Roger Bar & Restaurant

4.5
92 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.

Experiences

  • Live Music With Megan Chenot

    Nov 2 - Nov 30, 2021

    Come enjoy dinner at Roger with live music from Megan Chenot on the patio! World-traveling solo performer Megan Chenot's set list has been called "all spice, no filler" as her extraordinarily versatile voice covers favorites from the 80s, 90s, classic rock and Motown eras, and much more. Using a looping pedal on her vocals, she creates intricate live harmonies and fun arrangements of an eclectic mix of crowd-pleasers and curveballs.

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 92 people are saying
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vipStacey
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TRegular
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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Traveltheworld
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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Grateful
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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vipLongTimeFan
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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ReneeZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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HKS123
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Roger Bar & Restaurant
Responded a day ago

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!

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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 a day ago

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!

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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 a day ago

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!

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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.

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UneFoodie
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Great ambiance with a twist

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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'

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Bewe1212
San Francisco
21 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!

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vipMichaelB
San Francisco
16 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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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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!!!

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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.

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!

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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
21 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
16 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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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 92 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.