Royal Boucherie

4.5
954 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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Experiences

  • 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)

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 954 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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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.

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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!

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JoelG
San Francisco
18 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
21 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful; only overshadowed by the food and the Garden Patio venue. Highly recommend for all occasions big, small, and in between

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Kenny
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison made our experience very enjoyable. She explained the menu in full detail and gave her best recommendations for which wine pairs best with our food choices. Definitely a place that we'll return to.

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SusanT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

BO
BrianO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant is amazing and food delish! Service was average but this seems to be happening everywhere :-( We had a great dinner though and it was great to be out.

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vipqwerty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oyster were outstanding, foie was fantastic, and cocktails were delish. Skip the escargots…the broth is a bitter watery bath and not one might expect with a description of ramp butter. The summer squash has a bland romesco paired with it. Service was good.

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vipItskatnotcat
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you appreciate unique and adventurous cocktails, you'll love this place. Highly recommend the spritzer bar - I chose a Pavan base, ginger modifier, and sparkling white wine topper.

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ElizabethT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three gals had a super night out thanks to the super-fantastic folks at Royal B. We ordered almost all of the vegetable dishes , charcuterie, cheese, scallop and octopus and snacked all night. (the squash with romesco sauce was the stand out dish of the evening).
The staff was particularly helpful in crafting some custom spritzers from their fun spritzer bar, a must to check out when it's hot out.
Oh, and the desserts were really awesome, pistachio ice cream and warm chocolate cake were favorites.
Kind of loud in a good way, an all around great Friday night with friends.

JC
JeanneC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The table was too close to others and the service was very slow.

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vipRuthR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We opted for mostly small plates because there were so many good choices. Oysters & lobster cocktail to start. Foie gras terrine and pork terrine are both very good. Octopus with butter beans and bresaola was outstanding. Escargot was ok - the ramp butter was delicious but the snails kind of meh. We enjoyed the mussels but remembered them being better on a previous visit - hard to say. The Castelvetrano olives are so good we'd go back just for them. It's a nice atmosphere - dark, nice bar, cozy booths. Our server was great and they were busy. The only complaint is that it was really warm where we were sitting near the front of the restaurant. It got uncomfortable as the evening went on. It seemed to be cooler further back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nigel, our server was fantastic!! She made the evening with great recommendations and attentive service. Little too dark inside and too warm- expected better air conditioning inside. But overall it was a nice experience. Great wine!!

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loreneb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We enjoyed everything we ordered. Only problem was that it was VERY hot inside we guess because the front windows and door were wide open. Hard to enjoy cocktails and food when you're perspiring profusely!

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vipKate
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and really sweet extra touch (champagne for our anniversary) made it a special night out.

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A4915
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service and atmosphere was good but we had a bad experience with the food. It took over 40 minutes to come out and was super salty. Our waiter handled the issue well and took the dish off our bill.

MW
MatthewW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve ever had.

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vipoutandabout
Philadelphia
232 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good. My only issue was that the descriptions were not accurate. I assume that the specials were entre portion but they were not the fettuccine Bolognese which I presume was a entree was actually in my opinion an appetizer portion I disappointed in this.

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GabrielK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Staff treated us so well and accommodated my special requests. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate my engagement. Thank you so much to everyone at Royal Boucherie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

BW
BrentW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service wasn’t good. Some food was great and some were disappointing. Lobster was bland, escargot was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful out door dining and the staff was so friendly! They made our night so memorable, we would be happy to come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for a relaxing dinner, if the weather is nice do the upstairs patio!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere and service!

KP
KristenP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious French food with lots of unusual twists. The spritzer cocktail menu is a must. Can’t wait to go again!

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Ruth
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipTony
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, better than ever - service, perfect - friendly and efficient.
We’ll keep coming back!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We used to be come once or twice a year since opening and haven't been back since re-opening. It was to our biggest surprise to see the drop in the food quality. Service was great, but once focused on what is on the plate: too salty, no cares in plating, and quality of ingredients dropped. Truly hope a change will happen because this place was great and still has potential.

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 954 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.