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About Boulettes Larder & Boulibar

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.

1 Ferry Building, Suite 35
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Eastern European

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

Cross Street:
Market

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(415) 399-1155

Website:
http://www.bouletteslarder.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Amaryll Schwertner

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.

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

Boulettes Larder & Boulibar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.1

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Waterfront (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
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Special Occasion (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We ate the lunch menu, and food was just "ok". Service very good, as was ambiance. Nice setting, but won't rush back as the food was plain.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really good eggs and beignets! Best I've had in SF. The tables can be close together but if you can wait, there's enough to get a chance at one with a bit more privacy.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Met my lunch partner there sitting outside despite the chill. View of bay bridge worth it!

Ordered flat bread for the table....yum.

Enjoyed my veggie lunch...poached egg, white beans, two kinds of squash, lovely bread.

Delightful flavors and textures.

He had chicken and was most pleased.

I had Paris tea....black....flavorful....warm.

We enjoyed very much and will be back....good service too and we were solo outside....

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Heavenly spot, filled with charm and food prepared with love.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food but meat heavy over-all. Community seating.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast of soft scrambled eggs with pork and greens accompanied with lattes. It does get very busy and I suggest making a reservation, as seating is limited.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The menu is rather limited and the description of the offerings rather daunting. We were a party of five and 4 different dishes were selected. Obviously 2 ordered the same selection. Everyone was enthusiastic and absolutely delighted with the food quality and taste. The mixed drinks and wine were also excellent.

The party included 2 locals and one visitor from Boston and the visitor from Boston wanted to include the Ferry Building for her visit. The lunch choice we made was Boulettes as my wife and I, Peninsula residents, have often eaten at the Slanted Door and wished to try something new. As indicated, Boulettes' was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A lovely, interesting restaurant. Innovative combinations of flavors. Best beignets I’ve ever had.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hands down some of SFs best food. I've always been a huge fan of their wine and food selection.

Unfortunately, this was some of the worst service I've ever experienced. At that price point, you can't afford to have uneducated, unresponsive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Breakfast was very tasty, but not distinctive. Good for conversation though, and great spot to meet before catching a ferry.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We frequented Boulettes Larder at the original (smaller location) quite a bit and loved the food, so when friends came to town to visit we wanted to try the newly updated restaurant. My friends go there first and the hostess could not be more rude about 1) their stroller and 2) my late-ness. I was only late by 10 min. and she rudely reminded them that everyone has to order by 15 min. after the reservation time. This was pre-lunch rush on a weekday. We went elsewhere and with so many other options in the Ferry Building and along the Embarcadero, don't plan on returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Such a cute place but the service was absolutely terrible. It was like every employee was either brand new or had their back to the restaurant the entire time so as not to face all the tables who hadn’t yet been greeted or needed something. There were enough employees to make it work but the bussers were the only ones making eye contact and on top of things.

A female manager seemed to take issue with where the host was seating people but failed to notice all the tables waiting for 15 minutes without coffee and then disappeared, leaving all of us patrons joking with each other about how hard it was to get anyone’s attention. Another non- server strolled from Restaurant to patio carrying 1-2 things and never glanced around to see what might need doing.

With egg dishes priced at $30 you’d expect at least to get great service with it. Food tasted good but didn’t come out at the right cadence and was missing items that then we had to try to flag someone down to get.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Black cod with delicate squash was delicious but overpriced; mezze was tasty but average.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The cuisine here always has a unique something in addition to the delicious, sourced ingredients. Maybe it comes from the chef's Hungarian roots or her creative brain or both. Count on something original appearing on the menu; count on it being delightful.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall, although the food was good, the service was very poor. We had a reservation for 11.30 and were seated at that time (on the outside patio) but the service did not start until 12.15. We were not asked if we wanted anything to drink. We ordered two pizzas and other dishes, but the first one came out cold. We had to ask for water, no bread was offered (to go with the non-pizzas). Finally, the bill suggested tips beginning at 20%. We gave 15% although our usual is 20%.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Unbelievably slow service and we were the fourth table to arrive. Waiter didn’t know whether they had decaf. Oatmeal was not tasty at all. Rediculous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had a 10:15 am reservation on a Wednesday. We arrived at 10:27. Usually a reservation will be held for 15 minutes. As we approached the front of the restaurant, the hostess came from outside the restaurant and told us they were closed. I said we had a reservation and her response was "You did at 10:15. It is now 10:30."
I was a bit surprised by her abrupt behavior. I think she saw my shock and said she would check with the kitchen. She returned and said if we ordered quickly, then they would serve us. I was very hesitant, because it felt like they were doing me a favor. I know we were late, but it is a service business. We did order quickly.
Anyway, our server was very nice and we enjoyed the food.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been to this place before and food was great and service. Sadly this time we get there and they changed their menu between Friday when I viewed it and Sunday when we arrived for brunch. Their "fall" themed menus was not appealing at all. After staring at the menu for about 10 mins we opted to leave as we could find nothing appealing to eat. It did not help that no one came during that time to even offer us water. I won't be back again until they have a better brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We always love returning. The meal was Devine in presentation and incredible taste.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I booked a lunch reservation here mostly due to the location, as I knew my visiting friends from South Africa would be able to find the Ferry Building. I was very pleasantly surprised at the great meal and service. I had the salmon salad which was to die for! The salmon was excellent and the dressing was just enough without being too overpowering. As it was a beautiful San Francisco day we chose to eat outside. The hustle and bustle of the ferries and passengers made for a great backdrop. The expresso was delicious as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always an amazing experience. All that they do is stellar and beautifully designed.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The menu is definitely not very vegetarian friendly. There are only a couple of options and they weren't super flexible. We ended up getting scrambled eggs with some veggies in it. It was a bit too buttery and they charged us $29 each for that. We're not opposed to expensive meals, but this was really really not worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

salads, pizzas, hummus - plenty of opportunities for picky eaters and those with allergies

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

They did not have my OpenTable reservation. The hostess was bothered but we were seated anyway. Otherwise it was a delightful and delicious evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food is very good — though expensive. What is worse is that the suggestions for the amount of tip to be left (percentage and amount) are ridiculously avaricious — starting with 20%, 22%, and 25%. Vow, you think that's enough?! [The most commonly generally suggested tip is 15% with 20% suggested for EXTRA SPECIAL service. Roulette's Larder shoots high and as a result of this greedy intrusiveness shoots clients out of the door never to return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous sourced ingredients and distinctive cuisine. Delightful brunch and dinner.

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Boulibar is always stupendous! You must try the shellfish salad which is a staple as well as the mezze platter with olives and octopus.

Always local and fresh seasonal ingredients. Boulibar is a Bay Area treasure!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very nice. Good people. Friendly. Good food. Made you feel welcomed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was terrible. Unclear who the waiter was. No menus when we sat down (had to get up and ask someone for menus)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fresh local ingredients with a twist! Hopefully in the future there will be more gluten free and dairy free options in entree as well as desserts.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had an amazing experience at Boulettes Larder & Boulibar! We had a group of 5 and I requested outside seating to get a good view of the waterfront. Needless to say, we had brunch with a view. It is hard to recommend something to eat because the menu changes on a weekly basis, but I cannot stress enough how magnificent every plate was. Definitely recommend and will be going again next time I visit San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was excellent, but service was terrible. Never have I seen so many wait people wandering around to so little effect. We were seated outside, where the bartender came by just after we were seated and asked to take our order. We ordered coffee and tea, and asked for a moment with the menus. We then didn't see anyone for a very long time. We finally flagged down a busboy and asked for our waitress. Someone different came, said the bartenders were supposed to be waiting on us, but she would help out and take our order. We ordered the food and asked again for our coffee and tea. We waited some more, then got the food before the beverages. One tea order was wrong, and the coffee didn't come with cream or sugar. We asked for cream, and when it came, it was bad and curdled in the coffee. Our food was mostly cold by the time we got drinkable coffee. And to top it all off, they reported us as a no-show to OpenTable (in spite of the fact that we checked in with the hostess). In spite of the fact that the food was great, I'd never go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our reservation was at 11:30. They didn't let customers in for lunch until almost 11:45. We ordered a glass of champagne and beer and waited close to half an hour for these drinks. The champagne was completely flat and I asked for another glass . Service was very slow. Total wait time once seated for just 3 pizzas was 45 minutes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Appreciated the decor and the location right on SF Bay. They were ready with our breakfast reservations on a busy Saturday morning but service after that was strangely spotty. Everyone seemed to mean well but we had to ask 3 times for a cup for our coffee, 3 times for the salt, they tried to deliver every segment of our neighbor's orders to our group first.. it goes on. Not sure if they were understaffed for the day or distracted or what. The breakfast menu is quite limited and very pricy for what you get. $10 for a large coffee-mug size of hot cereal. Humm. And the egg dishes were over $20. coffee was excellent. If you want a nice spot on the Bay in the Ferry Building -- go there, but don't expect value for what you order and be patient with your servers. Nice but not totally on the ball.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Bad service, we felt very unwelcome. There were no servers (they were all in a meeting???) working when we arrived and the host had a bad attitude. She seemed extremely inconvenienced to be helping us be seated. We left before ordering because the check in process left such a bad impression.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

When we arrived it took a while for us to be acknowledged. We actually had to get the attention of the person at the front as she was on the computer. We said several times that we had a reservation, but no one acknowledged that. When I got home from the restaurant I had a call from the manager at the restaurant asking if we were going to come in for dinner after all. Additionally, Open Table sent us an email stating that we were a no-show for the reservation. We obviously sorted that out, but it was a distraction.

The food was good, especially the pizza and the cauliflower. Our server was a little off-putting, honestly, I hate to say. He didn't really speak much, instead did a lot of nodding. Plus, it was difficult to get our orders placed and it wasn't even busy. However, the food was good!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Too noisy and wonderful food but not enough spice and pzazzz. Different unique food but the 3 mezzes plates were so bland. Beautiful presentation but very average flavors. Tzadisiki and huumus ho hum. Shredded chicken salad needed more spice!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Clean and food nice, great concept, service a little slow but overall good experience. Neglected to mention when there that we had a reservation as the place was empty on arrival.

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