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Boulevard

4.8
4.8
8077 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian

We look forward to welcoming you back to a refreshed and reimagined Boulevard! We are currently accepting reservations for our dining room, which now features a highly adaptable multi-course menu, starting at $98 per person for three courses. For the more spontaneous sorts; our bar, lounge and chef's counter is available on a walk-in basis and limited reservations by phone and features an A La Carte menu.








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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 543-6084

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin

  • Private party contact

    Pamela McGee: (877) 389-3455

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Steuart Street

  • Parking details

    Valet service is currently suspended at this time.

  • Public transit

    Bart- Embarcadero stopMuni- Ferry Plaza (Steuart & Market) Lines: E, F, 6, 7X, 9, 14, 14X, 21, 31

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,077 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Californian

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

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  1. AL

    AntonioL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was incredible! This experience is a must to do!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was superb the waitstaff was amazing and the interior was divine. We had a very special experience and I highly recommend Boulevard for a special occasion.

  3. p

    pfschim

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday dinner at Boulevard was exceptional. Great food, great service, lovely space. Our server Raphael did an exceptional job with our party. Very enjoyable, highly recommended!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    We're glad you had an amazing birthday with us! Happy belated! Thank you for the kind words! Raphael is amazing!

  4. NH

    1NHHonceayear

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a special birthday and Carlos made it extra special. Great choices and delish dinners. Our teenage gransons appreciated the food and the experience. We were well taken care of. Won't ever forget it the evening.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    We're so happy you and your family had a great experience! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special day!

  5. m

    mohuai

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! We hope you come back and visit soon!

  6. E

    Eatout2

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Boulevard was our go to place for years. Disappointed with the new menu. I would not encourage you to go there anymore. It’s not the same …

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Waiter was very attentive. Food was very very good. We had the beef tartare, hamachi crudo, corn soup, soft shell crab and gigantic asparagus for appetizer. For main course, had the halibut, rack of lamb and pork chop. For dessert, had peach ice cream pavlova and chocolate cake. All very very good. The only thing to complain about is no more valet parking and it wasn’t that easy to find a parking space around there.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed our unique menu. We understand the complications of parking around the area. We have been working with different companies to provide Valet for our guests, but for several reasons, we aren't able at the time to find the right fit for us. We will continue to work on the issue. We do recommend the Rincon center parking garage, as well as Hills Plaza for parking. We hope you visit us soon!

  8. DS

    DeborahS

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All staff here were exemplary; warm, welcoming, and professional. Food was amazing. Will definitely return.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your kind words, as well as your feedback. We will work with our culinary team to address these issues. Have a great week!

  9. PA

    PAULZ

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and good food. However, the cheese course was very very small and I'd like the lamb chops to taste like lamb.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We will bring this to the attention of our culinary team, and work with them to make the experience and menu better. Have a great week!

  10. M

    Mozart

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Remarkably tasty food because it is so fresh! Still the best value in town, the best plated presentation, delicious and flavorful. Service was excellent. Art deco decor creates a certain vibe of luxe. Quiet enough to converse in but bustling busy. I love this place.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for visiting us, and for your loverly words! We're honored to service amazing guests like yourself!

  11. CB

    ConnorB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made for a special birthday

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Happy Belated Birthday! Thank for you spending your special day with us!

  12. JW

    JeremyW

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! We look forward to having you back for dinner!

  13. BN

    BarbaraNJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, beautiful presentation, fantastic service = everything you need to have a perfect night. Highly recommend!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! We're glad you had a perfect night! We love to hear this amazing feedback from our guests.

  14. BB

    BobB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, creative food and terrific service. Love the remodel! One of our favorites every time we visit from Tucson. It keeps getting better.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for visiting us from a far! Thanks for being a loyal guest as well. Hope things are well in Tucson!

  15. MG

    MarkG

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal and service in a wonderful restaurant with great service and ambience amidst delightful art deco decour.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your kind words. We very much pride ourselves on our service and ambiance, and always strive to provide an amazing experience for our guests. We hope we can serve you soon!

  16. DD

    DeborahD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dungeness crab salad to die for. Our waitress one of the best I’ve ever had

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    We're glad you enjoyed the crab salad! That current setup is not on the menu currently, but we have another amazing crab salad with burrata. Our menu changes quite frequently.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The restaurant is gorgeous and the service impeccable. The prix-fixe menu left us stuffed though, and we look forward to the return of a regular menu.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your compliments. For future reference, our a la carte menu is available in our bar/lounge area, or Chef's counter. We hope to see you there.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I didn’t realize this is pre fix now until I arrived and was seated . For a bottle of wine ( one of the less expensive reds) , 2 cocktails and the required prefix it cost 400 dollars. Service was outstanding , food was impeccable . Bring back the normal menu or add in more reasonably priced wines.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We did pivot towards to new set price menu after re-opening. If you make a reservation online thru OpenTable, there is a short description of our new menu setup. We do offer an a la carte experience at our chef's counter, or in our Bar/Lounge area. When you visit next time, John, our amazing Wine Director will be happy to guide you through our amazing wine list, and find you some amazing values and gems on the list. Have a great week!

  19. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful dinner with excellent food and service. So happy it has reopened.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    We're happy you enjoyed your evening, and came back to visit! Thankful for guests like yourself.

  20. HD

    HDiz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    one of the best vegan dishes I've ever had, delicious

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! Our Kitchen team will be excited to hear that you enjoyed our menu. Come back and get more before the menu changes!

  21. L

    Lynne

    Denver

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great special occasion dining. There is a minimum $98 3 course meal

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thanks for visiting us. We do offer our a la carte menu at our chef's counter, or in the bar/lounge area. Have a great week!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Overall is an ok place to eat, nice atmosphere and setting. The food was variable, beef tartare starter was great. Scallop starter was lacking in texture and missing the acidity of something like green apple to balance the dish. Main course of halibut was great, served with a seaweed cracker and nicely presented. Rack of lamb was perfectly cooked but the sauce was far too sickly sweet. This was served with a potato purée and dried fruit and nuts, which added to the sweetness. Lacking in something earthy or more neutral to ground the dish and overall just too sweet.

  23. MT

    MaryT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious meal in a fun atmosphere; great views of the Bay Bridge lights. Loved it!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Our views are amazing! Thank you for choosing to spend your evening with us!

  24. RK

    RobertK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food served in a beautiful setting. My wife and I hadn’t been to Boulevard in several years, and we weren’t disappointed. Everything was delicious, including the cocktails. A terrific experience.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Come back soon!

  25. HS

    HenryS

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    Our experience was mixed. The service was very slow. We were seated and waited 15-20 minutes before a server came to our table. My entree was excellent. However, my wife’s well-done steak was significantly over done, the surface was burned. Manager discussed with us and we received free coffee and a dessert. I expect better quality control at these prices!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The boulevard has been a classic institution in the Embarcadero for at least a decade. However their recent change to a prefix menu and the ultimate cost per person, is not worth it our bill was over $625 for four people. That seemed really high, or maybe this is what it cost to go to a restaurant these days. In any event I could’ve use that money towards a much more useful endeavor.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. For future reference, our a la carte menu is available in our bar/lounge area, or at our Chef's Counter. We hope you give us another opportunity. Enjoy your week!

  27. MM

    MovingMom10

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our newly 17 years old for their birthday dinner. Boulevard is beautiful, and they gave us a table with a view of the Bay Bridge lights. The service was just the right combination of attentive without bugging us. The food was amazing!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! Happy Belated to the 17 year old! Hope you come back to celebrate more family celebrations

  28. H

    Hjmsf

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The new decor is beautiful. The food, as always, impeccable. Still a favorite spot.

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! We're glad it's a favorite of yours.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Devine to be back at Boulevard!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Divine to have you back dining with us!

  30. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful food in a setting which could be in Paris. Ooh LaLa!

  31. MR

    MikeRivera

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone on the staff were very friendly and provided excellent service

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you! We're here to serve!

  32. KH

    KristenH

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I live in Montana and had eaten at Boulevard years before. This weeks dinner was equally exceptional. All of the dishes were seasonal, artfully presented and delicious. I will be back!

    BoulevardResponded 1 day ago

    Greeting from California! Thank you for visiting from a far! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and can't wait to have you back in town!

  33. BG

    BruceG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3

    $98 prix fixe menu was a surprise and a huge disappointment! Have enjoyed many great meals at Boulevard over 20+ years but was shocked by this new policy. The food experience was great but the rigid prix fixe policy is obscene. A business meal for $200 per head should not be the new normal!

    BoulevardResponded on May 4, 2022

    Hi Bruce. We're sorry our new menu format came as a surprise to you last night. When your reservation was made online, there is a description of the refreshed and reimagined Boulevard experience on the page. We do offer our a la carte menu at the bar/lounge or the Chef's counter. We appreciate your loyalty for 20+ years now, and hope you do visit us again!

  34. s

    sharons

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor/ambiance is beautiful, the food and service are AMAZING.

    BoulevardResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time and writing such nice words! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with Tim. We hope you visit us soon, and find some more amazing gems on our dinner menu as well as our wine list!

  35. B

    Babifoodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar. The staff was attentive and they checked in on us frequently. I call that outstanding service. The food was divine.

    BoulevardResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you for the nice words. Our Bar team is pretty amazing! They do an excellent job if you ask me. ;) The Burrata with Spring Peas is currently still on the menu, but come and get it soon, our menu changes very often based on the seasonality of certain produce.

  36. BK

    BKinLA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the second you walk through the revolving doors you are transported to an entirely new world where you’re greeted by a friendly host and gorgeous decor. Our table was magnificent and the service was even better. The food was beautifully presented and tasted like nothing I’ve had before. This is truly the perfect place for a special experience.

    BoulevardResponded on May 4, 2022

    Wow, what kind words! Thank you so much for taking the time and writing your feeback and thoughts. We're thrilled you had a great experience, and look forward to having you back.

  37. t

    travelingfoodie

    Orange County

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed an absolutely fabulous evening at Boulevard. Gina was our knowledgeable and gracious server. She helped us choose from a menu of many of our favorite dishes. I highly recommend either the hamachi in peanut milk and a spritz of lime, or the crab and avocado appetizer as a first course. The sea scallops, halibut and filet of beef were perfect for a main course. The desserts at Boulevard should not be missed and anything chocolate is a great choice. Dinner is served like it should be done, but rarely is anymore. A great place for a special occasion with special friends.

    BoulevardResponded on May 4, 2022

    We're glad you had an amazing experience with us! Gina does an amazing job describing our menu items, giving our guests a better understanding of what they will eat. Come back and try our Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, it's one of my favs. Have a great week ahead!

  38. N

    whatsNxt

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Staff was on point, as always and I was once again, feeling at home. Sharing once again with everyone else in the restaurant a relaxing, superlative, dining experience. You must simply soak it all in, a beautiful bar, lovely dining room, I could go on and on. The service, attentive. The food, sublime. A Sweet Corn Soup that was simply scrumptious, and decadent delight. Lamb Rack perfectly Medium Rare with crispy edge ribs that I shamelessly cleaned off the bone. If that was not enough, a Bananas Foster crepe desert that was simply lovely. Pare all of this with an amazing Wine selection with delicious cocktails and coffee. Caring service and always a treat to see the Exec Chef and Chef Owner taking care to ensure all is well. Yes, I keep coming back for more !

  39. PM

    PatM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Buratta salad was tasteless. Scallops were good but not served hot. Other items were okay but I think Boulevard is over-priced and over-rated. Won't be going back.

  40. p

    phindiner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expectations were high and exceeded. This is still my number one restaurant for great food and being treated as a guest. Other high end eateries have treated us as if we were lucky to be at their place and not vice versa. The owner I believe is still an active influence on the culture of service. Please keep this alive, and it will always be welcomed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Boulevard is rated 4.8 stars by 8077 OpenTable diners.

Boulevard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Google Map for Boulevard

1 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steuart Street

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service is currently suspended at this time.

  • Public transit

    Bart- Embarcadero stopMuni- Ferry Plaza (Steuart & Market) Lines: E, F, 6, 7X, 9, 14, 14X, 21, 31

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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