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Good authentic german restaurants in fort lauderdale?

Bengaliwife May 13, 2007 07:11 AM

I have looked on google and have seen mixed reviews for old heidelberg. I havealso seen a restaurant called The ambry. My mom is coming for a visit and loves german food so I would like to treat her to a good dinner. I have been hankerin' for some good rouladen. Any comments on those establishments I've listed or suggestions for others? Thanks.

  1. mikebmassey Jun 8, 2007 10:16 AM

    Having lived in Germany for 5 years and having a German, I consider myself a German food snob. I dig the Old Heidelberg. It's not the best German food I have ever had, but it's authentic. Most of the food is from Northern/Central German (I lived in Bavaria), but I still enjoy it. The beers they have on draft are standard German beers; I wish they would get some cooler, random ones. A few things left me disappointed, mainly the bread (why can I not find brochen in this country?) and the dumplings, but I overall I enjoy it and go back relatively frequently.

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      broker6000 May 27, 2007 03:02 PM

      We had dinner 2/24/2007 at the old heidelberg. The food was so bad its hard to describe. Everything was old and tasteless. The potato soup was not edible at all. I wouldn/t go there for a free meal.

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        Bengaliwife May 18, 2007 06:26 PM

        My mom and I went to Old Heidelberg tonight for supper. Mine was very good. I had the rouladen. You were offered a choice of potato soup, white bean soup, or salad . we both chose the salad. It consisted of a small portion of several types of salad, all very good on a salad plate. The green bean with vinaigrette was great. there was also ham salad, egg salad,coleslaw, and lettuce. My Beef rouladen was very tasty. It was a thin steak rolled and stuffed with bacon, a pickle and onion in a beef gravy. It was served with mashed potatoes, red cabbage and a bread dumpling. My mom had goulash soup and wiener schnitzel.She didn't think hers was as authentic as what she had in germany. I had read in some reviews of this resaturant before I went that the service was very bad. Our waiter was very personable, prompt and didn't hover. I would recommend this resturant to others and would go there again. I am waiting to delve into the pistachio cheesecake I brought home becase I was too full to eat it there.

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          amyvc May 14, 2007 05:02 PM


          Here's a rather long thread about German food in FL and Old Heidelberg is mentioned. Sorry, I know very little about authentic German restaurants (there are few german restaurants anyway) as I always had my authentic German food at my Oma's and my Grandmom's houses.

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            delraydining May 16, 2007 11:12 AM

            A good friend of mine is German and really likes Old Heidelberg- he drives from Palm Beach to eat there. Another option is Out of Denmark in Delray Beach. I realize that the resatuarant is Danish, but the cuisine is very similar. They have Wiener Schnitzel and all of the food that we think of as traditional German. As a bonus, they bring a complimentary tiered appetizer tray to the table with cold cucumber salad, beets, pickled herring, mushrooms and a several other tasty dishes. The ownership changed recently, but I believe that the food has stayed the same. If you want to try it, it is located in the on the NE corner of Linton and Federal.

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              amyvc May 17, 2007 03:29 PM

              thanks for the tip!

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              Suzyummy May 16, 2007 01:01 PM

              Another great thing about Old Heidelberg is their retail shop right next to the restaurant. They are chock full of German products, fresh deli and bread, and hard to get beers and other products. They are also extremely pleasant and helpful. I loved the store.

            3. 2top May 13, 2007 07:45 AM

              Because I'm anticipating a visit from a German friend, I did some research but I have never been to any of these restaurants.




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