Roger Bar & Restaurant

4.5
69 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.

Offers

  • Wine Wednesdays (with music from Carlos Reyes!)

    Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2021

    Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Special occasions (like Wednesdays) should always be celebrated with a glass of wine and live music from acclaimed artist Carlos Reyes! Hop on over to Roger for 25% off any bottle of wine on our menu. Cheers!
  • Sunday Morning Yoga and Bottomless Mimosas

    Sep 19 - Oct 31, 2021

    Sun 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    Get ready to detox/re-tox! Join us for a complimentary outdoor Hatha yoga class on The Ameswell's expansive outdoor lawn on Sunday mornings! After sweating it out, rehydrate with bottomless mimosas and Mediterranean-inspired brunch at Roger. After making a brunch reservation, sign up for yoga here (capacity is limited!): https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=23496406

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 69 people are saying
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EllenC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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wonderhamer
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHongT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sonal
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my birthday. Kind staff, amazing ambiance and creative drinks. Loved the hula hoop and jenga toys, which provided tons of entertainment and laughter.

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vipcraigK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Most ridiculous no contact ever. Drinks took forever. Never anyone to check on you. Best help there was the robot Busser. Cool place but Stupid No Contact = No More

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Bewe1212
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, visually delightful atmosphere upon entering Roger. Seated close to the bar, but in our own comfortable table for two, we had an friendly, helpful waiter who explained how to order through our phone. Drinks, snacks, salads, and entrees were delivered quickly. To our amazement we discovered a robot, clearing the dishes, a true 1st for us! Enjoyed our evening entirely.

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AmandoM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good, service is very good. The ambiance is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

While the food was very good, the app was too frustrating for the couple who joined us. A female employee took our orders. She was very pleasant. Not sure having no servers and only an app is a good idea. I don’t expect to be fumbling around on my phone with other people at the table. Seems rude. I hope the software can be made more accommodating.

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JaneW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and everything is just so delicious!

Ordered:
Strawberry toast
Egg Benedict
Dutch Baby
Cinnamon donuts

Recommending all of these, so gooooood.

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Kimbacat
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looking to celebrate our anniversary on a regular Tuesday night. Very happy to have found this new spot. Great service, tasty food including vegetarian options, and pleasant music outdoors with cool fire pits. We plan to return again soon!

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wonderhamer
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan did a great job singing and the flatbread pizzas were delicious.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi wonderhamer, Glad to see you came back for Megan! You're so awesome! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very outstanding, the food, service, reception, etc was excellent. I will definitely come back and recommend friends to Roger Bar & Restaurant

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Tony, Thank you so much! We're happy to hear everything went well. Can't wait to host you and your friends soon. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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vipIlanag
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They still seem a bit disorganized. Foos sounds amazing on the menu, and is a bit blah.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Ilanag, Thank you for your feedback. We strive to be more organized and please your palate in the future. Hope to see you again. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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Pamela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For groups that are there to socialize this is a great spot. Solid, competent, but limited menu, plenty of space, TVs, outdoor games, easy parking. The food was exactly what it said it was and we enjoyed the drinks we ordered. Their app has the ability to track separate bills for a group.
It's less ideal for two exhausted people who want a quite evening out and prefer to discuss the food with a the wait staff over flagging down a server to find if a meaningful amount of fries actually come with the meal.
Tip: If you need something, try to be specific with the app. They don't automatically come back to check if your meal is OK, although in fairness they are likely suffering the same staffing shortages as everyplace else.
Apparently the bussing robots that play their warning tunes _constantly_ have names, but I ended up thinking of them as 'Fur Elise' and The Go-Gos "Head over Heels". See what you think. 👩🏻‍⚖️

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Pamela, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the drinks. We appreciate your understanding about staffing shortages; however, this is something we are always trying to work on. Hopefully you can try us again in the the future & see how we've grown. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this new place!! The food is seriously top quality and the drinks are delicious. They are pricey- even for happy hour (HH), but they're tasty. I guess the upside for expensive HH drinks is that you don't overdo it (?). However, my favorite drink was the Moffett Mule (their version of the moscow mule) and loved it! My friend and I shared some dishes and all were perfect. I would recommend: their mozzarella flatbread, the beets, their FRIES are a must, and their regular garden salad.

If you know how to work an app- you should have no problem. However if you can't- bring someone who knows. I didn't have an issue with the QR code, but I definitely some folks struggle (and I saw the really intoxicated folks REALLY struggle- that was actually funny). The QR code has your table number (or where you are at the bar) and this is how the servers find you.

You use the QR code to see the menu AND to order. If you're going to split the bill, READ THIS: it will ask you if you're with so and so. Say no. This will allow you to order what you want and pay for it on your own. IF you say that you are with so and so, one of you will be the sole payer. And then your friend will have to venmo you.

Highly recommend- this is fast becoming my favorite places. It's cute, they have games in the grassy area and even if you sit indoors, it's not too enclosed. Love it!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi foodie, We're so ecstatic to hear about your dining experience with us last week! Stop by on Sundays for our Brunch menu and Bottomless Mimosas! :) - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREQT EVEEYTHING

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

THANK YOU! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with live music. Definitely would come back again.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Yvonne, We're happy to hear you enjoyed the live entertainment last week. See you next time! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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DianaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fun evening at Roger's. The food was delicious and healthy! Staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful. We definitely will make this a regular spot!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Diana, We're thrilled to hear everything was excellent! Can't wait to serve you again. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date. Loved it!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review! We hope you come back for another date night soon! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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DianaR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was friendly and helpful. The setting is great except the music is to loud and it makes it difficult to hear. We moved inside and it still was loud. But I will definitely return. The outside fire pits are fantastic! Fun evening.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Diana, Thank you for bringing out music volume to our attention. Feel free to inform a staff member, and we will absolutely adjust it to your liking. Can't wait to host you again. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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dhimaar
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Just wish they had more appetizer options

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi dhimaar, Happy to hear everything was great! Your suggestion will definitely be passed along to our Chefs. Thank you. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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wonderhamer
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan Chenot, the singer performing for the evening, was amazing. Really personable and got the folks engaged. She played requests and was able to sing a wide variety of songs. I would definitely go back to see her perform and nosh on the yummy snacks.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Good evening wonderhamer, We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed Megan Chenot! She will be back next Tuesday 9/28/2021. See you there! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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Sparkleplenty
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. Syncing your phone with the QR code to see the menu was a bit annoying. In the end, we asked for a paper menu. Other than that our experience was outstanding. The menu is limited but what we had was delicious. We ordered the sliced steak, with fries, arugula salad and aioli sauce. The meat melted in your mouth and the fries were unique and very tasty. My husband had creme brûlée with oranges for dessert which was also unique and delicious. Both outside and inside were very pleasant. Games to play outside while you are waiting - corn hole, hula hoops etc. Great looking bar with an extensive drink menu. I would highly recommend this place. However, if you want to eat outside, make reservations. We were there on a Monday night and all tables were full outside.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Good evening Sparkleplenty, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your husband's birthday with us! We hope he and the rest of the family had a memorable experience here. Looking forward to serving you for your next family function! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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paynjamonfir
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This new place smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley was a bit too esoteric for us. Everything VERY contemporary---decor, furnishings, all very rigid. Placing our order/s was a chore with their computerized system. We almost expected a robot to deliver! Wine list was abominable----1 Chardonnay & 1 Cabernet choice. Really? The fries were the only saving grace. And on top of it all....very expensive. Made for expense accounts only!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hello paynjamonfir, As Mountain View's newest neighbor, we strive to stand out being innovative and tech-forward. We're saddened to hear your experience wasn't enjoyable. Our staff is always willing to help and serve patrons if the QR system doesn't work. We do have a couple of Chardonnay and Cabernet options, and we apologize if that wasn't apparent. We thank you for your overall feedback, and we hope you can give us another try some time. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Ambiance and food were excellent, but the app for preserving wasn’t very user-friendly, it was really hard to flag a server down to get table settings, and the tap water tasted horrible. Sparking water was out of stock (really? No one could do a Costco run?). Water needs to be filtered or a non-sparkling bottled water needs to be offered. Fun can be had by a stopping by the Ames Library or playing corn hole.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are always looking to improve our QR ordering system and customer service. Our tap water comes from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, and we're sorry to hear that it wasn't to your liking. There is currently a nationwide Topo Chico shortage and statewide glass shortage due to high consumer demand. We'll be sure to restock accordingly when we can, and we look forward to having you back some time soon.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the vegan burger (crispy avocado and beets) and added grueyer cheese. It was tasty! Service was quick. Nice atmosphere.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Jennifer, Happy to hear everything went well. Can't wait to host you again! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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vipHappyeaters
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Oh my, what a cluster! Trying to order cocktails is the first nightmare: if you want a common cocktail that isn't on their list, you have to hand write out the instructions. Lord that's a lot of work, when a bartender is standing right there. Maybe a timesaver for them but not for the patrons. Then, orders are locked into each seat location, so folks walk up, order for a numbered seat at the bar and then wander off (like in a normal bar) so hapless waitstaff are constantly walking up with random plates of food asking "did you order this?" We were offered any number of dishes we didn't order...
Our outdoor table wasn't ready (actually we specified outdoor in our reservation, but were offered one just inside the door, where the noise was cacophonous, so we had a drink at the bar and waited for a true outdoor table. When it was time to move, we were told to close our tab, open a new one at the table but the system wouldn't accept our new location. Waiters told us to go ahead and order they would sort it out... in the end it took a team of waiters running around trying to find our orders. We eventually got our food, although not all together, and it took our wine (ordered at the same time) another 30 minutes to find us ($17 per short pour of a deeply mediocre Syrah.)
The whole thing was exhausting, and the food was 'meh' at best. Overcooked/oversalted salmon with no sides, salads drenched with too much dressing. I wish we could say these are opening growing pains, but we are afraid this entire concept is a mess. Too bad, the outdoor area with firepits and lawn with games is a nice setting on a pleasant evening, but way too much hassle. (Note: we have been to other restaurants with this exact ordering system and it worked beautifully. In this case, it was a mess.)

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2021

Good evening Happyeaters, We really appreciate your feedback. Our contactless order & pay system is meant to ease your dining experience by minimizing your wait time, and we apologize for failing to achieve that with you. We will regroup with our team on how to clean up our performance to prevent this from happening again. We thank you for dining with us, and we hope you can give us another try in the future. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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vipPatM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very open and very cold. We each had a different cocktail and neither were impressive, especially at $15 each. I had their chicken sandwich which was actually pretty good. I was told that the burger was not impressive. The fries were very good. The food was warm but not hot when served, this may be the result of the roll up doors (walls?) being open. This is a place where you use the QR code to view the menu, order food and pay your tab so service is almost nonexistent. We most likely will not return,

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hi Pat, Thank you for your feedback about our drinks, food temperature, and service; we will relay it to our entire team. We are an indoor/outdoor restaurant, and our garage-style walls open to let the fresh air inside. Had we known that was an issue, we would have definitely seated your party further away from the open doors. We thank you for trying us out and hope to have another opportunity in the future to host you again. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience! Clean, modern & the servers are so attentive, but not annoying. Maybe a little pricey, although everything including the cocktails are top notch! Only critique I can say is, the ordering system could use some improvements as when there is more than one couple in your party, the online ordering gets confusing.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Glad to hear about your visit! Thank you so much for your feedback about our QR ordering system. We will absolutely work to improve. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The restaurant is super fun and energetic, there are lots of fun lawn games to play before or after dinner. The drinks were awesome and food was delicious. Also there was live music that made the evening that much more special! Overall a great dining experience and will definitely be coming back soon!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 10, 2021

Good evening, We're happy to have provided and enjoyable experience for you. Hope you come back to listen to other performers for throughout the week. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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EricaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not worth it. This place has real potential. The ambiance is great however the food is very limited and the service is poor. Would not recommend for dinner. Maybe ok for a cocktail.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Erica, Thank you for your feedback. We are continuously working to improve our service throughout the restaurant. We hope for another chance to host you in the future. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly opened , classy yet casual hotel bar . Away from the downtown crowd, located in hotel Ameswell. Has a large parking garage and good space

Ambience is chic. A modern lobby bar opens to the outdoor patio . Very spacious and nicely organized

Drinks : everything we ordered was good . “Attitude indicator” is their own version of Old Fashioned. It was very nice and well balanced
“Saratoga Spritz” was a refreshing summer drink. It was not anything like the traditional aperol spritz, but better
“Moffett Mule” - I would have liked it better if it was less sweet

Appetizers : We were a little skeptical about the limited choices in the menu. But right from the appetizers we were proved wrong. The toasted sourdough was very nice , and the salt roasted fries was unbelievably good. The Mayo dip was awesome

Food : we tried the salmon and wagyu beef . Both were delicious ! Very nicely cooked and perfectly flavored

Dessert : don’t miss the donuts. It is a perfect way to end a good meal there

Overall, a very nice dining experience. Highly recommended

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Good evening, Thank you for your very thorough review. We hope our delicious drinks & dishes pleased your palate so much that you'll visit us again soon! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful waiters
Delicious food,
Lovely dining space

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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JohnnyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Excellent the first two times, and even better the third.

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hi Johnny, Thank you so much for your continued support! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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vipDeedee
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Carlos the musician. So glad I came early . When I called & made a reservation they said he wasn’t starting till 10:00 pm
Everyone was so nice and friendly.
The drinks were excellent!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Deedee, Sorry about any misinformation. We're thrilled you got to listen to Carlos! Can't wait to have you back! - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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Emily
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Food is amazing, staff is soooo nice and it’s a great spot for a family dinner or a fancier dinner out. Highly recommend!

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Emily, Thank you so much! We're love that you love Roger! Looking forward to hosting you again. - Roger Bar and Restaurant

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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 69 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.