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Boulevard Bistro

4.8
1818 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience, as usual. Fantastic food, great service. The only thing not ideal is that the restaurant seems to be stuck in between a romantic date spot and a more family-friendly restaurant. It is very small and intimate on the inside, however it looks like an old house on the outside. I believe this causes some patrons to think it's more casual and a good place to bring children. On the inside, it is fairly fancy and more geared towards a romantic date spot. The couple times we've been, there was a mix of couples on dates and then families with loud children at other tables. Because the place is so small, larger families with children can change up the experience for the entire restaurant. I realize this is not particularly in the restaurant's control, so I don't knock them for it.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Quaint small restaurant in the middle of Old Elk Grove. Impeccable presentation of fresh California Farm to Fork. We have followed the owner/chef from the Ione Hotel in the years ago. We were delighted to find him closer to home. We really miss lunches here. Hopefully since the owner has closed the Sage Mill we hope he will resume lunches at the Bistro.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First, overall service was perfect and that of a much more expensive restaurant. Each portion was well balanced. The food was excellent and unique - credit the chef. Small dining area made it very intimate with a somewhat romantic ambiance. The value was exceptional. An absolute five stars!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thanks for making our evening so great!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent, high quality, well-prepared food is what will bring me back to the Boulevard Bistro. Each hand-crafted dish is beautifully presented and tastes scrumptious. I had the duck confit with seared pork belly and it was a sensational. We also shared a venison croquette which was unusual and very tasty. Service was impeccable. The only drawback to this restaurant is it is very small and had limited seating, which also is an asset as it is also is very quiet and comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My wife and I compare all other restaurants against Boulevard Bistro. Excellent entrees, desserts, appetizers and service is always above and beyond. Whether as a date or just everyday dining, there is no other local restaurant i would rather visit. The staff recognize us and go out of their way to greet us even if we are not their table. While the menu is a bit "limited", there is something for everyone who enjoys fine dining. Cheers.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Favorite spot. Always outstanding service & fantastic food

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always, everything was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Service is awesome. Very attentive and quick with any requests. My water glass always full.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

All went well. The food was excellent and Catalina was an excellent server. The only issue would be the table location is directly over air conditioning vent making my left side freezing cold and uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great brunch. Food delicious, especially the French Toast and Eggs Benedict and service was great. Looking forward to returning soon.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food. Never disappointed. We like to eat there throughout the year and we make a point to eat there for our anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and service. I had the filet mignon and it was excellent. Wonderful wine selection as well.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is outstanding- the best we've found in the Elk Grove area. The service is also excellent with a friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable wait staff. In our most recent experience, one of our diners had some dietary restrictions which were thoughtfully and deliciously accomodated. We actually went 2 nights in a row! We love this place and every time we are in Elk Grove visiting our elderly mom we make sure to have dinner here.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Boulevard Bistro never disappoints! My husband introduced me to this place a few years ago and it is a rare gem. We come here for special occasions because the food, service, and ambience is unmatched. You can tell the food is made with a lot of love and care is taken to prepare each dish. It is clear that they take pride in what they do. The feeling inside the restaurant makes you feel like you are in someone's home. Boulevard Bistro is a special place to us and we will continue to come here for our special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

First time at Boulevard Bistro recommended to us by our son! It was my husbands birthday and we were very satisfied with the dining experience! The steak and the salmon was very good! Would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be back since we live 10 minutes away!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Lovely meal. We go for all our special occasions. As always service was excellent. Wine list and food were amazing. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This place is AMAZING! 10 stats for not only the food, but the service as well!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It is always so nice here and feels very quaint. It is calm and the servers are so personal.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Boulevard Bistro has become our anniversary dinner spot. We’ve fined here about 3 or 4 time now and we’ve never been disappointed. The food is always well-prepared and the servers are attentive.

The only negative is the corkage fee. The menu link on Open Table indicated a fee of $15; however, when we got there, the server mentioned it was $20. Although we knew there would be a corkage fee, $20 is a bit steep ($15 is more palatable, but still high).

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and service. A great date or special occasion restaurant with well-crafted meals.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Four old friends dined here and had a wonderful meal. The steaks were done to perfection. Everyone loved the salad. One member of the group who often has difficulty hearing in restaurants remarked about how quiet it was so he could easily hear all of us speaking. This is the best restaurant in Elk Grove, by far.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic Easter Sunday brunch! Very unique setting in a house converted to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It is always guaranteed that the meal will be fantastic from chef Brent. First time having Sunday brunch starting with Bloody Mary or Mimosas. After ordering, the waiter brings a refreshing plate of fruit and cheeses on the house . People need to be aware that reservation are almost always a must because the old remodeled house is small so doesn’t seat many. We especially enjoy the restaurant because of the soft music and not so loud that no one can hear each other talk. We stay away from those types of restaurants .. There is of course plenty of free parking behind the restaurant and easy for wheelchairs also . Dinners are also excellent and menu changes regularly , but keeps his signature dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was perfect, from walking in and getting seated right away, phenomenal service and fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had a wonderful experience at Boulevard Bistro! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Everyone raved about their meal. Great wine selection too! I will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was AMAZING as usual from the appetizers to the desserts!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always wonderful!
The waiter recommended the perfect Chardonnay for me; Foley Johnson - soft, creamy & not overly sweet.
The asparagus appetizer was delicious; loved the seasoning. We also enjoyed the olive appetizer. Chef Bohlmann made me a delicious spring vegetable cassoulet. My husband had the filet; thick & tender, as always. He enjoyed a nice Zinfandel with his filet.

We also enjoyed the focaccia bread served with the meal. That’s a nice change.
The service is always spot on. They even offered to bring me another glass of Chardonnay because they thought it wasn’t cold enough. Perfectly paced, too!
We’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Spectacular food, as always. My favourite restaurant in California. Terrific service and ambiance. We love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

we were given a gift card from our son and daughter-in-law the food we very good and generous portions we we so full we could not have dessert next time we will

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amazing place

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was my second time visiting this hidden gym so had very high expectations. Unfortunately, expectations were not met in comparison to the first time. Filet mignon cut was not the highest quality since there was a big chunk of uneatable fat. Asked for medium but was served medium rare ‘more or less blue in the middle. It was sent back and came back medium but sliced. Took away from the full experience that I enjoyed and craved during my first visit.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

What a great meal! Excellent service, perfectly prepared food, creative ingredients. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and service however it was a little too warm inside the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very enjoyable, good food, fun wait staff lovely anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Never disappointed. Food, service are outstanding. It is nice to go there and be reminded what great food and service are like.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always, ALWAYS consistently fresh and delicious. The chef here certainly deserves recognition in my book.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love this place. The ambiance is very intimate because you're really surrounded only by a few tables. The menu is quite small which means that it may change very often. The food was very good and left an impression on me and my wife. We ordered the filet mignon that sat on top of a cloud of mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side and a "pork pot plate" that had a trifecta of pork: sausage, pork belly, and pork medallion that sat on top of a brown pork like base sauce with barley. Our favorite was the bone marrow shared dish: smearing the marrow on the bread is a texture very close to foie gras. I would really recommend this to anyone who would really want to steer away from the norm (BJs, Macaroni Grill) and try something out better in terms of presentation, service, taste, and setting. The pricing of the food may be intimidating but don't let that digress you since you will be paying for quality food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Four friends celebrating a birthday. It was perfect!

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