The other night I was in the mood for something different and suggested that we go to the Suppenküche in Hayes Valley, San Fransisco. The Suppenküche is a German restaurant that serves Bavarian dishes and which has a great selection of imported beer. I could not believe the size of the huge beer boot that was making it's rounds around several of the tables.
Photo Courtesy of Yelp Not to be missed are the very light Kirschwalder Torte and the Apfelstrudel, which are two German favorite desserts. Prices for the entrees are between $15-$20 dollars and the servings are rather generous.
I have been there twice so far and have had to wait for a table for over an hour, so I recommend you make reservations. The setting is like a Wirtshaus, several tables with either chairs or benches. Small parties usually share a table with other restaurant guests. It can get noisy, but once inside you can't but smile along at the cheerful atmosphere.
My favorite on the menu is the Wienerschnitzel made from pork, but there are other great dishes as well. You can read their full menu here
Photo courtesy of PhilThe bread dumplings are handmade and the Rotkraut (red cabbage) was very tasty. Around the holidays the menu also includes roasted duck with dumplings and either Sauerkraut or Rotkraut and gravy.
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525 Laguna StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102-5051(415) 252-9289