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About 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.

718 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Lunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Late night: Monday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:00am
Late night: Sunday: 10:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 909-8814

Website:
http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Nolen

Private Party Facilities:
Philadelphia's only authentic German Bierhall & Restaurant since 2009. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party for ten or an extravagant gala for 200, guest will appreciate our professional & personal service. From casual happy hours to formal dinners, we offer a ranges of options & menus.

Private Party Contact:
Vanessa Beahn: (844) 296-8125

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout

Brauhaus Schmitz Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was cold, portions were small. They only had one dessert option left and it was frozen cake. The were totally unprepared for restaurant week.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant week menu was great value as it showcased the specialities - schnitzels, sausages and pork knuckles. Our server was a bit frazzled but I guess there were just a lot of people at that time. Over all this place is as close as you can get to Germany’s bier halls!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went for the restaurant week and was overall pretty disappointed except for the beer which our waitress recommended. There were four courses and the mash potato was way too sour in the main course. I'm not sure if that's indeed what is supposed to be but it's not pleasant. The half baked chicken was very good and the sausages. In addition, we were told that only chocolate cake was available for dessert and when they were served, they tasted so hard, it's like they've been frozen before. The top layer of caramel is basically not chewable. We ended up spending a lot more than we would normally did for restaurant week but we did not get the food we wanted.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was an overall pleasant experience. As we went during the only Saturday evening in Restaurant Week, the service was a tad slower than anticipated. Otherwise, it is a perfect spot for some authentic German cuisine and beers.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

I recently visited here during restaurant week. I have never been so disappointed in a meal here as I was this visit. Restaurant week is supposed highlight your restaurant and entice people to come on a normal basis. I have been to Brauhaus several times. This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a restaurant. Everything from start to finish had issues.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant week in Philadelphia and it’s supposed to be $35pp but ended up paying lots of extras which wasn’t explained to us in the beginning.

Food wise, it’s a hit or miss, if you like that kind of flavoring then go for it, if not then, go somewhere else. Flavor in terms of how probably a mix of vinegar and beer-flavors in the dishes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing experience, beer flight was not good, food was cold, service was slow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for restaurant week and it was wonderful! Everything was delious, the server was friendly, the environment was great, I'm definitely coming back!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the mushroom schnitzel and the beer was nothing less than what I would expect, both eere awesome. Really worth the stop. Our waiter was excellent and took the time to provide advice on menu and beer selection. Unfortunately beer and food were double to triple the price of the Blue Ox (formerly Hofbrau Haus) Austrian Village in Rockledge. The high cost is where I think a lot of business will be lost for Brauhaus Schmidtz unfortunately.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

GREAT beer selections! We went for dinner during Restaurant Week. The first 3 of the 4 courses were very good. Dessert was so so. Excellent service. Would try it again during a normal week.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Understandably, the night we went was very busy (during Restaurant Week), but the food was great, service was friendly and attentive, and overall we had a great experience. Highly recommend for affordable German fare.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My boyfriend wanted to try something new so we decided on German. Brauhaus was our choice after reading reviews. It was great! The food was delicious and our server, Rob, was awesome. They're definitely in the rotation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place.... My 1st time in a German restaurant... Bob our waiter was so helpful and very friendly... Excellent customer service... The veal was great...

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a really good time. The food was great. The staff was fun and friendly but it was a bit loud to be able to talk to the staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've never had a meal, or beer, we didn't enjoy! Great food and friendly service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our first time there from New Jersey with friends for an early New Years Eve dinner. Great atmosphere, great food. Would recommend and return again. Authentic German food and drink. Large beer menu

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had a party in our mouths.Food and drinks are on the mark !! Great time ! Will return for roof top activities when it is not 13 degrees outside ! LOL. Have a HEALTHY New Year !!!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great German sausages and beer. Fun, casual atmosphere and wonderful for cold winter day or evening with hearty food and cozy, warm environment.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food awesome service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good draft beer selection. Enjoy the sausage selections and the Curry Ketchup is a hit!
Kids always enjoy the chicken schnitzel

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good. We were unable to finish because portions were large. Soup that I got for $10 was a bowl of flavored broth with one inch of bread. No refills offered by waitress for beer or water. No explanation of any specials or food by our waitress. No asking how anything was by waitress. Just slapped down food and a box for take home. I think we would have had a better dining experience if our waitress had explained anything to us. It was confusing ordering some of the main courses.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Perfect German food and Lucia our server was fabulous. We will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this place, My wife and I are there almost every other week for dinner or beer tasting! The Schwinshaxe is out of this world good, and all the house made sausages rock.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

food was cold service was no good no german music use to go there many times service hat german dirndl on german music good ambiance, nomore sad.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was excellent as well as the decor. My husband really enjoyed the beer selection.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Truly the best German restaurant I have eaten in here, in the US. Had an opportunity to tell that to the owner who visited with all the folks at out table as we were preparing to leave. Marco, our server, was efficient, friendly, and very knowledgeable, even if he was originally from Sicily
(Ha! That news afforded us the opportunity to use some of our rusty Italian !)
We will tell anyone we know that is going to Philadelphia they MUST go to Brauhaus Schmitz for German food that is marvelous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been wanting to go here for over a year. Without a doubt an amazing place for food and drink. The Jaeger schnitzel was amazing, the gravy was amazing as well. I can not wait to go back with some of my other friends to eat here again.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The pork shank is to die for.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Christmas Goose dinner was disappointing, and the wait staff was extremely inattentive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Six of went for their special Christmas Goose dinner. It was a very nice menu. The service was fine. The beer selection is outstanding. The noise level is very high and makes conversation difficult, particularly for older people. My wife found the goose a bit salty for her taste but I enjoyed the entire meal. The creamy chestnut soup was a standout.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a planned dinner with close friends. We really enjoyed the Goose Dinner, the German carolers added just the right amount of festive atmosphere. We have already decided to make this a tradition and look forward to next year!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We attended the traditional Christmas goose dinner. The meal was delicious, the men's choir a delight and the lighting of the tree charming. A wonderful holiday event thoroughly enjoyed by all of us.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were totally impressed with the authentic cuisine. The sausages and sauerkraut were the best I’ve ever had. Menu options were excellent value superb and taste was exquisite. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We really enjoy this German restaurant. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food and beer are great.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best German food around & it gives a great ambiance while you dine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very slow service, waiter was clearly overwhelmed and un- engaged with our experience, entrees took over an hour, sub par... over cooked proteins, ... dry spaetzle.... no way there is anyone who knows how to cook schnitzel in that kitchen..... my German inlaws treated us and I was embarrassed.... yes of course excellent beer selection!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is the only place where I can find true authentic German food. The staff is friendly and helpful. A great place to dine!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

wonderful menu of authentic German foods and beers. The mustards, sausages, and appetizers are fantastic. I really enjoy this place.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were looking for a traditional german dinner. Unfortunately, the sauerbraten and red cabbage had much to much vinegar really effecting the true taste of the dishes. The service was wonderful and when we discussed the issues with management, they gave us an apple strudel desert on the house. It was truly delicious.

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