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Schroeder's Cafe

240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403 (Financial District)
415-421-4778
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Price range: $0 - $30
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Cuisines: German, Continental, Californian, Café
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Financial District
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Financial District
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Naches, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Schroeder's has been in the same location since 1912. It was classic German fare classically done. I first ate there in 1980 while visiting the city. While attending a conference earlier this month I had the opportunity to revisit the cafe under new owners. The menu retains its classic dishes but the preparation is completely new and is v-e-r-y good.... More

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Shanghai
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went there recently and take a looksie since they recently changed ownership and updated the place which has been around 100 years or something. It was happy hour about 6 and the bar area was PACKED like sardines. Everyone was drinking beer of all sizes and brands and we barely found 3 seats tucked in the middle of one of... More

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Lafayette, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Joined friends for lunch. The company was great. The dining an expensive disappointment. Dry and tasteless veal with an unidentifiable white purée that may have involved apple. Tough, spotted green beans (no excuse for the poor quality). Potato pancakes were mushy inside and flavor overpowered by red onion and smoked salmon--all things I normally like but which came together terribly.... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had not been before, but my friends had. They reported this place just got a massive overhaul. Not only in the room, and the menu, but in the prices! What used to be a classic old Czech/German dining hall atmosphere, is now upscale with only communal tables keeping the tradition. I found the food to be good but prices... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The wonderful old restaurant had ambiance and great food. Today we ate in a modernized place we scarcely recognized. The Bratverst was mealy. The veal was dry. The chardonnay at $14 a glass was over-priced. Any other restaurant would have asked if we'd prefer a bottle. We're gone.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a well known old San Francisco restaurant which was closed for a time for remodeling and has recently reopened. It is difficult not to compare the "old" Schroeder's with the "New". The decor somewhat surprised me. They have retained the nice dark old wooden walls and some of the old art work and paintings plus beer steins, which... More

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Cannes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great and very friendly team. The chef Manfred totally rocks. Exellent food - the best Wiener Schnitzel west of Wienna

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Berkeley, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The restaurant has been here for decades, and the food was never that good (although copious and relatively inexpensive), but it was a convenient place for a German lunch with a beer, quick service and no need for reservations. The same family owned it through three generations, but it has changed hands several times in the last decade or so.... More

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Sarasota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Growing up in the Northeast, we've experience more than our fair share of "pub grub" in Irish and some English establishments. So going to a newly renovated German beer hall seemed like a really good idea. This is a really neat and well conceived layout. They have an AMAZING collection of beer steins. If you have any doubts about how... More

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is good, at this recently renovated Bavarian-inspired SF financial district establishment, but don't expect traditional German food or large portions. The lunch menu had good variety, but having a beer, salad and a sandwich could cost upwards of $35 per person or more. Fortunately good service comes with the tab, so it's suited for a business luncheon. The... More

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