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Bobo's (Boboquivari's)

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1450 Lombard St, 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, Reservations, Late Night
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
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bobo's

First, let me say the food was great. Everyone says to order the bone-in filet mignon. However we went with the rib eye cause that's the cut I like best at home. It was tasty and cooked perfectly but next time, I'd go with the filet. The restaurant is pricey so be warned. The atmosphere is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
goingplacesToronto
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Fine Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Pleasanton
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

All around, this was one of the nicest dining experiences we've had in a really long time. We started next door in their bar where it was $1 oyster night-Yummy. Our table was ready when we walked over (a few minutes early on a Saturday night, wow). My husband ordered the bone-in filet, mostly for the novelty and proclaimed it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear ChicoStatemom: Thank you for your 5 star review! I am happy to hear that your bone in filet was “one of the best you have ever had”. It sounds like we “hit the mark” with your entire meal and evening. I look forward to your next visit! Ciao, BoBo’s More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First, let me say the food was great. Everyone says to order the bone-in filet mignon. However we went with the rib eye cause that's the cut I like best at home. It was tasty and cooked perfectly but next time, I'd go with the filet. The restaurant is pricey so be warned. The atmosphere is interesting. Red is the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Andreafroncillo, Manager at Bobo's (Boboquivari's), responded to this review

Dear goingplacesToronto: Thank you for your review! 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 

San Jose, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Early 6:00 pm dinner after a beautiful Nice that they have valet parking! We had reservations, but obviously the host had it checked our table preferences. Still got a nice enough small table for two. Talking about the table, thick padded, so thick that I feared for the wine bottle to tip over. Both wine glasses which were set where... More 

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

Dear Hines E.: Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write this review. I am disappointed that the experience was less than perfect as with both food and service we strive hard for 100% and nothing less. I take all feedback and reviews very seriously and will work hard to ensure nothing less than a stellar... More 

sunrise, FL
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at this restaurant because it was close to the area we're we're staying and didn't want to drive anywhere. The restaurant was small but had parking free. I tried the Dungeness crab and it came cooked perfectly. They had options of ordering a half crab, whole crab and larger sizes for sharing. My husband ate a steak and... More 

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

Thank you for the 4 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 earn your 5th star rating! Next time save room for dessert, you won’t be disappointed. Ciao, Bobo's More 

SHERWOOD PARK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I were at the restaurant for a late supper, we were shown to a nice table and the waitress was polite and helpful with the menu. We both enjoyed our food of Crab and Steak and the bill was reasonable, not cheap but the quality of the food was good.

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

Dear Mark B.: I am happy you and your wife joined us for dinner. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your supper! I look forward to your next visit so that we may be able to earn that 5th star from you. Ciao, Bobo’s More 

birmingham AL
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The first thing you notice about this restaurant is the black & red stripes outside. It is a fun place with expensive food. The service was great and the food was what you would expect from a steakhouse. Everything is a la carte so the sides can really add up. I personally think it`s hard to mess up a good... More 

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

Dear bevsdogs: Thank you for your review! I am happy to hear you had a stellar experience with Bobo’s. We strive to make sure each and every guest has a fantastic experience with us. I hope you will come back and give us the opportunity to earn that 5th star! Ciao, Bobo’s More 

Hermanus, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, knowledgable waiters (on wine, in particular) and a great decor. Feels like the top tier of TGIF-style restaurants. The only thing I did not like, although it was very well prepared, was the lobster soup. Curry is a much too strong spice to allow for the otherwise readily available umami to present itself in a fine lobster dish.

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

Dear Claus R., Thank you for spending an evening at Boboquivaris. Although we work hard to ensure that our food is perfectly seasoned, there are times it may not appeal to everyone’s taste. Please let us know your preference during your next visit and we will work to accommodate it. Many thanks for your kind words and we look forward... More 

Chico, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The first plus about Bobo's is the valet parking! This makes it quite convenient, especially on a busy weekend. The atmosphere is quirky and fun. The food...We had the lobster soup which was delicious and the baby bleu salad - definitely can't go wrong with either. In our party, 2 of us had the bone in filet and 2 had... More 

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

Dear Lulu530: Thank you for your review! 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 

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Location: On Van Ness, valet parking available! Once you pull up in front of the restaurant one of the valet workers is already awaiting for cars to pull up and are very fast to avoid traffic jams of incoming traffic! They hand you a ticket which you show after your dinner to get your car back. Customer Service: Attentive and... More 

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

Dear Roshlynn: Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you and your party enjoyed your most recent visit to Bobo’s. We strive for an all-around 5 star experience and it looks like we hit the mark with you! I look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Bobo's More 

Rio de Janeiro
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

If you don't mind spend 60 dolars on a peace of meat without any side, the reviews are great. but unfortunately I could not afford the luxury. Any side is 9 dolars each. 9 dolars for a couliflower! Without taxes or tip.

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

Dear Cecidibe: I appreciate your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Bobo’s. We work hard to deliver an exceptional experience for every guest. We do hope that you change your mind and try to join us again in the future and give us an opportunity to "wow" you. Sincerely, Bobo's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 Lombard St, 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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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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