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Dorf Haus

In a word: Nacht ins Roxbury (bei Omas)*.

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Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at 77 Square, Madison Fish Fry; official web site, Dorf Haus Supper Club on Urbanspoon

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JM ate the tenderloin tips and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the Kassler Rippchen (smoked pork chops) with an Oktoberfest.
The bill was $36, or $18/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Dorf Haus a B+ (see our grading rubric).

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JM found his tenderloin tips good but the spaetzle to non-spaetzle ratio was inadequate.  The meat and mushrooms were tasty but it was hard to eat 70-80% of the bites without them.  He was certainly stuffed at the end of the meal, yet didn't have the heart to take it home with him.

The salad bar, a profusion of veggies in various states of pickledness, brought to mind for Nichole those wonderful Sunday lunches at Grandma's, where the dining room table veritably sagged under the weight of macaroni salads, Kaiser rolls and Jell-O. The Kassler Rippchen reinforced the nostalgia with their smoky, hammy goodness. The pint of Oktoberfest (now seasonally appropriate) gave everything a warm glow.

The music was fun - it sounded like a bizarre compilation of folk and pop songs sung by a children's chorus, and the occasional skips added spice. We've driven to better, but all in all, Dorf Haus was a cozy treat.

*Night at the Roxbury (at Grandma's house).


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We went there on Friday without a reservation. Big mistake! They told us it would be a 30 minute wait. It was over an hour before we got seated. After we got seated, it took a good amount of time before we got our food. The lack of IPAs disappointed my guests.

The food was good! It was also reasonably priced considering it came with soup, salad and fritters (rolls). The fritters were heavenly with the honey. They had no vegetarian entrees, but I was happy with a plate of spaetzle.

I am not sure if we will return. The wait was horrible, but the food was good. I really love spaetzle.

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