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May 26, 2012 12:58 PM

Wiener Schnitzel?

Can anyone recommend a local place for great Wiener Schnitzel? I used to go to a Czech place called Savarin, on Prospect St. in Cambridge, where the chef/owner made the thinnest, crispiest ones ever, and as big as the plate. Closed, moved to the western 'burbs, then closed again. When you asked for the check, he would always say "I am the Czech!"
Would really like to have something that good again, but don't know of many German, Austrian or Eastern European places around here.

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  1. I've only had (many) beers here but Jacob Wirth has it on their menu.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      used to cook at a pub that had an old cantekerous german customer, and he claimed that Jabob Wirth's schnitzel was terrible. The guy was a crank who hates everything though, so who knows?

      1. re: devilham

        I have many fond memories of Savarin (and of the short-lived Polly's Pavlova Parlor, but that's another thread.) I've has Jacob Wirth's schnitzel, and will vouch for the fact that it's not very good.

        1. re: devilham

          He was right. Awful excuse for schnitzel at JWs. I long for the wonderful versions that sustained me on a student budget in Toronto many years ago. We don't have anything like it here. Closest are Jasmine and ESK. You might also try Cafe Polonia.

          1. re: gourmaniac

            Ah, the schnitzel at Country Style Hungarian Restaurant on Bloor in the Annex...sigh...

        2. Jasmine Bistro in Brighton. I haven't been for several years, but it still gets good reviews on CH. When I went it was owned by the family (Indian?!) of the chef at the late great Cafe Budapest (kind of Boston's answer to the Russian Tea Room in the 70s).

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          1. re: Lgalen

            I liked Jasmine's "Wiener Schnitzel A La Holstein breaded and pan-fried veal cutlet, served with egg & anchovy, or mushroom cream sauce."

          2. Amrheins in S. Boston has always had it. Pigalle has a version.

            1. Eastern Standard used to have it, and may still.

              1. Locke Ober has it "a la Holstein" on their menu as well. Might be a fun adventure to have it at the bar.

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                1. re: mikeinboston

                  I've had the dish at LO many times and it's always been excellent.

                  1. re: mikeinboston

                    I had it this past winter and was terribly disappointed. Cutlet had not been pounded and consequently it was rather tough.

                    1. re: RichardinJP

                      This seems to be a problem with many Boston-area schnitzels - the cutlet isn't pounded out properly or at all - and it makes all the difference.

                      1. re: Allstonian

                        "Come here you. Let me pound your cutlet and make a schnitzel out of you."