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Bobo's (Boboquivari's)

1450 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 441-8880
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Ranked #385 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Van Ness Avenue
Transit: MUNI: 47, 49, 30
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.
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El Dorado, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Three diners all had filets, one with bone-in - a gimmick? Menu reads "all steaks cooked medium rare for best flavor" - paraphrasing a bit. Bone-in filet was not rare, but raw throughout the center. Guest across from me hoped, at least, HERS would be medium as ordered and NOT rare or even medium rare. Mine? I wanted medium-rare. Guest... More

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Windsor, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My new favorite place for a good steak; the bone in fillet mignon is to die for. This is a very popular place, lots of tables, it can be a little noisy, but we had no problem carrying a normal conversation during dinner. There are few romantic, tucked away tables, if you are on a date, or special occasion. Just... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear TravelMore58: Thank you for your 5 star review! We pride ourselves with making customers like yourself very happy while joining us and making sure you have a stellar time while at Bobo’s! We look forward to your next visit. Ciao, Bobo’s More

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had the mussels and shrimp appetizer which was OK...Then came the steaks (bone-in filet and petite filets)...they were tender and cooked as ordered, but not highly seasoned; what was disappointing were the sides...thought the portion size was only enough for 2...and that's barely...we tried the brussel sprouts, mac & cheese and onion rings; onion rings were the best of... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear curiouspoon: Thank you for your visit. I look forward to your next visit where we can have the opportunity to earn a 5 star review from you! Best Regards, Bobo's More

Coquitlam, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a great meal starting with The Iron-Skillet Roasted Mussels and house bread to soak up the delicious sauce. We enjoyed the bone-in Filet Mignon - moist and perfectly cooked medium rare.

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear JaniceH357: Thank you for your generous review! I appreciate your business and your most recent visit. I look forward to your next evening to come in and let us have an opportunity to earn that 5th star!. Ciao, BoBo’s More

Corona, CA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I truly enjoyed eating at this restaurant. I had the bone-in filet and it was absolutely delicious!!! I think the prices were great when compared to Ruth Chris and the The Capital Grill and the servings were hefty. The service is magnificent and i love that they have complimentary valet parking. I also liked the intimate setting of the restaurant... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear ILoveToRoam: Thank you for dining with us and I am glad you enjoyed your meal! We pride ourselves on great food and especially steak. We will continue to work hard to earn your trust and continued patronage, bon apetit! Bobo's More

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Opposite hotel so convenient if staying at Lombard Motor Hotel but prices are very high and they don't serve dessert! Food was very well cooked however as it should have been at prices we paid.

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear Jerry O.: Thank you for the review. I am somewhat confused as we have a dessert menu with many wonderful options to choose from. I am sorry you didn't get the opportunity to enjoy one with us. I am happy to hear that the food was cooked to your liking and do hope to see you on your next... More

Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We tried the Petit Filet Mignon ($31.95 without any sides) done medium, onion rings($8.95), portobello mushrooms ($8.95), mussels double ($31.95). These were paired with a local Merlot (Peju Napa 2007, $49). It was a lovely meal, particularly for the steak & wine. Overall, it may appear a little pricey, but for the quality of steak & culinary skill that went... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear Collin Y: Thank you for your review! I do hope you come back in soon and let us earn that 5th star from you! I am glad you had a great meal. Thank you for the wonderful compliment on our quality of food and culinary skills. We at Bobo's work hard each day to ensure every customer ha a... More

Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Ordered the bone-in fillet, medium rare. Simply put, it was the best steak that I have ever eaten. Each bite was impossibly tender and flavourful. Onion rings on the side were great and the recommended wine went well with the meal. Service was first rate - the waiter was a true professional. If you enjoy steak and crab, you must... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear JKoz1976: Thank you for your 5 star review! I am happy to hear that the bone-in filet was "the best steak you have ever eaten". I am so pleased you had such a wonderful experience and do look forward to your next visit! Ciao, Bobo's More

Strasburg, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We raise our own beef in Colorado and this put our meat to shame! The best steak I have ever eaten! This place is amazing, service spectacular, all food is incredible. It is expensive, but worth it all!!!!!

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear Rachel S.: Thank you for the rave review! We at Bobo's work hard to make sure each guests has a stellar experience and fantastic food. I am delighted to hear that ours was the "best steak you have ever eaten"! I look forward to your next visit with us! Ciao, Bobo's More

Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very small, dark restaurant but absolutely great service and food. Very expensive but the fillet is more than large enough for two people. It is absolutely the best fillet ever eaten. They tend to cook on the rare side so maybe order a little more done than you usually order. The meal is al a carte but again the sides... More

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Andreafroncillo, Owner at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear Terry4206: Thank you for the 5 star review! I am thrilled to know that you had a great experience with us! We strive to ensure that every customer has a stellar time and it looks like we hit the mark with you! We look forward to your next visit. Ciao, Bobo's More

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