Boulevard

4.7
7668 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the lamb, and enjoyed the dessert as well. If your looking for a fancy place in an amazing area, tons of attention to detail, light mood, and a place where you can dress up for a proper dinner, this is the place.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great staff and ambience. Food nothing to rave about. The dessert was the best part.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a beautiful dining experience. Boulevard remains my favorite restaurant.

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KM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, beautiful, lively and wonderful service.

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t
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service, great food, fun atmosphere! I had dinner there 15 years ago and the food was as outstanding as it was then.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming interior, great food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Anniversay

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t
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this San Fran institution. The best.

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j
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to Boulevard on several previous trips to San Francisco, and always enjoyed it a great deal. Before going this most recent time, I had heard that it wasn't as good as it had been in the past, but I went anyway. Unfortunately, what I heard was true. I don't think it was nearly as good as in my prior visits. Also, I don't remember it being sooo noisy! With so many fine restaurants in San Francisco, I doubt I'll return to Boulevard unless i hear it's had a revival of some sort.

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CE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with my father. The only thing that would have made it better is if the food was served hot. Otherwise perfect.

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TS
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was Not the best meal I have ever had at Boulevard. The starter and dessert were up to expectations but the salmon entree was not a very good cut of fish. I found this very unusual because Boulevard has always had excellent fish in terms of quality and preparation. By contrast, my two companions had the halibut and they thought it was excellent, and it looked much better than the salmon.

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AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed this visit. Meat was tasty and tender, but the sauce was greasy and the mushrooms and broccollini were overpowered by its flavor so that their individual flavor was obscured. Not up to usual standard.

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MK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a business lunch. Fantastic food. My only complaint is that the two-top tables are pretty small. So if you are a big guy or gal, it might be uncomfortable.

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LW
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was welcoming, friendly, collaborative, and a joy to interact with as we entered the restaurant. Dickie was an absolutely phenomenal waiter/server! He was attentive, informative, had a great sense of humor, and and and!
The food was beyond delicious!

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PC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They really went out of their way to make our anniversary feel special. Hand signed card, free amuse bouche and dessert, and everyone seemed to know it was our anniversary. Very nice. The lamb course was astonishing tender and delicious, and my wife's scallops were a revelation. Gorgeous cocktails, too. Thanks for a great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Boulevard! Great ambiance and fabulous food. Boulevard has been a favorite for years and they never disappoint. Wonderful food and a professional staff make this place a pleasure to dine...everytime.

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PW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was fine.

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B
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect example of how a fine dining establishment should function. Food was excellent, Beautiful presentation. Dennis the Waiter was excellent. The staff functions seamlessly. Definitely would return.

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CC
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First table was a banquet. Way too uncomfortable for 4 senior ladies. Moved to table and chairs for four. Much better.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiter recommended a dish was a total disappointment.
Was undercooked and sent back.
Causing a delay in my other parties dishes.
Was there for my boyfriends birthday and we were handed a dessert menu.

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AV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing surprise ! Food was the best we’ve had in San Francisco. Service was exceptional! We will have dinner at Boulevard on our next visit to San Francisco.
Loved everything about the restaurant!!!

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Y
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

it was first time for us to have real California cuisine. It was very beautiful and delicious food.

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d
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love coming here! For the past 2 years my husband takes me here for my birthday. The food superb!

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C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was outstanding. It was a fantastic dinner to celebrate my daughter's 19th birthday.

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BP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a sensational meal and a pleasant experience with old friends at Boulevard. Didn't catch his name, but our waiter was a tall, shaven-headed and bearded gent with the right combination of professionalism and a touch of fun. We were seated in the Embarcadero end of the room, as requested, which was great.
Another fine dining night at Boulevard.

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FA
Edinburgh
37 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Treated so lovely as we were celebrating our anniversary - a lovely little booth to sit next to each other side by side.
Starters of crab salad and ravioli - both lovely with delicious bread.
Mains of pork chop - DELICIOUS!!!
Would totally recommend. Great views of the ocean / bridge.

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard never fails to deliver a wonderful dining experience. Every time I return to the restaurant there are new options available and every bite is dependably delicious.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes we would recommend the Boulevard to family or friends!
I received the recommendation from my sister and her husband whom live in the area...They have eaten there several times.... We were there to Celebrate a retirement from a County Office of Education. We started with attending the Giants game(10-4) and had hoped to be able to go to the hotel and change out of are Giants clothing to dress up....with the parade not finished we were unable to get to the hotel. Your front staff was very nice and told us not to worry. So the evening was amazing from the beginning to the end! Food was outstanding along with the desserts. Our waiter was informative and fun!
Yes the four of us will be back again!!
Thank you!!

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food not very good. Peas not cooked, halibut overcooked, untasty lamb. Truly disappointing.

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BS
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another terrific evening at Boulevard. This is a wonderful place and having dined at several Michelin star restaurants (1,2, & 3 star), I can't for the life of me understand how this restaurant doesn't have a Michelin star. The team there really deserves the recognition. Per Michelin's rating system a one star restaurant means “high quality cooking, worth a stop". Clearly, Boulevard fulfills that requirement.

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MS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought the food was decent, but not at the quality one would expect for the price. In the city of San Francisco, where there are so many amazing options, this place could be skipped.

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NL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always like going to dinner at the home of a friend who’s the best cook you know!

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A
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very excellent meal -- food was perfect and service was stellar.

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H
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Overall, a very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience. Will definitely dine there again.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The special effort to go vegan by our exceptional server made the dinner enjoyable and memorable...we always enjoy Boulevard but this time was the best

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just great!

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