I first ate here back in the 1970s, and in a good way the decor has not changed much. It very much feels like it probably did decades before even then. I've had lunch and dinner here and never had a bad meal, although this last visit was a little underwhelming. I booked our table through OpenTable, and that worked out perfectly. The restaurant was about a half mile walk from our hotel, and it was a pleasant enough walk through the Loop of the Chicago Elevated. The restaurant was clean, the wait staff and hostess were great, and the service was overall the best part of the experience. The prices were reasonable considering taxes, and other costs for being right in the heart of Chicago.
My younger son opted for the vegetarian butternut squash lasagne and he said was ok, although rather light on the cheese and pasta, and a bit too much little cubes of squash. My older son had the Jaeger Schnitzel, which was something he had never had before and cleaned his plate. My daughter had a big brat in a big bun and enjoyed every bite, although she couldn't quite finish it. My wife had the Wiener Schnitzel and devoured it. I had the platter of game sausages and thought they were ok. I had to guess which was venison, which was boar, and which was duck. They were a bit more gristly than I expected. My son and I made a bit of a game guessing which meat was which, which helped. We all split a strudel and a chocolate cake for dessert, which was enough. The German beer selection was a bit sparse, but I enjoyed by Weissen Dunkel.
The place has a lively atmosphere and is very kid friendly. It's the kind of place I could go back to every 5-10 years, which is often enough for me.
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