I've driven by the Schnitzel House for years and finally began stopping in from time to time for happy hour and the occasional dinner. After a few visits, I think I have a good sense of the place, the quality of its food, and its one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Schnitzel House seems transported from another century--the kitschy restaurant decor shocking, but in the best possible sense--and the food is awesome. You can expect hearty German fare, of course: a huge variety of schnitzels and traditional appetizers. The sausage platter is quite good, as are the potato pancakes. After a couple of dinners, I found the food consistent and tasty. I think the prices are slightly high, but certainly within reason. I find myself more and more stopping off for happy hour in the beer garden out back. This is truly a little haven full of lush tropical plants, a cool bar, and places to dine if you prefer the outdoors. Eclectic German and catchy 70s music is piped at just the right volume over the speakers, and the array of beers is of high quality. Once you try the Spaten on tap, you probably won't want anything else--though there are some local craft brews available, like Wynwood's excellent La Rubia. Happy hour prices are paired with the restaurant's impressive appetizer menu. Overall, the eclectic atmosphere, the undiscovered, anti-commercial vibe of the place, the great brews and appetizers, not to mention the nicest staff around, make Schnitzel House one of my favorite best kept secrets--now revealed.
I wanted to try out some food from our German heritage and the schnitzel haus did not disappoint. Follow the directions given on here for parking, as you come across the front of the restaurant turn into the parking lot on the right of the building down the narrow alley, this is the restaurant's own parking area, a rarity in Miami. We chose to sit in the beer garden which was quite nice, there are shade trees all over with lighting that made for a nice date night ambiance. The beer is good and cold, I had the veal zigeuner Schnitzel and my girlfriend had the Jaeger Schnitzel. Both were very good and the Chocolate cake and homemade apple strudel were excellent. The place is eclectic, with electric German rock to German remixes of the hamster song playing with a discotec lighting over the bar area, but it was a fun environment. I would come back when I'm in the mood for good German food.