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About 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.

160 Jefferson St, Upper Level
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Taylor St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 351-5561

Website:
http://www.bistroboudin.com/

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

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.

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).

Executive Chef:
Misael Reyes

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

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.

Specials

Complimentary Glass of Wine

Specials

Complimentary Glass of Wine
Details

Join us for Dinner and receive a complimentary glass of wine!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 16, 2017

Ends: April 16, 2018

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-6:00PM 8:00PM-9:30PM

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.

Bistro Boudin Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (33)
Scenic View (30)
Casual (23)
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Great for Lunch (17)
Special Occasion (17)
People Watching (15)
Authentic (14)
Fun (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Food was as expected. We've been here before. Prices on par for other similar restaurants in the area. Service was slow. Our server was forgetful on refill requests.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Excelente opción para probar la comida típica de San Francisco

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Worst server we have ever had. We felt like we were inconveniencing the server by being there. Never once asked about the food, which was not up to their normal standards

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very Nice Dinner in a great spot. Bakery and Museum added to the experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really good food especially love the clam chowder bowl and the French bread.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was poor, food was just okay to perhaps bad. Wouldn't go there again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We come here often and really much enjoy this restaurant. The food is delicious the service is generally very good and you can’t beat the view.

This time, we had a not so great experience. Our plates were cleared while we were in conversation and didn’t even have a chance to ask for a box to take home the leftovers. The waitress kept coming by-busboys too and clearing everyone’s dishes so quickly. I hate when restaurant to do that. It makes the slow eater’s feel slow and the fast eater’s feel like pigs. I always ask to please leave the dishes until the last person is finished. It was quite annoying-although our waiter was excellent, I felt rushed this time as they were clearing dishes constantly. We were large group celebrating and this just really killed the mood. We even ordered champagne so you’d think they would have known to not push and rush. It was more of the clearers then the waiter.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, food was fine, but don't come here for any kind of service. From the lack of greeting from the hostess, and instead, decided to take a phone call. To the mis-info listed on their website for a complimentary drink. If you are ok with asking for a refill every time, and being ignored, then this place is right for you! The only saving grace, will be the enjoyment your kids will have if you order the turtle bread bowl. Very cute, and they will enjoy it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

we have gone their many times and always had a great experience until yesterday. my wife's mashed potatoes had some undefined items in them and my order was wrong - twice. we will pass going forward

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service and food were excellent. Our waiter showed great commitment to his work, being very pleasant and helpful. The food was served in a very reasonable time, and was attractive and very well prepared. I would highly recommend Boudin to anyone, and return again.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The place was very nice but the server was snotty and rude. I could have gotten the same service going to a burger joint and pay WAY LESSSS than i did. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE IF USING VOUCHERS. Parking is horrible Asked place to validate and they didnt and i had to go back in for them to fix. Overall this will be the last time i will go back unless they show me a reason to return.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Other than a slight glitch with our reservation, all was excellent. Beautiful space and views, and food was great all around (especially that bread!)
Convenient location near Fisherman's wharf and Pier 39, but definitely a huge step up from the chain/ tourist spots in the area. The bakery museum and views over the bakery itself in action were a nice added touches.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent Anniversary celebration dinner location. Great location, service, and food. Definitely will visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Spent the day in the City and had an early dinner late lunch. We had a reservation and got seat right on time. Great views of the Bay and perfect location

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best meal we had while in San Francisco. Fun tour after also.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Over all good all a experience in a busy touristy part of town.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was able to get a table reservation very easily. The menu had plenty options for my family of 4. The apps came out very quickly. We'd definitely dine here again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice restaurant with great views of the piers and water. The chowder in a bread bowl was amazing!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We never miss a chance to stop at Boudin's when we're in San Francisco. Food was delicious! He had the Cuban sandwich and I the clam chowder. Service was a bit poor. We were really thirsty when we visited and although we knew we had to request refills, it was extremely difficult to flag down our waiter just to make the request. Will still go back in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We bought a Travelzoo prix fixe menu. The value was wonderful. The goat cheese appetizer was fantastic. The clam chowder was amazing. The cippino and seafood paella was great! Our server, John, was spot on! He was super! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food and service. The steak and scallops were great, but really overpriced. It was too bad since I had a Travel Zoo voucher.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. I spent the night in the bathroom ill.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love the food here. Wide selection something for everyone

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My favorite place in San Francisco. I bring all my out of town guests here to enjoy the view and eat the wonderful bread. The service is always spectacular. Really my favorite place!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Scenic View, Healthy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great effort on behalf if service. Food was more or less okay. Much noise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Kind of a tourist trap, but the food delivers on the promise. Make a reservation if possible because it will be busy. Waiter was some inattentive but always nice and friendly. If going to San Francisco again with other family who had not been there, would consider going again, but would not go again by myself.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for the Travelzoo deal and we were totally disappointed. We thought that since we are so close to the pier that the seafood must be fresh. We were totally wrong. The crab in the cioppino was not fresh at all. There were no claims in my claim chowder not to mention that the soup was not even enough for a cup of soup in that bread bowl. I had their claim chowder in their bread bowl downstairs before and they were good but not upstairs. One would think that a restaurant would give you much better quality of food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We used a Travelzoo certificate for 3 course meals for two and the value was excellent and the food was fantastic!! We got the signature sourdough bread bowl and the cioppino which was amazing. Service was great and very friendly vibe. They serve local wines too. A fun night!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

THE BEST sourdough bread ever! Friendly, efficient staff with a view of the bay. Good wine offerings and a variety of food selections. Oh, and did I tell you about the bread? 😁
We plan on going back the day after tomorrow!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Boudin had average service. Service and attention to details were the downfall for the experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was very poor. Our waiter didn't bring bread to the table until we asked for it halfway through our meal. We ordered soup as an appetizer and our mains came out before any of our appetizers or soups arrived.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Our service was outstanding. The server gave great recommendations.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Very best favorite! This one visit the food presentation suffered, but delicious! Drinks and service was great. Worthy of our 50th anniversary celebration. We try to come at least once a year to enjoy the S.F. experience (although we are native Bay Area, Californians), just too delicious to miss!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place, great food!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was good

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We got there early 5:30pm so there was no waiting. The service and food were outstanding as always!!!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great, the best fish and chip ever

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was the second time I've eaten here and was very excited to revisit. Our experience wasn't great. We were told upon being seated that the kitchen was closing soon, which we understood, but then no one came to take our order for 10 or 15 minutes. I ordered the crab & corn chowder and it was obviously the bottom of the pot. It was thin, tasted too strongly of onion, and had MAYBE 2 bites of crab in it. We were offered dessert and ordered the beignets...only to be told a few minutes later that we could have only the lava cake or creme brûlée. Disappointed in this visit and for the price, don't know if we will give it another chance.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was okay - more of a tourist trap then an amazing meal. Turned on every light at 10 pm I guess they were closing. Additionally desert items were not available as they had already shut off the fryer.

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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I've been in this restaurant for a dinner, I loved the lobster, high recommended

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