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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.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com
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.
The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
"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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