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2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7706329.740180 -95.538223
Neighborhoods: Westside, Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
Whether preparing for a special occasion or serving brunch, lunch or dinner, Rudi Lechner is always at the restaurant to welcome you and make you feel at home. Since Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant opened more than thirty years ago, he has developed a loyal and regular following. Mr. Lechner's ability to individually recognize and appreciate each customer makes each visit memorable and personal. The menu consists of German Food & German-Austrian specialty items. The selection of sausages includes weisswurst, knackwurst or Polish sausages. The wienerschnitzel is a delicate veal cutlet that is breaded and pan-fried. The menu also offers the heritage dinner. It includes red cabbage, sauerkraut, Austrian potatoes, sausages, roasted chicken, porkloin, wienerschnitzel and sauerbraten. Stop by Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant today or call us at (281) 509-9626 to make a reservation!
Rudi Lechner – I ate @ Rudi's a while back and was very dissapointed. Growing up eating & learning to cook German food made this a very unpleasant experience. I had the Hungarian Goulash which had ingredients missing. Where was the Paprika??(which Hungry is famous for) The Spaetzle were soggy. My son had the "sample platter" and it looked like somebody that ate too much got sick on the plate.Different items not identifiable. As for the waitress she should have had a cup of coffee to wake up. Gastfreunlichkeit and cleanlieness are big in Germany and BOTH were missing. As far as I'm concerned I will NOT come back and can not recommend this place to friends & Family. Some people might like the food BUT PLEASE don't think of this as authentic German flavor.
OUTSTANDING!!! – I lived in Germany for many years and I just love Rudi's!!! We enjoy the people, the music and the food is awesome!! We live up in the Woodlands area and gladly drive all the way down to Gessner just to enjoy this wonderful restaurant!
Austrian-German comfort – I took my Austrian friend and another friend who had visited Germany shortly before, and they both gave it thumbs up.
We enjoyed wiener Schnitzel, hungarian goulash, sauerkraut, Kaesespaetzle, and it was all great! I love the ambiance, the bar room how cozy the restaurant. Rudi is always there and very hands on. Wednesday is great for entertainment and the heritage plate.
Thank you for making the celebration complete! – We celebrated my stepsons 18th birthday last night at Rudi's and it truly was a celebration thanks to the kindness of these folks.
it was my first time to dine at Rudi's. My stepson...visits frequently...I wanted a Baked Alaska for the celebration cake and didn't realize it needed to be ordered 24 hours in advance. When I called to order the cake yesterday morning I was told about the 24 hour policy. I hung up the phone very disappointed. Not two minutes later did the lady call me back and say they would make it happen!
What an extreme delight! The food was great, the service warm and friendly (thanks Juan) and the Baked Alaska was tremendous but the fact that they made it happen on such short notice was absolutely priceless!!!
Thanks again, you made our celebration complete!
Amazing Food, but... – Rudi's offers an amazing assortment of authenic german/austrian food. However the service isn't all that great. It seems swarmy which cheapens the experience. Coming back on different occasions within a couple months and being in the service industry, it seems the management has a problem with keeping a full staff.
Best Wiener Schnitzel in Houston – This restaurant is dingy in an old Bavarian village way which I find appealing. The place has been around forever and little has changed, especially as far as the decor is concerned. I like the atmosphere - reminds me of my visits to Germany, especially the bavarian village eateries I visited.
The food is excellent for the most part, especially the famous wine soup is worth trying at least once - then you'd be hooked. They have a great sald bar as well with some tasty german appetizers.
Prices there have jumped quite a bit so I am not sure if it will qualify as $ since a glass of beer is around $6 and the cheapest item on the dinner menu is about $15 but overall this is a great place to visit with a great friendly staff.
My complaint would be mostly about the music - the music could be better, the "band" playing there should've retired long time ago.
Great little restaurant – I have been eating at Rudi's for many, many years. Rudi is personally on site and pays attention to his menu, kitchen, and his staff. The German dishes are always excellent and the other choices like trout and lighter entrees are always excellent too. The place is always packed, yet the service is always efficient and friendly. I keep saying 'always' because I've yet to have a bad or even less than excellent experience in this place. The live entertianment is a pleasant bonus and Rudi making his speciality flaming drink at your tableside is a treat.
Austrian fare that's worth a yodel. – In Short
This comfortable neighborhood spot accommodates festive dining and beer drinking, mostly patronized by a wealthy, older (and exuberant) crowd. Don't be surprised if live music and dancing suddenly commences out of nowhere. Expect good American and Austrian food, such as wiener schnitzel, roast chicken and dumplings and sauerbraten. Regulars like the well-stocked salad bar, too. Don't be afraid to try something different: The waitstaff is friendly and will answer any questions.
Very enjoyable!! – I took my boyfriend (he is Czech) here last night after seeing such good reviews. And it did not disappoint!! The food was great, the service was excellent, and everyone was so nice and pleasant. I'm not an expert on german food, but my boyfriend said it was very tasty. I had the chicken fried steak and it was delicious as well. They have Oktoberfest every Wednesday night with entertainment, buffet, and drink specials (as told to us by Rudi). So, we will definitely be going back!
Outstanding German Food that even the guy on TV with blue glasses would like – Last week I had the pleasure of revisiting Rudi Lechner's restaurant on Gessner near Westheimer. It has been 15 years since I had been there because of a move. Rudi was
there to make sure the food was up to standard. Just a great place to take your clients or family for a quite lunch. The price charged reflects superior value for the quality and
quanty of food. I raise my glass to Rudi for consistent and high quality food as well as surroundings!
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