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Royal Boucherie

4.5
4.5
1267 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

    Chris Conrow

  • Private party facilities

    Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively and atmospheric neighborhood bistro, is an acclaimed, award-winning venue for weddings and special events.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha: (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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 6 Course Tasting Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join Royal Boucherie for an exquisite 6-course tasting menu in one of the most romantic restaurants in Philadelphia! Roasted Baby Beet Salad Blue cheese mousse, quinoa & hazelnut granola, champagne vinaigrette Salsify soup winter truffle, salmon roe, crispy salsify Scallop Braised fennel & endive, lemon beurre blanc * upgrade course to Foie Gras +15 * Loup de mer Garlic panisse, artichoke barigoule, sauce Meunière Beef Tenderloin Pomme purée, roasted Chanterelle, red wine sauce Dessert Profiterole with Buttercream *Optional wine pairings available*

What 1,267 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. TM

    TMM11

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good but the servings size was extra small. They didn’t bring bread and we shed many times and it eventually and. A French restaurant depends on good bread Drinks were great too
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It’s not a good sign when you leave a restaurant still hungry and spent almost $100. Granted, we did have 2 drinks on our bill. Portions were small and definitely pricey for what you got. Food itself was fine but probably not someplace I would go back to.
  3. LG

    LouG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the Escargot, mussels & frites, Lyonnaise salad, Branzino - all quite delicious. Wonderful service from an attentive, very welcoming server. Great cocktails from the bar, great choices for wine by the glass. Really enjoyed a relaxing, delicious meal. All around, a gem.
  4. CG

    ChristinaG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great.
  5. S

    Spiffy56789

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious - and hot! I think a manager (or more senior staff member) saw that our initial server was rather overwhelmed by the number of guests/parties who all seemed to arrive and enter right at the same time, and she deftly swooped in and took on our table, for which I was grateful. Very well timed, well prepared food, pleasant service. All was great!
  6. G

    Ginerisy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Staff is friendly but slow. The food is fine (nice presentation especially), but the servings are small.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around
  8. s

    shazzbhalla

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dig this place. we had the loveliest waitress. so funny ad spot on service! wish I caught her name. this place doesn't disappoint. I have been here at least 8 times in the last couple years!
  9. TH

    TimothyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ambience was very charming. Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious and unique. Definitely will come back
  10. ER

    EmilyR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great ambiance. Having just returned from a trip to Paris, I was really impressed with the quality and authenticity of the dishes here. We had a wonderful evening and will be back again for sure.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and experience. Duck and oysters were amazing!
  12. MW

    MichaelW

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wait staff. Food was even better. Bar is great, as is the wine list. Super ambiance in the room.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The staff was helpful and let us stay well past closing. The food was fantastic.
  14. C

    Cupkeyk

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went to celebrate New Year’s with friends. We had the All-Day Brunch and ordered some drinks. We also ordered the Charcuterie and they were delicious. We had the burger, croque madam and mushroom crepe. The food was okay. We also ordered some desserts, that we liked. Overall, it was just ok. Another thing, our server doesn’t look happy to serve us.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch
  16. JY

    JosephY

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great New Year’s Eve celebration!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the 8 course French tasting menu and paired wines on New Year’s Eve. Each selection was delicious and beautifully presented. As usual, the service was excellent.
  18. L

    Lawrence

    Philadelphia

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and never had a bad time. Being late December the menue was perfect - nice hearty French classics! The cassoulet was particularly good!
  19. JS

    JoanS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service & amazing food! Truly a fun place to celebrate a birthday. The mussels had a unique sauce with an amazing flavor Highly recommend!
  20. MO

    MarcusO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal. Dry aged steaks were delicious. Service was super friendly.
  21. EM

    EileenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I shared 5 small plates. All were delish. Stopped for a drink at the bar. Very friendly staff. We will be back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of THE BEST restaurants in Philly. Extremely friendly and warm staff & management. I miss living close by but now return when I’m in town.
  23. h

    hutchjon

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love taking people from out of town here. It never disappoints.
  24. S

    Shonta19125

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, I was impressed b/c it’s so eloquent and detailed with French sophistication. The details and decor matches the food options with taste along with quality. Cocktails also lovely! Let’s not forget oysters!!!! My 7 year old daughter and I enjoyed them so very much.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday dinner! Great food and ambience. They even gave us champagne for a birthday toast!
  26. MJ

    MaddieJ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing French food!! On the pricier side but absolutely worth it. Great quality, great vibe. And great drinks!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, atmosphere and especially the food / wine was outstanding! Best restaurant experience in Philadelphia by far!
  28. Y

    Yetti64

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Have eaten here before and food was good. Very limited menu this past Sunday. Food was not great with very small portions.
  29. m

    marlenek

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant. The food was great for brunch and perfect with the ambience of old world charm.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Royal Boucherie’s cozy and casual atmosphere was the perfect date night spot to unwind with my husband after a busy week. We were seated promptly upon arrival for our reservation and our server gave us great recommendations for starters from the menu. I had half dozen oysters, my husband the steak tartare and then shared an order of escargot - all delicious. For dinner we had the duck confit and steak frites - well plated for a beautiful and delicious meal. Only regret was not leaving room for dessert. The bar also did not disappoint - was SO happy and surprised to see mezcal on a French menu but it paired perfectly with our order. We had a couple rounds of the Bardot and Smokeshow. Service was impeccable and dining room/bathrooms clean and well maintained. We can’t wait to make a return trip!
  31. KM

    KellyM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays and felt warm and inviting on a drizzly December night. The drinks and food were great. Service was fine - nothing outstanding. A little pricey but we had a great time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best spots in Philly!
  33. CG

    CaraG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place —reliable and top quality. Wonderful ambience, especially two beautiful old style bars, one upstairs and one down, and cozy wooden booths and banquettes. Tasty, well prepared mussels and terrific branzino. Out of this world dessert. Server knowledgeable and kind. The only thing missing from the cocktail menu, to my mind: a couple of hot cocktails or toddies for the winter months.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was slow, and food was okay, could’ve been better given the price. The drinks were probably the best thing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Had booked an outside table and they were kind enough to reserve an indoor table in case we wanted to switch given the weather. Wine was lovely.
  36. G

    Griff

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal. Oysters are consistently fresh and delicious. The duck confit is phenomenal - crisp skin, tender duck, cherry sauce a perfect pairing. Sarah provided attentive and personable service. This is a new “go to” restaurant for me in Old City. Welcoming staff and atmosphere and delicious food.
  37. P

    Phillygirl

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burgers in town!
  38. AC

    AnthonyC1

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and cocktails, lovely bistro atmosphere, great service. We love it here and find ourselves coming back all the time as it is so cozy.
  39. FI

    FlatIroner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and drinks were fantastic. I had an excellent time here.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We expected French bistro fare such as French onion soup, fish prepared in delicious sauces, crispy baguette, etc. I looked at a menu online the afternoon we went and chose the mushroom tarte, but it wasn’t on the menu that evening.The steak in the steak frites was chewy and disappointing and the branding was undercooked. No flexibility in ordering. On the other hand, the menu did contain a good selection of shellfish, oysters, etc, although we weren’t interested in those items. The ambiance is busy and bistro like which is pleasant. If the menu were improved we might return, otherwise, we would not.

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 1267 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Chris Conrow

  • 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

    Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively and atmospheric neighborhood bistro, is an acclaimed, award-winning venue for weddings and special events.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha: (866) 984-1054

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