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Bistro Boudin

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$$$
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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Chowder, Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bistro
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor St.)
The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
14153515561
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an...
Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Please check out our Visual Menu: bit.ly/1H6jDIM
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The view ...

... Is really good especially as we were there in the evening as it was getting dark. The food was very good, we had pasta and the tacos which we all enjoyed. The prices are expensive but you are on fishermans wharf and we did not find our wait staff to be particularly interested, in fact it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sara J
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lot of bread, all good quality but if you are thinking lunch think again. Good for a snack maybe but that is about it. Enjoyed the meal here but nothing to write home about for $15 per person spend

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived with a large group and we wanted to split bill by couples and they said the don't do that, well after we talked to manager they were accomadating. The food was delicious and service great.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went as a family to Bistro Boudin and we thought it would be good. We had the rib eye sandwich and it was not what we expected for the price we paid. It was a thin piece of steak with globs of cheese on it. Also my husband ordered a glass of wine and the waitress argued with him... More 

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Sarah W, Online Marketing Manager at Bistro Boudin, responded to this review

Hi 1Cowgirl66, We are sorry to learn about your recent experience at Bistro Boudin. We'll share your feedback with our management team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon and get it right. Thank you, Sarah More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

... Is really good especially as we were there in the evening as it was getting dark. The food was very good, we had pasta and the tacos which we all enjoyed. The prices are expensive but you are on fishermans wharf and we did not find our wait staff to be particularly interested, in fact it was as if... More 

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Sarah W, Online Marketing Manager at Bistro Boudin, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Thank you for dining with us at Bistro Boudin. We're grateful for your business and the time you took to share this feedback. We'll share it with our management team. We look forward to serving you again soon and getting it right. Thank you, Sarah More 

Milwaukee, WI
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101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is probably the ultimate of the great Frisco sourdough that has become world famous. Too bad they don't offer a dry mix to take along and make at home. It's a rare experience.

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Sarah W, Online Marketing Manager at Bistro Boudin, responded to this review

Hi coolmoan, Thanks for the TripAdvisor love! We're grateful for your business and the time you took to share this feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. The recipe for our Original San Francisco Sourdough™, which is baked with the same Mother Dough, or sourdough starter, used since 1849, is proprietary and we cannot disclose it. Thank you... More 

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The view was the best thing about this restaurant. This was our first pit stop when we got to San Francisco since it had good reviews. Don't be fooled. The service was horrible, she took 15 minutes for a refill that we had to ask 2 where it was. They also suggested the mussels.. Don't let them fool you.. They... More 

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Hi jncl22, We're sorry to learn about your recent experience at Bistro Boudin. A member of our management team would like to speak with you directly to learn more and follow-up with you, if you could kindly provide your phone number. Thank you, Sarah More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you like or desire sourdough bread, this is the place. Very good soup in a bread bowl. Other dishes liked by table mates.

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Hi Patricia, Thank you for dining with us at Bistro Boudin. We're grateful for your business and the time you took to share this feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks, Sarah More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Bread lovers join together at this classy restaurant. They make their own in house sourdough bread! Order the bread bowl with New England Clam Chowder to start and finish off with a salad! That way you have enough room for the free bread they serve you at the beginning of the meal. Our service was average granted we came at... More 

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Sarah W, Online Marketing Manager at Bistro Boudin, responded to this review

Hi zeldaingenue, Thank you for dining with us! We're grateful for your business and the time you took to share this feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. If you get a craving before your next visit, we ship our Original San Francisco Sourdough! Enjoy your weekend, Sarah More 

Monticello, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The smell of the bread baking alone is enough to make you want to stop in. Fun watching them make the bread there, too.

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Sarah W, Online Marketing Manager at Bistro Boudin, responded to this review

Hi majirs, Thanks for visiting our Flagship Boudin Bakery. We're grateful for your business and the time you took to share this feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Sarah More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever I travel to S.F., Boudin's is my choice for dinner on the evening of my arrival from Europe. The food is excellent and I love the decor. Good cocktails, good wine list, good service - and of course their fabulous bread!

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Hi Gerd, Thank you for dining with us at Bistro Boudin! We're grateful for your loyal business and the time you took to share this feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks, Sarah More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Taylor St.)
  • Public Transportation: The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 14153515561

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Please check out our Visual Menu: bit.ly/1H6jDIM
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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