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Black Forest Inn

German Restaurant$$$$
Whittier, Minneapolis
  • Has a stamp of approval from City Pages and METRO magazine
    • City Pages
    • METRO magazine
  • Ben U.
    "The Service was outstanding and the sauerbraten Was deliciousness."(3 Tips)
    "Sauerbraten and spaetzle is outstanding!"(3 Tips)
    Sarah S.
    "Everything here is good, especially the schnitzel."(3 Tips)
    Alex A.
    "Get the Reuben and enjoy one of the fine imported German beers!"(12 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
  • German food
  • sauerbraten
  • spätzle
  • schnitzel
  • outdoor seating
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  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Name one other place, one other place on the whole of planet Earth, where a gnome mural, matjes herring, and a Richard Avedon photo marked with bullet holes exist under the same roof. Read more
  • Katy S.
    Katy SchwarzenbergNovember 28, 2012
    A must when I am in town. Love their Koenigsberger Klopse which are hard to find outside of Germany. The homemade soups are to die for & often creative combinations. Tonight's potato curry is amazing
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 12, 2012
    Voted top 10 Romantic Restaurants! As shadows play fetchingly on your darling's face, try a beer sampler (a neat array of tiny beer shots), or share a plate of tangy paprika schnitzel.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 1, 2015
    An oldie, but a goodie. Black Forest Inn never disappoints! If you're a fan of old fashioned German fare, you'll love this place. Read more
  • Jessy S.
    Jessy SimonsonAugust 3, 2013
    Delicious food, the pitchers of beer are a great value, and the patio is beautiful! Worth the trip just for that atmosphere.
  • John M.
    John MooreSeptember 6, 2011
    i've not eaten the food, but they have Franziskaner on tap, which is enough to get me and my beer loving buddies in the door after Jasmine or one of the other jammin restaurants at this intersection
  • Andy L.
    Andy LOctober 12, 2014
    The Black Forest Inn Haus Platte was amazing. Great beer and fantastic service. I will come back here again and again.
  • Crystal
    CrystalMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like asparagus, you have to check out Spargelfest (May 20th-29th). Asparagus martinis, asparagus wrapped in ham and puff pastry, and even asparagus-rhubarb strudel. Read more
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EssJune 18, 2012
    This is hidden somewhere outside. If found call Maxamilan for a free dinner and conversation in German. The number to reach Max is +1 (952) 451-6459. Enjoy the hunt!
  • Ben U.
    Ben UribesJanuary 22, 2014
    The Service was outstanding and the sauerbraten Was deliciousness. Must have some glühweun before. You go out in the cold Minneapolis winter.
  • Jonah V.
    Jonah VernerMay 20, 2014
    The Wienerschnitzel is superb. If you're not sure on what you'd like to eat, I recommend it.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 10, 2014
    Lentil & Sausage - "Between the meat, beans, veggies, and thick, chunky texture, it's almost like a German version of chili." -Emily Weiss
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Apart from good beer, the restaurant is a favorite for German food like wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten. Read more
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LyonsSeptember 15, 2012
    Spaetzel and cheese is a great option for the kids. Or the Deutchburger casserole!
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SkogerboeFebruary 19, 2013
    Geschnitzeltes is phenomenal, and Red Cabbage is not optional. It is required.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DoughMay 6, 2012
    If you are lucky, you will get to sit in Wendy M's section. I hope you are up for it!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzMarch 12, 2015
    Very German indeed. Although a little disappointed in the German beer selection.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AyoubOctober 11, 2011
    Get the Reuben and enjoy one of the fine imported German beers!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SilerApril 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Perfect low key atmosphere when it's amateur hour @ every other bar.
  • Nonoah
    NonoahJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Bee Sting. Barenjager and house infused blackpepper vodka? Fantastic!
  • Josh S.
    Josh StrongFebruary 6, 2014
    Great and authentic German cuisine!
  • Lucy S.
    Lucy SchneemanDecember 21, 2012
    We got a table, asked for the fixed price menu we heard about and were completely ignored by our server. After 10 minutes passed (no water, nothing), we left. At least 4 staff members were there...
  • Jen S.
    Jen StummAugust 15, 2013
    Was SOOO looking forward to these and they arrive burnt!
  • Neecie
    NeecieNovember 17, 2014
    Check out the Murder Mystery show on the other side of the courtyard.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StrohmeyerMay 29, 2014
    Everything here is good, especially the schnitzel.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HofferAugust 11, 2011
    Don't really know German beers? Try one of the samplers - you will zero in on a favorite.
  • Chuck J.
    Chuck JakwaySeptember 6, 2013
    Always spectacular! First time here 45 years ago.
  • Brian
    BrianJune 20, 2012
    Sarah is a great server ask for her when you come
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightDecember 1, 2012
    Drink the good German beers. Don't eat the faux German food.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HarmsMarch 31, 2013
    The food arrives very quickly!
  • Airman A.
    Airman AirmanApril 30, 2011
    Almost went to the Bad Waitress. Good thing I came here and actually got one. Thanks Amber!
  • Brad W.
    Brad WellmanApril 7, 2010
    Get the ham & cheese sandwich with fries, and enjoy with a fountain Coke. #Yum
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BestJuly 7, 2014
    Love the patio!!
  • Moonstruck
    MoonstruckNovember 4, 2010
    Of course, the beer is good. I'm drinking the Gosser light from Austria.
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoNovember 12, 2011
    Grab a Spaten & a spaetzle.
  • Marshall
    MarshallJuly 2, 2010
    Sauerbraten and spaetzle is outstanding!
  • Katy S.
    Katy SchwarzenbergOctober 19, 2012
    Great German food
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HuntleySeptember 26, 2011
    Service was less than mediocre but the food makes up for it! Just be patient!
  • Kassie C.
    Kassie ChurchAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The pate is wonderful. Best app on the menu.
  • Nonoah
    NonoahSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely try the Salvator.
  • Vinny
    VinnyDecember 30, 2011
  • Megan S.
    Megan SchullerSeptember 24, 2010
    Oktoberfest runs from 9/24-10/3. Event calendar: Read more
  • Heidi S.
    Heidi SOctober 28, 2009
    The lentil soup is amazing.
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