My wife and I read a review of this restaurant in our local paper and it looked interesting. We like German food ---me more than my wife--- and the review gave it four stars, so we thought we would try it.
We went with another couple on a Saturday night and were seated right away. We did have reservations, but they probably wouldn't have been needed because it wasn't that crowded. The atmosphere is casual with some German decorations. More importantly, the menu was much more extensive than I expected and the beer menu was outstanding. This is the first restaurant in NC where I have seen Spaten Optimator served. Unfortunately, they did not have any of their selections on tap and I didn't bother with the wine list this time.
I ordered Hungarian Goulash, my wife got Wiener Schnitzel and our friends ordered Beef Roulades and Knockwurst. Our salads were served promptly and though they were simple, they were delicious.
Now the main courses arrived after 15-20 minutes or so and they were outstanding. We all sampled some of everyones and I must say that the goulash was the favorite, but all the dishes were great: well prepared, quality ingredients and fresh. We also had spaetzel, sauerkraut, red cabbage, potato salad, homemade bread and plenty of mustard.
After our main course we had desserts and they were equally excellent. Apple strudel of course, a pear tart, a French apple tart and a chocolate tart. All were wonderfully tasty.
We will definitely return and would highly recommend Old Europe to anyone in the Piedmont-Triad seeking top quality German food. (I just hope that there are enough people in the Triad area who enjoy German food to keep them in business.)