Boulevard Bistro, an upscale, casual dining restaurant with a full liquor license has opened in Salt Lake City’s Foothill Village Shopping Center. It replaces the short-lived Sonny Bryan Smokehouse.
Executive Chef Michael Jewell got his start and made his career in northern California, with stints as a fishmonger and cook at various restaurants in San Francisco.
After a detour to apprentice in Maui he returned to work in California kitchens.
While in Utah, Jewell worked as the executive chef for Toscano Italian Bistro in Sandy — whose owners opened Boulevard Bistro.
His Pacific roots, along with his work in Italian restaurants are evident in dishes like a fish and chips entree of beer-battered Pacific cod fries, bruschetta of the day and traditional margherita pizza.
The menu includes local ingredients, including Utah Red Trout, Shepherd’s goat cheese, Creminelli proscuitto, along with house-make pickles, sausage and a changing menu of daily made gelato.
Dinner entrees cost $13-$23 and lunch prices from $10 - $13.
Where • 1414 S. Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 801-953-1270
Open • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.