British Bankers Club

4.5
397 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Experiences

  • Lobster Fest

    Multiple dates available

    Special menu featuring live Maine Lobsters flown in special for this event. Our Lobster Fest menu is served on the rooftop and in the dining room every Saturday. Our regular menu is served with the Lobster Fest menu in the dining room only. Ordering from our regular menu won't be possible on the rooftop. Seating is limited, make your reservations early.

Offers

  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 8:30 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 397 people are saying
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ReshmaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved our meal and our server. The outdoor seating has great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the food. The lobster dishes were steamed/poached perfectly (not over done) and all of our dishes were tasty. Great ambiance and service with plenty of options for indoor and outdoor dining. Staff was attentive, from phone call confirming reservation to on-site attention. Looking forward to next visit!

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vipRonR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server-great food-great seating-Bill Oconnor is amazing and professional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A fantastic place - rooftop is a great place to sit.

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vipRobert
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A very pleasant surprise given that some of the previous reviews were not positive. The ingredients were fresh and food was delicious. Service was definitely not slow at all. Reasonably priced. We were skeptical at first but is very impressed and enjoyed our 1st dining experience here.

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ValerieA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop area is fantastic. Started recently going back there for cocktails this time we had dinner and the food was great. We had the halibut and the deviled eggs they were all fantastic. Service was super good too

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster

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vipDarcy
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime evening celebrating all things Lobster. We enjoyed the only lobster themed menu on the upstairs terrace. It was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The difference between the rooftop dining experience compared to the lower floor is like night and day. Yesterday we ate on the ground floor. There were 4 tables on the ground floor with customers. It took half an hour to bring our drinks an hour and 15 minutes for the entrées to arrive. We had to constantly flag the waiter to ask for updates.

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vippecrosby
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster roll is outstanding...every Saturday they have a Lobster Fest...!!

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vipMassimoc
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere on the rooftop with good food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I’ve been to the BBC a couple of times before, and it was alway excellent.
This night, the experience wasn’t so good.
Food was not bad, but not good either. Calamari was undercooked to my taste, and lobster was unimpressive. My wife had pasta, which was again ok for home made everyday pasta.
The waitress was definitely on a bad day. She forgot drinks, mixed up some orders and was overall on the airy and bubbly side. Not in a cute way.
Ambiance is great, and we still had a good evening, but it was overall a mediocre experience.

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vipYousufK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice outdoor setting which doesn't feel overcrowded.
A bit pricey though.

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vipdianne
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, and really remarkable service. I don't know how they get cocktails to you so fast.

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vipmurfo
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The lobster bisque was nice but very strong tomato flavor and just a few small flecks of lobster meat in it. Very nice, but it didn’t have a strong seafood or lobster flavor. So a little disappointing.

The lobster bolognese was very creamy and predominantly tomato flavor. The lobster pieces were small strips of meat. We expected bigger chunky pieces of lobster.

The lobster bruschetta was tasty and actually had some good chunks of lobster, but the sauce with onions and sun dried tomatoes was too much so it made the bread all soggy. Bruschetta is supposed to crispy bread. Expected a more traditional Italian bruschetta with some lobster meat rather than a rich (but tasty) sauce.

Paella too had predominantly strong tomato base. It was very tasty and nicely cooked, but not a lot of lobster meat in it, and again disappointing since this was lobsterfest night.

There was nothing overly with any of the dishes, we just expected more given the billing of this as lobsterfest. If the paella had the same amount of lobster meat as the bruschetta it would have been nice.

If I go again, I would order the half or whole lobster to get a decent amount of meat.

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vipJohnK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great lobster and drinks on the roof, good service

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NAMA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sit on the roof too if you want VIP service. Sat in the main dining room, a slew of different people “helping” us. Yet no spoon was brought when we ordered soup SMH. The “bread service” was once slice of bread that we had to ask for many timesaver just don’t bother.

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scumom
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the Rooftop - beautiful sky there was a lot of high energy, can get quite loud. You can hear the train go by, so if you want intimate conversation, sit inside.
The service was excellent; food was very good, the Ahi poke was delicious.

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vipCRobertson
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday! Had a great time! Service was great! Highly recommend.

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vipDave
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always

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PaulK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I arrived, the staff and ambiance was welcoming and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Overall good food and drinks, nice ambiance on the roof, server was very friendly but the food took so long that it somewhat ruined the experience. We were warned we would need to be finished with our meal within our allotted 2 hours but after 2.5 hours we were still waiting for our main course. Raw oysters took 45 minutes to come out as an appetizer and the server forgot our coffee then double charged a drink. It happens and again he was very friendly and they were likely understaffed but it was frustrating with how long the wait for our food was just to be asked to leave quickly after paying because the next party was waiting to be seated (although they were the reason why we were so late).

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vipPJD25
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and great food. The manager Freddy and his team went above and beyond. Our server was so kind, didn’t get his name but he’s from Nepal, and the rooftop host was great too! We can’t wait to visit again, food was scrumptious too!

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Elisok
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to get together with friends. Rooftop bar with great atmosphere, nice ambiance and good service. Food good be more interesting, but overall good value for money.

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vipNewYear1516
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

If you want to have a meal as if at a disco, everyone screaming to be heard , waiters projecting at you to be heard coupled with mediocre food , go to the BBC roof terrace. I always wonder how the loop of feedback is so broken between customers ( almost 1/2 the tables had quiet people in distress , no conversation ), staff ( our waiter was practically yelling for us to hear the specials ) and the owners. So do a survey and listen .

The food was ordinary at best. My burger and my son’s were served with no tomato, lettuce, onion, no mustard was offered and the bacon was tough . The rest of our table’s meals were OK but nothing you can’t get at a diner .

The space is very nice and is the only saving grace. The rest needs an overhaul

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vipCeciliaC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we thought service was great and food was delicious. Will definitely come back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat lobster 🦞 nought on the rooftop. BBC is always a great time with friends for casual dinning /drinks or celebrations.

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Debbie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were a little disappointed with the level of service during this visit to BBC. We had to ask for water to be refilled several times, while noting that servers were standing nearby but not surveying the tables they were supposed to be servicing.

It was lobster night, and I ordered a half lobster for my entree. Half way through the meal I had to ask for a lobster shell cracker so I could access the meat in the lobster claw. That item should have been delivered with my meal, right from the start.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very nice ambiance!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love this place! Menu is great, food is delish! One of my new favorite places to dine. We had an overly-chatty waiter who kept interrupting, which was annoying, but last time I was there the waiter was amazing.

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vipPatS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed Lobster Saturday on the roof top. Many tasty selections of lobster based appetizers and main courses, of which we chose lobster bruschetta (good,, but better if on smaller bread for 2- bite portions), lobster paella (my weakness-rewarded), and half lobster grilled ( all for its tenderness dipped in butter)! Open area, airy views,, relaxed ambiance. I will return!

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Dianne
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBC=BEST service, food, ambiance!!!!!!!!!

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JoanC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner and seasonal lobster.

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Karstyn
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop seating, good food, nice cocktails and wine list - what's not to like?

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vipBlondie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Very busy! Did their best.

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DavidV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I come here for their yearly summer lobster special menu. As always, delicious! Both meals were excellent. The service was great.

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LisaH
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

rooftop dining was marvelous; lots of fun with lobster fest going on and we'd return just for the ambiance

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vipElenaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster was fabulous, the service outstanding, the ambiance perfect!

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vipbobp
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice to see the Lobster Saturday Night promo running again! I also enjoyed the return of the Strawberry Shortcake dessert.

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MYYV
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were there early. Lovely furnishings, but service was ok. Employees were sitting throughout the restaurant, so we felt like we were there after hours. Waiter made limited eye contact. Think it may be better during their peak hours, but we were looking to avoid a crowd.

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 397 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.