– DINE WITH US –

Guten Tag!

Hours

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Friday 4:30pm – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:30am – 9pm

Reservations recommended

– MEET THE THALWITZ FAMILY –

About Us

The Thalwitz family has owned and operated The Bavarian Chef since its opening in 1974. Sip and savor the authentic flavors of Germany and relish our warm, gemütlich hospitality. All of our foods are homemade with only the freshest ingredients. From Oma’s table to yours, experience the special recipes and traditions of our family’s rich culinary heritage.

— Discover —

From Oma’s table to yours, we invite you to sip and savor our special family recipes. All our ingredients are fresh and specially selected by our chefs. Prost und guten Appetit!

Starters

Hungarian Gulaschsuppe

$9.95


Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

$9.95


Original French Onion Soup

$9.95


Caesar salad

$6.95


Haus Salat – mixed Salat Teller
Blue cheese, Vinaigrette, Ranch, or House dressings

$7.95

Virginia Apple Smoked Trout Fillet

$11.95


Snails in Beer Batter “Provençal”

$10.95


Oompah Shrimp
lager battered w/ sweet & spicy sauce

$11.95


Bavarian Sausage Sampler

$10.95

Steaks & Seafood

Filet Mignon*
mit Kräuterbutter

$44.95
princess cut $34.95


Grilled N.Y. Strip*
mit Kräuterbutter

$39.95
princess cut $29.95


Steak au Poivre *
Flamed in black peppercorn, cognac, and cream sauce

$44.95
princess cut $34.95


Medaillons de Boeuf “Diane”*
Filet of beef with mushrooms, flamed in Cognac sauce

$41.95
princess cut $31.95


*Consumer advisory: These items are cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

N.Y. Strip “Chesapeake” *
Handcut N.Y. Strip w/ broiled scallops and lime herb butter

$44.95


Jumbo Shrimp Scampi
Stuffed with lump crabmeat

$39.95


Meeres Früchte
Fresh fish of the day

Market Price


Vegetarian Portabella Schnitzel
Handbreaded portabella mushroom smothered with gouda served over Spätzle

$22.95


Please note if sharing an entrée, a $7 service and seating surcharge applies.

House Specialties

Traditional Bavarian Sausage Platter
Weisswurst, Bauernwurst & Bratwurst served over homemade Sauerkraut

$23.95


Rheinischer Sauerbraten
Marinated beef, roasted and served in savory sweet and sour raisin sauce

$29.95


Schweine Kotelett
A pair of hand breaded, center cut pork chops, served with homemade applesauce

$26.95


Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken breast with ham and Swiss cheese, handbreaded and served in burgundy sauce

$26.95


Hühnerbrüstchen Baden Baden
Boneless breast of chicken over homemade stuffing, glazed with Kirschwasser-Orange

$23.95


Forelle “Müllerin
Fresh local trout served either sautéed in lemon butter or sautéed with toasted almonds

$28.95

Wiener Schnitzel
Scallops of veal, hand breaded, sautéed & served in burgundy sauce or traditional style

$28.95


Jäger Schnitzel
Prime veal medallions, covered with a superb blend of mushrooms, bacon & fresh cream

$28.95


Mandel Schnitzel
A pork tenderloin coated with almonds & served in a unique strawberry-gin sauce

$25.95


Zigeuner Schnitzel
Succulent handbreaded pork over zesty mushroom, onion, pepper, tomato & bacon sauce

$25.95


Paprika Rahm Schnitzel
Handbreaded, herb-marinated breast of chicken topped w/ creamy bell pepper sauce

$25.95


Please note if sharing an entrée, a $7 service and seating surcharge applies.

Family-style vegetables

Choose family-style side dishes based on the number of adult entrées ordered. Selections may vary seasonally:


Potato dumplings


Whipped potatoes


German potato salad


Spätzle

Red cabbage


Green beans


Creamed corn


Glazed carrots


Zucchini

FÜr Die Kinder

Entrées for children under age 12


Frankfurters

$8.95


Wiener Schnitzel

$10.95


Jäger Schnitzel

$10.95


Bürgermeister Sliders

$9.95


Hänsel & Gretel Chicken Tenders

$8.95


Rumsteak (6 oz)

$10.95


Dessert

Apfelstrudel

$9.95


Black Forest Cake

$9.95


Sacher Torte

$9.95


Grand Marnier Crème Torte

$9.95


Carrot Cake

$9.95


German Chocolate Cake

$9.95


Assorted Cheesecakes

$9.95


Fresh Berries

$9.95


Bavarian Nut Ball

$9.95


Parfaits

$9.95


Baked Alaska (by reservation only, at least one week in advance)


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– VISIT US –

Hours & Location

Open Hours

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Friday 4:30pm – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:30am – 9pm

Locations

Route 29 in Madison, VA
18 miles north of Charlottesville

5102 S. Seminole Trail
Madison, VA 22727

– NEWS –

Latest Articles

Daily Specials

Daily Specials

Daily specials for Sunday, September 25 available at the restaurant 11:30am – 9pm Creamy red pepper soup with lump crabmeatBavarian pretzel w/ Bier cheese & mustardBerliner sausage Gulasch over SpätzleSchweinshaxe: ...

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Willkommen

Willkommen

That cozy-looking chalet near the Plow and Hearth outlet in Madison, Virginia—you pass it on Route 29 every time you drive between Charlottesville and Washington, D.C.—is The Bavarian Chef restaurant, ...

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— Testimonials —

What Our Guests Say

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Gift Cards

Digital gift cards are available for purchase onlineTo order a paper gift certificate sent by USPS, please call 540-948-6505.

– EVENTS –

Food Truck & Catering

We make events easy! Let us help you plan your wedding, corporate function, fundraiser or special occasion.

Full service, takeaway, and food truck catering services available in and around Central Virginia.

View our public events calendar and sample food truck & catering menus on our catering page.