Hans and Franz Biergarten: Greenville, SC
at 11:00 AM
Oh dear Hans and Franz...This is "The Wife" writing your review. And I am sorry to inform you that you have FAILED!! First of all, your website says that you are a "family-friendly" restaurant. What part of "family-friendly" does not include high-chairs? My 14 month-old had to sit on my lap during the duration of dinner! How is that "family-friendly?" Second of all, your food stinks! Your pork schnitzel is anything but. It is a crispy, over-fried mess of dried up pork that cannot even be chewed or swallowed without any type of dipping sauce. Which, by the way, is mustard that was specifically requested by yours truly. We ordered the Vienna Sausage for our two girls (they have no kids menu...which again, by the way, is not "family-friendly") but they just so happened to be "all out" of that so we subbed a Bratwurst. I will say they ate it up like they had never eaten in their lives. But...this was after a lengthy wait. So I would assume that they were just really hungry. Now, let's move on to what you call Spaetzle. Ummmm...REAL Spaetzle is a boiled noodle of sorts. LEFTOVER Spaetzle is fried with onions. So...based on the fact that what we had was regurgitated, fried, chewy crap with onions mixed in...I would say we got the leftovers. NOT GOOD.
So we've established that the food is not authentically German (which they do advertise). BUT...also your decor is anything but German, having Scottish and English accents (such as Golfers in knickers) all over the place. So what do you want to be? Do you want to be European in general or do you want to be a German Restaurant? Your German Beer Menu stinks...when I order an Oktoberfest and I am served a bottle of Beck's, something is WAYYYY off from the German roots.
Bottom Line: You are no Gasthof's. I was really hoping to eat some fabulous and authentic German food. But you have disappointed. I am nearly 80% German, my dear Husband...who typically writes this Blog, is nearly 100% German (but somehow HATES sauerkraut???), were in total shock at how terrible this supposedly "German" joint ended up to be.
On the plus side, we did have excellent service, the restaurant was clean and organized and we did enjoy our stay (less the 14 month old not confined in a high chair). BUT...I can see if you were on "date-night" or if you were single how this could be a good place to go for a couple of brewski's and unwind after work. It is not the "family-friendly" place we hoped it would be and it is certainly not Authentically German. But for European Beer joints...it is a damn good "American" version.
Labels: Greenville Restaurant