GEBHARDTS OF FLORAL PARK
230 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY
CUISINE: German and Continental
HOURS: Closed Tuesdays. Open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week
including brunch on Sunday.
CREDIT CARDS: All major
The new Gebhardts (the original opened in 1988 at 65-06 Myrtle
Ave., Glendale) adds the flavor of nouvelle cuisine to the latest menu. But the classic
German dishes from the original restaurant are still offered on a separate menu. We chose
to veer back and forth between the two menus.
We enjoyed the elegant setting in the peaceful rear dining area (note
the table appointments from the heavy candlesticks to the silver tableware). Crabcakes
Napoleon are a fine start two well-made patties of fresh crab meat with Goffrett
chips, tomato couli and olive oil ($8.95). Another favorite choice is a Wild Mushroom
Strudel delicate pastry filled with assorted mushrooms and caramelized onions on a
bed of sautéed Swiss chard dressed with a roasted peppers vinaigrette ($7.95).
Other choices offered include Mussels in white wine with garlic broth
and Asian BBQ Ribs or a choice from the German listing of Herring Salat, Chopped Chicken
For the main entrée from the Continental menu, try the popular Grilled
Ahi Tuna- an elegant presentation of grilled fish with jasmine rice cakes, Asian veggies
(snow peas etc.) with Hoi sin sauce and a tomato/ginger coulis. Another outstanding taste
combination is Spiced Asian Duck with sweet and sour oriental noodles, sesame cabbage with
port wine sauce ($17.95). Other selections include Grilled Cornish Hen, Braised Lamb
Shank, Grilled Salmon etc.
From the German Menu, we enjoyed the Tiroler Schnitzel an
enormous, breaded veal cutlet in a white wine and mushroom sauce topped with Jarlsberg
cheese ($15.95). Other Deutsch favorites include Sauerbraten, Jaeger Schnitzel and the
all-time favorite, Schlachtplatte with an assortment of grilled wursts ($15.95).
Desserts ranged from German Pound Cake to the yummy Chocolate Soufflé
Fantasy which is made to order and worth the 10 minute wait.
Our thanks to hostess Elaine, our professional server, Dean, and Chef
Martin for a delightful dining experience.