Boulettes Larder & Boulibar

4.4
452 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Boulettes Larder & Boulibar is a distinguished chef owned and operated restaurant which features fine cooking employing the harvest of Northern California Farms and fisheries.

The expert use of herbs and spices informs a Mediterranean influenced cuisine and cocktail menu.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Eastern European
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00am-10:30am
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am-3:00pm
Afternoon Cocktails: Tuesday - Friday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
Brunch: Sundays : 10:00am-2:20pm
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Phone number
(415) 399-1155
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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
Amaryll Schwertner
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Private party facilities
In the evening, the dining room of Boulettes Larder & Boulibar is an intimate and private restaurant reserved for small groups of up to 24. An elegant table is set with crystal stemware, silver table service, handmade Belgian linens, candlelight, and stunning flowers from Bomarzo Floral Design. The view of the Bay Bridge and installation The Bay Lights by artist Leo Villareal punctuate site unmistakably in San Francisco.

The cuisine of Chef Amaryll Schwertner draws on her long-standing relationships with local farmers, herders, and fishermen, to source and serve the highest quality seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients.

For hosts or hostesses looking to provide an exceptional culinary experience for their guests, Boulettes Larder & Boulibar is the ideal choice.
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Cross street
Market
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Parking details
PARKING Ace Parking Operates the Washington Embarcadero Parking Lot right across the street from the Ferry Building. Validations from Ferry Building Marketplace Merchants accepted at this parking lot. For inquiries please call 855-223-7275

CURBSIDE VALET: Operated Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. thru 8 p.m.. There is no valet on Saturdays or Sundays.

BIKE PARKING - The Embarcadero has a large bike lane and is easily accessed by bicycle. There are bike racks located in front.
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Public transit
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT - You can reach it by all BART lines, many MUNI lines, the F Market Streetcar, the California Street Cable Car line, and several ferry lines. From the peninsula, ride Caltrain and connect with Muni’s N-Judah. Find Bay Area transit information, maps, and schedules atwww.transit.511.org.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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452 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
63%
Very Good
21%
Good
11%
Fair
3%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very European and fun but super busy. I am glad I made reservations. Large parties hold the service somewhat. I will return but maybe earlier in the morning.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Walnuts were still on salad even after asked to remive

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San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a houseguest who had been eating very well and this was his last meal in San Francisco before heading East.

He had the scrambled eggs with salmon and squash flowers plus toast. I enjoyed
the poached eggs. His cap was delish too....

We both enjoyed though it was bittersweet that he would be leaving so soon.

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r
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and setting.. It's a favorite and i'm always assured a yummy meal. Don't miss it.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love how they prepare their scrambled eggs, the martinis were great!

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A decent spot at the Ferry Building..been here a few times

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VK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect breakfast - smoked salmon plate, poached eggs w/ blanched snap peas. The coffee was perfectly brewed - had an Americano - and the service was excellent and very attentive. Our seats were right next to the kitchen counter - beautiful. The chef, a young woman, was in her element working and also attentive and gracious to our patronage. I can't wait to come back.

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best European food in SFO

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GG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in San Francisco. Engelbert rocks with his service.

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was quite tasty for the price; especially the baba gounosh and the halibut was cooked perfectly. The service was not up to par. There seemed to be only one server and at least 2-3 people busing. The food came in a timely manner but then when we asked for desert menus the menus did not arrive for 20 minutes and then the waiter disappeared for another 20 so we skipped the desert and tried to get the check by asking one of the bus boys.
They really need more wait staff if they want to people to return for the good food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Took them over an hour to bring us our salads - they told us their salads were "intricate", explaining the delay.

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Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Appalling service for the third time in a row. We are done with them.

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Second time there for lunch in past month. Both times there was "confusion" about my open table reservation, trouble finding it, trouble figuring out where to seat us (in a nearly empty restaurant.) THIS time the hostess overheard our conversation and "corrected" me saying "we aren't confused, we are just making sure your table is ready." We were seated at table they then filled in with other people, when the adjacent table was mostly empty (???) Lack of menus at 12:30pm "they are still being printed, sorry." Water spilled when poured by wait staff "oops, sorry." No serving utensils for shared dishes. Food was GREAT. Seafood salad, mushroom pizza. Service...fumbling, clownish, unaware, very poor.

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Berlin
39 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really thought i was making a reservation for Boulettes Larder, which is one of my favorite places but it is breakfast and lunch now, not to be missed. Boulibar was very good, the service was good, the food was excellent, well prepared and you can taste all the ingredients which is always good, what is point of 5 ingredients if they all mash together into a new flavor. they did not here.. I will be back.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality and presentation of the food was a 10 out of 10. Truly excellent. This is a place to take a foodie for sure. Good vegetarian options as well. No gluten free stuff which was a bummer.
I think spot has a split personality in a good way. The larder part is open to the outdoors, more casual and more day light. The Bouli bar is more dimly lit and more luxurious. I liked having the options. It's nice to eat an earlier meal in lower light.

The quality is not cheap so come prepared to spend $45-55 per person for breakfast.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. We will be back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced -$28 for poached egg dish and $8 for lemonade Yikes! We went for a great Sunday breakfast at the busy light filled Ferry Terminal and were then seated in a dark side room where the staff was not overly concerned with how we were doing and delivered the food sporadically. Food was high quality but the overall experience left me depressed.

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LP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent as always - they print new menus every day, and everything is fresh & local. However, for a Saturday lunch (with a reservation) service was very slow and a simple lunch took almost 2 hours of our day (took more 45 minutes from when we were seated to even get an order placed, while people seated after us already had food by then!)

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for my Mom and I to have lunch at 12:30 and we arrived an hour early and asked if it would be too much trouble to dine early. The hostess graciously said yes and we sat in a spot outside. We were both impressed with the menu. The food was taking a little longer than normal and our server proactively brought us a glass of iced hibiscus tea in advance of us saying anything (we weren't going to as the people watching was great.) Our food was incredible. Our server was so kind and lovely, he even made a point to wish us well as we left as did the hostess. It was one of the best restaurant experiences I've had in awhile, a highlight of our San Francisco visit. Highly recommended.

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special restaurant! I brought my friend to lunch for his birthday, we requested the window seat, so he had a bridge view. The food is outstanding. We started with beautifully prepared octopus. I enjoyed my regular favorite, the chilled seafood salad. It's very tasty and light. He said the chicken salad was very good. The service is friendly and attentive.

On two separate visits, I have been honored with a visit from the chef after inquiring about a food's preparation. Obviously very talented, she also generously shares exactly how an item is prepared. It doesn't get better than that for the foodie in me.

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

Always perfect. Food is SO good and so thoughtful of season and quality local produce. Brunch is my favorite meal here, but all are good.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Bouli Bar and Boulettes. The quality of the food and service is always superior and consistent. The chefs, Amaryll and Lori, are among the best in SF and offer creative, delicious, interesting and nutritious food presented with perfection and tasteful artistic simplicity. The value of what they offer is unmatched...their quality is every bit as superior to any of the starred restaurants in SF for a much more reasonable price. Saturday and Sunday brunch should not be missed either!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Overpriced

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and attentive service. Excellent flavorsome food.
Good dining experience. Would definitely return.

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AB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

We were a party of 3, arriving just after the 10:00 opening for Sunday Brunch. There was only one other party. Waiter took our order, then the restaurant filled up quickly, especially on the patio. It took awhile to get our food, they brought only 2 plates, and we had to ask for the third. They also didn't bring our order of toast, which we had to ask for. I also had to ask for salt and pepper. I think they were under-staffed and overwhelmed, as there seemed to be confusion at the pickup station in the kitchen. This was a huge disappointment, as I have been dining at Boulette's Larder for many years and wanted to share it with my friends.

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PV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulibar & Boulettes Larder are consistently one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Pass on Fisherman’s Wharf and make a reservation at Boulibar or Boulettes Larder for a real taste of San Francisco.

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San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fresh ingredients and well prepared. However, lacks flavor. Portions are small. Lunch time is crowded and difficult to hold a conversation without raising your voice. Great service.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for breakfast and brunch in San Francisco. The soft scrambled eggs and the Mediterranean set yogurt with rose syrup, stone fruit and basil seeds are great! Five stars! Went twice in four days!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

No better food in San Francisco Excellent quality, simple perspective Everything delicious and worth the price as the quality is so darn great

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. It took too long for them to pay attention to us a d take our order. We order a pork loin plate which was cold and they never explained when they took our order that it wasn’t a hot plate. We were so hungry and it took so long for the waiters to take the order that we were mad and this ruined our day

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London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waiter was incredibly rude and dismissive. Not interested in service and gave no seating options despite opening the restaurant late.

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been making it a stop in SFO for many years whenever I visit from NYC. It is a special place and if you like outdoor markets go Saturday before 2pm, you can sit outside next to the market stalls and admire the view of the Bay and the Bridge. The food is always creative and delicious. The service is very pleasant. Breakfasts and Brunches are great as is everything else. The Chefs owners are consistently visible in the beautiful open kitchen.
Everything here is unique, the restaurant is beautiful and has a comfortable character.
A gem!

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice relaxing atmosphere. Very good food.

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n
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

always local, always fresh. Not fast, but always enjoyable. Linger awhile.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service good atmosphere!

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought the breakfast was very good; the ambience and service very nice. Boulette's is a casual restaurant in a very nice setting with excellent healthy food.

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ME
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding restaurant. EVERYTHING we ordered was sublime, original, perfectly
prepared, beautifully presented. The Petrale sole sauteed in black rice flour took opened
our hearts and minds to a whole new realm of eating experience. THANK YOU, we will return ASAP. (we don't live locally or we'd return sooner)

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

We arrived before the place was open but they invited us to go inside and stay warm. All four of us had the soft scrambled eggs with chevre and raisin toast plus latte. Absolutely divine!!

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t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World-class kitchen, great staff, discerning patrons.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was scant and the price of the meal was very high.

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