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“Foreigners beware!”
Review of Das Wirtshaus

Das Wirtshaus
Ranked #1,605 of 2,533 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The food was good, it was not the first time we went there...but this time the generally rude waiter informed us that we cannot pay with small coins....and then he told us the tip is not included and not optional (in Germany tip is not mandatory). I guess he didn't want the small coins so we give a tip at all. I usually give a tip, but if the service is crappy I don't...he did not receive a tip that day.

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Thank K S
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Love this place. Will eat here every time I am in Frankfurt. Food is simple, traditional German. Good service and good price.

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Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stopped by here before the Germany vs Brazil World Cup 2014 game.. Gorgeous, intriguing setting. Waitress was very helpful in suggestions on selections. The food was to die for. We had the Grilled tender chicken breast, topped with pineapple and glazed with Swiss-cheese,on Swiss potato fritters (Rösti)and green leaf salad that was absolutely delicious. Prices were reasonable by European standards.

The setting is very interesting. Lots of jazz figurines. The waitress was very helpful in giving us a little history of the restaurant & the story behind all the jazz figurines. She was also very nostalgic, apparently the place is closing down, the owner of the building not renewing the lease after some 30 years. So go enjoy it and judge for yourself. We we treated kindly, our meals did not take long at all & we were not cheated on our bill.

Go enjoy.

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Thank MichelleLo2014
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I found this restaurant from another forum, which recommended it as a good Frankfurt restaurant. It was over 9pm. I did not want to eat too much so I decided to share menu item 89 with my husband. We were given an English menu as we don't speak German. Item 89 is Crispy roasted knuckle of pork (Schweinehaxe) served with soured cabbage (Sauekraut) and pan fried potatoes for Euro 13.80. However, when we got the bill, we found that we got charged 13.80 for knuckle of pork (Schweinehaxe), 7.8 for soured cabbage served with pork (mit Sauerkraut), and 2 x 4.20 for sharing food, which means we had to pay Euro 30 for item 89. We questioned about the bill. The waiter explained the 2 x 4.20 was for extra plate because we shared the pork and we needed to pay for that, and the soured cabbage was always an extra charge in German menu, which we did not believe so. This was not the only restaurant in which we ate in German, but the only time we got such a bill. So we talked to the boss of the restaurant, who does not speak English. With the help of a local customer, we got refund Euro 8 for the soured cabbage charge. But we left Euro 7 for tips. Frankly speaking, the pork tasted good. However, how we got billed was awful. Here I just wanted to share our experience. Make sure to double check your bill, all foreign travelers.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

This place serves ok food but DINER BEWARE!!!
The waiters are CROOKS!!! Especially if you're a foreigner or look like a tourist.
They will serve you a "platter" meant for two persons and charge you as a 4 person platter!!
I think their system is such that the waiter "pays" for whatever he has taken out of the kitchen at the end of the day. So, whatever he "sells" what he has taken out of the kitchen at whatever exorbitant price is his extra profit.
I have been to this place for many years and always took the charges for granted until it started to get quite expensive...

PLEASE SCRUTINIZE the check/bill and COMPARE against the menu prices!!!
They are very frequently "mistakenly" wrong!

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