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Jager Haus German Bistro & Coffee Shop Restaurant Review: Although New Orleans has a rich German heritage, there are surprisingly few authentic German restaurants in town. However, you’ll find the real deal at Jäger Haus. Wiener schnitzel is thin, greaseless and crisp. Potato pancakes are bracingly flavored with garlic. One of the house specialties is spätzle, the tiny German dumplings that can accompany any number of main dishes. They meet their best match next to the Hungarian goulash, where they help sop up the deep, dark, paprika-spiced sauce that smothers roughly hewn chunks of beef. The sausage plate is a carnivore’s dream. Jäger Haus does justice to the European approach to coffee, serving it in nice porcelain cups, while Paulaner Hefeweizen, a Munich wheat beer that's available on tap, arrives in proper stemmed glasses. The wine list includes only a few Rieslings. For dessert, there’s the predictable German chocolate cake that's actually an American cake, but ask about the daily cakes, all made in-house. It’s a casual place, done in soft colors that are easy on the eyes, with a small bar up front and about ten tables dispersed through two rooms.