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Member Reviews (3)
- SpeisekammerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
German restaurants are far and few between, so it's refreshing to find a true, authentic one in the Bay Area. Everyone knows about German beer, but what about the food? It's hearty and it's more than bratwurst and sauerkraut. Speisekammer the restaurant is amazing in that they have large outdoor seating and a huge interior heavily decorated in German trappings and history. Come for the food, music, and fun! The service is friendly, the servers helpful to those who are new to German cuisine, and the festivities and music bring out the German inside all of us ^)^ Speisekammer is also friendly to your wallet during this tough economic downturn, as they also offer a Recession menu! Best of all, the dishes are large, so good for the wallet and hearty to your stomach!
Octoberfest!!! Time to celebrate that famous German festival at a real German restaurant: Speisekammer in Alameda. We had the roast pork shank and sauerkraut, beef goulash and spatzle, and rotisserie chicken amid beer drinkers and German traditional folk dance and accordian music that totally reminds me the Chevy Chase German dance scene in European Vacation ^)^
- SpeisekammerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I treated one of my work colleagues to lunch here. He's currently recovering from shoulder surgery and readily accepted my invitation to get out and do something about his cabin fever during recovery. He actually lives on a boat in Alameda, and since I was in town anyway to pick my son up from school, we decided to conveniently meet at Speisekammer. It also happens to be a favourite place for he and his wife, especially when there's live music in the evening.
The front dining space itself is nice and comfortable, as is the outside deck. However, since parts of Alameda are prone to fog, outdoor dining and drinking can sometimes be cool and problematic (unless you're originally from the Midwest or Canada).
Our lunch experience was just OK. Although I though that the dark German beer I ordered was wonderful and the fries were tasty, the panini was only average. My colleague had a decent sausage dish and salad, but not before being served something else as part of an order mix up with another table. At the end our meal and a very nice conversation, we were somewhat underwhelmed by our experience.
But my friend is right in that Speisekammer deserves another chance, preferably at dinner and maybe by the fire place.