I was stationed in Germany for a total of 13 years while serving in the Air Force. And, my mother is German. So I know a little bit about how German food should taste.
Zur Kate is all about appearances, nothing more. The restaurant was very clean, presentable, and had an authentic German feel, as if I'd just been transported to Europe. The hostess was very friendly, and took our order quickly. Upon later returning to our table, she placed a basket of store bought rye bread in front of us. I expected broetchen, but apparently this place doesn't have the time to acquire these hard rolls, or to craft them. A big disappointment, as we drove nearly an hour to "experience" the tastes of Germany we'd been missing so long.
After browsing the menu, I decided to order the Sauerbraten with dumpling, gravy, and red cabbage. The beef was very tender, however, the gravy had no flavor. The dumpling was warm, not hot, and wasn't cooked thoroughly. The red cabbage tasted as if it had come from a tin can, as it was soggy and mushy; not appetizing at all. My wife ordered the Cornish hen, and upon receiving it, was surprised to find it fried and quite small. This was the first time either of us had experienced a crispy Cornish hen; usually they are baked or grilled.
To summarize, Zur Kate is a clean, decent restaurant with a friendly staff. Prices are good, but the food is not. Not recommended for those who know good German food. If you're a tourist, you might enjoy this place, otherwise I can't recommend spending your money here.
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