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San Francisco Restaurants

Boulevard

  • 1 Mission St. Map It
  • Embarcadero
  • American

Updated 01/30/2015

Fodor's Review

Two local restaurant celebrities—chef Nancy Oakes and designer Pat Kuleto—are behind this high-profile, high-priced eatery in the 1889 Audiffred Building, a Parisian look-alike that survived the 1906 quake. The Belle-Époque interior and sophisticated American food with a French accent attract well-dressed locals and flush out-of-towners. Count on generous portions of mains such as grilled king salmon, Maine lobster ravioli, and a wood-grilled pork prime rib chop.

Save room for one of the dynamite desserts, among them the dark-chocolate brioche custard. There's counter seating for folks too hungry to wait for a table, and an American Wagyu beef burger with Cowgirl Creamery cheese at lunchtime.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

1 Mission St., San Francisco, California, 94105, United States

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Phone:

415-543–6084

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch weekends
  • Reservations essential

Updated 01/30/2015

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Dec 6, 2008

Great food, but a few caveats

The cooking at Boulevard is for those who prefer quality, not quantity. The menu had several unique fish entrees, all with different sides and (in spite of a crowd from a 24,000 guest convention) done perfectly. However, the portions are a bit on the small side and may not satisfy some people. The atmosphere is funky, but the tables are a bit too close together.

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Jun 18, 2008

Perfect!

We ate at Boulevard in June '08 and it was absolutely wonderful. Everything from wine to dessert was outstanding. We WILL return!

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Mar 31, 2007

visitors from boston

terrific restaurant; very innovative preparations and presentations. Expensive but worth it; very knowledgeable staff.

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