Wish you could visit Germany without the hefty price tag and travel restrictions?  Restaurant Edelweiss is a quaint and cozy German restaurant just minutes from downtown Bradenton. Enjoy truly authentic cuisine from freshly grated potato pancakes, homemade spaetzle, fork-tender Sauerbraten, and most popular of all, their famous Hunter Schnitzel. This German gem will make you feel as if you were sitting at a small village restaurant in Bavaria.


Chef Frank Hartmann, of Berlin, Germany has over 40 years’ experience in kitchens all over Europe. His love for cooking started with his “Oma” (grandmother in German) who was also a chef. “I remember always being with her in the kitchen,” he said.  “She taught me that cooking is more than food, it is an art.” Frank worked his way up to become a Master Chef owning several restaurants in the heart of Berlin. After moving to Florida, Chef Frank and partner Erica Wojcieszak opened Restaurant Edelweiss in 2012. With his pallet and her creative edge, Edelweiss has become one of Bradenton’s best restaurants.

So, get ready to eat, drink, “schunkel”, and yodel with live accordion music every Tuesday through Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Each Friday is Bavarian Night which includes two for one beer.

If you don’t have plans yet this Valentine’s Day, wine and dine that special someone at Edelweiss. For just $49 the evening includes live music, any two entrees, and a bottle of house wine (some exclusions apply). If you don’t want to dine in or just want to avoid the crowds, their newly renovated beer garden is spacious and perfect for outside dining this time of year.

Voted the best German restaurant in the area, preview their menu, visit their site or call 941.748.3838 for more information.  Restaurant Edelweiss is located at 611 Manatee Avenue E in Bradenton.

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