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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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JP
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She was very personable and made the dining experience exceptional.

AB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table in the back near the Embarcadero and it was quiet which was great for a business meeting. Boulevard is awesome for so many occasions including our first date. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful and it has never disappointed

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was average

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful table in a corner with two windows. The food was exceptional but expensive and when they say appetizer they mean a SMALL appetizer. Every table was taken and it was noisy but our lovely table in the corner made conversation across the table easy. We will definitely go again

SF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and experience. I've taken clients here several times and on each occasion I felt assured that the time spent was very worthwhile and enjoyable from their perspective. I loved how the nearby staff throughout the restaurant greeted us as we were being escorted to our table, and thanked us and said goodbye as we left. The view of the Bay Bridge is gorgeous, especially at night, adding to the already great ambience. Our most recent server, Hunter, was excellent (and so were the previous ones).

A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I have been going to Boulevard for over 25 years - and last night had the worst meal ever. The lamb t-bone was inedible - gristle and tough. The waiter was indifferent. What a true disappointment from what had been consistently one of my favorite SF restaurants.

TL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, very nice food, great location.

F
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with friends, good is always consistent for a restaurant that has been there for years. Never disappoints us.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good cuisine.

L
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Has been for countless years. The staff, many who have worked there for years, are amazing. I absolutely love this restaurant.

MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine selection and service are outstanding... as always! A truly great special occasion venue.

TP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great location. Great food. Too expensive for lunch.

KS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where we celebrate our anniversary each your. Our waiter, Curtis, was amazing. He was friendly, had great recommendations, and let's us enjoy a nice leisurely meal. The food was plated beautifully and cooked to perfection.

DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband ordered the Filet mignon with fingerling potatoes but was not pleased. He felt the steak didn't have much taste and the potatoes were so small he couldn't distinguish them easily. On another note, I had to use the flashlight on my phone to read the menu. However, I love looking out the windows at the Bay Bridge lights and my meal, halibut with prawn, was amazing. We took friends out for a birthday dinner and received a complimentary dessert. One of my all-time favorite restaurants! Always a treat!!

D
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is one of our absolute favorite restaurants (comparing places in Northern California, Paris, London, and New York). It has reliably delicious and interesting food that is worth the prices. On this occasion (a farewell dinner for a friend) I had one of the best meals ever -- a lobster appetizer with a chablis, filet mignon with a blend , citrus cheesecake dessert--but those descriptions don't come close to describing the complexity and freshness of every bite of every dish. And that's a good trick with even the steak!

n
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, wine, table. Friendly and professional staff.

PC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Boulevard and I would have to say it was truly spectacular. The service was above expectation and the food was amazing. The flatirons steak and wagyu burger were cooked perfectly! From the moment we walked in we were take care of and our needs were always anticipated.

JO
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto! From start to finish.

S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dinner experience. Had the lamb; a lot of food! Could have split it with my co-worker who got the same. Everyone else was happy with their food!

FD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu options. Sushi and Risotto were delicious

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard remains one of my favorite San Francisco restaurants.

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NB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been coming to BLVD'S for over 20 years, the best meal in SF!

JM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is my favorite SF go to. Never disappoints. We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and they treated her to such a lovely and discreet celebration. Thank you, sincerely, Boulevard! We love you.

d
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We did not like the waiter, he was arrogant and seemed to be just going thru the motions. Otherwise the food was good.

CL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in SF. Love everything about this restaurant, delicious food, impeccable service and nice ambience.

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful for a traditional fine dining experience for meat eaters. As a vegetarian the choices are sorely lacking two starter salads... the off menu veggie plate was underwhelming. My wife and guest loved the lamb and pork...

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

RG
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early valentine dinner. Second time there. Food and service is always wonderful. Recommend it highly. I will return when I get back to this great city!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Boulevard for years. It’s quality still shines in all ways.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our 36 th anniversary tonight at Boulevard. It was stellar as usual! Ben, our server , was wonderful and allowed us our privacy. We have been going to this fine restaurant for over 20 Years and have never been disappointed!

DS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Extensive wine list. Highly recommended.

F
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must every time we come to San Francisco !

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience

P
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in way too long (don't get out to Sam Francisco much anymore). This place lives up to my memories. Great food (the pork chop was so many layers of flavors!), friendly service and affordable wines. We'll be back!

MA
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the great Bay Area restaurants. Food was fabulous.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food/environment

JS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal with impeccable service- a must for any visit to San Francisco

MB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Our server was knowledgeable and personable. It was a fantastic experience.

JR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived on time for the reservation, told the Table was being set up. A suggestion: if your going to call me to confirm the reservation earlier in the day, have the table ready. Food and service we OUTSTANDING, the scallops are a must try, the lamb was perfect. Don't miss a glass of Red Breast with craft ice after dinner. Impossible to beat.

AP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for family dinner. Food is a bit too plain without surprise. The cocktail is very nicely crafted tho.

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