After eating in a college cafeteria all semester I was really looking for some good Columbus eats and oh my goodness have I found the spot! This might be my new obsession.
When you first walk into Alpine it has a comfortable yet classy vibe. The wood accents and brick walls make it feel cozy but the decor is just a little more upscale looking. The wood was gorgeous and the details around the room made it a more interesting place to look around. I particularly liked the horse art on the walls and the piano at the back of the room.
Often in German Village, I find that restaurants try to pack as many tables as possible into a really tiny room but this place was really spacious, while still maintaining a good amount of seating. I was also surprised at the reasonable prices given the classy look of the place.
I thought the atmosphere was nice but the food was just downright amazing. We went for an early lunch and I left so so stuffed. I got the grilled cheese and at first, I was a little hesitant to order it because I thought I was boring. This grilled cheese was anything but boring. It had goat cheese, arugula, and blueberry jam on it. It was grilled perfectly and just melted in my mouth.
Chelsea got “the Schnitz” which was a huge piece of schnitzel on a house-made kaiser bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a secret sauce. The sandwich was so big she was cutting off all the schnitzel that hung outside the bun and was full before she even got to the rest of the sandwich. The portions were totally worth the price. The lunch items also came with amazing french fries served in super cute little fry baskets. They were fried really lightly so they felt almost fluffy when I bit into them.
We also got a side of their German potato salad because how can you go to a German restaurant and not get the German potato salad? It was delicious. It was the first time I had a warm potato salad and I was not disappointed.
Brad got the Alpine burger which was loaded with house-made pastrami, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and served on a house-made kaiser bun. This burger came stacked high and had to be cut in half to be eaten. These portions are no joke.
Alpine is located at 525 S. Fourth St. in German Village. They’re open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re open for dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit their page here for more info.