The best way to familiarize oneself with a different culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Europe with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of European fare and drinks at Castle Falls, located on North MacArthur Boulevard.
Castle Falls serves up fine European cuisine in a majestic, midcentury stone castle. Knights and ladies nibble on dishes from the menu's seasonally changing list of steaks, chicken, sausage, and more. An array of European-inspired appetizers go on exploratory missions into stomachs, sometimes confusing them for India: send a bavarian pretzel with dipping sauces ($9) or a hot bowl of beer cheese soup ($6) sailing into flat tummies. Patrons can raze royally prepared steaks such as an 8-ounce hand-cut filet ($32) and the 8-ounce Jaegar steak ($34). Pork tenderloin medallions replace the bourgeois bacon pendant you've been wearing for the past few months ($21). Side dishes such as garlic mashed potatoes ($6) and german spatzle noodles ($6) compliment meaty entrees.
Eaters at Castle Falls can customize the dining ambience with a choice of two rooms: the Cellar offers a casual ambiance while the Primrose's smartly clothed tables exude more elegance than a filet mignon-scented air freshener. The restaurant is open by reservation only on Thursday–Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. until the last reservation. Customers can book other times for an additional fee.
Sixty-four percent of Urbanspooners like Castle Falls:
- more refined touch to German food than the normal Bavarian offerings found in much of the States. The recipes come from the old Prussian area and display more finesse. As with usual German restaurants, the meats are king. All are well-prepared. – A Tevington, 12/29/08