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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

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Waterfront (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Scenic View (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great Beer (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 14, 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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 (Österreich)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious food and good service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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 29, 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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·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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 25, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 16, 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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·Dined on December 14, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 4, 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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·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on December 2, 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 26, 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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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 19, 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 7, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The best schnitzels on west coast. Only thing that could make this place even better is dumplings!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was excellent. We both had the Schnitzel Oscar and it didn't disappoint. We would definitely recommend the Black Forest! We'll be back :)

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food - Great service. Our gathering included one person in a wheel chair which was accommodated without a problem. The seating was a little cramped but the service was quick and the meal was served without delay.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Black Forest provided a wonderful German comfort meal on a dark, rainy evening. My wife's family is German and she was happy to have a German meal reminiscent of her childhood food. Portions were good, as was the authenticity.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was good and uniquely German. The German radio was a nice touch. Worth another visit.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was quite possibly the best meal I've ever had. The service was absolutely amazing and the food was even better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were on a two day get away in Harrison Hot Springs. Three months previous I had been to The Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison's celebrating a special birthday with my girl friends and I really enjoy the schnitzel dinner. This time I was with my husband. We both ordered a specialty schnitzel and like the last time we thoroughly enjoyed the dinners. The portion side was large and the food was delicious. There was nothing left on our plates. We sat in the enclosed patio and our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. Next time we are in Harrison's I will definitely return for a schnitzel dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Been going there for years. The newer owners have done a great job and have maintained the quality of the food and the excellent service that we have enjoyed for a long time.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere! Must try :black forest sausage, schnitzel and pork hawk. Also great deserts. Our favorite is the apple strudel.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have visited this restaurant few times in the past 4 years. The main reason for choosing it for our anniversary dinner was German pan fried schnitzel. We drove 12 hours from Northern Alberta to be told that they do not have pan fried schnitzel although the menus list pan fried Vienna schnitzel. We were very disappointed to say least. My wife tried their deep fried schnitzel and was terrible. I tried meatloaf with some kind of souce which tasted like cough drop. Service was poor, our server brought wrong beer and wine. This was the last time we dine there and we do not recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for genuine German food. That was a terrible experience for us.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a very enjoyable meal with my girlfriend and her grandmother. The service was extremely friendly, personable and helpful and we enjoyed the excellent meal. They also had a very nice selection of German beers on tap.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Black Forest is a regular date night destination for my wife and I. T he food is amazing and even the rare occasion of mediocre service doesn't detract from the overall experience. If Harrison Hot Springs had nothing else to offer we would very likely still make the trip out for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was great. there was a fly buzzing around that was annoying, but it was outside, so what can you do? all in all, a great experience.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Price for quality and quantity was way off. Restraunt was dead when came and they screwed up order. Not likely to return

Tags: Late-night Find
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