Our group was always going to their Sherman oaks location, but after last time going there; my husband had an upset stomach. So we decided to try the Newbery Park location (we were also invited to the new location by the new owner whom we meet at Sherman oaks). All I can say is that the Newbery park one sucks.
Here is the tip: the beer is not as good as in Sherman oaks. It has watery taste. My St. Bernardus was way to watery compared to what I had in Sherman Oaks. I guess they are trying to make some money on it. My husband ordered Grimbergen and it tasted nothing like the beer he had at Sherman oaks or other German/Belgium pubs. It was also watery with a very strange aftertaste. The server didn't even ask what size he wanted (thank God) and brought the smallest glasses (half pint).
Food: I ordered New Zealander with the pepper and onion toppings and it was twice smaller than at the other location. The sausage was also dry.
Service: We sat at our table at least 15 minutes waiting for somebody to stop by and take our order. When the guy finally stopped by and took it, he didn't write it and that is where everything went from bad to worst. They completely mixed up all our orders. We had a group of four people, so when the orders finally showed up 30 minutes later, only 3 people got the food. My order was somehow forgotten and I had to chaise the server to remind him that i don't have anything to eat. My friend ordered a glass of wine which took 20 minutes to pour and when it finally arrived, the glass was very dirty, so we had to catch the server and ask to replace it. It took another 15 minutes. The bartender poured another glass in 5 minutes, but then it was sitting there and waiting for us for another 10 even though our server was hanging around the bar constantly.
When the food finally arrived, they forgot my side orders. They mixed up order of the fries for my husband, so became very aggravated and I guess at that point the supervisor came to the rescue.
The place is pretty big and the servers are just wondering around not knowing what to do. We were there on Saturday around 3 pm and it was not busy. Most of the tables were empty. To have such a service at the half empty restaurant is a disgrace.
If you want to try a good German/Belgium beer, go to Wurstkuche in Culver City. Their selection of beer is better (they even let you taste it for free), the food is better and it is cheaper.
We will never come back.
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