Boulevard

4.7
7303 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Served:
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:15

Dinner Served:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 -10:00
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Phone number
(415) 543-6084
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nancy Oakes
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Private party facilities
Private parties in L'Avenue evoke the same award-winning dining experience as Boulevard itself. The private dining room menus change continually with the seasons in order to bring you the freshest and most interesting food possible. The rooms exhibit all of the Belle Époque charm of Boulevard.
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Private party contact
Pamela McGee: (877) 389-3455
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Cross street
Steuart St.
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Parking details
Street Parking available for Boulevard
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 7303 People Are Saying
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GF
San Francisco
224 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard is an excellent restaurant, fine dining, great food, all you could want in a great meal. We started with the lobster in a cream sauce appetizer. It was delicious! Then we had the quail appetizer, which was alright, tasty, nice. Then the beat salad that is one of the most artistic presentations I've ever seen. The Berkshire pork chop is just super delicious, but that's what you expect from Borkshire pork. And the halibut looked very good. Even the bread and butter are delicious and of course, the drinks are superb! I would definitely go back for more. It's a fun, vibrant, packed restaurant.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and excellent food! Well worth the price point.

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e
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This is a beautiful restaurant and we were in town for business, We made a reservation for the evening. The
server seen uninterested in serving us. there is a difference between serving and wanting to serve us. As for the food it was a wonderful presentation but the food was not hot which was disappointing. There are a lot of restaurants in San Fran we will try others.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the food exceptional, the service by Gina was above and beyond done with professionalism and perfectionism. What was a simple friends’ dinner became a very special dinner indeed.

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KE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome. An all time favorite to come back to again and again.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting San Francisco we chose Boulevard based on a friend’s recommendation. We love to travel and enjoy fine dining wherever we go. The quality of the food and presentation were wonderful. The pairings were delicious and we highly recommend it! Although Boulevard does not have a Michelin star anymore, we thought they fully deserve it. They are Michelin worthy for sure!

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R
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corkage Fee a bit excessive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch!

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e
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best! Great for a business dinner or just a special occasion with your spouse or partner. “Foody” without being over the top - and it’s really scrumptious! Great service and a nice environment. Worth the price.

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T
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boulevard never disappoints. Had octopus and calamari for starter and swordfish for my main entree. Our server was super nice!

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HB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Boulevard because of its excellence, ambiance and service. I escape to its elegance and simplicity whenever I can. It's wonderful for a get together and pleasant when you're on your own, as well.

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KC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nancy Oakes’ lovely French inspired Boulevard Restaurant continues to be one of the best places to dine in San Francisco. The staff is always attentive and professional. The food is reliably excellent, fresh, innovative, and the highest quality ingredients. Lunch is affordable luxury at this high end eatery where the social swells, politicians, and business movers and shakers converge to have both quiet conversation and see and be seen.

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FG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Boulevard is our spot for celebrations, we had a wonderful dinner. Culinary Team accommodate all my courses according with my Vegan Lifestyle.
Curtis our server was amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Some of the best food I’ve eaten. Menu is both innovative and accommodating at the same time. Our server was experienced and pleasant. Also strong in the drinks department. Great desert. First class!

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PR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived and dined in San Francisco since 1980. Boulevard has been operating at an incredibly high standard of quality ever since they opened. They never disappoint. The cuisine is outstanding in presentation and taste. Service is friendly and impeccable and our server for my 75th birthday lunch at Boulevard was Leah and she is a credit to Boulevard. Boulevard remains our first choice for special occasions.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our once-a-year splurge, lunch at Boulevard. We've been doing this for years, and it's always an adventure. We both had appetizers, mains, and dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. My main, scallops on a bed of black rice paella, was extraordinary. A really special place!

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CQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Warm and welcoming reception despite top notch reputation. Martini hefty. My swordfish cooked to perfection. Sourdough delicious though butter a tad salty.
Our server was wonderful, never pushy or obtrusive, smiled a lot.
She remembered that I mentioned it was our anniversary.
We felt we were back in Paris, where we visited last October. Same brasserie ambience, but more spacious, more privacy.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Boulevard. I went as a birthday date nite with my boyfriend. We wanted to sit at the counter to watch the cooking process and see the activity behind the bar. We had an outstanding evening, the food was spectacular, the chefs were so hard working and had impeccable command of the whole process. Definitely want to go back! My boyfriend used to go about 15 years ago and he said it hasn't lost its charm and touch.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant a dozen times or more, but tonight we hit a new low. Ordered 2 appetizers (scallops and crab ravioli)- both were very good. I ordered the pork chop, first one was over cooked (bone dry) so I sent it back. Second one was raw and inedible. My son had the lamb which was very good. Waitress removed the cost of the pork chop from the bill. Spoke with Peter the manager who seemed indifferent to this terrible dinner and the fact that I left the restaurant still hungry. Very disappointing and I’m not sure I’ll return after this debacle.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from NE and whenever in San Francisco go to Boulevard. The service and food is always excellent.
Combined with a great wine list, you cannot go wrong.

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m
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb!

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep doing your outstanding service and quality of food.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. One of my favorite restaurants in SF!

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k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite place to celebrate! The staff always goes the extra mile to make you feel special!

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JB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a few years since we last ate there and nothing has changed. If anything, the service is even better than I remembered. Easily one of my favorite places in the city for a causal, but still somewhat elegant, experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from beginning to end, true professionals doing why they love. I loved every moment!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was consistently good. Service was excellent! The waiter was knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive, and all of his recommendations were on point. He even ran out of the restaurant to return my credit card.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Boulevard! Will keep coming for special occasions and a way to start a tradition.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and great service.

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Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Boulevard. Never disappoints!

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. They were also extremely accommodating for a donation net who is gluten free.

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LH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such an amazing experience here. The ambiance is incredible and the service was amazing. The food was outstanding but the white truffle appetizer stole the show. I would definitely come back!

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r
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch, but a bit pricey for what is offered. Food was good but portions a bit small for the price.

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PT
San Francisco
404 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is an exceptionally good restaurant, the best in the city in my view. I started with a salad of beets and pears; I don’t even like beets and it was wonderful. I moved on to scallops, which were incredibly delicious. I had two desserts, both chocolate and both terrific.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food love the location and environment

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great food as always

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Boulevard for everything. The ambience is wonderful as is the food, service,
drinks and EVERYTHING. We did not have to wait, the table was lovely and at the window, the
waiter was charming and helpful, and we had a wonderful time. Cannot wait until our next visit.

Thanks!

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