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Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph, St. Joseph, MI

Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph

4.7
4.7
314 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Bistro on the Boulevard in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan, located within The Boulevard Inn, consistently fuses local flavors with a new approach to create an unforgettable celebration of cuisine.

Think of our experience as a gastronomical journey. You may either adventure through the diverse menu to one of our feature entrées, or explore the vast list of tapas to create your own memorable meal. Our ingredients are personally chosen for freshness, and our food is a reminder of the simplicity of high-quality cuisine.

From the bar, you may indulge in craft cocktails created in-house by our sensational staff as we let the finest spirits from local distilleries shine. Our draft beer list features a constantly changing lineup of Michigan’s craft brewers which produce some of the finest beers available. Wine Spectator has honored us with its coveted award of excellence for offering “one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world.”

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 983-3882

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Bernacchi

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Joseph

  • Parking details

    Parking may be difficult to find in during the summer months, please take into account time needed for parking.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 7:00-close on Thursdays.July 6th, 13th, 20th.August 3rd, 17th, 24th.Live entertainment from 5:00-8:00 on Fridays. June 9th, 16th, 23rd.Live entertainment from 7:00-close on Saturdays.June 10th, 24th.July 8th, 22nd.August 5th, 19th, 26th.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

What 314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

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  1. G

    Gigi

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent. I had the Hangar Steak which our server said was very good and I was not disappointed. My husband had the halibut. What made our evening so great was the excellent service provided by Courtney, our waitress. She was fantastic!
  2. GM

    GMR91

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and location! Upscale dining while allowing for a more casual resort attire. Creative main dishes and small plates. The patio was lovely, but could use some shade options for sunny hot days.
  3. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The roasted chicken and the steak salad were excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server. Anna?? Was so pleasant and accommodating.
  5. C

    Chitownfoodie

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Weekend Dinner! Great view, great friendly staff … boyfriend LOVED the ruby chocolate cheesecake. Very rare, never had ruby chocolate before. Rare gem in the hood!
  6. AK

    AlexK

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious food and wine selection in Saint Joseph. The sea bass was excellent and the lamb loin was fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Energizer Salad, added grilled chicken. A ton of grilled chicken! Most delicious flavor I could have ever asked for and hugh! My husband had the walleye and it was the best fish he's ever had, and he's old!
  8. CM

    ChanceM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Wanted to impress my wife and mother in law as I was in charge of dinner plans. I ordered the steak fris medallions and a Caesar salad. The salad was beautiful looking but did not taste good. the dressing was oily and without flavor. I specifically requested a-1 steak sauce when I gave my order. She didnt bother to tell me that they dont have a-1 and instead brought me their house steak sauce which I assumed would be similar. But it was extremely different, strong and not like any steak sauce I had tried, quite uneatable really. The steaks were sitting in a plate of melted butter along with a small amount of whipped potatoes. The flavor and tenderness seemed good but I dont eat plain steak soaked in butter so I sent it back. I ordered the American cheeseburger hoping to try and get something quick. Well it took forever and came when everyone was finished eating but was plain with nothing but a piece of meat and cheese and bread. I asked that I thought it came with lettuce tomato pickle and onion? The girl delivering it said normally it does. I asked if she would kindly get me some lettuce and tomato but she disappeared and did not return. I had to get up from the table, burger half eaten and go inside to find the whole staff standing at the cookline talking. The gal that went in for me said, they are working on it...then the kitchen manager got involved and said it normally comes with it.. what was wrong with your steak anyway? Geeze it is amazing the level of incompetence in management these days.
  9. PH

    PHILIPZ

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    The waiter was very rude !! I waited 22 minutes for an old fashion ! He came to the table so I asked what time so long , and I quote “ you are not the only one in the restaurant tonight” My son who is 18 was shocked as was I. We were in Benton Harbor for A midweek golf trip and that’s the second restaurant in Benton Harbor where the service was unprofessional must be the people I will never go back to Benton Harbor
  10. PE

    PEPL

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful once again! Thank you!
  11. F

    Frequentdiner

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Boulevard. What a gem! The food was excellent. We tried the cauliflower appetizer- it was great. We had a salad and a chicken thigh dish. Both were excellent. Our server, Tyler, was helpful and did a great job taking care of us. We were so impressed with the Boulevard that we are planning our next trip back.
  12. K

    Kaitlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here and our server was excellent! Such good food and a great value for why you get. The drinks were fantastic too!
  13. MK

    MeghanK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother-Daughter getaway
  14. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Service was very slow! Took forever to get drinks, receive appetizer! Was informed after receiving appetizer that they had been out of salmon for 2 hours! Reordered tuna and it was delicious! Husband ordered the halibut and received the sea bass! He decided to eat it since we had been there for over an hour! Halfway through the meal they came with his halibut! We were not the only table experiencing the same problems!
  15. DN

    DonN

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorial Day with friends
  16. J

    Jeffr

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as it was years ago and we used to frequent the restaurant. The chef is doing a remarkable job and we will be back.
  17. KT

    KimberlyT

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in St. Joe!! Had the halibut, it was delish!1
  18. RZ

    RobertZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must ask for Ann as a waitress. She is absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a romantic dinner
  20. M

    Michiganders

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This time we had our dinner on the patio (big mistake). Next to us was a lady with a very, very loud voice. And, 2 children were running around next to our table. Now for the good news. The food, once again, was outstanding as was our server Ann who was gracious and compassionate about the "loud lady". On balance a great evening with something to laugh about in the future.
  21. JK

    JaneK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My husbands ribeye was completely filled with gristle, he couldn’t eat it. My sable fish was excellent . Our server was on the ball as much as he could be but we could tell you were understaffed like everyone. He comped my husbands steak, overall it was a good experience
  22. DZ

    DaleZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent staff and service. wonderful balcony dining experience at sunset. diverse menu suitable for an "upscale" restaurant. Highly recommended.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro on the Boulevard has really stepped up there game…Great Food Great Service!
  24. AN

    AmyN

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always a sure bet. The menu is ever changing and the staff is always exemplary.
  25. RS

    RichardS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for a great dinner in St Joseph, Mi. Nice assortment for dinner, great appetizers, reasonable priced. Would recommend this restaurant
  26. BK

    BKT20

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It's always great, but weekdays are far better for a relaxed quiet meal.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to dine @ the Bistro. We had a wonderful experience, the food was fabulous & will definitely be returning soon.
  28. T

    Tamjoy

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice great place! Kind waitress Ann so sweet and awesome service!
  29. SM

    SMSK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut was amazing! Everyone very much enjoyed their dishes. Our server, Anne, was gracious and attentive! Will definitely be back soon!
  30. F

    Familydiner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Where to start had reservations at 7:30 didn’t get seated until 8:00pm. Then sat and sat we didn’t get served our food until 9:27pm with missing condiments, a wrong entrée, meat not cooked as requested it was a whole shabackle. In the end we gave the waitress a hug for she didn’t appear to have the support she needed to make her evening a success. We ended up with meals in bags to go and our drinks and desserts were comped. Manager needs to support the wait staff, didn’t come over to apologize or explain anything just left waitress out to dry. Sadly we raved to a friend who joined us about this place after our girls performed and was embarrassed to have raved and this place fell so so so short.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Exceptionally poor service - no organization or leadership over wait staff - would not recommend
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Blackened catfish with heirloom tomatoes and mango salsa on a bed of mashed potatoes was amazing. Halibut was excellent along with the Tuna and shrimp apps. Highly recommend. Ann was super sweet and always paid attention. She was awesome! Hostess was very friendly and happy to see us. Overall very impressed!
  33. H

    Heath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Very good service. The prime filet was well worth it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro has the best food in the city. Specials always fantastic as well as their main menu. Can’t go wrong.
  35. KB

    KathleenB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!
  36. MF

    MindfulFrog

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating here and it was fabulous! From the seating, serving, cleanliness, and ambiance to the delicious food we were more than impressed. The red wine suggestion complemented our shared meal perfectly. We had two appetizers on this visit; Humboldt Fog Brulee and Fritto Misto (calamari, shrimp, bay scallops, asparagus). Everything was absolutely delicious!
  37. SK

    SheilaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro excels at everything! Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious, and the wait staff was just the right amount of attentive.
  38. SB

    StanB

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word...EXCELLENT!
  39. t

    trisha

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious innovative food and menu. Top of my go to list right now.
  40. CK

    ChristinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tyler, our server was very attentive and personable. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The special sea bass was especially tasty. We didn’t pass on dessert and were very glad because the puffs and Carmel pie were delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 983-3882.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph is rated 4.7 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph

521 LAKE BOULEVARD St. Joseph, MI 49085

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Joseph

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking may be difficult to find in during the summer months, please take into account time needed for parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Bernacchi

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 7:00-close on Thursdays.July 6th, 13th, 20th.August 3rd, 17th, 24th.Live entertainment from 5:00-8:00 on Fridays. June 9th, 16th, 23rd.Live entertainment from 7:00-close on Saturdays.June 10th, 24th.July 8th, 22nd.August 5th, 19th, 26th.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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