Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit

★★★★☆
Restaurants
  • 2300 University Avenue Northeast

    Minneapolis, MN 55418

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  • 612-781-3860

About Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 5pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 11pm;Sun. 3pm - 10pm
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We visited there with our family on a Saturday night. We didn't have reservations (there were gobs of tables open) and the hostess gave me the most sour, stone-cold look and silence.\r
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Okay, we instantly loved the atmosphere. Singing, music, loud German toasts. Our kids got a real kick out of it. However, the ""loud"" toasts grew more and more drunken until you couldn't hear yourself think. \r
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We love German food, but this was a disappointment. The spaetzle was awful - watery and overcooked. For $22, I expected it to be delicious. My 4-year-old who loves spaetzle spit it right out. My husbands meal looked fabulous, but fell short again. For $22, the salty/oily dish needed a serious upgrade. Way too overpriced for what you get. I don't think I've said that about anywhere else. It was that startling of contrast between food and price.

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★☆☆☆☆

We visited there with our family on a Saturday night. We didn't have reservations (there were gobs of tables open) and the hostess gave me the most sour, stone-cold look and silence.\r
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Okay, we instantly loved the atmosphere. Singing, music, loud German toasts. Our kids got a real kick out of it. However, the ""loud"" toasts grew more and more drunken until you couldn't hear yourself think. \r
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We love German food, but this was a disappointment. The spaetzle was awful - watery and overcooked. For $22, I expected it to be delicious. My 4-year-old who loves spaetzle spit it right out. My husbands meal looked fabulous, but fell short again. For $22, the salty/oily dish needed a serious upgrade. Way too overpriced for what you get. I don't think I've said that about anywhere else. It was that startling of contrast between food and price.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food and cost

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Good food every time I was there. There are not a lot of German Resturants in the Twin Cities area so since this one is in the heart of the Twin cities anyone has an easy drive to it. Ample off street parking.

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★★★★☆

Good food every time I was there. There are not a lot of German Resturants in the Twin Cities area so since this one is in the heart of the Twin cities anyone has an easy drive to it. Ample off street parking.

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It was our first time there - it was a great atmosphere. The musicians were wonderful!\r
Our waiter was a huge disappointment - he lacked any personality and gave poor recommendations to us as first time customers.\r
He recommended a platter and then told us we were required to order for three (three women) and more than half of the platter was not eaten. The food was good, however we should have ordered three separate meals instead. The waiter seemed hurried and never once had a smile on his face. This restaurant came highly recommended to us and we had looked forward to it!! The waiter really was a disappointment and it definitely affected our experience.\r
With a bill of over $40 a piece - I would recommend somewhere with service to match!

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★★☆☆☆

It was our first time there - it was a great atmosphere. The musicians were wonderful!\r
Our waiter was a huge disappointment - he lacked any personality and gave poor recommendations to us as first time customers.\r
He recommended a platter and then told us we were required to order for three (three women) and more than half of the platter was not eaten. The food was good, however we should have ordered three separate meals instead. The waiter seemed hurried and never once had a smile on his face. This restaurant came highly recommended to us and we had looked forward to it!! The waiter really was a disappointment and it definitely affected our experience.\r
With a bill of over $40 a piece - I would recommend somewhere with service to match!

Pros: Great party atmosphere

Cons: Waiter, recommendations

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We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Gasthof's. The service was excellent and there was fun for young and old alike. I had the Veal Parmesean with Hot Potato Salad and asperagus. All was well cooked. The entertainment was priceless and was enjoyed by our entire party. The pricing of the food was very reasonable as well. I would highly recommend Gasthof's to anyone.

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★★★★★

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Gasthof's. The service was excellent and there was fun for young and old alike. I had the Veal Parmesean with Hot Potato Salad and asperagus. All was well cooked. The entertainment was priceless and was enjoyed by our entire party. The pricing of the food was very reasonable as well. I would highly recommend Gasthof's to anyone.

Pros: Something for everyone

Cons: Can't think of any

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The food here is very good and the menu is authentic german cuisine. Very nice decor and a boisterous lively atmosphere. A little loud for young children but I recommend it.

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★★★★☆

The food here is very good and the menu is authentic german cuisine. Very nice decor and a boisterous lively atmosphere. A little loud for young children but I recommend it.

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We visited this restaurant with our son and his family and had a great time. You really feel like you are at Oktober Fest in Germany. Great party atmosphere with old world decor. i would highly recommend.

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★★★★★

We visited this restaurant with our son and his family and had a great time. You really feel like you are at Oktober Fest in Germany. Great party atmosphere with old world decor. i would highly recommend.

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If you can get by with the live accordian music, Gasthof is a fun place to visit. They are kid friendly and moderately priced (get the platters for two). Featuring authentic German food set in rich wood decor, it a little bit of Germany in the Twin Cities.

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★★★☆☆

If you can get by with the live accordian music, Gasthof is a fun place to visit. They are kid friendly and moderately priced (get the platters for two). Featuring authentic German food set in rich wood decor, it a little bit of Germany in the Twin Cities.

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You get what you pay for. They play live accordion music. I felt like i was sitting in Germany. great for small banquets or parties. i recommend for a night out with friends.

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★★★★★

You get what you pay for. They play live accordion music. I felt like i was sitting in Germany. great for small banquets or parties. i recommend for a night out with friends.

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Oh, for fun! I can't tell you what a great time this was. It is for young and old. I seen both ages there and all were having a great time. We went on a Friday night and enjoyed the live music...who would have thought an accordian player could be so fun? The wonderful trumpet player standing on my table...what a view! Ooolala! Oh, forgot, hubby was with...........mmmmm. They got the crowd fired up with HOI HOI HOI yelling, I have no idea what that even means but we had a great time yelling it and then toasting with everyone. Be prepared to meet new people. It seems this place has a tendency to make you part of any crowd that is there. The dancing was so much fun...and I can't dance! Was it the beer, food or atmosphere? I don't know but do not pass up this place. Yah, Yah, Oompah all day! \r
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I can't forget to tell you, the food was great and plentiful. Just our leftovers fed us for 2 days. We ordered one of their platters that gave us huge samples of a lot of German foods. AND...don't forget dessert. THEN...they serve Applekorn after you are done eating. I guess it is Apple Schnapps but it sure went down smooth. Oh, yah, a good time was had by all!

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★★★★★

Oh, for fun! I can't tell you what a great time this was. It is for young and old. I seen both ages there and all were having a great time. We went on a Friday night and enjoyed the live music...who would have thought an accordian player could be so fun? The wonderful trumpet player standing on my table...what a view! Ooolala! Oh, forgot, hubby was with...........mmmmm. They got the crowd fired up with HOI HOI HOI yelling, I have no idea what that even means but we had a great time yelling it and then toasting with everyone. Be prepared to meet new people. It seems this place has a tendency to make you part of any crowd that is there. The dancing was so much fun...and I can't dance! Was it the beer, food or atmosphere? I don't know but do not pass up this place. Yah, Yah, Oompah all day! \r
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I can't forget to tell you, the food was great and plentiful. Just our leftovers fed us for 2 days. We ordered one of their platters that gave us huge samples of a lot of German foods. AND...don't forget dessert. THEN...they serve Applekorn after you are done eating. I guess it is Apple Schnapps but it sure went down smooth. Oh, yah, a good time was had by all!

Pros: Everything was super

Cons: It is not closer to North Dakota for the rest of my German friends to enjoy!

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This review is just for the downstairs bar:\r
Had an absolute blast here! The bartenders are great, the drinks are delicious, great beer selection and the servers walk around offering free snuff to anyone. My hubby had quite a lot! My girlfriend suggested a mixed drink they have there that is called ""tie me to the bedpost"". Lord only knows what is all in it, but it comes in a very large mug and only one is needed for the whole night! Quite tasty. The men all split the beer boot. That is a fun time as well. Only con I can give it is that I had a sore arm later in the evening from holding my huge mug and the beer boot all night! :) Great place!

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★★★★☆

This review is just for the downstairs bar:\r
Had an absolute blast here! The bartenders are great, the drinks are delicious, great beer selection and the servers walk around offering free snuff to anyone. My hubby had quite a lot! My girlfriend suggested a mixed drink they have there that is called ""tie me to the bedpost"". Lord only knows what is all in it, but it comes in a very large mug and only one is needed for the whole night! Quite tasty. The men all split the beer boot. That is a fun time as well. Only con I can give it is that I had a sore arm later in the evening from holding my huge mug and the beer boot all night! :) Great place!

Pros: Service, huge drinks, beer selection (beer boots)

Cons: heavy drinks made my arm sore! :)

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We describe Gasthof as ""The German Restaurant owned by a Polish guy named Mario.""\r
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Where do I start - try one of the platters, they'll make it for the number in your party - and it comes with a shot of AppleKorn for each diner at the end of the meal! If you don't want so much food, try the smoked chops, wienerschnitzel, jagerscnitzel... The sides are great too - red cabbage, spaetzle, dumplings. A great selection of German beers - we advise you to order the .5 liter size so you can try more than one type of beer.\r
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We love to bring family and friends, especially out-of-towners. But don't bring anyone who wants a quiet dinner - it can get loud when there is a crowd! Get into the spirit by singing along with the strolling musicians - be sure to ask for ""Dos a beer..."". On weekends there are musicians in both dining rooms. \r
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If you are there on Friday or Saturday night, come on downstairs to the KellerBar and work off dinner by dancing a Polka or two. In Spring and Fall, there is also a tent on the parking lot for several weeks with a limited menu & a band on Friday and Saturday nights. Sit at the long tables with friends, or sit with strangers and meet some new people!

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★★★★★

We describe Gasthof as ""The German Restaurant owned by a Polish guy named Mario.""\r
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Where do I start - try one of the platters, they'll make it for the number in your party - and it comes with a shot of AppleKorn for each diner at the end of the meal! If you don't want so much food, try the smoked chops, wienerschnitzel, jagerscnitzel... The sides are great too - red cabbage, spaetzle, dumplings. A great selection of German beers - we advise you to order the .5 liter size so you can try more than one type of beer.\r
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We love to bring family and friends, especially out-of-towners. But don't bring anyone who wants a quiet dinner - it can get loud when there is a crowd! Get into the spirit by singing along with the strolling musicians - be sure to ask for ""Dos a beer..."". On weekends there are musicians in both dining rooms. \r
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If you are there on Friday or Saturday night, come on downstairs to the KellerBar and work off dinner by dancing a Polka or two. In Spring and Fall, there is also a tent on the parking lot for several weeks with a limited menu & a band on Friday and Saturday nights. Sit at the long tables with friends, or sit with strangers and meet some new people!

Pros: Food Music Beer

Cons: Noise Crowded dance floor

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Gasthof's rocks! Have the bartenders make your crew some of the firey cinammon shots--delicious! This place brings out really good looking guys who like to have fun! There is an amazing selection of German beers and the bartenders and bouncers are all really friendly. I've also eaten here and the food is delicious! Ein prosit!

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★★★★★

Gasthof's rocks! Have the bartenders make your crew some of the firey cinammon shots--delicious! This place brings out really good looking guys who like to have fun! There is an amazing selection of German beers and the bartenders and bouncers are all really friendly. I've also eaten here and the food is delicious! Ein prosit!

Pros: great food, great music, great servers, snuff

Cons: crowded

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The food here is great! I had the Wienerschnitzel, the best Ive ever had. My guest had the the Rouladen, which was wondeful. Stay away from the potatoe salad.
There are 14 German beers on tap which are served in 1/2, 1, and 2 liter containers.

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★★★★☆

The food here is great! I had the Wienerschnitzel, the best Ive ever had. My guest had the the Rouladen, which was wondeful. Stay away from the potatoe salad.
There are 14 German beers on tap which are served in 1/2, 1, and 2 liter containers.

Pros: Food , Beer

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One of the better German places I have been too. I would definatley come here again. Pretty much everything that needs to be said about the place has been said in other reviews, so I just ditto everything. If you are going solo like I usually am on work trips, they do have a platter for one wich is awesome. You get to sample a lot of different foods, and its very difficult to finish. I didnt make it 1/2 way through the patter. I think it was $18.

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★★★★★

One of the better German places I have been too. I would definatley come here again. Pretty much everything that needs to be said about the place has been said in other reviews, so I just ditto everything. If you are going solo like I usually am on work trips, they do have a platter for one wich is awesome. You get to sample a lot of different foods, and its very difficult to finish. I didnt make it 1/2 way through the patter. I think it was $18.

Pros: Free Parking, Good Prices, Great Food

Cons: Noisy

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first time here in the twin cities and met the restaurant by accident. tried the scallop appetizer, definitely a must-try for everyone. 2 fragrant garlic breads and 10 scallops in a butter wine sauce so delicious you would want to scoop every last drop of it. for entree, try the platter combo, great value for SO MUCH food. Let me warn you, German food are very very heavy. So for those who want to lose weight, this is NOT the place. Waiters are friendly, but the room can be noisy (Bavarian live music/accordion) and frustrating at times. an excellent German welcome to the Twin Cities.

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★★★★★

first time here in the twin cities and met the restaurant by accident. tried the scallop appetizer, definitely a must-try for everyone. 2 fragrant garlic breads and 10 scallops in a butter wine sauce so delicious you would want to scoop every last drop of it. for entree, try the platter combo, great value for SO MUCH food. Let me warn you, German food are very very heavy. So for those who want to lose weight, this is NOT the place. Waiters are friendly, but the room can be noisy (Bavarian live music/accordion) and frustrating at times. an excellent German welcome to the Twin Cities.

Pros: delicious food, great value, nice service

Cons: , noisy live music

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An excellent restaurant with excellent food. Bring your appetite. You'll get lots of food and lots of beer. I recommend bringing about 8 or more people and make reservations because they get busy. If you like beer, order the boot and pass it around the table. Some of my fondest memories were created at this restaurant. After you eat, be sure to go downstairs and polka. Don't forget to try the snuff while you are there.

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★★★★★

An excellent restaurant with excellent food. Bring your appetite. You'll get lots of food and lots of beer. I recommend bringing about 8 or more people and make reservations because they get busy. If you like beer, order the boot and pass it around the table. Some of my fondest memories were created at this restaurant. After you eat, be sure to go downstairs and polka. Don't forget to try the snuff while you are there.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Beer

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I love coming here when I'm in town to eat-and have even been known to get up and lead the dining room in the chicken dance!! The atmosphere is very fun. I recommend sharing a platter with someone the first time you come so you have a chance to taste several different menu items.

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★★★★★

I love coming here when I'm in town to eat-and have even been known to get up and lead the dining room in the chicken dance!! The atmosphere is very fun. I recommend sharing a platter with someone the first time you come so you have a chance to taste several different menu items.

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This is my 2nd favorite german restaurant right after the Black Forest Inn. The food is definitly authentic german cuisine. The rouladen are to die for - the beer is fantastic. Being a german myself I can only recommend this place to someone who wants to get the feel of being in a middle/southern german restaurant/bar. The service was very friendly.

You should definitly try the snuff after a few!

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★★★★★

This is my 2nd favorite german restaurant right after the Black Forest Inn. The food is definitly authentic german cuisine. The rouladen are to die for - the beer is fantastic. Being a german myself I can only recommend this place to someone who wants to get the feel of being in a middle/southern german restaurant/bar. The service was very friendly.

You should definitly try the snuff after a few!

Pros: Great food, Great beer, Cool bar downstairs

Cons: Building=unauthentic

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Authentic German food at reasonable prices. A wide selection of German beers on tap. Bavarian atmosphere which usually includes an accordion player. Great seasonal special events like Mai Fest, Sommer Fest, and Oktoberfest.

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★★★★★

Authentic German food at reasonable prices. A wide selection of German beers on tap. Bavarian atmosphere which usually includes an accordion player. Great seasonal special events like Mai Fest, Sommer Fest, and Oktoberfest.

Pros: Free Parking

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Each of several large dining rooms reflects a different German theme, with walls of Bavarian scenes and traditional Sprichwörter (German proverbs) carved into ceiling beams. This guesthouse serves rouladen (beef…

 

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