I have been to The Gasthaus several times, but last weekend took the opportunity to enjoy the strawberry napoleon after dinner. This has to be the perfect dessert. It’s loaded with lots of out of this world textures and tastes. I’ve got a significant sweet tooth and have had many many years to sample some awfully fine desserts. I must say with great honesty that this was the BEST dessert I have ever had in my life! You can better believe I will be visiting more often. Congratulations on such fine work. Unfortunately from this point forward, all other desserts will pale in comparison.
The cream cheese and chocolate torte was incredible.
Comment by George West |
November 22, 2009
Is there any way to order a Bienenstich? We visited your restaurant after Thanksgiving when my mother-in-law was in town and spoke to a woman regarding this dessert. She stated that you sometime have this and I was hoping to be able to bring one back East to NJ for her big party she has every Xmas eve. I would pay in advance if needed. Please reply and let me know. I am also planning on stopping by this week to inquire personally.
Comment by Michal Partyka |
December 13, 2015
A Little Gasthaus History
On December 18th, 1993, after months of remodeling, the Greipel Family, all born and raised in Germany, except the oldest daughter Simone (born in London, England), finally opened the “Gasthaus” at its present location.
Executive chef/owner Michael Greipel together with Chef Jason Malone, create authentic dishes from Old World recipes. Annemarie Greipel, her daughter Simone, and granddaughter Molly, and friendly staff are responsible for taking care of the guests, many of them regulars.
Since opening in 1993, the menu has grown from a few items to a large selection. Everything is made from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Michael handpicks all his meats, fruits and vegetables daily. Annemarie and her daughter Nina make all the desserts daily, in house from family recipes.
While most of the entrees are ‘a la carte’, special requests are gladly accommodated after a short consultation with the chefs.
Parties and take-out orders are welcomed.
The Gasthaus can seat approximately 60-70 people. The décor, which includes two ‘Chalets,’ is a mixture of family pictures and personal items from the Greipel’s home in Germany (Bochum) and gifts from guests. A family member painted the two murals on the walls. The female servers, several of them from Germany or Europe, wear traditional Dirndl dresses.
The whole restaurant is available for private parties or special occasions. There has even been a real wedding in one of the ‘Chalets’. For many years ‘Wave 3’ TV (NBC affiliate) has broadcast a live show from the restaurant.
The Gasthaus Team has taken part in cooking demonstrations on TV as well as the ‘Home and Garden Show’.
The Gasthaus consistently receives positive reviews from newspapers and magazines. The ‘Guide to the Best Restaurants in America’ has named the Gasthaus ‘The Best German Restaurant’ in Louisville for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
People visit from all over America and the world, which the guest books confirm. The whole Gasthaus Team, many of them having been there since ‘day one,’ take great pride in everything they do.
The Gasthaus is conveniently located on the corner of I-264 (Watterson Express Way), Brownsboro Road and Rudy Lane. The address is 4812 Brownsboro Center, Louisville, Ky 40207. Opening hours are for dinner only, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 6pm until 9:30pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for large parties and on weekends! Please call 502-899-7177 to place a reservation.