My colleague and I were both craving some schnitzel and a good beer. As luck would have it, this place was a short walk from our hotel and it did not disappoint.
The Location - Directly along one of the canals, the side of the dining room with large windows serves as a great spot to take in the sights. Get there early if you want a window seat, however, as the room fills up quickly as the night goes on.
The Beer - Solid micro brews, most of which are made in the German style. The Pilsner was light and refreshing, and the Hefeweizen was fruity and tasty. It was fun to see onsite brewing urns and various ingredients and equipment as you walk through the place.
The Food - The schnitzel did not disappoint. Served in various styles and accompanied by various preparations of potatoes and other veggies, I'd easily go back if my next schnitzel craving hits while in Hamburg.
The Service - Not spectacular, but they did their job. Not much personality to speak of. The food came, the beer came, and the empties disappeared. Worked for us.
Came for a Sunday night dinner with a coworker. It's a nice, casual, pretty traditional German restaurant. I had the schnitzel with mushroom sauce and fries, which was pretty delicious. The kupfer (copper) beer was also delicious.
Service was excellent, and all of the waiters spoke English, which is nice for a gringo like me. The main menu is in German and English; being downtown and in a business district, it seems like they get a lot of tourists/travelers. Entrees are in the 10-15 Euro range.
I was bummed because I really wanted the Schweinehaxe (pork shank) with dumplings, but they were out. I ordered a different pork cutlet, but they were out of that, too. This was at 7 PM on a Sunday night, so not super-late, but I suspect they don't get deliveries over the weekend, so they were pretty much out.
This place is well worth a visit if you are in Hamburg and fancy some nice beer, in a lovely setting along with really good food too.
We visited in December and the decorations on the brewing kit (yes they brew their own beer here!) and the rest of the restaurant was lovely.
Menus are also in English and the food is typical German fayre done very well. Definitely try this place out.
Always go here when in hamburg. It's god great schnitzel which is always good. Nice location overlooking the canal in central hamburg. Only issue with the place is the service is painfully slow. Been here 3 times now and every time had to ask a few times for a beer or a table or a menu. They seem to be always busy so service is not something they have dealt with. Great place otherwise though and always a good atmosphere.
Beer review only.
The beer here is very, very good. I could drink it all day long. And for the location and taste, the prices are fair. The restaurant is clean, and overlooking the water can be nice on a warm day with boats and people floating by.
But, I'm never coming back here. The people are horrible. At first, I walked up to the bar because it wasn't clear. When I tried to order, the guy basically told me "no, you'll sit down, it's full service here" in a very rude German tone. When I looked shocked, he assumed I didn't speak German (I do) and repeated it in English. Then he asked if I spoke English, because I was still a bit shocked at his tone. "You sure don't seem like you speak English either" was his response. I should have left then...but I didn't.
So, I grabbed a seat and apparently "full service" is German slang for "slow as hell service". It was 15 minutes until I got a beer. The refill took just as long. And it wasn't because my server (who wasn't as rude, but was far from friendly) wasn't working hard. Indeed, she was working TOO hard and had TOO many tables, so everyone's service suffered.
As I mentioned, good beer, but I'll never be back. The people are rude, the service is slow. Horrible place from that standpoint.
The Joh. Albrecht Brewery is located at a fleet close to the town hall. If you are lucky or reserve a table you can have a great view of the fleet. The decoration is typical for a German brewery restaurant and the staff was very nice. The food was solid German food. With fair prices considering the size of the dish and the location of the restaurant. The beer (brewed at the restaurant) is very good and there is an offer of different kinds. Enjoy :-)
Almost one of "must-visits" in HH due to very central location, nice schnitzels and great beer.
Went here for lunch after hearing about it continuously from colleagues, who frequent this place for the schnitzel. Restaurant was basically empty at 12:30, we were served promptly and the food arrived in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, my schnitzel was not significantly bigger than Chicken McNuggets. Honestly - for 6.50 you can get a decent sized schnitzel at several other places within a 500m radius from this restaurant.
Besides the schnitzel, they have a dish of the day - my colleague's beef goulash looked really nice, so I'll surely come back here to try something other than the schnitzel. If you're in it for the meat n' crumbly, look elsewhere.
Was there last thursday night and it was absolutely crowded. We managed to get a bar table, which wasn't one of the most comofortable seats since the chairs had no support to lean on. I had ratatouille filled baked potatoe gratinated in cheese and with creme fraiche. It was good, but not a stand out, but I wasn't disappointed. (They have better baked potatoes at other places in hamburg such as Kumpir in Sternschanze and for half the price too). All in all it was a nice evening. We got our food very quickly.
Edit: I was there again last friday with 3 friends. I had the vegetarian flammenkuchen. They used mushrooms from a can. I hate when restaurants don't use fresh mushrooms. Again, the restaurant was crowded, but neither food or service was more than average, so I lower it to 3 stars. We went to 15 restaurants and bars in hamburg iover the weekend and this was the worst of them. However it doesn't really say much since the rest of them were excellent.
Very good beer and central placed in the city - food could be a lot better ...
Joh. Albrecht is a large, central, brewery restaurant that serves predominantly German fare. I've only been once, and then only for the beer, which is very good. I keep on telling myself I should go and try their lunch menu, as it's so close to where I work
Please go here to sample some excellent food and beer. A hidden gem in the centre of Hamburg.
Things to know about this place: it's very centrally located, just around the corner from the Rathaus, it's actually open in the late evenings (unlike most places in this district), and it has really nice local beers (called Messing and Kupfer). The food is very decent as well.
Awesome German food! A few nice Schnitzels to choose from (incl. a beer crust and a pretzel-breaded Schnitzel), as well as other pasta and meat specialties. Nice high-class brewery atmosphere speaking of which, their beer is excellent. Fair prices as well, and a very central location. Friendly waitstaff. One of my favorite German food places in Hamburg!
That's a weird beer. I like it but in Germany it's surprising to taste one that is so much different than most others. The weizenbier here is a little sour but it is pleasant, refreshing. Still, I don't know if I want it again or not. The haxe is tasty and fresh, although not that big portion as it first seems. A bit expensive but I guess for that part of Hamburg it's ok.
I went here for food last night. I'd been before but only for drinks so was looking forward to trying the food. The place was busy enough for a Sunday evening. Sat down at the table at 5:45 and ordered food and drinks. Drinks arrived quickly enough but then it went downhill. At 7:00 we still had no food. Our waitress noticed this and went to find out about our food and came back to tell us they forgot our order! As our hunger levels were high and we were in such a bad mood with the service we asked for the bill for the drinks so we could go somewhere else. The waitress apologised and didn't charge us for the drinks. In fairness, I don't think it was all her fault. There wasn't enough staff working for the amount of people in the place. All the staff that were working looked stressed out and were running all over the place serving people. This might have had something to do with their rudeness! If they had more staff working things would probably run more smoothly. I've family and friends visiting Hamburg next month and wanted to take them here but I'm not going to now. It's a shame because the place is really nice and the food that I did see on other tables looked really good.
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