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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
860-223-1188
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Today
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BREAKFAST TIME

Awesome breakfast. I've gone here at least 20 times for breakfast. I've never had a bad meal here. Service is good, menu is great. The place to go for breakfast. I'll have to try dinner. FRAN C

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
FRAN C
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New Britain, Connecticut
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Mass
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We are spoiled with 3 great German restaurants in the Springfield MA area, The Student Prince, Hofbrauhaus, and Munich House. My inlaws wanted to do a family dinner at a German restaurant they liked in New Britian called East Side. The atmosphere was decent but I prefer the Student Prince. The draw to this place seems to be wearing stupid... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Awesome breakfast. I've gone here at least 20 times for breakfast. I've never had a bad meal here. Service is good, menu is great. The place to go for breakfast. I'll have to try dinner. FRAN C

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Wallkill
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wonderful German atmosphere and food. A little pricey, but the special dinner included a lot. The German veal meatballs with spaetzel and gravy special dinner was about $26 but included soup as well as salad, two veggies, and dessert, so that helped make up for the price. Mashed carrots were spiced uniquely and very good. Potato pancakes with apple sauce... More 

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Uncasville, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Definitely worth trying. We drove about an hour and would do it again. Authentic German food and German beer. Place was very busy for lunch.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in Hartford on business and the company we were visiting was having their Christmas party here and they insisted we come! I love German food and their's was excellent. There was a special menu and I had wiener schnitzel with reg cabbage and i would order it again. they have a good assortment of german... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having lived in Germany for a few years we were excited to try this place. I would say go more for the beer and fun atmosphere than the food quality. The meals are large and heavy as you would expect. They sing songs when you order the large beer steins and everyone gets involved. Something different

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New England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I'll start by saying the food was decent and seemed very authentic BUT the food was EXTREMELY overpriced we were shocked, the beer selection was poor (waitress compared a few beers to bud light...ummm...), and the wine pours were skimpy at best. There are no reasonable priced items on the menu, all entrees are $35+. Desserts were disappointing.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just dined here at a birthday party this weekend. I gave it two stars for the decor of the place, which is charming and the service was excellent. What I did not like that I think it's a restaurant with poor tasteless food, that is just designed for people to overdrink. For every single beer that is served in the... More 

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Huntington Bay, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: 860-223-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German
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

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