About Bobo's

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.

1450 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
Van Ness Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 441-8880

Website:
http://www.boboquivaris.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking Is Available for our Guests.

Public Transit:
MUNI: 47, 49, 30

Executive Chef:
Andrea Froncillo

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Get a Complimentary Order of our Skillet Roasted Mussels!

Specials

Get a Complimentary Order of our Skillet Roasted Mussels!
Details

Enjoy any of our signature Entrees and get a get a complimentary order of our Skillet Roasted Mussels for your table!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. One Complimentary order per table.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 19, 2017

Ends: April 19, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-9:45PM
Fri-Sat 5:00PM-6:00PM 9:45PM-10:45PM

Bobo's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (13)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Most disappointed by the quality and preparation of the steak. Medium rare bone-in t-bone was delivered basically raw.

Service upstairs was poor- we were left alone. 50 minutes until we received bread. Apps and salads delivered at the same time.

12/2/17

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is great but you're definitely rushed out. For an average of $150 a head you should definitely feel like you can finish your coffee without feeling like you're bothering the server. I've waited tables so I pay close attention to the service I get and I can honestly say I've never had a server take the bill away before my party leaves the table. He was also short with us, unattentive, rude, and completely unfriendly.

Again, for a delicious and expensive meal the overall experience should be an excellent one; not a fair one.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

pricey for ok food, side dishes were very good, steaks pricey, service was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Took my son here while in SFO. I don't eat a lot of meat, but I heard the steaks were great and I wasn't disappointed. We ordered two sides which were good, not great. The presentation of the seafood at the table was impressive. Seemed like a good place to take a date -- it was small, low light, not loud and the service was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I enjoyed it very much. My filet mignon was delicious and the onion rings were perfect.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always amazing service and amazing food

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Would not recommend. Steak was cold in the middle. Sent back. Really destroyed the whole experience. Went there based on a Check Please episode. Not happy.!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

too expensive for the value.
Food-wise: Filet mignon was good. Ceasar salad was too small. "strawberry cheesecake" wasn't a cheesecake, it was just a cake.
Ambiance-wise, the ceilings are low and the colors are dark, so it was a bit claustrophobic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bobo's is a decent traditional Steakhouse. The steaks were large, and well done, but very expensive. The side dishes were relatively small for the price. There are a lot of places to choose from for steak, so this would not be one of my top choices.

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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The venue looks amazing, especially on ground floor and the service was friendly enough. However, the food is very average and not worth the money. The prawns was the biggest disappointment - they looked fantastic on that hot pan but tasted oily and the dipping sauce did not help. No, I can't see myself returning. A few of my friends went next door to Bobo's Burger and would say that they made a better choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not quite up to the standards we expected : steaks were very good, sides were mundane; waitstaff was attentive but overly so, we felt rushed.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wait person Renaud was excellent! Continental style, yet friendly and relaxed; efficient without being pushy. You should see him open a bottle of wine....the foil at the very top of the wine bottle gets cut and bent so the vintner's name is turned sideways then more of the foil is delicately cut, twisted and folded so that the cork can sit in a foil cradle nestled next to and parallel with the top stem of the wine bottle. Somewhat hard to describe....you have to see him do it in person and he made it look so easy. Oh....and the food. Obviously delicious, we have been to Bobo's five times before and will continue to return.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The tenderloin was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten and I am from cow country and have had a lot of steaks. Cocktails were perfect as well

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It's an institution, always a great steak. Bone-in fillet is one of the best (if not the best) in the city. Love this place. Great wine selection too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very disappointed in the quality of the food. The steak that I ordered was medium rare and it came just barely cooked (raw all the way through except for the outer layer). I sent it back and it was returned to me cooked to the right temperature but it completely ruined the steak , very tough! The prices for this food are too high to receive that quality of food.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server spilt a full glass of red wine all over our table, luckily I was able to jump up before it got all over me, but the table was soaked and it even splashed some of the table next to ours (since they were very close together). We were really nice about it and didn't make any negative remarks and the server did apologize, however we were shocked that they didn't offer to replace or comp the glass of wine (that was 1/4 of a $120 bottle that we ordered.) The server also didn't offer to move us to a new table to clean up the mess on ours. Instead he just covered the soaked table with another napkin. I noticed when I put my hand down that the napkin had soaked through with wine, so I mentioned to the server that I was worried the red wine might stain my sweater, so he added another napkin instead of actually cleaning things up! This is not exactly the type of hospitality we expected from a restaurant of this level and we were very disappointed with the overall experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Manager is an incredible

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebrated my daughter passing the CA Bar Exam. Filet mingion was perfection---tender, just delicious. We paired it with the cauliflower and the mac and cheese with lobster. Champagne, wine and cocktails. Unbelivable. Will definitely return next SF trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was amazing! Had the shrimp with the twice baked potato and my bf had steak with the cauliflower. Both were very good. The staff was attentive and we got seated right away even though we were super early for our reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and intimate atmosphere. You can converse without screaming. The bone in filet is to die for. And the service was attentive but not overly so.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The bone in filet mignon is a must. I never order filet mignon, this was truely exceptional. The Resturant has many small finning rooms which give it an intimate feel.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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...

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Heard from friends that this is the best steakhouse in the city but we were disappointed. We also tried the well known crab, and again, disappointed. The atmosphere is dark and dingy as well.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was not up to par with past experiences

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the steak!!! The service also was great...great place for a nice dinner

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was great. Excellent restaurant. Highly recommend. I just don’t give perfect scores

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was a very romantic evening. We had the top floor to ourselves in the beginning. The waiter was very attentive and helpful in recommending what to try and drink.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was phenomenal! I was celebrating graduation for job training, and all I wanted was steak and crab legs- front desk at the Hilton recommended this place. We were so happy with our meal! Next time I am up in the bay area I will go again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wedding anniversary and birthdays... surprises for a fancy place they didn't offer a complimentary wedding anniversary or birthday dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They spilled red wine on me and then asked us to leave before we were ready - all and all too expensive to have those two things happen - there are other places in SF that I’d rather try/go again before coming back here

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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