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“It could be so good...”
Review of Biergartenhaus

Ranked #1,776 of 3,367 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Unless you're a friend of the manager/owner, expect a 2hr wait on a nice day during the weekend. Once you're seated, you'll look around and see numerous tables open...which makes you wonder why they aren't using all available tables. This place is poorly managed and it shows immediately. People wonder in without waiting and just sit down, the wait staff is aloof, and the food is overpriced (and usually not what you ordered but the staff is non-existent so you just eat it). They always usually run out of my favorite beer, so again, why go? This really could be a great place to go, but it falls short between the wait, the staff, and the food.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We popped in for lunch. There was a very restricted lunch menu and to cap it all, the waitress then went on to point out at least 2 options and some beers that weren't available! Overall, apart from the herring on the fish appetiser dish and the Laugenbrezen, the food was rather disappointing. Despite some beer options being unavailable, there was still a good choice of quality German beers. But the prices are high.

The venue is different compared with most bars around the city and I could imagine is a lot of fun for a large group of younger people to enjoy.

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Reviewed November 10, 2011

This is really a bar. I brought my family, including preschool grandsons, because we were assured on the phone of oom pah pah music, Oktoberfest musicians and good German food. The food was actually good, but the atmosphere was young adult bar scene and the music was strictly top 40s. It was very, very crowded and very, very noisy. I felt misled and disappointed. I think the owners should decide if they want a restaurant or if they want a bar. It is impossible to do both. Last note...it was expensive for a bar.

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