When friends and family learned I was going to Hermann for a weekend, most commented that I should stop at this restaurant because they had enjoyed it in past years. Maybe it was better then.
My visit didn't start well. The hostess walked my husband and me to a small table next to the noisy kitchen and asked, "Will this work for you?" I nicely asked if she could seat us at one of the other empty tables and, in a sharp, rude tone, informed us that the table we were looking at was our only choice. I asked “Why is that?” She replied that the empty tables were all reserved. They didn’t look reserved and it’s hard to say if the people who were later seated at these tables had reservations. Having lunch at this place on a Saturday doesn’t require reservations and the hostess’ attitude and demeanor made me question this odd situation.
It was mostly an older crowd. Our waitress was nice and brought everything at a good pace. There was a high school guy filling water glasses at all of the tables moving about like a drone. The décor was German kitsch from the 1970s, but I didn’t mind (even kind of liked) the atmosphere. The food was nothing to brag about. Some food was pretty good, most was pretty tasteless. They do make great pie.
Don’t go out of your way to go to this restaurant. If you happen to be hungry while at The Stone Hill Winery, it’s a fair option and one of the few restaurants nearby.
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