just came back from a birthday party of 9.. and was surprised to see the entry saying ""not a place to party"" the leader of our pack went to the restaurant the week before to check it out. she was seated in the back by herself, and was told that if you don't make a reservation at least a few weeks in advance all you can do is wait in line. She was told if we were there before they opened we could get a couple of tables pushed together.. we were there at 4:15 and did in fact get two tables by the front windows,,, the service was a little slow at first, as I think they were trying to get the smaller tables orders in before ours . the front room was full as soon as it opened at 5:00 (this was a Sunday evening) We had a wonderful birthday party, the service was great and the food was too much! I was not all that interested in going out for German food as the only place I had ever had it was at the German Cook when they were going out of business and and Schroeders Cafe .. was not all that excited about this birthday dinner... but, it was (after all) not my birthday dinner, so that was a reason for celebration...(lol) I loved the spaetzel (sp) we all loved it, we had 3 dishes of it,! the potato pancakes were crispy! weiner snietzel (again the spelling) was wonderful! I can't spell German food, I never likes German food, but tonight I changed my mind.. service, energy, and food was fantastic! only complaint was there was just tooo much food! we all had doggie bags! so if you have a large party of more than 4 people,, get there at least 30 minutes early as it is first come first serve! I hope the 30 year old gives it another try! I will be going back, and am already giving it a thumbs up to others to try!
Pros: friendly service, lots and lots of good food, high energy level. a fun place to enjoy a party of 4 or more
Cons: limited seating, need to go early to get a good table.. not probably that good for a romantic first date unless you are outgoing as you will be seated with other people!