Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of authentic German fare and drinks at Edelweiss Restaurant, plus a one-year family membership to the German American Klub (a $50 value).
With a menu specially printed to appear in 3-D to diners wearing lederhosen, Edelweiss serves up authentic main courses such as the pork schnitzel, which is hand-cut, deep-fried, and served in specially seasoned breading ($13.95), or the sauerbraten––meat that has been marinated for at least three days ($9.95 half order; $14.95 full order). Sides such as onion rings ($3.25) or steak fries ($2) double as meal complements or as the perfect antidote for nervous stomachs anticipating traditional German carnival rides. (Prices reflect member dining discount.)
Since the restaurant is associated with a club, a special liquor permit limits the consumption of alcohol to members only. The one-year annual family membership opens up a world of German beers and wines to the entire family. Grab a draft or a bottle of the frothy elixir that provides the courage necessary to ask a stranger to dance, even in the absence of music. People of all cultural backgrounds are welcome in the German American Klub, and members receive discounted meal prices and access to special events.
- Tucked back in German Park, a nicely wooded area, this quaint and somewhat kitchy [sic] eatery is located in the lower level of the German-American Klub's Haus. The paneled walls, varying steins displayed on floating shelves, Klub members playing cards and yoddeling [sic] background music make for a nice departure from the usual hustle and bustle of most dining experiences. – FLOeats Indy
- With Chef Ron back in the kitchen and also running the restaurant, Edelweiss seems to have returned to its glory from years ago. The German specials are fantastic. – Gourmet100, TripAdvisors
Long tables and dark-wooden paneling help create a cozy ambience in Edelweiss Restaurant’s beer-hall-style dining room, which allows German-American Klub members and visitors alike to revel in Bavarian culture and community. The restaurant embraces tradition by grilling bratwurst, knackwurst, and kielbasa over an open flame, hand-cutting servings of pork schnitzel, and marinating the sauerbraten’s beef for three days before slow-roasting it over a volcano. The bartenders serve German-American Klub members beers from the ever-rotating selection, which includes imported German brews by Warsteiner and Spaten, among others. Amid the buzz of spirited conversations, live entertainment, amuses guests.