Summary: This is a pretty decent game, but I didn't find it as enjoyable as I thought I would. It's a bit more creative than many other time management games I've played, but it lacks something. Before opening, you must place tables or decorations to accomplish goals, hire a suitable staff, and design a menu that will meet all of your customer's demands. This is certainly different than your average multiple click time management game. It takes a bit of strategy.
Summary: This is an excellent strategy game, the Gamezebo review is way off! Basically, this is a simplified and improved version of Restaurant Empire, which was a great idea, but way too complex. The other reviewers have described the game well, so I just want to add a few comments about some things that I would love to see in the sequel (and there will be one, right?).
Summary: This is the most enjoyable game I've downloaded in a long, long time. I love time management games, but I can only get 1/3 of the way through most of them, as they're all about speed and multiple clicking, very one-dimensional. Bistro Boulevard employs strategy, a little speed, and creativity. I cannot get enough of it! In fact, my only criticism is that it's too short for me (though that wouldn't have kept me from buying it!).
Summary: Unlocking dishes, upgrading your kitchen equipment, decorating the restaurant are the most appealing features of the game to me. Five different cuisines make it more challenging too. However most of everything you do in the game needs money, so your prioritizing skills are put to the test - "do I unlock a newer, more profitable dish or stick to the cheaper ones and make my stoves faster instead?
Summary: I really liked this game. the game is done quite well. I was ROFL because the screenshots had a Sims1/2 look to it and when you renovate the floor you do much like those games (dragging the mouse-LOL) and the folks waiting for a table get pissed off better than the Diner series customers (Hee-hee) . Now you know all the adverse things I did to get negative reactions from the game.What can say? I'm a curious child.
Summary: I'm very surprised at the average rating Gamezebo gave this game. I personally love it! It's very original and not at all stressful. Like others said, it's more of a "tycoon" than time management game -- very much in the style of Restaurant Empire, but a lot simpler. I really enjoyed trying to guess which ingredients made up particular recipes from all the different countries. Also appreciated all the options available to customize my restaurants.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. It is a better version of restaurant empire. Restaurant Empire was a bit slow and repetitive, but this game is a lot more involved and you feel like you are actually working towards something. It is not as intensive as most time management games are - during the opening hours you just seat the customers, but this is more of a tycoon game (like fairy godmother tycoon, or the icecream tycoon games) - you set the restaurant up and see how well...
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. Like Diskette said below me, although I had credits accumulated through Big Fish, I couldn't wait and paid full price from the developer. I also agree that it's more strategy than time management. As said, you run different themed restaurants. At the beginning of each day, you are told your customers' preferences and you have to plan your menu accordingly. I really enjoyed the mini-game to unlock dishes.
Summary: I agree with Cleo, this is one fun game. Very original and addictive. It's a little bit like Restaurant Empire but much simpler. I'd call it more of a strategy game than TM. At the beginning of each restaurant you will open, you hire & develop both chefs and waiters, plan (and discover/unlock) menu items and have to design the floor layout and design.
Summary: This is a really solid time management game. The 'boulevard' is 5 different restaurants, each with different cultural themes which you unlock over time. You pick a restaurant to run each day and decide on your menu (depending on what customers feel like), hire and train staff, discover ingredients and recipes (each restaurant is different) and decorate your restaurant.