Rhein Haus - Denver

3.8
484 Reviews
$30 and under
German
A Bavarian-inspired restaurant with house made sausages, pretzels, and other authentic eats.

***Kitchen closes at 10PM each night***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 484 people are saying
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GinnyE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well looked after by everyone. Appreciated being able to play bocce ball with my group.

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CynthiaK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Its been a while since visiting Rhein Haus and perhaps Covid happened but its just not the same. The drinks esp the beers were fantastic but the food mediocre. The courses came out pretty quickly so clearly the food was already made. The giant pretzel was bland despite the salt and required dipping for flavor and moisture. The Denver brat meal also was mediocre. The Brat was just warm instead of hot and the bun dried out on one end. Probably some of the best sweet potato fries I have had in a very long time. I won't give up on Rhein Haus just yet and hope my most recent experience was a "one-of".

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BetsyCampbell
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience on a Tuesday night!

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KeepUptheGoodWork
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

“I’m defeated… (by the quantity of food) … but satisfied.” Pork schnitzel was excellent and the original bratwurst was very good. We enjoyed the Paulaner and the Warsteiner on tap. The charcuterie board had a nice variety of meats and cheeses and we liked the pretzel chips and marinated carrots. The warm German chocolate cake was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and toasted shredded coconut. We loved the layout and decor as well as the bocce courts and corn hole boards. Altogether a very good experience and we look forward to bringing friends.

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Sketti10
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Asked about playing Bocce - "Both are busy, come on a Tuesday or a Wednesday" it appeared no one was using the second lane - we'd asked to be placed on a wait list - hence the "Come on a Tuesday or Wednesday" - for a place that advertises "brats, beer and bocce" - the staff doesn't not know how to allow guests to play bocce.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
263 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great. We had the goulash and one of the bratwurst dishes (from the adjoining Wally's Wisconsin menu). Excellent beer selection. Service was okay and we liked the holiday music played, however, the people playing bocce in the middle of the pub were very loud (mostly kids). We enjoyed anyway and would probably recommend this place, especially if you like fried Oreos. Pretty good!

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m from Germany and was expecting way better, the music was loud. All in English, the food was very Americanized and the staff had no idea what they were talking about

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Nope
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food, beer and ambience are great. Busy with a good vibe. Service is fairly quick but not necessarily on-point. Tried to pad my bill by $60. Also, I had a reservation, but they brought me to a table with no chair. They brought me a chair, but then decided to swap it with a stool for another customer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waiter was abrupt and sloppy when putting food down. Was always looking away when taking to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never going to this place again.

This isn’t rhein haus on Sunday, it is a sweaty, white trash packers bar that doesn’t serve German food or allow bocce ball.

The fact that they change their menu entirely to accommodate this is a joke. Just because the kitchen is too incompetent to handle more than bar food at a high capacity doesn’t mean it should be the customer’s problem.

This should be closed on open table on Sunday, and this facade should be widely advertised so people don’t waste their time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown for a play

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vipFran
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the atmosphere and food at Rhein haus! Their oven baked pretzels and goulash are the best!

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AmyL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for lunch before a matinee theater show. Enjoyed the atmosphere, and the beer selection was great. Pretzels were delish. Kids meals seemed a good value, but the $20 schnitzel was just a moderate sized piece of pork with no sides (no spetzel, no potato salad, no anything!). I thought that was odd, and consequently very overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a quick dinner before the theater and had a great meal. The food was good and service was quick!

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ChristopherC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and authentic German food. We will recommend to others.

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LorettaP
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before the Avalanche game. Dylan was our server and he was friendly, informative and attentive. Food was delicious. Schnitzel did not disappoint.

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Suzi
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not authentic German food. The beef goulash and schnitzel was bland and overall not very good. I was very disappointed with Rhein Haus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to stop by Rhein Haus when we are in that area. The atmosphere, beer and food always make us happy.

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vipDenverGastronomer
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you're in the mood for German fare, this is definitely a place to try. A good selection of both food and beer. The schnitzels we had were very good, but this is not a light dish, so next time we'll share this and get a side of potato pancakes. I will definitely recommend the Apple Strudel for dessert - it's not your soggy grocery store version.

Service was outstanding. They used a team approach, so we were checked on multiple times by multiple wait staff at a respectful frequency.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is magnificent and the beer is what pushes it over the edge!

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DSpe
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is incredibly good! But I must say what I liked most were the fresh pretzels…I could eat those everyday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid dining experience.

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BeckyT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot, cool building and prompt attentive service. Food was exactly what we expected, good flavored, affordable and plentiful.

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12345
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If you’re looking for a quiet intimate dinner, this is not the place for you. It is a very loud bar with people playing bocce in the middle of the restaurant. It has over priced and flavorless “German” food that by our reservation at 7:30pm was out of roasted chicken, spatzel, AND potato salad. I was expecting authentic German food and this was anything but. It was not good at all lacked season and had zero flavor! I would not at all recommend this place.

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GreenerGrad
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were very accommodating and were well prepared for our arrival, even when we showed up early. Where we were seated matched our described preference perfectly

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CharlesL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a German place and they were out of Spätzle and pretzels - really?

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Neat setup, but wait staff was not responsive; I had go to the bar to order my own beer after 20 minutes because my waitress forgot to put my beer order in.

also I assumed they would play a little bit of German style music instead of linkin park and blink 182.

The bocce ball area looked cool, but we couldn’t play because someone had it reserved. (It sat empty for 45 minutes which was frustrating)

Cool setup, food was amazing, service inexperienced

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Paige
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide variety of great beers. The Rhein Haus shares a kitchen with Wally's Tavern next door, so it has a pretty diverse menu. Highly recommend the Fish Fry Basket.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They did not honor our reservation, said it could be up to a 30 min wait or we could sit in the attached bar where everything is done off of a QR code. We won’t be back.

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WIlber
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We were coming into Denver for the day and I had looked for a German restaurant that I could take my family out to lunch at. Their website and menu looked great. We were excited!

When we got there, however, we were informed that the German menu was not available because of a football game! The restaurant shares a wall (and kitchen I guess) with a Wisconsin themed restaurant and only the restaurant next door’s menu was available. There was nothing about this on the website.

Needless to say I was frustrated, my family was frustrated, and we would’ve gotten up and gone somewhere else, but my daughter was hungry and we had already paid for parking. Our waitress was great, the food was decent. They did give us a 20% discount (which we didn’t ask for).

The other big problem was that there was so many huge TVs playing this football game. I didn’t remember seeing any TVs when I was checking out their website. It looked more like a authentic old world style German restaurant. I double checked their website and it seems like they deliberately took pictures of the restaurant where there were no TVs to try to make it look more authentic. It’s more of a sports bar than and a German restaurant.

2 Stars overall. I would give it one, but our waitress really did try her best in spite of being dealt a bad hand by poor management.

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MicheleA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn’t genuine authentic German food. It was just OK. Service was marginal. It seems more like a place to drink beer, they did have a lot of draft options.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food at Rhein Haus was pretty terrible. The chicken schnitzel sliders are actually a chicken patty and has been breaded, but the chicken that was used wasn’t good. Our sides of German potato salad were missing, one came out very quickly. When the second one came out it was almost a different dish. The first one was probably a spare that has been sitting there for a while as parts of it were burnt and dry. The second potato salad was delicious though. The drinks were good, 2 of our 3 servers were lovely and helpful. But doubt we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Supposed to be last weekend of Oktoberfest but the focus was on anything but that. Hoping for a fun Oktoberfest kind of a vibe. The food is good but if it weren’t for that and the beautiful surroundings it would’ve just been another stop at a bar with food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great German food some of the best !
Had pork schnitzel and red cabbage and kasespatzel that was delish! Don’t miss it!

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CynthiaE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Do not come here to eat German food … come only if you want beer, loud noise and sports bar. Highly recommend Helga’s over Rhein Haus!

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margr
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and beverages were very good. Really liked that you offered vegetarian sausage as well as regular. We sat outside on patio so do not know noise level in restaurant.

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to find a place with authentic German food, nice ambiance, amd good beers!

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Voiceofreason30
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I wanted an authentic German tavern experience, I got a loud sports bar with some lackluster German style dishes. Go for good beer selection and Giant Pretzel, stay away from Berliner donuts. If ordering schnitzel, get something with it because it doesn't come with anything.

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JenaL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It changed a lot! Service is basically non existent- you have to play on the phone to get everything done. When you ask for help it seems like you are bothering them. Pictures of the food are not accurate to what is served. Sausages were good but that is basically all.

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AaronB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were sat immediately, the staff was AWESOME, service was very attentive and appreciated, Food was very good and my Girlfriend and I will have a Giant pretzel joke for life. Love your restaurant.

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Rhein Haus - Denver is rated 3.8 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

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