Food and service was good. Old time San Francisco decor.
Good food, great service friendly atmosphere, a little noisy, but the ususal hustle and bustle of the city
One of my favorite "go to" restaurants with friends for lunch. The food is consistently good and the service is great. I love getting a booth because it's much quieter than sitting at a table or the bar. Highly recommended!
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!!!
Black and bleu salad never disappoints. Fast friendly awesome service. You can never go wrong with Royal Exchange.
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!!
Great lunch spot in the downtown/embarcadero area. A little noisey, but food and service makes up for it.
A great San Francisco tradition and meeting spot. The bar is open and inviting, while the dining booths provide quite privacy for conversations. It is the "go to" spot in the financial district.
Royal Exchange does not accept reservations after noon, so we waited for an available table. Same token they do not serve appetizers
We had a good business lunch at Royal Exchange for a group of 6. We had great service, good food in a lively and fun atmosphere. We look forward to coming back again soon.
The booths are great for talking with each other. The noise level may not have been high in the main room but it was fine for conversation in the booth.
We both had the special steak salad, recommended by our fabulous waitress. It exceeded our expectations!!! I love this restaurant. The wait staff is excellent and the food is so yummy. Everything I order is a 10 in my book!
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Excellent pub in the finacial district. Good food and quick service. Fills a void for group lunches in the area.
Great San Francisco tradition, one of the gems of the financial district.
I have been going to Royal Exchange for many years, both when I worked downtown and after I retired. It has never disappointed: good food, good bar and great service. It is my first choice for week day lunches or afternoon happy hour.
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).
Very nice place for lunch but if you go, highly recommend getting a booth. Gives you some privacy and away from the noise. Nice place.
Comfortable, noisy. lively lunch spot with great food. Gets really crowded at lunchtime so coming early or coming late is a must.
They didn't have our reservation so we had twenty minutes.
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...; }
Salads are pretty good.
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Great place for lunch - a classic San Francisco bar with great pub food.
Royal Exchange is great place for lunch. We went for a team lunch and everyone enjoyed their meal. The menu had something for everyone in our group.
Burgers are their speciality, but plenty of options for non-burger eaters. Staff is super friendly. Make a reservation as it fills up at lunchtime. Or go early or late and avoid the crowds.
Not as formal as it sounds. Better for a casual bite and drink. Okay for dates but are better options in the area.
Always enjoyable..... Good food, lively bar scene and a great place to watch a game!
We had a great business lunch at Royal Exchange, and greatly appreciated their flexibility to accommodate our large group with a last minute reservation. This is a great lunch and after work place, we look forward to our next time there.
Always out go to place.
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!
Always a friendly staff and great food. Usually pretty quick for lunch if you're in a hurry. 45 mins or so. Liz and Tyler (not Liz Tyler). They are 2 people. :-). They are both great servers and friendly. The place kind of feels like Cheers at times.
I ventured out of the norm and had the Irish stew. As always, the food was great.
The salads are fantastic. The beer selection is outstanding. Get there early or the wait can be significant.
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.
They are really reasonable but maybe that is why it is popular and very noisy.
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 ;-)