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Bistro Boudin

160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
+1 415-351-5561
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boudin” (342 reviews)
“bread” (999 reviews)
“clam chowder” (487 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the clam soup, tomato soup a sandwich and pizza as a family. Bread was far from fresh, soup was ok but nothing special. Seems this place is very good at marketing but the food is no more than average. We wouldn't go back.

Thank Herb J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I always have a clam chowder bread bowl when I visit SFO. That being said, this was my first time in the restaurant instead of the downstairs in and out portion of the restaurant. The breadbowl unfortunately tasted freezer burned. So so disappointed, however, it...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sour dough bread ever. Had half sandwich and salad for lunch. My husband had half sandwich and clam chowder soup. Highly recommend both items. Take a loaf or some dinner rolls home. They will also slice and wrap the bread for the freezer if...More

Thank 206aliceo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for quick dinner on our 1st night in SF. We were lucky to get a table downstairs. Always best to get table before you get food unless you’re cool to eat in the street (lots of places to sit by the water though)....More

Thank sadpanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink after having taken a bay cruise and were greeted warmly by the manager who brought us to the boudin museum and then offered us a seat in the lounge and advised us of the happy hour. The bar staff...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to go to this restaurant every time I visit San Fransisco for dinner. It has the most amazing views of the bay and Alcatraz. The sough dough chowder bowls are to die for and make a perfect start or main. The fish dishes...More

Thank lola-c2892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to grab a quick dinner before heading to our hotel near the airport. We sat at the bar and had excellent service from the bartender. We ordered oysters to share, we each had our own cup of clam chowder, and then shared the...More

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, if you are in SF, you have to go there, the Clam Chowder is to die for, you have two restaurants, The Bistro, more elegant type of dinning, and for people o the go, you have the Cafe downstairs, where you order,...More

Thank doc_in_cancun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food here, Boudin was the originator of the sour dough bowl and the clam chowder was nice. I actually preferred the crab chowder across the street at Fishermans Warf, but I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sour dough bowl was very good. This place is very busy and has a fairly decent menu. The bread is the best part of the meal with the soup flavoring it.

Thank Kevin M
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Questions & Answers
13 March 2017|
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Response from bbon2ur | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Be sure to make the reservation well ahead of time.
10 August 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Hi AlexWynn1212, The best way to order a sandwich to-go would be downstairs at Boudin Bakery & Cafe Bakers Hall. Simply place your order with a team member and pick it up a few feet away. If you're looking to order a... More
27 July 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Hi lollieanddave, We're sorry you didn't have a chance to try our Original San Francisco Sourdough during your visit. We hope to serve you next time you're out this way. Thanks, Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
    (Taylor St.)
  • Public Transportation: The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-351-5561
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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
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