afterward to top off a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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E
Chicago
42 reviews
1.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Good food, service and ambiance conducive to conversation! Definitely recommend.

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RC
Austin
22 reviews
5.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upstairs much nicer than downstairs bar/cafe

Good food - large portions

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l
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit for any vacation to San Francisco - we loved it !!!

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c
Las Vegas
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good.

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B
New York Area
39 reviews
3.0Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Things were fine but nothing stood out to bring us back. It’s a typical tourist restaurant which is fine because what else would we expect. Nothing was particularly bad just not special. Our waiter was VERY forgetful which seared on us a little by the end..

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WP
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The only issue we found was that the Request ex bottle of wine was unavaiable and the waiter was not informed

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S
San Francisco
1 review
3.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Prices are too high - but then it is San Francisco. Clam Chowder is always good. Iceberg lettuce with eggs, bacon was not as refreshing as it had been on a previous visit. Bacon was burned and lettuce was not cold.

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Tampa
1 review
3.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Less then average food. The calm chowder was a huge disappointment

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AA
1 review
4.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience , good food and excellent service .

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MS
1 review
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a breathtaking windowed view of Alcatraz and the Warf from where we were seated. The service was phenomenal and the food was equally splendid.

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N
Atlanta
13 reviews
3.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our third time dining at Bistro Boudin. The food is good and the service is good. It’s a little noises at times, but this is a tourist area of town so it’s to be expected. The walk to the restaurant is nice and breezy so it’s always fun to see the water and sunset.

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R
Pittsburgh
1 review
1.0Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Dined at Boudin in December of 2016 and it was wonderful. Went back again on 7/15/18 for dinner and it was terrible. The restaurant used to serve a warm basket of their famous sourdough bread before your meal. This time it was cold, thin slices. My wife and I both ordered a salad and the crab cake. The salads were fine, but the crab cakes were mushy (bordering on runny) and undercooked on the inside and burnt on the outside. My wife sent hers back, it was so bad. We'll never go back.

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TO
1 review
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect, and my dinner was perfect. My daughter wasn't too happy with the clam chowder, but she is 9 and the waiter quickly had her pizza out and removed the chowder from the bill, which I did not ask for. He took it upon himself. I can't wait to go back. It was a lovely mother daughter dinner out.

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L
San Francisco
13 reviews
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend this restaurant to any one visiting Fisherman’s Warf.

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NL
Miami
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic server who was attentive and very polite. We had a great time.
Chicken was not their forte but all was good

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I were visiting on vacation. The Dungeness Crab Louis was fantastic. Great service and a delicious meal complete with Boudin sourdough bread.

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b
San Francisco
35 reviews
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointed: I've had the crab louis before and it was very good and filling - this time it was still good but small, with a good amount of crab, a few large asparagus spears, a few slices of tomato and a little lettuce. When I saw this coming to our table I thought it was someone's appetizer, it was so small and for $27.95, not worth the cost. The other entrees (sandwiches) were fine and I still will go back, just won't order the crab louis again.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic experience!! Great view, good service, great food!!

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S
New York Area
72 reviews
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was terrible. Salad never came entree arrived first. Waited a long time to finally get it correct. Waiter never even checked in.
Crab chowder was not as good as past visits

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