True Bavarian charm resides at this unlikely location in West Fort Worth. The decor is Bavarian Chalet, with dark wood accents complementing brick and ... More
Edelweiss German Restaurant
True Bavarian charm resides at this unlikely location in West Fort Worth. The decor is Bavarian Chalet, with dark wood accents complementing brick and beige stucco walls. A bandstand located in the center of the dining area features a small dance floor for those who enjoy polka. A reservation is generally required to obtain a table anywhere close to the action. The hearty platters of schnitzel, fried potatoes, sauerbraten and wurst are authentic. Most entrees are accompanied with combinations of tart red cabbage, tangy sauerkraut or delicate, mouthwatering spaetzle dumplings. A small wine list adequately complements the cuisine, although emphasis is on the large selection of domestic and imported beer available on tap.
We went to this restaurant on September 15, 2011 to use our Groupon coupon. We both ordered the Jaeger Schnitzel but were disappointed with it. The breading separated when the schnitzel was cut, the red cabbage side order was from a can,and the potatoes had been boiled prior to being sauteed so that the home fries were rubbery and the sauteed onions were limp. The gravy on the schnitzel used canned mushrooms and was slightly vinegary in taste. The salad, lettuce with an orange dressing, was not authentic German fare. So, count us as disappointed patrons, especially so as we have lived in Germany and have tasted excellent German dishes!
It had been a couple of years since I had eaten at the Edelweiss. It was always a fantastic restaurant and the food was authentic German and awesome. There were six of us that went there on August 19, 2011 and we were all shocked. The floors were sticky and everything looked run down. The bathrooms were nasty and the food was as bad as the rest of the place looked. Apparently the previous owner has sold the restaurant and the new owners must have ran a garbage dump before going into the restaurant business. Three of the people got sick after leaving the restaurant.
Review of Edelweiss Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, by firstname.lastname@example.org
I visited Edelweiss Restaurant on June 4, 2011, and found the exterior a bit shabby, but I had high hopes. Inside was dated and dimly lit, but spacious with many patrons for 5:30 p.m. I started with potato pancakes, which arrived very well-done and way too greasy. The flavor wasn't bad, but they certainly were not freshly prepared. I chose the breaded Jaeger Schnitzel, which was served with spätzels, red cabbage and fried potatoes. The portions were gigantic, but the quality was horrendous. The breading separated from the pork and both were too greasy. The spätzels were like a heavy spaghetti noodles, not the light fluffy spätzels one would receive at Mader's in Milwaukee. The gravy was dark and strangely sweet; hopefully it wasn't spoiled. The restaurant was packed with chubby patrons, which explains why the greasy, carb filled food was a hit. If you appreciate quality German fair, visit Mader's in Milwaukee, Cafe' Mozart in Washington D.C. or Mountain View Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, but avoid Edelweiss like the plague. Auf Wiedersehen mein Freund, Tucsonjon
I have been enjoying this restaurant for many years until NOW. It was TERRIBLE on Saturday night, February 26, 2011. I was embarrassed that I had spoken of it so highly to my friends from out of town to bring them there, and it turned out so HORRIBLE!
The service was absolutely lousy and our male waiter did not seem to care at all and had no personality or friendliness at all. We could not find him at times to get more drinks. After he brought the main entree, he NEVER returned to our table to check on us. We saw him talking to other employees and sitting in the bar area. To say the least, he did NOT receive a tip from us!
The atmosphere was alright, but the musicians only played for 10 minutes and rested another 30 minutes in between. They kept on asking for song requests from customers, but only played Happy Birthday song at least a half dozen times. We were there for at least an hour and never heard any of our songs. The taped music was not good at all, and it was not all authentic German songs.
The salads were drowned in too much watery vinegar dressing. The warm dark bread with the spreadable garlic butter was the BEST part of the entire meal. The appetizers of potato pancakes took too long to get to us and were so cold that butter would not melt on them. It took way too long to get our food, and when we did it was not worth the wait. The main entree of Jaegar Schnitzel porkchops were tough and barely warm. The rest of the items had no flavor and were barely warm. We left half of our meals uneaten and left.
We had to go to the hostcashier to pay for our meals because our waiter never came back to our table to bring us our checks. The host did not apologize or do anything for us when we complained about the bad food and lousy service. He was too busy trying to talk on the phone while at work.
WE WILL NOT RETURN NOR WILL I RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE ELSE IN THE FUTURE!
July 2010. Food was OK- but fairly expensive, table was dirty, service was OK.
My husband & I used an coupon from our Entertainment Book. (We were the only ones in our party). The waitress automatically charged us 18% on the full amount, and then deducted the cheaper meal because of our coupon. We prefer to determine the amount of tip based on the type of service we receive. We will not return.
Let’s not beat around the bush, I am writing because on my visit to your establishment on February 27, 2010 your food sucked. This is very much a first in your restaurant. After asking our waitress how Bernd was doing we found out he now is only part owner in the restaurant with 10%. I think we have just figured out why I won’t be returning.
Reservations were made for a table of 10 on February 26th for 6pm the following night. Coming 45 minutes early I was seated with my 8 guests (one was out of town) without hesitance, the only impressive thing to happen all night. Once seated, we were greeted by a very friendly waitress that never made us wait for close to nothing. Filling our drinks to the best of her abilities, they were empty a couple times, not the biggest of deals.
After taking our food order we were disappointed to be informed that pickled herring was no longer a menu choice, moving on after this setback we finished our order. What seemed entirely too short to prepare anything close to an authentic German meal there came our food. Once served we were missing something green, like our salads, that after asking for them, came after we already had our food in front of us. Again, not the biggest of issues during the night.
Once we started eating we realized that half the meals were below a lukewarm temperature even requiring to return one meal which came back not any warmer. The waitress did try to make up for it with kindness, but her warmth wouldn’t heat my meal. Then for some dinner conversation we over heard a “manager” (manager in quotations because it seems like an unfit title) discuss with his employees that we were seated at the wrong table. Since the party of 16 behind us now wouldn’t fit at our original table of 10. Never directly saying this to us this still made the atmosphere slightly less pleasing. At least we had salads at this point.
After experiencing Bernd’s atmosphere for the first time 10 years ago we are sad, or not so sad, to say we will not be returning. There is a German restaurant in Plano we heard was good, hopefully better. We did share a couple of these dissatisfactions with our waitress and she reassured us Bernd would still sing at 630pm, even though we wanted to see him perform we could do that because it meant adhering to the above mentioned atrocities. None were big deals per se but how many little things have to happen to ruin a meal? Enough happened, lets say that.
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