From Our Editors
When Süppenkuche is simply too deafening and Walzwerk leads you to believe the Stasi may actually be spying on you, there is Schmidt’s, the Mission’s other German restaurant, noted for its laid-back ambience and house-cured sausages. Ordinary pints give way to half-liters of imported German brews – but don’t overlook the extensive wine list, either – and large, communal tables make Schmidt’s a great choice for birthdays or for getting to know your neighbor. It’s otherwise a traditional Deutsche haus that pulls no punches, churning out schnitzel and apfelstrudel that would be recognizable to any actual German. And of course, service is remarkably efficient, as is the usual Teutonic way.