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Boudin Bistro, San Francisco

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Preparing what is now known as "Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread," Isidore Boudin opened Boudin Bistro in 1849. The master baker developed the sourdough recipe by combining his family's French baking techniques with a Gold Rush miner's bread recipe. You can pick up a fresh loaf at the original store in the Richmond District on 10th Street or at Fisherman's Wharf. The wharf location features a demonstration bakery with a glass wall that gives you a view into the magic behind the bread. An interactive museum exhibit shares details about the bakery's past. By using our San Francisco tour planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Boudin Bistro and other attractions in San Francisco.
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  • This bar is away from the hustle and bustle of Fisherman's Wharf. Fine wines and personable barkeeps. If you need a break, this is the place.  more »
  • We went to eat at the restaurant upstairs. It's not cheap but in Frisco are cheap only the bad place. Great service and food and plenty of it. We also went around upstairs watching semi industrial production and yeast cells: great! Will definitely be back to try the Chowder to self service.
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  • What fun to watch the sourdough bread being made at the bakery and then to have some with lunch! In a great location on the Wharf, I ordered chili served in a sourdough bread bowl. I should have stopp...  more »
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  • Exquisite food. Very beautiful place with a good view if you sit outside. If you have to wait to be seated there is a complimentary tour of the facility to show you how the bread is made and explains the history of how sourdough was discovered. Bathrooms are clean and comfortable. Waiters have always been extremely helpful and polite. The food is delicious and presented very well. It's a must try place if you are visiting Sf!
  • I went here for a fancy dinner with my best friend while we were visiting SF and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a well priced and delicious meal with a classy atmosphere and friendly staff. Booking is recommended. I ordered a small clam chowder (which was creamy, fresh and flavoursome) and a pizza with crab and shrimp on it which I was too full to finish. The fish is excellent and you can tell it's straight out of the ocean that morning. However, there were only 4 womens toilets intended to serve the entire restaurant which created large queues and was quite tedious.
  • High prices but everything we ordered came out looking picture perfect. The only dish I'd say I wasn't impressed with were the sourdough tortilla tacos because the portions were so small. I would rather have regular tortillas and regular portions. Either way the food was good and there's free bread in the museum while you wait.
  • The smell if the bread baking fills the street and lures you in. Watching the bakers in the front window making the loaves is fun, and you can see some whimsical shapes of loaves too! Watch the baskets rotating on the ceiling bringing loaves around. The grilled cheese and tomato soup were delicious! Only downside is the shared public restroom for the wharf that has a long line.
  • We love it here! The bar staff (Phil, Sergio, and Jessica) fun friendly and can make beautiful concoctions. We enjoyed the bread bowl with the Crab and Corn Bisque. Can't go wrong here!

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