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Russian Hill
German, Austrian, International, European
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2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1603
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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Very nice

Great brunch in a relaxed atmosphere with the German music in background. Food and beer tasting authentic. Like the sauerkraut

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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English first
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Great brunch in a relaxed atmosphere with the German music in background. Food and beer tasting authentic. Like the sauerkraut

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Visiting my son in SF and enjoyed our dinner last evening at Leopold's. The entrees were excellent, very hearty and authentic. A must try if you like German food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

+ Delicious food and great portions + Great beer selection on draft + Fun, old-fashioned atmosphere + Pleasant, funny wait staff + Red cabbage is the best!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A German theme greets when you enter Leopold. You're seated at a table for two along side other tables. This is not a problem because the atmosphere is such that people talk to each other. The food is delicious. The beer selection is wide and good. It's a very popular place and deservedly so.

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were at Leopold's on May 31, 2015 for dinner. A bit like stepping back in time, due to the decor and server attire. Noisy when we arrived because of a large group, the level abated when they left. Pleasant experience overall. Our most interesting selection was a shared vegetable strudel as a salad.

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Oneonta, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Glad I arrived early because the place filled up quickly. Casual venue. Small. Happy, somewhat noisy, crowd. Had vegetable strudel appetizer, jaegerschnitzel entree, and apfel strudel for dessert. All very good. The spaetzle were so good got an order to take home with me. Tried the Stiegl lager - liked it very much. No real German food to be had... More 

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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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, European


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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