Schroeder's

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$30 and under
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German
Originally founded in 1893, Schroeder’s longstanding history has made the Bavarian inspired beer hall a favorite of San Francisco for the past 120 years. With a new page beginning in Schroeder’s history, the restaurant is reinventing the way San Francisco views German Fare. The restaurant’s décor pays homage to its Bavarian Heritage with Herman Richter murals, Historical Wall of Steins, and the original millwork throughout. A rosewood bar stretching the length of the beer hall with 22 German beers on tap is sure to captivate the thirsty. Prost!
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vipmeee
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

much too noisy; the thumping bass of the rap-like music was not fun or enjoyable. the restaurant's idea of a "dining room" is really not that...it's just a big beer hall. the food is good but somewhat limited choices.

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TamaraO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Great place to go to get into a good mood, with friends or alone. German beers are awesome. I had the Spaten, so good -- light, refreshing, full of flavor. We always get a pretzel and this time, tried the brat/curry sauce tater tots. Yummy, although a little more expensive then I would have expected. Glad we shared.

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Angenj
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit for a team event. Food is great and love the beer selection. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like tangy-er sauerkraut and mine was kind of bland but over all the food was very good.
The noise level is off the scale to me... I have limited hearing so the noise level made it very difficult for me to converse with my party.

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Opentableuser26
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pretty good. Service was slow at first but picked up as bigger groups left. Great for younger bar crowd of you want a very loud restaurant to meet people and have some drinks. Not so good for couples looking for a quiet night out. Made our reservations on Open table thinking we were getting a quiet dining room as it plainly states on the OpenTable app that the reservation will be for their dining room and not for the bar area. But upon arrival we were sat in the bar area anyway. You will be sitting with other people at your table with only a plant between you. Food was pretty good. Your basic bar food.

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vipHungry
London
116 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ugh. Bad food, loud as hell, overall pretty bad. Not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer and German music!

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vipTomC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I love German food, but this was something altogether different. I had Jaeger Schnitzel and the red cabbage and sauerkraut did not taste like anything I've ever had before. Very strange spices that didn't work. The presentation with the salad greens dumped on top of the whole plate didn't wow me either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had a great waiter. But he got my order wrong. Hard to believe, but wrong sausage. When I asked him, he didn’t understand. I like the joint, but it is overpriced. Empty today. Plus it asked me to reconfirm my reservation twice. At a half empty joint. Get over yourself. When there is European soccer, you guys are an option. The rest of the year you are a very expensive lunch option.

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AlanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Soccer noise shattered our conversation. We should have anticipated this and planned lunch at a Chinese restaurant instead! Meanwhile, rest assured that we will return to Schroeder’s again some quiet afternoon!

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vipPeterB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Has become very pricey. Over $50 for lunch for 2 with one appetizer and no alcohol.

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vipJeannetteR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- very friendly, accommodating. Fun place to hang out. Love all the Schnitzel dishes. One of our favorite go to restaurants!

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vipPamelaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had so much fun! Great polka band - great food!

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vipmikeS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had q great time, food was well done and service even better.

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vipJacqueline
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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sourak
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-holiday party drinks and dinner with the team. Excellent service and wonderful food. We had a jolly time!

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SandyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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CheesemongerMom
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipMarsha
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun, great food and wonderful service. AUTHENTIC!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience they had a band and we danced with them. It was awesome.

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vipMarcie
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic spot with history and I am so glad it’s still around

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SteveL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic German food, mixed with American cuisine. One of my SF Financial District favorites.

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vipGailK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun restaurant! The food was every bit as good as the food we had in Germany.

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vipahoy
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Hadn't been there in a long time and was happy to return.

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snappycomeback
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Just another loud sports bar with marginal quality food. However, the German beer was good but a wider selection would be better.

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JoeO
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AMB23
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MelodyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was tasty, fresh and nicely presented. Excellent service. Great for a quick bit to eat if you arrive before noon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun for our big group. Great, boisterous atmosphere.

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vipNapaPaul
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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vipcyssf
San Francisco
153 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipHadley
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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vipkimberlyr
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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