Royal Boucherie

4.5
979 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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  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 979 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little restaurant, great service and food, fair price.

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RiseD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the scallop appetizer and it was outstanding - by far the best part of the meal altho everything else was also great.

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Katy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambience. We went with the waitresses' recommendation for food and did not disappoint.

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Gene
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice place. Good ambiance, awesome decor, I would definitely recommend eating upstairs in their top garden. The seafood tower was not worth the money, however, they do have really good oysters! I've had the burger and my wife had the pasta special. The burger was really as was the pasta, I would definitely come back.

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gracer
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A lot of salt in their food when we went. Had to send back the duck and wanted to send back the scallop but didn’t want to be rude customers :/ the fromage/cheese board was good, the escargot was really good. Nice and tender, better than the ones at Parc. We also got the roasted vegetables which were good and the steak frites which was okay. The meat felt a bit fatty and I asked for medium but got a pretty bloody plate. Drinks were bomb. Got the lily pad, super refreshing

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed mussels and spaghetti in their beautiful outdoor set up. We were very comfortable and loved everything we ate and drank. I am a huge fan of the spritz menu!! Our server, Neil, was very attentive and helpful.

JG
JoelG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always never disappointed with food service and all staff member are so knowledgeable. Great night with family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cod I have ever had and great service!

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PHLGal
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, lovely service. Cocktails and wine list really outstanding. Loved the charcuterie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food quality below average . Appetizers not fresh or came out of a can . Entrees served cold and very basic. Overall not worth the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The worst service I ever had. Felt like the server didn’t want us there. No help at all from the server.

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Neighbor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food quality and value did not match. Cocktails very good. Wish food was as good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been my third time at this particular restaurant and I absolutely love from service to food and drinks everything about this place! Our waitress was in training and me and my best friend absolutely loved her service! She was amazing. Definitely great for date or dinner with friends! Will definitely be back!

BV
vipBarryV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

I have eaten hamburgers all over the city, but this is the BEST one yet. We were seated outside which was a shame because it was our first time and had no idea beautiful the interior was. We also ordered cold seafood and it took forever. Apparently it comes out of a different kitchen somewhere. The person that ordered the hamburger finished before we got our cold seafood. We waited 30 minutes. We also ordered a pate which was truly overpriced for 22.00. Way too smoky. Next time we will go back, sit inside, and feast on the hamburger.

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

Food and cocktails were delicious! Will definitely be coming back. Inside the restaurant was veryyyy warm however. But that’s really my only complaint. Cheeseboard, octopus small plate & steak frites were amazing! Lovely service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing, my girlfriend introduced me to this amazing establishment.. We love the vibe and atmosphere…

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Definitely order the Prosciutto Cotto, it was my favorite dish of the night! The service was excellent and we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service from Madison and the team was attentive and very friendly. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been twice and both times my meal has been enjoyable. Their small plates are wonderful for sharing. It's easy to pair a wine with your meal and the staff are knowledgeable of the menu. The dining setting, while a bit noisy, is charming and comfortable.

TG
TGPHL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the bar! Can't wait to come back

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Neetu
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and the birthday boy was super happy with the attention, flute of bubbly and the amazing choc hazelnut cake.
Our server, Gilani is always so amazing.
Thank you RB.

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vipbethanyb
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger is AMAZING. Highly recommend it. Overall a great meal and great experience.

JD
JasonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burger was very good, Prices are a bit high, but overall a nice dining experience.

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HenryL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent and ambiance very beautiful/quite in the upstairs garden. The portions were slightly on the smaller side, but easily fixed with a side dish or smaller appetite. The menu also had limited options, but it was all about quality and the food definitely had this.

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Lucky
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Vastly underwhelming and tremendously disappointing. The food was fair although the plateus de la mer was actually insulting. Three overcooked shrimp, one sad chewy mussel, I'd call it a lobster tail but it would be cruel to the lobster to call it a tail. Also half dozen oysters of no discernible taste.
The burger was mediocre, however my wife enjoyed her cod.
The upstairs dining area is claustrophobic. I understand from a business standpoint why they made it into indoor space but whatever charm the area might have once had is gone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was very 'meh'. The gemelli tasted good but lacked umph. Needed salt. The duck was very fatty and not particularly crispy skin. The sauerkraut needed salt and herbage to take it to the next level. Everything was well cooked but all in all was lacking

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, great wine! We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our server was polite but very slow with communicating and he did not take care of maintaining regular follow up with our table. I was not impressed with my dining experience primarily for this reason.

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Rikster
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kind of upscale funky. Wait staff was extremely attentive. We ordered a bunch of small plates for a kind of tapas experience. Everything was delicious . Creative cocktail and wine list as well . Located in a fun vibe neighborhood.
My wife and I will definitely be going back

Rick & Sue

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Cooper
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation and we were offered several choices for our outdoor seating. Big plus!
Our waiter (in reality only and order taker as all serving was done by others) was very friendly and not pushy when we asked for more time before ordering. Food was pretty good except one dish not really to our taste. After the food was served things went downhill. First the "order taker" never returned to ask if anyone would like wine with their meal. After having our water bottle taken to be refilled we had to track down wait staff to get another bottle. When we had finished our meals the dirty plates were never removed and after 15 minutes the "order taker" returned, looked at our table and asked "are we ready for another round of drinks?" When we declined the check was on the table within 30 seconds. No mention of dessert ever. No mention of coffee ever. The worst part is I know how much the food service industry has suffered in the last year and felt compelled to leave 20%. Under different circumstances it would have been 10% or less. If I want to sit in front of dirty plates I can do that at home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s b day dinner. Cozy and quaint when seated inside. Good environment and vibe for a date for 2.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus starter and cod main course were as good as any I have ever had. The service and ambiance were also both exceptional.

GD
GillesD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Things got a bit chaotic with the storm outside that eventually forced us to leave the terrace but the service was ultra attentive and everything was handled very nicely, including some free deserts following a delay with our entrees. Food was lovely although the crudo portions could have been bigger.

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AlexA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in old city!

JG
JoelG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and food you will never be disappointed!

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Donna
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The burger was meh. But when I took it off the bun it was much better. The cod was, well, cod. It is such a mild fish I wish they had done something to take it up a notch or two. Fries are a little limp for my liking

The bar was GORGEOUS! Dark woods great atmosphere.

Our waiter was just the right blend of there when you need him, not when you don’t.

MD
vipMichaelD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always have a great meal and a great time here.

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Birdieandbear
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, service? Amazing. Food? Deeeeelicious! Love, love, love this place!!!

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vipSuperTaster
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised such amazing food was to be had in a pub like setting. We shared several plates and every one was absolutely delicious.

VB
ValerieB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food is very expensive for what you get. The seafood tray did not offer a lot and the days scallops crudo for 15$ was tasteless and very small. I asked for a piece of bread and butter because in France you eat oysters with it and they say yes for the bread but no butter. I found it very odd. I will not return to this restaurant. But I had to stay that the wait staff was great and very attentive.

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 979 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.