Schnitzels European Flavours

4.6
179 reviews
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Contemporary European
When Schnitzels was created, we set out to give Cornwall a dining lounge & nightspot laced with a vibe, siphoned from the streets of Europe. Influenced by Venetian cafes, Welsh pubs, English nightspots, Czech favourites and Italy's love for food, we infused as much European flavour as we could muster. We invite you to come and experience Cornwall's premier nightspot. Step out, and grab a taste of Europe.
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LL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Vienna schnitzel was $25 and was not worth $10. The piece of "milk fed" veal was way too small and not very tender quality wise. The spaetzle serving size was also small. The root veggies were not cooked!!! They chopped up raw carrots etc in large chunks and just tossed around in a frying pan and served raw!!! Hurt my teeth! I initially sent the plate back asking for a decent size schnitzel and waitress returned it stating the kitchen refused request! Later I told her the veggies were raw and I would not be eating them. I asked her to report my concerns to the manager and was told there was no manager (on a Saturday night?) She said she would tell the person in charge. Then she delivered my bill. Full price $25 I asked if she had discussed my plate with acting supervisor. She had not! I asked her to go and speak to him. She came back with a new bill with less than a $4 discount!!! No supervisor came to speak to us. Obviously did not care at all about the customer experience! Sad!

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

This restaurant is a favourite place to meet, celebrate and just enjoy the food!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by "Kaileigh"! Quaint laid-back style patio, good food and nicely presented. We will dine there again. There were no mosquitoes!

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FH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Schnitzels is authentic and comfortable. The food is great and the service is always excellent. We were there on a very busy Friday evening so things were a bit slower but still well within acceptable limits. The staff is knowledgeable and polite. On busy nights it can be a bit noisy. We were seated in a small alcove in the front of the restaurant which helped with the noise (it didn’t bother us at all and we’re both somewhat hearing challenged) and gave us a view of the busy patio. Dinner a Schnitzels has become a delightful tradition for us!

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KT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and won't be our last. 5 of us in total and everyone loved their meal - including picky eaters. A true gem in Cornwall.

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PO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. We had the Vienna Schnitzel and the Hungarian Goulash. The Goulash in particular was very well done.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, but I would caution them about the price. I found it far too expensive for what we received.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been going here for years and is one of our favourites in Cornwall! Have always been satisfied with menu, food and service and value. But was disappointed with this last visit and the menu change. Prices seem higher. We didn’t receive any fresh bread that usually comes before our meal. And with the price of my entree a small side salad would have been nice to be included. My husband had a small meat lovers pizza. I had the salmon. Had one glass of wine each and one dessert to share. Our bill was almost $100 with tip. We are being totally honest in saying it wasn’t worth it and was disappointed. The server was pleasant and courteous no complaints there. We still enjoyed ourselves overall but sadly won’t be back for awhile and will be hoping for a menu change before we do. Thank you.

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

Awesome Vienna schnitzel and portobello mushroom tower great meals thanks will be back

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p
Montreal
80 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beef goulash was very well seasoned.
Service was very good.

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E
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Long time customer arrived to find the menu changed and diminished. My wife's vegetables were literally raw. MY ravioli was good but the portion was much too small. The ambiance is the same and the server was excellent.

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

Yes - food was good, over all comfort was poor - booth near front of restaurant was cold

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were very excited to try the new menu but we were very underwhelmed after.
2 of us ordered PIZZA'S and they were very very soggy. One of my favorite things to reheat was your pizza. It was mush.
Another of our party had the fish and chips. She found plating awkward. And the fish greasy.
The last member of our party had the schnitzel. He was sad to see the schnitzel trio had been removed from the new menu. His food was ok.

Might try again in the future but not for a very long while.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Reserved a table for 2 on Valentine’s Day. The food was great, but the service was slow (busy day so it’s understandable). However, it’s very obvious that the tables were arranged to accommodate more people since it was Valentine’s Day. We ended up sitting right in centre of two other couples. Our tables were just basically pushed apart like a foot. It was very awkward and made having a conversation impossible. It’s good that they wanted to accommodate more people, but they completed sacrificed customer comfort in order to make a few extra bucks.

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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SV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had already filled out the survey after our dinner and gave it to our waiter all was great as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu with great variety,food presentation and preparation impeccable. Server was knowledgeable and helpful with great suggestions as to food and beverage combinations. Overall a wonderful dining experience can't wait to try the patio.

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SB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always fresh and very tasty . Ambiance is very nice .

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Cozy looking interior. Comfortable and modern with inviting atmosphere. Food unfortunately is average at best.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great service.

Minestrone soup and Caesar salade were excellent. Pizza was over cooked and too spicy to our liking.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed here. Great place! Would definetely recommend. Also have a great variety of gluten free options.

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OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal with friends at Schnitzels. We all ordered something different and were very pleased with our choices. I would definitely go back.

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P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My pizza (Reuben) was very good, my wife's pizza not so good and the soup of the day she did not enjoy. - our guests said their food was good but did not go on about it or mention it again so we can only assume that it was no better than average.

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AK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was awesome! We chose a vegetarian dish but asked to add grilled steak. They did it no questions asked, and didn’t charge an arm and a leg for the upgrade.

It was fresh and flavourful, and our server Franny was super friendly and efficient. Great job, guys!!

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E
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kat was exceptional. Made us feel right at home

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M
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal , great service, out of a couple of beers I had hoped for.

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, my self, my brother and a good friend went here on Saturday, we were seated early, the food was quick and amazing! And the service was great!
Go here!

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p
Montreal
80 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was very busy. Our table had two pasta dishes a burger and a chicken dish.
All dishes were very well presented and tasted wonderful. Service was on point and we had a very nice evening.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was amazing as usual! This is our favorite place to meet and eat. The beer and wine selection is very good.

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LP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good with the exception of one item (rice) was very bland. Server didn’t seem to care very much about the feedback. Be prepared to open the pocket book a little.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The crab spinach dip was very bland and my side was cold, once they heated them up, they were dry. That being said, it was my first time and I would give it another chance to try the pizza; it looked really good! Staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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J
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance and bar area was very nice atmosphere however I thought it was a little on the pricy side for the quality of the food. The salad had very limited ingredients and The dressing was a little on the bland side. The Woodfired Pizza was very good though. I would recommend this restaurant more as a place for a drink rather than for food.

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant to stop for dinner. All home made great tasting. Fantastic and friendly service. Love the atmosphere was awesome for date night

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PD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but not exceptional. Portions were generous. Staff was friendly.

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p
Montreal
80 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza night has awesome value.
Awesome service at the bar with Stuart.

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CL
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We're always happy with the food and ambience at Schnitzels. It's one of our "go to" favourites.

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MM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We were 1,300 miles from home and researched what was purportedly the best restaurant in Cornwall.
We had a nice time but the service was VERY SLOW... we waited 15 minutes for featured tap beers (though tasty!) and more than an hour to get our food.
Better than average all around but the Schnitzel, a presumed specialty, was soggy and not crispy at all... we figured they would really know how to prepare this dish, but nope, unless ours was an unfortunate fluke.
We would give them another chance based on other reviews, but we were disappointed on our first try.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Would recommend to others.

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HC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I am a trained Hospitality consultant with 30 years of experience, who has worked with dozens of restaurants and resorts in Europe, North America and Asia. I am also a highly trained (WSET) Wine & Spirit Industry Professional.

Summary: If you want to eat in a noisy place with really expensive so-so food and servers who display such a terrible attitude and execrable manners that your dinner guests are embarrassed on behalf of their town (Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) then by all means go to Schnizels.

Reviewed: 2018-08-09:

Re-seated in front section after being initially seated beside kitchen (mistake).
Forced to DIY reservations for a CAD200 meal online because the restaurant doesn't offer the means to take reservations in person (mistake).
Decor does not match food theme [German/Hungarian] (mistake)
Cuisine does not match name [German/Hungarian] but rather offers ordinary Canadian fare (mistake).
Dirty plates on table (mistake).
Server did not understand the basics of hospitality, like the norm that you are ready to order only once you've closed the menus (mistake).
Food dry (mistake)
Server did not ask if food was OK (mistake).
Order not properly communicated to kitchen, or kitchen did not prepare order correctly (mistake). Erroneous bill submitted with immediate demand of payment (mistake).
Hissy fit thrown when I requested a moment to examine the bill (mistake).
Corrected bill not offered with any apology or explanation (mistake).

I left the terrible server (name unknown) CAD5.00 as a tip. My guests wanted me to give her ZERO.

The only highlight of the night was LEE, who was everything a server should be. Such a pity his section (in back, beside kitchen) wasn't where we wanted to sit, so we ended up with someone completely unsuitable.

So I tipped LEE appropriately for being what a server should be.

If you go to this restaurant, caveat emptor...and ask for LEE.

Total score: Bottom 25%

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p
Montreal
80 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza night at Schnitzel's is awesome value.
Service was top notch and drinks were spot on.

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