where Chef Nancy Oakes is San Francisco's most beloved chef.
Since its opening in 1993, Boulevard has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, the elegant, yet warm and welcoming interior of Boulevard is the essence of the Belle Epoque style. It is a glorious setting for Chef Oakes hearty, flavorful, beautiful cuisine. American regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design, form the entire experience at Boulevard. Located in the heart of the San Francisco's revived waterfront area, the historic Audiffred Building is the ideal home for Boulevard.
Chef Nancy Oakes believes that her diners need to be comforted by her food as well as the surroundings and service. She feels that the room and food presentation should flatter guests in a way that make each one feel personally cared for. Clearly, her customers have felt cared for and they have spoken: she is indeed San Francisco's most beloved Chef. Virtually every reader's poll of San Francisco Bay Area publications names Nancy Oakes as the most popular chef, and Boulevard as the favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Her peers have spoken also, and in 2001 Chef Nancy Oakes garnered a tremendous and much-deserved James Beard Foundation Award, for "Best Chef in California."