Boulevard

4.7
7218 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 7218 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, but missed the beef bavet on the menu. Maybe too many fish options.

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

Simply perfect. The food was outstanding, especially the truffled ravioli; the staff are very professional and attentive; wine list and by the glass is extensive and excellent; and interior holiday decorations add a nice extra touch. Always a pleasure to have dinner there.

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

Just a phenomenal experience from start to finish. It seemed like we picked the best things on the menu because it was all so delicious. Also appreciated that the recommendations our server made weren't the most expensive items on the menu. Would definitely recommend, would definitely return.

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is a five star experience. The food always excellent and the service outstanding. Nancy Oakes is a very creative chef. Can hardly wait to return!!!

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PD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Have been to this place a few times. Food is always good. Only complaint this time was the server. Pretty grumpy, did not ask me if I wanted another drink and was not very attentive. For such an expensive place I expect top-notch service.

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

One of my favorite dining experiences from anywhere in the world! Right here at home.

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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful ambiance and meticulous service from the staff. The food was very good, and cooked to perfection. That said, there was less variation in the menu than I might have desired. What they did, they did outstanding, and I would recommend, but I’m knocking a star off overall as I do think it is possible to find equivalent food in the city for less of a premium price.

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TB
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful birthday experience at BLVD. As usual the food is creative and outstanding preparations of American cuisine. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it. The service is also excellent. I always have loved the decor, as if in a 1900's French or San Francisco restaurant. Also terrific wine list, both by the glass or bottle with a range of prices. You are made to feel special at this now SF classic.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole package - great food, service and atmosphere. Great for a nice date or special occasion.

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

As always, a fabulous place for dinner! We go there for special occasions and are never disappointed.

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J
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is incredible!!!
Service is brisk!!!
Noise level is horrible...

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for over 30 years and it never disappoints .

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard is one of our favorite places to host business lunches and dinners. The setting (although a bit noisy sometimes) is lovely, food always wonderful and the service is impeccable which always makes the experience enjoyable. The staff is attentive yet not intrusive. Overall each meal has been a wonderful and successful occasion.

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YY
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd not been to Boulevard in years & was so pleased to find that it remains a San Francisco jewel. The decor is Art Nouveau - Paris ca. 1900. My 2 friends & I shared appetizers - beet salad, crab salad & grilled octopus. While the basic idea of each dish might seem ordinary, the preparations were perfection. For entrees we shared a mushroom risotto TO DIE FOR (creatively made with black rice, the most divine mushroom stock & burrata) & a lovely grilled halibut dish. The pumpkin-something-or-other dessert was no less delicious. Our waiter was attentive in all the right ways without being obtrusive. I know there are plenty of hot new restaurants in SF, but Boulevard remains reliably outstanding!

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J
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal at Boulevard and tonight was no exception. My main course was the pork prime rib and it was delicious. My wife decided that she would pass on the entrée and choose two appetizers. Her choices were the quail and the beet salad. The quail portion was not much smaller than an entrée and it was a good choice for her. She recommends both appetizers.

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JC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was very rude. He clearly didn't want to serve our table, and even crossed us when he puts utensils down instead of come around to put utensils down. The food quality is also not as good as it used to me. Will not come back again.

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c
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love boulevard. Little loud this time and I have no idea why but everything was perfect except the noise. We had sea scallops, potatoes latkes, great cocktails and 2 divine desserts. I eat there a lot and it is not known to be noisy.

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P
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had an incredible food server. Salads were a work of art in addition to being delicious. Entrees were not as good as we remembered from several years ago. Wine recommendation was terrific

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TH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard is consistently one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, year after year. The room is warm and inviting (and particularly lovely with holiday decorations), the service is relaxed yet attentive, and the food -- especially meat from the oven -- is delicious. You cannot go wrong with a meal at Boulevard.

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MD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent in a great atmosphere. Service fell down twice - !5 minutes to get a bottle of wine and the bottle was not what we selected. A few more minutes for the selected wine. Two, one of our mains arrived cold and had to be reheated.

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of four went for special dinner and enjoyed every course. Delightful, creative dishes all excellently presented, service was impeccable. Decor and location on waterfront were lovely as well as the building itself. It is pricey but totally worth it, just advise that people check out menus/prices in advance online, because you don’t want to waste a minute worrying about the cost. Just enjoy!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service and most importantly delicious food.

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JP
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Bustling with activity. Not noisy. Great food. Great service. Only wish they had more "wines by the glass" options.

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, keep coming back and never disappointed. It always delivers!

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is disappointing that the Michelin Guide hasn't acknowleged the remarkable cuisine, engaging service and decor of Boulevard. Always a "must" when I'm in San Francisco.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard has been a favorite for many years. It had been a while since our last visit and everything was as exceptional as our first visit. This is a must S.F. restaurant to put on your list.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing ladies holiday lunch... every item on the menu was fabulous. Such a beautiful San Francisco classic! We can’t wait for our next visit!!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very professional, courteous, and friendly. Food - exceptional.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say it was outstanding once again. The waiter was awesome.

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LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a classic SF establishment. It so sophisticated and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Food is delicious, best risotto I've ever tasted.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, wine list
Food was terrific
Wait staff terrific

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SF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Boulevard remains superb after all these years. The food came out a bit faster than we’d have preferred but the service was great, and everything was absolutely delicious.

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the ambiance, food and service.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative cuisine, friendly and professional service, delightful ambiance. Worthy of a Michelin star.

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HC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous place, in every way. A real City jewel. A special treat, at any time of the year. Absolutely outstanding.

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P
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My husband and I had a nice lunch here. The ambience is nice, the place is upscale. Our waitress was not very friendly. Not that it matters a lot, but I gave the place a 4 star review instead of 5. The food was great. I had a crab salad and the crab was very plentiful . My husband just had the squash/pumpkin soup and he liked it. They deliver a nice bread basket also. We will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was delicious! that’s rare

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WD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. Service was very professional, food was exceptional and wine list outstanding.
Their being in business for 20+ years attest to their continued excellence. A bit on the noisy side, but it was during the holiday season, and bring your wallet!

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CL
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can see why the Boulevard has withstood the test of time. The service and food were outstanding. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. Upon arrival at our table the restaurant had a thoughtful card at the table acknowledging her birthday. The waiter was exceptional. He allowed us to enjoy our cocktails and seemed to have the perfect cadence for checking on us. I had the filet and my wife had the pork chop--they were outstanding--prepared to perfection. Everything was excellent.

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San Francisco
150 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant for a relaxed luncheon. Small portions and high prices. The waitress was very professional and helpful. The servers did not have a clue. Nice selection of choices on the menu. Pleasant ambiance and decor.

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