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Bistro Boudin

4.4
4.4
1751 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal with views of the SF Bay. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar, Oyster bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 351-5561

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Misael Reyes

  • Catering

    Bistro Boudin is available for off-site catering in the SF Bay Area (including Marin and East Bay). Please contact our Sales Manager for further details and to schedule a tasting. (415) 928-8860 or events@bistroboudin.com

  • Private party facilities

    Bistro Boudin has a variety of Private Dining options available. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests in one of our lovely private rooms or 350 for a Buyout. California bistro cuisine with a focus on fresh local ingredients and seafood as well as our world famous Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl.

  • Private party contact

    Viridiana De Leon: (877) 704-7422

  • Neighborhood

    Fisherman's Wharf

  • Cross street

    Taylor St.

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available at the Fisherman's Wharf lot located directly behind our building. Entrance on Taylor St. (past Jefferson).2 hour validated parking with arrival time before 6pm, 3 hours validation with arrival time after 6pm. Be sure to have your ticket validated before leaving the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,751 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Scenic View

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  1. d

    dynamite

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Drinks were good, ordered an old fashioned and a martini. Water glasses went empty The majority of the evening, despite several helpers dropping off the food. Appetizer and Main course were served at the same time. Garlic sour dough bread was ok, but not even warm. Must’ve been sitting awhile. Our waitress was hardly around but pleasant. Clam chowder lacked flavor and thickness. Sole was boring and bland also, but cooked well. Mashed potatoes weren’t even worth eating. We sat inside along the glass, but felt like other people were at our table once they sat on the patio only a pane of glass away, and also instructed our view. Spent over $100 on one meal, an app, bowl of chowder and two drinks. Could’ve been much better. But it’s about what’s expected in a such a touristy area
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing but little things would have made it perfect. Water & lemon to wash your hands at the table after handling crab. Also, I stated it was a birthday celebration and they did not even mention it. Bit pricey too so if you want to spend less just go to the Bodin cafe.
  3. MH

    MichelleH

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We were in sanfransisco for a week. This was our only disappointing meal. The service was atrocious . We won’t be back. The food was okay. Nothing special for the price.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baden-Württembe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super sympathisches Bistro mit wunderbarem Brot. Suppen im Brotkorb und Pizzas sind sehr zu empfehlen. Tolle Ambiance, super Aussicht, sehr nette und kompetente Kellner. Zusätzlich ist zu erwähnen, dass man Einblick in die riesige Bäckerei kriegt.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host accommodated our request to sit outside on balcony. The service was exceptional and wait staff were friendly. Aside from that, the food was delicious. The crab for two is a must!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service! Beautiful views. Sourdough bread a must!
  7. G

    annaG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great restaurant but food was not worth the amount of money. Ambiance was the best thing about this place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Thank you!!
  9. B

    Belle

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The steak sandwich was delicious, the ribs were amazing but I thought the sole was a tasty but small dish in comparison and for the price. Server was friendly and helpful. Would recommend.
  10. PR

    PiersR

    Buckinghamshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice bistro food with menu choices for all appetites. Great surroundings in a beautiful high-ceilinged room overlooking the Bay. Attentive service from well-trained staff. Prices reasonable for SF. Would definitely return.
  11. F

    Faruk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The pezevenk at the host welcomed us really good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Bien mais un peu triste
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cibo buono, personale cordiale e attento ma troppo freddo all’interno del locale
  14. CQ

    CarolineQ

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and friendly service in a great setting on Fishermans Wharf
  15. DH

    DrewH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite on our trips to the Bay Area - never disappoints
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. Servers were attentive and food was served promptly. Recommend the crab and corn chowder, roasted goat cheese, cioppino, and bread pudding! Do not skip the bread pudding!
  17. JM

    JasonM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Bistro is definitely pricey but we found it to be worth it. My steak cut like butter and my husband really enjoyed his crab. Not a lot on the menu for picky teens but my kids did find something and they enjoyed what they ordered.
  18. DC

    DanC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The place was fine the service was a little poor.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While waiting to be seated, our family enjoyed going around the Boudin museum and learn about the history of the Bistro and the famous soursough. We’re just thankful that we had reservation thru Open Table since the Bistro is usually full packed. We love the ambiance because of the view of the bay and other establishments in the area. Servers were real helpful and accomodating. The food were delicious specially the chowder in the sourdough breadbowl. We also loved the sourdough garlic bread and the dungeness crab spinach dip. The fresh oysters were fantastic. We ordered the surf and turf where the lobster and steak were simply great. I had the halibut, it was yummy but a little bit too well done. Mu daughter and nephew and niece liked the fish and chips. Ohh, the Strawberry Guava Lemonade cocktail was a sure treat. We highly recommend Boudin to everyone specially to grouos and families with kids.
  20. LM

    LMinmei

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town guests were impressed
  21. SM

    SamM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Capturing tourist market, food average but very pricey. Service at best reluctant. Didn’t seem to have our booking when arrived so given a buzzer. Overall very expensive very average meal.
  22. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent , the service was average although there was nothing wrong with it . We really enjoyed the views outside . If we lived in San Francisco we would definitely go again
  23. CP

    CarolP

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So bad it doesn’t even merit s review.. worst meal in San Francisco.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to get a reservation for the dining room. Beautiful view. Good food and great service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible don’t waste your money
  26. N

    Number9

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had the crab mac & cheese, too good as always. When it came to desert, the gelato arrived shot through with ice. Apparently, it had been in the freezer too long and at some point, partially thawed and then was refrozen. We requested the gelato's replacement, and a new dish was promptly provided. Always dine upstairs and preferably a window seat.
  27. MV

    MegV

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! The clam chowder bread bowl was the best! The sourdough was perfectly sour.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was over priced for the flavor. My kid had a piece of plastic wrap in her grilled cheese. Kids Mac and cheese was spicy.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Boudin is always a favorite when we’re at Fisherman’s Wharf with friends or visiting family. The food and views of the bay is excellent.
  30. CS

    CaseyS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and bread was very good! Will come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. Clam chowder was a bit disappointing but everything else we had was good.
  32. n

    nparedes

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food wasn't bad, but this may be the worst service I have ever experienced. We were ignored for quite some time. I will assume it was an issue of training or post-Covid staffing.
  33. GA

    GwenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a amazing dinning experience and meal you need to come here.
  34. DT

    DonT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    we wanted a great bowl of clam chowder, fish & chips. chowder was one step up from canned, bread good, fish coating was tasty but not much fish & fries were lukewarm. very disappointing
  35. RC

    RuthC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and atmosphere. The waiter was very helpful with my gluten free diet. Great to see the sourdough being made, even though I couldn’t eat it!
  36. Y

    Yokooo

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice location and view! Inside the building, visitors can see the bread production line. The most popular menu “turtle clam chowder” is so big, highly recommended for Sharing!
  37. SB

    ScotB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu choices for the whole family...and they keep on throwing their trademark sour dough bread at you for no extra cost. A must for first time visitors to SF
  38. MV

    MikeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Must try the goat cheese appetizer.
  39. KK

    KKumar

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was kind of slow and person who brought our food was rude.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great view of the wharf. Great service and great food.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Bistro Boudin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bistro Boudin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 351-5561.

Bistro Boudin is rated 4.4 stars by 1751 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 45 times today
Google Map for Bistro Boudin

160 Jefferson St, Upper Level, San Francisco, CA 94133

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Taylor St.

  • Neighborhood

    Fisherman's Wharf

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available at the Fisherman's Wharf lot located directly behind our building. Entrance on Taylor St. (past Jefferson).2 hour validated parking with arrival time before 6pm, 3 hours validation with arrival time after 6pm. Be sure to have your ticket validated before leaving the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Misael Reyes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 351-5561

  • Catering

    Bistro Boudin is available for off-site catering in the SF Bay Area (including Marin and East Bay). Please contact our Sales Manager for further details and to schedule a tasting. (415) 928-8860 or events@bistroboudin.com

  • Private party facilities

    Bistro Boudin has a variety of Private Dining options available. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests in one of our lovely private rooms or 350 for a Buyout. California bistro cuisine with a focus on fresh local ingredients and seafood as well as our world famous Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl.

  • Private party contact

    Viridiana De Leon: (877) 704-7422

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