You might guess that any smallish restaurant that can survive for decades in such a terrible location --tucked into a virtually invisible corner of an unappealing strip-mall at the low-traffic eastern edge of town-- must be a very good place to eat, and I've never been disappointed here after many visits. The menu (and the unfortunately desultory decor) are Bavarian German -- as is the chef, an immense and cheerful fellow who makes the occasional appearance at table when things slow down. They have the good sense to keep casks of real German beer stocked up, so one of the treats you can look forward to with your jaegerschnitzel und kartoffel is a whole liter (ja ja!, eine liter!) of ice cold Warsteiner! A great restaurant for the hungry, and the thirsty. One of our friends asked me how their wine list was, to which I replied, "They serve wine?" (They do, and I'm advised it's quite adequate. Any restaurant in Sonoma County would be doomed if they had no wine list.)
The cafe is popular with local families though my kids have always been a little fussy about it, because they don't give out crayons nor do they have a TV going nor do they serve tiny portions of plain noodles without any other foods touching them; my vegetarian daughter, in fact, calls the place "the house of meat" since her dad tends to order the Schlachtplatte, the Bavarian equivalent of the English "mixed grill." Also recommended is the Wiener Kalb Schnitzel. Most dishes come with a portion of their delicious red cabbage, and if yours doesn't you should ask for some on the side.
On Christmas Day they have a lovely lunch & dinner but you need to make reservations well in advance as it's extremely popular.
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