My accomplice tells me he thinks his Zigeunerspiess tastes like Chinese food. He's right. The skewered pork morsels are complemented by julienne green pepper, onion, bacon and mushroom in a brown sauce not unlike something from the wok. Both dishes impress me for their lack of heaviness--a quality I have tended to associate with German food.

In fact, we still have room for dessert, if we can snag our waitress. She remembers us eventually and runs over. Strawberry dumplings sound great, but a thirty-minute wait doesn't. We bag that idea in favor of slices of Black Forest and Princess cakes. The former is lusciously laden with cream and cherries between layers of chocolate cake. The latter is rich with chocolate mousse filling. Frankly, they're just not that special. I see sweat-producing cakes like this in many restaurants. My heart was set on those dumplings.

Bavarian Point is the type of restaurant which could change anyone's mind about German food. It's cooking like this which could make you miss what you never had.

Location Info


Bavarian Point Restaurant

4815 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Category: Restaurant > German

Region: Mesa

Felsen Haus, 1008 East Camelback, Phoenix, 277-1119. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m., Sunday.

Bavarian Point, 4815 East Main, Mesa, 830-0999. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

chris: this one can go anywhere.

This explains why Oktoberfest is celebrated in September--something that's always confused me.

these go with first review.

"Every day we have our German food, our German music and over 32 kinds of German beer," she tells me.

The dish commemorates hog-butchering day and is likely to include delicacies like boiled headmeat, black pudding and liver dumplings.

Even a Teutonic ignoramus like me knows that German cuisine can reach a much higher form than what's achieved at Felsen Haus.

these go with second. thx, kim

Piping hot, loaded with creamed and whole peas and flavored with ham, this is pea soup that would comfort any expatriate. I adore it.

Bavarian Point is the type of restaurant that could change anyone's mind about German food.

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