Happily married...couple of great kids
Food is good. I don't like the up selling job the waiters do on you for everything you order. Order wine, they have a better suggestion. Order the seafood appetizer, they recommend a bigger better one.
When you're with a client and they up sell you, you feel like a real schmuck if you don't concede and go with their recommendations.
I'll stick with Ruth's Chris for a great meal and knowledgable wait staff.
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Commissary, Germantown...good pie.
We went to Mary's German Restaurant, recently for dinner. Have to say that it was nothing remarkable, but it was expensive. $110 including tip for 2 kids and 2 adults, no appetizers, no alcohol 3 soft drinks 1 water and 1 desert. Too much money for ok food and poor atmosphere. The mashed potatoes had that unforgettable taste of "instant mashed" mixed in with them.
I've been to Germany many times and Mary's didn't remind me of any of the great dinners I had while I was there.
In this article Klaus says: "No one makes sauerkraut or red cabbage in Germany in a restaurant. Or spätzle. That's only for home cooking. It's all special stuff"
Sorry but this is not true. Every German restaurant I ever ate at in the Bonn and Cologne area, had this on the menu. That's what Germans love and eat.
Unfortunately' Mary's still has that big ugly take out counter that Petra Cafe had when they occupied this space. Looks like Mary just moved in and started cooking. I'm not trying to be critical, but really, Mary should have remodeled the place, at least a bit.
We were really looking for a restaurant to come back to. There was "something about" Mary's, that was missing for us.
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