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Bistro Boudin at the Wharf

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
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Ranked #177 of 4,920 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, Special occasions
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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Harrow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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Tyler, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You have to visit this place when in San Fran but the food is not spectacular. We had better clam chowder elsewhere. It was soooo busy and crowded. We love the bread baskets that traveled around the room. It's neat to see the bread bakers in the storefront window answering questions from pedestrians.

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Norwalk, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

watch the bakers in window. If you have time go to the elevator upstairs to eat. Quick bite down stairs

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Gympie, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love the Boudin special - about $10 for a cup of soup (extra in bread bowl) and a 1/2 sandwich. The best of both worlds, consumption conscious and budget mindful!

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm reviewing the restaurant; not the cafe. I will admit this is a great, high quality facility. There's a bakery (for sweets), a cafe (where you order your stuff and go sit down elsewhere on the property), there's a store with LOTS of great food related items, there's a bakery museum tour and you can view them making bread in... More

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Guerneville, California, Usa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Love the chowder bowls. If you have never had SF sourdough bread, stop here and get a chowder bowl, one of the best ways to enjoy it. They have many other great things as well. We get this bread delivered monthly to our Dad in Washington as he can't get enough sourdough. Very affordable for the location.

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While we were there, they were installing all new equipment in the kitchen(s), so their menu was limited, but the bread was still great! Can't wait to go eat off of their full menu!

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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had a great time having lunch here during my stay as it was very close to the hotel and the food was great. The soup in the sourdough bread, the salads, the sandwiches and pizzas were delicious! It is a fun experience as you get to see the original shapes they make with bread!

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