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British Bankers Club

4.5
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212 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A contemporary tavern & restaurant with oyster bar, snacks, small plates, entrees, house made desserts and breads, and extensive spirit, wine, beer, and scotch selection. Enjoy a draft beer and BBC burger at the bar, a late afternoon refreshment on the patio or roof top bar, an elegant dinner with family and friends, or private business dinner in the wine room.
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Special menus

  • Lobster Night

    Starting Oct 3, 2020
    Our special menu featuring live Maine Lobsters flown in specially for lobster night is available every Saturday. Please note the rooftop has limited seating and is 21 and over. We will make every effort to accommodate requests.

Offers

Wine Wednesday

Starting Oct 21, 2020 · Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Every Wednesday enjoy all our wines on tap $18 / 375 ml carafe or bring your favorite wine with no corkage fee in our spacious dining room or on our patio and rooftop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 212 people are saying
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IsadoraS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the place, the food and the people. I will come back there for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop dinner during covid. We enjoyed the lobsters flown in from Maine. Yum!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Roof top bar is fun. Get reservations in by Tues for Friday. Highly recommend.

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vipWsdmSkr
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Service was terrific. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. There was five of us and he graciously agreed to give us separate cheeks. It was a beautiful warm evening and we sat on the rooftop terrace. Great selection of mixed drinks, wine and beer. The hamburger I ordered was very tasty.
A marvelous evening! Didn't want to leave. They are also very conscientious about safety measures due to the pandemic.

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vipEllenK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster night was excellent! We enjoyed it and highly recommend.

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CindyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster dinner on the Rooftop. Great atmosphere, attentive service all made for a lovely evening . Would go back

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding Lobster Night celebration at BBC. Not really celebrating anything special except this lobster.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved it! The food was inspired! The service was superb. The company excelled! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Had so much potential! They had a lobster special night, which is cool but no other options. Lobster is yummy but variety would have been great. It didn’t taste particularly special either! I was looking forward to enjoying their regular menu on the rooftop :( I will try again though because the ambiance was awesome!

SM
vipSteveMac
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The Food was excellent....particularly the soup! The lobster was quite nice but as with any lobster.... I wanted more. I went with traditional steamed .... next time I will go with the Grilled and see if that satiates me better.

The maître d' was most excellent, friendly, informative and attentive. The server we had was seemingly rushed and overwhelmed at times and moving a bit too fast. A relaxed server makes for a relaxed guest....a stressed server makes for a stressed guest....

Very nice spot. We were hoping to get on the roof deck but it was booked for a private event ..... but we will be back.

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BigAl
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After earlier plans feel through for my wife's birthday celebration, we were fortunate to get a reservation on a Saturday night at the British Banker's Club's upstairs patio. This is a very nicely appointed space with full raw seafood and cocktail bars. The table (and weather) could not have been better, but the service and food were amazing! Our server, Matthew, introduced us to the several selections on their Saturday Lobster Night menu.

It was a celebration, so we started with some of the best Martinis we've had in a while. These were so good we almost had two, but we opted for wine instead as they offer paired wines on the dinner menu but also have a very approachable wine list. For dinner, my wife really wanted Salmon on her birthday and Matthew was able to work with the kitchen to my wife's delight! We all enjoyed delicious raw oysters followed by Lobster Cocktails. I had a whole, grilled lobster and my wife and sister-in-law enjoyed the Salmon which was prepared perfectly. Others in our party had the Lobster pasta which was also quite good though smallish (but perfect if ordered along with the Lobster Cocktail or other salad) and the Lobster Roll which was made without mayonnaise and offered a satisfying lobster flavor!

For dessert, Matthew brought out a Strawberry Shortcake with a birthday candle! It was a great finish to a wonderful meal! We can't thank everyone at BBC enough for all their great service and wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall really nice experience. Easy to get reservation. Menu on the smaller side but many great options and a good wine list. Staff doing all they can to keep things safe. We sat on the roof deck and it was lovely.

MB
MalikaB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I've always seen this place going to church or difference locations and I've always wanted to go. We finally got the opportunity to dine "in" 2 Friday's ago. I loved the rooftop seen and vibe. The staff was extremely nice and took there time explaining the menu. The drinks were top notch but, I felt like the staff could've been a little more descriptive of the drinks. There were a couple of drinks that my sister order that didn't fit the description of the drink. Or, we though the drink would be on ice and it wasn't. However, the majority of the table liked their drinks. For the food, it was really tasty i just wish they had more options for vegetarians. Overall, I would come back for happy hour vibes.

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vipAntonioV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, very good, from the Amuse Bouche, the appetizers to the dessert.
Service was outstanding.
Thank you, we are coming back for my daughters birthday

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return to August's highlight - the Lobster Dinner on the roof.

JB
JuliaB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Filet minon was thin but flavorful. Wish cur had been thicker for price.

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377285140601008K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining was refreshing

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vipRajeevG
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They had closed the rooftop due to poor air quality. The downstairs patio was reasonably inviting, with fine views of the bank building. The interiors are impressive - would be fun to dine in when that resumes.

Service was friendly though a bit casual and distracted. The drinks are named imaginatively but the ingredients are not much so. We ordered four drinks which varied from decent to meh. Pricey for mediocre cocktails.

For appetizers, we got the BBC salad, avocado tempura tacos and calamari. Salad was unimpressive (couldn’t find any watermelon radish!). Tacos were very good. Calamari was also nice and crisp. Portions were all too small tough, again making this a pricey affair.

For mains, we got the Maine lobster and Portobella mushroom steak. These were pretty good. They didn’t serve bread but when we asked, they brought some.

Dessert was panda cotta — they didn’t say it would be chocolate flavored and served like a mousse.

All in all, food was tasty but portions were small for the price. Drinks were mediocre and pricey. Service was friendly but too casual. Ambience is nice. Would be worth a repeat visit.

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Ellerut
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cute place for a date. Food was tasty and drinks were on point. Tiny gripe - the grilled lobster was a bit on the dry side. It made me wonder if it was left over from a previous night or just overcooked. Either way, the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. We’d come back again to try out more food. Was a big fan of the lobster roll.

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Benjy92
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great diner outside by the sidewalk! The food was very good. The burgers were very generous and tasty. I also have to mention the perfect crisp of the fries. I had one and my kids (11-12yo) shared one as well. My wife ordered the salmon and she was very happy with her selection, how it was prepared and cooked.
The adults enjoyed interesting and refreshing cocktails. I closed with a very good Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta.
Since all guests must be 21yo to be on the rooftop terrace, we still check it out, and there was more people (2 persons tables). It was still quiet and had a nice atmosphere.

LM
vipLMaits
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Booked a late reservation on the rooftop for lobster night. They called twice during the day to confirm reservation, we confirmed our reservation. When we arrived they claimed to be running really late and sat us outside for 45 mins!! Also, offered us drinks as we waited, but charged us! They could have called to let us know that they were nearly an hour behind schedule, and a couple of complimentary drinks would have been a good gesture. Lobster night is fun, food is decent, waiters are great, the management....not sure.

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vipFood4me
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had made reservations for rooftop dining for Saturday lobster night. these reservations were made 2 weeks in advance and they called that Saturday morning to tell me they didn’t have a table for the rooftop to accommodate us.

That was the first disappointment, how could you not accommodate a reservation that you knew was made 2 weeks in advance for two people?

We ended up getting seated in the side patio outside downstairs.

When the food arrived the corn on the cob was lukewarm and it should have been hot. The Lobster was warm and should have been hot.

The propane tank ran out for the heater and we got cold and it was not replaced even though they told us it was getting replaced it never happened.

Next, they were really stingy with regard to the bread that came with the meal. we each got one roll and they didn’t even ask if we wanted more bread.

The Lobster itself was good, but would have been better if it was served hot!

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Beans
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The food was fresh and crisp, the flavors were out-of-this-world, and the service was fantastic! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. The rooftop patio is enchanting. Would definitely go back.

BS
vipBrianS
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for the lobster special and had a great experience. We felt very safe with the tables far apart and excellent wait people. The rooftop was a delight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We felt rushed as we had to be done by 6:30 for the next reservation even though the delay was with service and getting our coffee in a timely manner.

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vipDebbieB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster night was fantastic! So happy to sit up on the beautiful rooftop

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vipIZAL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Definitely an improvement from our last dinner a couple of years ago. The roof top definitely adds to the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous! The service was fantastic thank you !

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isabelleH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I like our waiter Diana, attentive and sweet. The food is decent, bread could be more substantial , varieties, and better. My cocktail was on the flavor-thin side, not much pineapple flavor as i was expecting. Music is a bit too loud on the rooftop so we picked patio. Diana is a keeper for your restaurant.

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vipLauraP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster Saturday night is an experience that will make the whole world melt away and feel normal again! The lobster sandwich was WOW, the whole lobster was perfection. Can’t wait to have something to celebrate so we can have an excuse to come back.

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vipBradR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great and the service prompt. They handle all the restrictions around dining out well. The lobster, burgers and Paella were all fantastic.

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience eating at the Lobster Night event on the rooftop. I'm not even a big lobster fan (my wife is), but everything was excellent. One of the best dining experiences we've had during the pandemic, but this would score highly even in normal times.

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vipChelsea
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for the adults and kids, alike.

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vipGaryG
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The patio was not a pleasant experience. We shared a whole lobster, a bbc green salad and a lobster cocktail. All the dishes were very good. Sharing a whole lobster was a better value compared to two half lobsters. Service was ok.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBC has a really nice set up on the roof. The tables were spaced far apart and all the staff wore masks. It felt so nice to be out, and feel safe at the same time. The food was excellent. We were there on lobster night, and the lobster was really fresh and tasty. They also have a very nice selection of wine and cocktails. The feeling in the place is not stuffy or super fancy. I felt perfectly comfortable in a summer dress. In fact, I felt like I was in Hawaii, enjoying a nice meal outdoors!

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vipkterry007
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great "escape" dining experience. For a grownup experience, go to the rooftop. Cocktails, view, great service. On this August night - Maine lobster rolls were on on the menu. Guilty pleasure in a hidden Menlo Park gem.

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary by having the Saturday Night Lobstah meals here. The food was outstanding and the appropriate spacing allowed us to enjoy our celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great parking, safety and meal!

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MikeP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

They have a new idea for August .... they are flying in Lobsters from Maine & they are delicious ! Priced right with lot's of butter they are really tasty.

When you go, remember these two items

1. Bring a light jacket in case it is windy on the roof
2. Bring extra conversation (It's kind of like Blue Line Pizza), the service & the food is slow.......... But now that you know, just order a couple of cocktails and relax and chit chat about everything, by then the food will be right in front of you! Enjoy!

Crazy, but we are going back!

British Bankers Club
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Mike, Thank you for the feedback and we are certainly looking to make adjustments on the service and food front so we can better service our guests. I look forward to your next visit and show you the improvements we have made to better service you and our guests. Best, Frederico Almeida General Manager

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vipIggyTheMonkey
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster dinner was great! Service was perfect from the moment we walked in the door and all the food was excellent. The roof top was gorgeous and made us feel like we were on vacation. This was the best dinner we’ve had since quarantine. It was good to feel somewhat normal for a night and we will definitely be back. Thank you!

British Bankers Club
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Iggy, Thank you so much for visiting and supporting us during these difficult times. We are extremely happy that you felt that way and that our hospitality was in full effect during your visit. We look forward to hosting your again in the near future. Best, Frederico Almeida General Manager

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FAQs

British Bankers Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 382-3191.

British Bankers Club is rated 4.5 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.