~Review by Chuck Bradley
At the urging of some internet acquaintances, I gave Gerry Frank's Konditorei another test drive today.
I had a Panini Chicken Sandwich and a cup of Vegetable Barley Soup. As requested, my soup was presented first. It was indeed served in a cup. By the time it reached my table the soup had slopped over onto the saucer and covered my spoon handle. An inconvenience my napkin solved without difficulty. In fairness, I understood it was a meatless soup when I ordered it, but its flavor would have been much enhanced by the addition of some beef. What little barley existent had been cooked to disintegration? The soup gets a “D”.
The sandwich was very good. It had grilled Chicken Breast Meat and Sweet Basil covered Provolone Cheese nicely grilled on Panini Bread. The Basil really set off what would otherwise have been a Ho-Hum sandwich. It was served with Salt and Pepper Kettle-type Chips and an Orange wedge. It gets a “B+”.
The service was friendly. I like a leisurely lunch with a good book. When the place started to get busy, I got a couple of “How are you doing here?” gentle “bum’s rush” inquiries. Recognizing that my activity may be better suited for the library than a busy restaurant, this was probably not inappropriate. This is a nice place where folks come for special gatherings. Given that, I guess what I have, in the past, considered extortive high prices, can be justified.
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am -11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm
310 Kearney SE
Salem, Oregon 97302