Schnitzel Frankfurt Style, Fried Potatoes, Green Sauce
Homemade Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes
Apple Strudel, Cinnamon, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Crème Anglaise
Popular amongst tourists, Adolf Wagner – or Apfelwein Wagner as many know it – came highly recommended by trusted sources as a place for quality Hessen Fare, and at lunch on Monday the typically raucous space was thankfully calm with most guests either businessmen or the elderly.
Located in Sachsenhausen district, an area just south of the Main River, it is through a large Beer garden that guests navigate to the Restaurant itself, the presence of bilingual servers as well as menus most fortunate and a layout across two rooms offering plenty of space at one of several communal tables.
Producing Apple Wine through an entirely organic process since 1931, and even offering the bottled Beverage via online website, it was with a 2€ glass in hand that choices were perused and appetite gauged, large portions and low prices no doubt an aspect of Wagner’s appeal.
Playing traditional music overhead, the heavily wooded space interestingly wrapped around a large tree growing at the center, it was with decisions made that a heavily tattooed server soon brought a bowl of Green Sauce, the sourness and Herbs more pronounced that what was served at Zum Eichkatzerl and the Apfelwein also better thanks to more crispness plus developed vinegary notes.
Waiting perhaps fifteen minutes for Food, a pair of older Women fluent in English making conversation that unfortunately turned to American Politics, it was with good timing that two plates arrived simultaneously, the “Frankfurt Style” Pork Schnitzel more thickly breaded than some, perhaps to stand up to the Green Sauce, while Fried Potatoes were buttery, soft and liberally salted.
Moving next to Bratwurst, both the half-meter Sausage and accompanying Sauerkraut made on-site, suffice it to say that both on their own were enjoyable while the combination was fantastic, an adjective equally applicable to Cinnamon Apples nestled between Pastry Leafs alongside Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream and Crème Anglaise.