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East Side Restaurant

131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
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Ranked #7 of 130 Restaurants in New Britain
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: American, German
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Huntington Bay, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We recently dined here visiting friends that live in the area. I start this by saying, my wife and I are not the biggest fans of German food. That changed after eating at the East Side. The portions are overwhelming. The quality of the food was excellent and the beer was cold. Our server (I think his name was Dave... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this is the only place to go in Connecticut for real true good German food. I acknowledge there are other German restaurants in Connecticut but if you're looking for the whole package you will never be disappointed at this restaurant. the food is nothing short of phenomenal. everything is good. the staff is a lot of fun and the service... More 

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Tolland, CT
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great German beer in one liter steins and a show every time you order one. Not only is this restaurant entertaining beyond words, the food is great. Many claim it is expensive, but the meals are all inclusive and include a small salad, soup and desert. All the food was a solid 4 out of 5 and the entertrainment puts... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stopped or lunch and were surprised and happy to see the accordion player there. This guy knows every song you can think of. He was playing Christmas songs, German songs and lots of other music. A group near us of senior citizens requested lots of real oldies. He played. They sang. The atmosphere was festive and fun. Our waitress... More 

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Meriden, CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Liked the Ginormous beers, great food, not just German style, and the atmosphere is not only great, but unique!! A great time is had by all, just be prepared to have fun. It's more than a plain old night out for dinner!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have gone to East Side many times and the food was always delish! The restaurant is decorated beautifully in German style decor. With lovely steins of all styles and sizes also. The only draw back I find is the dining area is never quiet for across the table conversations with your friends that came with you. Due to when... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We met family and friends here to celebrate several family birthdays and everyone had a great time. The atmosphere is totally Bavarian, even the staff are costumed (lederhosen, etc.). It is a fun place for a party -- very festive. I'm not an expert on German food, but my husband is of 100% German heritage, and he pronounced it authentic.... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great place!! East Side offers very authentic German food and beer. The atmosphere makes you feel like you have traveled to a foreign land. The staff are all dressed the part, very professional and very attentive. They have a guy that comes around with his accordion playing all types of songs. Every now and then you hear a... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been to this restaurant 4 or 5 times and I have to say this visit was the best. The Restaurant was "packed ", despite this the food was terrific and we were not rushed. Great atmosphere and fun time overall. We would highly recommend a visit here. Love this place!

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Southington, Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place is set in a neighborhood so you have to look for it on GPS. However, the atmosphere, food and service are really good. We had dinners which included salad and dessert and ended up taking a lot home. There is an accordion player and a liter of beer calls for a minor celebration each and every time! You... More 

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Additional Information about East Side Restaurant

Address: 131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
Phone Number: 860-223-1188
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: American, German

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