We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bistro Boudin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor St.)
+1 415-351-5561
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

3,193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,518: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casual place, not extravagant. Definitely a tourist location but still pleasant. Tacky display of various shaped breads at the entrance to the restaurant. Bistro on the second floor offers great views into the Fisherman's Wharf harbour. Had the smaller signature clam chowder in bread bowl, fish and chips and my wife had the sour dough crust pizza. Recommend you match... More 

Thank TorCouple
Level Contributor
73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the chowder in the sour dough bread bowl. Beer and wine offered. A bit on expensive side but they have a bakery with windows so you can see them making the sour dough. You can also purchase the bread to go and they have some of it shaped like animals for the kids. Delicious chowder, never ate dinner... More 

Thank Diane Y
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a good meal here. Flat iron steak was nicely prepared and served with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. Fish and chips were good. Our server was friendly, but inattentive. We had to get a fork from another table, wanted more drinks, but we didn't see her from the time we ordered until we finished eating. They may have... More 

Thank travelteachOntario
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten in the downstairs sandwich restaurant we decided to try the upstairs bistro on Saturday evening and were not disappointed. Starters of Dungeness crab cocktail and Mission Street shrimp cocktail were generous and very tasty and the seafood paella topped by two beautifully cooked scallops which followed were equally good. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend?

Thank sneezy00
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So,of course we went for the Clam Chowder. But, I had had an Uber driver the day prior tell me I had to try the Cioppino, so we all ordered clam chowders in the bread bowl, and I ordered a Cioppino as well. Out of 5 of us, 3 barely touched our chowders, due to the Ciopinno being so magnificent!... More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked by this restaurant many times on the visits that we have come to San Francisco thinking it was more of a tourist trap then a decent restaurant. We found we felt totally different once we went inside and had lunch. Great views from most tables. I had their beet salad and it was delightful. Although we thought... More 

Thank Indy562
Level Contributor
99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistro Boudin is actually more than just carbs - I have to admit that I've always been very impressed with all the selections they offer upstairs - above the Boudin Bread store - with a great view over the docks and bay. Before or after you've shopped at the wonderful Boudin store, head upstairs to the great restaurant - the... More 

Thank jeffandvince
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near Fishermen's Wharf. Busy at lunch time. Quick one block walk from hotel and easy walk up ordering.

Thank 82Woodstock
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our least favorite place to eat. It was certainly good but with all the other options in SF I wouldn't go out of my way to go here.

Thank D.j. C
Yorba Linda, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love clam chowder, having it in a sourdough bowl from Boudin's just put it in a class of its own. Great clam chowder, no skimping on clams and a sourdough bread that was everything Boudin's is known for. My wife went for a grilled cheese sandwich that was great too. Defiantly we will return again.

Thank Tom W

Travellers who viewed Bistro Boudin also viewed


Been to Bistro Boudin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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
    (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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro Boudin and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro Boudin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

Neighbourhood Profile
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
Explore this neighbourhood