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Bistro Boudin at the Wharf

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
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Ranked #180 of 4,930 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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82% Recommend
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Nether Alderley, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This place is very busy, but there are systems in place if you don't mind waiting a few minutes to get sorted out with a queue for drinks, queue for eats and a queue for take away picnic stuff. Best clam chowder and sourdough bread.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for breakfast after reading good reviews. We were disappointed! It was hectic and mad and frustrating as you got in one queue to order your food and then two other queues to collect your food and drink separately! Bagels were cold by the time we had faffed about!

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Seldom you find an establishment to do every thing to perfection. Bistro Boudin has just is a restaurant that achieved this and has set the standard of Excelence

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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip out west and also the second time to San Francisco. Discovered Boudins accidentally and never forgot about it. Went there for breakfast and lunch this time. Lunch can be very busy but they have a very good system to get you in and out. Had no trouble finding a table out side for lunch. There's... More

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Cypress, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped by last night to eat a late dinner. We had to ask if we had a waiter because everyone seemed to ignore our table and it took awhile to even get a drink offer. Our waiter was never seen so refills and new drink orders were slow, slow,slow! Our waiter never delivered any of our food items. The... More

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Sacramento, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A bit pricey, but the food is outstanding and nicely presented. Nice atmosphere and very comfortable. Many food options, including the kids menu. The portions are quite large; enormous sourdough baguette burger and fish&chips. The dungeness crab cake appetizer was wonderful. Everything was delicious; even the kids meal was quite good! Outstanding service all the way around...from the host/hostesses to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a nice change after all the heavy food in LA. Gorgeous bread and chowder. My kids really enjoyed the breakfast too.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hi as has been said before there are a lot of places to eat here, we are lunch from the bakery takeout service a few days ago ( great sandwiches high end priced) but this is for the restaurant. It's really nice, busy and buzzy but with enough space to stop other conversations interfering with your own. Great views over... More

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17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came to tour the bakery. If you eat at the restaurant on the upper level the tour of bakery is free! Upon completing the bakery tour we were seated for what was a fantastic array of delicious seafood entrees! Someone had the fish and chips - rated well. I had the Dungeness crab cake sandwich. Some seafood sandwiches are hits... More

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Orlando, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate lunch upstairs in the Bistro. We got there around 11:30am, and were seated at a nice table overlooking the bay. Our server was pleasant and did a good job. We had the crab sandwich and the crab-corn bisque in a bread bowl. Both were very good. We were talking about the sourdough bread with our server and he... More

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