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About Royal Exchange
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE IS A LANDMARK RESTAURANT situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District since 1972. One of the city’s best-kept secrets for good eats and drinks, the Royal is a place for everyone in need of a dose of nourishment for body, mind and spirit. Our warm, lively pub and casual American eatery boasts 72 taps, specializing in 32 different micro, imported and domestic beers, as well as a host of inventive cocktails. Housed with 17 televisions and satellite access, the Royal Exchange is the perfect place to cheer on your favorite sports team.
Whether it be for lunch, solo dining, afternoon snacks or an after-work gathering or a private event, now’s the time to grab your friends and tell them to “Meet Me at the Royal.’’
San Francisco, CA 94111
American, Californian, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
We are closed on Saturday and Sunday but do host private events on the weekends.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(415) 956-1710 ext. 100
Watch your favorite team on one of our 17 televisions or stop by before you head over to a San Francisco Giants home game. We show all major sporting events, and have a great sports bar atmosphere so come and cheer for your team. Meet your friends for lunch or after work to enjoy one of the 32 micro, domestic or imported beers on tap and delicious American-style pub food. We serve delicious food as well as offer a full bar with innovative and delicious cocktails. Some of our most popular dishes are our NY Steak, Cioppino & the Royal Cobb Salad. We are also known for our burgers that are served any way you like it!
We do cater to local businesses, our full menu is available and more options are coming soon. Please call.
Street parking on weekends or after 7pm. Embarcadero 1 Parking is right across the street as well.
Muni Line: L, K, N, M, T and J exit Embarcadero Station
Bart: Exit Embarcadero Station
Muni Bus: 5, 8X, 101 and 30
The California St Trolley: Exit Embarcadero Station
Private Party Facilities:
The Royal Exchange can accommodate parties with up to 200 people. Our space is great for holiday parties, birthday bashes, sporting events, and more. We include service and all food and beverage in our cost, there is no "rental fee". We have places for live entertainment, and also a stereo system.
Private Party Contact:
Royal Exchange: (888) 560-1707
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Royal is closed on the weekends and is available to host private events such as birthday parties, cocktail parties, corporate events & holiday parties. We have great rates and a fun space. Please call owner Mike O'Brien with any inquiries.
Royal Exchange Ratings and Reviews
We had a special occasion/business meal for some executive managers treating us graphic designers for all the hard work we had done, and this is the spot we all picked as our 'favorite local dining casual spot' to have some good food, conversations, and drinks (good beer selection!!). We had a great time, great food, always a good time here. However, sadly to report, upon arrival we were not greeted and did not get our reservation (hostess gave our table to a walk in group right before us). We told her we had a reservation for 1:15p (as we had to get back to work by 2:15p) but ended up being late back to work because we had to wait for the next party of 5 table opening and did not get seated on time, kind of disappointing since we made a reservation :( Offered community table but we purposely wanted our own table since we reserved it. Would be nice in future the reservations be honored for people who need to get back to work. Thanks for the great spot to grab food and beers!!!
I've probably been going to The Royal Exchange for over 20 years. I've always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They must have a new chef because the food quality, and menu have improved. It's not just bar food any more. A good upgrade in flavor and choices!!
Because of its proximity to those meeting for lunch, I selected the Royal Exchange. Having had a good lunch there before, it seemed worth a try. After all, it is colorful, a watering hole for the younger types, but seemed OK for a business lunch (Its menu has enough variation to satisfy most tastes, its wine list is good, & its prices are relatively reasonable for its location.). The 4 of us arrived at varied times. I arrived first & got one of their "quiet tables." As each diner arrived, the service was prompt. As the place filled, the noise gave the sense of a good vibe, but was neither overly loud nor unduly raucous. We spent about 75 - 90 minutes. Everyone was pleased with their food (including the vegetarian), their wine or beverage, their ability to be part of the conversation, & the price was reasonable.
I went to Royal Exchange for a happy hour with my co-workers on a Tuesday after work. The food was very good, nice portion size. The drinks were your typical happy hour prices for the city (special cocktails between $4-$7 and beer was right around $5-$6). However, the service was not exceptional. We made a reservation for 8 and the waitress only came around a few times to refill our orders. When she was there, she was not very attentive.
They take your order on an iPhone instead of writing it down. Maybe I'm a little old school, even though I am on the young end of the millennial generation, by when you are looking at a phone when taking my order I automatically think you are texting or checking social media - it is a very disconnecting experience (something small to complain about but it has a big impact on overall experience).
We love this place. It is our go-to place when we know we'll get excellent service and great food. Our wait staff was Liz and she is the absolute best!!! You never want for anything when she waits on you. she's right there. The food is constantly good. I've tried several of the menu items since we started going and it's all delicious.
We were the first there and had terrific service. Both ordered salmon dishes
and they arrived in good order and were delicious. We could chat and catch
up as we had hoped to. Very accommodating server, one we have enjoyed
before. A nice early lunch before the crowds arrived and raised the noise
level, as usual...; }
Royal Exchange is our 'go to' place for a quick bite with my work buddies! There's a variety of items to order, so you can have something different each time you visit. It's always busy, but can usually get a seat with a 5-10 minute wait - depending on the time you get there. Good to get there early as they do fill up fast. This last time, I was able to make reservations on OpenTable for 4 - which surprised me - as I didn't think they took reservations for groups under 6. Everything I've had there so far have been great! The salads are big portions, sandwiches/burgers are tasty (I always get with fries - YUM!) Servers are always friendly and helpful - they come back and check on your often. We'll be back!
My Table service was excellent. The only reason I didn't give an excellent for overall and service was because of the person who sat us. I had a reservation and the person who sat me and my guest didn't look at me for 10 min as I stood next to the door. She sat everyone else, including people who came in after me. I was glad I put in a reservation. I may not have gotten a seat.
We were in the fi-di for a meetings and sought a place to watch the Warriors game while the traffic cleared. Really excellent and tasty meat salads and wonderful, attentive service. Atmosphere is loud but workable in some spots away from the bar. The screens for sports are not the best and cannot be seen from many of the boots. Good draft beer choices will compensate for most everything ;-)
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