The food wasn't up to my expectations unfortunately. Also breakfast ends at 10am! Even on a Saturday, which is very unfortunate. Our server was nice but couldn't project her voice well and brought our dishes separately although we asked for them all together twice...Nice ambiance but I'm underwhelmed by the food.
Boulettes has never disappointed, and is where I take folks to impress upon them how good food can taste!
This was a great place for our business meeting -- good food, unobtrusive staff, and good location during the week.
Great French foods with a CA twist, with an emphasis on local ingredients.
Terrific breakfast- salmon was amazing and so fresh, eggs fluffy, tasty and fantastic. Bread crisp, brioche soft and thick. Truly a great culinary experience - even for breakfast!
This may be the best restaurant in San Francisco. Everything is delicious. Everything is beautifully prepared.
Outstanding experience! The cuisine was lovely! The Mezze platter of pita, tzatziki, and cumin marinated beets were amazing! We’d never tried Beef Tartare until last night and was delightfully good! Finally, their pimento paprika fisherman’s broth was so delicious! We were thrilled to spend our wedding anniversary at such an exceptional dining establishment
Lovely space looking out at the Bay.
The food is the highest quality. Creative, beautifully presented and delicious. Service is great and ambiance is comfortable and cozy. Always a great experience
I don't eat out at nice restaurants regularly, but I took my mother here for her birthday. She absolutely adored it. I thought it was exquisite as well. We opened up with some Sightglass French Press coffee, Burrata with toast, and a Mediterranean Set Yogurt (chia/berry/creme fraiche/coffee cake). It was all absolutely delicious and our servers were regularly checking in on our experience. For our entrees, we enjoyed the Sunday Salad and the Vegetarian Farmhouse Lunch. Both, again, were divine.
Of course, this was a special occasion, so I felt fine spending a decent sum of cash to allow for a full experience and make sure my mother had a great day. With tip, everything came out to about $140 between two people.
I was cautious about a wonderful restaurant being located in the Ferry building, but the ambiance is calm and comfortable as well. I couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly.
The staff was very attentive and friendly. Very much enjoyed the experience.
Not having but a word of mouth recommendation, this place had a very nice ambiance that allowed our party of four to enjoy the food, drink and conversations.
Wow, second time I have been and it was EXCELLENT! Plus they sell Lemoncocco my favorite non alcoholic refresher when I can't get away with a glass of wine at lunch and remain focused for my afternoon! Salads were exceptional, mezzo with fresh pita and tzaziki were wonderful, and service was just perfect. Congrats to the team making this happen!
The food was excellent! The poached octopus and scallops were phenomenal! The soft scramble with halibut was delicious! My only wish was for a bay view and faster service. Our waitress was understandably overwhelmed by too many tables to manage.
The service was painfully slow and the waitstaff needed to be prompted for everything.
A very limited menu and they were out of a prominent menu item (smoked wild salmon).
They are next to a farmers market that probably had smoked wild salmon. It seems management could have solved the shortage in a flash.
Not a totally unpleasant experience, but one I’d rather not repeat.
Although I've been in private events at Boulette's Larder, my only previous visit to BouliBar was a lunch. I liked the menu, but none of the dishes were really stand-out. We had a bunch of appetizers and I was disappointed in the duck rilettes, which I had remembered fondly. They were bland this time. Other appetizers (sprats, boquerones, burrata) were similar -- good but not great. For entrees my partner and I split a mediterranean salad and the pasta ragu, to similar effect. Desserts were fine. In all, a good but not great meal, and I expected great from Boulette's Larder.
We had exceptional meals (Pacific Halibut, Fried Eggs (over squash hummus) & warm savory cornbread) and made sounds of extreme gastro enjoyment throughout! We sat on the back patio looking at the Bay bridge and completely enjoyed the meal.
When I arrived at Boulette Larder, I was redirected to the main dining room and told that another hostess would seat me. That hostess was not there and I had to wait. Though I had a reservation and there were plenty of open tables for 2, my guest and I were placed at a communal table. When I asked for a private table, the hostess said it was for guests who made reservations, which I had. And, there were 3 empty 2-tops. She had to speak to a manager so not at all empowered to give me an empty table. When we were finally seated (at the private table), we waited for a very long time for a waiter even after asking the water boy to send our waiter over twice. We ordered salads and shared an appetizer and asked for it at the same time. Instead, they brought the appetizer only. I asked about the salad and they said it was coming but the two tables next to us, both of which were seated well after us, received their salads first and we waited another 10 minutes for ours. A waiter never came back to check on us or refill my iced tea. I had to get up from my seat and find the waiter to ask for our check. While the food was delicious, the service was TERRIBLE and I would not have another business lunch there again.
The chef respects the flavors and integrity of each ingredient, never masking them or making undue flourishes . This is delicious, authentic cuisine.
Beautifully prepared French food with local ingredients.
I love an excuse to go to the Ferry Building and this restaurant fits the bill. Try to get a table next to the water; it's a wonderful view. The food wasn't as good last evening as I had previously; I often go there for lunch. My friend loves the breakfasts there on Saturday and hope to try that next! Have fun.
Boulettes Larder has beautiful aesthetics and is a wonderful place to visit for comfort and for an elevated food experience. I have only visited for breakfast - where it is easy to step out of the frenzy and slow down. One can enjoy leisurely time with good company and exceptional food.
Consistently lovely place for any meal where you want something a bit special. Ambiance and food are stellar.
Live this spot for breakfast but menu is pretentious and more low carb options are needed.
Very nice place and good food. I was vero happy to have a breakfast there.
A delightful experience. Such good food in a friendly atmosphere. I recommend it.
The food was not spectacular for the price point and our server was arrogant.
Really disappointed. Usually go to BL for dinner. Went at 1:00pm on a Saturday hoping to get brunch to find breakfast is only available until 10:00am. That's my bad I should have checked before hand. Ordered a $24 salad and it was just some bib lettuce with about 1oz or less of chicken. Tasty, the seasoning/dressing was excellent. I'm a salad girl and will pay for a great salad but this wasn't a $24 salad.
After being shuffled over to the bar side despite reservations made a week in advance, service was exceptionally inattentive and slow
We had a lovely meal; service excellent and food interesting and tasty. The location ( Ferry Bldg) drives the cost up (pricey); a special occasion (or expense account) restaurant for sure.
Boulibar is AWFUL about honoring reservations. This is the third time I've either had to wait a long time (25 minutes at lunchtime is a LONG time, especially when you need to get back to work) or left because I couldn't wait any longer. The ironic thing is that after telling us that they have a policy of never asking diners to leave and so we'd just have to wait, they brought us our check without asking whether we wanted coffee or dessert as they wanted the table.
The food here is fine, although nothing particularly special. There are enough food options in the area that I won't go back to Boulibar again.
Boulibar is not boulettes. They should make more explicit when reserving tables as to where you are going.
Had a nice team holiday lunch at Roulette's Larder. Pleasantly surprised by the food. Everything was delicious. We ate all vegetarian options.
Took my friends from New York here for a lovely brunch and we were very happy with everything from the service to the food, to the ambiance to the location.
I highly recommend this restaurant!
We had breakfast there. The menu seems interesting but the food was very mediocre. My over medium eggs were drenched in oil and they were hard. I ordered again, this time for over easy to be on the safe side but they came about the same. The prices are super high. I don't think i will ever go again. The service was great.
We were quite disappointed with our dinner at Boulettes. The service was not good, we had almost finished out appetizers before out cocktails arrived and the dinner arrived cold. The noise level (bad acoustics) in the restaurant was to loud and it was impossible to have a conversation without shouting.
I had eaten lunch there before and it was fine but we had a late lunch so it was much quieter.
Very good, fresh, locally sourced ingredients served in a casual atmosphere at prices that are competitive with other like restaurants in San Francisco.
I come to Boulette's for many types of occasions...business meal, friends get-together, romantic meal. Each and every time it impresses. The food is unique, flavorful and impeccably sourced and prepared. The end result is outstanding. The service is top notch as well -- the servers are friendly, knowledgeable, hospitable and gracious. This time I learned the fascinating origin of circassian chicken salad, which is exactly the kind of culinary adventure I love. No need for me to watch Anthony Bourdain when Boulette's can fulfill the same craving for authenticity, origin, flavor and experience.
We made a reservation for the dining room but were seated in the front bar area. Noisy, crowded, not a lot of personal space. Service was slow. Food average.
This restaurant is geared toward "community" tables, so even though we made a reservation, we were seated with others. Not conducive for a business lunch and they would not turn the table slightly to make it more private even though there was room to do so without blocking server access. Also very noisy even when half full. Nevertheless, our server was amazing. He helped suggest items from the menu and when we needed more food (portions, even for main courses, are small) he suggested great additions. And brought everything promptly and was always available to further assist.