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2400 Folsom St. (20th St.) Send to Phone
415-401-0200 | Menu
Hearty German fare at a hip hangout.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Schmidt's Restaurant Review

: The food at Schmidt's is authentic yet refined: proof that German restaurants don’t just deal in gut-busting sausages, schnitzels and gargantuan boots of lager. Schmidt's does serve sausages and schnitzel---spätzle, too---in its minimalist digs with elegant white walls, but dishes are delivered with fresh touches. The potato salad is lightly dressed, and in early spring, dishes bow to the season: a salad of raw asparagus shavings tangled with Gruyère slivers and chopped hard-cooked egg, green beans and beets with spoonfuls of fresh quark; an appetizer of fresh pea pancakes draped in house-cured salmon and tangy dollops of sour cream. But don't dismay. Schnitzel comes smothered in anchovies, capers and a fried egg, and bolstered with a hearty cauliflower gratin. Good beers, a pleasant scene and reasonable prices round out the experience at this neighborhood spot.
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