Overall the experience was something I will never want to experience again. Over rated
This place definitely left a bad taste when there. If I would of know that Bobo's does not know how to differentiate what "MEDIUM RARE and RARE" is, personally I would of bought the steak at a market and cooked at home myself. I was perfectly clear to the Server that my partner wanted MEDIUM WELL and I wanted MEDIUM RARE, she ended up getting Medium Rare and my steak was completely Rare. After I mentioned this to the server, he took the steak and brought it back completely burnt. I don't blame him, his service was great. A little rigid but did this job. My question is who is cooking these steaks in the kitchen. Do they need help on how to cook the perfect steak?
I am not happy with this place, do not think I will be coming back and definitely not recommend this place to anyone else. The experience is great but I do not want to go to a place that can't even cook a steak properly. Sad!
The crab was old and smelled. Our steak was not cooked as ordered and had to be returned, we waited a long time for it to come back. The twice backed potato tasted like it was frozen, it was horrible. Waited 20 minutes for a glass of iced tea, would never go back there...
Immerse yourself in a kooky environment of Venetian bohemianism and enjoy a delicious meal. Quite enjoyable and memorable.
We were very excited to try the highly recommended Bobos, but unfortunately our experience was subpar. We ordered filet and half crab, the filet tasted of seafood and the crab was extremely dry and fishy. They plated the crab and filet together, so the filet was sitting in a bed of crab juice.
Our waiter provided excellent service, but we would not go back because the food was not good and the price does not justify the risk of receiving the same experience next time.
I got the 49er porterhouse steak medium rare and it was Exquisite Service was great our waiter was wonderful and funny I will return
Excellent food and service, ambiance and decor are also amazing. Definitely not cheap expect to spend about $60(on the low side) to $100 per person with an appatizer, entree and sides/drinks.
Bobo’s didn’t meet the expectations.
First of all, the service wasn’t great, it wasn’t necessary bad but for a upscale dining one can expect their water to be refilled without a reminder, a wine chiller with an order of white wine and plates/silver to be cleaned between services. No of that happened last night.
Secondly, food was awful. Whole crab we ordered was overcooked and way too salty. Crab cakes were dry and small. Steaks came undercooked inside (rare instead of medium rare) and almost burnt on outside, clearly their grill is too hot.
For the price tag, you can go to any other steakhouse in the area and get better service.
We went to BoBos for Valentines Day and had a great experience. The food was awesome and our waiter provided us with ezcellent, attentive service.
Daughter’s 21st. Hostess was wonderful and Joel was excellent.
The heyday is over for Bobo's. Service bad, food worse. Every patron in this restaurant was experiencing the same frustration. Change the leadership, get a better head chef, whatever, but please make the change you need to get Bobo's back to the goto steakhouse in SF
Great steaks and seafood.
Free valet parking, right on Lombard.
Great steaks and service here. My only down side was the change in their wine list. Couldn’t find a decent Cab to go with my filet. I’ll just have to bring my own bottle next time. Boo for corkage.
We throughly enjoyed our experience at Bobos we will gladly return next time we visit San Francisco. Service was wonderful as well as the food
The ambiance is very nice. The server was rude. The steak was pretty good. The crab was terrible and dry and old. Overall would not return
Very delicious food! Of course a little pricey because of where and what they serve but SOO good! Worth my birthday dinner!
I took my boyfriend out for his birthday and I felt like almost everything went wrong. I chose Bobos because I had been there before and had a great experience and wanted to take my bf somewhere with steak and Mac and cheese (our two favorite things) and a nice environment. We were placed in a room with a huge party of people (we were the only two in that room that were not part of the party) so it was very noisy whereas we were looking forward to a more intimate setting (which I mentioned on the opentable reservation). The server was rude and short from the beginning since we didn’t order any drinks. The Caesar salad, bread, and shrimp was good. The steak my boyfriend ordered was undercooked to the point that the center was cold and he ended up getting sick later that evening. The Mac and cheese was intolerable. We both are huge Mac and cheese fans and pretty much can eat any Mac and cheese but we couldn’t stomach it after a few bites. The server never came by to ask how the food was for us to tell him that we didn’t like most of it or to tell him the steak was cold. I felt like we were being rushed out- we were out of there in 53 minutes- and usually our dinner dates usually are around 1.5-2 hours. And lastly, I was under the impression that there would be a dessert and candles or something to celebrate his birthday. Nothing happened and it was just the worst place for me to choose. I was so disappointed, I felt like I ruined his birthday.
Steak was cooked well but crab was dry and over cooked
Needs a better selection of beverages especially beers.
We were seated in a small room with a huge party of loud people who were oblivious that they were disruptive. When we asked to be moved (before ordering) the management was completely unhelpful and dismissive. We did finally move snd it was more pleasant though the party next to us didn’t receive their side dishes until more than 20 minutes after their steaks. Their displeasure was contagious-because we were seated about 18inches from them. When spending over $500 for a meal, you should enjoy it. We’ve been there a number of times but I will not be returning and will no longer recommend it. It’s too bad because the food is good.
Catered to my party of 7 with children. All the staff-- from the valet, hostesses, to our waiter was extremely thoughtful and considerate throughout the entire process. I will definitely return. Thank you so much for making our experience a memorable one.
Average quality food totally overpriced. The ambiance is ok but the cuisine is not.
Best steak in SF
We had the steak and crab and were disappointed based on what previous reviews stated. The crab was very salty and dry. The steak was fair . We tried the creamed spinach, brussel sprouts, potatoe and they were all very good but again over-salted. Maybe just an off day but we were not crazy about the meal.
It was great! We’ve been coming here for over a decade. There was a point where we weren’t as satisfied with the food but it came back with a vengeance. Food was great service was excellent. We all enjoyed it.
My son’s birthday
Food decent but way way OVERPRICED.
Bizarrely, you buy a $90. base porterhouse & they bring a separate decent NY steak with a decent separate filet mignon that doesn’t even fit that NY steak piece...from a different animal surely. The “NY with bone” barely had a bone, weird.
Ya, $125. buys you a real porterhouse????
Somethings wrong there...
Always a special place to take your bride!!!
I had the whole crab, and my son had the large bone-in filet. Both were excellent as were our salads (vinaigrette especially good). Fine palate-cleansing dessert of tangerine granita. Interesting two-story dining room on Lombard just off of Van Ness.
some of the serves were a little rude but i enjoyed myself either way
Mussels and shrimp were very good items. Steak was also great.
Overpriced for the food, service was basic nothing extraordinary for the tips they get
Food was exceptional, service was wonderful but we waited half an hour for our table even though we had reservations.
Amazing experience can’t wait to go back for a 100th time
Terrific experience. This was a birthday celebration following a cirque du soleil show so the restaurant was a perfect compliment. Food was great and staff was very friendly. Will definitely come back.
Great place to take your wife and make great memories
This place is the best. Food is off the hook and right to the plate
This has been our New Year's Eve choice the past five years and it continues to surpass our expectations. Can't wait for next year!
They had an error with their booking system. Had to wait 35 mins in the rain/cold until our table was ready. Ended up being late for my following plans. Steak was way under cooked, but they we too busy to correct.