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Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

Boulevard

4.8
4.8
8154 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


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. SM

    SoledadM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent and the service is beyond the best!
  2. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    AnnS

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Pleasantonian

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter
  5. KL

    KristinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    StefanB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Foodie2015August

    Edinburgh

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  8. CP

    CatP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 3 days agoWe appreciate you, and can't wait to have you back!

  9. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  10. MS

    MattS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  11. LB

    LaurenB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BoulevardResponded 3 days agoThank you! Glad you enjoyed your evening.

  12. M

    Mikky

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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 3 days agoThank you so much for those nice words. We're thankful for loyal guests like yourself. Glad you enjoyed the menu!

  13. BP

    BenP

    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
  14. R

    Restaurantbizkid

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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 4 days agoThanks for joining us! We're glad you had a great experience.

  15. JB

    JoyceB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    BoulevardResponded 4 days agoThank you for joining us! Jose is a very funny guy, he's going to enjoy the shout out. Hope to have you back soon.

  16. 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 3 days agoGreat to have you back! Thank you for your loyalty.

  17. IF

    IfFoundReturnToMaui

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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 4 days agoThank 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!

  18. 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!
  19. TH

    TableHopper

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 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 4 days agoThank 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!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was expensive but the food was extraordinarily amazing!
  21. 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 4 days agoHi. 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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the meal was impeccable.

    BoulevardResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. PA

    PedroA

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.
  28. PK

    PatK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to provide an outstanding dining experience in food & service. However I was surprised that in the dining room they went to a pre-fixed menu. If u wish to order a la carte, you have to sit in the bar area. The heirloom tomato salad & steak tartare were excellent. So fresh.

    BoulevardResponded on July 22, 2022Thanks for dining with us. Our a la carte menu is available in the bar/lounge area, and at our Chef's Counter. Hope to see you back soon.

  29. V

    Vino

    Pittsburgh

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boulevard never disappoints, the service rivals the menu offerings. I always make this my first stop in SF.

    BoulevardResponded on July 22, 2022Thanks for visiting us! We appreciate your loyalty.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bustling but yet very conducive to one to one conversations which is not the case in many restaurants. Attentive, professional, informed, pleasant server made the experience all the better. It was our anniversary dinner and they noted it and offered congratulations without making a spectacle of it. Great starters, lovely wine, and cocktails. In all a most satisfying experience and we are pledged to return

    BoulevardResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

  31. SF

    SFFoodies

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great place to close business deals and impress your guests to the San Francisco culinary experience.

    BoulevardResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you! We're glad the deal was closed! Hope to see you soon.

  32. D

    Diner28

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We finally went back to Boulevard after the remodel and COVID. The service was excellent, prompt and efficient. The food was thoughtful and each plate beautifully presented. The new pricing based on ordering three plates for $98.00 meant we really didn't have the appetite to eat two desserts--we normally share dessert because it's just too much food. So one dessert we just didn't eat. I wish they would rethink this approach. We highly recommend for a special occasion.
  33. PB

    PhillB

    Key West

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply incredible dining experience across the board. The place is beautiful, the staff is pleasant and accommodating, the food is absolutely phenomenal. Above and beyond: I noted on our reservation that we were celebrating our 25th anniversary and they had a card for us! :-) Do not miss a chance to dine here!

    BoulevardResponded 4 days agoHappy Anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us!

  34. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The food was all excellent, but the pork chop was truly exceptional. We had a great evening, and will return in the future!

    BoulevardResponded 3 days agoWe're glad you enjoyed your evening with us. The Pork Chop is amazing, it's one of our signature dishes. Look forward to having you back.

  35. c

    cynful

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had 3 starters. The Seared Sea Scallops were huge meaty and sweet and not over cooked. The Softshell Crab BLT was smacking great ,biting into the sandwich one could taste the crab along with the bacon ,juicy slice of tomato and leaf of lettuce. The huge disappointment was the Australian winter truffle which someone in the kitchen actually sprinkled with a bit of salt completely ruining whatever truffle taste there was (which there wasn't). Over sauced didn't help either. Lastly the Pavlova was a Frisbee shaped disk filled with a tiny amount of passable Peach Ice Cream, 2 measly mealy slices of peach and 4 underripe blackberries. Since this is Northern Cal and they have fantastic produce especially during the summer mushy peaches are a sin. Of course this restaurant is one of the very few that is open on Tuesdays as most of the big ones aren't so maybe thats why it was so busy . The saving grace but not by much is that the service was friendly and professional if not a little stressed. And I didn't like that my asking the kitchen to omit the tarter on the BLT was ignored.

    BoulevardResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're sorry we missed the mark, and will use the comments provided to make our guests experience better in the future.

  36. VZ

    VincentZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Traveling to SF for baseball game
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boulevard never disappoints! Food is better than ever. We all made different choices and everything was fabulous. Service, surroundings and overall ambience made for a great night out.
  38. C

    Carlalive

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such courteous service! Superb imaginative food…fun and satisfying on so many levels! Going back, if we can get in!

    BoulevardResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you! Can't wait to have you back.

  39. s

    sarap

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Poor on every level

    BoulevardResponded on July 16, 2022We’re sorry to hear that we missed the mark here, we continuously work to create amazing and unique experiences for our guests. If you would you please consider reaching out to me at jphilip@boulevardrestaurant with more details on your experience. We hope we can use this to improve in the future. Thank you.

  40. 2

    2fordinner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a celebration to dine at Boulevard. New menu (starter/main/dessert for $98) has a lot to offer in terms of ingredients and variety. One thing missing is the description of the preparation of the main courses. Not all are roasted or sauteed as expected. Even though our server informed us that the Alaskan Halibut with golden chanterelles & pickled cucumbers in brown butter, yukon gold potatoes & new zealand spinach was poached. It didn't hit the mark for my expectations. More like a spa experience than the decadence and depth of flavor I was hoping for. My advice is to ask about the preparation...this one was something I'd avoid. The service staff was excellent and professional, I think we recognized some from years ago which is a testament to a good establishment. Extensive and reasonable wine list, plenty to choose from for under $100. Desserts were wonderful with plenty of in-season fruits and of course a chocolate cake to enjoy. Always enjoy the "small bites" before and after dinner. Will will come back again with a bit more attention to the menu.

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

FAQs

Boulevard is rated 4.8 stars by 8154 OpenTable diners.

Boulevard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


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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