About Boulevard Bistro
Boulevard Bistro is a quaint upscale fine dining restaurant located in a 1908 bungalow style home.
Best known for our Regional American Cuisine and direct focus on Californias Foothill Wines with a list of over 50 selections. We embrace locally grown produce; fresh vegetables grown in the central valley, locally raised meat, and seafood from the cold waters of the coast of Northern California.
Bret Bohlmann, chef and owner, is a 1998 graduate of the California Culinary Academy. After several years of experience in the Bay area Bret has returned home to Elk Grove to open one of Elk Grove's finest restaurants.
Californian, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parkig lot behind restaurat, access from 3rd Aveue
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Boulevard Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Too expensive for Elk Grove. It is a ni ...
Too expensive for Elk Grove. It is a nice place but very hard to justify $150 for two for a Friday night dinner in Old Elk Grove.
I ate there several years ago w the same impression. Someone gave us a gift card his year or we would not have been back.
All that said, the food was very good and the people were nice. Although they were just trying too hard.
A great evening out with friends! The ca ...
A great evening out with friends! The caprese salad was a huge hit at our table. The truffled goat cheese was probably our least favorite item of the evening - goat cheese with truffle oil, served with bread....for some reason, I expected more. It was, meh. But, the filet, lamb, and scallops were all amazing! The desserts were delicious as well - creme brulee, blackberry cobbler, and chocolate decadence were all devoured at our table. Will definitely go back!
We found this great location while trave ...
We found this great location while traveling, and thoroughly enjoyed the food (bone marrow, boullebaise, seasonal peppers) and ambiance. The music sometimes did not match the setting and guests, but overall was great. Our server was wonderful!! Wondered about the electric connections, as the light above our table flickered throughout the meal.
Wonderful food. Perfectly prepared and d ...
Wonderful food. Perfectly prepared and delicious. Went for a relative's birthday celebration.
Excellent service by waitstaff.
The location of the restaurant can be easy to miss for first time guests.
It looks like a small house from the street, but don't let appearances stop you from enjoying a fine dining experience.
A little pricey but worth the quality of the food & service.
Portions could be just a little larger.
Every bit as wonderful as ever. Not our ...
Every bit as wonderful as ever. Not our 1st time there (5 or 6 I think) but we will continue to be patrons. The service is wonderful, very friendly and accommodating ... The chef is fabulous, we each had something different and we shared bits, realizing all 4 of us had delicious meals!!! Can't say enough about how much we enjoy dining there!!! Keep up this place as wonderful as it's been every time we've dined there!!!
Wonderful food presented very nicely wit ...
Wonderful food presented very nicely with a friendly, outgoing staff. My wife and I both had steaks cooked perfectly. They had a very nice selection of wines to compliment several different dinner choices. Definitely have reservations in advance as that the seating area is quite small--it is a converted house. Also, you will want to use a GPS the first time that you go as that it is a converted house, it is easy to miss until you realize that it is a restaurant and not just a house.
My wife and I have been dining occasiona ...
My wife and I have been dining occasionally at Boulevard Bistro since it opened. Never a disappointment. All menu items that we have tried are great. My favorites are Steak au Poivre for dinner and Sunday Brunch. Nothing better in the Sacramento/Elk Grove area. More Brussel sprouts Bret.
Had brunch - so wonderful!!! The frui ...
Had brunch - so wonderful!!! The fruit, bread and cheese plate presented to us (there were 3 friends dining) was spectacular - not only in quality but presentation, too. Gorgeous - not your typical fruit platter at all.
Hubby had the french toast - beautiful and delicious!
I had the special short rib hash with perfectly poached egg - DELICIOUS !
Friend had the salmon benedict - DELICIOUS !
A couple french presses of coffee to share among the three of us - no rushing - upscale dinner- hour worthy service.
Don't miss out - for a few $$$ more than a chain restaurants brunch, you will have a brunch experience, not just brunch.
We went to the Boulevard Bistro to celeb ...
We went to the Boulevard Bistro to celebrate our wedding Anniversary. We selected it based on the glowing reviews from several close friends — it was good advice! We enjoyed everything about the meal from the appetizer we selected to the desert we split with our coffee. All were lovingly plated and delicious. The attentive service was excellent throughout.
This is not an inexpensive venue, but it is well worth the price in terms of the quality of the food and the level of service. We plan to turn to this restaurant often.
This is our go-to restaurant for Sunday ...
This is our go-to restaurant for Sunday brunch, but dinner is also five stars. Our favorite server, Brandon, has left to finish college in San Diego, but all of the staff are very attentive and friendly. Best eggs benedict and creme brulee we have every eaten!
We dined there to celebrate our Wedding ...
We dined there to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, and were not disappointed.
The food was excellent in every way, i.e. The quality, the preparation, and the presentation.
The service was also excellent. Our server was a young woman named Candace who was the prefect host. She was friendly, professional, attentive, and took excellent care of us.
Thank you, Boulevard Bistro for making our Anniversary Celebration a memorable one! (smile)
The food was delicious. My husband is a ...
The food was delicious. My husband is a big eater so the portions seemed small at first but the richness and taste of the food overwhelmed us! And we were nicely filled at the end of the meal. We had recently been treated to Ruth Chris Steakhouse but my husband said his filet at Boulevard Bistro was far superior to the one he had just had at Ruth Chris. My rack of lamb was divine as was the delicious chocolate decadent dessert!
We plan to visit again.
Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
We need to come here more often. The men ...
We need to come here more often. The menu changes frequently and we need to try everything. We have never been disappointed. The ambiance is intimate and relaxing, and even the taped music is nostalgic. I had scallops and they were perfect. Scallops I buy never come out like these! I can't say enough good things about this place.
Having a Kid friendly menu would be nice ...
Having a Kid friendly menu would be nice . We had our Father's Day celebration at the Bistro. My kids ate French toast as this was the only option.
Waiters/waitresses are very efficient.
Very intimate , perfect for romantic evening
We requested a Happy Anniversary written ...
We requested a Happy Anniversary written on our plate for our dessert...we were denied because the chef said they couldnt do it...that's so disappointing as Im sure it was not a crazy request. Just some melted chocolate! Very disappointing.
It was fun to try the Boulevard Bistro. ...
It was fun to try the Boulevard Bistro. We went because we were given a gift to go there, it was like having a Gordan Ramsey Restaurant experience (by far the most upscale restaurant I have eaten at). The ambiance was great, the service was superb. However, we spent $125 on two entrees, two salads, two desserts, and an appetizer. The desserts were the best part (creme brulee and lemon panna cotta...yum!) but the main courses and salads--though beautiful--tasted no better/worse than a moderately priced restaurant (ala elephant bar, etc). Maybe I'm no foodie, I just can't just the price to return. Thank you for the experience though!
Excellent as Always
This restaurant is on a par with the finest restaurants in Northern California, such as The Kitchen or The French Laundry, but at half the cost. Don't get me wrong, with a bottle of wine, we ran into the $160 range for two, but that's still half of what you'll pay at those other restaurants.
I started with a very good wedge salad. The lettuce & tomatoes fresh; the bacon crisp, the bleu cheese dressing flavorful. Hubby had the better appetizer, smoked trout rillette that was smokey & almost creamy in texture, served with crisp croutons and wonderfully vinegary, spicy & sweet pickled green beans & cauliflower.
Entrees were also amazing, my very tender pork chop in a delicious Madeira reduction, which had too much black pepper for my taste, however would be to most folks tastes, with smashed fingerling potatoes, roasted sweet carrots & green beans. Hubby had the always excellent Filet Mignon, which was very tender in sauce au poivre, with mashed potatoes and the same roasted vegetables. We had no room for dessert. I had to take half my entree home. Service was attentive but not hovering. Always a special experience.
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