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Jul 18, 2007 02:18 PM

Good food in Leavenworth?

Since the last reports are almost a year old, I'm looking for updated suggestions on where to dine in Leavenworth. I've heard an amusing report of someone finding rocks in their salad at Visconti's. Was that an abberation, or is Visconti's overrated? Also, is Cafe Mozart as good as, or better than, its predecessor -- Reiners?

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  1. We ate in Leavenworth last night at a restaurant that opened last September. Dragonfly Bistro. Our dinner was very good. They have a sushi bar, the only one in this area. The restaurant bills itself as Asian fusion. It was a nice change from heavy Bavarian food. Cafe Mozart is still good. We also like the Alley Cafe. I think the service at Visconti's is better in Wenatchee than in Leavenworth.

    1. I think that the rocks in the salad at Visconti's is an aberration. I have probably eaten there a few dozen times in the past 2 years without any problems. It's not 4 stars, but it is good and dependable.

      I also am a fan of the Alley Cafe and for lunch or especially breakfast, The Renaissance Cafe.

      I suggest folks take a look at South, the new restaurant inspired by "south of the border." I like the fusion idea becauses it gives them room to play. I think this place will get better as they expand and perfect their menu. For now, they have the best fish tacos I have had for some time.

      If someone wants to write regular food reviews for Leavenworth, you can join me at I would love to have you.

      1. We always make our way to Andrea's Keller. Go on a Friday or Saturday night and experience live polka music along with some authentic German food.

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        1. re: craftyheidi

          I second Andreas Keller's. We just went with my parents for lunch and it was very good and reasonably priced. I know it's German and all about the meat, but they have two nice vegetarian dishes at lunch and a great beer selection.

        2. I can't seem to stay away from King Ludwig's Schweinhaxen. Having just returned from a trip to Munich, it is very authentic and extremely delicious for those pork lovers. Coupled with the Polka bands in the covered beer garden with dancing, and it is a very fun evening for the family. My wife and daughter also like the roasted chicken. I haven't had the schnitzel's in a long time but don't recall them being very good. Prost!

          1. Was in Leavenworth a week ago and ate at South. It's absolutely terrific, maybe the best Mexican restaurant I've ever been to. Not your classic cooking--more cooking-school Mexican--but the preparations were thoughtful, the ingredients fresh, the combinations interesting.