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Boulevard

4.8
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8235 Reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Boulevard has earned it's stature as one of the finest restaurants by locals and visitors alike. Nancy Oakes' refined American cuisine with gracious hospitality has brought numerous accolades including James Beard Outstanding Restaurant 2012. We are pleased to be able to welcome guest back to dine on our new patio along the Embarcadero or in our newly refreshed dining room. With your safety in mind, we have ensured that indoor air is continuously circulated from outdoors, and that additional HEPA filtration is provided, as well as diligence in all sanitary practices. Reservations for our outside patio are weather dependent; therefore subject to closure on short notice.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8235 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside while in Covid, they still did an amazing job!! Plenty of heat lamps BUT they were able to turn them down if it was too hot. Best place in town for a date night- your view is either the ferry building and Embarcadero lines with Palms OR the lighted Bay Bridge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. One of the city’s most consistently great meals.

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Takashi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great wait staff and they did a great job with the outdoor seating area.

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vipKimberlyK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. Beautiful outdoor dining with views of the bay bridge.

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gabrielaa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, amazing stuff, I was seated on the patio outdoors. It was a bit chilly but the heating lamps work well it was toasty. My favorite was the scallops.

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vipEddieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal!

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howardsarin
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Dining outside is lovely and presents some challenges. The staff did a great job nonetheless.

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vipEagleeye
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard never disappoints. We were there for a birthday dinner and sat in the outside patio with wonderful views of the bay. Our waiter was very attentive.

We were knocked out by a delicious special appetizer, a baked potato with crab, caviar and creme fraiche. A show stopper.

The wine list is extensive with many reasonably priced selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent wedding night dinner! The staff went above and beyond to acknowledge our special day. 5 ⭐️‘s all the way!

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HelenW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food are excellent. People are very friendly

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vipChrisE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent.

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vipgordons
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new outdoor experience!!! Even though they were forced to go outside it turns out to be an awesome environment to get the best food in San Francisco!!

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vipgrubsterSF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Boulevard has always been our go to spot for birthday and anniversary celebrations. We love dining here, the food has always been exceptional and service was always spot on. Like everyone else we have long awaited for their reopening during COVID-19 and we were excited to come back and see what was new and how the restaurant adapted to outdoor dining.

It’s unfortunate that I have to say it didn’t stand up to it’s reputation and we weren’t thrilled. Even though they did create a somewhat nice outdoor closure they could have taken into consideration that it gets dark and maybe it would be hard for some people to see their menu and food. Unlike their neighboring restaurants down the street that had overhead hanging lights to brighten up the area, Boulevard left their dinners in the dark having to use cell phones for light. We did appreciate the heat lamps but even with that there was some poor planning on their part, some people didn’t like the heat some people did and some awkward compromises had to made between diners to either turn the heat off or up or turn it down so that everyone felt comfortable. As for the table placement, if you place shims under the table to make it level wouldn’t you stop to think about the chairs? Yes, some of the tables were nice and even instead of being slanted on the sidewalk, but can’t say the same thing for the chairs. Having to sit slanted and or jamming coasters under the chair legs doesn’t screen high end.

Aside from some outdoor imperfections, I can’t say anything bad about the food. Everything was as always

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Resse
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Went for anniversary dinner but would love to go again with their level of thoughtfulness.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Excellent service all around. It was our first time there and it definitely will not be our last. We shared the halibut crudo to start. Light and refreshing. My dear wife had the halibut and I had the pork chop. Both delicious. Finished with the apple tatin. Fully satisfying meal. What a great restaurant to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Highly recommended.

COVID P.S. Patio tables were nice and spaced out with heat lamps everywhere. Even noticed staff sanitizing tables after every guest. Would not hesitate to dine here during these times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual and there were heating lamps throughout the outdoor dining patio so it was as comfortable as indoor dining. Tables were all distanced appropriately and single-use menus were being used.

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vipandyh
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice good restaurant with great atmosphere. Selection of food was different than on the website menu. As a result i couldn’t get the food I want. Overall is still a good experience.

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vipRhondaM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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vipJOeyO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly perfect and so happy to dine again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Never been before but so happy they are open again for indoor dining- such a warm welcome from all the staff and such great energy, everyone was so happy to be there. Food was delicious, service impeccable! Special thanks to our server Gabriela who was wonderful

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vipNormaW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed in the risotto. Nothing wrong with it. But not up to Boulevard's high reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Boulevard delivers. Even when you’re eating in. They have created a lovely patio, and they are super dog friendly! Food was outstanding and service excellent.

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brian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setting outside on the Embarcadero. The servivce was excellent, and the food was delicious, as was the wine that we received help in choosing.

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CherylK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. Sevice was great and so was the food. Precautions we in place to keep everyone safe too.

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vipShirleyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is always a terrific dining experience, which even Covid can't change.

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LupeJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring out of town guest. Excellent food.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just not executed correctly. The fish was dry and absolutely no sauce on it. Of any kind. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. The hallway and the elevator smelled really bad.

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vipWallace
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner: superb lobster bisque, salad & scallops! Great service, great warm night at table outside with a bay bridge light show.

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ErinF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service and a very enjoyable meal! Don’t miss the Risotto!

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vipLainSu
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lunch menu was limited, not the usual menu but the choices were great. Food and service, as always, superb. The area is very spacious alleviating any COVID concerns.

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vipsfref
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dining at Boulevard for years...then came the pandemic. It was a wonderful experience to be able to lunch outside of Boulevard in the spiffy dedicated space they had set up. Boulevard has not lost a step - as marvelous as ever - food, service (a shout out to Desiree), and ambiance. We look forward to dining indoors at Boulevard soon.

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vip1111111
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining along the Embarcadero. Plenty warm with the heat lamps. Fabulous food as always, and now there is a nice view of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the safe environment and delicious food and excellent service.

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SherriZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the Best restaurants in SF ! Even if you have to eat on the sidewalk

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The tables were very close to each other, I was practically back to back with the people seated at the table behind mine.

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vipJohnM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time - highly recommend! Great views outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Staff were amazing! Amazing set up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
176 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The setting is stunning -- much better on the sidewalk with the Bay Bridge as a backdrop than it ever was in the dining room. Our server was great. The food was good but nothing outstanding, really, and that was surprising. There have been outstanding dishes in the past. My entree is indicative of everything else we ordered. It was a lobster dish that was hit and miss. It had a perfectly cooked small piece of lobster tail. The stuffed squash blossom was nice. The main element was two large prawns that were overcooked and the avocado mousse just made everything kind of gummy. It certainly didn't add anything to the dish. Overall it was good. it was fine. Just not what I'd expect from a recommended dish at Boulevard. Two items did stand out -- a perfect Vesper and the espresso icebox cake was excellent. They are doing a good job adjusting to life with Covid and we would definitely go back for the service and the view.

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vipSpectacular
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first foray out in COVID times and the restaurant did a spectacular job of making it seem both casual and safe. The new powerful heat lamps made it possible to be outside even when the wind picked up per usual. And the food was really terrific -- especially the lobster bisque with scallop quenelle first course.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unusual pairings, great friendly service, surprisingly comfortable outdoor patio dining, never disappoints.

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Boulevard is rated 4.8 stars by 8235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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