Boulevard: "An Elegant Environment & Festive, Inventive Fare." Boulevard Tip by wrldtravler
Boulevard, San Francisco: 4 reviews and 4 photos
Soft light filters through the bustling dining room, illuminating art nouveau details like sculptured light sconces and mosaic floors. The Embarcadero location ensures an expense-account crowd at lunchtime, with locals and gourmet-minded visitors enjoying the sparkling Bay Bridge views at night.
When you call to make a reservation--and you should, well in advance--ask for a table in back, with a view of the Bay Bridge. It's quieter there and quite romantic.
Favorite Dish: Exceptional appetizers are the stars of Chef Nancy Oakes' seasonal menu. Stuffed with ricotta, a fried squash blossom pairs beautifully with a roasted porcini mushroom, dabs of pesto and tomato vinaigrette. Scallops topped by Dungeness crab salad rest on an artichoke puree surrounded by lemon butter sauce. Entrees can be uneven: A superb grilled lamb chop joins an underdone roasted lamb loin, while a New York steak with portobello mushroom dwarfs the accompanying potatoes and green beans. Better balanced is Petrale sole with fava beans and marinated baby fennel. For dessert, a combination of strawberries, pistachios and rhubarb in a rose-scented parfait turns out ravishing.
Address: 1 Mission Street, SF, CA 94105
Price Comparison: most expensive
Directions: Between Steuart St. & The Embarcadero in Financial District, SoMa, South Beach
Phone: (415) 543-6084
Price: US$41 and up
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