Von Trapp's off to a great start
We loved Von Trapp's ~ all four adults and two kids. One of our party is German and felt it was "just like a German restaurant". Our table was ready when we got there and they even called my cell phone before we came to make sure they had the reservation correct. We tried several meals and enjoyed them all and played bocce for an hour after dinner. The bocce really added to the experience and gave us a chance to have some fun beyond feasting.
We'll be there again!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to hangout with
Great place to hangout with friends to eat and/or have a drink! Would definitely go again!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great, food was
Service was great, food was great, atmosphere was great. Had a ton of fun, played bocce, ate and hung out. Make sure you make reservations, it gets busy early! And get on the list for bocce the second you walk in the door! The wait can be 3+ hours...
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extreme hit spot in Seattle.
Extreme hit spot in Seattle. Take any reservation you can make and stay as long as you can. Service is great and food is good (German authentic) but the line can exceed 3 hour waits. Go early, drink, eat and play.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What We Hoped For
This place was everything my family and I were hoping for, if a little loud. We loved sampling all of the sausages, and the side dishes were very tasty and traditionally German. Nice place, good service, very popular (so we made reservations, and it was very easy to do so online--they even accomodated our needs when we knew we were going to be late). I'd go back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit to Von Trapps
We found that the food and beer is very good. The establishment is clean, big and has beautiful detailed woodwork. A nice Bavarian feel! Our only frustration was with the server who spent far too much time going over every detail of the menu. A simple introduction and overview of the options would have been enough. We plan on going again with our friends.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to do something different. We went with two kids, 11 and 13. Sunday evening was calm enough to enjoy it with them. And played Bocci ball after eating. Not a long wait, again because of Sunday evening. I bet it's crazy on a weekend night.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Fun Fun
Great vibe and even better food! Wonderful beer selection and fun atmosphere! Will Visit again for sure.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group was completely satisfied with all aspects of the bar until the bill came. 18% gratuity included for a group of 6? I could maybe see this just for groups 8+. Second, even though the service was excellent, this is a BAR, this is not salty's or the Met. And to just include the tip as part of my bill is a bit arrogant to top it off. We will be back but not in a big group.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early dinner delight!
Went here for a pre-bachelorette night out.... Perfect way to eat good food and get pumped for our evening. Food was very filling and my craft cocktail was amazing!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
two thumbs up
There were three of us and we dined during brunchtime on a Saturday. It was pretty mellow and we really enjoyed the moderate noise level. The food was very tasty and affordable for Happy Hour (noon-4). Service was on the so- so side.
the restaurant is cavernous... and a few bocce ball courts. Nice touch. Will go back again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday afternoon spot.
We chose to try Von Trapp's on a Sunday afternoon, hoping to avoid crowds. Great time to come! We were pleased with the excellent waitstaff. Pleasant and attentive! Also, there was not a long wait for the food, which was quite tasty. Fun atmosphere and the indoor boule courts are a great addition for rainy Seattle.
Von Trapp's would be perfect in my book if:
TVs with sports not so load
Viennese beer on tap (e.g., Ottakringer)
The Flammkuechen more authentic. (Certainly tasty, but crust needs to be thinner, crispier and square in form. Trust me - I have eaten plenty in Alsace!) I would describe Von Trapp's offering more like a flammkuechen-inspired woodfired pizza.
In short, worth a trip!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really fun, and really delicious!
Food was plentiful and very tasty. I had the Wûrst Platter and it was wonderful--enormous and delicious. (For gluten intolerant diners--wurst here is also GF!)
The beer was very, very good and it was served in the appropriate glasses. Service was attentive and our waiter quickly remedied any need.
The Bocce courts were all active, and they created a fun, festive atmosphere. Even though bocce, I think, is traditionally an Italian game, it gave the restaurant more of a relaxed and fun European feel.
I have German cousins and I think they'd enjoy Von Trapps.
We will definitely return!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM