We just arrived in Berlin and we’re looking forward to eating at Weihenstephaner after reading the review in the guidebook. After waiting 45 minutes and being consistently ignored by our waitress we got up and left.
We arrived and waited at the host stand for a few minutes, not sure if we could just sit down or needed to be seated. I went inside and the man said we could just sit down. When we sat we spent then next 20 minutes trying to get our waitress’ ( any waitress really) attention. It was a surreal experience of trying to make eye contact, waiving, speaking broken German for our waitress to literally ignore us and look the other way, even when she was serving ppl sitting right next to us!
We ended up just leaving when we asked another waitress if we could order and she said “wait for your waitress.”
It reminded me of some experiences I have had in the American south. So as a black person, it felt to me that there was a racial element to our treatment.
Not sure if anyone else has had better experiences but it really soured our first day in Berlin.