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Boulevard Cafe Daly City

Ken Hoffman | Oct 8, 2005 03:54 PM

After our close encounter with Tiger Woods (and his mother) at Harding Park, a stop to celebrate was in order at the striking Boulevard Cafe in Daly City off of John Daly Blvd. The former Lyons has been impressively updated into an art deco and craftsman version of a previously forlorn diner. The room is a bit too expansive but the service was very fine. We met both the general manager and executive chef (who cut his eeth at Boulevard's in SF) who are striving to class up the neighbourhood without abandoning the roots of the American Diner cookbook. The food is straightforward with an eye on quality ingredients and knowledgeable preparation. Don't expect fancy or trumped up versions of the classics, but refinements on the old stand-bys that makes them better than you rememeber. The spag and meatballs was not in any way the usual soggy mess but just the opposite: firm pasta, deep scented sauce and crumbly meatballs not filled with scads of cheap filler. The club was nicely constructed and housed lovely back bacon that permeated a fine smoke flavor.

There is a full service bar and BBQ on Sundays if you looking for a sports bar environment with above average grub.

Boulevard Cafe
2 Poncetta Dr
Daly City, CA 94105
(650) 755-3400

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