Boulevard Bistro

4.8
1907 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Boulevard Bistro is a quaint upscale fine dining restaurant located in a 1908 bungalow style home.
Best known for our Regional American Cuisine and direct focus on Californias Foothill Wines with a list of over 50 selections. We embrace locally grown produce; fresh vegetables grown in the central valley, locally raised meat, and seafood from the cold waters of the coast of Northern California.

Bret Bohlmann, chef and owner, is a 1998 graduate of the California Culinary Academy. After several years of experience in the Bay area Bret has returned home to Elk Grove to open one of Elk Grove's finest restaurants.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 685-2220
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bret Bohlmann
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Private party contact
Debora: (916) 685-2220
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Avenue
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Parking details
Parkig lot behind restaurat, access from 3rd Aveue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a bad restaurant, but a very very far cry from the high rating it gets in Open Table and also on Yelp. It was a shame because our dinner was in celebration of my birthday, and I sadly have to say it was quite a let down with respect to the atmosphere and also the quality of the food. The Brussel sprouts were ok, but I found them a bit oily and lacking flavor and seasoning. The deviled eggs were a total flop and not even on par with backyard bbq or picnic deviled eggs. The highlight was the salmon which was perfectly cooked and quite tasty, but sadly it was served on a bed or “risottto” which was cold and lacking any flavor or appropriate risotto consistency as it was runny and tasted totally bland. A real let down overall. The comped dessert, creme brûlée, was good.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner for our anniversary. Food was delicious.

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KL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Beyond good. Great service. Beautiful atmosphere.

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J
Sacramento
45 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my vegan friend, her special plate looked very appetizing and not a drop left, service
Is excellent and for me that’s a priority. I always have fish, usually salmon and it is always well prepared.
Will be back soon

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ME
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Boulevard Bistro for a few special dinners, and each has been a wonderful experience! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Every bite was so delicious, I had to work to keep myself from making yum-yum noises. Our table ordered a number of different items including salad greens with strawberries, pork chops, salmon with risotto, and duck confit. Wowie! To top it all off, the focaccia bread was fresh and warm, and even the butter was tastier than regular butter. And we shared an apple galette with ice cream that was decadent. The restaurant was not crowded, so it was quiet enough for conversation but not awkwardly quiet. Our server Candice was a dream--so welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a perfect evening!

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PV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro remains one of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions. Took my mom there for her 80th birthday. the food was marvelous as always, the service great... highly recommend

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RT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time for brunch. As the two other times, the food and service was fantastic. The coffee is like no other.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and had great service. The atmosphere was relaxing and excellent.

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our eighteen month old grand daughter and the wait staff was wonderful with her. The chef even came out and asked if there was anything else they could get for her. She loved the fresh fruit and the chef brought out more fresh fruit for her. Thoughtful, friendly, clean, and my burger was amazing!

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JG
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite! We like to go here for special occasions. Took my mom for her 80th bday and she loved it! You can bring your own bottle of wine for a $20 corkage fee.

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F
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed by anything on the menu. Best fine dining in elk Grove

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d
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

As usual the food was excellent and as usual the side dishes were pitifully small. I had a very large shank of lamb with a heaped spoonful of mashed potatoes and one and half brussel sprouts. Unfortunately I was given the wrong side dish at first which they immediately corrected. However when my plate was returned the food had been transferred to a cold plate from the hot one I had been served at first.

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T
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants. Did not disappoint for brunch. All 3 of us ordered french toast, made with cranberries and cream cheese this time. Delicious. Next time I will order the smaller size, as 4 pieces were a little too much for me. Service was excellent as usual. Friendly, efficient, polite, informative, and no long waits.

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M
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Slightly slow service, but still very much worth it. The venue is small, so it can feel cozy (and you can overhear all the conversations around you), but it was a great local find and I recommend to adults. Kudos on the fantastic beer choices as well.

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OS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Filet Mignonette was perfect! Would be a 5 but the Duck Confit I had was a bit overdone and thus dry for my liking. Otherwise, still a great place for a quiet, intimate setting.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice little converted house into the best fine dining option in all of Elk Grove. Quaint and the food was excellent in presentation and taste. Staff was attentive and nice. Beer and wine selection was great, glad they had local brews and wines. Dessert was also excellent!

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S
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first visited Boulevard Bistro shortly after they opened 13 years ago. The food is always fabulous, the choice of wines spectacular, and the service is always top notch. This is a restaurant you need to visit for special occasions and any celebration, but is also good for just wanting a night out and want to visit a restaurant where you know you are happy and satisfied. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine dining at a reasonable price.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. Excellent food and service. Perfect for a date with love. It’s always on point exactly how you order it. You won’t be disappointed. The desserts are amazing too. My wife and I couldn’t decide on two desserts so we got three. Totally worth it.

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FK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, a very nice place for a special occasion with special someone

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MY
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the quiet atmosphere the wait staff were so kind. The food was delicious. We tried a new white wine and it was a wonderful surprise.
We will be back!

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JO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, service, wine and the meal was amazing. I would definitely be back.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall is was a pleasant experience. Be careful to ask prices before you take a recommendation from the server. The "special" sorbet dessert was an eye opener when the bill came and the "special" recommended wine was almost twice the amount of similar wines listed on the menu.

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HS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro features excellent cuisine, quiet atmosphere, attentive service, and a simply wonderful experience. I can not convey how pleased I’ve been with every experience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!

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L
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times and we've never, ever been disappointed! The food is always amazing, prepared perfectly and the service is outstanding! We always look forward to our next visit.

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AK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as well. What a gem so close to home!

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N
Sacramento
421 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Perfect for special occasions. We'll be back.

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FN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food cooked fresh to order. Make sure to have a reservation because the place is small. Tables are spaces appropriately.

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JT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a quite nice little gem of a restaurant! Food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Really enjoyed out dinner and got to meet some new friendly people too. Will definitely recommend this place and will be back

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BA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our 29th anniversary. We both had the filet. It was very good. A bit more seasoning on the meat would have made it near perfect.
The bread pudding for dessert was beyond good. I overheard another customer raving about it and even though I’m not a bread pudding fan I went for it. And it was awesome. Best thing about this restaurant is it’s only 10 minutes from where we live

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PM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here quite often. First time ever that the meal was not quite to expectations. The salmon was just ok, the Brussels sprouts were hard as a rock and the red potatoes were just so so. Doesn't matter, anyone can have a bad day, even a chef. Will be back again.

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AR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic find! We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of our meal at Boulevard Bistro.

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SR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food backed up by solid friendly service. Always a great choice for a nice meal.

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MW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place by far! A true Elk Grove treasure!

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r
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a refined dining experience, I don’t think anything else compares to Boulevard Bistro in Elk Grove.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in the other night for dinner and had to return for breakfast with my hubby. It was delicious both times!

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EO
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro never disappoints!! We always say we want to try new places for special occasions but we always end up here because we know we are going to get amazing food and the best service.

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AE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant for a special occasion or a date night. The owner and head chef greeted us at the door. The service is great and the food is excellent. The menu changes based on the season. I had the lamb and my boyfriend had salmon. Both plates had a nice presentation and tasted delicious. I highly recommend Boulevard Bistro!

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SR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blvd Bistro continues to offer delicious Food, great atmosphere, excellent service. It is my hubby and our place to go for special occasions ie: we always go on our anniversary. This time it was for my birthday with family. But we go just to go sometimes too. It is always a very special treat.

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VL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had birthday dinner with my daughter- the food was excellent, although smaller portions, and the service was outstanding! I highly recommend.

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