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“Good lunch”
Review of Bistro Boudin

Bistro Boudin
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Ranked #83 of 5,800 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Alcatraz, a family of 3 teenagers & 2 parents. We were told we would have a 15-20 minute wait but were given a pager and told admission to the Boudin museum was free. We entered the museum but a table came up very quickly, under 5 minutes.

Our server was pleasant and we ordered drinks and were brought a basket of bread while we waited for our main courses. These were generous portions. Two of the teens shared a pizza and the kitchen accommodated one of our party's requests for her dish. The fries were luke warm but the crab cake sandwich was good as was the club sandwich.

The queues for the women's restroom were very long, they went out the door but I think that they only have one set of restrooms for the museum, cafe downstairs & bistro.

After we had eaten we returned to the museum and spent quite a long time watching the bread making process which we found fascinating.

Thank fiflippy68
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Enough said. It looks exactly as pictured. It is creamy and delicious just as it should be. The rest of our party ordered sandwiches which were good but not exceptional. For people that have a hard time chewing food, I would not recommend the sandwiches as they are made with the sourdough bread which can be tougher to eat.

Service was okay, the server forgot the raw bar we ordered and was not prompt on refilling our drinks.

Convenient location, nice atmosphere and views.

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Thank Terese B
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not bad, not bad. Typical SF seafood. OK service and nice atmosphere. Just nothing special to remember eating here.

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Thank axs666
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Boudin's Bistro (upstairs) twice during our visit to SF. My kids (8&10) claim it was their favorite restaurant during our whole vacation. They loved the pizza, noddles, and clam chowder in a turtle bread bowl. My husband and I loved the wine list (lots of good CA wines), the sourdough, and the Dungeness Crab dip appetizer. We did not enjoy the chowder... those potatoes were rock hard! We tried many spots in CA and the sourdough from Boudin's could not be beat. The service, however, was horrible! Both times we went our waiter was inattentive and borderline rude (different waiter each time but same awful experience). If you go: relax, order a glass of wine, enjoy the view, eat bread, and ignore the horrible service.

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Thank nolemomma
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Our first night in SF we are here, the food and service was so good we went again for a second time before leaving. I recommend you book a table in advance.

Thank Stuart H
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