Beef Tri Tip marinated and braised in Red Wine and Spices, served w/ Red Cabbage and Sptzle
It was our first time visiting Speisekammer on March 14, 2020—and it may have been our last meal out for a bit... if so it was the way to go out strong! I loved everything—from the pretzels and beer cheese to schnitzel, Spatzl, and struedel. I can’t wait for the chance to go back!
I reserved Speisekammer for our group of eight on Saturday, March 7th. We had to signal our server to get drinks, appetizers, and lunch. He ought to have been a bit more attentive for a large group. The beer and wine came promptly, as did the appetizers and lunch once ordered. The food was just OK. A few years ago when we all were last there, we thought our dishes were tasty and nicely presented. I sincerely hope this restaurant isn’t cutting corners to maintain or increase profits. I’d rather pay a bit more if it meant keeping quality high. We hope this isn’t the beginning of a slide into obscurity for Speisekammer. I’ll check it out from time to time, but I won’t bring our group there if things don’t change for the better.
I liked the space; the fireplace was lovely. I was disappointed in the food; it was not particularly flavorful. I wanted more seasoning in all of the food. My two friends felt the same way. One ordered the salmon salad, one ordered the wiener schnitzel and i had the stuffed cabbage rolls. we each found our food to be bland. i did like the salad dressing.
We never had a bad meal here....it is one of our favorites !
There was a large group in our room making more noise than typical
Looking forward to a big night with our newleywed kids. They sat us by the bathroom. The furthest corner from anything. We didn't know it was the bathroom because there was a curtain and no sign. But as the night went on the traffic by our table was busy. I thought going through OpenTable, we would have had a better table.
Even though it showed up written correctly on the final bill, one of our plates came out with the wrong meat on it(one covered in gravy). When returned, then it was at least a crispy schnitzel, but pork rather than veal. Now, though, the spaetzle had become fried potatoes. They graciously brought a side of spaetzle, but hmmm-get it right the first time? The cabbage rolls were ok-so well-cooked that the cabbage was thin mush. Mashed potatoes had no texture at all-whipped to death.The dessert list was small and nothing excited. How about a dark chocolate cake rather than German chocolate (which is NOT a German thing)? We reserved, but our table was right in front of the bar, so before the music began, people were standing close by.
Great food.... beer...drinks...
Great food n beer selection
The service was excellent. The waiter explained all about the beers n got as extra bread etc since we were all hungry. It was my birthday celebration n they made it special.
Great food and great service! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
noisy with absolutely no parking. food was just ok. expensive for what you got
This was our second lunch reservation and found to be with the food quality and service to be consistent. Have nothing negative say. Love everything on their menu. Excellent waitress. Would go back in a heartbeat
Met friends for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Arrived at opening 11:30 and felt silly for making reservations but the place soon filled up (not even a game day!). Great bar and of course German and other beers on tap from both local and from around the world. We shared a large meat plate (all their greatest sausage and pork hits) and a large mixed German salad plate (four different salads, all reasonably healthy). Finished off sharing the best strudel i've ever had (including places in Germany). Good value for the prices too. So fortunate to have Speisekammer local in Alameda!
Service was excellent and the drinks and apps arrived quickly. Hostesses warm and inviting.
Very flavorful and savory dishes, comfort food but with a pop. Fresh ingredients, deelish sauerkraut and sausage. Told my workplace in San Leandro, and they've gone 4 times now since November.
Love this place! Went for restaurant week lunch
We keep coming back here 5-7 times a year. It’s always good. Not many places have a dozen plus German beers on tap, cocktails, and tasty German food. Three generations in our family love it.
Convenient location for meeting with family and friends from Bay Area. TV’s convenient tu not intrusive. Food and service was very good, we’d return for that and the beer. Would like to go for dinner and live music. Potato pancakes, lunch special (restaurant week), pretzels and pastrami sandwich is highly recommended. The salmon salad was also a hit.
I am tempted to say "fast food" due to the service. We were seated promptly and ordered a bottle of wine. Took a bit of time to show up but that was fine as they had a good band playing. We ordered and specifically told the waiter to take a long time as we were not im a hurry and wanted to listen to the music.
Our salad and soup arrived quickly - my wife took one bite of her salad and I was on my first spoon of soup when our main course arrived. So we squeezed those onto our small table for two and let them cool while we finished our soup and salad. I probably should have sent them back.
We finished our meal before the band finished its first set. So much for a leisurely evening.
I will probably try again BUT will not order our main course until we are finished with the appetizer. Lesson learned.
Authentic German food (mostly for meat lovers but they do have at least one seafood and some vegetarian options), generous beer selection, great ambiance and friendly staff. In addition they have live music Friday and Sat nightS. We visit frequently and are rarely disappointed. They can accommodate large groups And weather permitting they have patio dining reminiscent of a Biergarten. Weekends are busy so to get a good table especially for larger group make a reservation.
A must visit each trip to Alameda. Last time a vegetarian friend grabbed my Jager schnitzel and was wolfing it down before I could warn her. Great selection of German bier. The flour-less chocolate cake is superb.
The veal was VERY TOUGH. Very disappointing and I have been here many times.
Food is always good. Place always seems busy. We went on the early side so no problem getting a table.
Nice restaurant. Good food. Large portions
Great food and service!! Fun, Fun, Fun!! Thanks!! Saturday night music was very good also! The vom fass beers rocked!
Love Speisekammer, the food and beer are always great.
Fantastic place with great authentic german food! Love it!
Stopped on our way home from the airport for a wonderful dinner after a long flight. We've been meaning to try Speisekammer for some time, but just have never done it. We will be back! I had the spaetzle with ham and it was delicious and enough for two large meals. My husband had the goose and thought it was really good. He also took a good size portion home to have for lunch the next day. Our server was very attentive as was the busser, who asked multiple times if there was anything else we needed.
Phenomenal as usual. Speisekammer transports you to a comfortable, old world setting with delicious food and a great selection of imported beers, local brews and yummy cocktails.
The food is always great. The atmosphere is very inviting. Lots of families with kids, all well-behaved. Great staff. Love it!
This is my favorite restaurant in Alameda and one of my favorites in the Bay Area. If you are looking for comfort food and drinks that are always changing, then this is the place. I have come here 14 or 15 times and they never disappoint. It is a great place to bring a group or your kids.
Fun, festive place for dinner with a group. Great starters, bread and pickles. Entrees were a bit bland, but that’s the nature of some German dishes so I can’t say if it’s the chef’s fault. Service was outstanding! Would go again and stay for the live music.
Great beer selection, delicious authentic Bavarian dishes.
I have been here a few times and every time it is delicious, I have never had any problems. The staff is very good at meeting anyones needs and wants.
Very nice find!! Always looking for food German food & this was a great find! We’ll be back.
We enjoy dining at Speisekammer. Good food and German beer. We had a ringside seat to watch the entertainment setting up; unfortunately we couldn't stay to hear them play. Maybe next time.
I have yet to find a better German restaurant in the Bay Area. Decent vegetarian choices as well.
Eating here is always a treat, but I love the winter specials and this year’s goose was excellent.
Native German here. Fruit plate, Wienerschnitzel (from veal), potato salad, drinks, it was all great. Service was wonderful.
Wonderful restaurant, just like being in Germany. It was great to have a true German dinner here in the states. The restaurant is bigger than it looks but still fills up on the weekends. Hard to hear others speak on a Saturday night, but still a great overall experience.
Speisekammer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 522-1300.
Speisekammer is rated 4.6 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.