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Brauhaus Schmitz
Brauhaus Schmitz

Brauhaus Schmitz Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/
  • Phone: (267) 909-8814
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: German
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Nolen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brauhaus Schmitz
Philadelphia magazine has honored Brauhaus Schmitz with three “Best of” titles in their annual “Best of Philly” issues. Open since 2009, the restaurant has revived the city’s love affair with its ethnic heritage and reintroduced a whole generation of Philadelphians to the foods of their forefathers. In addition, Hager is the owner of Wursthaus Schmitz in historic Reading Terminal Market, a sandwich and cured meats shop that specializes in made-to-order dishes and German-style products for sale by the pound. To complement the much-lauded food at Brauhaus, Hager continues to grow its outstanding beer list. By cultivating close relationship with brewers during his visits to Germany, Hager procures 29 of his 30 taps from there, many of which he pours exclusively among the city, state and even the country. Most of his 100-bottle list is also imported from Germany.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Brauhaus Schmitz has consistently good German food and an excellent selection of German beers. We enjoyed appetizers, salad, and main courses. Unlike many so-called German restaurants that have adequate food, this restaurant is a level higher, with authentic food that is of great quality."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Typical German brewhouse atmosphere. Nice variety of entree options, excellent, friendly service. Portions were very generous! Food was hearty, flavorful, and spot on."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Here the Saturday Night before the World Cup and the place was hopping. What great German food. I travel to Germany often and this is as good as it gets. Real authentic. Beers are out of this world too. You must try this casual dining but expect to leave stuffed. The servers were so friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very good but we found the atmosphere to be very disappointing. This is really a sports bar and not a German Brauhaus. It was so loud we had difficulty talking to each other."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beef roulaide was excellent, multchausen just ok as was the veal schnitzle. A bit dissapointing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I love that the servers are so knowlegable about beer and all the reccommendations were spot on. The food is delicious with very generous portions. We had a soft pretzel, sauerkraut fritters, potato pancakes (don't miss those), schnitzel, red cabbage and fantastic sausages."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "There is a great menu of German specialties. Hard to choose which to have. The roulade were excellent. Spargel is a great appetizer. Large portions enough for dinner the next day at home."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "...cause we were there on Father's Day during the world cup. It was busy, we had to wait for our table, our food was delivered to and eaten by another table, management did buy us a round of beers and got our food to us soon after. The biggest problem was it was SO LOUD in there I couldn't even hear the waiter. Perhaps the volume on the dozens of TV's could have been on mute, cause you couldn't hear them anyway."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything about Brauhaus suits me to a "T." Great beer list, meat-centric menu, always soccer on tv. It feels like I am on vacation in Germany every time I come."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I could not hear anyone at my own table. Too much stimulation to even enjoy the meal (both noise and large-screen TV's). Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a cozy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and modern style. I love that the menu is purely German and there are no attempts at mass appeal by sneaking in items that are non-German so that the pickiest or least adventurous eater will be happy. If you don't like to try new things and you don't like beer, pick another restaurant. They have an extensive beer and wine list and it's such a comfortable atmosphere that you can return again and again to work your way through the selections. Get your most interesting friends together and plan to stay awhile so you can take advantage of what this place has to offer."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "On a Saturday evening, we almost left before being seated due to the noise level. But the hostess found us a quieter spot (relatively speaking), and we stayed, as we are both fond of German cuisine. It was worth tolerating the enthusiastic crowd. The beer selection was great, and the food was real German, in spicing, preparation, freshness, and flavor. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food, and will certainly come back on a weeknight, which our delightful server promised us would be much quieter! Just don't take a date on a Saturday night, if you are interested in conversation. If you are interested in sports, and like to holler, it is THE place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with delicious food. It's sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My fiance and i split a bratwurst platter and there was a ton of food for only $28. It was a great value, and the wursts, sauerkraut and potato pancakes were all fabulous. ONly complaint was that there seemed to only be one waitress on duty so she was seating/serving and it took a while to get waited on. Food came out pretty quick though."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "There's not many good authentic German bar restaurants around this area. But this is a really great place. It's really nice in there. And so much bigger than it looks from the outside. The German beer and wine list is huge. And the food was even better than I expected. And the portions were big. I couldn't finish my meal. I will definitely be back there. Check it out!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great beer. Great screen. Champions league final without German teams playing was still fantastic."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Looking for traditional German cuisine excellently prepared? Check out Brauhaus Schmitz. Like incredible and exclusive German Beers? Check out Brauhaus Schmitz. Like a fun vibrant place to hang out with family and/or friends? Brauhaus Schmitz. Whether you are a German food expert or a newbie, you will love the flavors of the food here. Lots of great choices on the menu. The smoked/aged meats and wursts are first class and house made! German potato salad, red cabbage, spaetzle, even the big soft pretzel are all perfect. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was very good. We enjoyed a wurst platter and all were delicious. Service was very good. Beer selection was extensive."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "great selection of beers,good food great service!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were a group of 9 and had a great table which was very comfy. They actually gave us the choice to sit in the back room on a long table with big chairs or near the main bar on a smaller table. The smaller table was better since everybody can hear each other which would not have been the case on the longer table. Service and the beer were great but we had some issues with the food. We had many different dishes and all thought that the food (the roladen & sausages especially) was much too salty. I was not aware that they had a Hax'n Braten on the menu so we tested it and it was very good. Not as good as at the City Tavern but almost as good! If you never had one of these then you have to try one, but bring a good appetite! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Brauhaus Schmitz is the best German dining I've had in Philadelphia. Everything about this restaurant was solid - near exceptional. I'd highly recommend for a group or reunion. Great atmosphere, great beer selection and good food and service. Although a little loud when we dined (we were hosting family), it was nonetheless a very good experience. Price was reasonable as well."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "everything was excellent food, service.Great time."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Tremendous place. A beer garden with great food trmendous beer menu and fun place to hang out. Had at least 25 beers on tap and more bottled. Foodwise enjoyed the potato pancakes as an appitizer and a very good pretzel with mustard excellent. Dinner was brazino cooked perfectly and a wonderful pork loin crisp skin succulent meat well prepared accompanied by potsto balls in a porcini mushroom cream sauce. Dessert was a great apple strudel . I will repeat this is a favorite!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went Sunday for dinner had sauerkraut fritters and sauerbraten with cabbage and spatzele. Went with friend who got a veal dish and said it was good, but terrible terrible sevice. After order was taking started off with bring plates to share appetizer we were right in front of tv which was more important to our server who stood there watching it before slamming a plates down on table. I saw other diners getting a bread we did not had. Waiter walked by my table at least 4 times and did not offer to fill water glass. Entrees came out and that was it did not even come back to check on us or ask if we needed anything. Shame food was good but service killed it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Been to Brauhaus several times and have always enjoyed the good German food and beer. Unfortunately it was a hot and humid evening and the a/c was not working. So it made it a bit warm with a fairly packed restaurant. The staff looked horrible under the conditions and I believe it was difficult for them to be nice. Hopefully they fixed the a/c as we would like to go back again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Four of us went to Brauhaus Schmitz for dinner on Sunday. We had two kinds of beer, a soft pretzel, pickled vegetables, and the wurst platter: six different kinds of sausage with two sides (sauerkraut and potato pancake, in our case), as well as apple strudel with ice cream for dessert. Everything was super tasty, service was prompt and courteous, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. We will definitely go back to sample more of the menu. Great find!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I went with a group of 8 for my birthday. The food was excellent, particularly the special I had - rabbit legs. Everyone else seemed to appreciate their meals as well. Plus, my server was a trooper. He was excellent. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014