Walking down the lovely streets of downtown Zionsville, the first thing you see of Gisela's is the sign hanging out over the sidewalk. This directs you up a long, straight stair to the restaurant, in an attic room with exposed brick and rafters that provide a nice open atmosphere. The kitchen is secluded in a cute little "house" in the northwest corner, and the place is nicely festooned with old-world charm. There are even cut flowers in vases on the tables. The service was friendly and helpful, and did a good job of providing refills and didn't complain about splitting up Brian and Larry's orders, but they did take a long time to ring up the bill (which was rather odd because aside from another couple we were the only customers). She seemed surprised that we all wanted Reubens, and told us that they only kept them on the menu for "people who don't like German food." They didn't have enough ingredients to make them for everyone, but they did seem to try to accomodate us as best they could. The place settings were elegant enough, with glass glasses, china plates, metal flatware, even placemats. The dressing for the sandwich came out on the side in cute little glass cups, rather like slightly oversized shot glasses: cute, but not terribly convenient for dipping one's sandwich. I enjoyed the German-style potato salad on the side, with bits of bacon. The temperature was strangely uneven: I suspect they added hot freshly-cooked bacon to other cold ingredients. The beef and cheese of the sandwich were good, but the rye didn't have much flavor. I expected more from the sauerkraut in this German restaurant, but it turned out to be mushy and rather flavorless. Overall it wasn't a bad experience, and I wouldn't rule out returning for authentic German food if I craved such a thing, but for a Zionsville Reuben I'd recommend Friendly Tavern instead--and maybe Gisela would too!