Boulevard

4.7
7549 reviews
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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.
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DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening and experience!

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and service, celebrated parents wedding aniversario, attentive.. they were given since card and a dessert with a congratulatory piece of chocolate!

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r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very, very noisy. Service was not as good as we usually experience there. Service slow, lamb chop cold by the time it arrived at table almost 10 minutes after other entrees had been served.

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PR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Don’t be fooled by the casual and unpretentious atmosphere; the quality of the food and service make this place one of the very best in town.

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

Great table with a view of the Ferry Building tower and the Bay Bridge. The scallops were perfect as was the burrata and asparagus that my niece ate. The salmon entree was perfect. The pinot noir i had was spot on with it. Loved the corn fritters. My carrot cake was perfect. Her bananafee was lovely. And a very nice server. All in all, a fine evening. Will discount the rain...

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A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baby beet salad!

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LF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - I had a vegetarian dish, tempura squash blossoms, that was really flavorful. Plenty of great options for my meat eating family! Service was friendly and attentive. Boulevard is a wonderful date night or special occasion restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a really great experience!

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LH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything and have for decades! Thank you.

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j
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This place has got the feeling of a High School cafeteria with the noise level so high that one must actually Shout to the person sitting next to you. The food was OK but not Great and given the cost it really was a Lousy experience. Look elsewhere in SFO for a highly rated dining experience

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there everytime

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c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with a knowledgeable staff. Food was thoughtful and exceptional, a party in my mouth! However, the wine list was quite pricey.

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AL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my first time dining at Boulevard and it did not disappoint. We went for my husband's birthday. They gave us a great table, we had wonderful service and we enjoyed absolutely everything that was served. We had the sea scallops (wow), soft shell crab (also wow) and for entrees, we had the pork chop and the farrow “risotto” with squash blossom. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend!

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d
New England
115 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent as usual. The tenderloin was , well, tender, and correctly cooked rare. The 2016 Red Stich was an excellent accompiament.

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CL
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is most accomodating. The venue is loaded with interesting patrons. The food is some of the best I've had in the Bay area. Beginning with designer cocktails (really interesting and worthwhile), to each and every course was perfect. Our waiter was great. The winelist extensive. The wine service was well done. Desserts were off the scale. This is definately a place not to miss when in San Francisco.

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PR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food & great service.......
..valet parking.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in SF

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MF
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to boulevard for 30 years. Most restaurants cannot sustain life at the top for decades as Boulevard has done. From start to finish, the food, presentation, and service were stellar. My go-to place to impress guests.

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GL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter the Sommelier was very helpful and made our evening exceptional.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit as good as the first. Every dish we ordered, and we ordered with a free hand for a special occasion, was on-point. A real sit-down experience, with restaurant cuisine worth paying for. Both business folk and visitors in evidence, for a nice mix. Exceptional service (no attitude!) at the front desk and the table. (Thank you Steven::)) The valet parking made it super-easy to pop over from the East Bay for lunch. In the evening you can take the Tideline boat from the Berkeley Marina, using BART or car service back.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had to wait 15 min for our table. It was packed busy. Seems could do with extra helpers as waiting staff looked overworked. Our server, Brett, was very courteous and friendly, excellent service from him.
Food was awesome. Would definitely recommend.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for lunch at around 1 and service was fast and very nice! Food was spectacular - highly recommend!

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a
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard has for many years been a favorite of mine, and five of us celebrate a birthday there annually. I am always a little concerned that something will have slipped since the last visit, but Boulevard consistently impresses me with every element, and our recent lunch was no exception. Very delicious, imaginatively prepared, beautifully presented fare; excellent and gracious service -- we'll definitely be back!

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F
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time and I am impressed with the quality of service and food they serve. They really have one of the finest cuisine in San Francisco. On top of that the place is really charming. It is listed as one of the top restaurants in San Francisco and price goes with it. But, I definitively recommend this place.

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n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service.

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JV
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exquisite. Had annoying table neighbors, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Service was a bit spotty in the beginning but then quite attentive and friendly. Thanks for a great dining experience!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the most professional service we have had in a restaurant. Our staff person was obviously experienced and did and excellent job.

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1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a perfect dinner w/ my family.

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RO
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor, waits between ordering and receiving food were long and at one point our waiter abandoned us altogether. When the deserts finally arrived, they were the wrong order and we had to wait another 15 minutes for replacements. The octopus was tough (I expected more quality and quantity for $25). The rest of the food was good though, the pork chop was flavorful and perfectly cooked as well as the lamb. Also, at $40 the corkage fee was exorbitant! Nice location and decor ruined by high prices and poor service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we walked in the staff was so inviting and the vibe was wonderful, and the food was absolutely tremendous! It’s been a long time since I’ve been there, but we will be back again soon! One of my favorite places in the city for sure! Thx!

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, service, ambience and warmth.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Boukevard. That food is amazing-with cooked flavors and unusual pairings (the bursts salad with orange slices was amazing). The interior is warm and romantic.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner, service was excellent!!!! The Noise level too high!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to SF annually and make Boulevard reservations as our first reservation

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M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have always liked boulevard and still do BUT...if the
management wants to turn tables at two hours just let me know up front rather than have the bus boy try to remove the desserts before they are finished or the wine while there is still some in the glass..just saying ...

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Starters were average and our main meals came out ice cold. Sent it back and they had a new plate out quickly. They were apologetic and professional but still charged us for the full meal - could have done something for sending out a plate that had been sitting on the counter for 30 minutes. For the price and reputation it was pretty disappointing.

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K
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Boulevard and it was wonderful. The food is incredible and the wine list outstanding. The serves was great too. Can't wait to go back on my next visit to San Francisco.

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FP
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great wait staff. Fantastic bread. The dessert was a little over the top.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant! Staff are tops!

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