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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2023
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering is available.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout
Brauhaus Schmitz Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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