Rheinblick German Restaurant in Canandaigua NY closes

Rheinblick German Restaurant, in business at 224 S. Main St. in downtown Canandaigua for 13 years, has closed permanently.

The announcement was posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page late Monday morning.

“We gratefully thank all the loyal guests who we have had the honor and privilege to serve over the years,” reads the post, which goes on to encourage people to visit a second location, Rhein-Stube German Restaurant, in Port Orange, Florida.

Rheinblick was opened in 2008 in Canandaigua by married couple Gary and Gudrun Klemens. Gudrun grew up in Germany, and Gary lived there for 13 years, the Democrat and Chronicle reported in 2013.

The restaurant, which guests entered from an alley off of Main Street, served such traditional German fare as kartoffelpuffers (potato pancakes) with applesauce, bratwurst, nürnberger — an alternate-style bratwurst — and pork jägerschnitze, lightly breaded pork cutlets in a mushroom-based gravy and served over noodles. Desserts included apple strudel and black forest cake, and Rheinblick served a range of imported German beers, including in 34-ounce steins,

The interior decor featured decorative beer steins, nutcrackers and Tudor-style accents. German music played continuously, noted the D&C review.

The restaurant’s Facebook post did not include a reason for the closing, and the owners declined to comment.

Posts from earlier in the year reference staffing shortages, which led to the Rheinblick being closed at times and a decision to discontinue takeout service.

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