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Bobo's (Boboquivari's)

1450 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 441-8880
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Ranked #342 of 4,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Competa, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the food was excellent and the place really special, good service too. Trendy and with a special touch. We eat a lasagne wich tasted delicious

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Brick, NJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Okay, so I wasn't thrilled with this place, but my husband loved, loved the steak...which he should for the price they charged. My son ordered the 2 lb.crab...which to me is nothing but work..but he said he liked it. I ordered the Caesar salad, which was decent, but since I decided to eat light, I ordered the single order of... More

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

Dear Valerie M.: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I take all reviews seriously. I am sorry to hear that your meal wasn’t up to par and that you had a less than stellar time. I do hope that you reconsider and give us the opportunity to win that 5 star review from you. Sinderely, Bobo’s More

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If they have it--and they always don't----go with the Bone-in Filet----you won't be disappointed!!! Best Steak EVER!!!! Service was very good---attentive but not over-bearing

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

Dear Kool-karz: Thank you for the 5 star review! I am pleased to hear that this was the "Best steak EVER" for you! Not only do we strive to provide exceptional food and service to our customers but an all-around memorable experience. We look forward to your next visit with us! Ciao, Bobo's More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the concierge at the Argonaut. What a find! Jennifer our waitress was faultless with her manner being attentive but not intrusive and her recommendations were spot. We had the mignon with a Napa Cab Sav and were completely blown away. Very reasonable prices considering the quality of the food and service. I will... More

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

Dear Xephenon: Thank you for the 5 star review! I am delighted that you came to join us and had a steller experience! We at Bobo's strive hard to make sure that each and every guest has a fantastic experience and am pleased we hit the mark with you! We look forward to your next visit! Ciao, Bobo's More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had never been in SF before and the wife and I were in town for only a few nights and we were staying just one block down from Bobo's at the Francisco Bay Inn (decent place!) This restaurant basically caught our attention because of the name alone; our dog's name is Bo but we call him Bobo most of... More

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

Dear JBroskowski: Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I am happy to hear that you stopped in and had such a delightful time. 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

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been to Bobo's on about 5 occasions, and every time the meal is excellent. We were a party of 6, we had the double mussels-double crab to start, then each had his/her own cut of meat. I have always had the bone-in ribeye, and have never been disappointed. It has always been seasoned well, cooked medium-rare as I... More

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

Dear Scarlettsdesire: Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for bringing your party of 6 in to dine with us! 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 (and next and next) Ciao, Bobo's More

El Dorado, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Dear WT48: Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you were not thrilled with the steak and that our shrimp and onion rings did not meet your expectations. We work hard to prepare an exceptional meal for every guest and from your review it appears we did not deliver. I hope you brought this matter to my staff’s attention... More

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
14 helpful votes 14 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

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