My family is from Wiesbaden and I still cook some our traditional Deutsch dishes when I have the extra time.It is impossible to find the good authentic recipes like my grandmother handed down to me, but when you find a place that comes darn near close, that is a gem! First, yes it is old world style in the decor, but it is supposed to resemble a German Biergarten for crying out loud. I personally loved the decor. It reminded me of my Dad's Ratskeller! The beer selection is out of sight, the liquors, etc. The Brats are al; handcrafted with a variety of flavors, from the typical Kasse, to Spinach to Garlic. I ordered the Saurbraten (complete dinner for $17.99 so not sure why someone complained about the price and they have a small portion for $8.99) and it was darn close to my recipe that marinates for 4 days before cooking. The spatzel was inded griddled but not sure what they are talking about in other reviews about heavy breading and deep fried. It was NOT like that at all. It has a delicious herb dusting too. The gravy was very good on my Sauerbraten, good mix of sour with beef. The red cabbage was not as sweet as what you get in the can, but this is all I have had, so I bet this is the authentic flavor anyhow. I am anxious to try the potatoe pancakes and the brats on my next visit. I wish this place was open in the afternoon too because the folks across from me ordered some pretzel bread and I would love to try a pretzel bread sandwich for lunch. For dessert I had the peach cheesecake cake. Smooth, warm and delicious.
Our waitress was new but she was very nice and very attentive so I cannot say anything negative about the service at all. There were 4 other tables around me with patrons and they all were saying to one another how good the food was.
I will definitely be back and I wish the people that gave this a poor rating would try it again or perhaps realize they might just not like this type of cuisine. I happen to!
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