German restaurant where it's Oktboberfest year round
If German food is what you want, The Alpenhaus Restaurant is the place for you. Of course, if good food and good times are what you want, it is also the place for you. Husband-and-wife team Jeff Yenter and Manuela Young started the German eatery last year in the space formerly occupied by 59 Bank Street—with Yenter personally building out the interior to exude an authentic Alpian feel.
With an upstairs, street-level dining room and lower level bar (Steinbock Tavern), Aplenhaus has a variety of offerings. The menu itself has the German touch. Small plates include Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmuss, Leberwursthäppchen mit Senf, and Geräucherte Lachsplatte—potato pancakes, pork liverwurst, and smoked salmon. The main dishes have just as many consonants but larger portions: Ungarisches Kesselgulasch (Hungarian goulash), Hühnchen Paprikasch (chicken in a pepper cream sauce), and Flensburger Lachsfilet (baked salmon). And of course there are schnitzels, which need no translation. And for the non-meat eaters, Alpenhause offers a very tasty Gemüsepfannkuchen (vegetable crêpe).
We are in full Oktoberfest season—which these days tends to start in September and zoom right to Thanksgiving. But at a place like Alpenhaus, it is Oktboberfest all year round.
The Alpenhaus Restaurant
59 Bank St.,
New Milford, CT