Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn
The core of Black Forest's appeal is the summertime beer garden and the dark, woodsy interior. It puts on a major show for Oktoberfest. 


Type: European

Price: $$$

Features: Entertainment, Kid-friendly, Late Night Dining, Notable, Outdoor Dining, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Dinner, Lunch

Neighborhood(s): Eat Street, Minneapolis

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Dinner— $30

(For two people, choose one appetizer and entree per person, and a dessert to split.)

Appetizer (Choose one per person):

  • Lentil and Spaetzel Salad
    Lentils and spaetzel noodles, with parsley and field greens, tossed in a refreshingly tart lemon olive-oil dressing
  • Ham & Sauerkraut Balls
    Blend of ham, cheese, and sauerkraut, breaded and deep-fried. Three balls, served with homemade mustard.

Entrée (Choose one per person):

  • Sauerbraten (small order)
    Beef Tenderloin, marinated for several days in a vinegar brine, roasted, sliced, served in gravy with spaetzel noodles.
  • Onion Tart
    Flat tart made with caramelized onions and mild farmer's cheese. Served wit ha green salad.
  • Bratwurst with Potato Salad
    Bratwurst, made from scratch, served with deli rye bread, Black Forest German potato salad, and homemade mustard.

Dessert (To split):

  • Apple Strudel
    Sugared and spiced fresh apples, raisins, and sliced almonds rolled in a crisp, handmade flaky strudel dough. Served with fresh Pride of Main Street whipped cream.

From Black Forest Inn

What better way to celebrate Restaurant Week than with a trip to Germany via south Minneapolis? Located in the heart of Eat Street, the Black Forest Inn has been serving up authentic German fare - including bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel, and spaetzel - using time-honored recipes and techniques since 1965.

During Restaurant Week, the Black Forest Inn will be serving a three-course dinner menu for $30 for two, featuring house specialties and best-sellers. Whether you dine inside the restaurant or outside in the cozy Beer Garden, this family-owned business shows that Germans really do have a fun side.

A friendly reminder: reservations are recommended, so be sure to book a table early.