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Old Heidelberg

55 stony road, Bethel, CT
203-797-1860
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Ranked #21 of 57 restaurants in Bethel
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ridgefield ct
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 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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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Went here with a large group of frinds and had a great time. A friend is a regular here - and she was always telling me to check it out - glad I finally did as I will be back - it's definately a keeper. The service was attentive and very good, the atmosphere was great - really felt like... More

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Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I went here for the Tuesday buffet. Be advised that they don't have a regular menu on Tuesdays and the buffet is about $27 a person. There were a variety of chicken pork and sausage dishes as well as plenty of sides (potato pancakes, sauerkraut, cabbage). To top it off, they had a Bavarian chocolate cake for... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife & I are German-American, & the food here is like what we used to have at our grandmothers' tables. We were a party of four & we each ordered different appetizers & main courses, & we shared. I had the Krautplat & Kaesespaetzle, both were excellent! In fact, everyone's orders were delicious. The accompanying German rye bread was... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We went to Old Heidelberg for a private group function. The service was very good, but the food was just so-so. The food was set up as a buffet with all the items in hot trays. On a positive note, the bratwurst was excellent. The weiner schnitzel was dry and somewhat tough. The potato pancakes were also very dry. I... More

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