Nice setting in an historic hotel. Had been here for lunch a month earlier. An adequate wine list, but not exceptional. Our 1st red wine choice on the list was unavailable. Four of us in our party. As we were driving back to Indianapolis and to Cincinnati, we did not order anything else from the bar. My sauerbraten entre was very good. My guest's beef stroganoff was boring and somewhat tasteless. Our waiter/server was a bit too attentive as he returned to the table far too often (4 times) first to try to take our orders even before we had time to look at the menus, then to try to clear dishes when we were obviously not finished. We felt as though they were trying to quickly turn the tables though it was still before 8:30p and the room was less than half full.
Better experience with service this time . Food was great and will return
My husband I stayed at The Sherman for his business trip. The hotel was wonderful! Updated large rooms, comfortable beds, beautifully updated but stayed true to the original history. We ate dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. We loved it so much, we ate lunch there the next day too! Wonderful staff, service, food, and enjoyable environment. I would suggest it to anyone!
My husband and I came to Batesville, to dine at another establishment - however, we did not have reservations and was turned away. We decided to try the Sherman House and was pleasantly surprised. I am not much for German food, but they had a nice, overall variety. I had the salmon and my husband, the beef stroganoff - both were tasty and well presented. Don't miss out on the cheesecake - large enough to share and good enough to come back for more.
Great atmosphere and food. We were seated immediately, however there was a fair delay until our server arrived. Service was good, they even let me order a steak off of the dinner menu though we were there for lunch. Steak was delicious!
Food was not up to the par I expected learning that you re-did the Sherman House.
My mashed potatoes were barely warm, as was the rest of my meal.
Our appetizer was frozen in the middle.
My friends dinner special was most un-appealing to site, and taste.
Wonderful waitress! Delicious food! We had a blast!
There were glitches with the service that were due to problems with a new waitress and items not being available in the kitchen. The food was satisfactory, but not up to the usual standards that we expect at The Sherman. The red wine options (by the glass) are still poor and need to be addressed by the management. Two hours for a weeknight dinner is way too long, especially when there is no appetizer or salad courses. Service does need improvement!
With a group of 9 they were very accommodating and gave us a private room. Friendly staff and all our food was perfectly prepared. Will definitely return for Dinner again !
The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and the remodel was beautiful.
The food was delicious. Our server was attentive and courteous, and the atmosphere was pleasant. We will dine here again in the near future.
The server was very nice. The food wasn’t worth the trip. I wanted to go to this restaurant so finally talked my friends into going and felt like I had o apologize for the food.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food! I will definitely return in the future. Great place to have dinner with friends or for a romantic dinner.
The food was delicious,good German fare. Service was friendly and speedy. We were sat immediately and had our food in front of us quickly. Everything was delicious and portions were perfect! It was a fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary.
Great food and setting! Had a nice private room to celebrate a birthday with family and kids.
Stroganoff was fair. Need better quality beef and richer sauce. Sausage trio entre was good. Sauerkraut balls and pretzel were excellent
We enjoyed the 2017 Holiday menu. The Sauerbraten was flavorful & VERY tender; Chestnut Mashed Potatoes were very good. Homemade rolls, salmon were delicious as was the French Onion Soup. We were disappointed in the desserts--Raspberry covered Chocolate Torte was too salty; the S'mores Sundae had a very thick graham cracker crust that was difficult to cut through and didn't have a lot of flavor. Overall, though, it was a great dinner.
Great dining experience. Love that they kept the charm of The Sherman House, but happy with the more modern, clean updates. Food and service was great.
This is our first time back since this restaurant re-opened and also first lunch . We are well satisfied that many of the reasons for going here previously are still present. The refreshed menu and facilities are a welcome addition; and the food was very good. Glad to see it back.
The Sherman House previously was an old restaurant with a tired menu. The 'new' Sherman House has been updated, nicer interior and fresher menu. Unfortunately on a Sunday night, there was a definite lack of service. The server was trying very hard, but was spread so thin. I fault the management by not scheduling more wait staff to handle the moderate business. Also, some training on how the items on the menu are prepared and how to open wine for the server would be helpful. She was very sweet, but clearly needed a little more direction--and she was overworked. The food was good--not excellent--but much better than the old Sherman House. We will try it again and hope this was just a learning curve.
The food was good, German meatloaf a favorite in our group. Server forgot to tell us they were out of goulash (maybe reason to visit again 🙂). Dining area is beautiful, old wood everywhere. A gem!
Very nice time - great food, great wine selection. Will definitely be back!
Great meal and great service. However, the hostess apparently forget to tell Open Table that we arrived and I was never given my dining points! Disappointing!
We were greeted by the host and seated in at nice quiet table.. the server continued to check on us throughout the meal. Our food was hot and presented well, and our drinks were always full..
it was a nice meal in a nice, clean and welcoming environment... I will be back!
The new seasonal menu featured novel preparations of pork, fish and beef. The use of root vegetables and fall apples was appreciated. Every dish was carefully plated and delicious. Service was excellent. It would be nice if more "wine by the glass" options were added to the limited wine selections, especially reds.
My husband and I met my sister and her family at The Sherman for Thanksgiving Dinner; it was delicious (served family style except for the meat). The wait staff were attentive and responsive. The only part of the meal that was a bit disappointing were the desserts. There was a dessert "bar" with 4-5 different desserts. All of them were acceptable, but a bit industrial.
All in all, though, we think this might become a tradition for Thanksgiving!
my husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving dinner....and didn’t have to lifr a finger
We had German food and we have had better at other German restaurants.
Food was great and service was outstanding. Definitely a winner in a small town!
The food was delicious and the service was top-notch. Our server was very courteous and attentive. We were seated in the front room near a very loud group, which made the noise level a little bit too much, but overall, a very nice dining experience.
Enjoyed dinner for two and then an after dinner drink in the lounge. Loved the quiet alcove where we were seated. Our waitress was excellent and made our dinning experience enjoyable. Food portions were generous, however the food itself was only warm when served. I ordered sauerbraten with spatzle, an old family favorite I began eating many years ago and I must admit I was a little disappointed because it wasn't the same as what my German grandmother made. However we enjoyed our evening at The Sherman and plan to visit again.
Excellent as usual. The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 in most categories was so I could make "ambiance" stand out from the other categories. We were getting together with local friends we know well, but don't see often enough. We love to talk and catch up. And the Sherman is a great place for it because they don't blare music at you through a loudspeaker. You can actually hear the person across the table without screaming at them.
Food and presentation was great. Server was Michelle, who did a wonderful job. Food portions were just right --not too much, not too little. The blackened salmon was superb. Earlier the same day my barber gave her thumbs up to the mashed potatoes (which came with my entree) and she was right on target. One of our companions had the Wurst Platter, and there's no doubt I'll try that entree soon.
Located in charming downtown Batesville, Indiana, just a mile off I-74 exit 149 (or the more scenic State Rd 46), the restaurant at The Sherman is well worth the stop. The food and drink are delicious, the service is super friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is cozy and quiet (no annoying background music!). The attractive Bavarian-style decor adds to the special charm of this restaurant and reflects Batesville's pride in its German heritage (which it shares with Oldenburg, the "city of spires" just up the road). If you enjoy German-style food, or even if that's not your "cup of tea," you won't be disappointed! I stayed two cozy and quiet nights in The Sherman hotel as well; a delightful change from the ubiquitous "chain" hotels found at every major exit. Dinners were, as I said, delicious; so was breakfast. A special little extra treat for me was being able to chat in German with the very courteous and helpful young man who was manning the reception desk in the mornings. Nikolaus, who grew up in Germany, added a touch of German "authenticity" one would not actually expect. I travel I-74 at least once a year and will certainly be stopping at The Sherman again. I recommend it very highly!
The Sherman is a dining jewel tucked away in Batesville! Food and service was amazing, lots of food options in case you aren't into German food - great steaks and sides. Highly recommend this eatery - it is well worth the drive!
we met friends from indy as this is halfway point from our house in cincy. went early for early dining specials listed on web site but were told they had a new chef and those prices no longer applied even though the food items had not changed. a couple of us ordered the chicken gnocchi which was described by our waiter as a "soup like". however, there was very little sauce on the chicken and gnocchi and the gnocchi itself was very heavy. we will go back but will order a lighter dish next time. also the menu was a bit pricey..$14 for what i ordered which included nothing but the main dish. the bier cheese appetizer was very tasty and only $6. might just have that and salad next time.
they did have live music in the beer garden which we would have enjoyed but did not serve food there.
there is a great coffee shop across the street where we went for coffee afterwards. they also had live music.
We truly enjoyed Sunday brunch at the Sherman. The vanilla bean French toast was really good, as was the omelette, goetta, and bacon. The waitress apologized for slower than normal service due to a large party who had ordered ahead of us. Our table was ready when we arrived and the ambience was pleasant. We will reserve a table there again in the future!
Limited menu choices. Not nearly as good as years ago. Very good service but the food was lack luster . Sorry we did not enjoy our meal.
We thought The Sherman was wonderful. We will definitely drive the hour to dine there again.
We were promptly seated. We were NOT promptly greeted by our waitress, who when she did greet us told us she had other issues at the bar to address which delayed her. The entre was served before the soup and salad was completed and removed. Bread and water were not provided until the entres were already served.
I enjoyed my salad (something with dates), but my gnocchi and my husband's beef stroganoff were very bland. Our server was attentive and actually took the beef stroganoff off of our bill because he knew my husband was disappointed in it. The wine and beer lists are just fair (only one cabernet served by the glass), however, my husband said his long island ice tea was pretty good. The ambiance is just so-so and we were seated at a table for two that was way too close to tables with large groups of individuals so it was somewhat uncomfortable. I would go again because I will always give a restaurant a second chance, however, unfortunately, we were not overwhelmed by our first visit.