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Schroeder's

4.2
4.2
196 Reviews
$30 and under
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Californian, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: M-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: M-Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Bar: M-Fri 11:30-10:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 421-4778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul Ortiz

  • Catering

    Email info@schroederssf.com for menu and pricing

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    California

  • Parking details

    Public Lot (Embarcadero Center), Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI: Lines 1, 10, 41<br />BART: Embarcadero Station

  • Entertainment

    Live Band during major events like Maifest, St. Patrick's Day, and Oktoberfest
    Beer Hall Games

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    meee

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 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.

  2. TO

    TamaraO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  3. A

    Ange

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  5. O

    Opentableuser26

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 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.

  6. H

    Hungry

    London

    116 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food/excellent service

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, beer and German music!

  9. TC

    TomC

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    2.0

    32 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 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.

  11. AK

    AlanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    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!

  12. PB

    PeterB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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

  13. JR

    JeannetteR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. PC

    PamelaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  15. S

    mikeS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  16. J

    Jacqueline

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 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.

  17. s

    sourak

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. SB

    SandyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 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!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  20. CM

    CheesemongerMom

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 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.

  21. M

    Marsha

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 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.

  22. MK

    MatthewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. M

    Marcie

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. SL

    SteveL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. GK

    GailK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. a

    ahoy

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  28. s

    snappycomeback

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 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.

  29. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall2food3service4ambience1

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

  30. JO

    JoeO

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 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.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 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.

  32. AM

    AMB23

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  33. MP

    MelodyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun for our big group. Great, boisterous atmosphere.

  35. NP

    NapaPaul

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 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.

  36. c

    cyssf

    San Francisco

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 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.

  37. H

    Hadley

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great!

  39. k

    kimmybear

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!

  40. TF

    TheFakeBillie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 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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Schroeder's is rated 4.2 stars by 196 OpenTable diners

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  • Cross street

    California

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: M-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: M-Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Bar: M-Fri 11:30-10:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Californian, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot (Embarcadero Center), Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI: Lines 1, 10, 41<br />BART: Embarcadero Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Ortiz

  • Entertainment

    Live Band during major events like Maifest, St. Patrick's Day, and Oktoberfest
    Beer Hall Games

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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