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Jagerhof Schnitzel House

71 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M2E5
Tel: (604) 980-4316
  • Cuisine: Continental, Eastern European, European, German
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Features: Live entertainment
  • Hours: Mon: Closed, Tue - Sat: 11AM - 1:30PM & 5PM - 10PM, Sun: 5PM - 5PM
  • Chef and owner Alex Doubrava of the Jagerhof Schnitzel House has been satisfying customers with authentic German food for over 22 years. With the atmosphere of an authentic Bavarian inn, The Jagerhof Schnitzel House provides a large variety of Schnitzelss. The restaurant offers a selection of European specialties as well.

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Fantastich!
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I went to Jagerhof after passing it by for over a decade. I am sorry I missed out for so long! The place is very kitschy on the inside with deer antlers on the wall, pictures of Hapsburgs, muttonchopped military officers, and hunting scenes. I think it is supposed to look like an Austrian hunting lodge. Jagerhof means hunting lodge, huntsman's house, etc., more or less.

Judging by the large numbers of rotund German-types (and curiously, quite a few Chinese) in the place I think it must be the real deal. I had the Jagerhof Schnitzel, which as a previous reviewer remarked, has a kind of mushroom gravy. It also had the usual sides of pickled red cabbage and roasted potato pieces. It was awesome, and I greedily ate it up, washed down by a Warsteiner.

My friends had various kinds of sausage, with the same sides and they too were excellent. One adventurer in our group had a schnitzel with salmon and it was like a cross between schnitzel and salmon Wellington. Sounds weird but it worked!

The service is slow, mostly because there aren't enough servers, and the ambience is comfortable. The music alternated between polka favourites and 80's rock which was jarring, but not too much.

I finished with palatschinken, a desert that was a pair of crepes, one with cheese, one with apricot preserve. It was great.

Definitely a great place to get your schnitzel on!

Recommended.

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Terrible value for mediocre wiener schnitzel and small portions…
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

I've had better at this restaurant, but maybe that was before it changed hands. What a disappointment!

The breading was bland and the overall effect was not crispy, but soft and totally unappetizing. The meat was pounded so thin that it was only about 1 millimetre thick. There were no more than 5 small pieces of homefried potato underneath it. It was far too expensive at $17 for so little food on the plate and poorly prepared food at that! I would go so far as to say that it was shockingly terrible. I took a photo on my cell phone of the wiener schnitzel dish I ordered.

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Good value and good food
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2008 - 11:09am [Dine in]

It's been awhile since we had dinner at Jagerhof Schnitzel House.

For $80.00 we had small Caesar salad, 1 Jagerhof platter, 1 Canadiana schnitzel, 1 apple strudel and a litre of imported wine. The food was very well prepared. The platter consisted of 1 Bratwurst, 1 smoked pork chop and mushroom schnitzel, pan fried potatoes, red cabbage and sauerkraut. The Canadiana schnitzel was stuffed with cheddar cheese and ham and also came with the potatoes and cabbage. The schnitzels were nice and crisp on the outside but tender and moist on the inside. The schnitzels come in two sizes so if you are not too hungry or have a small appetite you could order the small size.

The service was good. We were seated promptly and our waitress was pleasant and checked back to see that everything was okay.

The ambiance was decent. It has a very European feel to it. It's nice that there is good space between the tables so you are not listening to the next tables conversation.

My husband said that he thinks the portions have been cut back somewhat from what they used to be but it is still good value for the money.

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Make Reservations or You`re Not Getting In
By mitchipoo of Westend (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

We took the seabus over just after Christmas to check out Jagerhof and were told that there were no tables available, on Sunday nights if you don`t have a reservation you`re out of luck. We decided to try again for my mom`s birthday. I made the reservation two weeks in advance to just to be on the safe side. Our reservation was for 5:30, we were seated immediately, the staff was very friendly and welcoming.

For starters we tried the escargot, rosti with trout and the charcuterie. All were delicious, the trout and rosti was lovely with a nice bit of mixed greens. The escargot were flavourful and well cooked. The charcuterie was very nice, could maybe have used a couple extra pieces of bread, there were three sliceso of each cheese (the cheese was amazing, so rich and creamy) and a prosciuotto and a dried beef with nice unsalted butter, gerkins and pickled onions. I would have been quite happy to have the charcuterie and a bowl of soup.

However, of course we each ordered schnitzel, three of us had the jagerhof schnitzel, my sister had the expo and someone tried the Thuringer bratwurst. The schnitzel was perfectly prepared, huge, almost covered the entire plate but lovely and thin and crisp. The mushroom sauce was served on the side as to not turn the schnitzel soggy. The panfried potatoes were very nice and the mixture of carrots, peas and leeks was delicious, very nicely done. The black forest cake is not prepared in the traditional style but was rich and delicious.

The decor is a bit over the top...I think they`re going for rustic german lodge feel, but it is also very homey and comfortable. I can`t praise the staff enough, so friendly and accommodating. We`ll be back for sure.

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comfort food at it's finest
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

whenever i am in the lonsdale area, i always make a point of stopping by jagerhof for lunch. there are usually daily specials and the schnitzel cannot be beat. it's always lightly breaded and pan fried to perfection. sides that i have eaten included really crispy and tender potatoes fried in butter. i've had some meatball soup there that was also very good. service is friendly and attentive. there is just something warm and fuzzy about eating schnitzel and potatoes.

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Wonderful Schintzels
By Sundown of North Vancouver (41 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 11:20am [Dine in]

After living on the North Shore for 18 years I finally went to the Jagerhof Restaurant. For years I have heard people raving about this place and finally remembered it and decided to go. I was excited because I heard about it so much.

The Jager Schnitzel was incredible - huge, nice and crispy and juicy and the red cabbage that came with it was perfect - not acidy or bitter at all. It cost $19.95 for a plate of schnitzel served with potatoes and red cabbage and with a ceasar salad (it was a set menu as it was New Years).

The only complaints I had was I was very disappointed in the ceasar salad. I thought it would be incredible with a lot of garlic in it but it had no garlic flavor at all, it was bland (I think they made the dressing too far in advance because ceasar dressing really should be made just before serving otherwise it loses flavor fast). But that I understand - the bad part was there was way too much salad dressing in the ceasar salad. The salad was swimming in the dressing. So badly that no one at our table finished their salad and all said the same thing (this was 6 people)

The only other thing they could improve on was - the waitress was very slow in taking our order - she didn't take it until after we were sitting there for 40 minutes (I was tempted to leave and go elsewhere). And, if you want water, don't expect it to be automatically serviced we had to ask for water otherwise it wasn't standard to be given when you sit.

Other than the slow service and no water and salad, that is the best schnitzel I have ever had. Yes, I probably will go again but now I know not to order the ceasar salad.

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Where else in Vancouver can you get authentic German?
By Centauri of Vancouver (33 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

German cuisine is not exactly internationally renowned as being of exceptional creativity. I've been to Germany a couple of times, and while that does NOT qualify me as an expert, I found many of the things I ate there to be present at the Jagerhof. Cheeses, cured meats, schnitzel (naturally), meat-heavy dishes and breads and potatoes; what North Americans would call 'comfort food'. It is cooked very well here - everything has always arrived very hot, not at all greasy or oily, and the number of authentic dishes they have is a real delight. I took my good German friend one day, and he said it was a lot like what he had back home, and well done at that - so there's a positive endorsement!

The atmosphere is nice; it has a lot of historical pictures of the old Hapsburg rulers, military officers, and many traditional elements you might find in a German hunting lodge. Pair this with copious amounts of excellent German beer (both on tap and in a bottle), and it's very hard not to kick back and enjoy yourself.

Service is pretty solid; nothing fantastic, but waitresses have always been helpful and attentive, and fairly quick in getting everything done.

Perhaps most important to mention is the fact that there is nowhere (to my knowledge) besides this place that serves nothing but 'real' German food. If you want to diversify your palette, and experience what many North Americans would call 'good home cooking', definitely try this place.

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this place is just ok at best. Crispy schnitzels tho.
By redfish of Richmond (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

Tried this place for the first time..Schnitzels crispy but very bland. Large selection of types. Service friendly but inefficient and forgetful. Oh and what is with having to stand in the tiny corridor when paying by charge card...? Very antiquated tacky decor including the white vinyl place mats. And for over $18 for our schnitzels we were expecting more than a spoonful of red cabbage as a veg.! Not a very balanced meal that is for sure. Spatzle were good, potatoes passable. Only reason it is busy is that there are so few places with German food in this metore area.

Still missing the Schnitzel house, Budapest and it's later incarnation, the Danube!

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Octoberfest dinner
By victory66 of Burnaby (35 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant with a group of 4 women. We chose this restaurant for our yearly Octoberfest dinner, since the one from last year was not great. We were seated, not so promptly, even though we had reservations. Two of the women were in earlier than myself and one other, and were ignored twice by the hostess, even though both tried to tell her they had reservations. They were seated just before our arrival. The restaurant was busy, but not that busy, but it seemed to take a long time to get water and the waitress left right away, without taking a drink order. About 10 minutes later the waitress returned and we placed our order for a bottle of wine and our dinner orders. The wine was brought, but it wasn't the one we ordered, but we were satisfied and accepted the change. The dinners arrived and they were decent, flavourful, but I did find that the amount of food was small in consideration of the prices. I was still hungry so had the Death by Chocolate dessert and this was absolutely decadent. The cake was rich and the icing was a deep, dark chocolate. Absolutely the best part of dinner! Will I return.... not likely.

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Great Date Night!
By kiraregnier of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:02am [Dine in]

My boyfriend took me to the Jagerhof for a date night and it was great! Our waitress was really good and the food was incredible. The veal dumpling soup was so flavourful and delicious and the stuffed schnitzel I ordered was to die for! I will definitely go back :)

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Oh my yummy
By deegsnana of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

We went here when my son and daughter in-law were here for her birthday and she is from Berlin and was wanting some real German food.I looked this place up and we decided to try it and it was so worth it!!The food was so tender and our waitress was fabulous...I will be taking more family and friends there again!!

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Ooom Paaa Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa................
By Blade Runner of North Van (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:47am [Dine in]

Jagerhof almost sounds like a German swear word for someone who's not happy.
My wife and I ate there last week and we were somewhat Jagerhoffed!
The food was barely OK. My food arrived, the ham looked like it was left over from Thanksgiving. The schnitzel wasn't bad. The bratwurst was uneventful.
The service was certainly unenthusiastic..my wife thought the waitresses looked either very tired or hungover....maybe they were not happy to be there?
Now lets talk about seating...there are about 4 tables on the northside of the restaurant. They would be the decent tables, all the rest would be cold and cafeteria- like.
The best way to describe Jagerhof is the way it appears to be run - Who cares.

Dear Jagerhof Schnitzel House;
You look sad and tired, maybe you should take a short vacation, come back and spend a little money on yourself. We'd like to come back and visit one day....

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Amazing food!
By FF44 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 30, 2009 - 2:06am [Dine in]

Amazing and incredible schnitzels. I've never had better, and the food portions, especially if you get dinner size, are incredibly filling! Although weekends tend to get very busy, I generally decide to come during the day or weekdays in order to receive my food fast and efficient. The restaurant is very cozy, and the prices very reasonable, however, it is the food that tops everything in comparison. Every part about the schnitzel and extras are definitely worth putting up with any small annoyances, if any, and I would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and family! A+!

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Schnitzel Success
By montealto of burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is a well kept secret, at least for us it was. Now it is a favourite. The food is fresh,generous and very tasty.
The only downside for us on each occasion has been the quality of service. The waitress...sometimes two,but only at peaktimes on special holidays,like Mothers Day... is sometimes polite,not particularly welcoming,a little preoccupied. And slow!!! You could have another meal in another restaurant and come back after ordering and it would still not have arrived. Too popular? Too many customers. The last time we came, with reservation, a customer far back in the line-up at the door, was admitted and served immediately...no reservation, but she knew the chef!
Customers here, for the most part, love the food so much that they put up with a lot of inadequacies. But there will be a limit. Keep up the great food, Jagermeister, but don't forget... or abuse... your clientele! Prosst!

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Meh
By lotusmud81 of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

Food:
I had the plain schnitzel and it was tasty with a bit of fresh lemon juice. the potatoes were greasy but good and well i hate cabbage so I can't really say anything on that. The strudel however was pathetic. The apples tasted canned, the dessert was cold but had recently been microwaved (yum) and the dough was chewy!!

Service:
We were in a large group and asked nor expected anything other than a 'how is everything going' after we ordered (not given) We also perhaps wanted the cheque sooner than 30 mins after eating... She must have had an off night because she was REALLY cranky especially when asked for the bill.

Value:
Meh, average.

Ambiance:
The chairs were rickety.
The bathrooms were nasty.
The waitress was cranky.
The water tasted like chlorine?!
The candles were empty.
The door would stick and let in a draft

All in all I would go back but only if someone was in a desperate schnitzle mood.

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Clean the toilets
By rwthomps of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 10:50am [Dine in]

Popular and often lined-up means this long-term establishment enjoys continued success. Last night the (pork) schnitzel arrived a little dry and overdone. The men's room fixtures were streaked inside and out. It's a fun local establishment, but is it the best schnitzel in town as the advertise? Doubt that.

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Schnitzel Treat
By EstherBrown of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

Enjoyed schnitzel dinner with husband. The lunch size is available for dinner too - as Goldilocks would say "just right". Tasty schnitzel with cabbage and spatal as sides. The service was good and the decor was nice. If you're thinking about trying something a little different tonight. give it a try! After going, so many people wonder why they didn't walk in the door earlier.

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Wonderful!
By Lil_Mouse of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

Took my reluctant husband there. He loved it! Many variety of Schnitzels to choose from. I hade Jagerhof Schnitzel which had a sort of mushroom gravy on top, very tasty. Hubby had schnitzel that was stuffed with ham and real cheddar cheese, then breaded as ususal. Very delicious. Side dishes were red cabbage and spatzel. Scrumptious! Decent size and very flavorful. Good if you are looking form home cooked tastes. Quite restaurant, flash back to grandma's dinning room. Overall, I totally recommend this if you are wanting comfort food, top quality tast/service and warm fuzzy feelings all over.

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Nothing special here!!!!!
By franko of vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

I went there with a group of friends, because we're told it was a good place. So we called them and the waiter told us to make a reservation just because is 7 Pm on Saturday. Upon arrival we found out that the restaurant were empty, only 1 other couple eating. The ambiance is nicely dim but the place I think had a gas leak (maybe the heater), we sat by the window.

The portion is small and not worth the money...apparently they have raised the prices. At the end we were paying a lot more and it's just better not to go.
To make it worse, our only waiter (only 3 people working that night, chef, waiter, and busboy) didn't even know how to distinguish between a crushed red pepper and regular black pepper. She is probably a high school drop out because she made a mistake on our bills. At the end there was another couple walking in and I almost had the urge to just tell them to leave the restaurant. We're not coming back even if the food is free....

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Superior schnitzel
By hwegleston of north vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 23, 2009 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

This was a wonderful dining experience. The waitress was very attentive and helpful, and our food arrived within ten minutes of placing our orders. The schnitzel was the best I've had in years and the cost was very reasonable. I particularly appreciated being able to order a small portion. The restaurant was very quiet considering almost all of the tables were in use and we really enjoyed the pleasing ambiance. I will certainly recommend this restaurant to my friends!

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