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“At Last Real German Food Nearby”
Review of Schulte & Herr

Schulte & Herr
Ranked #61 of 605 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 10, 2012

I read about this place in a little blurb in the Boston Globe and went there last Saturday to try it out. Note: On Saturdays and Sundays they have a Brunch menu so no Goulash ;-(
Weekdays there is a lunch menu. They are also doing Dinners now.
Anyway it's BYOB. I had the potato pancakes with sour cream and smoked salmon, good size serving with nice garnishes (capers, radish, pickle). I asked for bread and the choices were white, rye and sunflower seed all baked there. Came with unsalted butter and a Liptauer cheese spread, very good. My husband had bratwurst, potato salad (German style, no mayo) and sauerkraut cooke with either bacon or smoked ham. All very good and reasonablly priced. Would recommend and go again.
The special dessert was Bienenstich (bee sting cake) a little dry, not memorable.
Coffee very good, service friendly and accomodating. Hope they can keep this up, nice addition to the Portland dining scene. It is a storefront and decor is mostly modern type paintings but no polka or alpenhorn music.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

I was a bit skeptical when I heard of this new German restaurant in Portland. Earlier experiences with other German eateries in the US had not been very satisfying, their lack of authentic food being topped only by their abundance of Bavarian kitsch.
Schulte & Herr is a friendly, "hole-in-the-wall" type of restaurant, simply furnished, with modern German landscape paintings as the only decoration, and, thankfully, no polka music.
The lunch menu lists items you would find in a really nice German pub, nothing fancy, but good home cooking, made from the scratch, and not greasy.
Their freshly baked bread, served with a paprika cream cheese dip (like Liptauer Käse) was excellent, and so were our entrees. We had goulash with pan fried bread dumplings, and bratwurst with mild sauerkraut and potato salad (the Berliner kind, without mayonnaise). Everything was very tasty, the prices moderate, and the portions sizes satisfying but with enough room for the "dessert of the day", a pear poached in red wine with vanilla custard.
Because of the quality of their food this modest little restaurant really deserves an excellent rating.
We will definitely come again!

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