Sadly, yesterday was my last time visiting Zum Schneider. For good German food, I'll be at Halo Berlin.
After a decent Rollbraten for me, and Bratwurst for my friend, but not BEFORE the plates were cleared, our waitress all but demanded we pay the check. We tipped about 15% for our SLOW service (despite the fact that the place was damn near empty) and her hastily requesting the bill be paid. We would have stayed for more beers and conversation had she not.
Minutes later, a waiter comes out (not her) and LOUDLY explains that in the United States, 20% tip is customary. (ummm yeah, isn't it also DISCRETIONARY??) We allowed ourselves to be strongarmed into leaving more tip, taking the high road. I did not want to get into an argument with him, or anyone else about the tip, nor embarass ourselves, the waitress, or the other guests debating the service there.
I won't be back. Sorry Zum Schneider...I have to agree with the other comments about the staff and service.