My family and I have been coming to the Black Forest Inn (Schwarzwaldhaus) for decades, and it's a tradition for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and so on. It has continued to be our favourite restaurant throughout the years, and never disappoints.
The atmosphere is fantastic, with an Austrian/German decor that gives one an authentic European feel. The restaurant itself, from the dining rooms, to the washrooms, to the cutlery is utterly spotless. Different seating areas feature both tables and booths with plenty of room and privacy.
The staff is excellent, with friendly and attentive waitresses, great cooks, and efficient service. I usually see the owner and his wife on hand, whether greeting guests or working in the kitchen, which is big plus.
The restaurant features a large menu with all the standard fare from Germany, Austria, and Central Europe. It may not be fancy, but this authentic, home-cooked European cuisine is the best around. Prices are very reasonable.
I am the third generation of my family to count the Black Forest Inn as my favourite dining establishment, and will continue to do so as it lives up to its reputation as a landmark of Hamilton.