Prost!: Bavarian World in Reno


Bavarian World brought Germany right to the biggest little city, Reno, NV. This 15,000 sq. ft. restaurant/dance hall/market is located right in the middle of downtown Reno, educating our locals on what real German cuisine is made of.

Bavarian World 
595 Valley Road, Reno, NV 89512

BVW4Klaus, the owner, will spend hours talking with you about anything you want to talk about. After a few Spaten premium lagers, we discussed politics, God, the economy, the government, presidential candidates, unemployment and home made pretzels (everything you’re not supposed to talk about while drinking). Dagmar, the very knowledgeable German native waitress, is very informative, proud and will school you on her menu. She laughed from deep within her gut when my husband asked if the weiner schnitzel on the menu was the same as the fast food joint. I have no doubt in my mind she would kick his ass in a heartbeat!


We started off with the sausage sampler, and then ordered the Jaeger Schnitzel which came with red wine vinegar braised cabbage, potato pancakes, and the breaded veal with the homemade gravy smothered on top. Our dinner also came with an incredibly tasty beef soup. We commented how “homemade” the soup and food was and Dagmar replied with, “There’s no Campbell soup here!”



BVW1The food was extremely authentic and the service was entertaining and helpful. Make sure to stop off at the market. They have an entire counter filled with homemade German pastries and pretzels. We seriously bought $30 worth of goodies. They were sinfully delicious and were crafted with pride and love.

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My passion for good eats and restaurants started when I was 5 years old. Yes, you read that correctly, 5. My grandparents were my foundation and always enjoyed everything from a good ‘ole hole in the wall burger to seared octopus at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton. Of course, they always brought along yours truly, and I believe they had no idea what kind of foodie fanatic they were creating. Our family restaurant was always, “Original Joe’s” in downtown San Jose. The waiter would kindly ask what I would like to eat, (expecting me to order something like a child’s sized spaghetti like the rest of my cousins) and I would very confidently state, “I would like a New York steak, rare, with seasonal vegetables and a baked potato with sour cream and chives, please.” My Grandpa would always laugh and tell the waiter, “She better marry someone with money, this girl is expensive!” Later in life, the fire for food that burned inside me grew into a full on blaze. I started off in the restaurant business and worked every single position that exists. With dedication and a strong desire to succeed, I soon grew to be a professional chef. I absolutely loved watching people enjoy the meal I put in front of them. I loved seeing families laugh and create memories over a heart felt meal that I had prepared. The intensity of the kitchen, the plating, the perfection of timing in bringing a dish all together was a rush that I craved on a daily basis. After 8 years, I did decide it was time to keep my passion alive through my family and friends, so here I am! Thankfully, I have had the blessing of living and experiencing great culture. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with hanging chickens on the streets, eventually moving to the beautiful city of Chicago with my husband for a short stint only to settle in the Biggest Little City aka Reno, NV with Lake Tahoe as my back yard to play in. I have experienced everything from Alligator in the back woods of Florida, deep dish pizza in Chicago, to Escargot right here in Reno. I also spend a lot of time in Lake Tahoe finding the local hot spots and lounging on the beach. I’m looking forward to bringing you exciting, witty yet genuine reviews right here from the Reno/Lake Tahoe area! Check out my blog Reno Tastebuds.