My fiance and I were incredibly pleased with our experience here! We'd been to Leavenworth on vacation and loved the old world style and flavors. Das Stein Haus is as good, if not better than some of the places we'd dined at in Leavenworth. While I missed the adorable serving staff in their precious costumes (we ate in the restaurant side and not the bar side), I was thrilled to find that everyone from our server, to those refilling water etc, were efficient, incredibly friendly and very helpful!
Often, when one receives recommendations from the staff, it's because the chef has said they need to "push the special" or "get rid of the last of the____", not so here! Our server Monica was well acquainted with the menu and discussed her favorites with us. As a result we ended up with the split pea soup, salad with balsamic vinaigrette, pork medallions with apple brandy sauce and Jaeger Schnitzel.
Where to begin? Everything was cooked to perfection and presented nicely. The split pea soup was the best I have ever had at a restaurant! Everything there is homemade and the chef has brought his own authentic German recipes with him.
The vinaigrette was a refreshing change from what we're used to. Most places over do the oil but this was a lovely tart, flavorful dressing that complimented the greens beautifully. My favorite was the Jaeger Schnitzel, although it only ever so slightly edged out the split pea soup. The sauce on the Jaeger Schnitzel was rich and delicious and was the perfect accompaniment to the mushrooms, onions and breaded pork!
I'd love to see a dinner sized bowl of the soup on the menu! Monica named off some of their other soups and we'll be going back just for soup and strudel very soon!
I would highly recommend getting one of the authentic dishes as your side. My fiance chose the rice pilaf and while it was all right, it was nowhere near as delicious as the spaetzle. As a matter of fact after he tried my spaetzle, he liked it so well that Monica got him a side order!
This is a great place for either couples or families. The portions are so generous both my fiance and I ended up taking some home. The prices are reasonable for the quality and portions and the service can't be beat!