Boulevard

4.7
7025 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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 7025 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food cold
Manager warmed it but inadequate response
Too busy the servers can’t keep up
Go elsewhere
Not worth $
No longer Michelin rated

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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere

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DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butterscotch pudding has been off the menu for years. Food and service were outstanding. Charming!

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

Outstanding as always!!
A favorite for almost 20 years!!!

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CS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard never ceases to impress. We have been enjoying the very best of California cuisine since it opened and have had the pleasure of enjoying the delicious food, superb service and delightful ambiance every time we go.

Boulevard is rightly considered one of the top restaurants in SF and I would argue one of the top in the USA. We are so pleased they are able to maintain such impeccably high standards in every element of the operation.

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LS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Have been to Boulevard several times but this time our server was not very attentive. Food was good but not spectacular like I remembered from past visits. Hostess was very accommodating in seating us in a booth we requested and we appreciated that.

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AA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Boulevard in many, many years and it did not disappoint! The pork is exceptional

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

Lovely as usual. Our server was great!
Cocktail were amazing.

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

The service was amazing. Everyone we came into contact with wished us a happy anniversary. Our wine glasses were never close to empty. We will definitely be back.

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

Beautiful atmosphere, great service and amazing food!!

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here to celebrate two birthdays. Food and service were amazing. The only thing I would comment on is that we ordered two glasses of wine poured from Coravin. Would've been nice if our server would have shown us the special vintage and also poured with Coravin in front of us (I purposely chose the Coravin glasses to show friends what the special wine toy is). Otherwise, everything else was excellent. Will be back to try other dishes.

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F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a delight to celebrate a special occasion here: the food is excellent and well-presented, the service is good even when the restaurant is packed, and the place itself has a wonderful feel.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed in food nor service. The staff has always been accommodating.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with flavours put together intelligently and creatively. Our server, Dennis, deserves special mention - his knowledge of the menu was exceptional. His advice was well thought out and really hit the spot. Well worth a visit if you're in the city.

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OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exellent. Ate at the bar this time; only appetizers. All four were great. Good service; good selection of wine by the glass. Consistent, and delivers reliably. Always crowded (a downside), and a bit pricey. Highly recommended.

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RN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib pork chop ever! Nice wines, service and cocktails.

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j
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Boulevard maybe 5 times a year. We live here in SF and this restaurant is one of reasons we love The City. There is always a lot of energy, delicious food and terrific service. We bring our out of town guests here to enjoy this experience and the views of the Bay Bridge and The Embarcadero.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server. Service was impeccable. Food was outstanding with lovely presentation.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner for an anniversary dinner. Restaurant had a great atmosphere, the food was delicious. We asked the wait staff to recommend wine based on our food choices and that was superbly done too. A little on the pricey side but a very nice experience.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious and excellent

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Short and sweet. Great food. Just so darn noisy. I like actually being able to hear my dining companions and speak without having to raise my voice.

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GR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In SF for personal business. My wife and I have been to nany SF restaurants over past 25 years but have mussed out on Boulevard. We will be back. Food, service was excellent. We very much enjoyed our corner window table with views of Bay Bridge and the Ferry Bldg.

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This dinner was to celebrate my birthday. What was nice is I received a little card saying happy birthday but no little dessert or any other offering. Overall lovely looking restaurant. Portions and value proposition are poor. For example we ordered to ravioli to share as an appetizer. While presentation was nice, the $20 dollar dish contained 3 tiny raviolis an inch in size. The subsequent salmon was also tiny. We brought our own wine($40 dollar corkage btw) and ordered one drink and the bill was over $200 for 1 appetizer to split, two entrees and 1 drink.

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g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. The best food. The best service. We left our bagged up leftover wine and wonderful chocolate Happy Birthday sign from dessert there but didn’t go back as were on the bridge already - there was only a glass and a half of wine left - Orange but the next morning I got a call from Boulebard saying out wine was there for me to pick up if wanted! How’s that for caring and good service! Let alone a birthday CARD they gave me!

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PT
San Francisco
397 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This remains my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I had lunch for a change (I normally eat dinner here). I started with a tomato and burrata salad, which was superb. Then I had chicken salad, which I assumed would be a sandwich. I was wrong, but the salad with quinoa, apples, grapes and walnuts was exceptional. Two desserts were fabulous: semifreddo and a peach tart. Service was terrific.

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LJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Boulevard for our anniversary. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. They wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert and even gave us a card wishing us Happy Anniversary when we arrived.

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff was exceptional and ambiance is on point. The food is very tricked up here and the emphasis is placed on a menu that sounds exotic rather than food that actually tastes great. There are too many solid options in the area to give this one a second look.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We’ll be back!

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t
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has held up over the years and is still a vibrant place to dine. It feels special there, for all the little touches and skill of the staff to the fresh tasting meal with surprising new combinations.

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b
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all round wonderful restaurant. perfect for celebration or special occasion

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SV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Boulevard for lunch with friends from out of town who had never been there was perfect.

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K
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were all so impressed with the view, service and food. Thank you very much.

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard has been my go-to restaurant for special occasions For many years. My most recent dining experience didn’t disappoint. The food, the service, and the ambience were outstanding. Truly a five-star dining experience.

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was impersonal, rushed and with no attention. When we asked for wine advice, the sommelier could care less and just wanted us gone, after spending $225 for a bottle of wine. Overall, an epic fail; a stark difference to a few years back.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Boulevard: an excellent wine list, quality food, and delightful desserts. I do wish the menu was a little larger, especially with vegetarian entrees. But I love what they have and look forward to dining here often.

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RV
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Celebrated our youngest daughters 22nd birthday and our anniversary with a wonderful dining experience. Thank you for the handwritten birthday card and chocolate 🍫 See you soon with our other daughter!

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SE
San Francisco
255 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard checks all the boxes . . . Phenomenal Food ✅ Stellar Service ✅ Stunning Ambience ✅ Full Bar ✅. Wicked Wine List ✅ Beautiful Stemware ✅. White Table Clothes ✅ . . . we’ve been many times over the years . . . they never disappoint . . . their Pork Chop is the best you’ll ever have . . . along with everything else they serve !!!

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G
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Everything was awesome, nothing to complain about at all.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard impressed me more than any restaurant has before. Each dish, while seemingly simple packed more unique and complex flavor than I could have possibly expected.

The spotlight though comes from the wine pairings. Boulevard’s Sommelier made incredibly unique but consistently exquisite recommendations that made the overall dining experience worthy of the Michelin star its consistently earned.

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v
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet, pork chop and heirloom tomato salad were superb. Was very nice to receive a card and acknowledgement from host and waiter for my birthday. Would definitely recommend!

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