Last night my wife Gloria and I went to Glunz for dinner, hoping to get some good, authentic German food. It was an utter failure, a disaster. Our first clue should have been that upon entering the restaurant at around 6:00 p.m., the first thing we noticed was the lack of customers. No one was there! Not one diner, not even anyone sitting at the bar. I thought, "Well, it's fairly early, and a Tuesday, so maybe it doesn't mean anything." I was wrong. We started with drinks: I asked for a Makers Mark Manhattan, Gloria ordered a glass of Pinot Noir. The Manhattan tasted nothing like a Manhattan should, and if it was Makers Mark, they must have watered it down or something. Horrible. Gloria's wine was adequate at best. Next up? Salads. The salad was a mix of spinach, spring greens, and iceberg lettuce. We both ordered the balsamic vinagraitte dressing and at first thought that explained the brown appearance of the iceberg lettuce - it didn't. The iceberg lettuce was brown, as in very old and going bad.
The entrees: I ordered Wiener Schnitzel and Gloria ordered the Sauerbraten, a dish she and I both really enjoy. When it's done right, that is. Her Sauerbraten was cold. The gravy tasted as if it had come out of a can. The Spatzle that came with tasted something like Elmer's glue. The Wiener Schnitzel was no better. It was deep fried and there was more batter than veal, and it was utterly tasteless. Following the deeply disappointing Manhattan, I ordered a beer, a Stiegl, from Austria. The beer was delicious. The rest was completely disappointing. By the way, no other customers arrived for the entire time we were there, which was at least 45 minutes, perhaps an hour. Now I no why. Don't say you haven't been warned. This place stinks! Oh, and the bill for all of this below-par fare? $65.00 before tip.