703 N Henderson St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
May 9, 2015
Little Germany is one of the few German restaurants available in Tarrant County. The restaurant is on Henderson Street just north of downtown Fort Worth. The restaurant has that “well worn” look and feel about it both outside and inside. It is fair to say you will not be impressed by the surroundings. Come for the food and hopefully you’ll be impressed on that front.
The menu is fairly limited to some basic staples you tend to see at most local German restaurants. Interesting is the lunch menu has all of the classics you would see at every other local German restaurant: sausages, schnitzels, cordon bleu, sauerbraten and rouladen. Oddly enough at dinner those classics are gone and replaced by more unusual offerings like Bassam Club (fish sandwich), German style beef steak and Shashlik. The daily special tends to be a Ham Shank. Interesting but I cannot recall ever seeing a ham shank on the menu during my trips to Germany. I’m not sure of the reasoning here for these unusual offerings but I’m sure it makes sense to the owner of the restaurant. It makes none to me to remove those classic dishes during dinner hours. So be it.
We started our meal with appetizers of German Potato Pancakes ($4.95) and German Fondue (go with it). I thought the pancakes were pretty much bland even adding the side of apple sauce. I wouldn’t order them again. The German Fondue actually had chorizo in it of all things which added a nice kick to the gooey cheese. It was good but it isn’t something I’d likely order again.
My meal was the Chicken Dinner ($13.95). The chicken can be grilled or breaded so I opted for the grilled version as a twist on the normal German preparation of breaded and pan fried. The chicken was actually quite flavorful taking on tasty char marks from the grill. The dinner comes with two sides of your choosing. I opted for the creamed spinach and mixed vegetables. The creamed spinach was flavorful but the mixed vegetables were bland and boring. I’m not sure I’d order this dish again, instead opting for a more traditional German offering next time.
Service was good. Quick and friendly (almost chatty). Food service was pretty much right on pace.
There is a basic beer and wine list available so BYOB is likely discouraged. The beer list is serviceable. The wine list is pathetic.
Parking is free self park in the lot surrounding the restaurant. Spots are limited and can likely fill quickly during peak times. Attire is casual: shorts and a t-shirt get the job done here. Major credit cards are accepted.
Conclusion: It was OK but nothing special. Doubt I’ll return.