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About Boulevard

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.

1 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Steuart St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 543-6084

Website:
http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking available for Boulevard

Executive Chef:
Nancy Oakes

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Boulevard Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (152)
Fit for Foodies (121)
Good for Anniversaries (117)
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Good for a Date (114)
Romantic (107)
Creative Cuisine (105)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Business Meals (84)
Notable Wine List (80)
Worth the Drive (67)
Local Ingredients (59)
Waterfront (55)
Scenic View (55)
Bar Seating (49)
Authentic (46)
Cozy (46)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Great for Lunch (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Seasonal (34)
Fun (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
People Watching (28)
Good for Groups (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Healthy (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Organic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

As always a great meal .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

A SF classic, still outstanding in every way -- great food, great service, comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing, service exceptional, and the space is beautiful. Just off the Embarcadero, with some tables with water views, it is a wonderful place to enjoy food that is well-conceived and prepared perfectly. The staff is just the right mix of formal and friendly, didn't feel stuffy but you felt taken care of. Everything we had (burrata salad, petrale sole, pork chop, and bon bons) was exceptional. Go!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for making my 40th Birthday memorable. Everything was amazing!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great from the appetizers to dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Boulevard is so good they literally could become a part of the gucci gang.

Realistically, staff was attentive and friendly. The food was flawless. The handcrafted cocktails were the best I've had. Lighting and atmosphere is my favorite overall. My compliments go to all of Boulevard for the perfect experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Terrific restaurant. Very competent kitchen and sommelier. Do yourself a favor and order the quail starter. It’s a worts’s class dish.

Dan - international food buyer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, good food, but very little for price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Had been too long since I had enjoyed Boulevard. Celebrating birthday with a friend, we
had drinks before and wonderful fish dishes....halibut perfect and sole delightful.

Was touched that Boulevard prepared special Happy Birthday in chocolate on plate of our
yummy medjool date cake. Very skilled service complemented the delicious food and ambiance.

Check it out....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Boulevard has become one of my favorites restaurants for a dinner in the city! Delicious and fun every time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

We sat at the bar and the service was great food was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Boulevard is my all time favorite restaurant in San Francisco! We have followed Nancy Oakes and her career since the beginning and are always thrilled with our meal. Dining at Boulevard is more of an experience than just a meal!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food is beautiful and delicious, but the portions are small and it is pricey!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our lunch was a birthday celebration and included our 7-year-old granddaughter. She was excited, and we were all thrilled with our food. The server treated us all as VIP’s and enhanced our enjoyment. Every bite was superb—from cheeseburger to risotto to pappardelle to shrimp fritters to chocolate cake.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great Venue - one of the Landmarks in San Francisco. Love the food and location. Great attention - great food.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The service was on point, everyone was friendly.
The drinks were amazing, the bread and butter is good.
The scallops and tuna starters were very delicious.

I liked the lamb dish, it was very well done and the vegetables went perfectly. We didn’t get dessert, nothing blew our mind on the menu.

Overall I’ll be back ASAP.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went with high expectations and were disappointed. The food was good but forgettable and the service was kind but very rushed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Boulevard is always a consistent restaurant as far as good service and food. They are great about offering vegetarian/seasonal starters and can whip up a main dish for a vegan/vegatarian. The atmosphere is festive and a bit old fashioned. The host station is the toughest part. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait to be seated because of a bit of a bottleneck and the hostess wasn't very personable. She just seemed stressed and did not offer to hang coats, etc. Our server was fantastic and very friendly. She was also attentive and gave great suggestions.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Boulevard is one of my favorites in SF, consistently great. This particular meal was probably the best I have had there. Warm, friendly service, great food. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was excellent! Food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend Boulevard to anyone!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had the Ahi Tuna Tartare to start and both ordered the Sea Bass. All of it, delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I appreciated the diversity in your service staff since my Mom was visiting. We happened to be assisted by a Chinese speaking server which made my Mom feel comforted. From that point on the entire experience is Michelin quality service and food. Hoping that Boulevard will acquire back there Michelin status. They should have never lost it to begin with. Given the full capacity in the dining room Boulevard truly doesn’t need Michelin status to justify its presence in fine dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wow!!!
Definitely one of the best restaurants in San Francisco.
Well recommended for a special occasion.
Great food and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Boulevard is a favorite when we visit San Francisco and once again did not disappoint !
The service is great and we had the lamb which was wonderful ,

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Although a limited menu, the food is delicious and beautiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Horrible service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’ve been to Boulevard numerous times and it is very much San Francisco to me. I come to the Bay Area 5-6 times per year and go there at least half the time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service by Martin. Outstanding fois gras appetizer, duck (main), halibut (main, if a bit small in portion), and desserts. 1 other entree of petrale sole was just ok (again, small for a main dish, fish was not melt in your mouth perfect as we've had elsewhere and flavors were a bit too mild, nothing memorable about this dish). Overall a very good dining experience. Next time we'll go with more meat dishes.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Expensive and limited menu.
We picked this spot based on high ratings looking for something special, it is obviously popular. We found the menu very limited and disappointingly it didn’t include the Lobster Risotto dish shown on the web site.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As always Bouvelards did not disappoint me! It is still my mom's favorite restaurant and made her birthday very special....Amazing in all aspects.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very poor service from our waiter. He did not tell us the dinner special or even explained to us the items that we had ordered.

The wait staff also did not take any care in placing the plates on our table but slid it in front of us. Also, there was a twine in my entree plate and the same twine was bagged into my take home box.

The waiter also did not show any gratitude when the bill was paid and even as we were leaving, he did not even acknowledge us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Visiting San Francisco on our way to New Zealand and Australia this wonderful restaurant was recommended to us by friends who have dined here several times.
We were not disappointed. From the decor, service, food, wines and ambiance, Boulevard is perfect.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My all time favorite restaurant! My favorite seats are at the counter. The food is absolutely unbelievable! Everything, everytime!
Be sure to tell them it's your Anniversary when you make your reservation and everyone will congratulate you....the staff even signs a card.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Can’t believe I waited this long to visit boulevard. Wonderful restaurant in every way! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday-all team members treated us like family and the food was superb

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent and I can see why this restaurant consistently gets a Michelin star! Highly recommend this restaurant and will return again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A San Francisco gem. Fantastic food and wonderful, knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner reservation was for 5:30pm, were seated promptly. Food was excellent. Service was attentive, but the dishes were very slow coming out. Ambience is very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the half glass of wine option which is great for business lunches. Overall the menu is a bit overpriced but this is balanced out by the quality of the food and the ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best Bay Area restaurants year in, year out. A very pleasurable experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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