2012 - Gaumenkitzel [Berkeley]
Fabulous fresh smelt. Has anyone tried the Half Moon Bay herring?
They will have a special menu for Valentine's Day. It might be a great place to consider since they are not on the usual radar for dining out that day.
Address on yelp
We went tonight and had a splendid dinner. The place was quite full - unlike some of our previous visits. Whenever we eat here, i think we didn't return soon enough. Tonight, we enjoyed
-a perfectly cooked piece of salmon served on fluffy mashed potatoes with a side of carrots
-lightly dressed mixed greens salad
-awesome braised red cabbage (one of the best vegetable sides ever)
-a soft but thick seed bread with butter
-a beef goulash with a rich and pepper but balanced broth
-a Reisling on the edge of too sweet, but I asked for it that way
So good, clean, fresh. Despite a very full house and minor delays, we had 2 people checking on us regularly. Server we recognized from previous visits was wonderful, warm, informed, and thoughtful.
Will return regularly.
A couple weeks ago, my parents had a two hour lunch here -- very slow service. They didn't mind because they were catching up with a friend. I want to go with someone who is touchy about being "ignored." Any other recent experiences with lunch? The current menu looks good.