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“Really nice food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bistro Boudin

Bistro Boudin
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Ranked #83 of 5,642 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. Please check out our Visual Menu: bit.ly/1H6jDIM
Salt Lake City, Utah
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Really nice food!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were here for a group event in the cute library, which is down a hallway and out of the way of the main restaurant. The whole north side of the building is windows, however, the view over the bay is meh... you have to look past the car park and the other buildings to see into the bay.

Our group was small, 13 in total, but the waiter assigned to us seemed not to grasp that we all might want a drink when we first arrived. We soon got him going and the rest of the night went smoothly. The passed appetizers were nice, and we had a limited menu to choose from. My crab bisque (in a mini sourdough bowl) was very tasty, to be followed by a crispy salmon (perfectly cooked) and two mini desserts. If you fancy death by chocolate you must try their Valrhona chocolate cake. I am a chocoholic and even I could only manage a few bites!

All in all it was a good experience and I'd definitely go back the next time in San Francisco.

Visited September 2013
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great breakfast! We shared one of the waffles, which was massive. Really good coffee too. This is a really cool place to eat with a great atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Fontana, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice view upstairs in the restaurant, but low service”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had a great time visiting the Boudin Restaurant, however just a few things could have been better. Starting with the recipe for the clam chower....too chunky and not creamy enough. The sourdough bread is awesome, the clam, spinach and artichoke dip is great, great wine selection. Service was lacking....too busy or not organized. Took too long (2hours) to order, eat (wine, drinks, appetizer, meal and check), our waiter who was sweet, seemed flustered and stressed out. No sense of humor because he was running around like a chicken....otherwise, it was still pretty good. I would recommend Aliotto's for the clam chowder.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank clairebear655
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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best breakfast ever!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

While we were in San Francisco, we stopped in at Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe.......the SMELL alone draws you in..........fresh bread baking, and you can watch it being made by hand.........the breakfast bowls are incredible, our friend had the french toast and declared it the best she had ever had! You HAVE to eat here while in San Francisco!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank smartin40
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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Hey - traditional SF”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Gotta go if in the area as it bakes about all the sourdough in the SF area. Went to the café for breakfast and the upstairs for a lunch. All was excellent even if a bit overpriced. Am a fan of GOOD sourdough and they make the best.

Visited September 2013
Thank bigjake392
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