British Bankers Club

4.6
417 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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  • 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 417 people are saying
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KinnithW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Everyone very friendly and helpful and food/drinks were great.

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Valerie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was very slow! I waited 45 minutes for my drink! The food was NOT what i expected! Beets salad was tasteless, broccoli with lobster were impossible to eat as they were raw!

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vipCinnamonandcloves
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went on Thanksgiving (prix fixe dinner). We were seated right away + at a table where we could see the sports games and the very efficient, hard-working bartender ++ (we were impressed).

When we ordered our dinner (appetizer, entree (turkey natch), and desert, my companion was told they had only one of his chosen desert left and he wouldn't get it. OK, there were three choices, mine and pumpkin pie, so he chose pumpkin pie. I told the wait staff we wanted our bottle of wine served WITH our entree.

Our appetizers were excellent!

Then we waited quite a while until we were served a cold entree ( - -). They took it back to heat it up (+). No wine yet. We got our now sort of heated entrees back and started eating. We asked for more gravy, which appeared quickly (+). Still no wine (- -).

We are watching for our wait staff. Ten minutes or so later we flag her down and ask about our wine. She'll take care of it. She goes to the next table and interacts with them for several minutes. Another ten minutes goes by before we get our wine. She does know how to pour it properly (+). We are, however, nearly finished eating (- - -).

Time for desert: they are now out of the desert I ordered. Only option is pumpkin pie, which is WAAY down my list. She asked the Manager if there was another option. Nope (--). They did take $10 off our bill (+). We ordered coffee. It tasted like instant (-). We took more than 1/2 a bottle of wine home in the trunk of the care. Finished it last night.

We left probably the lowest tip we ever have. Sad.

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DavidV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had their Thanksgiving meal. Outstanding. The filet mignon my wife had was the best she has ever eaten. My turkey traditional dinner was also excellent!

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JamesL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet mignon and it was probably the best I have ever had. The filet was a good size, cooked perfectly, extremely tender, and the sauce was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is perfect restaurants!

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ArtC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Have been for business lunch several months ago and yesterday for Thanksgiving.
I love the service; top-notch both times, and I am very attentive to the quality.

My biggest disappointment was the Thanksgiving Turkey dinner plate.
In general, it was devoid of flavor. That goes for the Turkey meat both white & dark, potatoes and carrots. The turkey was very dry and what little gravy was on it, had very little flavor. The stuffing was also dry and seriously reminiscent of sawdust!.
Lastly, the whole plate of food was barely warm.
On the positive, there was a 'dab' of cranberry which was great. The squash soup appetizer was fantastic. My date's salmon plate was very nice except the fish a bit overcooked.
I will try one more time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided to try for the first time for Thanksgiving dinner. Wonderful food, great value. The cornbread sausage stuffing was outstanding.

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BobConsulter
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party had the Thanksgiving prix fixe, and we were very satisfied. The ambiance of the restaurant was excellent, and the food was good. Some of the dishes were merely good, but the BBC salad and the chocolate-nougat terrine were knock-outs. Our server was very good, and he probably recognized how important conversation was to our party.

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vipOpenTableVIP2014
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu for Thanksgiving. Everything was delicious. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Will come back to try their regular menu.

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Mike
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is good. The waiter could be more welcoming. But I get to talk to someone who seems to be the manager. He was extremely nice and friendly.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was professional, nice and very courteous. I would definitely come back again.

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WendyO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, meals and cocktails

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Tami
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

British Bankers is a nice establishment. It has a contemporary feel to it which is not reminiscent of a British pub or a typical European restaurant. The food I found to be average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Don’t order the lobster roll!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the drinks and the rooftop bar.

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ColinQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the BBC since the remodel a few years back. We had heard from friends that the reboot was less than what they had hoped. That impression was completely incorrect as our meal was simply fabulous. The service was friendly and not over-solicitous. The food choices were varied and tasty from the appetizers to the main courses. While not a low-cost dinner, it was the perfect place for a celebratory dinner.

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Mark
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Felt Covid safe on rooftop. Appreciated being able to eat early (4PM).

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ReshmaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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
6 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
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Love the rooftop!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
9 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
49 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
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster

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vipDarcy
San Francisco
64 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
32 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
34 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
42 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.

JK
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

FAQs

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

British Bankers Club is rated 4.6 stars by 417 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.