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Bobo's is a stylish destination for the most exquisite steak and crab in the City. With antiqued red walls, colored glass light fixtures and tablecloths, the restaurant is like a plush Venetian jewel box. Executive Chef Andrea Froncillo has created a delectable menu that showcases his signature Italian-Asian fusion. The steak is USDA certified prime beef, dry-aged four to six weeks - longer than anywhere else on the West Coast! The crab is Dungeness, harvested from the Pacific Ocean and roasted in a savory garlic-butter sauce that is positively addicting.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Hours of Operation:
Everyday including hoildays: 5pm - 11pm
For any reservation more than 5 parties, please give us a call at the Restaurant and we will do the needful for you.
Van Ness Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking Is Available for our Guests.
MUNI: 47, 49, 30
Private Party Facilities:
Bobo's can accommodate 16-20 guests in "The Nook" and 30-33 guests upstairs. "Circo" can accommodate 22 guests. Unfortunately we are not able to book private parties on Fridays and Saturdays.
Private Party Contact:
Camie Steffensen: (415) 441-8880 ext. 3
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Bobo's Ratings and Reviews
I celebrated my 5th anniversary with my lady and we loved it. On the outside of the restaurant you would think it is small. They actually have a lot of seating. Very intimate low light setting. Loved every second. (FYI) no reservation needed for the bar top and bar tables. A MUST GO!!!! First reviews I have ever done and I’m 27. I have been to a lot of places. This restaurant deserves your time and service.
Nice setting in the heart of San Francisco with an ambience under the circus tent, amazing food from Steaks to Crab. Can't go wrong starting off with a sizzling iron skillet of mussels. The filet was perfectly cooked, medium rare and the sides dishes were just as amazing...
I drive by Bobo's every day to/from work on a touristy part of Lombard street, but recently saw it featured on "Check Please Bay Area" and it sounded really great and a locals' hangout. So we booked a table for last night at 7:00.
After a schedule change, we showed up 45 minutes early figuring it would either be packed and we could have drinks at the bar while we waited, or it would be early enough to snare an empty table.
Got there and the bar area was full, but the two main dining rooms had a single table occupied in each room. The hostess wanted us to sit at a table literally 6 inches from the other couple in a completely empty room of tables. When we asked if we could have a more private seat, the hostess said "not till 7:00."
We tried a few times to point out other options but she refused until our reservation time of 7:00PM, so we walked out. Her response in a snarky tone: "I take it that's a no?" We said "correct." and she just said happily "well, good by."
The hostess then listed us as a no-show on Open Table, so I just came here to correct that and add - we are big tippers, usually order cocktails and an expensive bottle of wine with dinner, enjoy great steaks, and sides, and with a baby sitter in Marin - would not have hogged the earlier table and probably opened up one more cover for them in the process. Hire nicer hosts who can help make an experience wonderful not awkward sitting up against some other table and skip the snooty attitude. There was no reason to treat anyone this way, especially people who arrived eager and happy to sample this restaurant.
We have many steakhouses here in Australia, of which a good proportion are excellent. However, Bobo's takes steak to another level entirely. My business partner and I were thoroughly impressed with the whole experience, but it was the cut of meat, and how it was prepared, that we most appreciated.
First time using OpenTable and came across Bobo’s while looking for a special place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious from start to end and they even served a complimentary dessert for our special night! Was also seated in a intimate booth since I indicated we were celebrating a special event, so truly outstanding service! Just a tad pricey but a welcomed treat!
Their steaks are the best quality I have had in a restaurant. The bone in filet minuon is unique. The dining is cosy (slightly cramped). It was an unusually warm night in San Francisco (global warming??) and a little uncomfortable in the restaurant. However this is not a usual occurance.
We had 6 in our party and there was another party next to us talking loudly. It was difficult for us to communicate at our table.
We sat upstairs above the bar and baked for over an hour, it must have been 90* because the air conditioning was out. Everyone was melting and complaining of the heat. We asked to get the AC turned on to no avail. When we complained to mgt, he could careless about the miserable experience. The steaks would have been good if they were cooked properly, both undercooked and served raw. Sorry but I won't be back.
The food was exceptional. Service wonderful. This was a special occasion, and the staff did everything to accommodate. The Chef himself made sure that the dessert was specifically done to my specifications. Even the valet (Zack) was absolutely wonderful. I did not know about the valet parking, and we parked up the street. He actually went and drove the car to the restaurant, so it would be easier for us. So, thank you all for making the night very special. We will be back, no question about it.
This restaurant isn’t close to the best steakhouse, yet they charge like they are. The service was very good but the filet I had didn’t have much flavor and was definitely over-priced. The crab was good but again I have had better with more flavor. Not sure why it has such high ratings and all the awards. I would not go back.
Honestly food was great however service was terrible. Waiter basically rushed us through the entire thing. When he came to our table and asked to take our steak orders, we said we would like another minute, and he basically told us no. Said he had a 25 top that we should get our order in before them. We then asked the hostess and she said the 25 top was coming in later. Then when the bus boy cleared our appitiezer which was mussels and crab on a cast iron skillet with hot butter and oil, the guy spilled it down my friends neck and back. When the “manager” came over he basically mocked my friend, asking if he needed to call him an ambulance in a condescending tone. The waiter was extremely rude the rest of the dinner. Food was great but the experience was basically ruined
Food was very good but service was way too fast. We were rushed through our courses. Mains arrived while we were still eating our salads. Felt like they were trying to free up our table / not what we expected for these prices. Also they were out of 9 oz filet at 7:30? (What we both wanted to order and were forced to order bigger steaks)
Underwhelmed by food and especially by service for this level of a restaurant. My party was sat at a booth next to an open door to an ugly patio. Open door created a draft that was not comfortable.
Service was mediocre. Had to remind waiter many times for items. Waiter was not nearly as attentive as what I would expect from this level of a restaurant.
The food was outstanding, the service very pleasant, friendly and professional. I would expect for a steakhouse at this high level to have a much more attractive appearance. Maybe an Italian interior designer could bring the place to a look worthy of its culinary value.
This was a great find for dinner! A fun cocktail menu and perfect for steak lovers! I had a rib eye that was to die for! Awesome portions. We went with my boss and she was impressed! The mussels were a great starter-- I don't usually like mussels and these were phenomenal! Also- save room for dessert!
We waited over an hour for our reservation. The bar was packed (since presumably everyone else also had an hour delay) so they sent us to their burger bar a few doors down. No mention of a complimentary beverage while we waited. The hostesses didn't seem to care, but our server tried to make it up by offering an appetizer & a dessert on the house. Appreciate that he tried, but we didn't get fed until 9:30. Also we were paying our sitter by the hour, so that's an extra $25 while we stood around waiting for our table.
Steaks were cooked beautifully. However they cook all the steaks in butter garlic olive oil. Sounds good but all four steaks had this funky flavor. We could not figure why they all tasted weird. I thought for once we were going to have a great go to steakhouse here. Vegi Sides were all mushy. Wanted to like this place but so so. Steaks were normally priced avg. $45-100 per steak. Waiter was great.
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