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British Bankers Club

4.5
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195 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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  • Saturday Night Lobster

    Sep 26, 2020 only
    Our special menu featuring live Maine Lobsters flown in special makes an encore visit. Available on the patio and roof top. Please note the roof is 21 and over and is limited seating. We will make every effort to accommodate requests and confirm the day of the event.

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 195 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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377285140601008K
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining was refreshing

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vipRajeevG
San Francisco
29 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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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.

Three things that were really disappointing:
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.

Lastly, The corn on the cob that came with the lobster meal was lukewarm and it should have been piping hot in my opinion.

The Lobster itself was good as was the service.

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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.

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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.

DB
vipDebbieB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipIZALINAP
San Francisco
1 review
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
32 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
15 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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vipElenaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!
Loved the Maine lobster!
Our first time here and definitely will be back!

British Bankers Club
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Elena, We will be hosting "Lobster Night" until the end of August but we do offer lobster every night at the Rooftop! It's a great feeling to see new guests enjoying our restaurant and we look forward to hosting you once again. Best, Frederico Almeida General Manager

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Bill
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delighted this popular pub has reopened. Many happy memories at BBC from the past. Although the new modern decor is sleek and well-done, it just isn’t the same. We missed the old pub feel. Loved “Lobster Nite”!!

British Bankers Club
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Bill, Thank you for the feedback! We are happy you enjoyed "Lobster Night" and we look forward to helping you create new memories here at the BBC.

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vipNadia
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great place for hangout and great place for business dinner, date and etc as well.
the service absolutely amazing friendly and awesome drinks. I would like to comeback here again and again as well and would like to recommend this place to my friends too.

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vipValerieDemicheva
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with this restaurant, the staff and the food. beautiful rooftop and top tier food. fresh oysters, creative cocktails, super nice kind and thoughtful staff. classic setting and modern food. i'm truly smitten.

LM
vipLondonMarie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t leave reviews often, but this place deserves it.
The staff here is above and beyond! From the host to the bussers to the servers, you can just tell everyone loves their job! Food was all outstanding- deviled eggs, calamari, Burrata salad, salmon and filet. Don’t skip on dessert either. Cocktails were fresh and creative. This is what dining is all about.

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JessicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, food was amazing!!!

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Genfar
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place with its sky high sealing s and wide spread tables
And in the times of cholera it was very welcoming

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travelingnan
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food- the Brussels sprouts salad is fantastic. Nice burgers. Great bar. Attentive service. Prices are fair, and portions are rather large. Will come again.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I was disappointed in the food this time . Felt the flavors were not good together they tried to get too creative.
Loved how conscious they were about being clean. Pretty restaurant and service was great

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vipRacman
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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Lynn
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. The snap pea salad was amazing. We sat in the booth and one side was really noisy and the other side (with an infant) was super quiet! Overall great night.

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LCNinja
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I came to BBC for our Valentine Day dinner. Nice location, good environment, friendly service, decent food. Wish they had a bigger whisky selection. Generally we had a great time in BBC.

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travelingnan
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable, clubby atmosphere in an old bank building. Low noise level. HUGE , impressive bar.
Went here on a Sunday evening and almost had the place to ourselves. It is usually quite crowded on the weekday evenings. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Hubby had the burger and was very pleased with it. I had the salmon, which was good, but not amazing. It was served on some sort of puree, that, while tasty, was not entirely appealing to look at. I would have preferred just some fresh vegetables. The Brussels sprouts salad was the standout! Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, order it, you will not be disappointed. Prices are in line with other restaurants in the area, portions are generous. Will come here again.

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vipLocal1955
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business meeting at 10am-12am. Had time to talk, eat, great bloody Mary and drink coffee. And never rushed. Service great and food outstanding. Well done!

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vipThreeDogDay
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An easy and pleasant place for weekend brunch. We've been there a few times and have enjoyed the food and ambience.

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AlexandrosT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

20% gratuity already counted in the bill? And ask for additional? come on...

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vipRAFFYT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lovely place but so sad to e you empty! Kinda depressing. Place looks closed from outside and your outdoor area is a ghost town

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 195 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.