Reviews

Love the Schnitzel!
It had been a long time since I had good German food, so I was pleasantly surprised with my meal. I had the pork schnitzel with red cabbage and spaetzle, it was delicious.
HarlansHollowFarms via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2017
Used to be Good. Not so much anymore ... read more
JJ JJ via google.com - Jun 12, 2017
Great meal. Last night for the Black Forest. Sourbraten was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Curtis Hillyer via google.com - Jun 3, 2017
The personnel were very friendly. We were made to feel as though we were the only customers there. The eating area was emaculate. Above all else, the food was fantastic, the serving size was excellent. I felt comfortably full. It was a very pleasant event for my wife and myself. Thank you very much...
Thomas Pritchett via google.com - Jun 3, 2017
Great food!
Tom Muirhead via google.com - May 30, 2017
GREAT GERMAN FOOD
Do you love to eat wiener schnitzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage and Black Forest Cherry Torte? If the answer is "yes" and you are near Hendersonville, NC area and wanting a super lunch or dinner, then this is the restaurant you need to eat at. Every time that we are in the area, this is the restaurant we eat at whet ... read more
578billyh via tripadvisor.com - May 26, 2017
Small restaurant with big flavor!
This is the second time we have had the pleasure of dining here. Both times, I enjoyed the food and walked out knowing that I had eaten too much! The restaurant is VERY small, but we have never had a problem getting seated. I don't know how it is at 12:00 in the afternoon, but we went around 1pm and there were two other couples there ... read more
hodgecarol via tripadvisor.com - May 22, 2017
If you like/love German food you'll ...
If you like/love German food you'll love this little place.  A small mom and pop place.  The food is constantly good, beer selection is ok.  They seem to have issues with keeping a server staff.  Always someone new at our table.  We keep going back for the food not the service.
Mark L. via yelp.com - May 20, 2017
We stopped on a road trip and loved ...
We stopped on a road trip and loved it. Everything was excellent. Top notch food and service.
Kathryn K. via yelp.com - May 12, 2017
Food is great, staff is friendly ...
Food is great, staff is friendly and took care of us. I recommend. This is real German food.
Thomas M. via yelp.com - May 11, 2017
Good Food
Recommended by a local merchant we dined at Black Forest. My husband was very pleased with his Beef Stroganoff- a hearty serving with homemade noodles. The rainbow trout was delicious! It was very quiet on a Tuesday evening. Overall a good meal.
mixaconsulting via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 2017
The food was delicious. The service was great. Oddly, there was big band music playing instead of
The food was delicious. The service was great. Oddly, there was big band music playing instead of traditional German music.
Carmen Elisabeth via facebook.com - Apr 23, 2017
Wonderful experience, went there ...
Wonderful experience, went there with a large group. Room for all and an excellent waitresses. All the food came out together and hot, not one complaint about food or service, prices reasonable too.
Mark L. via yelp.com - Apr 22, 2017
Delicious German cuisine!
mymunchiebutt via google.com - Apr 15, 2017
Love this place. If you want solid German food, this is the place!
Nancy Williard via google.com - Apr 8, 2017
Best German food in Hendersonville
The Black Forest Restaurant has been in business a very long time in Asheville. They have now moved to Hendersonville.The same wonderful food and service in an intimate setting.
Joyce B via tripadvisor.com - Apr 3, 2017
mediocre German food
Maybe German food is just not my thing, but I was unimpressed with this restaurant. The food was all beige in color with poor presentation. It was all covered in gravy and not appetizing.
Heather G via tripadvisor.com - Apr 2, 2017
Excellent food had filet tips in ...
Excellent food had filet tips in Gorgonzola sauce, to die for.  Also had chicken Parmesan German style excellent and and very good wiener snitzle?  Ambience is much better than Hausman Heidelberg ... read more
T B. via yelp.com - Mar 26, 2017
Authentic German food with great wait staff and service.
Kathy Rogers via google.com - Mar 18, 2017
Service was great. Food and wine were the best. I had lunch on Tuesday --best Ruben ever! -- and su
Service was great. Food and wine were the best. I had lunch on Tuesday --best Ruben ever! -- and supper on Thursday. This is definitely an A+ dining option. So convenient with a city parking lot across the street.
Alex M. Knight via facebook.com - Mar 17, 2017
The Best
Excellent service and the food and wine were wonderful. Was here for lunch on Tuesday - best Ruben ever -- back for supper on Thursday.
K3870RKalexk via tripadvisor.com - Mar 16, 2017
Not As Good As Before
We've eaten here twice before (upstairs) but this time the food wasn't hot and the items on the saurbraten plate were indistinguishable from one another. Huey Lewis & the News and Earth, Wind and Fire were blasting from the sound system. It will be awhile before we go back.
karenskelton7 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 15, 2017
Traditional German Dishes
When I came here last January with my German Family it was just delicious and we agreed that it would be really hard to top it.
PV321 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 12, 2017
Some very unique schnitzel dishes. The Berlin schnitzel was excellent. Also nice array of beers and Hendersonville hard ciders.
Alan Cooper via google.com - Mar 11, 2017
So, despite reading a review that borderlines early serial killer (ty for that Noah K. we had a good laugh), we decided to try Black Forest out. The place is small, and quaint, with warm wood and some appropriate German decor. The waitress (despite earlier mentioned review, or maybe due to) was very attentive and kind, and informed ... read more
Krys Earles via google.com - Mar 9, 2017
I want to thank the Black Forest for making our Saturday wonderful. The food was delciouse and and authentic my server Mackenzie was amazing. Very nolgiable and explained what schnitzel was so we didn't feel lost in our choices as we looked at the menu. We ate a early dinner sat as we just arrived in town but it was busy for the 4:30 ... read more
Corey Howell via google.com - Mar 6, 2017
Delicious!! And the people are very kind ... read more
John Simpson via google.com - Mar 5, 2017
Great Jager schnitzel, and Anthony's service was speedy and courteous as usual!
Great Jager schnitzel, and Anthony's service was speedy and courteous as usual!
Todd Robert Miller via facebook.com - Mar 3, 2017
Drove almost an hour and was worth every minute
My husband and I were looking for a place to eat that was different and within an hour's drive of our home. We chose the Black Forest in Hendersonville because my husband really likes good German food and I am just starting to experiment. We saw their overall rating and decided to give them a try. We were absolutely amazed. My husban ... read more
Diana M via tripadvisor.com - Feb 18, 2017
Perfection
If you are looking for fabulous authentic German and Eastern European style food, you will love this restaurant on 5th Avenue is awesome and I have never been disappointed, convenient parking across the street, homemade marbled rye, homemade sausages both you can order to take home to your family. I vote it the best Ruben in town and ... read more
dianeb1956 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 6, 2017
Best German food around. Love the ...
Best German food around. Love the food. Small place but they really know how to provide good service.
Amanda T. via yelp.com - Feb 5, 2017
The food is excellent. The portions and price are great. The atmosphere reminds me of Germany.
Sylvia Proctor via google.com - Feb 4, 2017
We were in town and ate out at ...
We were in town and ate out at several local restaurants.  This was by far the best.  Authentic German cuisine at it's best.  Great atmosphere.
Jesse D. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
New location, same great food
Was so disappointed last year when I came to North Carolina for vacation to find one of my favorite reseraunts in Ashville was no longer there. After an Internet search I found that after 40 in Ashville, the Black Forest German Resteraunte had relocated to 5th Ave in Hendersonville. Had lunch there today and the joy is back. Great fo ... read more
hstucky via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2017
The food we got was fantastic! True German cuisine, in a quaint little restaurant. Can't wait to go
The food we got was fantastic! True German cuisine, in a quaint little restaurant. Can't wait to go back and try something else.
Leanne Doty via facebook.com - Jan 12, 2017
nice find on 5th
New to area, Trying out restaurnats. Plenty I wll not go back to. Black Forest is not one of them. Delightful and cozy and everyone around us loved their dinner including me.
baggage21 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 4, 2017
Big miss this night!
Normally a great restaurant. It was New Year's Eve BUT we had a reservation so they knew we were coming. Server was disappointing; several misses; lots of excuses! Group of 8! I had to leave early and told server up front where upon she told me that I would have to keep track of the time; she was too busy! So, I order the special and ... read more
kyagerhofer via tripadvisor.com - Jan 1, 2017
Outstanding! Really glad we gave this place a try. Both the service and the food were superb. ... read more
Pam Harmon via google.com - Dec 30, 2016
The food and atmosphere here are truly excellent. The staff is polite, and the ambiance is to die for. While a bit pricey, that is to be expected of a place in the downtown area of a prominent WNC city. This is a must-see if you at all like German food in Hendersonville, and blows places like House Heidelberg out of the water.
Chris Rutledge via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Love This Place
I am so glad this location is open now that the Arden location closed. The food is better than ever. Very authentic German atmosphere as well.
michaelj318 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2016
Quaint German restaurant!
Visited for a late lunch last week for the first time. Found the setting to be charming with great service. We ordered the special for the day which was chicken schnitzel with cherry topping and my husband had the bratwurst. Food was good but was only warm which certainly detracted from overall taste.But we will certainly try another ... read more
cherie51 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2016
Great food, great service. The portions are generous. Food came out quickly too.
Great food, great service. The portions are generous. Food came out quickly too.
Mark Coffin via facebook.com - Dec 17, 2016
Not at all what I expected. The interior decor had me feeling almost like i was back at some little town restaurant in Germany, and the food matches. Not too much as far as variety goes, but if you're looking for a delicious and classic German restaurant experience, this is the place to be.
Brian Wisecarver via google.com - Dec 8, 2016
Great food! True German food. Very very good. Portions a bit on the small side. Would recommend a try!
Shannon Ferguson via google.com - Dec 4, 2016
Food was great as usual, this is our second time at this location, service. Was outstanding, and. Be assured the food is home made very tasty only complaint no bread at lunchtime ... read more
Daniel Gehl via google.com - Dec 4, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered! While it did seem to take a little long for our order to be prepared, I felt that it was worth the wait -- artisan bread, fresh ingredients. It was delicious. I loved the German Burrito and the others in our party raved over the Reuben sandwich.
Michele Hester via google.com - Nov 30, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered! While it did seem to take a little long for our order
We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered! While it did seem to take a little long for our order to be prepared, I felt that it was worth the wait -- artisan bread, fresh ingredients. It was delicious. I loved the German Burrito and the others in our party raved over the Reuben sandwich.
Michele White Hester via facebook.com - Nov 30, 2016
Worth the wait
We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered! While it did seem to take a little long for our order to be prepared, I felt that it was worth the wait -- artisan bread, fresh ingredients. It was delicious. I loved the German Burrito and the others in our party raved over the Reuben sandwich.
Michele H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 29, 2016
Having a mother-in-law who is a great German cook and having much exposure to many German clubs and
Having a mother-in-law who is a great German cook and having much exposure to many German clubs and their food over the years, this restaurant was one of the best. Enjoyed our visit!
Vick Keith via facebook.com - Nov 28, 2016
Cozy atmosphere, friendly service and the best German food I've ever had.
Cozy atmosphere, friendly service and the best German food I've ever had.
Assaf Weinberg via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2016
Stopped for lunch on Saturday to ...
Stopped for lunch on Saturday to try since the Hendersonville Rd. Location has closed. Too bad. Restaurant is small and quaint with good beer offerings. Ordered schnitzel Berlin (veal) with potato salad and red cabbage. Was served pork schnitzel with potato salad and sauerkraut. My wife ordered the sausage platter, bratwurst, but was ... read more
Bill K. via yelp.com - Nov 19, 2016
Not as good as they were in Arden. Another German restaurant nearby tastes much more authentic.
Jonathan E. Temple via google.com - Nov 14, 2016
Phenomenal. We had the pork chop ...
Phenomenal. We had the pork chop special and rahm schnitzel. Both were fabulous. I never post reviews so I was impressed seriously with their food. The German potato salad was delicious as well. I highly recommend this place!
Shawn D. via yelp.com - Nov 12, 2016
Authentic German food
Fresh ingredients and authentic preparations. Friendly waiter. The schnitzel Berlin and the Sauerbraten were great choices served with red cabbage and spatzle. We shared an apple strudel. Our lunch with two beers came to $32 before tip.
Judy S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 11, 2016
We stumbled upon this restaurant ...
We stumbled upon this restaurant (thank you, Yelp!) while driving through on I-26 on a Friday evening, and just looking for a place for dinner.What a pleasant surprise!!! The place is on the smaller size, however it is pleasant and service is friendly and efficient.The food? Oh, my! It was as good as German/Austrian can get! And that ... read more
Bogdan C. via yelp.com - Nov 8, 2016
Great Schnitzel
Try the schnitzedl Berlin, with onions and apples, ti was very good. Small restaurant on side street off of Main with good parking/ The black forest cherry torte was also very good. Good selection of German beers.
doncord via tripadvisor.com - Oct 27, 2016
The food was phenomenal! The wait ...
The food was phenomenal! The wait staff was superb! We we hungry and looking for something different in Hendersonville. This really hit the spot.
Christine N. via yelp.com - Oct 22, 2016
HALF & HALF
Very disappointed in the dry cutlet, however sauerkraut & bratwurst were very good. Friends love their reubens for lunch.
weluveurope via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2016
Absolutely delicious food. Always ...
Absolutely delicious food. Always look for a German restaurant in my travels and this one did not disappoint. The schnitzel was delish, thinly pounded and perfectly fried. The spätzle was light and fluffy and the selection of German wines perfect. The only things missing were German fried potatoes and cucumber salad.  German burrito ... read more
Paddi C. via yelp.com - Oct 14, 2016
The food was authentic German and portions were plentiful. The wine complimented the food perfectly
The food was authentic German and portions were plentiful. The wine complimented the food perfectly. The wait staff were attentive and gave great suggestions. Anyone wanting authentic schnitzel and spatzal this is the place.
Paddi Ciranni via facebook.com - Oct 13, 2016
Great German Food
The food here is excellent, best we have ever tried. Everything was fresh and generous portions. Would return here often and recommend to all my friends.
Monica W via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2016
Beyond Delicious!! Everything made ...
Beyond Delicious!! Everything made from scratch. My husband enjoyed their Reuben on homemade marbled rye. I had Rahm Snitzel with red cabbage & German potato salad. The Rahm sauce was the best I've ever had! And our server Anthony made the whole experience even better! Outstanding!!
Sherri P. via yelp.com - Oct 5, 2016
We had a very nice Sunday lunch there--impressive food and service!
We had a very nice Sunday lunch there--impressive food and service!
Charlie Faure via facebook.com - Oct 3, 2016
Best schnitzel I have had this side of the Atlantic. Team that with Anthony's supreme service and
Best schnitzel I have had this side of the Atlantic. Team that with Anthony's supreme service and it was one of the better choices I have made this week.
Hope Yeung via facebook.com - Sep 30, 2016
Excellent service and even better food. Best German food around. Everything is very fresh and homemade. Definitely coming back!
Betsy Morchak via google.com - Sep 29, 2016
When I travel to the western North Carolina area, it is a must to stop in for the delicious food! T
When I travel to the western North Carolina area, it is a must to stop in for the delicious food! The service is excellent and the food is 2nd to none! I love the Ruben 's! Worth the trip to downtown Hendersonville.
Dan Lafever via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2016
The food here is consistently fabulous. Thanks George for providing my wife and I a great place to
The food here is consistently fabulous. Thanks George for providing my wife and I a great place to celebrate regularly.
Brian LeNoir via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2016
Not coming back till u bring back my favorite dessert (it was caramel custard like) ... read more
Janna Moran via google.com - Sep 20, 2016
Great food! potato salad was wonderful!
Great food! potato salad was wonderful!
Tracey Haswell via facebook.com - Sep 18, 2016
We had an outstanding dining experience. Our waitress was knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was excellent and I also would recommend their dessert. We had such a good time.
LEE KRIENKE via google.com - Sep 18, 2016
Not coming back till u bring back my favorite dessert (it was caramel custard like) ... read more
Janna E via google.com - Sep 18, 2016
Dinner before theatre
Magnificent!!! Lots of ambiance, wonderful menu selections. For those needing gluten free, lots of selections are easily adapted. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly......loved the pastrami!! Parking is easy as there is a parking lot right across the street-free after 6 pm!!
slittle10 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 12, 2016
Food and service were superb! Cozy authentic atmosphere.
Food and service were superb! Cozy authentic atmosphere.
Michelle Morrison via facebook.com - Sep 9, 2016
Wonderful authentic German Food
The Black Forest is a great German restaurant. They have a large selection of German beers as well as American beer. They also have a selection of wines. The food was very good. The Schnitzle and Wursts was fantastic. The red cabbage was very authentic and the German style potato salad was spot on. My wife and I shared the Black Fore ... read more
colabear605 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 7, 2016
Food was good. Service was soooooo slow. We counted 6 different people get up and leave because the
Food was good. Service was soooooo slow. We counted 6 different people get up and leave because they didn't even get a drink order. Next time we'll come during the off time ... read more
Mark Dill via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2016
Lunch/Dinner Take Your Choice
The time was late for lunch but early for dinner so we were given both menus and the opportunity to choose. Fortunately we were the only patrons dining at this peculiar time on Saturday. Our waitress was patient when describing the various dishes and we settled on schnitzels for lunch - all three were delicious. Beer was substantive ... read more
JHannah426 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 1, 2016
If you're looking for German food in WNC, look no further. ... read more
Jamie Gilpin via google.com - Aug 27, 2016
Great service, great food, great prices.
Joshua Thomsen via google.com - Aug 15, 2016
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