Rhein Haus - Denver

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A Bavarian-inspired restaurant with house made sausages, pretzels, and other authentic eats, 24 German and local drafts and four indoor bocce courts.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, food was ok, lots of packer fans. Very unique setup, really enjoyed the time there. Will definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was so disappointed with this place. We tried to go on a Monday evening and we couldn’t even hear ourselves think, the music was so loud. Our server had zero personality and we barely even saw him. Then to top it off, the food tasted like cardboard. My spaetzle was either burnt on the bottom or so underdone it was gummy, and my boyfriends pork schnitzle tasted like absolutely nothing - very obvious the sauce came from a can. It was a horrible experience and we will never be back. So much for good German food; this was a bar scene with bar music blasting.

J
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I love this style of cuisine and was really looking forward to the Polish sausage but it was just ok. Other people in my party said Food was underwhelming for the price as well.

Atmosphere was incredibly loud which bordered on painful.

The beer was great though, as was the service. Food came fast, server was attentive. I just think if I ever go back it'll be just f for the beer and I'll eat somewhere else.

T
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is not authentic German. Small portions for the price. Menu is limited, except for variety of sausage. Very nice atmosphere.

MB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great! We had the giant pretzel and the curry-wurst for appetizers and that was perfect for a group of 5. We all love curry, but if you don’t, this dish might be a bit much. Beers were great- lots to choose from.

WH
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Looked nicer in photos. Basically a sports bar with bocce and German food. Pretzel was disappointing.

M
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to the Rhein Haus for a date night dinner before a concert at the Pepsi Center. We had a reservation and arrived about 10 minutes early and were seated right away. The server was very nice and the food was really good. The serving sizes were ample and there were choices for vegetarians. We had a great time and will go back again!

S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Luckily our overall experience here wasn’t ruined by our greeting, or lack thereof, by the hostess. She was on the phone when we arrived and when she finally got off it, she just looked at us. No smile, no hello. I had made reservations with our noted anniversary as the occasion. I asked if we could have one of the smaller booths. She made a stink face and said no...and then took us to a high top right next to the bocce ball, where a loud group of guys were playing. They looked to be enjoying themselves, rightfully so. However, the restaurant was nearly empty, but she felt the need to seat us right next to them. Our server made up for this. She was very polite, helpful and welcoming. Her service and the food made up for Miss Personality. I watched the hostess greet multiple groups with the same lack of manners or enthusiasm. If you visit, try not to judge a book by its cover.

CD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Rhein Haus is our go to beer hall when we go to Denver. Great selection of beer and great service. They also have the heads of dead animals mounted on the walls, which is a plus.

JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Chill place good beer and food

RH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pricey for a Bocce Ball Bar. Goulash & Brats were good. Two appetizer chicken schnitzel sandwich bites, (chicken mc nugget pressed chicken) was $10! Sorry I got that.

S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing better than the authentic German food and traditional Wisconsin cuisine is the attentive and personable attitude of the team working at Wally’s and the Rhein Haus. On Wisconsin !

AA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I come from a German family, and no I don't mean way back. My mother, her brother and my aunt came to the U.S. from Nuremburg in 1957. I grew up on homemade German food and know what it should taste like.

The food and atmosphere at Rhein Haus leave a lot to be desired. We made a reservation for 6:00 PM on a Saturday night. It wasn't needed. The place was empty with only three tables occupied upstairs while we were there. It was Pride weekend and the city was crazy busy. Rhein Haus was not. They were playing an eclectic mix of music, but the Acid Rock playing when we sat down was annoying at best.

Starting with drinks there is a very limited selection of German beers on the menu. I get the idea that they want to promote local breweries, but I want German beer to go with German food. (Or at least what they call German food.)

My partner and I started with a pretzel which came burnt. When I mentioned it to the server she brought another one right away. Even not burned, it wasn't a true German pretzel. Just a doughy American version.

I ordered the Nuremberg bratwurst platter and he had a hamburger. We split an order of the German dumplings The brats were okay, but seemed to be overcooked. The sauerkrat had absolutely zero flavor. The dumplings were mealy and dry. My partner said his hamburger tasted freezer burned.

I think we got duped on this one. Rhein Haus is not worthy of a 4.3 star average review.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There were 5 of us adults and we all ordered different dinner entrees and most of our foods were overcooked, dry, and little cold. The only thing we liked were their pretzels with different sauces as our appetizer which was very good. It sure was a disappointing outing for us since it was our first time there and we went their for Father's Day. Sorry, we will not go back there.

CM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the jumbo pretzel because it was recommended to me. It is amazing and huge.

F
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

My sisters and I go to a new restaurant each month and try different ethnic cuisines as part of a New Year resolution. This month I picked German, and the food portion and quality was outstanding! Everything but the customer service was incredible. The hosts at the door weren’t very welcoming and I had to speak first which is weird because I’m used to having a host say something along the lines of “Good afternoon! How are you?” or even just “Welcome!” But they just stared at us with no greeting and it felt like they didn’t want to be there. Then the wait to get a waiter was long and she wasn’t friendly. She didn’t really know how to answer questions about the beer list. Then she disappeared for 15-20 min as we were finishing up and wanted to order dessert. We came at 3:15 and it wasn’t really busy yet, but we had to walk up to the host to ask for dessert and when our waiter came back she didn’t apologize or anything. Then the dessert came but she didn’t clear our dinner plates so that was frustrating. As much as I want to bring my whole family here for the great food, I’m hesitant to because of the service. Maybe some employees were just having a bad day, but as new guests we don’t know if we’ll come back because of it. Again, the food was amazing. No one could be disappointed with great food like that.

DF
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and there was enough space around our table to not feel crowded. Are server was very helpful and accommodating. The food was good and the selection of beer was worth the trip.

N
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for Mother's Day, but better for a birthday or family gathering in the evening. Nice time had and waitress and staff were very friendly.

NE
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It is a nice place, food options are limited. Way too noisy and service left something to be desired. I love how their website talks about authentic food yet you walk by the kitchen and they are speaking Spanish while cooking— lol

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal and drinks

CT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time and we had a great experience. We thought the food was good and very reasonably priced. We also were going to a musical at 7:30 and got in and out in good time.

BS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaitlin (sp?) our server was wonderful; food was great; site was very convenient as we were coming from Coors Field.

AS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy that we could find an Easter brunch for just $ 19. Not a giant selection but more than adequate, all the food was yummy. The place was not crowded and we also played some bocci ball, an added bonus!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was not what we expected. Not authentic German food.

F
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the goulash soup and fresh made soft pretzels! Our server was great- very friendly and on top of our food and beverages. Great for people watching and Bocci competition. The only downside is the seating- the benches and chairs are completely without padding and there are no options in the restaurant with any kind of padding/cushion.

DW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were there early and it seemed they had a hard time getting started. The waitress had a hard time describing the sausages, for a German themed restaurant seemed surprising. The music from the other bar that it is connected to competed with the music in the Rein Haus which was annoying at times. Overall ok.

ES
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only complaint was that I requested a standard table on Open Table when I made the reservation and for some reason that wasn’t recorded, so we had to sit at a high top.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

WTF is Bocces

J
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent and they even have a great selection of non alcoholic beverages as well as their wonderful beer selection.

SC
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always love coming here; one of our favorite downtown go-tos.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was unsure of what to expect but my waitress made it a truly great experience. Thanks Katie(y?)! She made a superb recommendation with the BIERMOSA and I loved it. The breakfast and the currywurst were also delicious. I'm thinking about coming back for Lunch tomorrow!

MS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We found out shortly after arriving that their advertising on the wavelengths was misleading. On the radio it was mentioned that 2 for 1 lagers would be available before and after Avalanche games........we found out upon acquiring that the deal only include Coors Banquet!?!

CA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at Rhein Haus and we were beyond impressed. The food was a delicious take on German classics and the beer was amazing! Rhein Haus has made it on to our list of favorites!

GB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend here to celebrate her birthday. We showed up about 15 minutes early but they seated us immediately. The drink and food selection was excellent. I highly recommend their pretzel. The large pretzel is large! Excellent service from our waiter. The place rather loud but not so loud that you couldn't hear each other.

E
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I always love coming here and rarely have a negative experience. Our server appeared to be spread a little thin as we did not see much of her when we were wanting things like more water, drinks, etc. We felt like we were bothering her when we tried to wave her down, but she responded kindly and always brought things out promptly. We wished our pretzels and cheese fondue had been warm when they were brought to the table, but the flavor as always was DELICIOUS. The quality and experience rarely misses the mark, and these are just a few small things that we noticed that appeared a little out of the ordinary and what we typically experience here. Won’t keep us from coming back!

QS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food were great. The atmosphere is lively and a little loud but not too loud for the six of us to hear each other. My only complaint regards one dish I ordered. I asked for the sliders to come out with the cabbage and sauce on the side but they were already completely assembled. The waiter offered to redo them but I declined, not wanting to wait or waste food. Otherwise we enjoyed everything and will certainly return.

DB
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A unique German experience in Denver. Interesting, modern decor and seating interspersed with Bocce ball courts. Reservation was for two at 7:45 PM on a Friday and we were greeted and seated promptly. The first thing we noticed after being seated was how loud the place was. It did not seem that crowded, but it sure sounded like it. The second thing we noticed was how long it took our server to take our food order after taking our drink order. Thirdly, well, dinner took a long time to appear. Maybe they were busy, but it did not seem like they had enough staff available. Certainly not enough where a server could do anything other than take orders and make deliveries. Being our first visit, it would have been nice to have someone who could spend a little time with us discussing the menu, etc.

Moving on, the beer selection was good and the menu unique. We both ordered the Schweinshaxe, which is essentially a crispy, braised pork shank. It did come out hot, but it was like nothing we'd seen before and there was no server available to indicate how it should be approached. We eventually figured it out and it turned out to be tender and quite good, as were the accompaniments. While we might not go for dinner again (maybe Happy Hour), I would recommend the place just for the unique experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Didn’t get very good service. Not a lot of vegetarian options.

SL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was decent. Food very salty. Pretty loud. Hard conversion

CS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Now, one of my new favorites in Denver. The food is authentic, the service is stellar, love the fun atmosphere and decor is gorgeous. I highly recommend The Rhein Haus!

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