Had the pleasure of dining with Friends at Black Forest Mill Sat evening Nov 11th. Pleasant atmosphere, accordian melodies soothing in the distance.Our waitress was attentive in every area but the thirst for water-this was neglected.The sausages were of a mouth watering texture and very tasty; however the schnitzel was a bit dry and overcooked which was disappointing.......Our friend looking forward to a good strudel found the pastry ordinary and tough; lacking the delicate flakiness of a true German Strudel. The experience was good but not extraordinare.
BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT Phoenix 2007 - Black Forest Mill - CLOSED
New ownership and a fresh makeover have re-energized the former German Corner restaurant, which reopened as Black Forest Mill earlier this year. With a spacious bar area (where there's a sports bar vibe), cozy dining rooms with curtain-draped booths and dark wood paneling, and even a small dance floor (there's live accordion music on Friday and Saturday nights), it's a refreshingly unpretentious and welcome addition to the increasingly upscale Arcadia neighborhood. From wiener schnitzel (veal cutlets) to Rheinischer sauerbrauten (Rhineland-style wine-and-vinegar-marinated sirloin with raisin sauce), the menu is chock full of old-fashioned German favorites. Entrees are available at lunchtime, too, but there's plenty of lighter midday fare, including goulash soup and bratwurst sandwiches. Of course, happy hour's the best time to go, when the beer is flowing and the workday's behind you. Relax, order up a frothy German brew, and give a nod to the cute, costume-clad fräulein across the room. Who needs Oktoberfest? The simple things in life are worth celebrating at Black Forest Mill.