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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

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Special Occasion (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Casual (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. The chef was able to accommodate my dairy allergy and created a meal that was out of this world. Thanks Chef for a great foodie experience!!!

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious, service was attentive, I’ve never felt rushed here. Always amazing!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Dinner was fabulous, staff were attentive and helpful, dessert was amazing!!!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are always great. Best bone marrow I have ever had!!! If the have the Momofuku’s crack pie on the dessert menu it is a must order.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a special place for a special dinner. The ambiance is charming, the service is impeccable, and the food is perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is a converted house in Old Town Elk Grove. We had wonderful steak on a Wednesday for a birthday dinner. It was about 75% full and while it wasn’t hushed tones quiet, we could still converse in normal speaking voices. Wine list is varied, although not extensive. You will find the right wine. It probably changes with the menu. I know the menu changes with the seasons. This IS a small restaurant so you aren’t getting a large menu. But what they do, they do VERY well. Definitely quality over quantity.

Definitely worth the drive....full disclosure though... my drive was less than a mile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Tiny servings. We only got 3 brussel sprouts with our salmon dinner in about 3 tablespoons of puree. It was good but, wow, tiny portions!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our regular "go to" in Elk Grove Ca. for any special occasion - and once again, they not only didn't disappoint, they hit it out of the ballpark - I had the lamb shank (unbelievable delicious!) and hubby had the filet - we were celebrating his 85th birthday. Each bite was a "mmmmmmm" moment -- tiny living room inside a small home, the atmosphere is upscale (white table cloths, etc.) and intimate. Service is nearly impeccable - old school and so wonderful to experience. It's dining with a capital "D" instead of eating on the fly - such a treat! Thank you Boulevard Bistro for bringing such a wonderful venue to Elk Grove, Ca.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Blvd Bistro - it's our go-to local dining spot. We have been for dinner and brunch time and time again since they first opened their doors, and continue to love and be satisfied each time. We have gone for a couples night out, family dinner with kids, group dining and event dining. I've been satisfied every time. It has a local feel and is consistently great service and food. Priced well. If you aren't happy with something because, hey it happens, just tell the server and they take care of you, no problem. It is a great place all around. I always dress light because it is a small place and with the kitchen and full house of people it runs warm.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve ever had.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome place! Only place to eat! Great food fantastic service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My number 1 pick out of 3 outstanding options in Elk Grove and one of my top 5 in the Sacramento area. We’re moving out of state and will miss Boulevard Bistro.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is amazing. This was my first time there. Had brunch. Will be back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and the service was excellent. Nice gem in Elk Grove.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Steak and lamb Shang were excellent. Squash was wonderful. Promised mashed potatoes were almost nonexistent, maybe a tablespoon. Nice table spacing, but low hard ceilings made it a little noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had an amazing dinner, starting with oysters with caviar. The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about wines, and really added to the total experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delightful as always. Took my 79 year old mom to Sunday brunch for her birthday. The service was great, the food was yummy, especially the deviled eggs small plate. And it was easy to have a nice conversation with my mom.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was perfect...from the waiter, dinner selection, dessert. Dinners were prepared exactly as requested and was absolutely delicious. We ordered Salmon and Pork Chop...great choices! Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake and Apple Crisp....these were amazing! Thank you!!!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food is always very good here and the service is excellent. However, the ambiance could be better, the decor is a little too simple and the carpet needs replacing. The reception area is awkward when you first come in. It's cramped and gets crowded quickly.....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great little cozy resutrant in elk grove. The food is great and fulfilling. I love the ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to Boulevard Bistro for our Anniversary, and although it was very good and I gave this restaurant 4 stars. I do have suggestions to make it 5 star. We booked reservations through Open Table, and Open Table asks in it's application if we are celebrating a special occasion. I put in that we were celebrating our Anniversary. Service was great, but we mentioned we were celebrating our Anniversary, and my husband and I thought it would have been nice if they acknowledged it first. This showing they are that "special" restaurant. When you dine at a family owned restaurant and it's fine dining, there is usually that special touch. Again, only a recommendation... it would separate them from other fine dining establishments. Overall, had a great time because it was with my guy and the service was 5 star!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food has been consistently great every time we go there. The staff is great, they work really well together, and they even remember the little tweaks we like. The chef/owner is super nice and the kitchen is clearly very talented. We have had new flavors and combinations, and superb wines. It's a perfect place for us. We wish it wasn't six hours from home!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great place for semi formal to casual dining. The classic rock in the radio did not fit the persona but the food was great and the staff even better.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant! The food is spectacular and the service superb!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing, I had a wonderful time and will be back again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing as always!! Service was perfect. Food was absolutely delicious.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We always enjoy our experience at the Blvd Bistro and it's a favorite place to go for a special occasion. The menu is creative and the food is well presented and delicious. Service is excellent and prices are very reasonable for the value you get.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and the staff were excellent in every way. Cannot wait to return and bring friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our fifth time at Boulevard Bistro, it is an outstanding venue for any occasion. The food is wonderful, the service is outstanding and the ambience delightful. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Boulevard Bistro is a special place in the heart of Elk Grove. Wonderful food and a well-trained wait staff in addition to an intimate atmosphere make it a great experience!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious cuisine as always. Be sure to try the oysters. The service is great as well. Since the restaurant is small it may take some time for them to seat you, but it's worth the wait.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Boulevard Bistro is our "go to" place for special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed our date night. Food was delicious and service great. We would definitely recommend to friends.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

A quaint restaurant that has excellent service and fantastic food. I and my wife went for our 28th wedding anniversary and were extremely happy with the service and the quality of the food. The restaurant is a cottage in Elk Grove, CA that was converted into a restaurant. Being born and raised in New York and having extensively traveled and have eaten in many restaurants we were impressed on the menu and how well prepared and presented was the food. My best wishes to the Chef and all the staff members that made the evening a wonderful experience. Having lived in the local area for many years I only wished we knew of this retaurant sooner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Recently went with friends for dinner. The guys had the pork chop. It was huge, tender and tasty. My friend had the salmon which was tasty but a very tiny portion. I had the shrimp etouffe . Our server said it was "spicey", but it was bland. Our watermelon/arugula salad needed a tastier dressing. We have always enjoyed our meals here and will come back. Hopefully, they just had a rare "off" night. The restaurant was packed with people waiting on the porch for tables.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent lincod dish. Good bone marrow appetizer. Very good table service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Absolutely fabulous in every respect. Highly recommended for the very best food in beautiful surroundings with perfect service.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Cute little place with good food and a fun ambiance. It got a little noisy as the dining room filled up. Food was a tad over salted but tasty (duck and filet). Dessert was great! A little pricey but that was expected.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is one of my favorite local places to eat, as the food is the best in the area! Will keep going back for their Duck Comfit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Filet and the pork chop are outstanding. Service is attentive and friendly. Will definitely be going back

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