March 13, 2003
Dim and folksy, the Bierstube and café, just through the main entrance past the cloakroom, is inviting and chummy. High-backed stools grace the wooden laminated u-shaped bar where fresh Henniger draft beer is drawn. Cushion-backed booths and graceful wooden tables sprinkle the interior, while a huge aquarium hangs on a half wall throwing warm light on the booths.
Mushroom soup was Robert's favorite right after the Lacksteak (salmon), and would you believe only 12 Euros and the soup only 3,40 Euros. My pick of the two nights we ate there was the Schnitzel Paprikasause, lightly battered, and fried pork tenderloin smothered in a spicy dark red robust sauce, which I complemented with the German staple of SalzKartoffeln (heavenly potatoes), crisp without any grease and tangy with onion and parsley.
Of the waiters and waitresses ask for Heiko, a speedy young man with a beer or wine refill as well as an Apfelstrudel (5 Euros) smothered in creamy vanilla ice cream. He will gladly handle anything from the menu from the al a carte salads to the succulent steak (13,50 Euros) Robert had another night. We washed it down with the local red Geisenheiner Monchspfad served in small .21 liter pitcher (3,40 Euros).
The main Salon of the restaurant, elegant with starched mint table cloths and crystal vases of fall flowers and the non-smoking section, is in the front of the hotel and opens on to the terrace lined with wrought iron chairs and tables guarded by shady elms for the relaxing beer in the garden in the afternoon. Downstairs we discovered bowling and pool tables for entertainment.
A man from Poland breezes through for a beer, and a couple from Canada kindly share their vacation experiences and dinner with us on Sunday night. We bid goodbye the next morning over a lavish and long breakfast. A palace to meet other travelers, and who would travelers like to talk with more than other travelers. We love to share and then share some more, the good, bad, and the funny. This is the place.
Restaurant honors almost all credit cards and as the Germans say, the kitchen is warm until 10pm. Cafe/bar is open at 10am; however, dinner is not served until 5pm.
From journal A Small Frankfurt Fling