Der Biergarten commemorates Oktoberfest with a six-week “Munich on Marietta Street” celebration. In addition, the restaurant and bar has rolled out a new menu that promises to deliver an authentic German experience in Atlanta. Seven new beers have been added on tap, including the national debut of Krombacher.
Last night we decided to check it out.
A brand new rotisserie is visible from the terrace. Enjoy Schweinshaxe and Gegrilltes Hahnchen, slow-roasted pork shanks, chicken and turkey legs fresh from the spit.
The newly launched Oktoberfest menu will be available on Saturdays and Sundays through October 30. Offerings include:
RIESENBRETZEL - Giant pretzel served warm with three kinds of mustard
OBATZDA - Bavarian cheese spread with onions - served with grilled bread
GEMISCHTE WURST UND KÄSEPLATTE - A selection of cured meats and cheeses
SCHWEINSHAXE - Rotisserie pork shank, coarse salt, and sauerkraut (*limited availability)
TRUTHAHNSCHENKEL - Smoked turkey legs with french fries
BRATWURST MIT BRÖTCHEN - Patak bratwurst on a bun with sauerkraut
JÄGERSCHNITZEL SANDWICH - Lightly breaded pork served with hunters sauce and spätzle
New brews on Der Biergarten’s menu include:
ERDINGER HEFEWEIZEN - Notes of malt, wheat, banana and floral hops. Taste is very light.
KROMBACHER WEIZEN - Sweet taste of banana and mellow wheat flavors with vanilla and a hint of dry nutmeg or clove in the finish.
KROMBACHER, DUNKEL - Light taste of caramel, chocolate, raisins and brown sugar with a faint coffee finish and a small amount of citrus from the hops.
KROMBACHER, PILSNER - Malty, grassy with a small amount of citrus and hops. Smooth with a crisp medium body.
WARSTEINER, MÄRZEN - Amber color with a medium body. Sweet and malty taste with some bitterness.
WEIHENSTEPHEN VITUS - A light-colored, spicy single-bock wheat beer with a banana, citrus and clove presence. Alcohol content 7.7 percent.
New additions to Der Biergarten’s regular menu include:
GOULASCH SUPPE - Hearty spiced beef soup with tomatoes, peppers, and potato
GEGRILLTES HÄHNCHEN - Rotiserrie chicken with french fries and natural jus
Der Biergarten is located at 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30313. The restaurant is open seven days a week. For more information, call 404-521-BRAU (2728). Parking is validated and complimentary across the street in the covered deck at 275 Baker.
Bottom Line: After a slip in quality during a transition in the kitchen, the new chef now delivers outstanding examples of German cuisine. Give this restaurant a try during Oktoberfest.