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French Restaurant, American Restaurant, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, San Francisco
120 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • fancy
  • wine
  • pork chops
  • scallops
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  • Christy S.
    Christy Sabol3 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork chops
  • Håkan P.
    Håkan Paulsson3 weeks ago
    Angus and tuna
  • Ben B.
    Ben BarclayNovember 10, 2017
    Honestly, it feels like this institution is resting on its laurels. Presentation is great, but taste, (lack of) creativity, and service doesn’t merit the price premium. Beautiful restaurant setting.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarthSeptember 16, 2017
    Get the pork chop
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MJune 17, 2017
    Stuffed squash blossoms at this SF institution are a thing of fried beauty. Also: halibut, risotto, burger.
  • Papa S.
    Papa SMay 15, 2017
    Expensive and worth it. Delicious Filet Mignon. Good cocktails and great service.
  • J K.
    J KApril 27, 2017
    2016Chron100: Specialties: Dungeness crab salad; local petrale sole with changing accompaniments; wood-oven roasted pork chop; any dessert. Woah yum Californian!
  • Julie L.
    Julie LovernApril 12, 2017
    Best mixed drinks In the area. Food is amazing too.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RussonielloFebruary 3, 2017
    Everything. Excellent service and food. Very expensive
  • Alex W.
    Alex WolkovJanuary 7, 2017
    Everything is amazing, we had a set course, and everything from the hors d'oeuvres to the entrees to the service, to the bar.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanOctober 9, 2016
    One of the best restaurants in San Francisco
  • Melon L.
    Melon LOctober 8, 2016
    Amazing wine menu. Get crab, ahi anything and of course, the porkchops.
  • Gavin M.
    Gavin McMillanSeptember 30, 2016
    Fantastic, a great place. Wine selection was awesome. Highly recommended...
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TarletonAugust 20, 2016
    A lot of great whiskey and bourbon. Also, great dessert
  • Andre B.
    Andre BennettJuly 4, 2016
    Murabuto Pork Chop was amazing!
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuApril 23, 2016
    Tuna tartar was quite good. Liked how they balanced textures between crunch seaweed and the tartart.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMApril 6, 2016
    Truly excellent food, and a great wine list to boot. Be sure to start with the crab and avocado appetizer!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittMarch 18, 2016
    Great old school restaurant with modern inspired food.
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieFebruary 27, 2016
    The scallops were delicious. The service was OK. The interior is beautiful.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SFebruary 6, 2016
    Great Lunch value. (Average lunch entrée: $22.50 according
  • James H.
    James HJanuary 20, 2016
    Wood oven roasted chicken salad. Lots of goodness in there.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DeWittJanuary 9, 2016
    The service is top notch and so is the entire menu
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LangstonJanuary 8, 2016
    The petrole sole was delicious. Also tried the lobster bisque, nice.
  • Karina E.
    Karina EcheverryJanuary 7, 2016
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsJanuary 6, 2016
    Octopus. That is all you need to know. Baller wine list and the sommelier is AMAZING.
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 9, 2015
    Good and consistent execution. French cuisine with a Californian touch. Worth the expense.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela Z.October 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The swordfish was *excellent*. Highly recommend! Probably best for an expense account meal.
  • Pablo K.
    Pablo KenneyOctober 2, 2015
    A good if not remarkable French restaurant near the embarcadero
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorSeptember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is pretty good, not amazing. A bit too stuffy and traditional for my tastes. Better food & experiences to be had elsewhere.
  • Eugenia K.
    Eugenia KuydaAugust 31, 2015
    Amazing foie gras
  • Moving Brands
    Moving BrandsMay 28, 2015
    "(Timeout best)"
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 19, 2015
    "Chef Nancy Oakes has an easy touch with classics like simple juicy pork chops... and ends East–West coastal rivalries with Maine lobster stuffed inside California squid." -Lonely Planet on TripExpert Read more
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinApril 26, 2015
    (Timeout best)
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LMarch 28, 2015
    pricy but very good :) $50 filet mignon was pretty tasty. pork prime rib chop was good too. Must try their dessert!! - black forest, apple tart, n butterscotch pudding :)
  • Ashok L.
    Ashok LalwaniMarch 28, 2015
    Ask for the Vegetarian options. It is off menu. Delicious food, amazing cocktails, great ambience. Desserts are too die for here. My wife loved them so much that she ordered 4 different ones.
  • Mallory S.
    Mallory StantonMarch 24, 2015
    Had the truffled sea scallops and wild salmon. All was divine and the service was impeccable.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtMarch 22, 2015
    Pretty good but not sure how this place ever got a Michelin star.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielFebruary 26, 2015
    Awesome food and service.
  • Corners Tavern
    Corners TavernJanuary 26, 2015
    Never disappointing. We are always impressed by the incredible food here.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesJanuary 17, 2015
    Upscale, expensive, supposed to be great. Classic SF
  • Juanjo P.
    Juanjo PerazzoJanuary 4, 2015
    Berkshire Pork is a must!
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RoseDecember 22, 2014
    Absolutely wonderful fine dining. One of the best in the area. Very professional wait staff, pretty bar, gorgeous interior. Dress nicely, make a reservation, enjoy!
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    Upscale, expensive, supposed to be great. Classic SF
  • James H.
    James HNovember 24, 2014
    Seared sea scallops, fresh shelling bean, lobster mushroom, chorizo, blurred fondue.
  • SFGate
    SFGateNovember 18, 2014
    Head to Boulevard for dinner and be sure to order the fries. They're double fried and then dusted with potato flour for extra flavor and crunch. They're some of the best fries in SF. Read more
  • Harlan H.
    Harlan HillNovember 12, 2014
    The quail was phenomenal
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeOctober 26, 2014
    Perfect service, elegant atmosphere, exquisite food. Great for a special occasion.
  • Mischief O.
    Mischief OSeptember 8, 2014
    Lamb, wine, fruit
  • Peter C.
    Peter CamilleriAugust 14, 2014
    Great food
  • Dev N.
    Dev NathAugust 13, 2014
    Awesome soft shell crab starter
  • Briana H.
    Briana HollandAugust 9, 2014
    Salmon was amazing!!!
  • Esin I.
    Esin ImerAugust 7, 2014
    The food is so delicious! Try out the swordfish if you like fish. When it comes to cocktails, the mojito is really good!
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    Touting itself as “one of the most popular restaurants in America” (we don’t necessarily disagree), Boulevard is among the best places in the City to close a business deal or a new romance. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Ahi tuna tartare; Dungeness crab salad with citrus; wood-oven roasted pork chop; roast lamb T-bone; hamburger (at lunch); baked Alaska. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Wood-oven roasted pork chop is always on the menu, but accompaniments change; recently it was gnochetti with wild boar Bolognese with rosemary chocolate and truffled pecorino cheese. Read more
  • Euan M.
    Euan MackayJuly 26, 2014
    Very nice wine list, good atmosphere. Busy.
  • juan m.
    juan menachoApril 22, 2014
  • Alex M.
    Alex MyersApril 14, 2014
    Cocktails: Moscow Mule & the Frisco; Starters: Seared Scallops & the Calamari with Octopus; Entree: Sea Bass over Risotto; Dessert: Red Velvet ice cream Bon Bons & Buffalo Cheesecake! Delish!
  • Вивиан Ф.
    Ice cream "French oak" is fantastic! *___*
  • Karelia V.
    Karelia VargasMarch 16, 2014
    Parking is hard here so I recommend valet parking, which is right up front. Also great starters!
  • Ashley Jiwon J.
    Ashley Jiwon JooMarch 5, 2014
    Smaller than normal portion, not the Tourist portion. Should remember when you order food. =)
  • R R.
    R RMarch 4, 2014
    The apple and kale salad was super delicious
  • Joe R.
    Joe ReidyDecember 20, 2013
    Great burger
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacksonDecember 20, 2013
    Try the Beecher's Cheddar And Apple Salad
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Homey flavors and unexpected touches abound in chorizo with seared scallops or pork short ribs with kabocha squash. – Green Guide Editor
  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 11, 2013
    The steak melts in your mouth. Dress up nice and don't be late for your reservation. This place is high class, high quality - so go with high expectations.
  • Hanh L.
    Hanh LeNovember 11, 2013
    The Filet Mignon, Moscow Mule, Golden Boy Smash, and truffle tagliatelle were amazing!!!
  • John S.
    John SwisherOctober 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmmmmmm.... Burger.....
  • Mark B.
    Mark BuensalidoAugust 29, 2013
    Make sure to ask for Sommelier Robert's recommendations.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MJuly 26, 2013
    Ask for local honeycomb on the cheese plate.
  • Dimitri P.
    Dimitri PopovJune 15, 2013
    The restaurant clearly deserves to be named one of the best, if not simply the best, restaurants in San Francisco thanks to its service, attitude, cooking and atmosphere
  • Alex
    AlexApril 14, 2013
    Something amazing they do with the lamb, worth everything
  • Dan M.
    Dan MaynardMarch 7, 2013
    I recommend according the pork chop.
  • James B.
    James B.January 16, 2013
    Go someplace else
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZamenskyDecember 2, 2012
    Order whatever, it's all perfect, you're safe ;)
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MyersNovember 21, 2012
    Their burger is listed as one of the 5 best in the bay
  • Selin T.
    Selin T.October 25, 2012
    just delicious....
  • Elena C.
    Elena ChristopoulosOctober 21, 2012
    Have the signature drink, the Boulevard!
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaSeptember 6, 2012
    Feeling hungry, crabby, and douchey? :) Their soft shell crab is ridiculously tasty. Order it and save some for me. No, actually... Invite me immediately!
  • Keenan S.
    Keenan SullivanAugust 17, 2012
    They started serving a new vegetarian fish. Delicious, definitely try it out.
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinAugust 16, 2012
    Try the Brown Sugar Custard
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinAugust 16, 2012
    Try the Halibut
  • Rob G.
    Rob GreenleafAugust 3, 2012
    Get the Moscow Mule. They do it right and serve it up in a chilled copper cup!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJuly 13, 2012
    Definitely one of my favorite Michelin-starred restaurants. Order something from each course. Go big or go home!
  • Terry L.
    Terry LoveMarch 4, 2012
    Jeff is the best waiter. Absolutely awesome !
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryMarch 2, 2012
    Classic. Good food. Open kitchen.
  • Randall S.
    Randall ShimkusJanuary 30, 2012
    Try the lamb, it's amazing!
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 21, 2011
    One Michelin star.
  • Aneel R.
    Aneel RanadiveDecember 14, 2011
    asdfasdf asdf asdf asdf
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FournierNovember 16, 2011
    Try the crisp for dessert, definitely worth the calories!
  • Shelly C.
    Shelly CustodioNovember 4, 2011
    Try the scallops, lobster ravioli, calamari stuffed w/ short ribs, & tuna tartar!
  • James H.
    James HOctober 13, 2011
    Try the Heirloom Tomato, Arugula & Burrata Salad - This is the heirloom tomato salad to beat.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GallagherOctober 5, 2011
    Can't go wrong here as long as someone else is paying the bill
  • Albert E.
    Albert ESeptember 17, 2011
    menu change every weeks following season
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanAugust 13, 2011
    You will not go wrong with the foie gras, porcini and poached egg, and lobster ravioli. decadent and delicious.
    Upvoted Oct 31, 2017
  • Ekaterina O.
    Ekaterina ObukhovaJuly 14, 2011
    Salad with buratta is with mozzarella and waiter will tell you:"we change thus every day". Meat is really good.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMay 6, 2011
    Chef Oakes invites Gilt City members to the 24th annual Star Chefs & Vintners Gala on May 15. Aside from great food and a good cause, an opulent goodie bag brings the celebration home.
  • Annette S.
    Annette ShadeApril 9, 2011
    Ethan is awesome! Definitely go with his recommendations! CLASSIC!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 9, 2011
    Request Ethan as your waiter. He's worked here for 17 years. Super honest with great recommendations.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealFebruary 22, 2011
    Even on the busiest nights, you're likely to still get a table at the bar - highly recommended as Boulevard fills up fast and thoroughly. Refreshing fine dining, with no foams, gels or whistles. Read more
  • Erik P.
    Erik ParksDecember 8, 2010
    Sit at the chef's counter and trust the staff's recs. Enjoy.
  • allqi
    allqiDecember 7, 2010
    how is it nice?
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrandtNovember 30, 2010
    A special place
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesNovember 21, 2010
    Really nice selection of half bottles. Tough to beat the Chateau La Garde from Pessac-Leognan (Graves, Bordeaux) from the excellent 2005 vintage. Minty nose and classic cedar box notes. Great value!
  • Geof L.
    Geof LambertNovember 5, 2010
    Best over all restaurant in can't go wrong with anything on that menu...if you want a cool private dinning experience the Wine Vault Room is awesome.
  • Trumer P.
    Trumer PilsSeptember 2, 2010
    If you're a fan of foie gras, then this is the place for you. (It's not like they just give away those Michelin stars!)
  • Gina
    GinaAugust 30, 2010
    Simply delicious.
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 12, 2010
    Like its much-vaunted wine vault, this Embarcadero icon only improves with age. If the Art Nouveau décor doesn’t get you, Nancy Oakes’ cuisine and the sweet staff serving it surely will.
  • Paolo E.
    Paolo EvangelistaAugust 10, 2010
    zagat rated
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScarbroughJune 22, 2010
    Great meal...though Tim was not an amazing server...poor experience.
  • Gilles D.
    Gilles DrieuApril 15, 2010
    Amachi carpacio is one of the best (if not the best) I've had in SF
  • Tyrone C.
    Tyrone CannonMarch 16, 2010
    Excellent restaurant; try lunch first
  • Nathan
    NathanMarch 10, 2010
    Two words: Foie gras
  • chris t.
    chris tacyFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can, sit at the counter in front of the cooks.
  • Howard F.
    Howard Fenter IIIDecember 13, 2009
    great atmosphere and great food in an azimg old building.
  • Doug C.
    Doug ChavezNovember 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Order their soups...always good!
  • Sharon
    SharonSeptember 14, 2009
    Order a cheese plate after dinner instead of a traditional dessert. Savor the bread, toasted almonds, grapes, and figs.
  • Patty M.
    Patty MitchellSeptember 2, 2009
    Went there with Mark a few weekends ago. I don't even remember what we had, but it was delicious. Good service and atmosphere as well.
  • Joaquin V.
    Joaquin VallejoNovember 28, 2016
    Delicioso el Bavette. Pidanlo con aguacate. Me encantó el servicio, meseros súper atentos.
  • Maxim K.
    Maxim KruglovApril 30, 2013
    Еда крайне вкусная. Однако необходимо заранее бронировать столик.
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