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Jager Haus

Wow. Finally another German joint in New Orleans!

Read about it in Gambit. Headed over for dinner. Cute place, good beer selection, nice staff, great potato pancakes, but...........

THEY WERE OUT OF WEINER SCHNITZEL!!!!

Also, they played awful soft rock music somewhat loudly. Play some German music or even WWOZ.

However, I shall return to get some Schnitzel!

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  1. I had lunch there about three weeks ago, soon after they opened, and the music was the same! Horribly reminiscent of the Eurovision contest about 15 years ago.

    But I had the wurstsalad which was awesome (if you like onion and vinegar smothered chunks of wurst, which I do) and the potato pancakes with bacon and saurkraut which was also very good. The coffee is really good too. That's it, I'm going back there today for lunch.

    1. I am so excited about trying this place. I've been waiting for a German Restaurant in New Orleans for years!

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      1. re: rueann16

        haven't been back yet. was actually just in munich and vienna for my honeymoon. ate schnitzel 6 times! just goes to show you that when a restaurant fails to deliver it takes time to get a customer back. then again, after eating schnitzel 6 times i haven't really been craving it...maybe another week or so!

      2. Sounds intersting. I do not recall a German restaurant in NOLA, since Kolb's, and that was decades ago. (Did see that the old sign was still up on last visit).

        This was never a genre of dining, that had a large following in years past, and I'd welcome it, especially if they do German well.

        In many other cities, we seek out good/great German restaurants, but I seldom even think of that cuisine, when in NOLA. Maybe I'll need to rethink that mindset.

        Thanks for the review.

        Hunt

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        1. re: Bill Hunt

          It's strange that there isn't more German cuisine considering all the German descendants in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

          1. re: N.O.Food

            I thought the same 30 years ago, and continue to agree. Just think about the number of German neighborhoods that existed in NO. Guess they all ate at home...

            Hunt

        2. Finally made it to Jaeger Haus - Thumbs Up!

          Small, comfortable hole in the wall - service relaxed, but attentive - it was almost as if you were with relatives. The front room is well lit with large windows.

          The place is run by Czechs who had lived in Munich. My biggest disappointment was that they did not have the typical Czech steamed bread dumplings, and had to settle for spaetzele - tough on me, bu no tragedy as they were very. Very good.

          I had the garlic soup with croutons - good but a tad salty. The boss had the cold cucumber soup which was excellent.

          We split the rabbit pate - very good.

          The boss had the Jaeger Schnitzel, I the Wiener - I chose the pork option - both top notch.

          All the above was slightly less than $50 w/o tax or drinks, and we were both stuffed. I will try the goulash next trip.

          Great place for lunch or an early dinner in the Quarters.

          1. My girlfriend and I ate a Jaeger Haus tonight and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The sauce on the Jaeger Schnitzel was a little thinner than I'm accustomed to, but it was still very good. Also enjoyed the potato pancakes and apple sauce. I must admit I am a little biased, because when I find a place that is tasty, relatively cheap, and two blocks from my apartment I will shamelessly encourage anyone to eat there. While I love Creole food, it's nice to find an occasional restaurant that doesn't have gumbo, andouille, po-boys, etc. on the menu.

            1. well finally returned. food A+, Service was intoxicated. beer was served warm and they walked into the walk in to get it. potato pancakes were great. cheeseplatter was quite deal for how much cheese you received. schnitzel breading a little too gooey and falling off but decent. spatzel with shroom sauce was delicious. service was drunk and reminded us three times that she had some shots. also, let potato pancakes in window for so long t5hat i just got up and grabbed em. service also dropped about 6 f-bombs to us. it was amusing but sad. the food is very good and traditional. however, service was seriously crazy.

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              1. re: mcegielski

                That is too bad. I still pine for Kolb's, and a couple of great German spots around Denver, when we lived there.

                Still, I think I'd try them for the food, and just hold my breath.

                Unfortuantely, too many restaurants do not get it about the servers and the front of the house. I see such nonsense all around the world, so they are not unique - unfortunate, but not unique.

                Thanks for the review,

                Hunt

              2. we saw this place on our last trip to Nola, but haven't tried it yet.

                my advice to them: Offer a weiner schnitzel po-boy.

                1. I love this place. As a local, I sometimes want something that differs from the typical New Orleans fare (i.e. Creole, Po-boys, etc...). When I venture to the Quarter, I enjoy stopping by this Jager Haus for guolash or schnitzel. Their food is usually prepared by the mother of the owner who is actually from the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, the food is fantastic! I recommend the place to anyone wanting to find a laid back, quiet place in the Quarter with good European eats.

                  1. I've not been there, but your remarks are making me thing I might try it...I miss Kolb's--as Bill remarked--and I go back far enoughto recall when Kolb's was very good. THe onlt problem I anticpate is the notion of loud music--good or otherwise. I will never eat at Mario Battalia's place in New York because he plays junk at teeth-rattling volume.

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                    1. re: hazelhurst

                      Last time I was there (about a month ago) they had toned down the Europop, but the saurbraten was very dry, except for the outside bits which were moist and flavorful. Potato pancakes were good, and wurstsalad is my favorite thing there.

                      1. re: uptownlibrarian

                        On my trip to New Orleans, this was the only restaurant to which I wouldn't return again. My goulash was barely passable, but my girl's jagerschnitzel was terrible- and I'm usually pretty lenient in reviewing places. It was nothing more than a thin pork chop that was overcooked to tasteless leather, smothered in an underreduced, flavorless, soupy sauce. It hadn't even been breaded and fried.

                        Pretty good spaetzle and potato pancakes though, I'll give them that. The service was friendly enough.

                        1. re: rock0052

                          That is too bad. Have not made it there, so have nothing to report. Still, it should not be this way.

                          Sorry that it did not make the grade,

                          Hunt

                      2. re: hazelhurst

                        Really good German cuisine is something to enjoy.

                        Other than the old Kolb's, I've only encountered it in maybe six restaurants. Still, I recall each visit and have fond memories. Unfortunately, in the PHX Metro Area, we only have one so-so German restaurant, but at least there is one.

                        Hunt

                      3. My boyfriend and I just had dinner at Jager Haus tonight and we are really happy. We had one of the oktoberfest specials, the Munich plate. It is enough food for three people. It had red cabbage, sauerkraut, german potato salad, bratwurst, knockwurst, meatloaf, porkchop spatzel, and schnitzel, for $32. It was great, we got to try a little bit of everything. The sausages were great. The spatzel was really tender. The meatloaf is by far the best I have ever had. The pork chop and the schnitzel were really good but overshadowed by everything else. Our check came to $61 including three large german beers and gratuity. This is one of our new favorites.