We went to San Francisco today. We have been wanting to go for quite awhile. We love Boudin and the food they make. But today I had the most Rude cashier I have ever come across. We had been shopping all day in San Francisco and wanted to take some bread home. So we went in to the Boudin Bakery & Cafe, and waited in line for our turn. We got to the counter and were very polite and talk nicely to the cashier and he didn't look at us or converse with us or anything. It was the most rudest treatment we experienced ever. It was like we were bothering him and intruding on his time at work. We will Never go back to that Boudin restaurant. It made the end of our fun filled day turn into a sour mood. So just know if you go there just be prepared for a Very Rude guy cashier on the bakery side of the restaurant.
GooglePlace - September 2017
Having read the reviews of other people, I have discovered that the bad experiences that other guests have had really relate to the time they give to this diamond in the rough.
Being in a hurry is not what this bar and restaurant upstairs is about. It's about the personality of its staff, it's about the artistic quality of the food the present, it's about the case that come together to make otherwise incompatible ingredients married with love and commitment.
The oysters are firm, cold, and most importantly, fresh. The ceviches, especially the trio are Art and Science and Love, at the same time, in the same place, inviting your mouth to participate in this phenomenal daisy chain of flavors.
Steven and Darius were excellent host encouraging with suggestions off the menu and friendly and polite to everybody. Steven pours a quality drink and Darius is well-trained in the recipes of the Seafood Bar.
I wish there I wish there were more stars that I could give Boudin Restaurant and Bar.
Congratulations to ownership, to management, and above all, the staff that is made this experience as wonderful it has been.
GooglePlace - August 2017
We ordered in the cafe and ate outside by their beautiful fireplace, which made it comfortable on a cold fay. There were also patio heaters. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had the shrimp pesto pizza. The crust was made with the sourdough and my friend had the clam chowder in the bread bowl. The staff was friendly and efficient.
GooglePlace - August 2017
You can watch the bread making process through a window. The lines move quickly and the food is pretty good. If you are looking for freshly made, hot bread that is soft and melts in your mouth, then this is not the bakery you are looking for. The sourdough bread is served cold and the crust is tough. I enjoyed the flavor of the bacon grilled cheese sandwich as the downstairs cafe. This same sandwich is not available at the upstairs restaurant, which has a different menu, but apparently the same bread. The bathrooms are clean and pleasant upstairs. There is also an interesting and free little bread museum upstairs.
GooglePlace - July 2017
Simply amazing! We went here twice during our trip to San Francisco and I loved it each time. The atmosphere is just wonderful - it smells amazing and you can watch them make the bread. The first time we bought bread and had breakfast - it's downstairs and you order from a counter, then pick your food up and find a seat. The bacon breakfast burrito was delicious! The second time we went it was later in the day and the museum and restaurant upstairs were open. The restaurant was very busy and we looked through the little museum while we waited to be seated, which was fun and passed the time. The restaurant upstairs is definitely nicer and more expensive than the one downstairs. We had the chicken club and the Cuban sandwich - both delicious! We also had the baked goat cheese appetizer, which was also good. Even though they were busy, service was a good speed and we were well taken care of. For dessert we split the chocolate lava cake. It was much smaller than it would be at a cheaper chain restaurant, but it was DIVINE and very rich. After the tip, our bill was about $90 for two people (with 1 beer). Pricey but worth it if you're willing to pay that much. Overall we really loved this place - it's a treat for all your senses and you can learn about making sourdough!
GooglePlace - June 2017