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Date
Mon, 4/23
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Bistro Boudin

4.3
1237 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
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 1237 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on November 3, 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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5.0Dined on November 2, 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.

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2.0Dined on November 1, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 20, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 14, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 12, 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.

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I love the food here. Wide selection something for everyone

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5.0Dined on October 7, 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!

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 6, 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.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 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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5.0Dined on October 6, 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!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 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!

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3.0Dined on September 25, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on September 22, 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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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Our service was outstanding. The server gave great recommendations.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 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!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place, great food!

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

It was good

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great, the best fish and chip ever

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3.0Dined on September 15, 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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3.0Dined on September 15, 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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4.0Dined on September 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

As a San Francisco native this is great place for great chowder. This place attracts many tourists since it is in the heart of tourist attractions, however even if you are a native it's a great place to eat and enjoy the water scenery.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice food albeit a bit pricy for what you get. We felt rushed, two courses in and out within a hour at an 8pm sitting which let them down.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

"Bistro?" Webster defines a bistro as a small restaurant or bar. Bistro Boudin is anything but small; it is a reasonably large restaurant with a moderately high noise level. If you are looking for a small, intimate, restaurant you should go elsewhere. If you are looking for good food and a menu with plenty of options, Bistro Boudin is well worthy of your consideration. As you would expect, there are many sea food choices, but the menus offered a nice variety of other options, too. I selected the "Fish & Chips." The fish were coated in a delicious batter, fried to perfection, and tender. The "chips" were both tasty and plentiful.

Our server was knowledgeable about the Bistro's offerings as well as being appropriately conversational. The service was adequate but not attentive.

Boudin had it's start as a bakery and there is an active bakery adjacent to the restaurant. Walk through a door and you find your self on an enclosed balcony overlooking the bakery operations. Nice.

The bistro is on the second floor of a building in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. On the first floor you will find a more fast food like cafe and a store that offers Boudin's sourdough baked goods, branded wares, souviners, and more. Another nice feature.

Neither small nor intimate, and certainly moderately expensive, Bistro Boudin is still a good choice.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food, friendly staff! Loved the experience of bringing our adult children to San Francisco & one of our favorite restaurants here!

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

A rare miss with the food - the chicken and chips is usually succulent and tasty, but this time it wasn't. I was seated straight away, despite massive queues thanks to having a reservation, and the service was great. I'll give it another chance as it's the first time in several visits it's been not so great

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3.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Average food. Our service was poor ... Had to ask for things rather than waiter asking if we needed anything. Clam chowder was not worth the calories. Roasted crab way heavy on garlic.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. The views looking out over the harbor are breathtaking. We have never had a bad meal here. We highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

I had booked based on reviews at Open Table. I was surprised to see that it was part of the Boudin chain which I associate with premium fast food. But this restaurant sits on the second floor of the Boudin sourdough building. It is definitely not fast food but a very fine restaurant.

We ordered the crab cakes, grilled scallops and sea food paella. The food was excellent and equivalent to the many fine seafood restaurants in the City. Views and ambience were great.

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