Boulevard Bistro

4.7
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2081 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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4.7based on all time ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
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JR
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of mine and my wife’s favorite places to go! Every time the wait staff is excellent and the food is amazing!

DM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Elk Grove to be sure. Always the best food, drink, and service.

n
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was delicious. I had lamb shank and my husband had the filet. Beet salad was very nice and my husband enjoyed the wedge salad. Dessert was a unique strawberry shortcake type bread pudding.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food at a reasonable price with a lovely ambience. Nice to have an establishment like this in Elk Grove.

RH
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father’s Day brunch. Loved their mushrooms (lots of them!) on toast with poached egg.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I think it was intentional, but no backround music seems awkward. The food was cooked and flavored perfectly. We both had the Filet Mignon for entree’s, we ordered the sauce on side (did not like the sauce)and ordered a side of sautéed mushrooms. For starters we had the blistered peppers, they were perfect. Overall excellent. They must be running a great food cost because the price was a little high.

TC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Too noisy and a bit crowded - but our food was wonderful! Our table was too close to others ...

CL
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list, amazing food, friendly service, and fantastic ambiance- worth a go for sure!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the top five meals we have ever had at a restaurant. There was not one part of our entire experience that wasn’t amazing! Service was stellar and the food from appetizer to dessert was AMAZING! We will be back!

W
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate at Boulevard Bistro and had wonderful dinners. Both of us had duck confit, which we absolutely loved. The owner chef described the long process of preparing and cooking the duck, which made us appreciate our entrees even more. The pork belly served with the duck was also delicious. With exceptional service and fair prices, we were very happy all in all.

RG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to take Friends. The staff makes you feel right at home.

OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great dinning experience. Home like atmosphere. Staff was attentive without being intrusive. I plan to visit more often.

MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spectacular & great service & astounding food

RW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to spot for special occasions. Each dish is made to perfection from appetizers to dessert. It is the hidden gem of Elk Grove and hands down can compete with many other well known restaurants in the Sacramento area.

KS
Tahoe
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch service and delicious food. Hard to find from the street but once you’ve discovered this gem, you’ll be back again and again.

GM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was fantastic. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. I was surprised by how much we enjoyed our experience.

C
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a perfect experience when coming here.

S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect dinner and service with three friends who had never been to the Bistro. They loved it and the courtesy of the staff.

LK
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet, romantic setting, excellent food, excellent service, great menu choices.

PS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Limited menu but good options. Highly recommend the duck confit and pork belly. Tables were a bit close for private conversation but once the couple next to us left it was perfect.

DC
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro is a real gem in Elk Grove. Obviously they are doing things right because the place was full early on a Tuesday night. Service was top notch and each dish we ordered was delicious. (My lamb shank was generous enough that we brought most of it home and hubby is serving it over polenta tonight). This was our second visit and we look forward to next time.

JN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is the best place for brunch or dinner. The highest quality food, great service, and just a wonderful experience.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. From front reception/bar to table-side, you feel like they really care to have you there. You are a guest... amazing how that simple principal sets the tone for the entire experience. This place is clearly above and beyond your average restaurant in quality, service, and price. Worth a visit!

TH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

NM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a nice find in the middle of Elk Grove. Very small. Very quiet. The server was knowledgeable about all the wines and was great with suggestions and pairings. Dinner was really good (duck confit and NY steak), with good portion sizes, and the dessert was delicious too (Pot au creme).

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, definitely recommend

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The beet salad took me by surprise that it was good. The mussels were cooked in a good herbed seasoning that I enjoyed dipping my bread to the sauce. The chocolate brulee was also deliciously good. I would go back there again when my company sends me that way again.

PV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Took my mom for a belated Mother's Day brunch. The food, especially the deviled eggs and the traditional breakfast with Maple infused pork belly, was delicious as usual, and the service was wonderful. Unfortunately a couple with a very young daughter eating at a nearby table was allowed to let her cartoons play on a phone with no headphones for more than half of our meal which really negatively impacted the Ambiance. Not very relaxing especially when you've gone for a nice quiet meal. It would be really nice if they had a no cell phones in use at the table policy to prevent that in the future.

BC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. So popular that you need to make reservations at least a week in advance.

WI
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People tell me I’m very critical about the food I get at a restaurant. This is one of the best meals I’ve ever had especially at their price point. This is one of the top 10 restaurant meals I’ve ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious and elegant.

AJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this place. The service is amazing. The food is fabulous!!!!

TK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was set at 6:30 and our table was ready when we arrived. The staff were all friendly and helpful with answering questions. Our waiter was wonderful! Two of us shared the rib eye for two and it was grilled to perfection! Asparagus was flavorful and al dente as I like to cook it myself. The presentation of the fingerling potatoes in a bowl could have been more interesting, but the flavor was great. Too full to enjoy a dessert, but we'll go back. I hope they will add an outdoor patio one day. I know it's been discussed, but perhaps the size of the kitchen would preclude having more tables?

IL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding customer service and amazing food! We love it every time we can escape to the Boulevard Bistro. They are the best! Thank you!

AK
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice to have a outstanding place to have dinner in Elk Grove.

JW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience from start to finish! Ambience, service, and food were exquisite as usual! Best Filet in town!

WA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out-of-town family to celebrate birthdays and Mother's Day. Two days later, our family is still commenting on the food and the great service. Our dinner was a huge highlight of their stay. We come here often and look forward to it every time. Boulevard Bistro never disappoints! The food, service, and ambiance are always outstanding.

DC
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boulevard Bistro is consistently excellent in all categories. Food is extraordinary and service is perfect. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

J
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard Bistro is our go restaurant when we want a fine dining experience, especially when entertaining or celebrating special events. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, the service is consistently top caliber with friendly, attentive staff who ensure your visit will be memorable. The food is always excellent, demonstrating exemplary classic culinary skill, innovation, and pleasing presentation.
Wine service is also excellent.

D
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a rough beginning as we arrived for our reservation and they were not ready but when they came to sit us they took the wrong couple to our table and made us wait even longer and was put in a dark corner in the back of the place. Seeing the table that I reserved for my special occasion given to some other couple really dissatisfied and we expressed this but felt it was on uncaring ears of their mistake in the front of the house. What is the point of a reservation if you get tossed in the back of the place as if you didn’t make a reservation.

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