Boulevard

4.7
7685 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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JG
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dennis and Ben are amazing! Fantastic recommendations. Thank you. .

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience! Excellent service and food. Dennis was our server, he was awesome!

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JD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Try the Millionaire Martini, it’s so special and the best I ever had.

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BD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation but it took 20 minutes to get our table. Food was excellent and service was very good except for the wait for our table.

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SP
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

I had the fig and beet salad for my starter. The presentation was beautiful but it had absolutely zero flavor. My main was the halibut. It was so over cooked and dry it was nearly inedible. I was with one friend and we had to yell to be heard over the noise level. So loud. My friend asked several questions about the menu items (English is not her first language) and I felt like the server was annoyed with her. I was actually embarrassed that I brought my friend to Boulevard. This was a very good restaurant years ago. RIP. I won’t be back.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard was great as usual. We each started with the soft-shell crab. I have had it many times before and it is always a pleasure. The Ladies had the Salmon for their entrée, which was perfectly cooked. I had the Abalone and Calamari appetizer for my entrée. I must admit that it was even better then the crab. Boulevard has been one of my favorite restaurants since the 90's. I will definitely see you again.

Phil G.

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CL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the Larkspur Ferry and walked over to the restaurant. Service was fantastic. We had an appetizer of soft shell crab and we both had the pork chops for our entree. We shared the flourless chocolate cake and black forest cake. We finished everything on our plates.

What a wonderful way for two friends to celebrate 57 years of friendship.

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RS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

At Boulevard, we (my wife and I) found exceptional high-end food without the customary high-end pretensions or prices. The quail appetizer was spectacular; the lamb tenderloin and beef filet were outstanding.

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AK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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NB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with Boulevard!!! Always delicious food and amazing service!

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JS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic SF restaurant with great food & lovely view. Quieter in the front room & they were very accommodating in moving us to one of those tables.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

professional without any charm

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were delicious . Appetizers were great and so was my main course and dessert. My date had the ‘signature pork chop’ which was very salty - so little disappointing.

Felt a bit rushed. While we were still drinking our cocktails, they served our appetizer .

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L
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellant. Ordered a shot of Clase Azule. Very short pour for $26!! I ordered recently at two other restaurants (one in Manteca, Ca and Stockton, Ca) and was poured at least a 1/3 MORE!
Service was excellant.
Overall very pleasant experience.

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

We loved the lamb, and enjoyed the dessert as well. If your looking for a fancy place in an amazing area, tons of attention to detail, light mood, and a place where you can dress up for a proper dinner, this is the place.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. There is no bad option in the menu. Exceptional!

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great staff and ambience. Food nothing to rave about. The dessert was the best part.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a beautiful dining experience. Boulevard remains my favorite restaurant.

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KM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, beautiful, lively and wonderful service.

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t
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service, great food, fun atmosphere! I had dinner there 15 years ago and the food was as outstanding as it was then.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming interior, great food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Anniversay

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t
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this San Fran institution. The best.

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j
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to Boulevard on several previous trips to San Francisco, and always enjoyed it a great deal. Before going this most recent time, I had heard that it wasn't as good as it had been in the past, but I went anyway. Unfortunately, what I heard was true. I don't think it was nearly as good as in my prior visits. Also, I don't remember it being sooo noisy! With so many fine restaurants in San Francisco, I doubt I'll return to Boulevard unless i hear it's had a revival of some sort.

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CE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with my father. The only thing that would have made it better is if the food was served hot. Otherwise perfect.

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TS
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was Not the best meal I have ever had at Boulevard. The starter and dessert were up to expectations but the salmon entree was not a very good cut of fish. I found this very unusual because Boulevard has always had excellent fish in terms of quality and preparation. By contrast, my two companions had the halibut and they thought it was excellent, and it looked much better than the salmon.

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AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed this visit. Meat was tasty and tender, but the sauce was greasy and the mushrooms and broccollini were overpowered by its flavor so that their individual flavor was obscured. Not up to usual standard.

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MK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a business lunch. Fantastic food. My only complaint is that the two-top tables are pretty small. So if you are a big guy or gal, it might be uncomfortable.

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LW
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was welcoming, friendly, collaborative, and a joy to interact with as we entered the restaurant. Dickie was an absolutely phenomenal waiter/server! He was attentive, informative, had a great sense of humor, and and and!
The food was beyond delicious!

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PC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They really went out of their way to make our anniversary feel special. Hand signed card, free amuse bouche and dessert, and everyone seemed to know it was our anniversary. Very nice. The lamb course was astonishing tender and delicious, and my wife's scallops were a revelation. Gorgeous cocktails, too. Thanks for a great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Boulevard! Great ambiance and fabulous food. Boulevard has been a favorite for years and they never disappoint. Wonderful food and a professional staff make this place a pleasure to dine...everytime.

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PW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was fine.

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B
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect example of how a fine dining establishment should function. Food was excellent, Beautiful presentation. Dennis the Waiter was excellent. The staff functions seamlessly. Definitely would return.

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CC
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First table was a banquet. Way too uncomfortable for 4 senior ladies. Moved to table and chairs for four. Much better.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiter recommended a dish was a total disappointment.
Was undercooked and sent back.
Causing a delay in my other parties dishes.
Was there for my boyfriends birthday and we were handed a dessert menu.

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