Boulevard

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. We are from Southern California in town to babysit our grandchildren for two weeks while their parents are out of town. This was our third time dining at Boulevard. The service was exceptional, the wine wonderful, and the food remarkable, oh so good! Boulevard is our favorite place to dine in the city.

TG
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a culinary experience of well-executed dishes, appetizers and main courses. If anything at all, the deserts fell a little behind the excellence if the appetizer and the main.
The Tuna Tatare fruity and ginger notes we're a good idea lending to a nice flavor profile.
The beet salad was done well and balanced.

The Filet Mignon's temperature and the sear were perfect. I almost suspect Sous Vide with a good sear afterwards, because if the homogenous temperature. Accompanied by roasted potatoes and vegetable bed with just. Delicious!

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance and great service.

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

Birthday for wife. Great service.great food, great room

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

As always, the food was great and the server knew the wine list. Boulevard is always a great dining experience.

AN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to have dinner. The service and the food are amazing.

MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. I count on the quality when recommending to out of town friends.

KF
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate at the bar and the bartenders were TERRIFIC! Gave us the best service! The food was spectacular and it’s a lovely setting, too!

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant many times. Food is incredible ,this is the first time service was very poor. Server did not come to our table for 17 minutes to offer us a drink. this gentleman had no personality what so ever.

TS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Boulevard since it opened in 1993. Before that, Chef Oakes’ prior restaurant, L’Avenue, was a regular stop when visiting SF.

We no longer get to SF as often, but always make a reservation at Boulevard. I must admit, that at times I am concerned the menu will become tired or boring.

I’m here to affirm that I am no longer concerned. While the primary ingredients of the dishes and even the cooking methods are consistent, the preparation always seems fresh. On this occasion we shared the Scallop first course and ordered the Lamb T-bone and Berkshire Pork Prime Rib as mains. As many times as we have enjoyed these dishes, they were exceptional once again. Boulevard continues to be my benchmark for the most sublime comfort food on the West Coast.

As always, service was impeccable as well.

MP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite restaurant we hadn't been to in too long. Amazing consistency in quality and flavorful food. Staff are pleasant, well trained and know just when to check in with us. We went on a special occasion and won't wait so long again.

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

Fantastic food , great service . Only negative was a $40 corkage fee.

ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No brainer. C’mon, soup to nuts best dinner in SF

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The location and ambiance is great. The food was good but not great and the waiter was very nice but sometimes less than attentive (I realize the place was packed tho). The restaurant has done better for me on previous visits.

MF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 5 Star! Love this restaurant for All occasions!

T
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great every time

c
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was wonderful but too loud for us
everything was perfect except for the noise.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrid, tasteless and very pricey food with very very mediocre service from our waitress. Otherwise other employees were very nice. Even the other customers were friendly. But overall I would definitely not come back here. Unfortunately it was for our daughter’s 19th birthday. We informed them ahead of time to make it a little special if possible. We didn’t get a nice table, they didn’t give her a small special dessert, they barely greeted her and took out pictures when we requested. All they did was put a candle on one of the desserts we ordered. That’s it. So disappointing, expensive, and un-special.

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always: Service was wonderful, food was outstanding... place was a little loud for close conversation but we worked around it. Great wine list. Pricey, but absolutely well worth it.
Visited 5 or 6 times now and never ever been disappointed.

GS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent with wonderful and exciting tastes that over the years keeps setting the apart from the rest!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server!

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JK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous meal from start to finish.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was perfect! As we’re the potatoes. Ambiance is special, with Bay view in one direction and classic bar and kitchen in another.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my girlfriend for her birthday and needless to say, the service was very welcoming and the food came on time. It made for a nice evening, and the food portions are not necessarily the biggest, but if you order through a normal course (starter, entrees, dessert) you'll definitely be full. I also had to change the date last minute, and they made that happen really easily!

SF
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Meh, there are so many great restaurants in SF you do not need to spend the ridiculous prices to enjoy a quality meal. I found the menu lacking in ingenuity and only far to taste. With bottles of wine @ $100 plus and a corkage fee of $45, it seems clear the game here is to appeal to tourist that will pay to feel they found some fine dining in SF, and for those who think spending lots on wine equals good wine...Nope folks not always. Once can do much better. I will not be back

LC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway very good! A creative Menu with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Great assortment with about 1/2 dozen choices. We have been several times over the years and have always been pleased. Perfect noise level to hear your party speak without being able to hear others conversations.

j
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Boulevard! Whenever we come to the city we try to dine here. My husband had the filet mignon and he said it was the best he’s ever eaten. We dine out a lot and all over the world on our travels so this is a high compliment!

I thoroughly enjoyed my halibut entree as well. The starters are innovative and yummy! He had the ahi tuna tartar and I had the scrumptious pear salad. The tiramisu dessert was mouth watering!

Needless to say we will definitely return...many more times!

M
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned to a restaurant that is still incredibly good in San Francisco. Enjoyed it immensely and brought one of our friends who is new to Boulevard. Still recommend it and it was four years since we were there.

BA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great California cuisine. One of my favorite spots for a nice high-end meal in San Francisco.

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely refer Boulevard to a friend, and in fact, have already done so. The restaurant is very attractively decorated in an authentic French style. The waiter was very good, polite and never hovering but there when needed. Also, he offered us tastes of wine before we selected so we were very happy with our choices. I felt the salmon was a little undercooked and too heavily flavored with butter, but still very enjoyable. My friend was very happy with her choice of the sea scallops dish. I wish I had ordered dessert, but there was no room. The staff also was able to check our luggage so we were happy to have that service after disembarking from the ferry on our way to the hotel.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Friend who is owns a wonderful restaurant in London loved the meal!

CL
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant! Will definitely recommend to anyone.

DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone’s dinner was wonderful and our server particularly attentive and understanding. We were entertaining relatives we hadn’t seen in a while and had time to visit without being interrupted yet not ignored.

R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. But beyond that.... was our server. She was so knowledable and helpful. That made our night

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal excellent. We had special occasion and while we saw open tables m’atred seated a group of 60-70 year olds by front door. We decided not to debate it was a distasteful interaction. Again meal, excellent!

OT
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

BOULEVARD IS ONE OF OUR SF GEMS, LOVE GOING ANYTIME, BUT IF I HAVE A VERY SPECIAL EVENT IS IDEAL, CELEBRATED MY SISTER'S 80TH. AND HER AND MY NIECE LOVE IT, WILL BE BACK ON THE 12TH FOR ANOTHER IMPORTANT BIRTHDAY!!!
DELIA

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in SF. We have been there many times over the past 10 years. Tim, our waiter did an outstanding job. The food was ridiculously good! Boulevard is a little pricey, but well worth it. It’s a great place for a special occasion.

TH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, great service. The food was delicious and the server brought us a buffet of desserts for our anniversary. Great experience all around!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good flood, great atmosphere. They did a nice job acknowledging our 20th wedding anniversary. We have a great table and all the staff congratulated us on our special night out. They had special decorations on our dessert,

DC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was patient and very professional. Service was excellent except for the staff who brought our drinks as I believe that the pots of hot water were too hot and were nearly thrown at our table, or he was in a rush. Food was as excellent!

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