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Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

Boulevard

4.8
4.8
8167 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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Californian

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Californian

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  1. m

    marty

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Presented with a large gift card for Boulevard, we dined there. We would not have done so otherwise, since the prices are quite high. I had thought of having a glass of champagne to celebrate a special occasion, but the least expensive one was $70. The prix fixe dinner was a pretty good value, but still spendy at $98/person. Service was attentive, bread provided at no extra charge, and plates cleared away timely, not too soon; I hate it when restaurant employees whisk away a plate as soon as they see it's empty, no matter how many others of the party might still be enjoying their meals.
  2. LS

    LeslieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully presented. The service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed. Elegantly appointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Boulevard. Food and service oustanding.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been to Boulevard in years. I was really excited to see the new space and try the delicious food again. Everything was delicious and wonderful.
  5. MC

    MaryC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best and most consistent restaurant in San Francisco, with a beautiful view.
  6. AK

    AnneK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and interesting food. Extensive wine list and great mix drinks. The restaurant is surprisingly spacious, would be great for both date nights and larger celebrations.
  7. M

    Muts

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place for a Friday evening dinner.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThank you! We feel our dinners are amazing all week long! lol except Sunday and Monday of course, when we're closed ;) Hope to see you soon!

  8. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time back since it reopened in 2022 and some how the place got better: food, drinks, service, ambiance, etc. The price was on the higher side ($350 for 2 people - apps, filets & drinks) but well worth the unique experience!

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThanks for coming back. We're glad you enjoyed the evening. Yes, we did switch to a price set menu in the dining room, but our A la carte menu is available in the bar/lounge area, and our Chef's counter.

  9. EM

    EddieMac

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic dining experience!! We got a recommendation from a San Fran native and lucky for us, there were open spots. The wait staff was simple incredible. They were on point with recommendations, friendly but not intrusive and made all of us feel quite special as we welcomed our daughter to her college city of the next four years. The food was SO AMAZING!! Every course was flawless and I couldn’t have asked for a better meal to celebrate the transition to empty nester!!

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThank you for the nice words! We're glad you decided to join us. Congratulations to your daughter on the next milestone in her life. We know it's an adjustment for the parents to be away from their kids, but know your daughter will always have a friendly face here at Boulevard!

  10. AD

    AlohaDiner

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. I am vegan and they had incredible and tasty options.
  11. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The manager, Miss Cookson, runs a wonderful operation! Seems like she is everywhere at once. Has an eagle eye regarding service, food presentation and prompt bar service!!!!! Plus an award wining personality. The noise level is not satisfactory but that will not keep me away. Are their less noisy tables in your restaurant?? John Carver

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoMiss Cookson definitely does an amazing job with the team here at Boulevard. We are grateful to have her as a part of the team, we could not do what we do without her on a daily basis. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon John!

  12. M

    Mermade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The most awkward thing was that we did not know before we arrived that one’s party needs to want to do the 3-course tasting menu to sit in a certain section of the restaurant. In order to eat a la carte, we had to move. It didn’t feel great…
  13. SM

    SoledadM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent and the service is beyond the best!

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThanks for those kind words Soledad! We're glad our team took care of you, and gave you an experience.

  14. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. The food, presentation, service, and ambiance were all impeccable! Thank you so much!

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoHappy Anniversary! Thank you for dining with us!

  15. AS

    AnnS

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of our favorite restaurants in the country. Everything about a meal here is special

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThank you so much Ann! We're grateful for guests like yourself. Hope to see you back soon.

  16. P

    Pleasantonian

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThanks. We've got an amazing team!

  17. KL

    KristinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    underwhelming scallop dish with flavorless truffles. excellent filet, and excellent strawberry chou box dessert

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThanks for the feedback. We will speak with the Culinary team and address the scallops. We're glad you enjoyed the rest of the meal.

  18. SB

    StefanB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New refurbished, excellent food, art deco interior, lot of ambiance! Romantic.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThanks for visiting us!

  19. FA

    Foodie2015August

    Edinburgh

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal - it’s changed to a set menu to choose 3 courses from for $98 per person. Was lovely and delicious and service spot on as always.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoGlad you enjoyed your evening! FYI, our a la carte is available in our bar/lounge area, and at our Chef's counter. Our dining room is reserved for our set price menu. Hope to have you back soon.

  20. CP

    CatP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally delicious food with beautiful presentation. We actually enjoyed the pivot to a prix fixe menu. Service was impeccable. Will definitely come back.

    BoulevardResponded on August 6, 2022We appreciate you, and can't wait to have you back!

  21. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience from start to finish. Every bite was incredibly delicious and the service was impeccable. First we were served a little extra starter of veggie spread with 2 potato chips, 2 endives & 2 cucumber slices. For our appetizers we had the Hamachi crudo and the heirloom tomato with burrata. Our mains were the salmon and the halibut. Everything served along with the main courses supported and enhanced the fish. For dessert we had the affogato (evidently new on the menu) and the strawberry concoction. We shared each plate and also a fantastic Pinot Noir that had been suggested by our server. A perfect place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. Not too loud when going relatively early (6pm) and sitting closer to the front against the window wall.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your evening.

  22. MS

    MattS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Our 8:30 pm reservation was a mistake. We were not seated until 9:10 and then the service effort level was already winding down. We did our best to keep our waiter doing his job. We ended up trying to finish our meal while the tables were being set for tomorrow.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re sorry to hear that we missed the mark here. We will address the matter with our team, and ensure our guests experience doesn't suffer. We hope you do visit us again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Although we had booked in advance, we did have to wait for our table. However, we had a couple of really nice cocktails in the little ‘lounge’ area and the staff were attentive and apologetic that we had to wait. The restaurant has a wonderful feel, loved the décor. Our food was absolutely amazing, did not have better in San Francisco, including Michelin starred. It was just the right amount too, not so little that you are left wanting more, but not the huge portions you sometimes get that leave you feeling stuffed. Over all it was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to San Francisco.
  24. LB

    LaurenB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a 10/10 evening—-Always an incredible experience.

    BoulevardResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your evening.

  25. M

    Mikky

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nancy Oakes's flagship restaurant continues to delight and never disappoints. We were quite pleased with the current prix fixe menu format that offered enough choices to please everyone's tastes. And the most recent decor enhancements added the perfect ambience. May she and her staff continue from strength to strength.

    BoulevardResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you so much for those nice words. We're thankful for loyal guests like yourself. Glad you enjoyed the menu!

  26. BP

    BenP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and recommended some delicious food for my anniversary dinner
  27. R

    Restaurantbizkid

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant! The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. We really enjoyed everything about our dinner at Boulevard. Highly recommend!

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Thanks for joining us! We're glad you had a great experience.

  28. JB

    JoyceB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, delicious, creative food. Artistically presented. Wonderful all the way around.

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you for joining us! Jose is a very funny guy, he's going to enjoy the shout out. Hope to have you back soon.

  29. RD

    RichardD

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I originally came to Boulevard 25 years ago, and it is still a wonderful gem in SF. Food quality and service were good, and I would most certainly return again.

    BoulevardResponded on August 6, 2022Great to have you back! Thank you for your loyalty.

  30. IF

    IfFoundReturnToMaui

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back at Boulevard since the glam-up. Our dinner and full experience did not disappoint. We sat in the private wine room and the decor took my breath away. Beautiful hand painted wallpaper, unique stone ceiling and murano glass chandelier. Then Gaby our server walked in and took our evening to a new level. Thank you Gaby!! The priz fix dinner menu has great choices and all six of us loved it all. Can’t wait to come back.

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you for those kind words. We're happy Gabby took your evening to another level, she's amazing. We hope to have you back soon. Til next time!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Definitely on the pricier side, but food was outstanding. The high point was definitely the dessert, don’t miss the strawberry choux box and the ‘hot chocolate’ cake!
  32. TH

    TableHopper

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have waited far too long to return to Boulevard. Even with COVID and the remodeling, we have put off dining at Boulevard for well over several years, our loss. Boulevard has been a favorite of ours for more than a decade, we gave our grandson, now 29, a choice of four restaurants which we'd take him to, all high-end. He didn't hesitate, he chose Boulevard. Marilyn and I started with martinis. I had the braised scallops for a starter, Marilyn the Ahi, she followed with the Rack of Lamb, Eric had scallops and Lamb Chop. Marilyn said the Rack of Lamb did not meet her expectation, every other dish was excellent. We ordered a half bottle of cabernet, a better value than by glass from a very nice selection. Since this was a fixe-price menu ($95 each) we ordered dessert all around. The Chocolate cake was good, but it didn't match my Apricot sorbet fruit dish. Expensive, but worth it especially for a dining occasion extraordinaire.

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for dining with us! We're glad to have you back after so many years. We appreciate your time, and will address the feedback given with our Culinary team. Have a great weekend!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was expensive but the food was extraordinarily amazing!
  34. AL

    AmyLou

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was not worth the price. Although the restaurant aims for finesse and gourmet dishes, it lacked taste, sauce ( main pork dish) and the dessert was a bit disappointing as well.

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Hi. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do continuously work hard to give our guests an amazing experience here at Boulevard, and we're sorry to hear that we missed the mark. We will work with our Culinary team to address the feedback given. Have a great weekend.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the meal was impeccable.

    BoulevardResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you!

  36. KS

    KimStaggs

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here, and I can’t wait to go back. We started with drinks at the bar, which is beautiful. The bartenders were pleasant and helpful, and the drinks were delicious. Our meals were amazing, and the chef’s “extras” were a very nice touch. All staff were super nice and attentive without being overbearing. I definitely recommend dining here.

    BoulevardResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for the nice words! We can't wait to have you back as well. Til next time!

  37. AM

    AMJV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall dining experience. Will definitely return. Boulevard is absolutely beautiful.

    BoulevardResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for choosing us! We look forward to having you back.

  38. PA

    PedroA

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Boulevard. The food was creative and delicious. Great service.

    BoulevardResponded on July 27, 2022We're glad you had a great experience! We hope to see you soon.

  39. H

    Helena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve been coming here for over 20 years. The ambiance is beautiful and romantic. The staff is kind, professional, and knowledgeable. The food, of course, is outstanding. With excellence at every turn, you can’t go wrong with a night out at Boulevard.

    BoulevardResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for those kind words, and thank you for your loyalty the past 20 years! We look forward to having you back.

  40. ED

    ExperiencedDiner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Boulevard... the first time was in 1993, just after Nancy Oakes opened the place. Nearly 30 years later I didn't know what to expect. But what I got was a darn near perfect evening of dining out in San Francisco. When we were led to our table, I knew we were in for something good, for we two were seated at what I felt was the best table in the house, with views on the restaurant, the kitchen line, and the nicelly-attired diners. Even with that kind of start, though, the food can be a worry. But Boulevard delivered a succession of plates that kept my spirits bright – and you know how hard that can be with me! We ordered our dishes to come as small, separate course which we shared. We even shared the glasses of wine with each course. The kitchen and our server were wonderful in accommodating us. Every plate was very good to excellent. Thank you, Nancy Oakes. Thanks you chefs. Thank you servers. A good time was had by all. (Well, by me at least). I'll be back before another 29 years.

    BoulevardResponded 2 days agoGreat to have you back! Thank you for the words. Yes please don't let it be too long before you come back and visit ;)

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 8167 OpenTable diners.

Boulevard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
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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