Schnitzel Platz

★★★★☆
  • 729 North Ave

    Glendale Heights, IL 60139

    Map & Directions
  • 630-942-9900

About Schnitzel Platz

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun-Mon: 11am-9pm, Wed-Thu: 11am-9pm

Food

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I am afraid I agree with the negative reviews on this site. I especially agree that the owner (the big German guy) is obnoxious.... VERY obnoxious in fact. Too bad, because I love German food in general, and I think the atmosphere of

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★★★★★

I am afraid I agree with the negative reviews on this site. I especially agree that the owner (the big German guy) is obnoxious.... VERY obnoxious in fact. Too bad, because I love German food in general, and I think the atmosphere of

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Things are starting to get back to normal and I'm trying to forget the insanity when the chef shows up behind me at the table and starts yelling AGAIN. Still insisting that he makes his soup from scratch and that "alphabet soup doesn't

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★★★★★

Things are starting to get back to normal and I'm trying to forget the insanity when the chef shows up behind me at the table and starts yelling AGAIN. Still insisting that he makes his soup from scratch and that "alphabet soup doesn't

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Ok, long story made short: First of all, I was there with a party of 14 people. We had made our reservation for 7:00 p.m. We understood that it was Oktoberfest and people like to linger at the tables so we were totally prepared for a

3
★★★★★

Ok, long story made short: First of all, I was there with a party of 14 people. We had made our reservation for 7:00 p.m. We understood that it was Oktoberfest and people like to linger at the tables so we were totally prepared for a

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We love this place! We eat here quite often and think it's great. The weekend live music is fun. It's a family-friendly place that has a comfortable atmosphere and good food. I've never been disappointed in a meal here and the desserts are to die for! We don't come here as often as we'd like because it can be a little pricey, but we like it for dinners out for small occasions (anniversaries, Easter, etc...)

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★★★★☆

We love this place! We eat here quite often and think it's great. The weekend live music is fun. It's a family-friendly place that has a comfortable atmosphere and good food. I've never been disappointed in a meal here and the desserts are to die for! We don't come here as often as we'd like because it can be a little pricey, but we like it for dinners out for small occasions (anniversaries, Easter, etc...)

Pros: Casual, good food and beer, awesome desserts

Cons: A little pricey

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This is an old world German place with great potato pancakes, pork dishes and very sour sauerkraut! Decent service with a 2-man band playing polkas and things on Friday nights! It's a fun place with an old-world feel!

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★★★★☆

This is an old world German place with great potato pancakes, pork dishes and very sour sauerkraut! Decent service with a 2-man band playing polkas and things on Friday nights! It's a fun place with an old-world feel!

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I grew up in Germany and have lived in various cities / states and therefore ethnic environments there. Of course I got used to the fact, that all German restaurants here serve the food of and are decked out as Bavarian restaurants (complete with Jodlers) - as if here was no Swabian, northern German or black forest cuisine for instance. So when I went to the Schnitzel Platz (and saw the prices on their menu) I did expect (good) Bavarian food.

The place had a mess hall atmosphere with no privacy between tables, which were covered with green plastic table linen the same material as the chairs' upholstery. The waiter was friendly enough, but spoke neither English nor German very well. So we got liver dumpling soup instead of the lentil we had asked for. He did however ask (with visible embarrassment) for an extra $1.50 when I asked for another plate so that I could share my meal with my not-so-hungry son.

The real disappointment however came with the food: The bread rolls were crumbly and tasted as if re-heated numerous times. The salad was mostly from canned vegetables. The red cabbage (normally one of my favorite German side dishes) was overcooked and tasteless, the spaetzle obviously from a bag rather than home-made (as even mediocre German restaurants would serve) and not a very good brand at that. The pork was dry and the dumpling too soft.

I just wished I could tell everyone who were ever disappointed by this restaurant, to try German food again. This is just a very bad example, the German cuisine is really quite varied and tasty.

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★☆☆☆☆

I grew up in Germany and have lived in various cities / states and therefore ethnic environments there. Of course I got used to the fact, that all German restaurants here serve the food of and are decked out as Bavarian restaurants (complete with Jodlers) - as if here was no Swabian, northern German or black forest cuisine for instance. So when I went to the Schnitzel Platz (and saw the prices on their menu) I did expect (good) Bavarian food.

The place had a mess hall atmosphere with no privacy between tables, which were covered with green plastic table linen the same material as the chairs' upholstery. The waiter was friendly enough, but spoke neither English nor German very well. So we got liver dumpling soup instead of the lentil we had asked for. He did however ask (with visible embarrassment) for an extra $1.50 when I asked for another plate so that I could share my meal with my not-so-hungry son.

The real disappointment however came with the food: The bread rolls were crumbly and tasted as if re-heated numerous times. The salad was mostly from canned vegetables. The red cabbage (normally one of my favorite German side dishes) was overcooked and tasteless, the spaetzle obviously from a bag rather than home-made (as even mediocre German restaurants would serve) and not a very good brand at that. The pork was dry and the dumpling too soft.

I just wished I could tell everyone who were ever disappointed by this restaurant, to try German food again. This is just a very bad example, the German cuisine is really quite varied and tasty.

Pros: Live Bavarian Music - if you like that sort of thing

Cons: Food, Service, Prices

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We had a large group of 8 but we planned ahead and got reservations for 8 pm. We finally got seated at 9:45 and were forced to order right away because the close at 11. They took our mustard and horseradish away before we even got our food. The food was extremely expensive and we didn't eat half of it because it was mediocre at best. The beer was good as was the music. The waiters and bus boys stared us down until we finally left at 11. Overall it was extremely disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a large group of 8 but we planned ahead and got reservations for 8 pm. We finally got seated at 9:45 and were forced to order right away because the close at 11. They took our mustard and horseradish away before we even got our food. The food was extremely expensive and we didn't eat half of it because it was mediocre at best. The beer was good as was the music. The waiters and bus boys stared us down until we finally left at 11. Overall it was extremely disappointing.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, music & beer

Cons: Long wait, bad service, below average expensive food.

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My girlfriend Frieda and I wanted to enjoy some real German Schnitzel so we made reservations at the Schnitzel Platz. Oh what a mistake. I almost lost my whole wallet paying for all the extras and my girlfriend has a lot of poodles so I almost lost my shorts paying for all of the German extras for pets in the gifts shop. Unless you have a lot of big bucks to spend I wouldn't recommend going to the Schnitzel Platz. I think I would have been better off at the McDonalds. At least I would have had enough money for the bus home.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend Frieda and I wanted to enjoy some real German Schnitzel so we made reservations at the Schnitzel Platz. Oh what a mistake. I almost lost my whole wallet paying for all the extras and my girlfriend has a lot of poodles so I almost lost my shorts paying for all of the German extras for pets in the gifts shop. Unless you have a lot of big bucks to spend I wouldn't recommend going to the Schnitzel Platz. I think I would have been better off at the McDonalds. At least I would have had enough money for the bus home.

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Food and gift shop were very expensive.

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We visited this place a year ago since it's right down the street from where I live. Good food, great beer, warm atmosphere, reminded me of being in Europe.

P.S.
Even though it is listed under the brunches category, they do NOT have brunches at this place, just an fyi.

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★★★★☆

We visited this place a year ago since it's right down the street from where I live. Good food, great beer, warm atmosphere, reminded me of being in Europe.

P.S.
Even though it is listed under the brunches category, they do NOT have brunches at this place, just an fyi.

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I was raised on German food. My grandmother, Gertrude, was a great cook. I ate pork and sauerkraut every Sunday when I was growing up. My friends invited me to try Schnitzel Platz with them. I would live to regret accepting the invitation! Here is what happened...

Our group of 6 had reservations and we still had to wait 20 minutes. The Oktober Fest dining room configuration had me touching elbows with the people on either side of me. I was clunked in the head several times by the wait staff walking by because the aisle between tables was so small (nobody said "excuse me" either). The band was too loud, I cound not carry on a conversation with my group. I ordered pork. It was dry, tasteless, and the small portion was prepared well in advance. My red cabbage was cooked so long it turned to mush. My German fries were served in a pool of grease. None of my food was hot.This dining experience was terrible! My friends were embarrassed because they suggested we try this place. I was never so happy to leave a restaurant in my life. None of us liked our food. Our check was well over $100.

I do not recommend Schnitzel Platz. Worst dining ever!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was raised on German food. My grandmother, Gertrude, was a great cook. I ate pork and sauerkraut every Sunday when I was growing up. My friends invited me to try Schnitzel Platz with them. I would live to regret accepting the invitation! Here is what happened...

Our group of 6 had reservations and we still had to wait 20 minutes. The Oktober Fest dining room configuration had me touching elbows with the people on either side of me. I was clunked in the head several times by the wait staff walking by because the aisle between tables was so small (nobody said "excuse me" either). The band was too loud, I cound not carry on a conversation with my group. I ordered pork. It was dry, tasteless, and the small portion was prepared well in advance. My red cabbage was cooked so long it turned to mush. My German fries were served in a pool of grease. None of my food was hot.This dining experience was terrible! My friends were embarrassed because they suggested we try this place. I was never so happy to leave a restaurant in my life. None of us liked our food. Our check was well over $100.

I do not recommend Schnitzel Platz. Worst dining ever!

Pros: It is not very far from some good restaurants.

Cons: The outside of the building made me think it would be good. Looks are deceiving.

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What a delightful experience! Each visit is a treat. The dining room is tightly packed, noisy and the band is fun. Reminds me of trips to Europe. The food is wonderfully German. Worth a trip. We'll be back.

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★★★★★

What a delightful experience! Each visit is a treat. The dining room is tightly packed, noisy and the band is fun. Reminds me of trips to Europe. The food is wonderfully German. Worth a trip. We'll be back.

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Tables and booths are packed tight in the dining room. The menu offers a variety of German specialties including 14 varieties of schnitzel, from traditional veal to Hawaii schnitzel, a pounded, breaded pork fillet topped…

 

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