I went into the Bierhaus when they first opened, and I had a few negative things to say for a change, and the owner wasn't too happy about it. I mentioned that the place wasn't quite fully operating yet, and he asked me if it was fair to review a restaurant that had only been open a week. In response I asked him if it was fair to charge full price for their menu if they weren't providing a full experience. It caused me to think about it, and I wrote this article on soft openings. I've since developed the philosophy that if a restaurant is open and they're charging full price for their menu, then they're open to criticism in the same way as any other restaurant.
I was in the mood for something other than mexican or a sandwich, so I figured I'd drop by again. Physically, the place is exactly the same as it was before, except that the TVs now all work. 1/2 of the were on soccer, and the other half had advertisements on them.
I thought about some German dishes but they were mostly around $18, and I didn't want to pay that much. I went for the Nurnberger Sausages with sauerkraut and roasted potatoes.
The atmosphere in the place is anything but authentic or festive. They crank house music, which didn't seem to go with the girls dressed in their Dirndls. Lorreen, Keisha, finger in throat. The only thing decent was Nena doing a german version of 99 Red Balloons. The food came out in about 10 minutes.
This looked like a decent lunch plate; I think mashed potatoes would go with this better but everything was fine. They have big tubs of grain mustard on the table; The sausages were mild as was the Sauerkraut. Some bread would have been nice too. But overall a decent lunch, if not overpriced. $13 plus $3 for an iced tea.
My first visit I had Chicken Schnitzel; when they first opened their lunch sandwiches were $5-$6. Now the same sandwiches are $9-$10.
The chicken was fine, but I didn't like the potato salad at all. Too vinegary for my taste. And obviously the tomato wasn't ideal.
Aside from the bad music, the big problem is their prices. With Ambry across the street offering Wiener Schnitzel for $8.95, I don't know why this place even bothers to be open for lunch. At Ambry you get bread and an entree for half the price; it's not like the food here is any better.