Yeah, you're right. I may be too generous with handing out stars, but I only give 1 or 2 stars if I had a really bad experience there. There are so many shitty places in the world that a decent average place that isn't anything special deserve 3 stars.
Brauhaus "Joh. Albrecht"
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Was there last thursday night and it was absolutely crowded. We managed to get a bar table, which wasn't one of the most comofortable seats since the chairs had no support to lean on. I had ratatouille filled baked potatoe gratinated in cheese and with creme fraiche. It was good, but not a stand out, but I wasn't disappointed. (They have better baked potatoes at other places in hamburg such as Kumpir in Sternschanze and for half the price too). All in all it was a nice evening. We got our food very quickly.
Edit: I was there again last friday with 3 friends. I had the vegetarian flammenkuchen. They used mushrooms from a can. I hate when restaurants don't use fresh mushrooms. Again, the restaurant was crowded, but neither food or service was more than average, so I lower it to 3 stars. We went to 15 restaurants and bars in hamburg iover the weekend and this was the worst of them. However it doesn't really say much since the rest of them were excellent.
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KuriosaRandoma, 13 July 2011:
Went here for lunch after hearing about it continuously from colleagues, who frequent this place for the schnitzel. Restaurant was basically empty at 12:30, we were served promptly and the food arrived in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, my schnitzel was not significantly bigger than Chicken McNuggets. Honestly - for 6.50 you can get a decent sized schnitzel at several other places within a 500m radius from this restaurant.
Besides the schnitzel, they have a dish of the day - my colleague's beef goulash looked really nice, so I'll surely come back here to try something other than the schnitzel. If you're in it for the meat n' crumbly, look elsewhere.
I went here for food last night. I'd been before but only for drinks so was looking forward to trying the food. The place was busy enough for a Sunday evening. Sat down at the table at 5:45 and ordered food and drinks. Drinks arrived quickly enough but then it went downhill. At 7:00 we still had no food. Our waitress noticed this and went to find out about our food and came back to tell us they forgot our order! As our hunger levels were high and we were in such a bad mood with the service we asked for the bill for the drinks so we could go somewhere else. The waitress apologised and didn't charge us for the drinks. In fairness, I don't think it was all her fault. There wasn't enough staff working for the amount of people in the place. All the staff that were working looked stressed out and were running all over the place serving people. This might have had something to do with their rudeness! If they had more staff working things would probably run more smoothly. I've family and friends visiting Hamburg next month and wanted to take them here but I'm not going to now. It's a shame because the place is really nice and the food that I did see on other tables looked really good.
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Things to know about this place: it's very centrally located, just around the corner from the Rathaus, it's actually open in the late evenings (unlike most places in this district), and it has really nice local beers (called Messing and Kupfer). The food is very decent as well.
That's a weird beer. I like it but in Germany it's surprising to taste one that is so much different than most others. The weizenbier here is a little sour but it is pleasant, refreshing. Still, I don't know if I want it again or not. The haxe is tasty and fresh, although not that big portion as it first seems. A bit expensive but I guess for that part of Hamburg it's ok.
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Joh. Albrecht is a large, central, brewery restaurant that serves predominantly German fare. I’ve only been once, and then only for the beer, which is very good. I keep on telling myself I should go and try their lunch menu, as it’s so close to where I work…
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Rathauspassage Unter dem Rathausmarkt 1, Im Zugang zum S- und U-Bahntunnel, 20095 Hamburg
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