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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (171)
Fit for Foodies (151)
Good for Anniversaries (130)
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Good for a Date (128)
Creative Cuisine (123)
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Business Meals (99)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Notable Wine List (92)
Worth the Drive (66)
Local Ingredients (65)
Waterfront (64)
Bar Seating (59)
Scenic View (59)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Great for Lunch (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Hot Spot (46)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Authentic (39)
Cozy (34)
People Watching (34)
Seasonal (34)
Fun (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Healthy (21)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Organic (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 8 hours ago

Overrated and probably living off their reputation for too long.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, ambiance, and food. Second visit and just as pleased with it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

It's amazing to me how a restaurant can be around for 24 years, and still be as good, if not better! than it was in it's opening act. This was the perfect choice for a dinner-to-remember. My partner's birthday dinner had to be just right, and Boulevard was a bullseye.

So a fine meal starts out with fine service. From greeting, to seating, to eating, we were treated with the dignified professionalism one would expect at a fine dining house such as Boulevard.

We started with a celebratory bottle of true Champagne from their wine list, which set the tone for the evening and made choosing our courses an adventure. Meanwhile, our wait staff decanted our 1996 Cabernet that we had brought from our home collection. The wine service was masterful and, I must say, respectful of the quality of the wine.

Go on line, before you go, read their menu, so as to avoid hyperventilating. I found myself wanting one of everything, and had to calm myself before ordering. I was too cool to show it, but my excitement was palpable. So, the Fois Gras was heavenly. It came with a small smorgasbord of accompaniments including a grain filled "granola" cake was like nothing I had every had before. I made that last. By the way, if you're not in the mood for a big meal, the appetizers make for a meal in themselves. The entrees for our table included, the Filtet, which was rich and cooked to perfect. The lamb was a home run, and the halibut was a big hit (it looked great, but I did't get to try it before they polished it off). Everything was masterfully prepared and presented.

The desserts were rich and somehow simultaneously light. The mango sorbet was my favorite because it didn't overwhelm the meal what was still echoing in my mouth. We had a final course of Vintage Port, and Tawny Port to round out this perfect experience. I left there thinking, "Yes, I deserve this." (and it wasn't even my birthday!)

Can it be expensive? Well, that's relative, but yes. But you deserve it

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Busy lunch on a Fri. afternoo. We had a reservation, but were crammed into a small table in traffic. Great food, attentive service, but wish we had had a bit more space. We come here every time we are in SF, are never disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Usually perfection, but food missed the mark. Babette tasted a bit tired. Chard was gritty. Brussels sprouts undercooked. Hope it was an exception and not the rule.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

ambiance , food , service always consistently great !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent restaurant, the service and food was superb

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Food average.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

THE ONLY NEGATIVE ASPECT IS THE TEMPERATURE: AIR CONDITIONING IS TOO HIGH ...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We dined on November 12 reservations at 8:00pm. My Petrale was dry and overcooked.
But the rest of the meal was delightful, artistically appointed and delicious. The service was impeccable! The "waite person" very personable, friendly and attentive in just the right way.
thank you for being a SF Iconic establishment.
I am a local resident.....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place. Solid, dependable high end spot in SF. The pork chop was fantastic

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Superior service. Best in SF

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great as always! The real gem of the city. Still putting out great food. The pasta with fresh truffles was memorable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I usually just say great. We've been going to Boulevard regularly for over a quarter century and have always found it to be consistently "very good" over a many year period. We valued that reliability.

Unfortunately we've found the food disappointing the last few times we've gone. A case in point, three of the four of us had the special what truffle starter and we're astonished to receive it pre-prepared and oily throughout. We've had seasonal white truffle specials at numerous restaurants in the Bay Area for decades and have never not had the truffles grated directly on the dish at the table. Our recollection is a few of those previous experiences were at Boulevard. I'm also sad to say some of there mains (fish mostly) weren't up to Boulevard standards.

In fairness our two latest meals were during high volume dinner times but I don't think that's a valid excuse. Tendered in sadness not anger.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Boulevard makes special occasions even more special. Food is consistently great. I cannot resist ordering the pork chop - bribed so it’s always moist (the side change seasonally). Desserts are delicious, beautiful and imaginative). Restaurant itself is gorgeous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Not the Boulevard of old. I miss the awesome desert menu! The menu seems MUCH smaller and conservative compared to previous years. Service was good, the food was 'ok'.
For the price I'm expecting better, even after coming here for years. I'll have to find a new place to celebrate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely great food. This place has gotten a Michelin star for several years, so good for foodies. Good size portions, so you won't leave hungry, but great variety in tastes and ingredients within each dinner. Top notch service. Almost $400 for 4 people, with 3 glasses of wine and dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I don't think in 15+ visits to Boulevard, have I ever had a bad meal. It can be pricey, but truly you get what you pay for. A big time tip of the hat to Pat and Nancy for a fine San Francisco iconic restaurant. Doesn't matter if it is lunch or dinner, you are guaranteed a great meal.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took a special someone for a Birthday dinner and were treated with a card signed by the staff ,a complimentary course which was outstanding and a beautiful dessert, not to mention an outstanding dinner and service! The gold star in restaurants even after all these years!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Haven’t dined here in six years. We were in SF for a birthday celebration. The Boulevard never lets me down. Great quality and service. I will always keep them on my list of great restaurants in SF.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic lobster appetizer started the incredibly delicious meal. The sole was cooked to perfection, and the ambience superb. Definitely a high recommendation.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Boulevard is an experience. The place is warm and inviting with a French ambiance. The service is impeccable. The food is very good. When I've been there for dinner (this was lunch) the food was fabulous.

I highly recommend it. Though it is expensive it is worth it.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was lacking . Our server was either too busy or chose to ignore us at the beginning. It was disappointing.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Meh, small amount of unremarkable food. The drinks we in lovely glass wear

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was way too expensive for mediocre food and mediocre service. The total bill was $360 for three side salads, three entrees, two glasses of wine and two cocktails. The waiter seemed like he hated his job. The overall space was very noisy and my chair was so close to the person behind me, I would run into them every time I moved backwards. All in all, it was not a very pleasant experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Every time we eat at Boulevard the food and service is spectacular. Consistently A plus with our family for over 20 years

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a very good meal here. Nice, small menu. Salads were beautifully presented, as we're the meals. Excellent wine selections.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

everything is good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Superb food, creative presentations. Creative presentations that don’t detract from the delicious dish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We make it a part of our plans to have an evening meal at the Boulevard. The good us always good and we enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always consistently great.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great as always. Something to really look forward to as a dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2017

2nd time at this restaurant and another great experience. The food is cooked to perfection and paired with creative and surprising tastes and textures. Service is excellent and the dining room is beautiful. +++++

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, ambiance with amazing service.

Lots of places in SF overcharge vs what you get, this is one that is worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed for a special-occasion dinner with friends. Comfortable, relaxed, and our table in the back area had a nice view of the Bay Bridge light show. Food was of the rich and complicated variety, and was generally delicious. Expensive.
No trouble finding street parking on a Tuesday night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service made Boulevard a great place for an executive level business dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Continues to be outstanding and remains one of our favorite restaurants after all these years.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I loved it!!! Food was excellent; the staff was spectacular. Sat at the kitchen bar and saw some great stuff coming out of the kitchen. Cooks explained what they were doing and making. It was really fun. Wish I was close enough to be able to go more often.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The ravioli appetizer was outstanding, the ahi was really good, the pork chop was nice but the filet was disjointed. The potatoes seemed out of place with the rest of the dish, the mushrooms and the peppers in the BBQ \ steak sauce didn’t flow with the filet in such jus and chard. The crime brûlée and Apple upside down cake desserts were good. I have not been to Boulevard in years and probably won’t be back anytime soon. I was very disappointed after all of the fabulous meals I have had there in the past.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. First time there and I would surely come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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