Schroeder's
Schroeder's

Schroeder's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.schroederssf.com/
  • Phone: 4154214778x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: M-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: M-Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, German, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Manfred Wrembel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: Schroeder's Restaurant is one of the FiDi's premiere restaurants for events. From happy hours in the beer hall to office dinner to an executive lunch, we have a space for you.
    Contact our Event Manager: Kyla Naegle
    kyla@schroederssf.com
    415.421.4778

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Public Transit: MUNI: Lines 1, 10, 41
    BART: Embarcadero Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot (Embarcadero Center), Street Parking
A word from Schroeder's
Originally founded in 1893, Schroeder’s longstanding history has made the Bavarian inspired beer hall a favorite of San Francisco for the past 120 years. With a new page beginning in Schroeder’s history, the restaurant is reinventing the way San Francisco views German Fare. Chef Manfred Wrembel’s passion for the cuisine of his ancestry and love of California’s seasonal styling is embodied in the dishes he creates. The restaurant’s décor pays homage to its Bavarian Heritage with Herman Richter murals, Historical Wall of Steins, and the original millwork throughout. A rosewood bar stretching the length of the beer hall with 22 German beers on tap is sure to captivate the thirsty. Prost!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Schroeder's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
51% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Beer is excellent and not too overpriced. Had a Brat which was very tasty, but overpriced. It came out cold and had to be sent back. It was obvious they nuked the next one as the bun was dried out. The tater-tots as a side was a waste. Some coleslaw or something would have been better. Dessert was disappointing as a good German beer hall would have had streusel. It is only on the dinner menu and they would not serve it for lunch. The black forest cake was not a cake. Might go back for a beer and a pretzel, but if I want an overpriced Brat, they sell those at the ballpark.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dying of thirst
    Dyingofthirst
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    While the food was good, entire meal was overshadowed by frustration because it took 40 minutes from time sitting at table to get a drink! Neighboring tables did have faster service, but our server couldn't give any direction on wine menu (which is one page). If i am ordering a $50-$100 bottle of wine, they should know a little. She couldn't find anyone who knew so left us hanging. Major fail for a birthday celebration dinner.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Difficult
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I will take responsibility for my group being flakey but the management made the experience of trying to manage a big party especially difficult. No standing up by the table! Scolding us for asking for changes last minute, just say I'm sorry don't make me feel chastised. My recommendation is to find a way to be more flexible with large parties or at least more polite.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AtasteofGermany
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had lunch with my guest and enjoyed the food, beer and the newly remolded interior. The service was right on attentive and efficient. The pricing was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I am so glad that Schroder's has re-opened--best German restaurant in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Malou
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The only thing that I can suggest is to provide more selection or menu choices. Menu is quite limited. However, what I ordered was superbly delicious as was previously recommended by our server. She's got great customer service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • festive biergarten
    Jamie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had lunch here last week. The service was very attentive. Seating is mostly "group" tables so if you don't enjoy festive group tables and unfamiliar people sitting next to you this is not your place. It is fantastic for groups however and the beers are abundant (as they should be). Food was a little unusual. This is NOT "German food" per se...it is styled that way. I had the sauerbraten which was really more like pot roast. tasty but a little fatty for my liking. (some people enjoy that more however). My buddy had one of the wursts (sausage) and it looked very good. I would probably hit this place for an after-work occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st timers
    royalteam
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    just do not think that if you ask the waiter about the food whatever your answer is I 'm new here and no one else to explain the support menu .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the beer
    ReliableVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The room is beautiful - wonderfully reimagined in a manner that enhances the old features but makes it seem fresh, in a style that does indeed feel like a classic German beer hall. The beer is great. There's an excellent selection, many German, all served correctly. The service was excellent too. Our waitress could not have been nicer. Sadly, the food was an entirely different matter. It truly was horrible. Honestly, it was among the worst meals I have had anywhere. Granted, we only had two dishes (the duck pastrami "wrap" and sauerbraten on toast), but if those are representative this place is in trouble. It's a shame, because it could be so great. Until they get a new chef I plan to stick to the beer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Fantasticservice
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I think what makes a great restaurant besides its food, is its service. The waitress was polite, kept an eye on us and took care of all of our needs. She even did exactly what I requested with welcoming my co-worker on her first day at work. She deserves a raise, she's great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good days are gone away.
    Schroeder
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was a semi-regular at Schroeder's for thirty years, when it had all the elements of old Germany: walnut paneling, an unchanging menu, beautiful murals, and terrific food! Now under new management, the first thing that struck me was a sense of worry. The staff seemed uneasy. And no wonder! The chalkboard lunch menu was gone. My bratwurst came to me on a hot dog bun(!), and much smaller than before. The sauerkraut was limp. The chicken & dumpling soup was too salty, and the accompanying bread had been burned during toasting. Worst of all, my favorite German chocolate cake was replaced by a Yuppie chocolate bar with caramel corn! Yuck! Both the dining room chairs and the entire bathroom are made of metal, now. Why? The place is ersatz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best German food ever
    FeatherVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've never had better potato pancakes or sauerbraten. Can't wait to try the weiner schnitzel. Great beer list. Beautiful and unique decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Minus Three
    SFCAVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The wiener schnitzel was good. The spaetzel was a small bowl wet mess with corn and tomatoes. The black forest dessert was a block of dark chocolate with what tasted like caramel popped corn on top with some stewed cherries. Anyone expecting traditional German food will be disappointed. I noticed most diners were having hamburgers and sausages. My companion liked his potato pancakes though to my eye they did not look like the traditional ones.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too noisy!
    barbaraVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Way too noisy for us. My husband was here some 60b years ago and I guess he expected it to be the same. Not sol. The food was very good though, but the noise level was terrible. Of course, we were the only ones there with grey hair!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nickname256
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While it was a great overall experience, the menu selection was very limited; i.e. Brats only one option, for a German restaurant there should be at a minimum three (3) options. The portions were satisfying for lunch, but the salmon did not state beets were part of the items that came with the dish. Just little items that need to be worked out but I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great reno, but small menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Returned since the renovation. LOVE the look of the place, but the lunch menu was SERIOUSLY LIMITING. All there is to pick from is salad, sausage or burger. The burger is not regular burger size, it's more a slider size but includes fries. My dining partner said it was very tasty and worth $14. I had the bratwurst and it was wonderful, but came with no fries. $14 for one sausage with a nice bun plus pickles & sauerkraut is way too much money for what was served. The beer was wonderful, and we would return just for brews. Otherwise this restaurant is overpriced for what is served. Service was wonderful. We got there early and loved the place when we were alone, but it filled up and got louder around lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch review
    Dininghood
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nice interior and great service but dishes are wildly overpriced (for their quality). Duck salad had 4 tiny duck pieces. Chocolate ganache dessert was a tiny square - 1-1/2" by about 1/4" high. Spatzle was excellent but other dishes were so-so.
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  • Out with the old
    diggetyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The new Schroeder's is a terrific looking beer hall, with new lighting, cleaned-off art work and a generally spiffier look. The food is upscale and serviceable, though pricey -- and the lunchtime menu is quite limited. What's a German menu without sauerbraten?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Recreation, Mainted Character
    AvoiditVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I never realized there were these great murals on the walls. The renovations bring out the beer hall character. The food was excellent; sort of a combination of California modern with a German twist. The service was extremely friendly, if not in your face while also very attentive. The "new" Schroeder's is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Improvement
    lalaVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The new Schroeder's is brighter - an improvement in ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new Schroeders
    LongtimeSFDinerandDrinkerVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Just went. Wonderful and creative beer list. Great food. Fun yet sophisticated atmosphere. Its terrific!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Weinerschnitzel was dry. Pork belly not worth buying. Server did not keep our water glasses full.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Snitzel is just so-so
    RussianHillVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The snitzel is just so-so. They need to pound it flatter. That is just a question of effort. Then, they should cook the snitzel ahead of time and microwave it (which is what I fear happended). Snitzel -- when pounded flat -- takes 2 minutes (max) in hot oil. So, they should be able to serve a fresh, hot snitzel. I don't mind paying $12 for a beer if the snitzel rocks, but I don't think I'm coming back for the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    Cat108
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time there and it really had a great atmosphere. It felt like I was in Germany at a beer hall with the long shared tables, and low lighting. Really great atmosphere inside and friendly staff. Food was great too - I had the duck pastrami salad which was fantastic. It had a great smokey and mustardy flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Schroeder's reviews archive.
  • Great beer and great service...
    mfacusse
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The beer was awesome, the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The pretzel tools were very good, but the food was just okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Updated venue great; food tweaks
    ascotladsfVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    In general, we had a great time there. The server began a little sullen but got more friendly through service. We ordered the $55/head family style for 5 people. Tons of food. Pates - mousse was the best of the group; salad - voluminous and a little too heavy on the fennel, but good otherwise; schnitzel good though ever so slightly soggy; wurst - not great... they looked great but didn't taste great; spaetzle - amazing. Chocolate cake was great and coffee like treacle. Overall a good experience with a few food tweaks needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serious fun, serious food
    eatingsfVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I went for lunch with a friend during the England / Uruguay game for the the World Cup. It was a very busy scene, with many people gathered to eat, drink and watch the game in the middle of the week. We had the spatzle, potato pancakes, baby artichokes and bratwurst. All were excellent and a great take on German food. Usually I am worried that it is too heavy and will knock me out but they do a great modernization of the German cuisine while staying true to the culture. Will definitely be back. Great beer list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly excellent food
    Antje
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Clearly upper-end cuisine, portions not large but excellent. Large tables create a lively Bierhouse atmosphere, with a bar area in the front and large tables in the back. Can be noisy so better suited for larger groups. Spaetzle were perfect, but Schnitzel is served with beans rather than Bratkarfoffeln and the Panade coating was not as fluffy as it should be (there need to be air pockets between meat and coating, the panade is not meant to stick to the meat).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kim4325VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We were skeptical about the renovation and change of the old Schroeder's vibe but we were wrong. The Decor was tastefully done with separation of four separate rooms. We had 3/4 different German beers and several dishes including Pretzel Knot and Pork Rinds; Potato Pancakes and Fried Brussel Sprouts; Liberty Duck Breast treviso, spelt, cherries, chocolate and Wiener Schnitzel veal, smoked onion, green beans, almonds, preserved lemon. Everything was gorgeous and tasty. Pork Rinds was fresh and tasty. The first dessert on the menu was perfectly paired with drunken cherries and kernel popcorn and chocolate - yummy. We can't wait to come back and try other dishes, and maybe some of their exotic cocktails. Suri provided superb service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very annoying place to dine out
    mellowVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Get rid of that security at the front please. Nothing is more annoying than going to a fine dining place, and there's a security to question you 3 times before you can even go to the front desk to check in. By the time I made it to the front desk to tell them I had a dinner reservation, I felt like a criminal begging for food. Not exactly how I want to spend a Friday night.
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  • Great new look and menu
    RobroxsfVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The new Schroeder's looks and tastes much better than the old one. The family style menu was perfect for our group of 5 and was enough food to feed an army. Pretty loud in there, but the bar was hopping and was lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upgraded Parts; Downgraded Others
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It's easy to find faults in restaurants and I prefer not to. Whoever came in and restored Schroeder's did an incredibly nice job but even if I were to not have gone to the old Schroeder's (and had fond memories of the old fare and style) I believe I would still be hard-pressed to say the meal we had was worth the price. I had my parents in town for the week and we went to many restaurants. I was thrilled to take try with them the new Schroeder's. Food was pretty good, if small. Service was kind and with a few gaps in service. We each had one to two drinks, an entrée, and most of us had a small dessert - nothing crazy. Yet the price was far more than our other bills and my parents don't bring Schroeder's up as they do the other dinners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting mix
    vinsf
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    went for a work lunch and ordered the schnitzel which was ok but not the best. But it came on a bed of onion puree which was REALLY DELICIOUS. Beer was good (hefeweissen) but I already knew that. Service was a little slow but everyone was really nice.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great update
    tsl94107VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    the redone restaurant is really lovely..it really feels like a modern beer hall, but with good food. the spaetzle is amazing as is the duck. It is both friendly and inviting. good job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The entire staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. The cost did not match the $$ rating, however.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Ready for Prime Time
    PriorFanVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Although we loved the food at the old Schroeders, this menu is very different and very abbreviated. My dinner was fair but my guest's was not good at all and he did not eat it. They need to put the old sausages back on the menu and pay more attention to the preparation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum! Fun! Close!
    Kitkrista
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We had excellent service, very good food and a wonderful time. The only issue was that a few members of our party had to wait outside due to a miscommunication with the front of the house. Hopefully that little item gets ironed out. The rest was great. Especially the meat and cheese platter, spatzel and pork loin. Great portions and amazing server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Schroeder's Makeover
    Shay
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I loved the old Schroeders. When it reopened we were excited to taste the revamped menu. We shared a boot; das boot. I ordered the cheese and meat platter and he ordered the chicken roulade. The chicken was a little buttery for my taste, he loved it. My platter was delicious. We wished they still had Jaeger Schnitzel. It was our favorite item on the old menu and better than either of our meals. Overall it was fine, but not necessarily worth going again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This SF original has been lovingly reinterpreted. Much thought and care went into remodeling the space, and the beer selection is amazing. There was an enormous kitchen staff for a menu lmited to about 8 items; the great service was let down by the food offering: sausage and schnitzel may be pedestrian, but they are at the heart of German cuisine and deserve to be served, especially at a place like this.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic