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“Authentic, intimate and tasty”

Swiss German Bistro
Ranked #52 of 204 Restaurants in Bonita Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We saw The News-Press secret diner Jean le Boeuf's summary of the best schnitzel in the region and headed right out to try Stephan's in nearby Bonita Springs (in the mall with Cirella's). The gulasch was a robust start; the tasty jaeger schnitzel was indeed a little crispy and of generous proportion if a little too thick, topped by a light mushroom sauce and accompanied by spaetzle and perfectly cooked green beans (in lieu of red cabbage); the chicken a la chef had a very nice sauce but the meat was not tender enough for me. The prices were GREAT for the quality and quantity.

Owners Stephan and Shirley Macke were chatting to one couple in German and were pleasantly surprised to learn they were in the paper that day. Bonus: we were introduced to German superstar Helene Fischer, who was airing on their TV screens "because Stephan has a crush on her," Shirley confided.

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Thank Meemschirk
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very good schnitzel. Clean, great service and owners were delightful. Food was fresh and authentic to Germany. Prices are average. We had apple strudel for dessert and it was very good. This is a nice family place. In a strip mall with ample parking. Good for lunch or dinner. Would go back.

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Thank happytraveler8147
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

After the Bonita Springs Chamber After Hours we went to Stephan's German Bistro for some good food & drink. What a great value and the food was excellent. I had the beef Rouladen and a boot of Bitburger on tap; and we all had Apfel Strudel with ice cream for dessert. We also had fun speaking a bit of German with Stephan, the owner. Prost!

Thank RickLPerry
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Stopped by on the way from the beach, first time visitors. We were the last customers of the day and sometimes you feel that food is not that fresh that late at night and the people feel tired, not in this place. We were treated as VIP customers no matter how late we came, the food was delicious, the schnitzel tower had all components of German kitchen. The restaurant décor, every little detail of the menu shows that owners put their heart and pride to their small business. We loved everything including a nice conversation with Stephen, and we'll be back next time we are near by. Shame on people who are writing some nasty reviews, there are number of them that would write only negative things without any understanding what it takes for the restaurant owners to put place like this together. BTW the prices is way too low for any restaurant especially for Bonita Springs.

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Thank Tatyana M
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Tacked a way in the Stein Mart plaza is a great little, German bistro. Stephan is. Very present and insures your experience is good one. Pilsner beer in a cold glass boot..with classic Wiener or Jaeger Schnitzel with what else red cabbage and spaetzel. All perfectly done. Ask for more of their mushroom gravy . Very small place, service and food very good.

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Thank bonitabuffalo
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