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Old Heidelberg

55 stony road, Bethel, CT
203-797-1860
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Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Bethel
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brookfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good, authentic German food is hard to find, and this place does not disappoint. Having traveled in Germany a few times and having two family members who are German expats, we can be a tough crowd. The beer selections are awesome, many you haven't even heard of before even for those who consider themselves beer aficionados. In spring through early... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family and I have eaten here several times. We commute between boston and NYC weekly and look for great places to eat to break up the trip. This is one of our favorites. It has such a homey warm feel. Servers are very friendly and the food is outstanding. True German fare.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband is obsessed with this restaurant. We've enjoyed it twice now, and despite my original reservations, I have to say the schnitzel is delicious and tender. The various wursts are great as well, and the beer selection is wonderful (the beers themselves are ridiculously plentiful as well). The real highlight is the Biergarten, which is the perfect place to... More

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try out a new place to eat for my husband's birthday and german food sounded fun and different. We all met there and sat outside. We were greeted by Hilda and she was really friendly and made us all feel very comfortable. The food was amazing. We sampled the sausages and all of the appetizers. The beer... More

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Ridgefield ct
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Old Heidelberg, and it confirmed what we experienced on our other two visits. The beer selection is really good, the ambiance as authentic as you can get on this side of the Atlantic. The food always depends on what you order. The Bratwurst were excellent, as always. We shall be back - hopefully in... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've enjoyed dining at Old Heidelberg many times, but I am forced to report that last Father's Day was one of our worst restaurant experiences anywhere, at any time. We finally left after 90 minutes, still not having been served. In that time, five different dining room personnel appeared at our table, to little or no effect. Our spaetzle with... More

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is wonderful! The service and ambiance are almost as good as the food. I have eaten here a few times and it is consistent. The Octoberfest is a fun time which I will visit every year.

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Bangor, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant despite uneven reviews previously posted here. Not disappointed in any way. Delightful ambiance; good, friendly service; dishes we tried were uniformly very good. Sausage platter is hard to mess up, but the Wursts were first class; mashed potatoes perhaps a little lumpy, and in need of some butter; kraut excellent. Schnitzel a la Holstein was... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Old Heidelberg, and it confirmed what we experienced on our other two visits. The beer selection is really good, the ambiance as authentic as you can get on this side of the Atlantic (especially when the Biergarten outside is open), but the food is hit or miss. My Gurkensalat (cucumber salad) and the Wiener... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Greasy, mediocre food that appears, and tastes, like it is pre-made and nuked. Went twice just to be sure we were not judging it incorrectly. Trust me - avoid this place.

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