Royal Boucherie

4.5
1064 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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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 1064 people are saying
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EILEENB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and ambience were fantastic. Prices were alittle h

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 highly recommend

KS
KS348
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid protocols followed. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. I will certainly dine there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, entree was not very good. Fishy muscles, cold seafood.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! 10/10!

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vipCheever
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lobster appetizer was one of best I’ve ever had! Tail meat delicious and the salad made from arm&claw meat was scrumptious.

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vipDarrylL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal Boucherie was able to seat us after a crazy day after being unsure who was going to show up with our constantly changing dinner reservation. Thank you! The cheese and charcuterie boards were lovely, as were our apps (mussels, escargot, onion soup- we were soooo bougiee and frenchhhh that night). Pasta and steak/frites were lovely (portions could be bigger... just saying... but probably more appropriate, especially after gaining my covid 19) ) and the cocktails rocked which added my own buzz to the place's, as the restaurant buzzed with the music, the chatter, and the joy of being out in a cozy, dark bistro on a winter night in Philadelphia. I will go back anytime.

LH
LivH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious (the burger and the fettucine, along with creme caramel for dessert). The portions were good (without being too much). The ambiance was great, it had great mood lighting. The cocktails (we had the Parisian Spice and the Castles Made of Sand) were delicious. Our server was nice and also attentive. We had a great night out!

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my husband and I have enjoyed in quite a few years! Definitely will be back and recommending to friends!!

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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NYEater
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a true neighborhood gem. Warm and cozy, lovely food, and the service is always outstanding. One of the best raw bars in the city, and their Negroni menu is stellar.

TG
TGPHL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal! had a great time. Great wine list and great service from the bar and server. Was too full for dessert but will come back soon. Thanks!

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vipbgiv3079
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I like this restaurant, have eaten there before and will again, this is constructive criticism about poor service. We were seated and our server said he would bring water, takes awhile, comes back drops water bottle and takes off, doesn't ask about drink from bar. We were seated 10-15 minutes before he asks for a drink order. We order an expensive bottle of champagne, he returns 15 minutes later, no champagne glasses, warm champagne, wine was corked (not his fault). Overfills wine glasses with warm champagne and takes off. We are 30 minutes in, no drink yet. We order steak and some sides. Sides come out, 15 minutes later steak comes out. The whole meal was bummer, all service related. I had to wave the server down to get him to come to the table. The food was good and well prepared and maybe the server was new. If you are going to sell $200-300 bottles of wine, your servers should be we schooled in wine service. Seat your guests get them a drink and bring the food in an orderly manner. The manager came and tried to make things right, I appreciate that. They comped my sides and offered a comp dessert which was not necessary. I like the place and just want it to be better.

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KenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not great. We had a few small plates that were ok, but our mains were pretty bad. I had the spaghetti with shellfish, mussels were cold as if they weren’t cooked to order; the dish wasn’t great. My wife had the steak frites- something any place should be able to do serviceably - but the steak came out cold. Not rested before being cut, like cold as if it came out of the fridge. We mentioned this and they just microwaved the steak to warm it up. Didn’t eat it after that, They took that dish off the bill on their own, our waiter was great, seemed like he was used to dealing with issues like this.

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KurtS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was fantastic and enjoyed the ambience greatly.

LB
LizB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I went on NYE based on recommendations from a friend and had a terrible experience.

CB
vipCraigB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years and was really nice. The charcuterie plate was excellent and there was a nice variety. They sold out of some items but gave us some free drinks to make up for it. Service was really strong and the place is attractive. This will be a great late night spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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marissarm
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our New Years Eve dinner was great, from the delicious food to the attentive server. We most enjoyed the cheese board and the steak frites! Thanks for a great meal

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vipprhodes5
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect, been on my list for a while and did not disappoint. Booked again for brunch

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vipLorD
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The outdoor seating set up was fabulous! I was so excited, I have eaten there Many times! What happened to the food, tho? Didn't compare to previous times. talks to friends after, They said same thing! SO disappointed.

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MeganG85
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent meat and cheese boards! We ordered the boards and a few small plates, which was plenty of food for 2.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate dinner late night, food and service was great however they served us old, lukewarm coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Not even close to being anything French - just average bar food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner.

MD
vipMarkD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food!

SW
SuzanneW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Food was delicious. Waiter was delightful and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my date adored the ambiance and food! The service was quick and professional. Would definitely give this place a high rating above five stars!

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vipAnon
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

All food was too salty. Trout was undercooked. Wine prices are ridiculous. Excellent service. Nice place but very dark.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and what a great surprise. Food was excellent and so fresh. I felt like I was in Paris!

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vipmaven
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, we did not love the food. The only bread was a tea bread, which was very nicely flavored, but was not an actual bread, and which was $8.00 for four slices. I totally disliked my trout which was smothered with leeks and a tasteless oyster sauce. My appetizer was a raw fish special (yellowtail, I think), which I usually love, but this was smothered in a heavy oil with minimal citrus. It was certainly different from the usual ceviche, but different does not mean good, at least to my taste. Sides such as fingerling potatoes, are typically $12, which I think is rather high. My friend was not excited about his spaghetti with seafood. All he could say about it was, "It's different."

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vipDinetheworld
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The rooftop patio was a lovely setting. Toasty warm. And we liked that proof of vaccinations is required. Food was delicious. The escargots, tuna crudo and seafood pasta especially yummy. Great service. Next time tho, I’ll go with a dining companion who eats meat so I can have the charcuterie platter!

MM
vipMirandaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the atmosphere to the food and drink selection was superb! We live in the neighborhood and will definitely be back sometime.

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vipjackthetraveller
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very disappointing food

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vipDane
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

4 pm dinner after an early movie meant for a perfectly quiet room and very attentive service.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I ordered 3 types of oysters, which were deposited on the table with no indication of which was which; I was almost finished the oysters before the wine arrived (after solicitation), while the scallops arrived before I had finished the oysters and were also deposited on the table with everything else. The restaurant was almost empty, so being busy was not an issue.
Upon leaving, I asked that someone call a taxi, as my phone is Italian and cannot receive an sms in USA. I was told that last week, the taxi service didn’t respond after a certain hour (it was 9pm), and couldn’t I call Uber or Lyft? I preferred to walk the 20 blocks back to the hotel.

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vipRaven
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had mussels and I had escargot and scallops. Everything was delicious. And we were served bread with our order without paying extra. We began our meal with drinks--a serviceable Chardonnay for Fran. I had an Orchard Equinox (hard cider, honey syrup and lime).

I attempted to go to the rest room. The rest room is on the second floor and extremely steep. The waiter hustled over to me and led me to an alternatuve rest roomon the first so I could avoid the steps. It's the kind of thoughtful service I need these days and I received it from my waiter.

We shared chocolate cherry ice cream to finish the meal. My wife had an excllent decaf coffee.

The ambience is lively french bistro.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, service and the atmosphere was excellent.

JK
vipJanetK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best charcuterie! Excellent service and ambiance. Will be back.

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path
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
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.

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 1064 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.