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“Good German Food”
Review of Rheinlander - CLOSED

Rheinlander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $40
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Rheinlander is a unique Portland tradition in festive dining. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, a night out with the family or a group outing, the Rheinlander is a truly fun and entertaining experience. Prost!
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We celebrated our son's 13th birthday here and everybody in the family enjoyed it. We ordered off the sharing menu and everyone got to try a little bit of everything. Menu prices are very reasonable. The only complaint I have is that upon seating the hostess asked if we were celebrating anything and I told her we were and although the apple struesle was very good and the birthday song was nice, I would have liked to know about the almost $6 charge to the bill beforehand. We probably would have skipped that. But, the service was excellent with an authentic German waitress. We will come again but probably won't tell anyone if we are celebrating!

Thank jasonmeares
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

But then I guess that's what authentic German restaurants are like, right? Lots of beer, lots of grinning, happy people, lots of sausages, kraut, and schnitzel. Three of us all had the same thing...chicken schnitzel. It nearly covered the entire plate and was delicious and crispy fried and served with spaetzle (little egg noodles). The German beer selection is quite good, so that's what we all had. We were in Portland visiting my brother, so may end up there again sometime. Not a bad place if you don't mind the noise, tight quarters and little in the way of ambience.

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Thank Lim48
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I am German. We recently returned from a trip to Germany, so it wasn't as 'authentic' as some people expect it to be. We compare it to Leavenworth in Washington, sort of an imitation. do NOT order the fondue, its awful.

Thank oregonoma4
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

this must be one of the best restaurants on the West coast. Atmosphere, fun, food...it has it all...be sure to visit it soon !

Thank Squegee13
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We made reservations at the cavernous Rhinelander for Christmas Eve after I heard glowing reviews for the Thanksgiving meal that they serve. We got in early as the restaurant closes at 7 on the 24th. We were seated in kind of a side room/alcove off the main entrance, but could still see and hear the Christmas songs being played on an accordian with our server providing the singing. We were provided with great service with suggestions on beer, fondue, food and dessert. Included in our order was a feast that had a bit of everything. Each course was delicious as the three of us were able to share the generous portions. I cannot see this as a go to restaurant, but it would be great for visiting friends, group nights out or just the occasional night of fun. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Stew M
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