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“Beautiful surroundings, great location, food not so much....”
Review of Ratsstube

Ratsstube
Ranked #39 of 113 Restaurants in Rothenburg
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: German, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We love everything about Rothenburg ob der Tauber - except this restaurant. The setting and menu looked promising, and we we anticipated a tasty German meal. Sadly, we were disappointed.
The service was less than friendly, our server was not interested in any questions we had for her, and the food was substandard (this based on our other meals throughout Germany). We asked if the salad dressing had any milk or dairy product in it - one of our party is allergic - were told that it was not made with dairy, but when it arrived it was dripping a creamy dressing. Likewise, we ordered venison steaks and got beef steaks. We wanted to like our meal, but the cards were stacked against us from the start.
Give this place a pass.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ordered onion soup and a salad. Soup tasted awful and my friend and I sent it back. I think the cheese was bad. The salad greens were old and soggy with dressing. We sampled Schneeball - pie crust pastry strips shaped like a ball of string. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. I think it's popular with the tourists because it has a good location, but there are other places to eat.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had lunch at this restaurant and even tho it was packed with tourist, we were served quickly and the food was very hot and tasty. We had to eat downstairs and it is like being in medieval times. Good selection of local wines topped it off.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were there with a group - which they handle well. The food was wonderful and genuine Franconian style. Service was excellent. Great local dishes and a nice environment. Our group ate in the basement which was unique with interesting brick and paintiings on all of the walls. Check it out if you stop by.

Tip: FYI if you are in this lovely little city, you will see many stores, including this restaurant, selling 'Schneeballen' pastry (snowball in english). They are fun to look at and come in many different flavors. Get one to try, but they really have no flavor and it's like eating the dry broken cookie pieces at the bottom of a box!

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Thank LPom
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We ste revioli and chicken salad.
The revioli was a bit unclear, it on wad cut to slices, made on a pan with egg on top. Was served with a salad and cold potato salad on the side. At first the dish seemeed strange,but as i started to mix and the beer started to kick in, i enjoyed the meal. it was delicious and nit only because of the beer.
The chicken salad was good, but not a surprise.you have to be a specialit to ruin chicken and a simple salad.
The portion sizes are quite good and wasnt expensive.
Additionaly we had two large beers, a coke and chocolate cake for dessert. The bill was not high, relatively to other places.
Good and welcoming service and the athmosphere definitly make me want to come back to this place.
Located right in the city center infront of the rathaus

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