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“Kind of touristy - but good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Boudin at the Wharf

Bistro Boudin at the Wharf
160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
415-351-5561
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Ranked #226 of 4,973 Restaurants in San Francisco
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.
New York City, New York
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“Kind of touristy - but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We ate upstairs at the restaurant - to get our sourdough and clam chowder on ... it was delicious don't get me wrong - but you are definitely dining in a tourist heavy area. Its not bad.. just a different vibe that I like to avoid when I travel.

Good for Families!

Visited October 2013
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“Delicious food - slow staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was my second time visiting the famous Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe. I absolutely love this bakery - great location, delicious food and coffee and very enjoyable to watch the bakers working away. However, I found the staff to be very slow and careless with no matter of urgency, which was a shame. Would not recommend having breakfast or lunch here (even take away), if you are rushed for time.

Visited September 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Not as good as Chowders!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stopped here for lunch to try their version of the sourdough bread bowl filled with clam chowder. We waited in line for about 10-15 minutes and ordered a bread bowl with clam chowder and a cup of clam chowder, which incidentally was only a dollar cheaper than the bread bowl filled with soup. After ordering we moved to the area where they were serving with about 50 other people and it felt crowded, cramped and chaotic. We finally got our food and had to wait for a table to open up so we could sit down and eat. When we did we were disappointed that their soup wasn't nearly as good as the soup we get from Chowders, but ate it anyway. If you're looking for really good clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and really good service, move on down to Chowders instead.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“delicious clam showder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

i loved to try a clam showder inside a big bread instead of a bowl. the view of the restaurant upstairs couldnt be better!!!
the service and drinks were also very good.

Visited October 2013
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“Bakery very interesting to watch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great place to go just to look at the sour dough going around in the baskets and the different shaped breads. We had the fast food sour dough and clam chowder it was lovely never seen soup served in a bread loaf before ,great price great taste. We went into the bakery and bought a choc brownie for dessert! Mmm

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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