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Royal Boucherie

4.5
4.5
1128 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American

Royal Boucherie is a lively neighborhood bistro, serving a French-inspired menu with snacks like Champagne-Braised Escargot and heartier plates like Steak frites and our award winning burger. Like the classic oyster bars of Old City, Royal Boucherie features raw bar favorites and an extensive housemade charcuterie program.
The beverage program offers a selection of classic cocktails & signature libations, an international wine list with unique small production bottles and a broad mix of American and European craft beers and ciders.
The bi-level space delights the eye with restored finishes such as original pine floors from the 1830's, tin ceilings, antique light fixtures and exposed brick walls. Royal Boucherie boasts a jovial and sophisticated atmosphere, outfitted throughout with dark woods and stone accents.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 606-6313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Buehler

  • Private party facilities

    Events at Royal Boucherie are always memorable and special.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 984-1054

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Between Market & Chestnut Sts.

  • Parking details

    Parkway | 38 South 2nd Street<br />Sky Parking Corporation | 37 South 2nd Street<br />Autopark at Olde City | 125 South 2nd Street<br />Front & Chestnut | 36 South Front Street

  • Public transit

    Market Frankford Line | 2nd & Market Streets<br />Buses | 21 & 42 @ 2nd & Chestnut Streets<br />17, 33, 48, and MFO @ 2nd & Market Streets<br />Indigo Bike Share | 215 Market Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Menu

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What 1,128 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

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  1. WW

    WilliamW

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food, excellent service. Waiter was friendly and entertaining as well as accommodating. He allowed for some good banter as one in my party decided on a simple dish of pasta only and he had fun with that as the meal went on. Food was excellent from the menu and the beef tartare was delicious.

  2. LB

    LoriB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    So we were excited to find another french restaurant (it is not, it is more a bar w few food choices) in Philly. Figured it would be great bc it was down in society hill, near old town and BF Bridge…. The wait staff was very nice, and the cute pub like feel. Thats it. Poor small selection of food; the onion soup was watery and not rich; ordered 1 charcuterie plate and 4 mussels dishes…. Charcuterie plate came AFTER the mussels…. (We had been hoping to nosh on it while waiting for the mussels, nope). And the mussels came, tasty, but no ffries…. Very disappointed overall and left hungry. This place is basically for drinking, not eating. Ohhhh well. Learned a lesson, not going back, sorry

  3. A

    Anne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    I took a friend here for her birthday. The restaurant itself looks very classic Old City, with heavy wood and dark furnishings. The food and drinks were…fine. I had one cocktail that was mediocre (the Parisian Rose, tasted a bit gritty) so switched to wine. For food, we got oysters, the cheese board, French onion soup, steak tartare, asparagus, and mussels. The oysters weren’t great, not very flavorful and some flecks of shell in them. Much of the other food was very bread-heavy. The steak tartare was served on large hunks of bread without much tartare, so not worth the price. The staff was super kind, but we found ourselves waiting a long time before our server would return (which is fun if you want a luxuriously long meal, but mentioning in case you need to be somewhere after). There was a very sweet moment, though—they asked if we wanted dessert and we declined, but since I had mentioned it was my friend’s birthday on the reservation, they still brought out a plate with a candle. Silly and thoughtful, which we loved. I wish I could say we’d go again, but the price and quality were just a turnoff. Might be nice as a place for wine and a small plate, but not dinner-worthy in our book.

  4. AM

    AyvaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and outdoor dining. Pleasant experience overall and would recommend.

  5. MH

    MaureenH

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Met with friends. Great service and food was delicious.

  6. T

    Terri

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was super friendly! The cocktails were excellent and the food was delicious!

  7. B

    Brooklyn

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal. Our first time there and we will return. Great service. Amy was our waitress. She was great. Steve was great too. Loved the vibe !

  8. JC

    JonathanC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We were put upstairs which is outdoors. The ambient temp was 48 & there was one (1) heater. We were all cold and this colored our experience as you might imagine. It all could have been greatly improved by having multiple heaters & if we had been told early on that they were going to seat us outside. Food was good and service acceptable.

  9. B

    Bettyc4

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We took a client to dinner and luckily it worked out. I would have preferred just going with friends. The menu is limited but the quality is fantastic. We ended up ordering the charcuterie boards, meat and cheese. That was more than sufficient. We never got to order anything else. The large size of both boards took over the table. Luckily the 4th person never joined our party of three because the four top booth would not have been big enough. We would definitely return but it is very loud for business discussion. It is a gem. Great food, ambience and service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the zero proof cocktail options, the food was delicious, the service was excellent. Love the second floor patio space.

  11. DM

    DeeM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was wonderful. Service was very good. Would happily return.

  12. K

    Kevin

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Madison was one of the best servers I’ve ever encountered. Friendly, helpful, attentive, and went above and beyond from beginning to end. Anyone looking to have a special dining experience should consider the Royal Boucherie, especially the upstairs terrace. 5 stars!!

  13. D

    Danerin

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience, especially once we sat at our table. All of the food we tried was wonderful. The lobster cocktail was so good that I almost ordered a second one. We ordered several small plates and one entree and it was exactly the right amount of food for the two of us. Our server Matthew was fantastic- an absolute professional, helpful with our menu choices and wine selection. He made us feel welcome and was attentive to everything we needed. We will definitely go back to Royal Boucherie.

  14. D

    Dolysk

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was very good with the exception of chicken casserole which was just way too salty

  15. d

    diningdiva

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Easter brunch

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch on Easter, this place was fabulous. Best waffle ever, we indulged in charcuterie and fromage and biscuits. This place made our day. They have great cocktails and several fun mocktails.

  17. MH

    MarvinH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistent :-)

  18. HO

    HOLLYS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great place for Brunch!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service! Nice bistro food, lots of fun.

  20. p

    perkasierunner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I came here to celebrate her birthday. We sat in the second floor enclosed patio/garden. Service and prompt and attentive. We ordered the small fromage plate which came with a selection of four cheeses along with some honey and house-made apple butter along with some crusty French bread and housemade focaccia. The plate was excellent. Plus, we ordered the shrimp cocktail (5 jumbo shrimp) and were pleased with what was brought to the table. We got a bottle of the sparkling mineral water. It was French and was a nice change of pace from San Pelligrino. For the main course we ordered the fettuccine and the chicken Coussolet. Both were top-notch. For dessert we got the blueberry beignets and they were fantastic. Overall, we were very happy will all aspects of our experience and would recommend people give it a go if you are looking for a nice restaurant spot in Old City.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Madison was great. Entrees were average

  22. D

    Deanna

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the food and the drinks! Highly recommend!!

  23. JJ

    JJPod

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great small plates menu and wonderful cocktails! The ability to customize your own spritzer was a nice touch. We sat upstairs at a hightop, which was quieter than downstairs and gave us a little more comfortable space.

  24. JG

    JustGus

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the 3 of each enjoyed our main dishes. The vegetable small plates to share were delicious and interesting - carrots and shishito peppers. Service was excellent and friendly. Just a very nice place to be and enjoy dinner.

  25. J

    Jaynice

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Royal Boucherie has a nice ambience, good dim lighting, and is nicely designed. I enjoyed the service and warmth of all of the folks who work there. We watch a lot of Top Chef and the food was underwhelming especially for the restaurant of a former Top Chef winner. Both the flavor and presentation of the dishes left a lot to be desired. I had the eggs benedict, which was fine, and my husband had the burger, which was undercooked.

  26. m

    meatman

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    loved both the charcuterie and fromage plates. had potato pancakes (like latkes) that were fantastic. escargot were buttery garlicky and tender. partner enjoyed her blueberry waffle and my lobster eggs benedict was also good. other couple found the french onion soup was superb and the boucherie breakfast burger was huge with tons of salty fries. overall a great experience

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2

    It was noisy so we couldn’t eat in peace. Food was ok nothing great. The mussels were very good.

  28. IM

    IvetteM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Loved the food and drinks. Service was lukewarm.

  29. AH

    AmyH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Dinner was great, Great recommendations. Other than forgetting my wine but it was a busy night.

  30. AT

    AshleyT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's always lovely here. We usually have a meat-fest at our table. This time was no different. Our service was friendly and attentive. Oysters were fantastic as always

  31. C

    Customer

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    I feel bad writing this review given how hard the server was working and the overall economic issues from Covid. However, it all comes down to leadership. I don’t know who or what company owns this restaurant but something is wrong. Nothing impressive. The server did remove 2 items from the bill which was appreciated. We won’t be coming back. Too many other good restaurants in Philly. Recommendations: one hour between order and food delivery is too long, cold biscuits arriving halfway thru the meal, prices that are way too high for eggs, and a half cold hot tea should really come in a teapot.

  32. j

    jillco

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice spot. Good vibe. Fab food. Cute patio You should go.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a lot of fun as a group here for a birthday celebration. The service was fantastic and the food and drinks were good, though the cheese and charcuterie took center stage. My only complaint was the seating was awkward as one chair was situated in the main walkway from the kitchen.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food, flavors of everything was magnificent! Wonderful atmosphere and great wine list.

  35. RM

    RobertM

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Underwhelmed. Sunday brunch sounded good but under-delivered. Soggy waffles, bland overcooked baked eggs, very greasy rather than crisp bologna sandwich, etc

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service! Will definitely be back!

  37. TA

    TAS1

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    great dinner; probably one of the best onion soup I've ever had; mushroom fettucine excellent

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Our dishes - ribs and cassoulet were nothing special. The ribs actually caused some gastric issues in the 2 people that had them. Cassoulet wasn’t bad, just seemed like the meats were placed on top of the beans which, by the way, were minimal

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Took my friend out for her birthday. Our server seemed to forget about us. Took about an hour to get appetizers & then our server who was seen very few & far between came over to ask if we wanted desserts before our meals came out. Shrimp cocktail was good but all of the other food was extremely sub par. 2.5 hours later we had to hunt down someone to find our server to give us our check. We sat on the patio and the space heater behind us was broken.

  40. TG

    TGPHL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service! Thank you! Will be back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Royal Boucherie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 606-6313.

Royal Boucherie is rated 4.5 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Royal Boucherie

52 South 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Market & Chestnut Sts.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parkway | 38 South 2nd Street<br />Sky Parking Corporation | 37 South 2nd Street<br />Autopark at Olde City | 125 South 2nd Street<br />Front & Chestnut | 36 South Front Street

  • Public transit

    Market Frankford Line | 2nd & Market StreetsBuses | 21 & 42 @ 2nd & Chestnut Streets17, 33, 48, and MFO @ 2nd & Market StreetsIndigo Bike Share | 215 Market Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Buehler

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 606-6313

  • Private party facilities

    Events at Royal Boucherie are always memorable and special.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 984-1054

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