Boulettes Larder & Boulibar

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467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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.
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 & Bar Snacks: Tuesday - Friday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Saturday: 4:30pm-8pm
Brunch: Sundays : 10:00am-2:30pm
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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.
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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
What 467 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Eating at Boulette's Larder is always very satisfying. The food is cooked with lots of soul and love, whether it is the signature scrambled eggs for breakfast and brunch, or the most tender duck breast for lunch or dinner. The salads are exceptional and the pizza one of the best in town. Every detail is taken care of. The ambiance is warm and beautiful. There is always a magnificent flower arrangement that adds a lot to the ambiance.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The beignets were perfect, light and not too sweet. The strawberries and chantilly/meringue were delicious. I really enjoyed my duck in combination with the figs and nectarines. My daughter actually ate her vegetables in her pasta dish which is unusual for her! Our only critique was the service was very slow -- the patrons next to us were seated after us yet received their entrees before us. My children were bored because the meal took so long to arrive but it was still worth the wait for me.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sehr aufmerksamer Service, hervorragendes Brunch Angebot, empfehlenswert

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Though the food was excellent, the service was relaxed (not in a good way) and the prices were outrageous. When you pay $135 for breakfast for two adults and two children with no alcohol, it should be a positive memorable experience - and it wasn’t. While the two kids at our table became crankier and crankier I watched our server chill with his coffee as I tried to get his attention and remind him we’d asked for toast and a bowl of berries to come to us quickly to cure a few rumbly tummies. Sadly those items came after our main course, 20 minutes and two near temper-tantrums post order. Speaking of agitated, we had to ask twice for our coffee as the sun beat down upon us - there are no umbrellas outside, so you might want to request an indoor table (which sort or defeats the purpose of eating at the bay, eh?). Tourists - check out the market bar at the ferry bldg, or go to the mission for tartine or universal, eat well, enjoy good service at a reasonable price, then head to the ferry bldg, but skip the once wonderful boulettes.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter provided terrible service (we didn't catch his name but he was wearing a blue shirt) - and like others who reviewed (who maybe had the same waiter?), we also sat for 20 minutes with only water on the table while this completely disinterested waiter completely ignored our table without even an acknowledgement of any kind much less orders for drinks or food. When we finally were able to put in an order, they were brought to the table with no idea of who had what and just dropped on the table. Though it was a busy Saturday morning, really no excuse for such contemptuous service from a rude waiter.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Terrific all through the years. Always creative and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Boulet Larder is one of the best restaurants in town, yet in a nice approachable casual atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Things are not as they used to be. Staff seems a bit overwhelmed and food quality is now average instead of great.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Do not eat here - mediocre to less than average food along with the absolute worst service in the city. Completely disrespectful encounters without any consideration for people’s time & amount they are spending.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The best restaurant in San Francisco. I’m a local.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Terrible service: sat down for 20 minutes and besides giving us water, no one even asked us if we needed anything or if we were ready to order. An incredibly disorganized restaurant that was scrambling to make their menus 10 minutes before opening. A bunch of us ordered this dish called "pork belly" which was clearly listed under the eggs section for brunch and it ended up just being a plate of pork belly and bacon with literally nothing else. I found it astonishing that a restaurant with such a high price point had a dish that literally only used 1 ingredient. Throughout the 1.5 hours that we were there, I had to constantly get up and ask someone to take care of our table because the service was so slow. Will likely never come back here again.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was good. Ambience in the area in the back by the water is quite nice. Service has been really bad each time I've been here.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always enjoy our meals there, very consistent and high standard. Worth our drive all the way from Los Altos.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

I’ve been here many times and enjoyed them all. The food is particularly good but not overly fancy. The service is a little slow here and things are not always perfect ( like long delays for coffee... that arrives cold) but in general it is a great place to have casual meals with friends.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Service was awkward at best, waiter was hard to understand, refilling water, asking three times for a cup of coffee, staring at empty plates for far too long. Dishes were amazing.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Walnuts were still on salad even after asked to remive

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The best European food in SFO

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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1.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Wonderful experience as always. We will be back!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Overpriced

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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