Schroeder's

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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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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food/excellent service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beer and German music!

TC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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!

PB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

JR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

S
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

J
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

CM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

M
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

a
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

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

JO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun for our big group. Great, boisterous atmosphere.

NP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

c
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

H
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

l
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very pleasant experience- and the food was really good!

SK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

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

RW
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Schroeders, for the past 52 years, and the food is good, and consistent.

J
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

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.

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