Sour Kraut to Open in Nyack


Sour Kraut, a German restaurant, opening later this month, is the latest venture from Marianne Olive, owner of the adjacent Olive’s.

(Photos by  Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )

Dishes, prepared by German chefs, will include spaetzle, red cabbage, potato pancakes, German potato salad, sauerbraten, sauerkraut and all sorts of schnitzel and German sausages. Breads, cheeses and fruits will also be on the menu, along with desserts like Black Forest cake and German chocolate cake. Honey and organic herbs and vegetables will come from Olive’s garden.

The full bar will include a wide selection of German beer, wine and specialty liquors. There are plans for a beer garden, but for now Sour Kraut will seat about 25 at two long tables and an assortment of smaller tables, covered in blue and white checkered tablecloths.

And for full effect, wait staff will be dressed in lederhosen and dirndls. Open seven days for lunch and dinner; “European” bruch served on weekends.

The 411 is coming. Til then: 118 Main Street, Nyack. 845-358-3122.

— Linda Lombroso


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Ah, those lederhosen…It is great to hear that a new German restaurant is on the way. Where once there were many, thru the years they have all but dwindled in the greater Westchester area.

  2. I am freaking out that this place is opening. I love German food. I have to drive miles and miles to get to one. Good luck to you. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. It was a beautiful Sunday for the Nyack Street Fair and when we passed Sour Kraut on Main St. we just had to go in and give it a try. We were told it had just opened the night before and wisely they had placed a limited menu on their blackboards, considering the crowds outside. It was our first Oktoberfest meal, and as it turned out a tasty one too.
    We shared a bowl of the German Potato Soup, a Wurst Platter with Knockwurst and Bratwurst, sides of wonderful red cabbage and spaetzle, and for dessert, fresh made apple strudel flanked with chocolate and caramel sauces and fresh cream. All was very satisfying. By the way, my big flute of dark German beer helped wash it all down.
    The service was a bit stressed, but given the circumstances and the friendliness of the staff, it was all but forgotten.

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