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Leopold's

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Russian Hill
German, Austrian, International
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2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1603
415-474-2000
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel!

Great atmosphere, service and food. Large beer menu and serve cider which is a plus for me. Will definitely return next time I'm in San Francisco.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Patrik O
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Stockholm County, Sweden
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant last night. I'm always interested in Austrian food abroad - it's hard to get right it seems. But I was very impressed with the schnitzel at Leopold's! It was nice and thin, just great! The potato salad was a bit watery, but the cucumber salad was good. We also had the chicken soup, and the kasespatzle.... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great atmosphere, service and food. Large beer menu and serve cider which is a plus for me. Will definitely return next time I'm in San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is great. I've only been here twice, but I loved it each time. The decor may be a little gratuitous (waiters/waitresses in lederhosen and dirndls), but the food is great. Don't look at the menu, just order the weiner schnitzel with lingon berries. It was great both times I had it and it will be great for you.... More 

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Central Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My only regret is that I was unable to return here for another meal It was a long walk from the financial district, up and down San Francisco's hills so my appetite was reenforced. There were only a few folks who reached the restaurant before I did and I was invited to sit anywhere. The restaurant has rather large booths,... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read a lot of good reviews before going to Leopold's in March 2015. Atmosphere and food were really good. Even had a chance to practice german language with our server. Highly recommended.

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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I little taste of Germany, Austria and eastern Europe right here in San Francisco. Had the house sausage appetizer, Weiner schnitzel and dark German beer and left completely satisfied with a huge smile. Will definitely go back and recommend this place to all. All the dishes looked excellent and the atmosphere is authentic.

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Granna, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Me and my husband went to Leopold's in November 2014. We loved it all! The atmosphere is fun and loud, the staff is service minded and friendly, the Bavarian beer is good and the food is just amazing! I had the "Braised Beef Short Rib" and I loved every bite of it. The meat, the gruyere mashed potatoes, the sauce,... More 

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Bloomington, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On a recent business trip to San Francisco, I went to the #1 restaurant according to TripAdvisor, one somewhere around #2000, and Leopold's which at the time of this writing is #45. Of the three, I very much preferred Leopold's. I'll be clear why- the beer was good and authentic, the Paprika Beef Goulash has to be just about the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What a fun place to get a taste of Austrian black forest hunting lodge schtick. The staff are routinely friendly and happy. The place can get loud and noisy and the beer flows freely. The "boots" glasses of 5 liters are a hoot. The food is good but not great, it's the atmosphere that people come for. Most of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the food in this restaurant. I had the roasted chicken dish that came with red cabbage which I replaced with spazel. The food was delicious and tasted like it was homemade. The restaurant has a great atmosphere but it's very noisy. It's a great place to go with friends but I don't think it's suitable for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-474-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Russian Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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