Royal Boucherie

4.6
851 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 851 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillandJohn
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS OUTSTANDING !!
5 Stars across the Board, folks !!

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vipMaria
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wanted to love this place but the food was disappointing. The appetizers were great, however, the main courses were not. The pasta in particular was terrible, I have frankly never eaten such bad pasta. It wasn't very well put together, all I could taste was the salty water in which the pasta was cooked and some low quality olive oil. It felt as if chef was not in the kitchen. It was a shame because the appetizers made us feel as if we were in for a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! And our server was excellent as well! Will be back again in the near future.

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Wineshopgirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak tartare and cassoulet were the highlights of an enjoyable meal. We sat in an extremely comfortable booth, it was an extremely busy Saturday night but the staff was efficient and composed.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Burger was inedible
Steak was miscooked as well , thankful manager comped entire meal. Waiter was useless.

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vipLauren
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at RB, as I moved to Old City in December and it was not yet open due to the pandemic. As such, I didn’t know what to expect, but wanted to give it a shot. RB far exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious, waitstaff pleasant and engaging, and the ambiance was perfect. I’m looking forward to heading back again soon. This will definitely be added to my list of favorite neighborhood gems.

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vipCarolF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoying our Saturday night dinner in bustling Old City!

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FromPHL
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Seems to still be working out the kinks after reopening. Service was a bit slow an inattentive. Cheese plate was a highlight but charcuterie was lacking. Fries tasted like they had been made hours before. Mussels lacking in flavor and served without bread (what's the point of sauce!?). Overall experience was just OK.

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SaraL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Can’t wait to sit outside next time

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vipJustaFamilyGuy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excited to have this gem back open. The new chef has some great additions but hoping to see closer representation of our old favorite the escargot. Still the best in the city by far, don’t get me wrong. Also missing the chicken liver mousse and pate. The staff was excellent as usual and the restaurant was perfectly decorated. Welcome back and we will see the staff again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore this place. Food, drink, and service is always exceptional. Get the oysters and thank me later.

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ChadW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing setting, great service and really good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, as always. so happy they are open again! the roof patio was magical on a rainy Friday night. food from the new menu was exceptional. top tier cocktails, but that goes without saying. best spot in old city!

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vipLouise
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They changed the sacred burger. The beef is better in the new burger, but bring back the truffle Mayo & pickle PLEASE!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place with friendly staff and a nice ambiance. Perfect for a date night or night out. Drinks and food were good with quick service.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time. Food was incredible especially the oysters. Service was sub par which was surprising since the place was empty. Our waitress was not attentive and it was reflected in her tip. Will go back and hope we get a better waiter/waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The menu is so small and what we got wasn’t even good. It was brunch and it was half dinner food. Lastly our waitress was really rude. Do better !

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vipGraciaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing ! They also have the best cocktails ! Friendly servers and love the cozy atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed. Had a good time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible burger!

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MattL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was solidly OK. The food tasted fine, but nothing really blew us away. Escargot was disappointing: too herby and not garlicky enough. Steak frites were good but not great. Chicken was, again, fine but nothing special. We ate outside, so it was a bit noisier and chillier than indoors, but that was our choice. Service was spot on. I don’t mean to sound disgruntled—we enjoyed our meals, I was just hoping for some WOW and didn’t quite experience it.

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Shani
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect at Royal Boucherie! Our table on the upstairs patio was lovely, our server was both kind and knowledgeable. And the food and drink was stellar, from the thoughtful cheese plate to the precisely cooked steak to the clever cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside out-front on the street. The street was closed off and there were patio heaters and twinkling lights and an Irish band was playing by another restaurant near by. We felt like we were in Europe! The ambiance was terrific and we felt very (covid) safe. Bistro tables were socially distanced and the hostess was very accommodating and followed all covid protocols. Our dinner and drinks were delicious! We had a chefs special appetizer that was out of this world. Service was perfect! When I went inside to use the bathroom I glimpsed at the upstairs patio and it was beautiful too! We will be back!

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vipbertalinski
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best brunch in town. Went for the Eggs Benedict, but it wasn't on menu. Had something called the Breakfast Muffin that we supurb and filling.

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Jack
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our experience was fine. Everything we had was good but not memorable. We were not disappointed but will not make RB one of our go to locations. Expectations go up when a restaurant declares itself french. I would classify as casual american with a french flair.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Wasn’t too happy about my experience here. I guess the food was French inspired? Steak frites was ok, fries were overloaded with salt, my wife got some meat sandwich that she took two bites of and then couldn’t eat anymore. Her fries were over salted as well. Way overpriced for my experience. My wife were looking for a French experience, we’ve been to Paris and Royal Boucherie was nothing like it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service

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Ruse
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get The Board, fam.

Thank me later.

Great food, great service, the best of times!

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vipLesliek
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, best burger in town. Lovely outdoor seating and primo service!

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AaronP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. The a la Philly is easily one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back.

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Ruse
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night, great food, amazing drinks, and the best company!

Everything was top notch, we’ll be back again.

Thank you so much!

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judithg
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved roof top. Was somewhat disappointed the the brunch menu was more limited than what I saw posted on line.

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MadalinaC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu could use some new choices.

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Sarha
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time. We were seated on the upper patio and felt very safe with respect to COIVD during the entire time we were there. The food was excellent as always. Dining at the Royal Boucherie is becoming a family tradition for our visits to Philadelphia.

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vipLocalnj
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal Boucherie is one of my favorite spots in Old City. We had a fabulous meal and wonderful outdoor dinner. A special thanks to the RB staff for accommodating my request for rooftop seating. It was very much appreciated. And the rooftop is gorgeous. The food, as always, was spectacular. We started with the raw oysters - always exceptional - and I had the spaghetti with crab and my dining partner had scallops. Everything was delicious and the cocktails and wine we enjoyed with the meal were just perfect.

SG
vipSurpriseGem
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Excellent service. Ate chicken liver pate, a green salad, crispy chicken wing confit and a hamburger. Great ambiance and food. Will be back. We could never get reservations before the pandemic so we’re thrilled to have had a table at this chic authentic French restaurant.

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vipGraciaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and cocktails ! The outdoor space was so beautiful I felt like I was eating in a gorgeous garden

JD
JohnD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing compared to previous experiences at Royal.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Waiter brought drinks, starters, and entrees all at the same time. Additionally, the crab spaghetti and trout was lackluster. Expected a much better experience considering the positive reviews and price point.

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vipsydh
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, especially the charcuterie and cheese tray. It is enough food for aa meal. We also split the hamburger since so many people raved in prior reviews. It was delicious but too much food after the tray. The only downfall of the experience was that the bootle of wine we ordered was not opened in front of us, nor poured, which is not proper wine service.

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 851 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.