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Bistro Boudin at the Wharf

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
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Ranked #190 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $50
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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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Fairly manic during the day at the cafe on the ground level. If you feel like a nice glass of wine and some tasty food for dinner/ late drink, go upstairs, highly recommended. Prices very good, staff friendly and great choices.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a wonderful lunch overlooking the Bay with a dear friend - great company, excellent food, first rate location.

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Lancaster, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is upstairs. Don't let the hustle and bustle of downstairs swear you off of this great restaurant. We were seated very quickly our waitress was able to explain The menu and the items on it completely. Our appetizers were delicious, the main meal fabulous and both of my grandchildren left with sourdough turtles. The clams in the clam... More

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Hilton Head, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Neat place to grab a quick bowl of chowder. Bread was great. A pigeon even joined us for our snack!!! Touristy, but fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place is well known for its Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl. Well worth a visit and the food was good. Nice sense of being "in with the in crowd" here in as much as its such a well known place it felt kinda cool to be eating there. Be prepared for queues though.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is always busy at lunchtime so be prepared to wait to place your order and to fight for a table! It's a good place to stop at lunchtime and sit outside whilst soaking up the atmosphere of SF. It's situated in a busy touristy area and not cheap. What is in SF? Only ever eaten clam chowder in... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place has a great energy - probably come from having a lot of customers The food is outstanding, with the signature sourdough bread omnipresent in most (all?) dishes. The service was very fast. And while expensive, just consider it a treat for yourself and your family. Portion size is average, and menu is varied.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For those who are looking for hot soup and quick service look elsewhere. I ordered the chicken tacos and watched them sit by the registrar for 12 minutes getting cold next to my chili as I waited for wife's turkey sandwich to be done. By the time everything was finalized I had to clear off my own table while the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I visited the restaurant upstairs for lunch during our visit to San Francisco after watching the bread being made in the front window. We both had soups in bread bowls - I had clam chowder, my husband had crab and corn bisque. We liked the fact that I was able to order a petite version whilst my... More

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Media, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We can highly recommend the crab mac & cheese. The BEST mac & cheese ever. The pasta is made fresh. The crispy skinned striped bass was tasty, but one thick piece would have been better than two thin pieces. The crab cake sandwich is good, but not the best ever - perhaps because I prefer Cheasapeake bay recipe. We had... More

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