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wiener schnitzel in LA

mr mouther Sep 21, 2009 05:49 PM

i've had the schnitzel at polka and, no, thats not what im talking about. is there anywhere to get a decent schnitzel in this town and a fine yeasty beverage?

( i go to eastern europe once or twice a year for work but i'm not trying to recreate anything. i'm looking for a simply acceptable version. i was in san francisco last week and ate at two places that served the shit (schnitzelhaus i'll always go back to, suppenkuchen never again) and there was another if i couldn't get my craving satisfied at either of those. so i'm hoping there is somewhere in LA to go for my veal schnitz)

  1. A5 KOBE Sep 22, 2009 11:33 PM

    The restaurant at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim has a good one served with potato pancakes and an egg on top.

    1. lil mikey Sep 22, 2009 08:03 AM

      The one at Csarda's is large, with a crisp crust, and usually not overcooked. It's served with potatoes and pickled cabbage. It's my second favorite.

      Surprisingly, my current favorite is the restaurant at Alpine Village. It's not overcooked, and the crust has a nice flavor to it. And they have an abundance of yeasty beverage. My only complaint is that they don't serve it with pickled cabbage. You get potatoes and steamed vegetables.

      And Maximilian's serves a decent version, with a lighter batter. The sides are underwhelming, though. This is the fanciest place of the three.

      Duna Csarda's
      5850 Melrose (at Vine)
      Hollywood

      Alpine Village
      Torrance Blvd. (right off 110)
      Torrance

      Maximilian's
      11330 Weddington Street (at Tujunga)
      North Hollywood

      4 Replies
      1. re: lil mikey
        k
        kevin Sep 22, 2009 11:07 AM

        is duan csarda's and the rest veal or pork?

        thanks.

        1. re: kevin
          lil mikey Sep 22, 2009 02:57 PM

          veal

        2. re: lil mikey
          mr mouther Sep 22, 2009 09:35 PM

          thanks a bunch lilmikey. csarda's and max's sound and look great.
          spago is a little too much of a pain in the ass show for me, and the red lion always disapooints me with cost vs. quality.

          1. re: mr mouther
            k
            kevin Sep 22, 2009 09:42 PM

            I believe spago is like 39 or 40 buckaroos for the shnitzel.

        3. Das Ubergeek Sep 21, 2009 09:44 PM

          Jagerhaus in Anaheim.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek
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            annapurna7 Sep 22, 2009 08:22 AM

            2nd this. They are very good.

            Alpine Village restaurant in Torrance is acceptable. They are very close to me, so we'll go there more often.

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            New Trial Sep 21, 2009 05:58 PM

            Very expensive but the one at Spago is exemplary.

            1. monku Sep 21, 2009 05:56 PM

              How about the Red Lion Tavern near Silver Lake?
              2366 Glendale Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90039

              (323) 662-5337
              www.redliontavern.net

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