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About Schroeder's

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. Chef Chris Borges’s passion for the cuisine and love of California’s seasonal styling is embodied in the dishes he creates. 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!

240 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
German, Californian, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: M-Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 421-4778

Website:
http://www.schroederssf.com/

Parking Details:
Public Lot (Embarcadero Center), Street Parking

Public Transit:
MUNI: Lines 1, 10, 41
BART: Embarcadero Station

Executive Chef:
Chris Borges

Private Party Facilities:
Thank you for considering Schroeder's to host your private event. We are pleased to offer several private dining options for your every event. With 5,000 square feet, we can happily host everything from a 275 guest cocktail party to a special intimate dinner for 12.

Private Party Contact:
Whitney: (415) 421-4778

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Schroeder's Restaurant is one of the FiDi's premiere restaurants for events. From happy hours in the beer hall to office dinner to an executive lunch, we have a space for you.
Contact our Event Manager: Whitney
Whitney@schroederssf.com
415.421.4778

Please note, If you make a reservation for 16- 20 people you will be seated at two tables directly next to each other.

Schroeder's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Schroeder's is legit. I'm never disappointed when I visit.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great everything!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Schroeder's was a fun place to have lunch with friends. The Dine About Town special was a good deal for the price. The mixed gem salad was delightful. The huge Wiener schnitzel covered fluffy mashed potatoes and was served with red cabbage like sauerkraut. Dessert was vanilla softie ice cream.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This place has truly gone downhill. Really has little identity left aside from the bar. The food was unbelievably poor. Did they go to Whole Foods and buy a couple of Frozen German dinners? Sehr Schlecht!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We were seated at once. Our waitress was personable and seemed to welcome our questions. We ordered, and she suggested that we also have the "wonderful" pretzels with mustard. We agreed and they were pretty good but for $12 for 3, I might have reconsidered had she not made them sound so good. Also, I ordered a salad, and chicken strips (at $4) were added without my asking for them. I tipped my usual 20%, but in future I would not ask for the extras.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We hadnt been to Schroeders for a few years, and were shocked to find our funky German restaurant had been remodeled into a hipster, ultra modern, austere environment. I miss the cheezy faux German beer hall vibe. There are a million restaurants that look like the new version. It was a physically and emotionally cold experience. Service was spotty. We asked for an iced tea and that request was denied. Seriously? You have hot tea and ice but cant make an ice tea? The food was good, must say that but wont go back just for that.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2016

The Schnitzel was awful. It felt as if they made it the night before or in the morning and that they have not refreshed the oil they cooked it in, since the color was dark brown. On top of that, it tasted as if they microwaved it before serving it. I've eaten a fair number of Schnitzel (or veal Milanese in Italian restaurants) and this was possibly the worst. Shameful preparation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

First time dining at this institution and it was a great experience - exactly what I was hoping for. The ambiance is fantastic; it looks and feels just like what I imagine a hall built in 1920s Germany would look like. The food was great and the service was friendly.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Very very loud. Friends Wiener schnitzel burned and too thin. Waitress never came to check on how food was after someone else delivered food

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Outstanding food and service. Will be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

A fun place for dinner!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

High energy. Good vibes. Place to be seen. Or to look.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great place to get together with friends. Yummy food, great beer, and nice ambience. A San Francisco institution not to be missed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2016

My wife and I went to Schroders for the first time and it was AMAZING! The pretzels are to die for and literally everything we had was delicious! Our server Uri was incredibly helpful and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Very kind waiter, great food! Will be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

It was a great spot but having lived in Germany and knowing a bit about the food we were disappointed. The jagerschnitzel was really thin and overcooked and a bit dry. I wanted a wheat beer, which they had but when I asked for a berliner weisse mit schuss, they did not know what it was and I had to explain it and even purchase a shot of Chambord to try and replicate it.

I don't think we will go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

First time here during the week for dinner. Service was excellent, the ambience is ok, the food was equally just ok. My husband and I started off with the VESPERPLATTE a German meat and pickled veg plate which was quite tasty and included a variety of cured meats.
The entrees included:
The WIENER SCHNITZEL which is a veal cutlet; it was dry and overcooked but the potato salad was delicious..The SAUERBRATEN which is braised beef, red cabbage, bacon, grapes and potato dumplings; the beef is tender and delicious, the cabbage with the chunks of bacon is outstanding. The only complaint about this dish, the amount of cinnamon was a bit overpowering for my liking and the dish itself, is quite sweet. I also ordered a side of spaetzle which was not seasoned at all and was very greasy! We ended with the Apple Strudel which wasn't anything I hadn't had before. All in all a good experience but probably won't go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Schroeder's' dining room is beautiful; interesting design and comfortable. We had the Wiener Schnitzel and Bratwurst dinners and some appetizers. The food was just ok, not great. They have an interesting beer list and we sampled a couple of good German drafts. The inclusion of California beers to compare with their German counterparts is interesting. I'd go back to sit in the bar, have a beer and watch the Giants on TV.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2016

One of the Bay Area's handful of German cuisine restaurants and excellent since it was revamped and modernized. Delicious schnitzels, sausages with sauerkraut, homemade chips, etc. And, great value. Huge selection of beers for beer lovers. Busier and busier since its reopening and a long-term keeper.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2016

I am obviously out of step with what the me generation or management thinks they want in a restaurant. Schroeder's use to be a semi quiet German restaurant that was a place to meet friend and have an enjoyable meal with a great selection of beers and conversation. I could have gone to O'Doul's on Union Square during a World Series Game and had the same dining experience. I brought some friends for Stuttgart there for dinner and the experience was anything but pleasant. Some of the staff members agreed that the change in style was a mistake, but then is it managements decision. Bye Bye to a cultivated City.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Great appetizers with an excellent beer selection. Schroeder's is also a great place for a full dinner with a group of friends. The restaurant ambiance is sleek while still being in tune with its German heritage. Very cool collection of beer steins in the back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2016

It was good, I've been to Schroeder's before, but never had dinner there. It was a bit more expensive than what I expected, but still very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Have been going to Schroeders since 1966, and the food was excellent, a big improvement
since about 4 or 5 years ago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Food was good but is inconsistent in its preparation. Deserts were awful and overpriced (had to be defrosted which took about 20 minutes). Service was awful. Wait staff doesn't seem to have any knowledge of the menu or possibilities of substitutions, they get involved in talking to customers of their age so you can't get their attention.... Restaurant has an amorphous identity--sports bar, rock music loudly playing, German food (not much to chose from)--needs to define itself better and have better management to train and supervise staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Nuremberg brat delicious.
Wiener schnitzel not so good. Worst potato salad ever.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Outstanding food, service, beer selection, ambiance! We dive an hour+ and it's been great both times.

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