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Dinner at Boulette's Larder?

Alice Q Sep 22, 2009 03:37 PM

Hello! I'm thinking of scheduling a private birthday dinner at Boulette's at the Ferry Building and wondered if anyone on here has thrown one, been to one, or talked with them about scheduling one? I know it's pricey - I have looked at their website and have been there for breakfast and brunch.

Looking for feedback and thoughts on quality of the food, value for the price, working with them, etc.

Thanks in advance!

  1. Alice Q Oct 25, 2009 01:32 PM

    Thanks for the info! We went ahead and booked it. They told us it is a flat fee, unless we request something additional, so hopefully no surprises on the cost, we'll nail that down as the date gets closer though. I'm really looking forward to it.

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      rcinsf Oct 18, 2009 04:26 PM

      I've been two a couple of dinners at Boulette's, although it's been a while since the last time I was there. It certainly can be a wonderful experience, especially if the guests are foodies, and it feels like an intimate and personal experience. The food can be great too. While I did not organize the dinners, a couple of things that I know are helpful would be to 1) nail down the menu and specific costs (we had a little surprise about the cost since we weren't aware of the use of truffles - oop$), and 2) find out who will be cooking in the kitchen (we had a "guest" chef one night, and let's just say that we would have preferred he stayed in his day job). But all in all, a private dinner at Boulette's is a unique and intimate experience that everyone will remember.

      1. rworange Oct 18, 2009 10:25 AM

        link

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        Boulettes Larder
        Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

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          svL Oct 17, 2009 11:27 AM

          I went to a birthday dinner at Boulette's about 10 months ago and I agree with the other poster's high opinion. The quality of food/service/presentation/ambience was superb.

          I have no idea how much it cost, but it felt like it would be excellent value.

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            Camote Oct 16, 2009 07:27 AM

            I've had several private dinners at Boulette's Larder and they are magnificent. The place is completely transformed for the dinners. You feel private and intimate. Impeccable details from flowers to cutlery. The
            staff is generous and sincere, and the food sublime. For the service, expertise and quality of the food, it is
            not a high price. Its an all around winner.

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