Royal Boucherie

4.6
1023 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.

Royal Boucherie requires all guests to have proof of full vaccination to dine with our establishment.
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  • Seating on our second floor Garden Patio

    Multiple dates available

    Seating on our all-weather second floor Garden Patio. (Note this dining area is not handicapped accessible) Beginning October 1st, 2021, proof of vacciation will be required for indoor dining. This includes our 2nd floor garden patio. Thank you for your cooperation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1023 people are saying
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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch option. Menu is diverse with some really fun offerings. We will be back. The sweet bologna sandwich is outstandingly creative and delicious, as were all of the meals our group had.

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KenM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We did feel a bit rushed by the server, although he was very attentive and nice. Knowing the price point of the restaurant, I would caution that when a patron states, they haven’t decided yet, then give them space. It is a small quibble though, he was very good.

I felt a bit crowded where we were seated, especially knowing that there were empty tables and booths in the back and center areas which were never used.

Getting those things out of the way, the food was delicious! The pork chop special was one of the best pork chops I’ve ever had. A nice selection for the charcuterie board. The escargot was delicious and good oysters. The drinks were made very well too. Steak frites cooked to perfection. The linguine with mushroom ragu was the minor disappointment. I felt it needed a bit more salt, and it was a tad greasy. That being said, it had substantial flavor and I ate every bite.

At the end of dinner, we were all very pleased! Thank you for a great night!

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very salty food - shared sentiment with all at our table
Good ambiance and service
Nice restaurant in decoration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing charcuterie, cocktails were excellent and service was stellar. Had the Carte du jour strip for two and it was magical. Top date night location!

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TimE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic! Stellar service and loved eating on the “rooftop” where the noise level was quiet to moderate. Burger was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails. Meat and cheese boards done perfectly. Will be back again very soon

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date spot!

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DouglasM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Remarkably attentive service made all the more commendable because of our compressed schedule. We were accommodated throughout. Despite a modest delay in food delivery to the table, our every need was anticipated, including replacing flatware without request. The mostada on the foie gras terrine was not to my liking and the dish was removed from our bill without request or objection. I would return for the escargots alone, but the cocktails, oysters, and steak frites were all excellent. I look forward to my next visit.

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vipFW84
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor garden space is magical. Such a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service experience. Wasn’t the exact type of food we were expecting for French but was delicious and the offbeat nature of it was a welcome change! The escargot sauce was soooo good, the charcuterie and fromage plate excellent, and burger really special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing from ambience to food - can’t beat it

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PatC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish everything we had to eat was delicious.

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vipjosephp
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't tried this place or returned in awhile, give it another try. Ambiance, service, drinks, wine list and food are all hitting their stride. Really worth going.

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vipPBNJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an 8:30 reservation and arrived early. A couple came in after us, with an 8:15 reservation, and were seated immediately, as it should be. the hostess/manager apologized profusely, explaining the reservation, which cause my wife and I to laugh. We were seated promptly at 8:30, and our server, Madison, was amazing. The perfect balance of attentive to our needs, and respecting our space during a date. We had cocktails and wine, ordered oysters and a cheese board, and as we were taking our night slow and laid back, we finally decided on some entrees. A short while later, the manager came over, and apologized again. There had been an emergency in the kitchen, and they were unable to make our dinner. More wine, desserts, and incredible attention was paid to us, and through all that....plumbers rushing through the kitchen. They called us the next day to apologize again, and invite us back.
Emergencies happen, and burst pipes are out of our control. How they handled it, and the amazing food and drinks both before and after made it easy to deal with. Would I return and try again...yes, because of the amazing staff. From the food runners, to the service staff, and the management, taking a busy Friday night with a full house and an emergency in the kitchen and making us feel important. We can not wait to return.

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vipsupru
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Thought we were sitting upstairs on the deck but they said it was closed. You have to specifically ask for that location. We sat outside on the street instead which was fine.

Has a great meal of appetizers. Four gras terrine, scallop crudo, steak tartare, broccoli then mussels. All delicious! Ordered nut tart for dessert, and our wonderful waiter Wade brought us extra dessert for a treat, profiteroles.

Wade was great: knowledgeable, friendly and provided excellent service. They’re lucky to have him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nobody there sat in a booth felt safe. Have to show vax card. Dinner very good mussels better last time but still delicious and oysters great. Drinks good too . Definitely go back

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thomasp
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Menu very limited but the quality of the food was excellent.

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vipDCLiveWorkPlay
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the full dining experience at Royal Boucherie. We dined while we were in town visiting from the DC area. We sat on the covered patio and, although it was raining quite hard outside, the space inside was cozy and dry. It was actually kind of nice listening to the rain as we enjoyed our meal and the outstanding service that we were provided. We enjoyed testing our hands at building our own negroni with the guidance from our waitress (delicious). The food was fabulous from start to finish.

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Delightful ambiance and conversation level noise--yea! My salad was very salty. The shrimp cocktail was severed in a little bowl that forced using your fingers. I prefer a plate, which was happily provided. My husband had the trout which suffered under too much sauce. Wine list leans toward expensive. Ok, but not in a hurry to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been once before on NYE and had such a great time! We came back this week for a date night, but it turned into a special occasion. We got engaged at the end of the night on the second floor garden rooftop! Our server was incredibly sweet and so excited for us! Thank you for creating a perfect setting! Royal Boucherie will forever be special for us and we plan to be back soon!

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CamilaR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for fancy-but-accessible French food in the city. There was something there for everyone. Our server was also very helpful with recommendations. Thank you!

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Ruth
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in the upstairs all weather patio and the evening was delightful. The service was very good as was the food.
The fact that vaccinations are required to eat indoors is a very much appreciated benefit to dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday dinner and we celebrated with some friends that were in from out of town. Our server was great and the ambience was perfect for a nice dinner out with friends. We’ll definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ambience was good for dates. But food was slow (1 hr for entrees to come) and extremely salty. Had the potential to be a 4/5 but the level of salt was frowny and we (2 ppl) drank 4 pitchers of water. Portion size on the smaller side. Probably wouldn't come again.

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vipMatt
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Royal Boucherie. We had a fantastic experience. Everything ordered was amazing. We particularly enjoyed the foie gras, steak tartare and steak frites. Service was outstanding. We were very happy that our server didn’t make us feel rushed. Too many restaurants rush guests out so they can flip the table. This is one of the few places that didn’t make us feel this. This is now one of our favorite restaurants.

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eatitphilly420
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THAT'S A GREAT MAYONNAISE.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really amazing—I’ve never been a fan of oysters but I’ve officially been converted. My first time trying steak tartare and it was fantastic. They had a focaccia on the specials menu that might have been the best bread I’ve ever had, and a crudo special that we had to order again because it was so good. Ask for recommendations from the bar tenders and servers, everything they told us to get was spot on. If we could have changed one thing, we wished the apple pie was served warm.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experice. The waiters and staff members are extremely hopsitable. The food was absolutely astounding. One of the best eats in philly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal that was elevated by every aspect of the restaurant from the service, decor to the ambiance. I’ve never heard my partner loud exclaim “mm” as much as he did last night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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JenniferC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun!!!!!!!!!

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vipPhilly
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been here, the first being before COVID-19, and I have to say that their quality did NOT drop off. Everything tasted delicious, and it generally felt very special being there. I will definitely be back.

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AnitaL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Anniversary! Decent French food. Have had better in the city. A little disappointed. Drinks great. Charcuterie nice but wooden board was soapy so you you tasted that with the meat and mustards. (They kindly comped it). Bread was stale! Scallop crudo was amazing but wow basically 2 scallops for a lot. Squash was tasty. Sat in the middle of the street not under the nice patio seating but in between restaurants. No ambiance. Street lights were our dining companions.

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Cherry
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance was great, service was great even though our server was very busy. I'd say generally some of the plates weren't the best tasting - the seafood linguine was too salty and a lot less food than expected. The charcuterie board was a little underwhelming. Cocktails were good! I'd be willing to go again, and order new things instead.

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience. Food was ultimately good, but took a good two hours for our entrees to come out to us. Not only were things delayed, but it felt like we were being ignored by our wait person and got little explanation for the delay other than a "sorry the kitchen is backed up today" when the food finally did arrive. On top of that we ordered a vegetable to go with our entrée, that was given to us about an hour before the entrees, and was of course then cold once the entrée arrived. I understand a lot of restaurants are having staffing issues these days, but the way this was handled was unacceptable for a restaurant of this reputation and cost.

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CoriC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing management who kept checking on us. And helped make my friends birthday very special

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. Great friendly service, delicious food.
The bar is beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went here doe date night. Servers were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was excellent especially the oysters

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

we sat upstairs in their all season garden area, small but really cute. there was a larger party and a few tables with people on dates so it’s a good spot for any type of occasion. our waitress was very nice and attentive. we got the cheese board and they all tasted great - no funky picks. the entrees were O.K.. I got the cheese burger ($1 more for a tomato - weird) and it came with arugula which i personally didn’t like so I took it off and it tasted better. we also got the mussels which were good; and the steak tartare which was recommended to come medium rare and we asked for medium but it was still red. overall nice place and good service. will definitely come back

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vipLisaJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were bummed about the service towards the end of the meal. It was packed when we first got there but by the end we were the only tables outside and could rarely find our server. Food is great and will be back again.

FAQs

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

Royal Boucherie is rated 4.6 stars by 1023 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.