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Bistro Boudin at the Wharf

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
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Ranked #208 of 4,940 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Bistro, Chowder, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Cross street: Taylor St.
Transit: The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
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.
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We started with the soup in a sour dough loaf. Delicious and a very novel way for us to be served our starter. I followed with a very exceptional mushroom risotto topped with parmesan and rosemary. This was freshly made and delicious. The service was very prompt and friendly. A lovely place to eat, extensive menu and reasonable prices. Will... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you want SF sour dough then you have to go to Boudin. Great history including a free museum and the ability to watch the bakers baking bread from both the street and from the 2nd floor looking down over the kitchen. We had dinner at the Bistro because the Café was so crowded and we wanted to warm up.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very nice atmosphere. Directly in the harbor at Fishermans Warf. The bread is delicious. Would definitly visit again!

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Oakville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife & I went for a quick snack/meal prior to taking a boat tour of the Bay area as it is right across the street. Great, friendly service without a touristy feel. Had a window seat ( also fun to watch the activities ). Reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere. Check out the area downstairs for some SF memorabilia.

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Branson, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The clam chowder is wonderful, especially in the bread bowl! You must eat here while in San Francisco.

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La Vernia, Texas
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103 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been to many places and enjoyed the fish and shrimp tacos. This is the bottom of the list. However: my wife had the sole and enjoyed it. The service was extremely slow. The bread was excellent as expected.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We always stop at Boudin when at the wharf and have eaten downstairs many times. After a long flight, we headed upstairs for a late lunch at a more relaxing pace. Our table by the window afforded a nice view. Boudin's bread is like none other and we enjoyed the basket as we awaited our meals. My crabcake sandwich was... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even though I was dining alone, they stayed me at a nice table by the windows. The service and food were both excellent.

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Riverside, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was looking forward to a great dinner but was a little disappointed. Had dined there previously and had a wonderful dinner and server. Our server was OK but not much personality - maybe too busy with other tables. The greens in the dinner salad were somewhat bitter but my husband said his Caesar salad was very good as was his... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent goat cheese and toasted sourdough appetizer. The seafood tacos - which were served very quickly - were good and a reasonable portion for lunch. Our server Kevin was outstanding; he knew the menu well, made suggestions, and was on point. Would dine here again.

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