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Boulevard

4.7
6827 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Served:
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:15

Dinner Served:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 -10:00
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Phone number
(415) 543-6084
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nancy Oakes
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Private party facilities
Private parties in L'Avenue evoke the same award-winning dining experience as Boulevard itself. The private dining room menus change continually with the seasons in order to bring you the freshest and most interesting food possible. The rooms exhibit all of the Belle Époque charm of Boulevard.
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Private party contact
Pamela McGee: (877) 389-3455
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Cross street
Steuart St.
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Parking details
Street Parking available for Boulevard
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6827 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Soft shelled crab a standout. Great duck. Forget the hearts of palm salad

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been going to Boulevard since it opened; I have been here countless times, including private dinners in the Wine Vault room. This was the first time I’ve had a bad experience - and it was really bad. It was all about the service - or lack thereof. We were ignored for so long that I actually went to check with the hostess to make sure we had a server. Almost 15 minutes went by before we even had water poured for us. When our waiter finally did show up, I can’t say that service improved. We had to ask for water refills, had to ask for bread. With some lunch entree prices over $30 I find this appalling. We had a 1 pm lunch reservation - certainly not the height of the lunch rush. Food took forever but I don’t know if it was the kitchen or if our order wasn’t submitted correctly. I complained to the manager, who had no visible reaction other than to apologize. They comped dessert for us - nice, but we didn’t order dessert (mainly because the service took forever and I had to return to work). Not the sort of lunch date I had in mind when I made a reservation. Service was awful and the response to our complaint was lackluster. Won’t return anytime soon.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a great experience at Boulevard during my stay in San Francisco. We got there about a half hour before our reservation and were seated within ten minutes. The service was excellent overall. I loved the beet/fig salad. The filet was also very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First time @ Boulevard, celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary. Outstanding service and food. We were welcomed with an anniversary card and were never rushed. Our server Sheena could not have been better.

Can't wait to go again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service is really special here. The decor of old Paris tile, wood, handblown glass lighting is lovely. And the food is super with every ingredient fresh and well prepared.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food is incredible and beautifully presented. Service was excellent- server was very professional as well as warm and personable.
Only downsides were the near-deafening noise level and hostess stand- slow seating despite arriving on time for reservation. No real place to wait and constantly trying to stay out of the way of busy waitstaff and not encroach on other diners. Was not greeted on arrival. Hostess completely ignored me (single woman on business dining alone) to have a protracted discussion with a “gentleman” with a larger party who came in after me.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

had a nice quiet business lunch. The Wagu hamburger is excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The service was great, but the food lacked presentation and flavor. The food resembled pub food and not fine dining. Not worth the price.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food is always excellent! Service is so so as they have so much business they don’t need to be that special on service. When we get a great server then Boulevard is heaven because the food is fabulous! Servers sometimes need to remember that. We go out to have an experience.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Flew in from Hawaii to celebrate a 60th birthday...we had visited the restaurant over twenty years ago, and it lived up to our memories. Mahalo for a delightful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Beautiful service ambiance and food!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I had not dined at Boulevard in a few years, although I once enjoyed the restaurant with some frequency. I recently took my daughter to celebrate her birthday and arrived at 5:30. It was early dining for us, so we ordered a couple of Starters and wine and decided to wait to order an entree. The waitress was quite rude and stated that "she guessed they could accommodate us in the main dining room since they weren't too busy yet". If she had shared with us that the Starters were such small portions, we may have decided to order an entree at that time. I refused to let her rudeness spoil our evening, so we enjoyed the delicious Starters and decided to share the duck entree. The entree was delicious, although a very small portion, as well.

There are many polite ways to say to a patron that if we only planned to have appetizers and wine, the restaurant policy is for you to enjoy that in the bar after 5:00 (or whatever the policy may be, if there is one).

I will probably return to Boulevard again, but not for sometime, as there are too many fantastic San Francisco restaurants with exceptional wait staff who would not dream of offending a patron.

When asked to recommend a favorite San Francisco restaurant, Boulevard has been in the top 5 on my list since the restaurant opened. It has now dropped a few places.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This place was wonderful! We had a great time and all the food was excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Food came out at the right pace and everything was prepared and presented beautifully. We had the sea scallops for a starter and shared the Asparagus Risotto and Lamb entree and the Brownie & Cherry Ice Cream for the desert. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Another great meal. Entertaining business associates from Scotland. The big hits were soft shell crab appetizer and strawberry rhubarb dessert. Our favorite SFO restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Superb dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The Boulevard has been a classic go-to place in San Francisco for many years if you have extra cash. Always fantastic food and service, and very few places have a DuMol pinot (at a reasonable price) on their wine list.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our dinner at Boulevard was outstanding and an overall very enjoyable experience.

I gave the food 4 stars because of the halibut. It was fine tasting but underwhelming. Very forgettable. It needed something more to bring it up the caliber of the duck with olives and cherries and the burrata with pistachios and nectarines. Both of these dishes were definitely asthetically pleasing and some of the best versions that we've ever had. The coffee was lovely and the carrot cake was out of this world.

The service was on point but detached.

The wine, along with the food, was why I picked this place. We really enjoyed the higher end wines by the glass.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A must-try while in San Francisco! The food, service and ambiance are excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Boulevard is one of our favorite restaurants & we went to celebrate my wife's birthday. There were at least 2 couples celebrating anniversaries. The service was attentive & food was delicious, as well as beautifully presented. They made dessert special with extra treats, a candle & Happy Birthday note. It was an enjoyable dining experience!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This is an incredible restaurant and remains my favorite in San Francisco. We started with squash blossoms and a burrata dish. I had halibut, beautifully prepared. Dessert was chocolate pot de creme and a brownie creation. They were superb. Excellent service. Beautiful interior.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food and great service! Highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Scallop appetizer was amazing. Asparagus and morel risotta was delicious. Duck was cooked well, although the sides were not a great hit. The server let us order French fries at dinner, and they were superb. Lovely upscale ambiance. We were there for our anniversary and they had a lovely card on the table for us, and complimentary petit fours for dessert. Overall a really nice experience.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We all enjoyed our time at Boulevard!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Wonderful food, ambience and service! We had a lovely celebration

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Boulevard never disappoints. Food is consistent - salad dishes are always excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Our server's skill set and knowledge raised the bar. Attentive but not intrusive allowing for comfortable business discussion.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Enjoyed the restaurant when we were in San Francisco this week very much. The lamb shank was very good. The salad I had was delicious My husband had the buratta salad also delicious. Great view of the light show on the Bay Bridge. Would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our tenth or more visit here and unlike many other restaurants, a consistent and great experience. Excellent staff serves food that even my wonderful cook wife can't duplicate. Perfect execution as well. With little effort, the wine pairings are great as well.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Over rated expensive for what you get. Other restaurants lesser known serve comparable dishes 33% less.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The ambience and the service were excellent. Sadly the food was very mediocre and it is very overpriced.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Did not care for the som, he seemed to busy to care for the 1k in wine we brought. Our server deseree was nice. Menu published online is much for expansive than they offer. Would not return.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Been coming here for about 13-14 years. Still pretty good. Husband thinks it’s lost a little something but I’m still happy with the meal. Service was excellent on our last visit too.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always good experience at Blvd

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Anniversary and it was lovely. It want excellent in all regards primarily due to noise level. We were seated very close to a group of 8 young men celebrating a birthday. Our waitress was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food and service were extraordinary. Wine list was extensive and very well thought out. Superb experience.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

A perfect lunch!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The seats in the booths need to be updated - it was very hard to get in and out bc the seats were so sunken in and made of velvet material that catches on fabric, and even harder for women in business attire (skirts) to get out of in a professional and elegant way . Next time I’ll request to not be seated in a booth.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Has always been our favorite place to dine. They gave us the perfect table. Can't wait to return

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent service and cuisine that is always delightful. Even the classic dishes are refreshing because they make you remember how these dishes are done correctly. If you've never been to Boulevard then reward yourself and go. If you haven't been there lately, treat yourself to the new dishes on the menu.

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