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Royal Boucherie

4.6
4.6
1187 reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Royal Boucherie is a lively neighborhood bistro, serving a French-inspired menu with snacks like Champagne-Braised Escargot and heartier plates like Steak frites and our award winning burger. Like the classic oyster bars of Old City, Royal Boucherie features raw bar favorites and an extensive housemade charcuterie program.
The beverage program offers a selection of classic cocktails & signature libations, an international wine list with unique small production bottles and a broad mix of American and European craft beers and ciders.
The bi-level space delights the eye with restored finishes such as original pine floors from the 1830's, tin ceilings, antique light fixtures and exposed brick walls. Royal Boucherie boasts a jovial and sophisticated atmosphere, outfitted throughout with dark woods and stone accents.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 606-6313

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Buehler

  • Area

    Old City

  • Cross Street

    Between Market & Chestnut Sts.

  • Parking Details

    Parkway | 38 South 2nd Street<br />Sky Parking Corporation | 37 South 2nd Street<br />Autopark at Olde City | 125 South 2nd Street<br />Front & Chestnut | 36 South Front Street

  • Public Transit

    Market Frankford Line | 2nd & Market Streets<br />Buses | 21 & 42 @ 2nd & Chestnut Streets<br />17, 33, 48, and MFO @ 2nd & Market Streets<br />Indigo Bike Share | 215 Market Street

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Can't go wrong with the chicken liver mousse
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service, I can’t wait to go again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was very good! great ambiance and vibe of the restaurant. Drinks were well crafted and the staff was very nice! Definitely check it out!
  4. h

    harvey

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A return visit after 4 or 5 years. Definitely top notch quality in every way but some of the food portions were totally way way too too small, eg branzino! But they charged a more than reasonably high price for it.
  5. JW

    JudeWe

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. A small menu but what was offered was tasty and worth eating. The staff were helpful and very nice. Our food came quickly. I give this restaurant a gold star.
  6. JV

    JeanV

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around. Servers were friendly and well versed in what they were serving. Craft cocktails were delicious. We ordered an assortment of appetizers instead of dinner. Bone marrow, escargots, and chicken mousse were perfect. Highlights were the Foie Grass and the Steak Tartare. Torched Scallop sounded good but was not flavorful and the portion was overpriced. The seafood tower was at the next table and it was a work of art they seemed to love. Seating on the second floor patio is awesome and indoor would be my second choice.
  7. RB

    RonnieB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect!! Couldn’t have been better. Food was delicious and the upstairs dining deck was beautiful and peaceful place to celebrate our friend’s birthday.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Especially the charcuterie and cheese boards. We also had escargot, salad lionaise and duck confit. All were were well prepared. The service was great. Very friendly and attentive. She even recommended a great place to go afterwards for a nightcap. Neat neighborhood also. Lots to eat and drink.
  9. JF

    JeffF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience with attentive staff and pleasant presentation of great tasting food.
  10. MC

    MarcC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was exceptional
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Although the staff was so nice, the food was not great. Had extremely salty, inedible salads.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters and chicken liver pate were great! Enjoyable meal.
  13. R

    Raystar1021

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner with my husband for our anniversary on a Sunday. The place has a lovely ambience, low lighting and vintage decor. It was quiet which made for a perfect date spot. The french inspired menu was great and had plenty of options, it was hard to decide but everything we ate and drank was perfect. We tried 2 different cocktails each, all were tasty and well balanced. We also have fresh oysters, liver mousse, and steak tartar to start, all were delicious. We had duck confit and branzino for our main course. The duck was crispy and had a lovely cherry sauce and the fish was perfectly cooked. My husband said he would go back and eat the exact same meal again. I would definitely go back as well but want to try the other items they have to offer, especially if they are as good as the items we got to try.
  14. DA

    DARLENEB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant for a person who wants trendy atmosphere and food
  15. JD

    JenniferD

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Fabulous food
  16. d

    doctorwhy88

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The sea food was delicious and fresh, the wine was divine, and the staff were wonderful and knowledgeable. There was quite a pause between courses, so anticipate sipping wine and enjoying your time with your friends or loved ones.
  17. PB

    PBNJ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time here, which is a rarity for us. Normally we try to find a new restaurant for date night, but we were so impressed last august, we had to return. The second time....was even better than the first. From the perfect warm weather cocktails (the Spritzes) to oysters and steak tartare, the opening set the mood for a spectacular dinner. I went with the steak fries, my wife did a small charcuterie and cheese board that was anything but small, and we finished with creme brulee and the apple strudel. The service staff, though, is the shining star of Boucherie. Their attention to detail, anticipating your needs, being on top of everything and yet never feeling like they're interrupting a date is simply magic to behold. It just may become our regular romantic date night spot....if my waistline can handle it!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!!
  19. AS

    AngieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful food and service. Drinks were fabulous too. Went for National oyster day.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice find! We felt like we were dining in the French countryside. Good food, excellent service, romantic atmosphere.
  21. S

    Stevie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and we had a delicious brunch and we sat outside in the shade. We will definitely plan another brunch in the future. Perhaps we will sit inside this time.
  22. N

    Nick

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Birthday Expensive for “good” food. Limited menu
  23. MM

    MannyM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our Sunday brunch was amazing! Nice atmosphere, excellent service and great food. We met our daughter who flew into Philly for a wedding and it was the perfect spot. I was a little disappointed that the fromage/cheese board did not include the honeycomb advertised on the menu. Unfortunately they were out of it that day. The CHARCUTERIE charcuterie board was very good. I had the CREME BRULEE FRENCH TOAST which was excellent! If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth a visit.
  24. LC

    LynC

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, flexible about custom drinks, very enjoyable atmosphere
  25. B

    Barbara

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious, however we thought the blini appetizer was very skimpy. There were 3 blini the size of quarters which meant we got 1 1/2 each, barely a taste, for $15. The ratatouille was never delivered. The server was brusk and not personable.
  26. f

    familymealout

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Escargot were excellent.
  27. LF

    LoveFlower

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited the restaurant with friends to celebrate his birthday. It was perfect! The outdoor dining was intimate. The food was delicious with just the right size for portions.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We didn’t realize it was bastille day, so this was a great place to be. Great food, the duck confit and escargot was amazing, would return.
  29. TG

    TGPHL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came on Bastille Day and had a great experience. Warm Service, and enjoyed the food very much, as well as the fun vibe. We will be back!
  30. MD

    MaryD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite reighed supreme along with Marie Antoinette and some fabulous dishes. Service and ambiance were also great. Would do it again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  32. R

    Ruth

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for a spur of the moment dinner. Food was very good as was the service. Have been before and will go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    32 birthday celebration
  34. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was awful. Menu was very limited. We requested a table on the outdoor patio. There were 4 of us. They sat us at a table for 6, which was lovely as it was a hot evening. The hostess came over 10 minutes later to tell us we had to move because she "forgot" they had a larger party coming in. (Did not send a free dessert, or something to compensate for their error, which a classy restaurant would do.) They moved us to a table in a corner with almost no ventilation. That was the beginning of terrible service. It took almost an hour for any food to arrive. We asked for a spoon, more water, and it took a long time, and asking more than once, to get that. My fish came with 2 sauces which I asked for on the side. That didn't happen, one was on the side, one was not. My husband ordered a burger well done, it came out almost rare. This was once a terrific restaurant. I don't know what happened but I won't be going back anytime soon.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive without being overbearing. Drinks, food and sparkling wine were all fabulous and came recommended by our outstanding server! I will definitely go back. The oysters were delightful.
  36. MM

    MichaelM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A very nice rooftop open air dining area, atmospheric romantic and very enjoyable. Very limited menu, food was OK not much more than that. Service was excellent and all the personnel were very friendly. Biggest drawback for me was the interior space is extremely dark and difficult to maneuver in between tables and walking up the steps. However it was a pleasant experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch here never misses, feels like an oasis from the city.
  38. MK

    MattyK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The service was friendly and generous, but the food was nothing special and quite expensive for what it was. It wasn't bad - it just wasn't great for the price. The fried things were over-fried, the muscles were liquidy (and many inedible), and the mushroom tartlet lacked seasoning.
  39. S

    Scott

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had an excellent meal, starting with oysters at the bar during happy hour. Staff recognized that we had a curtain call and made sure we got the discount associated with the Arden theatre. Only complaint would be that we wished for a more moderately priced wine by the bottle list. We managed (and got a lovely wine), but some lower priced options (like California, perhaps, not all wines need to be French or European) would be nice. We will be back. Booths are a perfect size for two but might be tight for four.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. Great ambiance. Nice staff and food is excellent. Highly recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Royal Boucherie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 606-6313.

Royal Boucherie is rated 4.6 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Royal Boucherie

52 South 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Market & Chestnut Sts.

  • Area

    Old City

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parkway | 38 South 2nd Street<br />Sky Parking Corporation | 37 South 2nd Street<br />Autopark at Olde City | 125 South 2nd Street<br />Front & Chestnut | 36 South Front Street

  • Public Transit

    Market Frankford Line | 2nd & Market StreetsBuses | 21 & 42 @ 2nd & Chestnut Streets17, 33, 48, and MFO @ 2nd & Market StreetsIndigo Bike Share | 215 Market Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Buehler

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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