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Review of Bavarian Chef

Bavarian Chef
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Historic Railroad Station -- The first Restaurnt "Bavarian Chef" is located in Madison, VA.
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

They says"less is more," but here more is the theme. As other reviewers note, the portions are enormous. Arriving early around 515pm we were seated immediately and soon the place was filling up. Obviously many locals come here to take home "two more meals" as the woman at the table next to us said of her goulash.
We were in the mood to try it all so started with a shrimp cocktail with nice big shrimp and a sausage sampler which came with sauerkraut and potatoes and three good sized links of veal, beef and pork. With a nice amber Paulaner this might have been our dinner.
Next came the largest and most tender New York strip we've ever seen. It's nice there are plenty of non German choices too. I ordered the smoked pork chops which came as two big and tender chops in a wine sauce atop German potato salad and mashed potatoes. It was huge but I devoured every bite. Not a morsel of fat on either entree. All of this came with two sides each so we enjoyed more potato salad, green beans, red cabbage and spaetzle. They refill these as you wish.
Still not done we ordered apple strudel which came with berries and a big dollop of cream; and the bavarian nut bombe -- tasty but frozen hard ice cream.
So you can spend half what we did by avoiding the appetizers knowing the entrees will be more than enough; or order appetizers and dessert.
But for the first visit we were really amazed. We had good service from Cassidy our waiter. Another waiter in the room dominates the place with his loud British voice and "slap on the back" tales at each table. Maybe better for a beer hall outdoors? But the old Claiborne's now lives on looking exactly as before with a few German travel posters on the wall, but now your $100 provides an amazing value for good German food in Fredericksburg.

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Thank GK1959
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Everything about the Bavarian Chef is excellent. The food is exceptional and the service is excellent. It is on the pricier side, but the portion sizes are enormous and well worth it. I will have a hard time eating anywhere else in the area.

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Thank kgmome3
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Table of 4 adults at 2:00 on a Sunday--didn't finish until 4:15. The food was good, but the service was so slow. At one point, our server apologized, saying they were training some people in the kitchen. That didn't really explain why it took 15 minutes to get coffee. Food is expensive, too. We like the food, but considering the price and the slow service, we probably won't go back.

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Thank Prejudarcy
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

A lot of food that is not so extraordinary so who wants it. Sausages good. Wiener schnitzel good. Vegetables galore but none seem fresh. Either canned or frozen variety. Germans not known for their bread but the large pretzel is cute. You pay for one meal but you take home half but the next day heated up really not that tasty. Overall nice atmosphere but would rather have a smaller portion and better quality

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Thank BAA1949
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a good resturant but pricey. You can find better selections in this area. The good was German, but they put a European 21st century spin on it. So it was not authentic German food. Service is very good. It is in an old train station and the restoration and decor is excellant. And a train really does run behind it! You want to plan to take a while for your dinner because it is a nice dining experience and the dessert was very good.

Thank vatravler20
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