Black Forest Mill German Rest

★★★☆☆

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With all the choices one has in Phoenix on German food places, this is not the one I would chose again. Not that it was terrible, it was just not great, it was OK, just OK.

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★★☆☆☆

With all the choices one has in Phoenix on German food places, this is not the one I would chose again. Not that it was terrible, it was just not great, it was OK, just OK.

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I was a little disappointed having the hunger for good German food. I lived in Deutchland 3 years as a child and another year as an adult. I know good german food, unfortunately this place has the look, but not the taste of truely good german dishes. The beer was good, and the americanized versions ok, but just so.

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★★★☆☆

I was a little disappointed having the hunger for good German food. I lived in Deutchland 3 years as a child and another year as an adult. I know good german food, unfortunately this place has the look, but not the taste of truely good german dishes. The beer was good, and the americanized versions ok, but just so.

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We were greeted by the delightful owner with whom my son was able to practice his German. My husband and son enjoyed cold beer while I had a wonderful glass of Riesling. My husband had the Jaeger schnitzel, which he pronounced "terrific" and my son had the sausage sampler which was also equally as delicious. I had the half roasted chicken and to my relief it was totally roasted and very, very good. The service was okay and certainly very friendly. We found it overall to be about what we expected and would return again when we are hungry for some decent German food.

3
★★★☆☆

We were greeted by the delightful owner with whom my son was able to practice his German. My husband and son enjoyed cold beer while I had a wonderful glass of Riesling. My husband had the Jaeger schnitzel, which he pronounced "terrific" and my son had the sausage sampler which was also equally as delicious. I had the half roasted chicken and to my relief it was totally roasted and very, very good. The service was okay and certainly very friendly. We found it overall to be about what we expected and would return again when we are hungry for some decent German food.

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We visited the Black Forest Mill German Restaurant on a Saturday evening, approx 6:45 pm. The outside of the restaurant is not pleasing to the eye, but that's not always the best indicator of the yummy food factor. Once inside the large restaurant was almost empty. Three tables were occupied, with our party bringing it to four. The decor was quaint, with a big dance floor and a live polka player. The music was very loud. I like having a polka player when I'm in a German restaurant, however, if you want to be able to hold conversations I would recommend asking for a table in the back of the restaurant. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ordered a hefeweizen on tap, which was very good. Next we were brought bread in a basket and it was cold and hard -- and I mean refrigerator cold. This bread had been pre-cut and stored in a refrigerator!! Blech! We were going to ask our waitress to warm it but decided we'd skip the bread and wait for the real food to arrive. We ordered a few dishes to share: Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad), potato soup, jaeger schnitzel and the Black Forest Sample Platter (smoked pork loin, jaeger schnitzel, sauerbraten and bratwurst). If you decide to order the sampler platter and share it with someone else there is a $4 charge for the additional plate. I wish they wouldn't do that! We saved our bread plates and used those to avoid the charge. The pork loin chop (from the sampler) was unbelievably scrumptious and coupled with sauerkraut was heaven on a fork! The schnitzel was ok. It was smothered in a mushroom sauce that tasted like it was from a can -- very disappointing. The sauerbraten was good, not my favorite, although others in our party liked it. I must say that every piece of meat we tried was very tender and moist. The roasted potatoes were delicious but not very warm. I know these are cooked ahead but I don't like to "notice" the temperature of the food that's served. For dessert a couple of us split the Black Forest bread pudding which, *no exaggeration*, was the worst dessert I have ever had, at any restaurant. When it was served no one thought it was the bread pudding and that our server brought the wrong item. We were told that it was indeed their bread pudding. After a bite we all wished it had been the wrong plate! It sat un-eaten. The pudding was a very thick crepe folded, with a bread paste stuffed inside. There was no discernible taste to it and the bread paste/pudding was atrocious. It looked and tasted like a pureed bread patty. It was served with brandied cherries (good), vanilla ice cream and cool whip. COOL WHIP?!?!! Who serves cool whip at a restaurant? Is that traditional German fare? The chocolate lava cake ordered also came with cool whip. The cake was good but nothing special and tasted frozen. Overall, the good things about this restaurant were very, very good. However, the negatives were just so glaring and overshadowed the entire meal. I wouldn't tell a friend not to go there, but I will not go back for a second visit. Not for cool whip and cold bread. Try Bavarian Point in Mesa. I loved my meal there. Four of us went there a year ago and we're still talking about it.

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★★☆☆☆

We visited the Black Forest Mill German Restaurant on a Saturday evening, approx 6:45 pm. The outside of the restaurant is not pleasing to the eye, but that's not always the best indicator of the yummy food factor. Once inside the large restaurant was almost empty. Three tables were occupied, with our party bringing it to four. The decor was quaint, with a big dance floor and a live polka player. The music was very loud. I like having a polka player when I'm in a German restaurant, however, if you want to be able to hold conversations I would recommend asking for a table in the back of the restaurant. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ordered a hefeweizen on tap, which was very good. Next we were brought bread in a basket and it was cold and hard -- and I mean refrigerator cold. This bread had been pre-cut and stored in a refrigerator!! Blech! We were going to ask our waitress to warm it but decided we'd skip the bread and wait for the real food to arrive. We ordered a few dishes to share: Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad), potato soup, jaeger schnitzel and the Black Forest Sample Platter (smoked pork loin, jaeger schnitzel, sauerbraten and bratwurst). If you decide to order the sampler platter and share it with someone else there is a $4 charge for the additional plate. I wish they wouldn't do that! We saved our bread plates and used those to avoid the charge. The pork loin chop (from the sampler) was unbelievably scrumptious and coupled with sauerkraut was heaven on a fork! The schnitzel was ok. It was smothered in a mushroom sauce that tasted like it was from a can -- very disappointing. The sauerbraten was good, not my favorite, although others in our party liked it. I must say that every piece of meat we tried was very tender and moist. The roasted potatoes were delicious but not very warm. I know these are cooked ahead but I don't like to "notice" the temperature of the food that's served. For dessert a couple of us split the Black Forest bread pudding which, *no exaggeration*, was the worst dessert I have ever had, at any restaurant. When it was served no one thought it was the bread pudding and that our server brought the wrong item. We were told that it was indeed their bread pudding. After a bite we all wished it had been the wrong plate! It sat un-eaten. The pudding was a very thick crepe folded, with a bread paste stuffed inside. There was no discernible taste to it and the bread paste/pudding was atrocious. It looked and tasted like a pureed bread patty. It was served with brandied cherries (good), vanilla ice cream and cool whip. COOL WHIP?!?!! Who serves cool whip at a restaurant? Is that traditional German fare? The chocolate lava cake ordered also came with cool whip. The cake was good but nothing special and tasted frozen. Overall, the good things about this restaurant were very, very good. However, the negatives were just so glaring and overshadowed the entire meal. I wouldn't tell a friend not to go there, but I will not go back for a second visit. Not for cool whip and cold bread. Try Bavarian Point in Mesa. I loved my meal there. Four of us went there a year ago and we're still talking about it.

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Black Forest Mill took over the German Corner restaurant. The food is good quality basic German food. Many of the sausages and meats are from the attached German sausage company.This is a great place to watch the European football games with a nice German beer and bratwurst.

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★★★★☆

Black Forest Mill took over the German Corner restaurant. The food is good quality basic German food. Many of the sausages and meats are from the attached German sausage company.This is a great place to watch the European football games with a nice German beer and bratwurst.

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