Die Deutsche Kneipe

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Stockholm 9, Bucharest, Romania

Die Deutsche Kneipe Bucharest Reviews

mdfehmel mdfehmel
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Good German Restaurant in Bucharest Jul 21, 2016
I'm American of German decent. My Dad lived in Germany from 1980 to 1997 so I spent many a summer in Germany. I love German food and adore German beer. If I can find a German restaurant, I will surely give it a try. This was the case on a recent trip to Bucharest. I found a magazine advertisement for Die Deutche Kneipe. Staying at the JW Marriott downtown, I absolutely could NOT find a taxi that would agree to take my colleague and I to this restaurant. We were starting to wonder if maybe it was in a dangerous neighborhood or something. After our 5th attempt, we finally found a driver that was willing to take us here. Come to find out, the restaurant was about 20 minutes from the hotel in a largely residential part of the city, so we determined that the taxi drivers probably knew that they would not be able to get return business from that area hence the hesitation. Well, we were finally here. What we found was a small neighborhood place on a quiet side street, with a small beer garden out front, and a couple small dining rooms in a small house and a small bar in another small room with the owner sitting quietly sipping on a beer and eating his dinner. I was unimpressed by the selection of German beers available, however, the ones they had, are not available in the U.S. so I was still happy with my selection. The menu was nice; heavily weighted around their house specialty of a variety of schnitzels. We started with an appetizer of cured meats and sausages, then our dinners came up very quickly. Portion sizes were large; a good value for the price. We were so full after this dinner and a couple beers that there was no potential for a desert. At this point, we asked for the bill and threw the credit card on the table only to find out that credit cards were not accepted despite the fact that there were no signs and the place was advertising in a tourism magazine. After about an hour of sweating it out on the phone and several attempts at area ATM machines to no avail, the waiter finally suggested that we try his new machine that they had just received that day and "was not supposed to yet be online". I was wondering why he had not made this suggestion earlier, especially after the transaction went through without a hitch. I am not saying that they now take credit cards; I would make sure before you decide to go here thinking that you are going to pay with a credit card. I will say that the staff was very friendly and did not seem concerned that the 2 Americans were having trouble paying their bill. However, totally aside from the pay issue, I don't think that I would go back here if I am ever to return to Bucharest. The food was good - yes, but it was too far out of the way, and it was very quiet with kind of a dull ambiance. Would be fun if you had a large group that could sit outside and consume massive amounts of German beer - just make sure you have cash in your pocket!
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mdfehmel says:
Ha - That completes the story. My colleague did have SOME cash in his pocket, so we hailed a taxi and had him drop us off when the fare hit that amount. We only had to walk about a mile or so. We could have Ubered it if we really wanted to, but it was the cherry on top for the evening.
Posted on: Jul 25, 2016
missandrea81 says:
Wow. That seems like it was not worth the hassle. How did you get back?
Posted on: Jul 21, 2016
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