Cuisine(s)
Continental
Price Scale
$$$$
Description

Charivari is the very definition of a hidden gem, flying under the radar in its quiet strip-center location for nearly 13 years. Chef Johann Schuster still plays to packed crowds on Friday and Saturday nights, however, turning out impeccably constructed continental fare reflective of his pan-European résumé: finely-seared lobes of French foie gras, the knobby Teutonic egg dumplings called spaetzle, Alsatian seafood choucroute with vivid homemade sauerkraut, Budapest-style beef goulash, and a variety of seasonal specials from white asparagus soup to black bear steaks. Befitting its price range and classically appointed dining room, the service at Charivari (which means “beautiful good mix” in French) is charmingly old-school, all silver serving pieces on white tablecloths, but never obsequious. A disarmingly good draft-beer list and clever European cocktails help keep the atmosphere light, as does the jovial Schuster himself, who’s often found joking with regulars before retreating back to the kitchen to finish off yet another spectacular dish.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Parking, Reservations, Takeout
Location