Bistro Boudin

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Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal with views of the SF Bay. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar, Oyster 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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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable spot. Best bread bowl experience without the tourists.

FD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good fish and wine at an affordable price !
Very nice moment

RN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Had to wait for the table despite the reservation, service was slow and the food wasn’t that good.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was wonderful and food was delicious! It was a positive experience

PC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four had lunch here after the airport and before sightseeing around the wharf. Great food for all with generous portions of crab in the salads and chowder ( of course in a bread bowl. )Hamburger for the child was great. Fantastic views of the bay and a bread museum and walk around tour of the bakers and bread. They even have sculptures made of sourdough bread.
Easy parking.
Very short walk to the museum of antique arcade games and dioramas, which is great for all ages.
Right next to that is the naval ship museum.
Lots to see and do.

F
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate early, about 5:30. We were seated by the window and had a beautiful view. Our server was great. I had a bread bowl of the crab and corn chowder. My husband had a salad. Both were just what we wanted.

DS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun and delicious place to go for lunch after visiting Alcatraz!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, awesome views, courteous service!

AP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food. Service was just okay. Definitely give it a try.

OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! We were lucky to be seated by the window with a great view of the bay. Food delish. Had the empanadas and fish n chips. A little pricey but that's San Francisco ☺️

IB
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Aubrey was a terrific waitress! Very personable and consistently checked on us to see what we needed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service

Pasta much too oily.

SB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Casual, good food

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great view and delicious food! Plus the bread being made was fun to watch! Such a production! Very interesting! Nice piece of San Francisco history!

b
Las Vegas
53 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Cioppino and sourdough bread is very good. Server Gary is not

L
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were fabulous!!! Steve E took excellent care of us. We left very happy & full.

NP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This is generally a great place to go.. this time we just did not get the std of service we are used to.

J
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful late lunch at Boudin.
The food was excellent and the bread is good as well, obviously.

g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very slow service

J
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I used to visit the bakery as a kid and it has changed completely! It has gone from a small bakery to a full fledge business with restaurant, gift store and awesome bread displays. We ate at the Bistro and the food was delicious from the surf and turf to the beef stew, there are great options for all tastes. The drinks and jazz group added to the sounds of the wharf and people going by at sunset from our balcony table.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time my fiancée was in San Francisco. I had to take her to a local favorite.

T
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Bistro Boudin! We were celebrating my sister-in-law and husband's 40th wedding anniversary and the service, the food and the ambiance were excellent as always! I had forgotten what chimichurri is, and it was served over my "perfectly cooked" filet mignon and my lobster. What a great addition to my meal! I have to admit that I was expecting it to be spicy and be disappointed, but NO! It was the original chimichurri! A BIG applause to the Chefs. You will see us again and again when we bring out-of-town guests or when we just want a good meal in a fun environment. By the way they also enjoyed the Boudin Museum. A perfect evening!

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was lovely. Bit pricey but nice. Would recommend to friends

m
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

なかなかオーダーを取りに来ない。
注文したメニューを間違えて違うの料理を持ってきた。
ガーリックが苦手だっいうと頼めるメニューは3つしかないと強要してきて不快極まりなかった。
接客態度が悪く最初から最後まで、最悪だった。

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a fantastic 18th birthday dinner here. Good drinks and delicious food with amazing views of the bay.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The waiter took forever to get our drinks and to even get to our table to introduce himself. I was disappointed especially because of how much money the bill was. It just wasn’t worth it. However, they do have an amazing crab cake.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They changed the crab dish from cold
To hot and it was just ok

Bring the cold dish back

TP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit touristy, but still pretty food. Good location, and great bread!

SL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was polite and expeditious with our orders. Needless to say, the food/bread was extraordinary. Each of us ordered different lunches (pizza, chowder bowl, salmon, steak sandwich) and all of us were overwhelmed by the portions and the flavor. ps - we loved the bread so much that some of us took a few loaves home and some ordered online to have it delivered back to the East Coast.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Poor service, very slow. However, great food and views.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s all about the sourdough of course. Perfectly airy and chewy.

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for mom’s 89th Birthday. There were 13 of us making her day special. We were so full we know now to just order an assortment of appetizers. We loved everything! Thank you for making mom’s day special!

L
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food here is always good and the cocktail was just delicious. We found the booth uncomfortable but it was no problem for them to change out table for us.

G
Philadelphia
335 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

OMG. Great food and service. The views are amazing. We highly recommend.

AR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing sea food, with North Cal specialties. Fried calamari and Clam chowder.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food always amazing my boyfriend and I always stop here when we visit from San Diego. Only downside is yet again the women’s bathroom was flooded out. Had to wait over 10 mins to use the restroom, the line was right in the way of a large parties table and main walkway. Other than that always enjoys the bread tour and soup and bread bowls!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation to celebrate our Anniversary

KU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was fine except the sliced sourdough bread in the basket. The bread crust was hard and we couldn't eat it. We asked for fresher bread and were told that that was all there was.

GT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Made a reservation as we came in to town but wished we had waited and just took a chance with so many choices of restaurants available. Host were great, waiter not so good. I think he was having a bad night and didn’t want to be there or he thought we didn’t look like big tippers. He was right in this case, usually tip above average but was not tended to very well and felt rushed. Amaretto sour was really good, steak was good, chicken was good, lobster was ok, bread was ok.

MR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!! Great in every way. We loved it!