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“Not what I expected, but still OK”
Review of An Bord

An Bord
Ranked #12 of 126 Restaurants in Wilhelmshaven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 14, 2012

I tried the An Bord based on a previous reveiw and I was curious about the nautical theme it mentioned.

The dining area is one big area with a central island bar shaped like a boat.

Nautical themed restaurants I've been at in the past usually have nets and all other form of antique relics and artifacts from the sea faring world. However, everything in the "An Bord" is brand new and the Nautical decorations are minimal. So on a cold March evening, the ambience was not cozy.

Based on the previous review, I went for the fiserman platter (can't remember the exact name), with a lobster soup to start.

Soup was excellent
Fisherman's platter was very HUGE in size. A large square plate that was packed very full. When you get a plate like that it's hard not to react.....wow!!

The fisherman's platter was tasty, but greasy. Where I expected fish to be grilled, it was either fried by itself or fried in batter. What happens to greassy food?......it gets limp and mushy over the course of your meal.

note, I did experience greasy fish meals at other restaurants while in Wilhelmshaven, so this style of cooking could be typical of the region.

Service was very efficient.

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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Spending the week in windswept Wilhelmshaven has been an interesting adventure. The cuisine here is so different from Southern Germany. Fish, fish, everywhere! My mother and I celebrated her birthday at the An Bord this week and I have to say that it was quite good! The outside of the building is welcoming, with the menu posted outside the door. Inside the bar that is situated in the middle of the room is in the shape of a ship's bow, complete with the ornamental topless woman. The entire restaurant is decorated tastefully in an understated nautical theme. The menu was large but not overwhelming. We decided to start the evening with an appetizer to share. We chose the shrimp in garlic butter. Before the appetizer was served, we were brought a small "welcome" from the kitchen. Not being a food critic, I am not sure what the "proper" name of the dish would be called...but it had the consistency of panna cotta, but was made with Kohlrabi (German turnip) and had a small dollop of chili sauce on top. It was quite flavorful and we both enjoyed it. We were then served our shrimp skewers. Although we were splitting an appetizer, the kitchen tastefully put one skewer and a small salad on two seperate plates for us. The shrimp and garlic butter were great, not overcooked, and had a nice flavor. The salad was crisp and the DRESSING was fantastic! We then ordered the Fish Platter for two. It was enormous! We were served four different types of fish (Zander, Salmon, Rotbarsch, and sadly I cannot remember the last) along with 4 large prawns and two miniature lobsters. Along with this was a medley of steamed vegetables and fried potatoes. There were three sauces that came with the platter for the fish (and veggies too, I suppose!) which were a Mustard Dill sauce, a Hollandaise sauce, and then a red sauce (which resembled a ketchup mayo mix). I liked everything except the red dipping sauce. It was really just bland and had no particular flavor. I think if they put a dash of chili sauce in it, it would be great! For dessert I had the Creme Brulee, which had been prepared ahead of time and tasted fine. The price for our entire meal, including 3 beers, 1 house wine (a Merlot that tasted fine), a Mineral Water, and a Cuppucino came to 64 Euro. This is a great restaurant for the town of Wilhelmshaven. I really enjoyed myself and liked the food!

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