I have not been here in many years. They have updated the decor and streamlined the menu. They still have your wursts and schnitzel but I miss my favorite, sauerbraten with potato pancakes. The staff is friendly and very competent. If you are in the Financial District and have an appetite for German food, this is the place to come.
Pre-holiday party drinks and dinner with the team. Excellent service and wonderful food. We had a jolly time!
We showed up on a whim and had a great time! We ordered the sausage platter and a few 1L beers and shared it among the group! Great choice! Service was great and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun! Definitely coming back next time we are in town!
nice spot for a more casual business lunch. menu is the same as dinner, service was good and noise level much more subdued than happy hour and on.
A delightful band, delicious food, and good waitstaff. Our main frustration was that any conversation was impossible due to the deafening noise level. The OpenTable confirmation contained text indicating that we had made a reservation in their formal dining room when it was actually for a seat in their beer hall. This glitch should be corrected. The staff attempted to do their best in a difficult situation.
My friend and I were seeking a German restaurant and were so happy to have gone to Schroeder's. A wonderful waitress gave us advice and answered our questions on the menu. I asked to be guided to a sweet riesling wine and my friend to a more dry wine. I loved my selection. We shared a fantastic pretzel with beer cheese, the wiener schnitzel, a side of fried spaetzle and apple strudel. Every bite was authentic, well-prepared and tasty. I can't wait to return.
Lots of fun, great food and wonderful service. AUTHENTIC!
Great ambience they had a band and we danced with them. It was awesome.
This is a fantastic spot with history and I am so glad it’s still around
Authentic German food, mixed with American cuisine. One of my SF Financial District favorites.
What a fun restaurant! The food was every bit as good as the food we had in Germany.
Great food and service. Hadn't been there in a long time and was happy to return.
From the bartenders to table service at dinner, the staff was completely attentive and friendly. We enjoyed rounds of cold beer, warm pretzels, spaetzle, sliders, sausages, bratwurst, and more. All tasty. My only feedback was $18 was super costly for a sausage and a little mashed potatoes and kraut. $13-$15 more reasonable.
Just another loud sports bar with marginal quality food. However, the German beer was good but a wider selection would be better.
When I go to an ethnic restaurant I expect the decor and ambienance to be also ethnic, wheather it's French, Italian, Greek, Chinese, etc. I was born in American with 100% German parts and been to Munich several times. Schroeders is supposed to be a German restaurant serving German food. The decor is just a big room with half picnic tables and half tables for 2 or 4. The beer stein collection is imperssive but did little to enhanse teh ambienance. The music playing was the Eagles and not the slightest hint of Germany. The food was 'reminisant" of German food. The beer selcetion was fairly good. Over all I'd rate Schroeders as just OK.
Always impressed by Schroeder’s! Great beer list, excellent food, and good service. Just be aware that it can get loud with the beer hall nearby on a busy night.
One of the few places left in the country where you can find very good German food. The weiner schnitzel a la holstein (which means fried eggs and capers on top of veal) was excellent and they have the best red cabbage I have had. This is a place for hearty meals in a pleasantly informal setting. The current remodel has preserved the best of the old restaurant in a newer and fresher context.
Food was tasty, fresh and nicely presented. Excellent service. Great for a quick bit to eat if you arrive before noon.
Fun for our big group. Great, boisterous atmosphere.
Great spot for authentic German beer and food. Great decor reminiscent of a beer hall and attentive service. Food prices at lunch/dinner are a bit tough to swallow and portions are average for the high prices. At least they adhere to the Euro / Bavarian beer laws and serve beer by the .3 / .5 / 1.l sizes so you know what you are getting.
Have lived in SF over 30 years, never been to Schroeder's. Tom was here 50 years ago when it was men only, finally accepting women for dinner in the 60's. Very good for what it is, namely a German beer hall. Clam chowder (soup of the day) was really excellent, non-rubber clams, not floury or pasty, good use of dill and other herbs. Strudel was disappointing, undercooked and pasty interior pastry. Veal was good. Red cabbage was simply braised - I could not tell if there was any apple or other flavorings. No bread provided by we were there for restaurant week and had the 3 course lunch special. Glad we came. Would be happy to return.
I had not been in Schroeder's in 15 years and my friend had not been there in at least 20 years so we decided to try it. The food was okay, the restaurant was crowded, and the service was decent. I had hoped for more because there is so much competition. It was okay.
Food was great!
Super fun place with a great vibe and outstanding service! The food was super yummy and the portions are HUGE! Love the upscale German beer hall atmosphere. Definitely going back!
It was a little slow - our waitress said their kitchen staff was limited that day. But there was also a party of 40 next to us. The food was fantastic though!
Our marketing team with to Schroeder's and everyone loved it! Great ambiance -- you feel like you are in Germany, but still in SF. Great beer selection, and the food was very good. Highly recommend it!!
Had a very pleasant experience- and the food was really good!
We went to Schroeders for Oktoberfest to check it out after many years. We grew up going to Schroeder's in the 70's and 80's - and wanted to see if the most recent owners were able to capture its original charm. They have kept the overall vibe going (minus the formally dressed waiters). We went this time specifically to see the Joe Smeill band play (as they always played in the old Schroeders) for Oktoberfest and Maifest. The band was fun! The food was equally as good as I remember (though we missed the german potato salad). The service however was terrible. The waitress (although pleasant) was so busy, she basically ignored our table most of the night. The long wait to order, then to get food, and then to get the bill basically put a damper on the whole experience
Have been going to Schroeders, for the past 52 years, and the food is good, and consistent.
If you're a fan of German food, this may suit you. I am, and I was a tad disappointed in the rather tough weisswurst and the very bland red cabbage. This sausage should be very tender and rich with veal flavor, not sausage, as this one. But the service was excellent and the dark beers my companion and I chose were really good. Try it. The Reuben sandwich is very good, also, although I think it would be better with traditional sauerkraut, not red cabbage.
Great food, great value, poor hostess experience. They cancelled the reservation as they were not busy. This is an active manipulation of the system to avoid paying fees for the reward balance. I showed up on time, with correct number of people, it was only an active manipulation of their opentable agreement.
We went on Saturday night and were able to take advantage of many Happy Hour offerings. It turned into a very affordable meal. Good casual dining.
Schroeder's is legit. I'm never disappointed when I visit.
Nice ambiente, good service. Food was just ok. They did something with their pretzels, they are not as good as they used to be. Sauerkraut was undercooked, almost raw. Bun for the Bratwurst roll was way too soft, more of a Mexican bollilo than a German roll
Great atmosphere and delicious food! It is a little pricey for me but considering the area, it's actually pretty affordable. Not a huge selection and definitely not for vegetarians but the food was good and the corn, red pepper bisque was fantastic. We'll be going back in the future!
I'm German girl who grew up in LA. I loved the old Schroeder's for the excellent beer and classic atmosphere but didn't enjoy the heavy, stale Gasthaus food. I love the new Schroeder's because the food is good, like real food in good Gasthauses in Germany, in addition to the ever excellent beer. I had lunch with a German friend and he had Knackwurst and sauerkraut and liked it. I had the avocado toast and LOVED it and will keep going back for it. Love the ambiance created by the thoughtful updates -- keeping the best of the old and combining with the best of the new.
Disappointed with our latest experience at Schroeder's. The food is good and the cuisine is not widely available in SF, so we were appreciative of that as we miss good sausages and schnitzel. However, Schroeder's overcharged us when we added an extra sausage and they also charge the annoying health insurance tax, which we took out of their tip. We had a reservation and arrived on time but they decided to seat us at a community table, even though there were individual tables available. When we asked to move because the fellow diners on our table were far too loud, we were told it was open seating and we could choose anywhere else we'd like to sit. Which was incorrect because some of the tables had Reserved tags on them. The hostess wasn't terribly nice. The waitress that looked after us was much better but the drinks still took a long time to come and the food even longer. My paprikash was only lukewarm. They might have been understaffed but never even acknowledged that there was a wait. Oh well, their loss. We'll try somewhere else next time.
Unfortunately I never dined there before it was renovated. The food was surprisingly good! The two of us split one entrée and ordered an extra sausage with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and grilled vegetables. I will definitely return when I can have the same meal with a beer!
We got here early and our server was attentive without being cloying. She was very sensitive to my food allergies which was great. Water glasses were kept full without being obtrusive. The ambience was nice but it wasn't crowded so it's hard to say what it's like later in the evening. The cocktail list is creative but not extensive. The food was very good and not super heavy like German food can so often be. Overall, a nice experience.