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Gourmet Haus Staudt
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
2615 Broadway St
phone: (650) 364-9232
(Place added by: MichaelGreene on 06-03-2008)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Been coming here for a few years now and this place has changed a lot recently now that it's been passed down to the next generation.
Half the space (used to be more than that) is a store selling German food, beer, and trinkets. I can always get my fill of pastries and bottled beer here. There are some neat glasses and steins scattered around the store as well.
The back half of the space is the restaurant which seems to be more of a bar nowadays. They've expanded the draft list and included a couple amerikanisch Biere.
Granted I've only been visiting this plae the past 3-4 years but my mom has been going in longer than that and from what we've seen the clientelle has changed from the old guard of local Germans to a slightly younger and more diverse crowd. Not a complaint, just an interesting observation. In general the whole place is pretty laid back and friendly. The old owners as well as the new owners are super friendly and willing to hang out. Lots of good memories here and I hope they continue to become more popular.
Not quite sure how to score the selection. There are a dozen beers or so to pick from (on tap) and the food is authentic. But with German food there arent that many options, which is no fault of Gourmet Haus. Deutches Essen is all either in sausage form or schnitzel'd somehow and all side dishes include potato, mustard, kraut, and vinegar. I love it (minus the sauerkraut).
Will be back when ever in the area which seems to be a few times a year.
02-03-2011 19:49:12 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Why is it that every time I have a transcendent experience with german beer, I brown out and forget the most intense moment. I'd give you some sad stories about throwing pizza at my girlfriend and getting caught by local authorities wizzing on a moving train, but I can't recall these experiences from my own memory.
It's not my fault that the beer here is so damn great. I know Germany has a bad history of claiming superiority, but they would have a real argument if they said their beer is the best. Haus staudt provides all the best on-tap offerings from deutchland to the U.S. It is obvious that the folks who run this wonderful biergarten have a passion for good beer.
The food is good too!
10-07-2010 00:11:20 |
More by musicman575
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I haven't eaten here or drunk beer here, only shopped for bottled beer here. This is a small German grocery/gift shop in downtown Redwood City but it has an outstanding selection of German beers, the single best selection of such beers I have seen anywhere in the US. It is outstanding in terms of variety, quality, number of different beers, and hard-to-find beers. For German beers, this is simply the best place in the Bay Area to go, with various bocks, maibocks, alterbiers, kolsch, numerous dunkels, helles, and pilsners. However, don't look for anything other than German beer here.
09-01-2010 20:41:58 |
More by Offa
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Met up with Arbitrator, alfrantzell, and largadeer here for a couple beers while I was up in the Bay Area.
The store is located in Downtown Redwood City right across the street from the train station. The place is actually quite massive with an expansive store featuring plenty of German wares in the front entrance-way. As you make your way to the back of the property, you find yourself in the beer garden which has plenty of tables, a small bar, and an outside patio area.
The bar offers about 10 German offerings, all that I tried (or have tried before) were delicious and seemingly about 1 or 2 American craft offerings.
The vibe to this place is perhaps one of the best things about it. Seemingly authentic in every way, with proper glassware for all the different beers.
In addition to the great beer (the tap list is still the same size, but the bottle list is growing at an alarming rate), the food is fantastic. As you might expect, just about everything comes with pork, potatoes, and sauerkraut (in true German fashion). Everything I've eaten here is great, and they have specials on almost everyday.
08-02-2010 23:01:05 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Wow, what a great beer bar to pop up in Redwood City of all places. This is sort of a German "speakeasy" in that if you don't know, now you know, nig- (sorry, got too into the Biggie Smalls). It's back in a back alley just steps from the Redwood City Caltrain station. I hope it doesn't get more crowded than it is, as the guy losing the iPhone 4G there has already caused the place to be packed.
The bar has a great German tap list. Beers like Uerige Alt, Alllgauer Cambonator, Weltenburger Asam Bock, and the like are likely to be found. On top of that, there are two guest taps, featuring beers from the likes of Moonlight, Jolly Pumpkin, Valley Brew, Mikkeller, Grand Teton, Russian River, you name it. Good stuff, no doubt.
The food, if you can get in when the kitchen is open, is excellent. Very traditional German fare. Very tasty plates of meat and potatoes, pretzels, pickles, and cheese will be prepared for you. Don't tell my fiancee this, but they also have some attractive girls working there, and this is a serious cougar spot on the weekend. The prices are very reasonable for what you get, and the ambiance is a typical beer garden, the way you want it to be.
This is really an amazing place, even if it doesn't cater to beer geeks in the extreme. Go here if you can, but don't tell too many people.
06-24-2010 06:29:41 |
More by nickd717
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I love this place! I stop in there about once a week and pick up a different assortment of German beer to have for the week. They also have a great selection of imported German foods, treats, coffees, even some current German magazines and CD's.
There is also a little cafe with some great food and some great Beers on tap.
The bottled beer selection is amazing, over 75 different german beers, thats what they say, but I think there might be even more.
Its a family run business and the staff is really helpful/informative and always talkative. One of my favorite things to do every week is make my way into this place and chat with the owner about the beers I tried the week prior.
I cant say enough about this place. I love it!
EDIT: This place is even better now that the beer garden is up and running. Great great beer bar. Just a nice spot to hang out and relax, have a few beers. Couldnt be more perfect. Best place on the peninsula
03-18-2010 04:10:13 |
More by MichaelGreene
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I saw a review of this place a year or so back and dismissed it as a German shop, with nothing attractive for beer nerds besides a few bottles and a cafe with some taps.
I'm not sure if that has changed recently or if the reviews just failed to mention it, but there is a bar (not just a daytime cafe) in the back, with significant nightlife from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
They have a great assortment of German beers on tap; I haven't gone often enough to assess how many are rotating and how many are fixed, but they usually seem to have one "specialty" tap for sure. In the past it has been St. Bernardus 12, Allagash Odyssey, Fuller's Porter, etc: all thoroughly excellent beers, and it amazes me that he gets these great kegs without serving much of the various breweries' regular beers.
The lines are well-maintained, glassware is appropriately chosen, and they don't serve in frosted glasses (praise the lord!) that I've seen.
The prices are also outstanding, both for what he's serving and for the area. I can grab a half-liter of something for $5 to $7, usually. It's about 20 seconds away from the Redwood City Caltrain stop, so it's pretty much an ideal location for their serving sizes.
The atmosphere is loud, boisterous, and fun. The bartenders are very attentive.
Expect to have a great time here.
12-16-2009 23:28:36 |
More by Arbitrator
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a German store, which includes an exceptional selection of German beers; definitely the best selection of German beers I've seen anywhere. If you're looking for other nationalities of beer, you won't find too much here, but you can't beat their German selection.
It also has a pub in the back, which I enjoyed, though it only served about a dozen beers in total, including at least one very nice "guest" (non German) beer. But they rotate the beers often, so if you come back, you can always try something new. They have the right glassware for each type of beer, which is nice.
Food is great, and so is the service. The hours are disappointing; as of my writing this, they are closed Sundays (which happens to be the most convenient time for me to go there), and they close early during the week (at 6:00pm), which makes it difficult for me to get there before closing. The bar is open later from Thursday to Saturday.
But again, they have a great selection of German beer in the store, and for that I highly recommend them.
Oh, and if you like German food/candies/chocolates, you can't beat this place.
11-06-2009 03:45:29 |
More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Tucked away in downtown Redwood City, this unassuming little German grocery/pub probably has the best German beer selection I've ever seen in the US. The recently finished beer garden and bar pours 11 rotating taps, all German with the exception of one guest beer. Volker, the owner, does a great job with the selection; for every Spaten or Hofbrau there's something interesting and obscure, styles ranging from doppelbock to kolsch, hefeweizen to kellerbier. Taps rotate constantly, there's something new on every time I come here, which is admittedly way too often.
Prices are very reasonable, typically $5 for a half-liter, even the stronger offerings. If you've ever wondered how drunk you'd be after a liter of Vitus, now you can find out, and for a paltry $9.50. Most beers are served in their proper glassware, a detail that I appreciate. Being served a Vitus in the authentic Vitus goblet really does enhance the overall experience.
Food is decent, the selection ranging from pork sausage with potato salad to beef sausage with potato salad. Vegetarians will have to seek liquid sustenance; thankfully there's always a doppelbock or two on draft.
This place is good. Really good. I'm hard pressed to think of a drinking establishment I like more on the peninsula, and I'm glad to have it as my local watering hole. If you're in town, drop by for a liter or two.
10-08-2009 17:55:35 |
More by largadeer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I have to say this is the best hidden gem in RC. Tucked in what looks like a place only you grandma would go it, and there are plenty that do (Make sure to say hi to the regulars on Saturday)is one of the best lunches and German beer selections you are going to find any where.
Lunch is served M-Sat and on Sat they have some sort of awesome special that Volker and/or Lothar whips up in the kitchen upstairs. Schnitzel, sauerbrauten, rouladen, pinklewurst, they are all delicious. Maryanne and the staff are sweet as can be and really make you fell at home. Go more than 2-3 times and they will know your name and what you like.
6-7 beers on tap, all German, all fresh as can be. The best German grocery store I've seen in CA and a new bar/bier garten coming soon. Volker has been hard at work.
Yes, I'm am friends and know these people now, but only from going there and seeing somebody do something so right. I can't help it I love this place.
Any fan of anything German must stop by here at some time.
03-14-2009 06:15:51 |
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