Cuisine: European, German, Italian, Pizza
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When you want an injection of "die Fröhlichkeit" know that it's Oktoberfest all year long at Himmel's. Upon entry, the decor and scents transport you to Munich, hometown of owners Carol and Dianne... Read More
When you want an injection of "die Fröhlichkeit" know that it's Oktoberfest all year long at Himmel's. Upon entry, the decor and scents transport you to Munich, hometown of owners Carol and Dianne Himmel. Count on a number of from-scratch German dishes this fall including: Bavarian pork shank prepared Munich style, crispy outside and tender and juicy on the inside, served with mushroom gravy, pretzel dumplings and cabbage salad; sauerbraten; wurst platter; wiener schnitzel; and comforting liver dumpling soup among the options. Those are in addition to tempting year-round menu items such as homemade spätzle baked with Swiss and Gruyere, wild mushroom stew and family recipe strudels. Pair it with several German beers on tap. Bring along little Harold and Heidi for kids' dishes like schnitzel with mashed spuds or even spaghetti with a meatball. Visit Friday to Sunday, Oct. 8-10, for rousing live German Music by the Phenix.
- Best Restaurants for Fall: "Don't feel like sauerbraten? Formerly Pizza D.O.C., Himmel's kept the pizza oven and D.O.C. standards so you can also experience a wúnderbar pie."
- Pizza: "A gently reheated slice or two of Pizza Silvio & Gabriele, piled with arugula, prosciutto, sliced tomato and Parmigiano, makes a light, fresh breakfast or lunch the next day."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: One of the few restaurants left in the city that serves traditional German food, Himmel's gets even better with its autumn Oktoberfest celebration.
- Best for Pizza Because: When you're craving a perfectly executed Roman-style pizza AND a Bavarian pork shank with pretzel dumplings, head to Himmel's.