Valentines Day is the day I try not to be a tightwad and actually give my wife a nice night on the town.
Last night was only our 2nd time out without our daughter since she was born Oct 2006.
After calling a lot of places much closer to home (Bentley's Grill, Davincis, Silver Grille in Silverton) without much notice
(DAY BEFORE FEBRUARY 14TH), I stumbled across The Glockenspiel Restaurant & Pub in Mount Angel http://www.glockenspielrestaura
- 190 East Charles Street
Mt. Angel, Oregon 97362
The 30 minute drive from Salem was enjoyable, but unfortunately there's not really much to do in Mount Angel
outside of Octoberfest. We were seated at the time we had reserved. I'm not sure if the management crammed more tables
in for this busy night, but my wife was back-to-back with the diner behind her. The restaurant was loud with conversation
and live guitar music.
Dinner started out with "Wurstplatte & Rotkohl: Bratwurst and smoked German sausage with Glockenspiel braised red cabbage, gherkins and coarse ground German mustard." The cabbage was a nice mix of sweet & sour. The German sausage was quite spicy (but good), & my wife liked the brat (I did not).
For our entrees we shared"Engelberg Chicken: Tender chicken breast sautéed and topped with a creamy Pacific crab and gorgonzola cheese sauce"
"Weiner Schnitzel : Hands down, our top seller! Hand breaded pork, fried to golden perfection and served with Chef Paul's famous savory brown sauce. Brighten it with a squeeze of fresh lemon"
The chicken was indeed tender & creamy. The schnitzel was perfectly fried & very easy to cut.
We chose spaetzle & skin-on mashed potatoes for our sides, & asparagus came standard.
The cocktails my wife had with dinner (Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop) were very strong but tasty. My Spaten was served cold in a tall glass.
If we hadn't been so full, we would have tried their dessert.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. If they hadn't been at capacity, they might have gotten 5 out of 5.
Our server was very attentive and accommodated our request to get out of there in under an hour.
We did not use the restroom, but the dining room was clean.