Bistro on the Boulevard - Saint Joseph

4.8
252 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.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 252 people are saying
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JustinD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time at Bistro on the Boulevard. Our server Ann, was fantastic and very personable. The food was perfectly executed and the presentation on point. The atmosphere is classy, yet unpretentious or stuffy. Good vibes all around.
We will definitely be returning for another date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish dishes!!!! Loved the sea bass, Dover sole and halibut. Generous portions.

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ErinF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great service. Get the "date night menu" for 2. Better value

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RoxanneP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience. Have eaten here occasionally in recent months; was good every time. Love the patio in warmer weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!! Great meal. Congrats to the chef.

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Denise7
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Date night. Came in for a wedding and had dinner here. Many gluten free options on the menu.

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Northsider
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful room, exceptional food, special experience.

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vipErikaB
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great waiter and all the food — except for the lemon pasta - was excellent. Scallops in risotto, tuna tataki, and bistro tapas plate were all outstanding. Huge portions too!

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RGriffithH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was far superior to our stay at the Boulevard Hotel

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PaulG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was one of the best I’ve ever had. The goat cheese appetizer was fantastic! Seriously one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Our waiter Cuyler was fantastic! Super friendly and very helpful. Would go back in a heartbeat. In fact we went 2 nights in a row and requested Cuyler the second night as well.

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RaquelC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, updated interior, cool ambience

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed it, food was good but wasn’t best restaurant I’ve ever had.

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JZee
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. A little pricey and was disappointed that the bread service was a $6 charge, but the drinks were good and overall a great experience.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waitress was attentive and great with our kids. Price was so much lower than we expected. Will definitely return again.

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AnneN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner for my parent's 70th anniversary. The waitress was excellent but very busy so our service was a little slow. She made up for it with her warmth and professionalism. I'm sure many restaurants are experiencing this from being short-staffed. I would highly recommend the Bistro on the Boulevard for a special dinner. A little on the expensive end but worth every penny!!!

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JaneS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and delicious dinner!

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MargaretF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s in the boulevard hotel overlooking Lake Bluff Park in Saint Joe that overlooks Lake Michigan. Sat outside wonderful food and service, just really nice evening. I had a Caesar salad and added chili rubbed shrimp it was wonderful. My son had the filet is was very good!

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JanetB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great view of the lake.

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Chris
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted amazing and was cooked perfectly!

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vipsusanf
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, lovely and attentive waitress, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. Enjoyed a beautiful evening dining outdoors on the patio for our 10th anniversary. Our server (who's name escapes me) and the manager (Robert) were awesome and so fun to talk with. We dined on an appetizer of crab dip (so yummy!) followed by delicious halibut and walleye dinners along with a bottle of decent, reasonably priced wine. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Michiganders
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ann helped make our dining experience memorable. Good is fantastic

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vipOut2lunch
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and excellent food.

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ChristyR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy the outdoor seating on the balcony in summer. Food is always good, too. And I noticed the new indoor decor--tasteful and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Service & food were spot on!

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Clementine
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy and flavorful. The key lime pie was the perfect ending to our meal. Our server Cortney was attentive and friendly and checked in with us just the right amount. Will definitely return!

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CynthiaH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. The daily specials (focus on heirloom tomatoes) - were amazing. Service was great.

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Adolfo
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipMichFTW
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great! It took
Over an hour to get our food. They do let you know a head of time they are short staffed and to expect very long wait times. They were VERY CORRECT on that!! Our waitress Ann was super sweet and was doing her best to manage everyone in her section. Overall it’s a great place to eat! Just be prepared to wait.

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Gaggleof4
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fantastic service at Bistro on the Boulevard!! We are out on the veranda and were able to see Lake Michigan and watch pedestrians pass by. The lemon/asparagus pasta and the scallops were amazing! We highly recommend this restaurant if you are in St. Joe!!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best place in the area for a fine dining experience. We have never had a bad meal here. Ann is the single best waitress in the world and made sure to make our experience wonderful. They were short staffed but you couldn’t tell. It was a lovely meal as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary/babymoon dinner. We decided to try somewhere new this year and it was great!

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Michiganders
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in all of South West Michigan!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food quality! Also nice new furniture and decor.

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Likesgoodfood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in a great atmosphere. We ate outside on the balcony and watched the sunset. Excellent service. We will definitely return.

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ShanaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner here on our first night in town celebrating my birthday. We had our 3 kids with us and Ann was a wonderful server making sure to get our order in before a banquet event. The food was all delicious and beautiful presentation. We sat outside and was a beautiful view of the lake.

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Thomas
Milwaukee
44 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food quality at the Bistro on the Boulevard is consistently high. We had the battered cauliflower, which was excellent, as was the catfish. The salted caramel pie for dessert was overly sweet. Our server was very attentive, considering that she was extremely busy. I would highly recomment the Bistro on the Boulevard!

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vipTourist
Detroit
73 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu due to COVID, but the staff is doing their best to uphold the standards of this unique restaurant, overlooking Lake Michigan.

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cindyb
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food at the Bistro is top-notch! I'm working my way through the menu. Great appetizer list for sharing! The outdoor patio is the coolest spot in town!

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 4.8 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.