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265 Detroit St. (Second Ave.) Send to Phone
Contemporary American cuisine with a genuine European twist is served in a cozy tavern setting.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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: A broad menu of contemporary cuisine, highlighted by authentic German dishes, has earned this art-filled garden-level restaurant a large, loyal following. For lunch, we always try for a seat out on the patio (more like a courtyard, really), full of flowers and colorful contemporary art. We order the Bauern Teller, a farmer's plate of smoked European meats and cheeses, served with very substantial bread. Another favorite is the meatloaf (made with meat and wild mushrooms), served with a generous helping of garlic mashed potatoes. For dinner, we prefer eating inside the warm and cozy tavern. We're especially partial to executive chef-owner Markus Georg's buttery wienerschnitzel, pounded very thin and served with roasted potatoes and haricots verts. We also like the remarkably tender sautéed calf's liver with Granny Smith apple slices, and wild Alaskan salmon grilled and served with a raspberry butter sauce. Make sure to leave room for the signature dessert, a bowl of cherries and boysenberries with a cassis reduction, topped with whipped cream. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced, with many offerings by the glass. But the real draw here is the dozens of premium German beers on tap.


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