Boulevard

4.8
8264 Reviews
$50 and over
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 have been pleased to welcome back guest on our new patio along the Embarcadero and 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. With great consideration of winter weather and limited capacity for indoor dining we will be 'hibernating' after Sunday, November 22nd and offering our space for private holiday gatherings. If you are interested please reach out to us via email at blvdparties@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!










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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8264 people are saying
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AntoineL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was perfectly executed. The service was excellent.

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nellik
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was absolutely delicious! I got the quail and calamari. Both prepared perfectly!

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vipJohnG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were able to snatch a table on the last weekend before the latest Covid shutdown and it was truly a special evening for that and many other reasons. Thanks Dino for the great recommendations and for taking wonderful care of us, and to the host (Amir?) who showed us the beautifully renovated dining room. Can’t wait for our next visit to our all-time favorite restaurant! See you in 2021!

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vipFoodBug
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is a wonderful restaurant - it still has inventive, delicious food, a terrific wine list and incredible service. The price is the only difficult thing to swallow. If you're willing to pay $100+ per person, then head over to Boulevard. It's terrific for a special occasion.
The set-up for dining outside is excellent - it's a warm, inviting atmosphere. Please note, though, they are closing for a while. Watch for the re-opening date, and meantime save some $$$$$ for your dinner at Boulevard when it reopens.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gina was our server and took phenomenal care of us. I can’t wait to come back again on Sunday!

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vipDebbieS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our pandemic period experience here!! The food was wonderful, the parklet was elegant, the view of the lit up bridge was gorgeous and the heaters were wonderfully sufficient. It was such a nice experience- thank you!!

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vipKate5555
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & the service outstanding.

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vipFoodieGirl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, where you can get a real flair for quality of service, ambiance, and fresh, and sustainably sourced foods. It is an establishment in this city and I hope to be able to dine there for years to come.

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vipStuart
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately "Life in the Time of Covid" has made every event an experience burdened with its own challenges. But as usual Boulevard managed to turn what might have been an uncomfortable and awkward situation into another dining miracle. The service, ambiance, and most notably the food was as usual flawless. Nancy Oakes has repeatedly made Boulevard one my favorite restaurants in the city and despite some of nature's obstacles, once again, did not let us down.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner the last day they are open in 2020. Going to miss visiting them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service fantastic! Nice outdoor space with plenty of patio heaters!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Every dish was delicious. Started with the flaky butter biscuits. Then tuna tartare, beet salad and baratta salad. Mains were the pork chop and truffle risotto. Both fantastic.
John paired our courses with the perfect wines. Dessert and cappuccino and port rounded out the meal. Our quest was at Boulevard for the first time and was in food heaven. Another great experience at our favorite restaurant. Thanks Nancy! Will be back once it reopens next year.

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vipSebastian
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Staff is friendly and professional. Seafood is great as well as meat dishes. Classic architecture give the restaurant a warm feel.

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MikeB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner being served by Gina, who was outstanding and very informative on the menu items.

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vipJennifer
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals, from start to finish, that I’ve had in a long time! Very nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought I died and gone to heaven - that truffle noodle meal is one of the best meals I’ve ever experienced - great service!

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vipbth94131
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Boulevard did an excellent job. We ate outdoors and felt warm and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Dishes were superb, the staffs knowledge of the menus was great, and it was overall a fantastic dinner.

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Mikey
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambience.

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Adey
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a birthday celebration. Everything was outstanding!!!

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vipcadoglvr
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulevard food and service continues to deliver! They have done a great job of creating a safe dining environment while still maintaining a wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was amazing!

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ColleenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heat lamps were a bit much, but overall it was fantastic!

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vipVeeSF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A SF institution that we hope survives this pandemic. Wonderful service & ambiance outside, despite tables being along the Embarcadero. We had delicious fresh salads, entrees & wine. We'll be back!

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vipPaco
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from outdoor service, setting and temperature was ideal, as was the special fare. (The only downside: the annoying motorcyclists who consider the Embarcadero as their drag strip.)
But every other aspect of the evening was memorable. Boulevard has long been my favorite Bay Area restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing! Truly a memorable dining experience!

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on the patio at 6pm on a Thursday. The food was delicious and we had a great view of a full moon rising over the bay bridge. We ordered 5 dishes a la carte and they were all excellent. The only downside was a steep $50 corkage fee because we wanted to bring our own wine. Service was excellent if a bit slow at times, but overall it was a great experience.

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Tkjchef
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Boulevard makes the most of their outdoor space. White tablecloths and a formal vibe. We started with a dirty martini and shared housemade potato chips and a very good clam dip. My boyfriend ordered the steak for two for himself and it was a beautiful 32oz. bone in steak. Perfectly cooked and accompanied by a platter of potatoes cooked in duck fat, and roasted hen in the woods mushroom and Brussels sprouts. I had a beautiful sautee of lobster tail and prawns on a bed of black lentils. Both entrees were memorable. I was too full to order or even share dessert, but our server brought an adorable plate of berries and chocolate with some house made fruit gummies as a final touch for an amazing birthday dinner. Service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Takashi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

KK
vipKimberlyK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
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 on October 20, 2020
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 on October 20, 2020
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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Boulevard is rated 4.8 stars by 8264 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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