Steinhaus Restaurant
Steinhaus Restaurant

Steinhaus Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steinhausrestaurant.com/home.htm
  • Phone: 8593713000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday - Saturday
    Lunch 11:30-2 Dinner 4:30-10
    Sunday Holidays Brunch (Easter, Mother's Day etc.)
    Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, German, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Marcus Repp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Steinhaus does offer off site catering to your planned event. Please call Chef Marcus Repp to arrange a consultation for your event needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private banquet room, The Rhine Room, is dressed in sophistication for your casual or formal affair. We offer two 70" flat screens that are Wi-Fi synced and a microphone/speaker system to enhance your corporate or social gathering. We will accommodate up to 100 people for Breakfast, Lunch, Classroom, Dinner or Cocktail / Hors D'oeuvres event with the appropriate seating arrangement and our polished service. Your food items may be chosen from the array of banquet menus or you may create a custom menu with the assistance of our Executive Chef Marcus Repp. Whatever your occasion, we will certainly make it an affair that you will long remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Detlef Koeppe 8593713000x
  • Entertainment: Oktoberfest 2014 Oct 10 & 11 Friday and Saturday Dinner
    Festivities begin at 6:00pm

    Keg Tapping by Local 12 News Anchor Sheila Gray
    Live Music DJ'd by Gerbhard Erler
    Dinner Specials
    and of course BEER!
  • Special Events: Stein Club Events
    Wine Dinner Events
    Oktoberfest




Getting there

  • Cross Street: Turfway Road to Dixie Hwy / Left on Dixie
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is also street parking available and other lots close by Steinhaus
A word from Steinhaus Restaurant
Steinhaus Restaurant serves fresh, local and world inspired cuisine in an atmosphere of casual elegance with a focus on warm and friendly service.
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Steinhaus Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (15)kid-friendly (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fantastic food & service
    Andy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    In my last review I remarked that the food was fantastic, but the service was appallingly slow. That was not the case this time. Both the food and service were fantastic. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and beers, a real pleasure and a model server. If you're looking for great German food, I highly recommend visiting the Steinhaus, you won't be disappointed. They also have a more international section of the menu, I haven't tried any of that yet, but I suspect it's every bit as good as their German selections. I will definitely be visiting the Steinhaus again, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvethnicfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Restaurant just reopened. Service was great considering newness for staff. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terible
    Savyeater1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was terrible. Food and drinks took way too long. Pricey food for what is was. Wouldn't recommend or go back. Making reservations was good but stool took 3 hours!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great German food
    German1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Steinhaus is reopened it always wanted to go previously and when we got around to it was closed so happy to be able to experience it and we will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved!
    schmecktgut
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We are very happy that the Steinhaus has re-opened. The new chef has greatly improved the menu. If you're a fan of German food, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect German Food
    Stephen
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I lived in the central part of Germany for two and one half years. We have search for many years for a good German Restaurant. This is the place. Three separate plates were presented at our table. All authentic German Food. All excellently prepare, much like you would find in Germany. Give it a try. Prices are reasonable. Service excellent. Food superior!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food. Reasonable prices for the quality. These guys really care. Nice atmosphere inside. Excellent German beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    LarryandJen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were greeted at the door by the owner. I had mentioned when I made our reservation that it was our 10th wedding anniversary . She proceeded to give us a tour of the place and introduced us to the chef and seated us at the Owners Table. Everything was wonderful, from the nice German beer selection,to the decor and of course the food. Some of the best authentic German cuisine I've had the pleasure of sampling. The staff were all very attentive and stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary and make sure our needs were met. Over all a great not out and we will defiantly be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food beer and art.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hidden just south of the Ohio River is my favorite restaurant . It reminds me of dinners at my german immigrant grandmothers house. Truly needs to be given a chance. I bet if you do you'll go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Terrible service - very slow. 90 min to get food for party of 6. Two notable menu items not available and menu specials on Open Table link not available for 1+ year.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday night
    birthdaynite
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had reservations for 4 at 7p. When we got there we were immediately told that service was going to be slow, and asked for our patience. It was apparent that they were understaff for a Friday night. We waited 20 minutes before a waitress came over to ask for our drink order. I will say, though, the waitress did apologize for the long wait. Food took a long time after we ordered (25 minutes). Overall the food was excellent. Hesitant to come back though since it there service was poor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    Cosmic
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Entering Steinhaus happy to see how well they had transformed the old McHale's grocery into a restaurant. While I had reservations through OT, I was not able to get the time I wanted so I expected a full house. It was not a full house and I could see no reason why the time I wanted would not have been available. Food at our table got mixed reviews. The rouladen got good reviews from both of those at my table ordered it. Both thought it was very good. However, the pork schnitzel was not good. The breading seemed "shake and bake;" not what you'd expect in a German restaurant. The schnitzel was dry and flavorless. The service was terrible. The waiter was not available during the meal. He never asked about the meal or if we needed anything.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food.
    Bulldog
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The best German food I have ever had. Just great food. Service and ambiance were good but the food is what I remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic German Cusine!
    JerryLee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our group of six really enjoyed the Steinhaus restaurant. The food was very authentic German, with many favorites prepared by Chef Marcus. We know the food was authentic German because we had a German foreign exchange student among our group who was very excited and very happy to enjoy the food at Steinhaus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will probably try lunch next
    jahafm
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I recently visited this restaurant and found the food to be great and the service excellent. I found the potato pancakes a bit dry and would not order them again however. I think an addition of german rye bread would be a very nice change. This is meant to be a constructive suggestion. Thanks for having us. Jack & Harriet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food, Slow Service
    Andy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The atmosphere is good, and food was fantastic. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food. All the staff was very friendly and courteous, but the service was very slow. We arrived at our reservation time, though they were not able to find our reservation. It wasn't an issue though, we were promptly seated. However, it took more than 10 minutes for our server to come to the table. Then it took at least another 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive, so more than 20 minutes after being seated, we finally got our drinks. I had sauerbraten and, it's different than it was before they closed & reopened, it was still delicious. I will definitely go back, and would highly recommend it, but give yourself plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and beer and atmosphere
    satisfied
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my family of four and my father for dinner. I was expecting great food and that is what was delivered. A bonus was the cold German beer in a warm glass really brought out the flavor. I was really impressed with the cleaniness and warm atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you love great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wunderbar!
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was meeting a business colleague who had a layover at CVG. I chose Steinhaus because it was conveniently less than 15 minutes from the airport and it was not a chain restaurant. In addition, it highlighted the German heritage of Cincinnati - perfect for entertaining an out-of-town guest. What a surprise the restaurant turned out to be! It was a gem. The food was plentiful and good, the service attentive, the atmosphere fun, and the owners welcoming. I think it would also be a great family place or a wonderful gathering spot for friends. Try the appetizer board of German meats and cheeses. Very wonderful! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cincinnati German visitors
    Ralph
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was good, the chef was very disorganized,we received our food in 10 minute shifts. The selection is not as good as before, more vegetarian selections is good. The quirks will get worked out. Service was good. WE will be back but the chef must get organized or customers will not come back. We are loyal so will return. The owner made it right and gave us a free visit. Maybe two chefs would be helpful to ease up the pressure on one. We are thrilled that they are open again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Steinhaus Restaurant reviews archive.
  • With regret
    rivercat17
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had eaten here before. It was wonderful.This time we took friends. This review is painful to give. It took 4 choices of wine before they had it. It is a German restaurant without-veal,red cabbage, several of the listed vegetables on the menu;and to end the night with a cappuccino-they were out of that also. The service was good, the restaurant is fantastic, manager did all she could to help us. We asked "what has happened?" and where are the owners-they were gone for the weekend.Food was good but we didn't have a chance to order what any of us wanted-We kept hearing "I am sorry but we don't have that." We will give it one more chance as all who were there did their very best. As I said at the beginning - this was painful to write.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    chucknburlington
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I recommended to friends we try this restaurant. The ambience is nice. After studying the menu & getting recommendations from the waitress, we ordered our selections. After placing our orders, approximately 5-10 minutes later, the waitress returned to announce they were out of my selection & my friend's selection(different). She advised we needed to order something else. This was a Saturday evening and you'd think they would be able to satisfy whatever was ordered. The restaurant was not crowded or too busy. I'm not sure what the story is here! I ordered another entrée and it was tasty; however, the sauerkraut served with the entrée was somewhat dry & not at all what I expected. We will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK but not great
    bcburn
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Atmosphere and decor seemed to have an Asian feel rather than German. The service was not what was expected - even for an average restaurant. The appetizer, soup/salad course and entree were all brought with 7-10 min of each other so we had it all on the table at once. The food was OK but not great. The butter that came with the bread was amazing. The bread seemed more French than German. The restaurant was very clean and the hostess was very sweet. Overall a 2.5 out of 5 but doubtful I'd be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Knocked outta da park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This has become our favorite spot for special occasions. The food is absolutely wonderful. And you have to try the desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steinhouse 4-2-14
    PaddyG
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The food was OK. I ordered the stuffed pork tenderloin with bacon but there was very little stuffing and no bacon. The portion could have been larger for the price, $23. The beer could have been colder. The brussel sprouts were good. There were no pepper shakers on the table. The waiter had to get a pepper grinder.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    kymom
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Lovely food and atmosphere. Not a budget-friendly meal but definitely worth the splurge. Be prepared to take your time: this is not a quickie meal. I'd make recommendations for entree's but I'd never get the spelling correct. We've been twice in the past month and enjoyed everything. Experiment with the sides. Unlike most restaurants, Steinhaus has some really great & unusual options. Highly recommend you give this place a try. Oh! I know it sounds odd, but make sure you use the restroom while you've there: my husband, especially, gets a great deal of amusement out of it. It's unique.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    lindseybp
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My wife and I had a rare night out without the kids and heard good things about the Steinhaus. It was even better than we expected! The German food is, without a doubt, the best we have had outside of actually being in Germany. It is true authentic German food made in house and you can tell. Everything done perfectly and seasoned just right. The service we had from Maria was some of the best service we have ever had. We were blown away by her knowledge of the food and German food in general. She walked us through selecting a wonderful german beer and also helped us with our food selection. Maria really did go above and beyond, just can't say enough good things about her. What a gem. Overall HIGHLY recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steinhaus is Great!
    Steinhaus
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I had a great experience at Steinhaus--great food, fantastic service, and a wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Miss the Opportunity
    Locals
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Northern Kentucky by a mile. The owners take care to ensure their guests always feel welcomed and appreciated. The food is exceptional and the staff is top notch. The German beer is wonderful. If you are looking for a truly delicious meal in a wonderful environment, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few issues but overall okay
    familygroup
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Dined on a weeknight with a family group. Service was very good and two special meal requests were generously honored, but the kitchen had food timing issues. Half of the meals were brought out; 5 minutes later, another few meals; 10 minutes later, the last meal (and it was for the person who paid the bill). Two meals were lukewarm at best. Considering that the restaurant was not remotely full, I expected better quality of food. The facility is beautifully remodeled and can accomodate very large groups. I recommend that the management seriously work on the timing issues. It is a unique restaurant and has great potential - I hope our service was the exception and not the rule.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cincinnati's new German restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Since the closing of the Black Forest and Lenhardts our city has been devoid of a good German restaurant. No longer is this the case. Steinhaus has a wonderful selection of beers, decent wine list and wonderful food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    navywife
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great food, great service! A perfect meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all. I recommend the roulladen. Restaurant was child friendly & nice adult getaway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Carl
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Was in Cincy for the day with friends; found Steinhaus on line & decided to give it a try. Man are we glad we did! Excellent food & service; I will make the 3 hour round trip drive again just for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    MillieB
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    What a hidden gem located in Erlanger, KY. Surprised my husband with dinner reservations to celebrate our anniversary. From the outside you would never know what awaits you when you walk in. After a clumsy seating by the hostess, we were immediately attended to by our waitress. She was very helpful and knowledgeable; answered all our questions that were swirling in our heads about the menu. She made excellent recommendations from drinks to dessert. The food was absolutely delicious. I was able to substitute sides to accommodate my diet needs. We plan to return and bring family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We've been to the Steinhaus before and the food is outstanding. My wife is German so this is a real treat for her to have some of her native food. The meal was prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. Our waiter was slow getting to us at first (15 min. before we could order the wine), but he came around and did a good job. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite local restaurant
    Locals
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Steinhaus is truly a local gem. This restaurant is owned by a German gentleman and his wife who are almost always on site. The owner will come to you table and discuss the menu, how the prepare the food, Germany, etc. He is a truly welcoming figure. The food is absolutely delicious. My husband and I are trying to sample everything on the menu and haven't had a poor meal yet. Every time we eat there we can't wait to return to try something else. These family owned restaurants should be patronized. I hate to see great restaurants struggle because the word hasn't gotten out. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful German Food
    HarpGirl710
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Sometimes I just have to have real German food. I'd heard great things about Steinhaus, so we decided to dine there on Valentine's Day. It was also our 20th wedding anniversary. We braved a snowstorm and headed out. It was well worth the trip! The stuffed pork loin was tender and smoky, and the bread dumplings were the perfect accompaniment. But maybe my favorite were the Brussels sprouts. They were flavorful, cooked slightly al dente with just the right amount of char on the edges. The apple strudel was perfect. Just like I've had in Munich. The service was great, and the owner came around to make sure everything was to our liking. We for sure will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine Day's Dinner
    KentuckyNewComer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time at Steinhaus and enjoyed the four course Valentine Day dinner and dessert. Started with small potato pancakes that were pretty good. The soup was very good as was the salmon in a puff pastry. The dessert was exceptional. Three chocolate disks separated by sponge cake, Bavarian crime and sliced strawberries. The server and other wait staff were attentive without being overbearing. Will certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/Great Service
    dme917
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    As always, the food was delicious! Well prepared and we presented! The staff is very friendly. The children's menu accomidates the tastes for all little one, from German to the typical "American" meals. There is something for everyone on the menu. A" must go to" place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This was our second visit to the Steinhaus and it was again very enjoyable. Our server was very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't believe I never ate
    AnnaL
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I can't believe I never ate there before! I have lived in this area for 10 yrs. I took my mother in law here for her wedding anniversary, from the moment we walked in we were pleasently surprised. The decor, the staff, and Omg the food! We will defiantly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.