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2012 - Gaumenkitzel [Berkeley]

rworange Feb 10, 2012 07:44 PM

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

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    dcfb Jul 8, 2012 09:38 PM

    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.

    1. Glencora Aug 14, 2012 07:39 AM

      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.

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        Glencora Aug 14, 2012 03:20 PM

        To answer my own question, the service was lovely and not a bit slow. Though the place was more than half full we could talk easily. The Coho salmon special (crispy pan fried) was very good. My friend really liked her potato salad and sausage. Nice lunch!

        1. re: Glencora
          abstractpoet Aug 14, 2012 08:35 PM

          Yeah, I've only ever had very pleasant, reasonably-paced service at Gaumenkitzel. Two hour lunch! Maybe they were short-staffed that day...

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