My husband took me to this restaurant for dinner on my birthday. We were staying in Shipshewana,IN for 2 nights & The Essenhaus was in a nearby town. I had always heard about this restaurant and I never heard anything bad, so it sounded like a good birthday choice. Upon arrival we were offered the Buffet or the other area of the restaurant for Menu orders. We gave the hostess our name & waited maybe 1/2 hr and it was nice to have a place to sit down & wait. Our server was pleasant & the food was served in a timely manner. We let her know that we were celebrating a birthday & she offered us a cake for $3 & we asked her if she could sing happy birthday. The food was served and my husband ordered Ribeye Steak that was tender & delicious. I orderded the Fried Chicken & it was so good. The chicken was tender & juicy & the best. The wait staff then brought out my birthday cake & sang to me. It was all perfect & I'm sure that we will return to The Essenhaus at some time.