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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 - 10:00 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

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  • 50
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
German Gem in SF

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Windsor, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Moscow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Grüß gott, tripadvisor users! Step off of Polk Street and step into Austria. At Leopold's you will find wiener schnitzel as good as you can get anywhere. No kidding. The strudel is also a must. The inside is decorated in a style reminiscent of an old Alpine lodge. What else can you ask for?

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I live down the street from Leopold's and I go here at least once every couple months. The service is great, the beer is great, the food is super authentic. Good vibe there, too. I'm a big big fan of the goulash/spatzle/salad special. My advice is to get here on the early side, especially on Fridays and weekends, as the... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Terrific German food - I had the Beef Goulash - it was better than any I had eaten in Hungary. The atmosphere is a lot of fun. I usually do not like loud restaurants, but there was something about Leopold's that made the volume seem right. We were actually headed to a different restaurant, but the hills got the better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was going to have a salad (already ordered) and I saw the schnitzel and just had to had it! Ate soooo much but worth it. The 0.5 Stiegli is good also. I didn't lake the flourless chocolate cake so much although I ate it all. Recommend it.

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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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