Bobo's

4.5
2329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(415) 441-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrea Froncillo
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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.
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Private party contact
Camie Steffensen: (415) 441-8880 ext. 3
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Cross street
Van Ness Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking Is Available for our Guests.
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Public transit
MUNI: 47, 49, 30
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
2,329 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
16%
Good
8%
Fair
2%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent, the best part of our night was making 4 new friends. Amazing night!

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KC
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. Renaut is a wonderful waiter, very attentive.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We sat in the small room downstairs and could barely hear each other talk. Food was good though.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, great food and drinks. Pricy, but understandable based on quality and service received. Will continue to go often and refer to anyone as a top spot in SF.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobo’s is my #1 steakhouse in the US. Since I experienced Bobo’s in 2006 I have make it my mission to have dinner there every time in close and bring everyone alone so they can experience. They have NEVER disappointed!!!

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Richmond
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the staff were great all the way around. Neat little place with some pretty whimsical decor. Ordered the bone in ribeye and portabello mushrooms. My wife ordered the bone in filet and Brussels sprouts. The mushrooms were far and away the best dish and were nearly perfect with amazing flavor. My wife’s filet was cooked perfectly and tasted quite good, but the seasoning left a little to be desired. The Brussels sprouts were soggy and neither of us really preferred the flavor. The ribeye was cooked exactly as ordered, but lacked even more in the seasoning department than the filet. It seemed to have almost no seasoning. The food wasn’t bad, but was pretty run of the mill for a steakhouse and I feel I can get much better value at other places.

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MS
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had higher expectations. Over priced for what you get, in my opinion.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Servers were attentive but not intrusive and gave excellent suggestions on the menu

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Orange County
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Way over priced for very average food. The mussels were amazing however!!!

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RP
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our first time eating at Bobo Quivari's and we were looking forward to the experience and it did not disappoint! Food was great, the owner was present and making certain that every one was treated well.

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RL
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. This was our first visit and was recommended by fans. We were pleasantly greater and served steaks that were cooked to perfection. The seafood arrived hot and sizzling on a platter. Definitely a place for special occasions. A special destination spot for meat eaters.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter with an excellent wine suggestion.

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San Francisco
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Steak was bla, and average service. Not worth the price.

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LB
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

A very disappointing evening. Service was very slow and unresponsive, restaurant felt over crowded, steaks were all ordered the recommended medium rare but were completely inconsistent. Would not recommend or go again

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TM
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess (in front greeting us) was kind of lame but everything else was great

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Adelaide / SA
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend Brian treated four of us. No special occasion. The filet was the best I’ve ever eaten.
I wasn’t paying but noticed the prices our high but so is the quality.
I had two lemon drop martinis and they were perfect!!
Two of us ordered coffee and it took a while and when we got them they weren’t hot. Not a big deal but our server gladly adjusted our bill.

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JH
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with great friends and impeccable service

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OT
1.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Steak was mediocore for the price. Sides were unimpressive. Overall quite disappointed.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet al crudo and whole crab always a million stars

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New Orleans
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were outstanding!

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MB
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food--Unbelievable service!! We were treated like royalty! The waiter was excellent at giving recommendations for both food and wine. We will definitely return!

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Seattle
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Don’t let this place fool you... the food is outstanding here.

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SN
New York Area
1.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter was rude and the menu was very limited and not worth the price.

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TC
San Francisco
3.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not bad steak and seafood but for the price, I'd rather spend money elsewhere. You spend so much and get so little. House of prime rib which is close by, is a much better value for the money. They at least include salad and sides with their dishes. I can understand not including them here if the food was outstanding but that is not the case. It was above average at best.

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Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was great. We’ll def come back again!!

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Toronto
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Tried this restaurant for the first time. Service was horrible. Our waiter could not remember what anyone ordered. Everyone was handed the wrong thing. Then things were forgotten. No apology. He seemed agro with us. Steak was great but overpriced and the service was awful. In an go many places for a great streak with much superior service. No desire to ever go back.

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Orange County
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch.

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RL
San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobo's is always fun, consistent and delicious! The valet was welcoming, the hostess pleasant and quickly seated us.

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San Francisco
1.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I have enjoyed Bobo’s in the past but this recent experience was terrible. We had the worst service that I can recall experiencing at any restaurant in the last 5 years. The waitress was inattentive and and simply didn’t do her job. We expressed concerns when ordering that we didn’t want Medium-Rare to mean raw and she assured us they cooked the steaks perfectly. We’ll they were raw. Bad on the cook. You have to know how to cook steak if you are going to be a steak restaurant. The server never came back to check if we were happy with the preparation. She forgot drink orders. We basically had to yell across the dining room to get her attention. At $100 per person we could have gone to Gary Danko and been pampered.

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TJ
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Amazing... second time here this week for my Birthday!🎊🎉🎁❤️❤️

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Kent
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steak and sides! Only let down was lack of sauces for our steaks

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Absolutely appreciate the complimentary valet service as we were a bit worried about finding any parking. They seated us in a wonderful booth right away. Our waiter was just perfect, some suggestions, quick to bring our cocktails. Shrimp appetizer so delicious, a must go back for item. I shared a steak and crab dinner, so tasty and plenty for two of us. Melt in your mouth steak, sensational. Not inexpensive, but everything was the best and I will go again for a special occasion.

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TT
San Francisco
1.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service: Waitress Attitude was ugly started our Anniversary dinner off on the wrong foot. Reservations at 5:00 we got there at 4:50, waitress shouts were not opened to 5:00 go to BoBo's burger bar for a cocktail. Went there they were closed (smh). So we just stayed outside until 5:00. Went to BoBo's and there customers already sitting in the (WTF)! Finally gets seated we ended up with the same rude waitress! She was huffing at every request...Good grief I just wanted some "ice". We didn't leave because it was our Anniversary and I just paid $25 for freakin UBER X to get there! And of course hubby had to be back home for the Warriors game (LOL).

Ambiance: Top floor (cool) but the decor is old (1970ish), dirty, booth seats coming apart and tables too small. Noisy Lombard Street traffic.

Appetizers we had:
Crab Cakes-Yuck Small and taste like frozen crab cakes.
Lobster Crostini-Delicious

Dinner:
Husband: Filet Mignon (without bone) -Fair/Flavorful with Crab (super dry)
Me: Iron Skillet Roasted Combo w/mussels, shrimp (small-brunt with the shell still on) & crab (drier than tuna). As a whole very greasy (not buttery)

Cocktails: Margarita (Okay Kool-Aid) and the Limonello Drop (Delicious & strong)

Will not be returning and we are SF Natives (born & raised).

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Denver
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Bobo’s is just awesome. The ambiance, the service, the food!!! So good. Came all the way from Denver just for dinner:) we recommend to everyone going to San Fran to go there!

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal and service! Lois did an AMAZING job thru-out the night, ask for her as your server! Relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, even had options for our “plant-based” diet friends.

I’d be curious to know if there are any plans for a “facelift”, at all. The physical space is well loved.

Thanks for a great night Bobo’s!

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MS
2.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The food flavor and quality for the price was not worth it. The presentation was poor and the food was over priced. My family and I eat at quality restaurants often and do not mind paying for great tasting food with strong presentation. Bobo's failed in this department. We will not go back and will not recommend it.

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Atlanta
1.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Much of our food was cold. The appetizers and sides must have been pre-prepped because the Mac and cheese was so cold on the top it must have been in the fridge. The steak was fine but also warm, not hot. Drinks were good though.

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MW
Austin
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great steaks and you can't beat it when you add the crab.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the filet al crudo and the crab. Both my must haves.

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