There doesn’t seem to be many German-syle restaurants around in Vancouver, which is a bit of shame as their cuisine does sound tasty. Of course, I’m just assuming that German cuisine consists mostly of pork, potatoes and streudels, all of which I do love (I’m sure that’s a dumb stereotype and that Germans eat a lot of other stuff as well). Deutsches Haus is one of the few German restaurants that I could find in Vancouver. In addition to their regular menu, they apparently have various specials on different days of the week; I went on Tuesday for their Schnitzel Tuesday special.
Schnitzel Tuesday ($14.99):
This consisted of two large, thin pieces of breaded pork, a side of salad, and potato salad. The pork was relatively tender with a nice crispy coating, but was unfortunately quite under-seasoned and bland. In the description on the menu, it says that the dish was supposed to contain some cranberry sauce; I don’t know if they forgot to include it or if they’ve since removed it but I could have really done with some sauce to help provide flavour to the meat. The salad was fine, and was dressed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette. The potato salad was German-style, and contained pickles, onions and a lighter, tangy dressing in place of the traditional mayonnaise. It tasted fine, although I do personally prefer mayo dressing. It was a fairly good portion, and since it was on special, I thought that the price was reasonable.
I had high hopes for Deutsches Haus and unfortunately, I must say that I do feel a bit let down. The food was decent, but not nearly as good as I had hoped it would be. The service was also not the best although not bad either; I think that the staff are just more comfortable with regulars/club members. While I certainly won’t discourage people from visiting this place, I wouldn’t exactly recommend it either.