Even on a rainy weekday the pavilion at Saint Arnold was buzzy with office workers having burgers and beers. Inside the restaurant structued like an ancient church, families and tourists occupied most of the tables.
The menu is interesting, though fairly average in reality. I had the Texas Hot Fried Chicken, which was indeed hot on first bite, but tempered thereafter. Made with my favorite cut of boneless thigh, I was looking forward to it, but it lacked the crispiness it needed. The mac n cheese side made with raclette cheese was creamy but somehow unsatisfying. The cheese was fairly powerful. I ate little of the dish.
We also had some appetizers, the elote was barely warm and strangely flavorless, the chips seemed stale. The pretzels were not pretzely, but I’m not a huge fan of pretzels, they were someone else’s choice. The lamb chops were adequate and another person ordered a salad but ate only a few bites, it looked pretty hully.
The beer is served European style, nearly room temp.
I may just be too old for this place! The setting is lovely though and one could do worse than while away an afternoon under the overhang around the bubbling champagne glass or whatever the middle fountain is, noshing on adequate fare. And there are oversized games to play too.
The first photo of the fountain is borrowed from Yelp, the rest are mine.