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Boulevard is a French-American restaurant located in San Francisco, CA.  Boulevard was opened by beloved San Francisco Chef Nancy Oakes, in collaboration with designer Pat Kuleto.  Nancy Oakes is a self-taught chef who went to the San Francisco Art Institute, and has been known for her down-to-earth, yet elegant service and hospitality.

Says Oakes of her cooking philosophy, "When you order a chicken, we actually cook it to order for you over the open fire in our wood-burning oven. There are no shortcuts. Even our pastries and cookies are made in small batches so they have a home-baked quality. We all feel a reverence for the food we use... we choose diver scallops rather than dredged, and fruits and vegetables straight from the farm or the farmer's market. In our kitchen, we all share San Francisco's love and commitment to good food".

Boulevard's building is a 1889 French-style Audiffred Building, and one of few structures that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire.
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Address:  1 Mission St (between The Embarcadero & Steuart St) San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:  (415) 543-6084
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review by . July 20, 2009
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A few months ago, a friend invited me out to lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco.  "So do you want to go to Boulevard or Cosmopolitan?  Both are equidistant from my office and have pretty much the same kind of food".  Without doing any research, I blindly chose Cosmopolitan solely based on the fact that the cosmo is one of my favorite cocktails (just like Carrie from SATC!).  Boy, was that a ditzy decision.  Not that Cosmopolitan is horrible, …
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