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About The Black Forest Restaurant

Welcome to BlackForest! We are proud to offer authentic German food that is both memorable and fresh but right here at Harrison Hot Springs. The Black forest restaurant over looks beautiful Harrison Lake just 10 km off Highway # 1. Our restaurant is family owned and operated since 1975 in Harrison Hot Springs. Come and enjoy delicious European food!

180 Esplanade Ave
Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
German, Austrian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Next to Beach Hotel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 796-9343

Website:
http://www.blackforest-restaurant.com/

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate private dining for group of 50 or over.

Private Party Contact:
Vicky Ghotra: (604) 796-9343

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Black Forest Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (20)
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Comfort Food (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (9)
Waterfront (9)
Scenic View (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Great Beer (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

It is one of our regular dining place whenever we come to the area. We enjoyed their food in the past and even now. They are very accommodating with slight change of menu that is different from what is on. I wanted to Calamari dinner and it was not on the menu. The restaurant made it as a dinner plate for me. We basically ordered appetizers only this time because we had big lunch. I have seen the staff having tough times with some rather unreasonable customers before but they had never, not even once, made it a scene and maintained professionalism. Bravo!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Closed in patio was a goog place to enjoy the view of the street and the lake. The corner seat however and strong draft and we had to move to Different table.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service!! Thank you Sean!! The place is a well oiled machine!! Food was fantastic!! Great work!! Thanks!

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food here never dissapoints. Reservations are must on weekends.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good variety, great food and excellent friendly service

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our food was good, the ambiance was good. My husband and I are both earthing ketogenic so we were careful with our orders. When dinner came we bit into the purple cabbage and it tasted sweet. When I asked to waiter if there was sugar in the cabbage he replied yes. I told him I couldn't eat sugar. He just said, "Oh." And walked away. I was really disappointed in that; both the sugar and the waiter not really addressing it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious, fresh, schnitzel. Prompt friendly service. We really enjoyed our evening. Our bill for dinner for two, with wine came to just over $100.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

While the restaurant has had a change in ownership in recent years the new owners have maintained the excellent food an service that has kept us going back time and again for many years and still does.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great meal, good prices, seems fairly true to real German food. They didn't actually log our Open Table reservation, but they accommodated us just fine even on a fairly busy Saturday evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Well located in Harrison Hot Springs. Service was excellent and the food was very good.
Schnitzels are the specialty and there are good choices.
We will be returning here soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went on a busy night. We had an overwhelmed waitress. Not that great German food, we have had better. Not a lot of flavor to the dishes. It was a supposed to be a nice night with good food. We left disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sean is a fantastic server. Will return. All the food was delightful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was a good place - glad we went. There is a lot of meat, so it's a bit heavy if you aren't paying attention. Good beer because the Krombacher dark to start and the pilsner with schnitzel. We both agreed the fare would be better in the winter vs the summer, but we'd definitely go back next time in Harrison for a couple of nights.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We always eat here when we come to Harrison. This time my husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. There were 10 of us, we all ordered something different and all enjoyed our meals.

Wilma

Tags: Vegan, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It is great! Everything tastes homemade and like the chef took pride in sharing their culture with the guests. Beer we had with the meal was amazing. Great old fashioned restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love this place and will keep coming back. But our waitress was not nice, sort of slammed dishes down, reached across people to set stuff down. Just was very disappointing because service in the past has been very pleasant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Delicious food and good service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The bratwurst and schnitzel dishes were flavorful and abundant. Escargot, excellent and was the children's menu. Female server was friendly and knowledgeable. Cocktails on the high side, but was expected for where the restaurant was located. My family will definitely dine again and we would recommend this establishment to others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed a Birthday dinner here last Sat. night. Our meal choices were varied, bratwurst, schnitzel and pork hocks. All the food was excellent. Staff was very friendly and efficient. The only complainet we have is there was also a very large party there and it was very noisy. I would definately recommend the Black Forest to others.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good schnitzel, courteous and fast service. Authentic German food.

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Have been dining here for over 15 years, whenever we visit Harrison. While the food is always great - our last visit really surprised with how little care is taken any where else. Carpets are old, although even a vacuum would help - and the bathroom was pretty appalling. Staff poked in their head and said everything okay in here - I quickly said no and they just short of shrugged - we saw no one go to tend plugged toilets or downed cloth rollers on the hands dryer. While there is charm in the decor indeed, many things now seem to have become downright ratty. The service was definitely so rushed it was rude - and it’s tough to pay nearly four bucks a soda at a place with no free refills and a 500ml glass that is still mostly ice.

Some things really aren’t what they used to be :(

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was excellent, but it was too hot under the selling heater in the glass terrace

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a wonderful experience with our family gathering of 8. Everything was top notch. Would definitely recommend you experience this restaurant for yourself.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Were in town celebrating our anniversary during a snow storm late Dec 2017. Had a reservation showed up early , was seated right away anyway which was impressive. Place was packed with all sorts of groups, couples etc. Staff was super friendly made us feel welcome. Both ordered the schnitzel (it is available a dozen or more ways) arrived quickly was delicious and healthy portion. The wine was wonderful and fairly priced.

A really nice efficiently run operation. I would definitely recommend dining here and will again when next in town.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

If in Harrison Hot Springs this is a must go place to eat. The food was excellent and service great. It is centrally located on the main street. Use the Open Table app to reserve otherwise you might just find yourself in a line for seating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Great Beer, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food, good service, good prices nice ambiance. 👍

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service is fast and good. I really like the draft beer and we all enjoy the food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our server Amie was outstanding! Food was great and authentic.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I would highly recommend people NOT go to this restaurant. My husband and I went for our 6 year wedding anniversary. The hostess who seated us was cold and actually ignored me when I said hello, as well as when I said thank you to her for seating us. Not one word to us. Not even a smile. Like wise with out waitress, she too was unfriendly and non cordial. Cold and inefficient. Now the food? Had the house salad to start. There was next to no dressing on it. It was actually mostly bare lettuce that I choked down. Literally a few drops on top parts of the lettuce leaf. My schnitzel was the gypsy vegetarian one, which was tolerable. My husband had the chicken breast tofino. The German pasta that came with it was quite possibly the most tasteless thing I have ever tasted. Literally. Like flour and water in a lump in my mouth. My husband is the least picky person I know with regards to food, and he was appalled and actually could not even eat it. And I mean I have never in the 10 years I’ve know him heard him voice such shock and amazement at the terrible taste of something he was attempting to eat. I had a soda water and lime, which The waitress never refilled, or asked if we wanted anything else to drink. The restaurant temperature was cold, I never even took my jacket off or unzipped it, and it was too noisy. One of these things alone could have been tolerable, but between the poor hostess and waitress, the terrible food, and the unwelcoming atmosphere, we will never go back to this restaurant. Ever.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Fantastic German food. The spatzle is to die for! It was a pretty noisy with a large group in the middle of the restaurant other than that it was perfect. Well worth the drive from Fraser valley.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

They just need to be more considerate when they seat people, they restaurant was pretty much empty by the time we arrived, neither of us are really petite people and they tried to squish us in the upper table that seats two people and there were already another two people in that space, the waitress saw how uncomfortable we were and offered us a more spacious space which was much more comfortable for us, maybe the hosting staff needs to assess people a bit first and make some adjusments...I can understand if the establishment was full but kudos to our waitress.....

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It is always a pleasant experience, food is very good fresh and hot

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

fantastic food and fantastic service! only one thing i was disappointed in was the bathroom it wasnt very clean.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always the food is amazing...great German cuisine. The only complaint we had this time was our main course came out before we had a chance to finish our salads and appies. We felt rushed and wished we had another 10 or 15 minutes between courses. Otherwise...one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My family of 9 (3 adult couples, 3 pre school aged kids) loved our meal. They do traditional German food with really nice gravies and sauces. Schnitzel and Rouladin were a hit. Didn’t have much room for desert but the strudel was delicious! Service was really great - friendly and attentive. Great place to eat in Harrison!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great service ! Vegetables were fresh cooked , perfectly large portions ,friendly staff!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a date with my wife of 40 years, been here before and will come back . They deliver on all points

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Great food which we were able to share. The appetizer was delicious and the chocolate mousse was just grand. Thanks Vic for treating us to dessert❤️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is to die for and this restaurant is very popular with good reason. We make the drive out to Harrison once a year to eat at The Black Forest.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant was clean and very nicely decorated and food was excellent but was way to noisy for a nice romantic dinner and table for 2 are to small.

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