Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Next Stop: Germany

The simplest way for me to describe Rolf's German Restaurant is "Christmas on Crack." I think this the perfect example of "A picture speaks a thousand words!"
I have never seen so many ornaments and lights in one restaurant. They have taken over every inch of the walls, ceiling, and light fixtures...enough that I broke an ornament while taking off my scarf. RIP, purple ornament!

It was definitely a fun place to have a holiday dinner with friends, especially ones who share in my love of schnitzel!

What we ordered:
- Potato pancakes with applesauce

- Chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes and green beans

- Braised chicken leg in pepper-paprika sauce with green beans

- Weiner schnitzel with red cabbage and spatzle

Worth the trip for...
- The kitsch. Yes, it's insanely crowded during the holidays with locals and toursts alike, but there's something fun about the warm glow and sparkle of holiday deocrations.
- The schnitzel. The pieces were on the smaller size by schnitzel standards, but they were very tasty.

Skip the trip for...
- The sides. Frozen green beans and what I imagine to be boxed mashed potatoes didn't cut it.

Rolf's
281 Third Avenue
@ 22nd Street
website
Yelp listing

2 comments:

Erin said...

Christmas on crack is the perfect way to describe Rolfs! It really is a must see during the holidays!

Miss Menu said...

Yeah, definitely one-of-a-kind! Wonder how that tradition got started there...