A few years ago Donny & I had a late night meal at Cafe Steinhof, a German restaurant in Park Slope. They actually have a lot of vegetarian items on the menu, and at the time I chose the bread dumplings with mushrooms. I didn’t enjoy the meal very much, and since then I’ve avoided eating there. A group of us were wandering around the Slope a few weeks ago, and it was late enough that there were only a few places left open. One of them was Cafe Steinhof, and I was willing to give them another try. This time I got the potato roesti — a deliciously crisp and salty potato pancake. Unfortunately the roesti was sitting atop a “summer vegetable ragout,” in this case a terrible frozen vegetable medley. I will say that I had a delicious beer: Edelstoff, which has been brewed in Munich since 1328. Despite the excellent beer, I think I’ll be avoiding Cafe Steinhof for another few years.
Cafe Steinhof — 422 7th Ave