Roger Bar & Restaurant

4.5
103 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Roger is an innovative and sustainable approach to California cuisine – we’re doing something new here. We have a playful menu meant to be enjoyed at the bar, in the dining room, or on our year-round patio. We offer on-demand service so you can choose your own adventure.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 103 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great cocktails!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Your high rating and feedback is very much appreciated! We hope to see you again!

Report
LD
LuandaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing. Sacha was our server and was so helpful and such great energy! Host Mike was also so nice and friendly! Our food runner was also so kind. We loved the food- fries there are not just fries- phenomenal! Also the location is so cute and perfect for a date night or girls night or anything really!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you LuandaD! Very much appreciate your high rating and feedback! We love having Sasha & Mike's energy on our team! Our team strives for all our guests to have a memorable time here at Roger and we are excited to know that we were able to provide that for you! LuandaD, we hope to see you again & thank you for selecting Roger Bar & Restaurant!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem!! So gorgeous, great service and delicious food! It also has a play area for kids!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and high rating!! 5 stars across the board!! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your time here at Roger! Delighted that our team provided excellent service as we strive for all our guests to have a memorable time here at Roger! We hope to welcome you back!

Report
s
scfoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty food, reasonable prices by Silicon Valley standards. I think they were short-staffed - it took 20 minutes for a server to check on us after we were seated. However, once our orders were taken the service (drinks and food) came out very quickly.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much for your honest feedback scfoodie! We appreciate your feedback on the service you received as we do strive for all our guests to enjoy their time here. scfoodie, we apologize for the delay and we thank you for selecting Roger Bar & Restaurant and we hope to see you again!

Report
KK
KateK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the most delicious food we’ve had in a while. Creative offerings, heavy on the veggies, melt in your mouth salmon & delish flourless chocolate cake. Nice wine selection as well. Only drawback to our experience was a table next to us with an extremely, constant talker but that’s not Roger’s fault. Highly recommend!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

We appreciate your honest feedback KateK!! Thank you so much for your high rating!! Glad to see that you enjoyed the food and your time here at Roger! KateK, thank you for highly recommending Roger and we hope to welcome you back!!

Report
B
Barb
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant was empty, so we felt comfortable eating inside. Had planned to eat outside. Menu had lots of good choices. Greeter was very nice. Easy to order on the app. Food was really good. But, we waited a really, really long time to get our food. Checkout was easy on the app, too. Probably will give it one more chance, but won't go back if it is that slow to get food again.

MF
MikeF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

For brunch, the avocado toast was very good; loved the breakfast potatoes, would love to have those later in the day.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

Glad to see that you enjoyed breakfast here at Roger MikeF!! We appreciate your feedback & your high rating!! We hope to welcome you back to Roger!

Report
DF
DonF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Beautiful decor, disappointing service--or lack thereof. "Waitstaff" were essentially food runners since ordering took place via a QR code, which made it feel like a fast-casual restaurant rather than a comfortable dining experience. Staff was friendly, though not trained in service methods (like waiting until all diners were finished until clearing plates), and felt like a cost-cutting measure on the part of management. Will not recommend, and will absolutely not return.

PD
vipPeninsulaDiner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Only complaint is that the food was delivered at odd times and our entrees didn’t come together(although ordered at same moment). Drinks came after entrees already delivered which was not great. Sides delivered long before my entree came. I had to start eating half of my partners sandwich as mine came so much later. It all sort arrived “piecemeal”, which greatly detracted from the experience. Servers were nice and helpful, but the deliveries were poorly timed.

SP
SusP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food served by friendly, capable and helpful servers. Enjoyed the experience greatly! Portions were generous. 3 of us shared 3 brunch items and ate to heart’s content:).

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 11, 2021

SusP, we are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! A memorable experience is what we aim for! So happy to see that our Servers interacted and made sure your time here was catered to. SusP, we hope to welcome you back to the Roger Bar & Restaurant!

Report
r
romantico
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience here. We came to see the performer (which we thought there was every Tuesday). Probably a slow day but it was really a good place to hang out with your significant other. Lots of area to explore, especially during dinner. The service was also outstanding. Our server, I forgot his name but he was pretty accommodating to us and even moved the heater tower to our table.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 11, 2021

romantico, We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! Music to my ears that our Servers were there to assist and accommodate as we strive for all our guests to experience a memorable experience that will have you return! romantico, thank you for your high rating and we hope to welcome you back!

Report
S
vipStacey
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only suggestion I would give is to expand the menu to more “brunch” foods. The menu is very limited

TR
TRegular
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I am a regular at Roger (mostly the bar). I was looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner here as the food is always good. The restaurant is an open air setting..when I arrived for my 6pm seating both large garage style doors were open. As it got colder and colder (eventually reaching 52 degrees) many patrons started to complain (including myself) about the cold. I had on a sweater and had to put on my winter coat while eating. The food coming out was basically room temperature (not nearly hot enough. i.e. the opening course of soup was barely warm). It was good food, but clearly had been pre-made and was not heated properly or had been sitting in the kitchen for a while. The extremely cold temperature of the restaurant probably had something to do with it as well. I eventually requested to be moved to another area of the restaurant away from the draft coming in through open doors and one still open large garage style door. No effort was made by staff to close all doors and warm the place up. My last course was ruined because I was physically shivering. I paid over $150 for the meal. I doubt I will ever return for a meal here. So very disappointing

T
Traveltheworld
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our new favorite places to visit for food or a drink at the bar. Our Thanksgiving dinner was amazing, we hope to return for a repeat or similar for Christmas.
Best advice….wear something warm at this time of the year, it is an indoor/ outdoor dining experience.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 5, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! Traveltheworld, thank you for your high rating! We look forward to welcoming you back to Roger!

Report
G
Grateful
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were courteous and they went out of their way to make my 3 course Thanksgiving dinner a pleasant experience. The Chef even honored my special needs request on the delicious meal. Amazingly, a robot was on standby to help the waiters. Don’t forget to try out the Moffett Mule drink, with fresh ginger, from Rodger’s Bar!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 5, 2021

Grateful, We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! Your experience here at Roger is what really matters to us! So happy our team was able to accommodate your requests!! Grateful, thank you for your high rating and we hope to welcome you back!

Report
LT
vipLongTimeFan
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor/outdoor setting combined with excellent, creative meal and attentive service added up to a first time experience that will bring us back and justify introducing to others.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 5, 2021

LongTimeFan! We appreciate your feedback & high rating! We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Report
RZ
ReneeZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding drinks, burgers were as good as we remembered the last time we came 2 months ago. There was live music, and the singer had a beautiful voice and wide repertoire of songs. We brought a friend that had never been here that was equally impressed. Fire pits were roaring and beautiful to watch, even just being at a table nearby.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 5, 2021

Thank you for your feedback ReneeZ! We are glad you and your friend enjoyed your time here!! We hope to welcome you back to Roger!

Report
HK
HKS123
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe and lighting - the food is amazing too,

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2021

HKS123 thank you so much for high rating! We are glad you enjoyed the food here! Roger is very much a vibe here! HSK123, we hope to welcome you back! If you decide to visit us during the week, we have Live Music every Tuesday - Thursday starting at 5:30PM. Please visit our website under 'Happenings' for more information and any updates!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Everything was great, food, service, ambiance, the clean and modern establishment.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 29, 2021

We are glad to see that the Birthday Celebration was a success! Thank you so much for your high rating! We hope to welcome you back! We do have live music Tuesday - Thursday starting at 5:30! Visit our website under 'Happenings' for any updates!

Report
KE
KenE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were there for a group gathering and ordered the Eggs Benedict and it was great. A friend was able to substitute lox for bacon and they had no problem with that. Great staff, and quick, accommodating service.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 29, 2021

KenE, we are glad to see that you enjoyed your time here at Roger! So happy to see that our staff was accommodate you and your group as we hope your experience here was a memorable one! KenE, we hope to welcome you back! If you decide to visit during the week, we do have Live Music every Tuesday - Thursday! Visit our website when you have time under 'Happenings' for more information and any updates!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. We left without eating anything. The QR code menu didn’t work properly and they finally told us they were out of half the things we wanted to order. We left without eating. Extremely disappointing.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 14, 2021

Good Afternoon, I am sorry to hear about the horrible experience you had here at our restaurant. We will definitely discuss this with our team to make sure things like this does not happen again. I hope you do give us another chance one day to allow us to show you our improvements as we grow in this industry and area.

Report
UF
UneFoodie
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Honestly, I love it and very kid friendly!

DM
DrMo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance with a twist

s
smartwatermelon
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Roger, the lobby restaurant in the new Ameswell Hotel, was delightful. The design and decor are just gorgeous. Parking is easy. The restaurant was uncrowded on a Sunday evening, and we were seated immediately.
Ordering and payment are done via QR code with ToastTab. While this is efficient, it does lose the personal aspect of interacting with the server.
The instructions on using the ordering/payment system are clear and easy to follow -- for a professional software engineer. I would be concerned about how this would come across to a less-technically inclined customer.

Apps: home fries (amazing), and mezze plate (very good).
Entrees: pan fried shrimp (fantastic) with couscous (eh), and wagyu steak with greens (my companion enjoyed it).

It's perhaps a little pricier than might be expected, but not excessively so for the area and cuisine. I will happily be back.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you smartwatermelon, for your honest feedback & your high rating on your experience here at Roger! Yes, our guests order through QR code with ToastTab. If guests prefer a physical menu, we do have that available & a server would be more than happy to take the order. smartwatermenlon, we hope to welcome you back to Roger! Join us when we have Live Music out on the patio every Tuesday - Thursday! Check our website under 'Happenings' for more information & updates.

Report
HD
HaroldD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and delicious food. Hats off the the chef!!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 6, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger! HaroldD, we appreciate your feedback and will for sure relay the message to our Chef! Thank you for your high rating! We hope you get to join us on a Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings for Live Music out on the patio! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Report
DT
vipDouglasT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Main issue is that it seemed a bit over priced, but I did not realize when I made the reservation that the restaurant was in a hotel, which probably explains the higher than expected final price.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you DouglasT for your feedback! Yes, our Roger Bar & Restaurant is apart of The Ameswell Hotel. We hope that you enjoyed your time here! We hope you get to join us for Live Music out on the Patio as well! Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays! Please check our website under Happenings for more information and updates!

Report
L
vipLouise
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual yet beautiful restaurant with great food and excellent service!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2021

Lousie, we truly appreciate your feedback on the service you received here at Roger, along with the food! We hope you can join us on one of the nights that we have Live Music, every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday out on the patio. Thank you again for your feedback & high rating!

Report
NL
vipNicoleL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order and pay via your phone. Good is exceptional

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you so much NicoleL for your rating and also mentioning that you can order via cell phone as we are using QR Codes for our guests to freely order on their own.We do have hard copies of our menu if guests do decide to order the traditional way & servers that will take the orders.NicoleL, we hope to welcome you back to Roger!We hope to see you during the evenings that we have Live Music!We have live music every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays!Check our website for more information & updates!

Report
BS
BruceS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our time and ambience, but QR codes didn't work and no robots in sight. So it was more like a "normal" dining experience.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you BruceS for your honest feedback on our QR code ordering system! To ensure that our guest experience here at the Roger is comfortable & efficient, we do have hard copies of our menu available along with our servers who are more than happy to take your order. BruceS, we hope that we get to welcome you back to our Roger Bar & Restaurant. We also have live music out on our patio every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! Please check our website under Happenings for more information and updates!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting this restaurant. You order using the QR code on your phone. If you don't want to do it that way, you can order the traditional way with your server, which we did. Our server, Sasha, was extremely helpful. We were there before happy hour ended so we were able to order our drinks with a bit of a discount. Needless to say, the food is quite good along with great service. The cocktails are amazing! We will definitely come back.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback on your experience here at Roger! Sasha is awesome and we love having him on our team! We will for sure share your feedback with the team! We also have Live Music out on the Patio every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! Please check our website for more information & updates under 'Happenings'

Report
B
vipBewe1212
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s an open air feel as soon as we walked in through the front door. With large outdoor patio seating, two fire pits with rounded cushioned seating we watched as the sun was setting. Music (every Wednesday) sounded like a quartet with a harp, violin and guitar. We hadn’t planned on staying after dinner, but with the comfortable lovely setting and music, we did!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

We are so happy that you got to enjoy the sun set from our courtyard! Amazing!! Mr. Carlos Reyes plays the Harp & Violon every Wednesday! We also have Live Music every Tuesday & Thursday. Please see our webiste for more information & updates. Bewe1212, we appreciate your feedback! we're glad you enjoyed your time here at Roger & we hope to welcome you back!

Report
MB
vipMichaelB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Roger at Ameswell is a new hoidy restaurant still in its learning phase. The food was ourstanding, really was, but alas the service and the nonsense toast ordering system still need time to grow. Actually lose toast .. so many other places use something else that work so much better.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

MichaelB, Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent visit to Roger! We appreciate your feedback and take all reviews very serious! The QR code is available for self ordering. If guests chose not to order through QR code, we do have a physical menu and a server who will take your order. I will forsure share your feedback with our management team. MichaelB, we appreciate all of your feedback as we strive for excellent guest experience & we hope to welcome you back!

Report
MP
MPMo4
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Roger Bar and Restaurant is inside the newly built Ameswell Hotel. The lobby is gorgeous!
We were having our HH drinks, trying to get a group selfie when the desk receptionist came over and offered upon our surprise!
The place was not busy, and believe only hotel guests were dining there.
Perhaps the restaurant is still working out its kinks, but I specifically chose this place because of the write-up about the chefs.
Here is where I really wish I could be more generous with my review. The staff was attentive and friendly. Overall, the flatbread, butternut squash, steaks were good.
The salmon dish and fries were very salty, and fries, too oily.
Maybe the chefs are not used to making food for Californians, we like our food lightly seasoned so the freshness comes through.

EC
EllenC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place! Love the vibe and the outdoor patio! Food was excellent!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 3, 2021

EllenC, We appreciate your feedback on the food & cocktails! We are glad to see that you loved your time here at Roger! We also have live music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Check our website for more information under Happenings. We hope to welcome you back!

Report
w
wonderhamer
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was great as per usual! And the Sourdough toast in my new favorite starter!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback wonderhamer! The Sourdough toast has turned into a favorite for lots of our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back to Roger!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food - also has a great bar and fire pits. This will become our new go to place.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you for rating and your feedback! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your time at Roger! We are excited to know that you will be returning and can't wait to welcome you back!

Report
HT
vipHongT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful bar and restaurant! Nicely decor and relaxing atmosphere. Services were wonderful! We will definitely coming back!!!

f
vipfoodie
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm obsessed with this place. Although I've been here before, first time for brunch. I had the burger and my friends had the fritatta- I did sample it too and both were delicious! I also love the QR system to read the menu, order and pay (see a previous review about that). My friends loved the ambiance and the food. The drinks are delicious, I had the mimosa and they had the bloody Mary: yum! Their fries are a MUST and their doughnuts were great. Seriously, you can't go wrong. I can't wait to return.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 31, 2021

foodie! Your feedback is very much appreciated! We are glad to see that you enjoyed the Roger Experience & that our QR code system was a breeze. Yes, the doughnuts are amazingly great! We will for sure relay your review to our team!! We hope to welcome you back to Roger!

Report
M
vipMisrepresented
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed sitting at the bar with outside breeze from the open patio. Sports TV was a nice add. Good service. Great outside for kids to play.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food I have had in the Bay Area. The corn ribs burger and chicken sandwich are stand-out items. The place is new, and bar/restaurant is gorgeous.

FAQs

Roger Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 744-1030.

Roger Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 103 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.