From Our Editors
German Cuisine | German Wine and Beer | Communal Seating | Oktoberfest Celebrations | Vegetarian Options
- Appetizer: pickled herring with apples, potatoes, and onions
- Entree: venison medallions in red-wine-and-plum sauce with red cabbage
- Entree (vegetarian): cheese spätzle in onion-butter sauce
Where to Sit: There aren't any private booths at Suppenküche. Instead, the dining room hosts several long communal tables, where different parties often sit right next to each other.
While You're Waiting: Order a glass of riesling or a round of German or Austrian beer. For "those with a supreme thirst to quench," Frommer's suggests Das Boot, a 2-liter boot-shaped glass filled with brew.
When to Go: Scour Suppenküche's Facebook page for upcoming events, especially its annual Oktoberfest celebration or anniversary party in May. During these times, visitors are rewarded with dinner and drink specials, entertainment, and festive decor.
Spätzle: a soft egg noodle or dumpling that's popular in many German-speaking countries.
Schnitzel: a thin cutlet of meat—often veal or pork—that's typically battered and fried.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Check out the latest paintings, sculptures, and prints on display at FIFTY24SF Gallery (218 Fillmore Street).
After: Enjoy another pint while delving into the seedy underbelly of the noir films screening at Noir Lounge (581 Hayes Street).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Savor more German brews and locally sourced cuisine at Biergarten (424 Octavia Street), Suppenküche's sister restaurant.