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brokensail (1028) Orange County, California | December 25, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Kind of plainly decorated place with wooden tables, sort of what you’d expect from a German restaurant, I guess.
The beers are almost all German, though there are a couple Belgian things available, too. The food is kinda what you’d expect. A lot of pork and potato products offered here. Sausage and all that jazz.
Not as good as GHS down in Redwood City, but it’s still a solid visit.
BiddleBrau (78) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | May 15, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in prior to an other engagement. Mostly mellow crowd although it did get busy in the 30 minutes I was there. Not busily decorated which added to the mellowness and comfortable feel. Taps were decent with a few unique brews. Didn’t have the food. I’d stop in again to check out their selection. Staff was friendly allow me to sample a few and checking in on my selections.
ntmurphy (2) , | August 21, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Any flavor you like and then some. Great staff, great food. I love coming here!
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | July 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place has a personality. Very busy. good beer.
t0rin0 (1490) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited for dinner with the parents a little while back.
The place is kind of barren on the inside. My parents, who lived in Germany while the wall was still up, had a good time joking that this place is like an east German restaurant where they have a bunch of things on the menu but they dont actually have most of them in stock. The walls had minimal decorations, the tables plain wood, and it was crowded. If that was the theme they were going for then fine, just not my thing. Also, the one and only bathroom that I know about is in a skinny doorway which is hard enough to get through without servers constantly walking through there with plates and trays.
Food was pretty good for German food which isnt the most inventive food but when everything has pork and potatoes I can’t complain. Had a half liter of a schwartzbier that I hadnt already tried but they also had some other stuff that I was tempted to get.
Not a bad place and now that Schnitzelhaus is closed it’s probably the best place left.
craftycarl21 (81) Washington, Washington DC | February 25, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Had dinner here with my girlfriend and her folks. Pretty serviceable German cuisine; not entirely authentic, but a pretty good effort for a US joint. Classic German beer selection expected in US; Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Kostritzer, etc. Nothing showstopping, but not a bad place for some sauerbraten and a liter of brau.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | April 29, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Can’t believe I had to add Suppenküche to this site. Oh well, crazier things have happened. This is currently the premier German beer bar in San Francisco, although you’ll find a better one a half hour down the peninsula in Redwood City called Gourmet Haus Staudt. Atmosphere is fine, although it can get a little cramped and the lighting is not ideal. Service is average to good. There are a good number of taps, mostly German with maybe a couple Belgian. There are also a good number of bottles, again mostly German. Listen guy, you’re not going to find some über-rare tick at the ’küche, but if you want beers that drink pretty good, you’ll get that. They have Das Boot available (see "Beerfest") if you’re up for challenging your liver. If you’re there for your birthday or bachelor party or something, expect your friends to force you to drink one. The food is very good, again not as good as Gourmet Haus Staudt, but still very good. The prices are a bit on the high side, but not bad for San Francisco. There is no beer garden here as far as I know, so you’ll have to head over to Zeitgeist for that. Nice place overall. No Gourmet Haus Staudt, but hey, what is?
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