Mother's Day Menus & Specials
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Sunday, May 12, 2019
Wonderful restaurant with authentic German food and beer. Our daughter suggested this restaurant for Easter Sunday lunch. We were not disappointed. Food was great. We will be back. I will have to get an extra order of the potato pancakes next time!
Great food / great service. Tough parking.
Loved that we found a beautiful hoffbrau. We went early, it was quiet. Beautiful German-style interior and patio. Wanted so much to like it. Food and service were OK/good. Compared to othe German restaurants such as Supenkuche (sp?) in SF, the food was just OK: Neither main dish nor salad were "wow, this is so delicious." They were prepared well and nicely (tender, hot, nicely breaded pork cutlet), but the recipes were missing something (spices such as paprika?), they were relatively flavorless. TI will say the mushrooms in the sauce were delicious, it's just the sauce itself, which is the defining element of the dish did not perform. he spaetzel, however, was excellent. I had the jaegerschnitzel, and like I mentioned, the sauce just didn't have much flavor, although it looked wonderful. Also, the do dont bake their pretzels to order, so they were tough How hard is it to bake one fresh like other hoffbraus?
Beer was very good (Beittberger Pilsner).
Service was very pleasant and appealing (man, woman waiters plus a busboy) but wassuper fast, such that meal was rushed and we ended up not even being there an entire hour on our Friday night special meal out, as all food placed down in front of us immediately. The hostess who took us to our table seemed so bored and unhappy when she seated us, and she didn't talk, just sorted went through the motions. And the music was off--it was not German or classical or something that fitted the restaurant -- it clashed, oldies pop music, gospel -- it distracted.
I think we saw owner at the bar as we left, whomever it was seemed very friendly and happy and enough personality to carry the place. Unfortunately, that spirit and passion was not carried through the dining room. Sadly, we won't return or recommend based on food missing flavor. I hope/trust other have excellent experience enough to keep this beautiful place going.
6 of us ate dinner together and had a perfectly delightful meal. The food was home style in the best of terms. There was nothing among the 6 entrees that we wouldn't order again. Our waiter was fantastic. Besides being able to answer all of our questions about the ingredients in all of the food items, his knowledge of the beer menu was fantastic. It is a German restaurant so the best alcoholic drink from the bar is beer. One of our party asked for a high end Napa Valley wine and it was the only time our waiter seemed a bit stymied. The beer menu is so extensive that it is hard to go wrong there. A great place for families and adults a like. It is one of the most comfortable and yummy places in Alameda.
Speisekammer is a decent comfort food restaurant. Our server was excellent. My partner liked his beer but my Hemingway daiquiri was too sweet although it was certainly strong enough. I really liked my JÄGERSCHNITZEL and its accompaniments but my partner's side of roasted potatoes was really dry so overall his WIENER SCHNITZEL dish was hard to eat. The potatoes had obviously been sitting around too long. A better side would have been mashed potatoes or Spätzle. I'd eat at Speisekammer again but not real soon.
Always love the food. Best pork chops we’ve ever had!
We love Speisekammer and make the trip to Alameda just to eat there. We love the food and selection of beer, and always find the staff friendly and helpful.
We were celebrating with my high school senior and this was his request. Great food, service and overall experience as usual.
Good wholesome food at affordable prices. You can get a fresh salad, roast meat, fresh sausage with a variety of German beers, cocktails, or wine. Big place, too. Nice outdoor seating area in good weather. I eat there at least once a week.
A fantastic home style restaurant. We come here for every special occasion! Always a fabulous experience.
We have always really enjoy going to Speisekammer. The food is good German fare, quality choices you would find at a small local beer house in Germany.
The 2 top tables have legs very close together, so it makes it a little tight for larger (I am 6'6") people.
The service was polite and cheerful, but a little slow. Also, the server who was bringing food out from the kitchen, tried to set the main course down as we were starting our appetizers. This is always a huge fail with me.
Overall it was nice. The waitress never did come back to check if more drinks were wanted. Atmosphere was not as authentic German as hoping.
Get together with friends to meet my brother visiting from out of state. Mixed ages all enjoyed the beer, the service , and the authentic German food with nice salads
Excellent food and surroundings. Loved the decor and music. Food was excellent. We had the potato pancakes and brats and sauerkraut. Everything was great.
Prefer entertainment to start before 8 pm - may be 7 pm
We visited to listen to Mark Hummel and the Deep Basement Shakers play on a Friday night- what fantastic music! The food was yummy, the German beer was top notch. Would definitely return.
Way too noisy. Great music impossible to hear or enjoy
Our friend said the sauerbraten was better than he had in Germany! Everything was delish!
Excellent German food, as usual. Speisekammer is tops.
Food was great, but a little pricey for some sausage and fries.
Always a great meal, fantastic service and extremely comfortable environment! Thanks!!!!
Delicious as usual! We love this place! The food is top-notch!
Excellent food and beers, a good place to get together with friends.
Everything was great with the exception of the hostess, who sat someone else under my reservation and then argued with me about making one. She proceeded to act like she was doing me a favor by assembling a table at the last minute. Our waitress was exceptional she always is and the food was amazing. The hostess needs better training
Good ambiance and live music, but food is only mediocre
Quintessential German cuisine and fantastic beer selection.
Great in everything and especially good server..
I lived in Germany for 12 years. This place just doesn’t get it. I ordered Curry Wurst and it was decent sausage covered with an inadequate sauce-read only catsup with no curry taste at all. I’ve had much better at a kiosk in Berlin.
Great authentic German food, terrific beer selection and ambience. Excellent choice for families and small groups.
Happy with yummy Gluten Free dishes and with the good selection of beer and wine.
It was a the perfect place for 9 friends on a Sunday afternoon. Great German food, German beers on draft, and friendly vibe.
Always a wonderful experience at Speisekammer! Food was delicious, but be prepared for a loud experience. Fun for a group and they have a kids menu. Highly recommend.
Great time overall. Wonderful food. Beer was excellent across the board. Can’t wait to go back!!!
We went there after watching Check Please! They did not disappoint. I had the Jagerschnitzel with mushroom gravy - wow! Amazing quality and generous portions. Terrific beer selection. We brought a visiting German and she was very impressed. We’re going back this summer to sit in the beer-garden.
The food at Speisekammer is always wonderful and the service too. One could wish for the installation of some sound-deadening material on the ceilings--but that's really a minor quibble. We were especially happy with the turkey schnitzel and the broiled brussels sprouts.
Great experience as always. Very accommodating for gluten free diners.
Fun great service.
Our mouths were watering for traditional German food and you didn't disappoint. We have put it on our list to come back. I especially liked the beet salad.
We have tried all the German restaurants in the SF Bay Area and this is hands-down our favorite. A wonderful neighborhood restaurant beloved of locals, with that generous gemuchleit feeling I remember from my fav childhood places. Don't miss the potato pancakes - best in town, get the optional sour cream to go with that tart housemade applesauce! Beer selection is much better than most of the hipster places, with really outstanding service (and we don't say that lightly, we are picky about good waitstaff training). No need to reservations at lunch but a necessity for dinner. Parking is manageable; lot is tiny but the neighborhood has a fair amount of parking available within two short blocks of restaurant.
Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was out of dishes and certain beers.It was my birthday and it was known to the restaurant thru open table and the fact was ignored. I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant for several years and they would always bring out a Strudel with candle. I was disappointed, especially since I spent about $360.00 for lunch.