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Leopold's Gasthaus is a restaurant serving Bavarian cuisine in San Francisco, California. Guests will find that Leopold's offers the same warm and cozy ambiance that one might find in any traditional gasthaus in northern Italy, Austria or Bavaria. Handmade pine booths and a central communal dining table fill the homey space, as paintings and pictures of old-world European life decorate the walls. The food at Leopold's is simple and rustic, but brings a depth of flavor that belies its seemingly humble ingredients. We are a small neighborhood restaurant who will except walk-ins and also add to our wait list if reservations are full.
breaded & fried pork loin with potato-cucumber salad and lingonberry sauce
Great authentic Austrian food and rustic atmosphere.
Will definitely repeat.
We went to celebrate my wife's birthday, and it was a really enjoyable experience. The place had such a nice ambience and feel, and we were surprised with ourselves for not discovering this place earlier. That, and their beer is the main draw. Food is quite good, but not exceptional. People are really nice, and it's a great place to have a good chilling time.
Great meal at a great location, even on a very busy Saturday night food arrived quickly and was delicious.
Only negative is how noisy the crowd was, so try off peak if you want sometime a bit more intimate
Love this place for many years now. There is nothing like schnitzel and beer. It can get very loud on Friday and Sat evenings, so we avoid then. The food is good and fresh. The staff is always efficient and friendly. Good beer selection and they even have a good IPA finally. Go!
Great selection of food and beer. Went for dinner: Weinerschnitzel moist with nice crust; Tagliatelle with chicken delicious in velvet sauce. The apfelstudel was a little rubbery, but ok. Went on a Sunday night and it was busy and loud (in a good way) by 8 pm. Highly recommend!
Great jaegerschnitzel! I only wish they would get some excellent Belgian mayonesse for their fries instead of aoli which takes away from the experiance. The beer was Excellant!!
Best best best food and service. Don’t be deterred by German cuisine. These guys have got it down. I love all foods, tend toward Italian and Mediterranean but am Armenian and it’s as good as it gets.
Nice atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in a German gasthaus.
Food was good-tasty and substantial-and service was very friendly. Food is typical German/east European, so it is full and hearty rather than elegant and fresh in California style. But for when you have that craving this is one of the few places in SF to satisfy it.
Really great place. Looking forward to heading there again soon.
The servers were very friendly and offered great suggestions on food and beverages! The portions are big and you won’t leave hungry. The overall service and food was awesome. We will be returning for another date night!
We love this place :)
Fantastic food and great service! Definitely recommending to all our friends
Very good food and atmosphere, very authentic! Would go again!
Excellent wiener schnitzel and pretzel
Lot of fun in an authentic Austrian Gasthaus. Great service and a friendly clientele. Wiener Schnitzel is my favorite.
Best food I've eaten in years, even my son, who only likes the basic teen food, is still raving about it! Wonderful! Thank you for a fun night out with the best comfort food in the SF Bay!!!!
Can't wait to return, go hungry!!
Great food!!! Loved the spaetzle
My beautiful wife and I had an awesome dinner. The owner is so cool and our server Maggie was outstanding, thank you.
Schnitzel is truly first rate, really everything. Cucumber salad almost as good as mine. Lost a little bit of its energy since I last went there, but it's hard to beat for German/Austrian/Hungarian fare. Having grown up in Germany all of my life, along with Suppenkueche, Leopolds is one of the truly best restaurants in the country for this cuisine.
Great, friendly service and tolerance for our 2-year old was appreciated.
Wonderful German food and German beer--love this place in the heart of vibrant Russian Hill. Come and be happy with delicious food and beer. Everything is great.
We had a great time at Leopold's. We got seated right away, the beer and food was fantastic. Although very loud, it was what we were expecting.
The food is really good and the service was great!
Awesome! I felt
Like I was in a Bavarian restaurant. Great Seasonal Palmaner on tap and Delicious Weiner schnitzel
We had a large group but were seated so we could all talk and catch up. The food was great! We will definitely be coming back soon.
We love Leopold's. My 12 year old daughter picked it as her post recital dinner. Great atmosphere and we all love the food. The beers are fantastic as well.
Very tasty German cuisine, excellent service, great ambiance and decor. Would definitely come back here.
Some things are better than others. Jaegershnitzel over short ribs, for example. Beer over wine. The salad and the $8soft pretzel were the best tasting things of the night! Good apple struedel, too. Good service. Way too noisy to talk
Great Food, Great atmosphere and a nice Austrian Owner... will definetely come again when in SF
Good food as usual. Loud room but you get used to it.
Food was excellent, service was fast and friendly, and the environment was so cool! 10/10 would recommend
Super friendly service. Great atmosphere - different than a typical SF restaurant with it's Austrian/German decor. Mac& Cheese was delicious.
Definitely authentic! Such a fun restaurant, my only complaint was its very loud. Perfect for parties!!
I expected authentic German/Austrian food. The beer menu is great and the service is very nice. The taste of the food is lacking. We brought some German friends and a surprise to give them a bit of home fare in SF. We were all quite disappointed in the appetizers and entries. It's an American twist on German food. The space is nice and friendly so I would only return for the atmosphere.
Leopold's is as close to a small restarurant experience in Bavaria. The friendliness, ambiance, decor and food quality is exactly right. The beer selections are excellent. They consistently deliver a great dining experience. I always look forward to going there and they always deliver.
Take a trip to Salzburg, Austria and be home to sleep in your own bed! Authentic Austrian cuisine complete with Oompa-pa music. The Jaegerschnitzel is my favorite but I must admit all other dishes look amazing too! The Mac n Cheese dish will knock your sox off made with real cheese and portioned large enough for the table to share! When you need an authentic Salzburg Steigl Beir, this is the place in San Francisco! Tasty, memorable and you will leave full!
We’ve been several times, but we’re really disappointed with our last visit. The food wasn’t prepared the same, had to ask the kitchen to finish making the food, was charged for items from another table, and was mislead about the price of our beer. Waiter didn’t seem interested in correcting issues. Felt like we were at a large chain restaurant. Wouldn’t recommend, or return.
The food and beer is amazing here. It was a bit loud and rowdy but I guess that’s to be expected when they serve beer in boots!
We joined old friends to celebrate birthdays and an anniversary. We were greeted at the door by staff like old friends. The food was as wonderful as we remembered. The beer choices were fabulous. The place filled with young folk enjoying themselves. It was another great night. My short ribs and red cabbage were perfect.
Great food and atmosphere. But service was not the best. We asked for water which never came. And no one asked us if we needed more refills even though our glasses were empty. Every time we’d try to flag someone down, they’d just pass us by. We left very thirsty.
Leopold's SF is rated 4.7 stars by 230 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.