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Main Dining Room - Boulon Brasserie, Tampa, FL

Boulon Brasserie

4.7
4.7
934 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Boulon Brasserie is an elegant dining experience featuring modern interpretations of French classics, a vibrant atmosphere and truly genuine hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–1:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 768-9988
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Hab Hambe
  • Private party facilities
    For large parties and private events please contact the restaurant via email at events@boulontampa.com
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Water St & Channelside Dr
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 934 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

934 Reviews
  1. mike

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place Service very good Food average Definitely not baltizar Mussels missing toasts to dip in broth Duck dish was served with crepes which were impossible to use to hold the duck and slaw

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  2. NewToNOLA

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Martha was an excellent server and really took great care of us. First time for brunch and the food was excellent, too.

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  3. Lissy

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing ladies brunch! Must try Crab beignets, so delicious! Our eggs Benedict were yummy too.

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  4. Vicki

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite brunch places. Always delicious food. The service was a bit slow today because of the crowd, but our server, Celeste, was excellent and very apologetic.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant but very loud. Young clientele, great service and ambience. The duck is delicious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my fav place for brunch. Hazel our server was great. Will return!

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  7. Johanna

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always!! The seafood tower is phenomenal

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente service !! Great atmosphere . Definitely will come back

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  9. Surfsider2013

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Would make a few small tweaks but overall excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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  10. moniques

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservations for 5:30pm, an early dinner, in hopes I’d be home by 8pm, service was ridiculously SLOW, no one from our part ordered appetizers only an entree, and it took a total of 3 hours for dinner. I didn’t get to leave until 9pm! There were times we were just sitting there looking around for our waiter so we could ask for a to go box,get the check and then pay.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service truly put it over the top. The food was very good. The drinks were outstanding. But the service is what will bring us back. My only negative comment was the music that was playing, was rather loud. And seemed more like I was at a club rather than a dining experience.  rather than a

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  12. ShantellS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five star amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommended

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  13. Lizzyp

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here and it just keeps getting better! From our waitress to the chef, amazing! We will be back next week!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time!! The drinks were delicious, definitely overpriced but at least they were yummy. Onion soup was fantastic and my meal was absolute delicious. I got the lobster pot pie and every bite was incredible! Was there for my birthday and they gave me a free creme brûlée for dessert and it was also really good!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excitement and energy. You think you’re in Vegas. Food tasty and service attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

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  16. Danield

    Naples

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal needing little work on your fries. But all other portions were great. Lovely atmosphere perfect for a romantic evening.

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  17. lifeillustrated

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was questionable. We arrived at 2:00pm for a 2:00pm Brunch reservation that was made a week in advance. However, after arrival, we waited for close to 25 minutes to be seated and were ultimately seated outside on the back patio, despite our reservation specifically requesting an indoor table. The three hostesses were less than apologetic and somewhat indifferent throughout the process. Once seated, we waited close to 15 minutes before someone came to the table to bring water (a serving assistant, not our server...serving assistant, John, was phenomenal and we ended up seeing more of him than our actual server throughout the meal). When our food arrived, it was not hot (except for the onion soup, which stays hot forever regardless of what restaurant you order it), however quality and flavor were good. I will return, however, with a specific server request, only for the fact that I know that specific server (whom I watched care for her tables while waiting 25 for ours, therefore am confident is highly competent), and I am still interested in sampling the dinner menu.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and amazing menu! We will be back for sure!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been looking forward to trying Boulon for quite awhile. The aesthetic of the restaurant is nice, but that’s all that we enjoyed. It was extremely loud, the food was mediocre, and it is extremely overpriced for the quality. Most of the staff were not friendly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with a phenomenal burger! Loved the crab appetizer as well.

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  21. Canal2

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Cora was excellent. 2nd time I’ve had her.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After having dined the night before at another well known local restaurant which left us a bit disappointed, Boulon clearly is set apart from the rest! Superior service that is equally matched by an exquisite menu that delivers such thoughtful and delicious entrees and small bites. Everything we ate was exceptional! Truly my favorite restaurant in Tampa! Well done 👏👏

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  23. hydepark

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent meal Friday night. The waitress was very nice and wished my sister a happy birthday when we were seated. The not so fun part was our table backed into the bar area and it got pretty noisy. When we eat a Ocean Prime they always provide us a glass of champagne or a dessert, so you might want to consider adding that in the future

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  24. RAR1

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I did enjoy my meal at Boulon Brasserie, which arrived hot and quickly (uncommon at other places). My server, Kayla, was attentive, personable, but not obtrusive. I was asked if I wanted bread, I did not. It came anyway, so I tried a small piece, which was mediocre at best. Then find out that I was charged $5 for this...not on in my opinion!

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  25. Reviewer

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was subpar this time. Not as good as the hype or price. The duck confet was dry and the snapper had no taste or seasoning as per my husband. The steak tartare was tasted but was served with potato chips!! Unbelievably laughable. The quality of food has gone down and the drinks weren’t as good as they were the first time I was there. Possibly the chefs or cooks have changed. Definitely not going back any time soon. The female server was great though!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is gorgeous. The food was delicious. The only negative is this is not a restaurant that you would want to book if you’re wanting a quiet connection with conversation and intimacy. The music is very loud and we were ok with that.

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  27. DannH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice date night-out restaurant. Though I think they nailed the French part well, our server also noted they were very proud of their fish. The oysters were great, and my wife's lobster pot pie was also great, but my snapper was somewhat dry. They also had no specials, which for a fish place is unusual as most good fish places are going to get interesting daily options from their fishmongers. Pretty good, pretty spendy and probably not a place I'm going to go back to, but I'm also not in Tampa often.

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  28. danj

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are repeat customers and highly recommend. Very consistent!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was amazing and the food was very good. Overall though, the vibe is much stuffier than some of the other restaurants in the area, and the price is a bit higher also. As longtime Tampa residents, we love the relaxed, fun vibe Tampa bay is known for and this feels a bit more like Miami. That’s not necessarily bad, it’s just not my personal preference.

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  30. Wonderful

    Tampa

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and wine. Enjoyable and fun. Nice dinner before game.

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  31. Jinapsalm23

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious but extremely crowded. Reservation was at 8 but not seated until 8:20. Service was great and so were the food and drinks.

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  32. BradD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best cheeseburger in the world! Our server Alec was amazing. Highly recommend giving this place a try

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  33. CristianD

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing at Boulon I felt welcomed and had a great server who was passionate about his job. The food was delicious I recommend the onion soup, Wagner steak, rigatoni and le burger. We had the steak taretare it is more of a acquired taste for this dish. Just be aware there is music playing which is a little bit loud and the bar is large because it is a brassier. Had a amazing dinner overall and would recommend to others.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Too loud for a French brasserie.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We love French food and we were disappointed with the food. We will not be going back again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, bar is lively and fun. But if you want have dinner conversation without having to shout over the noise level inside, be sure to reserve a table on their outside patio vs inside. We’ll be sure to do that next time, but great spot.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for dessert which is always fantastic. However can not imagine spending so much money on a full dinner experience there due to the noise level that is at an all time high at all times and you need to basically yell at the person sitting across from you to have a conversation.

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  38. edcorvette

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant. The dinner meal was exquisite. The snapper delicious and the mussels with frites very French indeed as you would find in Paris and elsewhere in France. Highly recommend, although beware is it loud due to the elongated layout of the dining area in close proximity to the bar and vaulted ceilings. Otherwise, a wonderful dining experience.

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  39. JackoJet

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered Lobster Bisque to start and then had the Seafood Risotto and the Pork Schnitzel. All the food was delicious. Lobster bisque was more earthy than I typically see because of the addition of mushrooms but still had great lobster and sherry flavors in it. Seafood Risotto could have done together a touch of acid, just a squeeze of lemon helped elevate this seafood dish. The pork schnitzel was honestly the best I have ever had...surprisingly delicious for such a modest food. To finish of for dessert, the bread pudding was outstanding and the butter cake was just okay. It had this tangy Greek yogurt sauce around it that didn't really go and took away from the cake itself a bit. Overall I would recommend this place for a cute date night and I would love to come back to try some of the other dishes as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alec is always wonderful, charismatic, and attentive. We love coming to Boulon and will definitely be back soon. Thanks Alec!

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FAQs

Boulon Brasserie is rated 4.7 stars by 934 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today
Google Map for Boulon Brasserie

1001 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Water St & Channelside Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–1:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hab Hambe
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 768-9988
  • Private party facilities
    For large parties and private events please contact the restaurant via email at events@boulontampa.com
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