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Schroeder's Cafe

240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403 (Financial District)
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Ranked #1,780 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Continental, Californian, Café
Neighborhood: Financial District
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I planned a Reunion of students who had studied in Austria in the 1960's, and our dinner at Schroeder's was a very festive way to begin our celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed the remodel...including higher ceilings + the refurbished vintage murals were stunning! The waitstaff was very attentive and personable, and we found the food to be much better than described... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I can't compare apples to apples since I've never seen to Schroeder's before the remodel, but I like the modern beer hall look. With its spacious communal seating arrangements which encourages you to get to know thy neighbnor. On the other hand, the openess that this type of seating provides ensures that you hear their conversation. No biggie, we keep... More

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marin county
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My first 25 years were pretty much spent in the Richmond district of San Francisco where wave after wave of various ethnicities shared their fare with us. The newly renovated Schroeder's is continuing this San Francisco history. The dark paneled rooms and murals have been moved right into modern times. The tradition of boisterous watering holes in the financial district... More

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Oakland, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had a casual business lunch here. Shared the curry bratwurst sausage and my colleague had the chicken salad and I had SUPER spatzle. They had corn in it and it was creamy. Not diet food, but super yummy. It was listed as an appetizer but could be a good side dish to share. I would definitely have this again. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's a great room, beautifully reimagined. The beer is good. The service was good. That's all the nice things I can say. The food was absolutely dreadful. Truly one of the worst meals I have ever had at any restaurant any where, period. Perhaps it was just what we ordered (sauerbraten and duck pastrami), but that was inedible (we nibbled,... More

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San Francisco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This is another in the new wave of German restaurants in San Francisco that prove how innovative and tasty German food can be. We ordered way too much food, mostly because it all sounded good, smelled, good and looked good. We weren't disappointed by anything. Duck Brest pastrami is amazing. Traditional sauerbraten was a revelation. And even the burger was... More

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Naches, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Schroeder's Cafe

Address: 240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
Phone Number: 415-421-4778
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: German, Continental, Californian, Café

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