Boulevard

4.7
7368 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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CM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious. Very specific POV was a treat for the senses.

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T
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food tasted good but the starters were quite expensive.

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B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and I requested a window booth. The hostess made sure we got a comfortable corner table overlooking the street. It was great. The service was superb all night long.

My food was wonderful as well. The only critique is that if you’re a vegan or vegetarian (my partner), there’s not a ton of options. Dessert was amazing. The portion size was right on.

This is definitely a special occasion or work expense restaurant. Wonderful dining experience but not cheap.

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GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and a very good recommendation on wine with dinner. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals.

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

Without a doubt Boulevard is the finest restaurant in the Bay Area. For 16 years we have gone dozens of times and never experienced anything but great service, magnificent food, and comfortable ambience. Thanks Boulevard!

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LY
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a bit disappointed to have made a reservation a few weeks ahead of time for the three of us to then be out at an awkward table meant for a two top.

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

The food was extraordinary and the wait staff was very attentive even though all of the tables were full.

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SF
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard was one of my favorite restaurants as a go-to special occasion place. Years have passed since I've been there. This visit only reinforced that the basics of a well-run restaurant with a solid point of view on creative cooking endures. It doesn't come cheap, but the food and service are truly excellent and worthy of a visit.

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A
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Boulevard this last weekend. Our server Tim certainly added to the experience. Tim was very helpful and provided us with outstanding service. The food was exceptional as always. We enjoy dining at Boulevard when visiting the city.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit San Francisco, The Boulevard is our choice for excellent food, service, and accommodation. Professional yet personal and delightful service makes for a great evening commensurate with the quality and elegant presentation of the wonderful entrees and deserts.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!

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SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary last night. I had requested a table with a view of the Bay Bridge Lights and we had a great view. Boulevard gave us a signed anniversary card and desserts with Happy Anniversary in white chocolate spelled out. The crab and avocado starter was excellent. Petrale sole and angus filet cooked to perfection and dessert was delicious. Our server was very good and pleasant. Always a treat coming here.

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q
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent evening. We requested a quiet table on our reservation and were seated at a nice table for two against the windows. Our server, the food, drinks, and wine were superb. Thanks for catering to two hard of hearing diners who will return.

John Stedman

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DT
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Very pricey

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m
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, wonderful atmosphere. Old San Francisco feel to it.

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ME
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Ample food choices. Attentive service.

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S
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Whenever I return to Boulevard after a few months or even years away, I remember why I love it and always feel so comfortable and even pampered there. The service is impeccable, the atmosphere congenial, and the food excellent. As in most restaurants, the appetizer and dessert were the highlights, but the entree was good as well. Presentation is always lovely. I really appreciate the valet parking as well.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it with the exception of the cost. Salmon was $30... that's a bit much but was very good! Our service was awesome!

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TS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is good but not great and certainly not unique. This used to be outstanding but I think the competition has caught up to them. Now it is just a very expensive, solid restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An established fine dining restaurant. Expect great food and service. Had the lobster ravioli with a citrusy butter reduction, and the gnocchi with winter truffle, and deconstructed chocolate cake. Absolutely amazing. Staff was professional, personable and prompt.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I ordered the Wagyu Bavette and Swordfish and the ingredients tasted like it was sourced fresh.

The three stars is because I found myself eating the Bread and Salted Butter instead.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we had in San Francisco and we ate at all highly rated places. The quail was incredible! Not run of the mill food. Dinner and atmosphere were outstanding in every way.

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KB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, beautiful interior, comfortable seating. The staff-friendly and helpful. The food-exquisite. The drinks-delicious. Fine dining, without the stiff upper lip attitude.

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HC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and excellent food. Perfect for a special occasion.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! Excellent service!!!
Wow, over the top excellent food and presentation!

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f
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Friday night. Fabulous service. Sommelier helped us pick a wine bottle that we thoroughly enjoyed— an interesting French red. Ahi starter was delicious, a bit heavy on the creamy sauces but otherwise solid. I had the sole, delicious and tender and my date had the pork chop, perfectly cooked wow and balanced flavors between salty and sweet. Not much of a chop person but the bites I took from him were on point. Ambiance is dim light and pretty. People in trendy to professional or dressy casual attire. As special and formal as you want it or can be slightly more casual if you want. The rest of their menu sounded so good so we’ll have to go back!

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CE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an excellent location to att park and cirque de soliel. Excellent menu options and amazing desserts.

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LV
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant offering great service --- food is nothing to write home about, had the chicken salad entree for lunch & it was drenched in dressing while the chicken itself was bland. Good desserts though, just a wee bit disappointed given the positive reviews to date.

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VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service but the place is grossly overrated.

The food is ok at best. We shared some appetizers and main courses and most were too salty.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard always recognizes special occasions with a card and a sweet at the end of the meal. The hostess congratulates you on your special occasion when you come in and the staff treats you very nicely. After you are seated the menu is very good and the meals are excellent.

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MV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midnight Manhattan was a hit, as was the Cosmo. Very good service, nice wine handling. The four of us each had something different and all meals were outstanding. Lamb was just delish.

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J
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but not great. Feel like each dish has maybe one too many ingredients. Otherwise great as always.

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here with my parents every time they are in town. Best steak in all of San Francisco, and their dessert menu is as wonderful and mind blowing as their entrees and appetizers! Definitely put it on your foodie lists of restaurants to go to!

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Once again the food was terrific. Unfortunately our waiter was probably the worst we have had in twenty years. We have been going for my wife's bday for a long time. Our server was very un-attentive, was absent for long periods of time. When you are spending this much for a meal I expect excellent service. the desert portions were also very small, as well as the tempura/squid. The tuna tartar was huge. Gnocci also on the small side but delicious! Of course we will come back but I would hope management would monitor their servers better.

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what you would expect from a James Beard award-winning restaurant--great atmosphere, exceptional service, and delicious, creative meals!

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p
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This SF heritage restaurant is if nothing else consistent!
Beautiful surroundings.
Delicious food.
SNOODY WAITE STAFF!
I have been many times over the years.
I get it. You’ve worked there 25 years and have put kids thru college and have a house in Marin.
Not a sincere bone in the entire James Beard award winning restaurant!
Except the busmen.
Get over yourselves.
You suck.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I recently went to Boulevard for a long overdue date night, and it did
not disappoint. The service was top notch and the food (from appetizers to dessert) were
all outstanding. We don't go out to really nice restaurants often, but this was definitely
worth the splurge. We'll be back!

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H
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Table waitress great. Bartender did not acknowledge us for awhile when he did we were called guys - not “ladies” appropriate for classy restaurant.

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k
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. I found Boulevard on a web search. I verified with our hotel that this was a great restaurant. We were overwhelmed. From the moment we walked in the door we could tell we made the right decision. The staff was friendly and seemed to go out of their way to be helpful. The food was magnificent. We couldn't have been happier with our decision. Oddly our uber drove right by the restaurant on the way to the airport. My wife and I looked at each other and agreed if we had one more night in San Francisco, we would go back. Cant wait for the next trip. BTW, try the pork chop. it was amazing.

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n
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've come to Boulevard for our Tenth now Fifteenth wedding anniversary and will be here for our 20th.
Thank you so much

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