After months of construction and a temporary closure, the team behind Boulettes Larder has quietly opened Bouli Bar, their casual restaurant offshoot, next door to their original space in the Ferry Building. As with the original Boulettes, the project is helmed by Lori Regis and Amaryll Schwertner, but it's more of a true restaurant, with pizza, cocktails, and salads.
The 50-seat former Culinaire space has been completely made over, with lots of fancy light fixtures, blond wood tables, and a generally more contemporary vibe than the homier Boulettes. (It also required scuba divers to help get the plumbing right, which is definitely a hazard of opening a restaurant over the water.) California-style pies range from tuna and lemon with togarashi to fig, pancetta, and pecorino. Middle Eastern mezze include hummus, eggplant salad, and yogurt and feta salad, and there are a few wood-baked entrees, including octopus and calamari and a warm mushroom salad with sherry vinegar and lavash bread. Cocktails and dinner service will be added to the lineup in August. Here's the current lunch menu.
Boulettes 1.0 is still closed for remodeling until August, and when it reopens, it'll serve as a breakfast and lunch spot and space for private events. As for the namesake larder, which offers stocks, pastries, soups, and other take-home treats, it's been moved to a window across the way, next to the Prather Ranch American Eatery, and now offers a reduced menu (viewable here). Hours for Bouli Bar are currently Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; the larder is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am-2 pm.