Round Hill Getting ‘More Better’

The latest venture of restaurateur couple Nils and Olivia Schibbe opened its doors in Round Hill over the weekend.

More Better Restaurant & Beer Hall brings the beer garden concept to an already popular destination off Rt. 7 that includes neighbors Mom’s Apple Pie, Bogati Winery and the Round Hill Arts Center. The restaurant opens in space that was formerly used by Hill High Orchards for its refrigeration and storage. The space has been transformed, lined with rows of tables and benches and an expansive bar ready to bring a festive German-style hospitality atmosphere to western Loudoun.

Nils Schnibbe acknowledged it has been a long process to open More Better, named for a term Schnibbe used when the German transplant was learning English. The couple began the process to open the restaurant even before their downtown Leesburg restaurants SideBar and 14 Loudoun came to fruition. But, following the opening of those ventures in 2017 and the birth of their son last February, the two took a bit of a break before going full steam into More Better about six months ago.

They’ve brought with them to Round Hill one of their chefs from SideBar, but many different menu offerings. While More Better does offer some signature German dishes, Schnibbe emphasized it is not to be considered a German restaurant, as the menu has heavy American influence. Among the initial offerings are an assortment of sandwiches and salads, and main dishes like strip steak, filet mignon, crab cakes and salmon. German selections include jagerschnitzel and German bratwurst. More Better offers a brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays that includes build-your-own selections, loaded avocado toast, enchiladas rancheras, and a filling and aptly named dish called The Hangover.

Beverage selections are just as robust, with an assortment of draft and canned German beer and local craft brews. Wine and craft cocktails are also sold.

More Better will be 3-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 3-11 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.Schnibbe said they will soon be adding outdoor seating, just in time for the summer season. For more information on More Better, go to facebook.com/morebetterbeer.
krodriguez@loudounnow.com

Nils Schibbe celebrated the opening of his latest culinary venture Saturday with the opening of More Better at the Hill High Orchard complex west of Round Hill.
[Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]

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