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Established in 2013. The Bavarian Bistro and Bar was founded in 2013 in Leavenworth, WA by the ownership team of Carl and Chef Gavin Evans, father and son, and business partners. After taking ownership, much time was invested to fine tune the true German style menu that is served in the bistro side of the restaurant. The next stage, the Bavarian Bar, was completed on September 12th, 2013. Here they feature a full bar, specialty cocktails made in the classic style, many with an updated twist. In addition, a unique tapas style menu is featured that is a blend of German, Northwest, and International styles of cuisine. We also offer two televisions, one quite large and Happy Hour, Monday thru Friday,
$10 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
German, Bar, European, Central European, International
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music
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Reviewed December 21, 2020

the best dinner i have had, my husband ordered pizza, thick crust and so good, i ordered the cheeseburger, it was huge n so delish

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

We went, ordering inside and eating outside. The food was generously sized and quite tasty. Service was friendly and prompt.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 27, 2020

Had a negative experience with a takeaway food order. What I paid for was mistakenly combined with my friend's order and given to him, while I was left waiting with an explicit explanation it was my friend's order only and that I needed to wait...for mine. After 20 minutes, I decided to get inside and check. It took a waiter a really long time to figure out the status and to promise me to call for a manager. I knew that life happens and the food in the venue was good. But their reaction to my problem was unprofessional. I was in a hurry and had to give up and leave after waiting for like 30 minutes. The manager never showed up. Later, being in another city, my friend found my meals among his ones. However, the order missed a strudel. Such a mess. And it didn't seem to be a rush hour then.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Wish we would have found this on day one! We had the Obatzda appetizer. Very different, authentic taste. It was fun to try. We had the Brandy Peach Burger (with a vegi patty) and it was AMAZING!!!! Ella was our server and she was super...sweet and attentive. Can’t wait to come again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020

Was welcomed by 30 minute wait from hostess, said something to passing waitress, seated within 5 min, great service after and waitress received 30% tip. Wanted to have an another cocktail and didn't want to keep table from other costumers from having a table so...ordered to go cocktails with them telling us we could go outside in the street area and sit and enjoy them, upon asking hostess outside for a seat she said 25 minute wait with obviously 6-9 tables open. There was no reason given why we were not seated to have our cocktails given so many open tables other then tables were reserved. Pointing out that we had just bought 2 beverages from there bar inside with them saying we could go out and sit and enjoy our beverage!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

The blackberry jalapeño burger was incredible. My fiancé had the caprese burger and she really enjoyed it and she’s not typically one to finish a whole burger! Service was great, everyone was professional and friendly and made our visit great!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous schnitzel platter with the most amazing red cabbage side. Great service, good atmosphere. Handling things well amid the covid restrictions.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

I have been there quite a few times, and it never fails to provide me with great, friendly service, delicious eats, and tasty beers. A must visit for Leavenworth visitors!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
PatrickRyanStein, General Manager at Bavarian Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2020

Hi Brittany. Best in town? Whoa! Thank you so much! Can't wait until we can see you again. Stay safe. --Patrick @ Bavarian Bistro

Reviewed February 19, 2020

Great find on our first night ever in Leavenworth. Started with cocktails that were tasty. Ordered salami plate with cheese and bread. Great variety of cured meats and spiced jam. Shared schnitzel dish as well as kale & apple salad and sweet potato fries. Server...was super local, friendly, fun to talk with. A wonderful start to our 4 days in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
PatrickRyanStein, General Manager at Bavarian Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2020

Hi Roam. Thanks for the fantastic words. So glad you enjoyed everything, and happy to hear your Server was great. Hope to see you again soon. --Patrick @ Bavarian Bistro

Reviewed February 18, 2020

We really enjoyed our experience at the Bavarian Bistro! Everything was tasty and the service was good. The thing that really won me over about this place is the fact that they had a vegetarian sausage platter. It came with 2 veggie sausages, spaetzle and...sauerkraut and was delicious. My husband had the stew and we split a pretzel. We were both pleased by the entire experience. I can definitely see us coming back on our next visit to Leavenworth!More

Date of visit: February 2020
PatrickRyanStein, General Manager at Bavarian Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2020

Hi Tiffany. Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed everything. Hopefully we will be open again soon and can host you again. Take care. --Patrick @ Bavarian Bistro

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December 12, 2017|
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Response from Buddie151 | Reviewed this property |
We were over from Scotland in September and got a table without waiting. If you're dead set on going here I'd make a reservation though.
August 22, 2017|
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Response from eahaman | Reviewed this property |
The food is authentic, atmosphere relaxing and service excellent. Suggest you contact the Bistro directly regarding kids' menu and reservation questions. We have seen young children as guests when dining there on previous... More
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November 8, 2015|
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