Gasthaus German Restaurant (4812 Brownsboro Center) has been conjuring authentic German food for Louisville residents since 1993.

Speaking personally as a card-carrying trencherman, with numerous memories of dining out in Germany, not only does Gasthaus exceed other wonderful German restaurants I’ve visited in America (like the Glarner Stube in New Glarus, Wisconsin and Jasper, Indiana’s Schnitzelbank), but in terms of authenticity and a purely Pavlovian ability to transport me to the continent, it’s on a par with eateries in Deutschland itself. It’s a local treasure. 

On May 12, Gasthaus announced that it would continue to offer curbside carryout and not revert to in-house dining — at least yet.   

The restaurant’s customers are loyal, and a new house record was set on April 25 with 60 signature Gasthaus Napoleon desserts sold via takeaway. 

Gasthaus is providing frequent Facebook updates; call-in orders are taken on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with pickup between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.