On December 18th, 1993, after months of remodeling, the Greipel Family, all born and raised in Germany, except the oldest daughter Simone (born in London, England), finally opened the “Gasthaus” at its present location.
Michael and Annemarie Greipel, together with their five children are all involved in the running of the restaurant. After graduating from college, three of the five children left the restaurant to pursue their own careers. But have since returned to help manage the business. Executive Chef/owner Michael Greipel together with Executive Chef Jason Malone, and sons Nico and Robert, create authentic dishes from Old World recipes. Pastry Chef/owner Annemarie Greipel, her daughters Simone, Nina, Viki, granddaughter Molly, and friendly staff are responsible for taking care of the guests, many of them regulars.
Since opening in 1993, the menu has grown from a few items to a large selection. Everything is made from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Michael handpicks all his meats, fruits and vegetables daily. Annemarie, together with her daughters, makes all the desserts daily, in house from family recipes. While most of the entrees are ‘a la carte’, special requests are gladly accommodated after a short consultation with the chefs. Parties and take-out orders are welcomed.
The Gasthaus can seat approximately 60-70 people. The décor, which includes two ‘Chalets’, is a mixture of family pictures and personal items from the Greipel’s home in Germany (Bochum) and gifts from guests. A family member painted the two murals on the walls. The female servers, several of them from Germany or Europe, wear traditional Dirndl dresses.
The whole restaurant is available for private parties or special occasions. There has even been a real wedding in one of the ‘Chalets’. For many years ‘Wave 3’ TV (NBC affiliate) has broadcast a live show from the restaurant. The Gasthaus Team has taken part in cooking demonstrations on TV as well as the ‘Home and Garden Show’. The Gasthaus consistently receives positive reviews from newspapers and magazines. The ‘Guide to the Best Restaurants in America’ has named the Gasthaus ‘The Best German Restaurant’ in Louisville multiple times. People visit from all over America and the world, which the guest books confirm. The whole Gasthaus Team, many of them having been there since ‘day one,’ take great pride in everything they do.
The Gasthaus is conveniently located on the corner of I-264 (Watterson Express Way), Brownsboro Road and Rudy Lane.
Opening hours are for dinner only, Tuesdays-Saturdays 6pm until 9:30pm.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Reservations are highly recommended, especially for large parties and on weekends!