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Boulevard

4.7
6784 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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Since its opening in 1993, Boulevard restaurant has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, the elegant, yet warm and welcoming interior of Boulevard is the essence of the Belle Époque style. It is a glorious setting for Chef Nancy Oakes hearty, flavorful, beautiful cuisine. American regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design, form the entire experience at Boulevard. Located in the heart of the San Francisco's revived waterfront area, the historic Audiffred Building is the ideal home for Boulevard. Among many wards received, Boulevard was proud to announce being granted the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant 2012.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Served:
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:15

Dinner Served:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 -10:00
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Phone number
(415) 543-6084
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nancy Oakes
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Private party facilities
Private parties in L'Avenue evoke the same award-winning dining experience as Boulevard itself. The private dining room menus change continually with the seasons in order to bring you the freshest and most interesting food possible. The rooms exhibit all of the Belle Époque charm of Boulevard.
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Private party contact
Pamela McGee: (877) 389-3455
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Cross street
Steuart St.
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Parking details
Street Parking available for Boulevard
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6784 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were on vacation and ate in very good restaurants in LA, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Napa. This was the best meal of the trip. Excellent food that never dissapoints

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I always like going to the Boulevard whenever there is opportunity. The food is delicious. The place is very elegant!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was a extraordinary experience. We enjoy being there again. We'll come back as many times as possible.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was amazing-ssrvice, food, etc. Ambiance is a little dark in there, maybe a few more lights

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We go to Boulevard every year for our anniversary and just celebrated our 10th with them. Always an incredible meal and experience overall. Such a lovely restaurant, staff are top notch and food is just fantastic. Definitely a go to for special dining experience!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and service. Boulevard never disappoints!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful family dinner

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Brautiful facility;
Delicious food
Perfect service

Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Lovely from start to finish. Spectacular view from the table of the bay bridge. All items ordered were delish. Never felt rushed. A definite evening to remember.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went to the Boulevard to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect regarding the dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was superb. It exceeded our expectations. We hadn't been to this restaurant for dinner in several years and we saw how the management and staff are not resting on their laurels, but rather getting better. My birthday was mentioned on the reservation and we were pleasantly surprised that I was given a birthday card, as well as a birthday dessert treat. We will definitely be back, even if it isn't a special occasion.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Table service was slow.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very nice. Staff was very friendly and accomodating

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary reservation at blvd.

Service were terrible and table is not nice(center).
dinner was such a disappointment.

Would not currently recommend.
For $100 per person(Wine and Steak), too many other great restaurants. Will not be returning.

Very disappointed!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great value and always reliable gourmet food preparation

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Boulevard is an old favorite. Somewhat crowded interior, but very good food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Second time at the restaurant. Always a great night! Would recommend.

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Our service was extremely slow. Our waiter came to take our drink order after 10 minutes of being there and then brought drinks and then disappeared for 20 minutes more before we had to flag him down to take our order. Then our appetizers came very late and then the waiter came over after 30 minutes to apologize and say the kitchen was “backed up” so brought us a small appetizer to appease us.....which was nice. But then 20 minutes longer our entrees came. It was too bad because we have had very good service in the past and we took a couple that had never been there.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

A must stop for us each time we visit San Francisco. Birthday and Mother's Day dinner. Everything was outstanding. No detail is missed. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We were celebrating our 18 year wedding anniversary and our dinner at Boulevard was spectacular!
Always a favorite‼️

Thanks very much,
Donna

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love this restaurant! They have great cocktails and a nice wine list. The service and food is exceptional. Every time we have a chance to recommend a place to eat in SF, Boulevard is at the top of our list.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This has been one of my favorite San Francisco restaurant for so many years. I loved it. But the last night we dined there was such a disappointment. The service was average and rushed. Two appetizers were served, and I had to ask about the second two appetizers of my guests which arrived 19 minutes later. The scallop appetizer looked as if it had been plated by a child who had just learned to cook. It was a mess and I sent it back. My halibut was over cooked and dry. I’ve had better food on an airplane.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was very good with traditional American approaches to fish chicken and beef. Atmosphere was business friendly near financial district. We stopped in San Francisco at end of vacation on way back to Philadelphia. So likely could have picked restaurant less business and more family oriented but ratings drew us to try and invite cousin who lives local. Bottom line is we enjoyed but could have picked a place less stiff.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The noise level was so high that we had to shout so that we could converse. It was so loud that it became intolerable and I had to take out my hearing aides. It was an ordeal and we couldn't wait to leave and be relieved of the painful experience. Also, the wait staff was not very attentive.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not very impressed with the quality of the food. Just okay, especially for the price.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The last time Boulevard received an award, as evidenced by the plaques on the walls, was in 2012 and it’s clear to see why. We waited quite a bit for someone to take our cocktail order. And although my burrata appetizer was very good, my halibut entree and accompanying side was so overly salted as to be inedible. Having just moved to San Francisco, my husband and I have been trying to discover restaurants we enjoy and can frequent. A few locals told me that Boulevard has passed its prime and now caters mostly to tourists. I’m sorry to say that they were right. We will not be returning to Boulevard anytime soon!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food quality and service were exceptional! The portions were generous and the food presentations were beautiful. Our party of four enjoyed a memorable evening in San Francisco. We will definitely visit Boulevard and chef Nancy Oakes the next time we are in the city.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always a top choice for a business meal. The service was flawless and friendly, and the food -incredible.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Boulevard is awesome as always. Never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

It is always a treat to dine at Boulevard. With advance reservations, we were seated by the front door even though many empty tables for 2 were available (the entire time we were there) closer to the middle of the restaurant where it is much more vibrant. Wonder why? At least we could here ourselves talk up front.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Boulevard is one of my all-time favorites! Its starts with the atmosphere and seating, which both suggest a lovely dining experience awaits you. The service is impeccable from start to finish and, as importantly, the staff really knows the menu and is capable of making nuanced suggestions. The kitchen is also extremely accommodating. The wine list is wonderful and not at all unreasonable. The sommelier is gracious and knowledgeable. As for the food, every dish appears to be prepared with love and attention to each exquisite detail. You almost hesitate taking the first bite as you appreciate the artistry in the presentation. This past week, I tried all three starter salads, and each one was better than the next. Were I forced to choose a favorite, it might be the burrata, honey pickled green strawberries and arugula as the burrata was perfection absent the delicious ingredients that surrounded it. The petrale sole and crab were a lovely combination with English and snap peas. But, my favorite entrée was the asparagus (green and white), risotto and summer truffles. Each bite was a taste of heaven. While not necessary, if you have room, the desserts are fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed a warm pineapple upside down rice pudding cake with caramel sauce as well as the lemon oil cake with strawberries. A very pleasurable dining experience awaits you. A special note, in addition to being gracious to parties of diners, the restaurant has always been particularly welcoming to a woman business traveler, which includes thoughtful seating where you can enjoy the dining experience to its fullest.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Truly amongst my top five restaurants, globally. I always try to dine here when traveling to SF.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food and range of options.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food & excellent service. Outstanding!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Simply amazing

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The dinner was for a friend who had received an award that evening. From the appetizers, through the main course (loved the lamb) and then the desserts, everything was excellent. The service was very attentive throughout the meal. I definitely will return to The Boulevard.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Super spot and excellent food. Wine list extensive with some good value options.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Exquisite in every way is my first reaction to a call for comment on this restaurant. From the receptionist, to the coat checker, to the variety of waiting staff, all were serviceable, and friendly but not overbearing. But the food . . . ah! the food! Not only were the ingreditents fresh and vibrant, but the combination of those ingredients and sauces and reductions were unequalled. We were so completely satisfied with Boulevard, that, right on the spot we made reservations for another occasion at the end of the month.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very friendly and professional staff. Food choices are great. Great for special occasions. We have only dined here a few times but everyone remembers us. Valet parking in front is a great, no hassle option.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our meals were all creative and smartly served. Highlights were scallops and salmon and, of course, the deserts which were very special and quite filling. Service was impeccable and the server was excellent on describing items and graciously defined those terms we did not fully understand. White wines ordered by the glass good but bottle of red recommended was a bit dry, lacking the flavor we expected. Prices were on high side but the product matched the cost. And best of all, you can talk to those at the table at normal voice levels. It is one of our very favorite places.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent food - I especially enjoyed the duck. They have a very nice wine selection. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and offered recommendations.

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