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About Boulevard Bistro

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.

8941 Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 685-2220

Website:
http://blvdbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parkig lot behind restaurat, access from 3rd Aveue

Executive Chef:
Bret Bohlmann

Private Party Contact:
Debora: (916) 685-2220

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boulevard Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (40)
Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (20)
Worth the Drive (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Authentic (11)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The best food in Sacramento. The Filet Mignon is the best I have ever eaten. If you want a quiet dinner with excellent food this is the place. Their desserts are also very good. The owner/chef is there all the time and he makes sure every plate is perfect. He comes out to talk with customers and makes sure you are enjoying the food. Many of the ingredients are organic grown locally. I think he grows some spices in a garden area next to the restaurant.

Try this place... You'll be glad you did.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the food
Love the location

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time dining at the Boulevard Bistro, and it was excellent! The service was outstanding and the food was perfect. It was also Valentine's Day, so they had a special 3 course menu with a lobster special. The dessert was also amazing, we had the seasonal sorbet (watermelon and mixed berry) and a lemon panna cotta.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to BB for Valentine's Day dinner - enjoyed the fixed price, three-course lobster dinner. The brussels sprouts appetizer was phenomenal, and everything else was incredibly delicious. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was perfect! The Chef/Owner was on hand to greet us and our meal was exactly what we wanted wanted, prepared perfectly. We were celebrating a birthday and the dessert was sumptuous! We’re looking forward to our next celebratory dinner.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at the Boulevard Bistro, our server was great, food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

BB never disappoints. Food is always fantastic. There were just a couple of things. Our waitress who was great btw, told us the specials for the evening and took our orders.
Appetizers was served, a little bit after our entries was served. My wife and I gave a puzzled look to each other b/c we had ordered a salad and also and that usually comes before the entries. We told our waitress that we had ordered a salad. She apologized that she forgot. No biggie.
I ordered the salmon which was the best thing ever but the only thing is the portion, it use to be a little bigger if I remember correctly. This time it felt like I took a couple of bites and I was done. Even my wife noticed how tiny the portion was. Anyway, these things will not ward us off and will always be patron of BB b/c the food is just awesome.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I found the food good, the service excellent and the price a tad high but not out of line. What concerned me is that what is on the online menu is not necessarily on the menu given at the restaurant. I was told by our server that the meu consists of whatever the chef decides on that given day. I would not enjoy seeing something on the online menu then find it is unavailable after I am seated.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service, food and ambience! Loved our dinner and dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was very good as was the service. Our waiter Duron recommend the pork belly to start and the halibut, both of which were very good. We had the deviled eggs as well and worth it. Others had the filet mignon and everyone enjoyed their selections. To end we had the bread pudding and po au crème, both of which were delicious. It was our first time after a day of wine tasting in Lodi, so it's close to the wineries if you'll like end the day with a beautiful meal. Highly recommend and we'll be back. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We drive for an hour to eat here and they never disappoint. It is our go to restaurant when we want a can't miss great meal. Once again, they didn't disappoint. Service was fantastic again. Love the food. Just go try it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Boulevard Bistro, oh how we have missed you. I moved to Roseville so it’s been about a year since we have dined at your restaurant. It was as if we never left. The food was just as amazing and the servers remembered us. We will be back soon.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was a special dinner date — I surprised my girlfriend with a proposal! The restaurant staff were very helpful making it a perfect evening!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The environment was perfect and the food was delicious. Server was very pleasant nad helpful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is amazing and perfectly prepared. The atmosphere is great for date night but not too stuffy. It is not a large facility so you wont be in a place with ton of people.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The deviled eggs as an appetizer were perfect,; my wife thoroughly enjoyed the perfectly seasoned and served mussels. The bread was delicious. The pork cheeks and the sirloin steak were our main courses; they were wonderfully seasoned and presented. The lemon cotta desert was a marvel. The entire meal demonstrated the creativity and talents of a great chef! The server was knowledgeable and attentive without being too attentive, and our water glasses and bread tray were promptly filled as needed. All in all an exceptional meal! Highly recommended for a special occasion. Reservations recommended, seating is limited.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Bistro is always the best in our little town of Elk Grove. We go for special occasions . A little pricy but worth it for good occasions . Bret is the best chef and music is NOT blaring so people can actually talk.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Been to this place multiple times and seriously, it never lets me down. EVERYTHING on their menu is delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I wanted to take my wife out for a romantic and intimate dinner.
The Boulevard Bistro was just that!
We had a great table with a great view. The service was very good and the appetizers were fantastic.
The bread was delicious and our entree’s were amazing!
We paired the Halibut and the filet with a Napa Merlot and that made the meal complete.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had not visited Boulevard Bistro for a while, however, food, service and ambience were great as always!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food is always extraordinary!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Love to go to the Boulevard for Sunday brunch. Always something new.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had 6:30p reservation. Not seated until 7:15p. Not good.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner, service was very good but they forgot to give my wife's leftover for us to take home. We talk about going back in the summer when the veggies are in season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have chosen this as my Birthday dinner out for about 12 years, it’s always so wonderful, and we love that it’s local !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We would compare Boulevard Bistro to Morton’s or Ruth Chris but cheaper. We Love having a date night close to home. The food here is fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I’ve been wanting to go to B.B. forever! Four girls for a birthday gave me the chance. Absolutely delicious meal!! I will go back even if I have to go alone! Lol

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I wanted to celebrate our mutual birthdays with good food and tasty drinks. The Bloody Mary’s were savory good! I love the peppered pork belly and the mushroom toast was mostly on point. The mushrooms were a bit salty for some reason which overly contrasted with the brioche toast., but otherwise the meal was delightful. My friend preferred the omelette and loved it. We appreciated the cheese and fruit platter; perfect compliment to an otherwise tasty meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A lovely place. They have a very attentive and informative staff. The food is fresh and delicious. It is our go to place for special occasions. It’s decor and setting is elegant, but yet, very friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful warm atmosphere, excellent friendly service, incredible artistic innovative food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I was first invited for a birthday dinner at Boulevard Bistro so my wife wanted us to return to celebrate my birthday. The food was so delicious and the waitresses were so attentive. Will go again. Thanks

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

There is No Better Brunch in this town !! French press coffee and amazing food and service .

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Organic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A good place to meet friends. No rushing, relaxing atmosphere. But we didn’t know how popular it was, they ran out of 2 specials by noon on a Sunday. Very accommodating when we didn’t care for the brunch menu they made us a salad with seared salmon...delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Tried the spicy Shrimp and Grits for the first time...now it's one of my many favorites! But there isn't anything on this menu that I haven't loved. Service is wonderful, waitstaff are friendly, and there's nothing around to compare, in my husband and my opinions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Flavorful menu and wonderful presentation with exceptional service.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding Service and food.
I did not know what to expect however it FAR EXCEEDED my expectations

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food, atmosphere and service was excellent as usual. We frequently choose Boulevard Bistro for special occasions and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice place ,looks great nice ambiance and food was awesome!!! Our waiter was great as well. Only problem is my wife and I went for our anniversary and I actually picked what the occasion was when I reserved the time on open table. I guess they didn't pay attention to that and set us right next to a large group of around 10 people. I was trying not to complain but as the group was laughing and talking it got to the point when I couldn't even hear my waiter or talk to my wife . Finally I asked our waiter if the table that was open in the next room were reserved, and they weren't , so he moved us and it was a whole lot better.

Place is great , but small . I would hope they would seat the large party in the smaller side of the Restuarant instead of having to seat couples trying to have a nice romantic dinner next to the large party.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The appetizer was excellent as was the filet mignon. Only comment would be salad was just ordinary. Will be going back. It was very very nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had been a past favorite. Maybe there is a new chef because the food and menu selection wasn’t as good as we had expected.

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