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Bobo's

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1450 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Van Ness Avenue)
MUNI: 47, 49, 30
(415) 441-8880
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bobo's is a stylish destination for the most exquisite steak and crab in...
Bobo's is a stylish destination for the most exquisite steak and crab in the City. With antiqued red walls, colored glass light fixtures and striped tablecloths, the restaurant is like a plush Venetian jewel box. Executive Chef Andrea Froncillo has created a delectable menu that showcases his signature Italian-Asian fusion. The steak is USDA certified prime beef, dry-aged four to six weeks - longer than anywhere else on the West Coast! The crab is Dungeness, harvested from the Pacific Ocean and roasted in a savory garlic-butter sauce that is positively addicting.
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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Spot

Found this place walking back to our hotel after a day out doing the tourist thing. Initially we thought we would just have a drink, then got hungry and ordered something to eat. Two appetizers and they were really well prepared and very tasty. So we returned the next night and had a meal, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Dave K
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Lethbridge, Canada

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was pre booked for us in February 2015 as a 50th birthday gift. It had already been pre-paid for and we were so looking forward to it on our holiday to San Francisco as we had been told many great things about this place. The Restaurant was cosy when we first arrived for our booking at 19.30. We... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been to Bobo's several times and have always had a great experience. The steaks (filet and ribeye) are among the best I have ever eaten. Crab cakes and Brussel sprouts are also tasty. Service has always been excellent.

Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Chiefhouston: Thank you for the rave review! We strive to ensure that everyone has a perfect evening and a magnificent meal and it seems we delivered with you! We look forward to you your next visit! Sincerely, BoBo’s More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited Bobo's after reading several reviews online. It did not disappoint! We made a reservation through Open Table the day of and were seated straight away. The ambience is funky - reminded us of a French Moulin Rouge ambience. The food was amazing - we both ordered filet (one bone in) and they were prepared perfectly. Cut through them... More 

Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth R.: Thank you for the rave review! We strive to ensure that everyone has a perfect evening and a magnificent meal and it seems we delivered with you! We look forward to you your next visit! Sincerely, BoBo’s More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Perfect little table's for two, huge perfectly cooked steaks in pretty much any cut you can think of. Hugely recommend the spinach side but not for those who aren't garlic friendly. Great sized portions - I can eat, but still ended up taking away a healthy sized leftovers box which made for a lovely midnight feast when we were back... More 

Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Kate L: Thank you for the 5 stars I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit. We strive for an all-around great experience and we’ll work even harder on your next visit to maintain your 5 star rating! Next time save room for dessert, you won’t be disappointed. Ciao, Bobo's More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Best damned things I have ever tasted in my friggin life. I travel across the country to get there just to eat them. Love the atmosphere and the food it really, really good. Can't say enough.

Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear DRkatsmith: Thank you for your stellar review! I am delighted to hear you love the food and that everything was delicious. Please come back and visit us again soon! Ciao, Bobo's More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Found this place walking back to our hotel after a day out doing the tourist thing. Initially we thought we would just have a drink, then got hungry and ordered something to eat. Two appetizers and they were really well prepared and very tasty. So we returned the next night and had a meal, it was delicious. The bartender was... More 

Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Dave K.: Thank you for sharing your comment. I am humbled to hear everything was great-from the food to the service. I look forward to your next visit! Ciao, Bobo's More 

Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This iconic restaurant in San Francisco dishes up some of the best steak we ever remember eating. We were sat in a wonderful atmospheric old world room however there were also tables in the lighter area near the bar.... My husband had the steak and I went for the crab and shrimp The steak was perfectly cooked and just melted... More 

Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Lea32_11: Thank you for your stellar review! I am delighted to hear you love the food and that everything was delicious. Please come back and visit us again soon! Ciao, Bobo's More 

Indianapolis, IN
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As so many other reviewers have said, the bone-in Ribeye steak is excellent. I also enjoyed the twice baked potatoes. The lobster soup does have a strong curry flavor,which i didn't care for but my wife loved it. If you enjoy sweet wine their dessert wine late harvest reisling is excellent, too.

Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear d828: Thank you for your stellar review! I am delighted to hear you love the food and that everything was delicious. Please come back and visit us again soon! Ciao, Bobo's More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Just been to this restaurant, it's a cosy little one... We had really been looking forward to visiting this restaurant because of the good ratings. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were seated were there was almost no room for the chair. The menu looked really delicious, we ordered a new Yorker steak with a baked potato and my... More 

Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear PeterHansen74: I apologize for your recent underwhelming experience at Bobos’. I take all feedback and reviews very seriously and will work hard to ensure nothing less than a stellar experience on your next visit if you give us another chance. Sincerely, Bobo's More 

Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The concierge at our hotel at Fisherman's Wharf rated it as quite small, family run, "funky" with a great atmosphere. Sure we could walk there! However, although it looked close enough, it was not a contour map. Thank goodness my wife was there to give me a push or pull when needed! On arrival we were warmly greeted, and seated... More 

Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's, responded to this review

Dear Herberts1: I am pleased to hear the steak was "the best you have ever had"! As for the sides and the crab claws, We strive to make sure that each and every customer gets a wonderful experience and fantastic meal. I hope that you brought this up to one of the employees so that they had the opportunity to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
    (Van Ness Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 47, 49, 30
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: (415) 441-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Bobo's is a stylish destination for the most exquisite steak and crab in the City. With antiqued red walls, colored glass light fixtures and striped tablecloths, the restaurant is like a plush Venetian jewel box. Executive Chef Andrea Froncillo has created a delectable menu that showcases his signature Italian-Asian fusion. The steak is USDA certified prime beef, dry-aged four to six weeks - longer than anywhere else on the West Coast! The crab is Dungeness, harvested from the Pacific Ocean and roasted in a savory garlic-butter sauce that is positively addicting.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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