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East Side Restaurant

131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
860-223-1188
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Ranked #13 of 128 restaurants in New Britain
Cuisines: American, German
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Newington, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday with four other couples. We had so much fun! We all got hats, enjoyed chanting "ticki tocki, ticki tocki, oi, oi, oi"! Food was good, potato pancakes were out of this world! The boys enjoyed their big boy beer steins! The accordion player was very entertaining and catered to our requests. Our waitress... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our entrees took forever and came out burnt. They didn't look appetizing. For $30 a plate I was so upset! And no red cabbage?!

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A German restaurant with authentic German food and other items on the menu. Food was very good. Potato pancakes were delicious and my husband had a bratwurst dish that was tasty. My daughter and her boyfriend enjoyed their meal as well. They have huge mugs of beer and smaller ones that they involve the whole restaurant in when they serve... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a German Restaurant. All Tues food and drink from Germany. Fun place to drink there famous needs. Great place for a guys night out.

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Doylestown, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Analogous to the Brauhaus in Germany during Oktoberfest. Authentic German food with some Polish specialties as well. Big Beers with group singing when they are delivered and a big sense of community while dining. Service is great. Parking can be a challenge if you can't find in lot parking but they have valet in busy nights. A great time for... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place has the atmosphere of eating in an authentic German restaurant, especially upstairs, where it resembles a real beer garden. The food was great, there was nothing that I did not like. I highly suggest the Hunter Schnitzel, potato pancakes, and corn fritters. Overall, a great experience with the family. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My friends took me here for my birthday dinner based off another friend's referral. When we originally walked in, we weren't sure what we got ourselves into. But by the end of the meal, we were glad that we stayed! The food was delicious and the amount of food you get for the price you're paying is outstanding. Plus the... More

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W. Hartford, CT
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122 reviews 122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you would like a good German meal and beer, they do a good job here at a very reasonable price. The ambience is fun, staff are friendly, and the menu is varied with all of the German specialties. The food is not gourmet, but then most German food would not be. However, it is very nice. It is a... More

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Queens Ny
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

real fun place with excellent food both american and german....waiters and waitreeses sing as they deliver big stiens of beer.....also nice accordian player.....staff all dresses in in german attire.......very friendly and professional staff....defitinetly enjoyable evening....they take reservations and have parking

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New Haven, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

East Side is total kitsch and you know that going in, but it's still lots of fun. Accordion-playing, Tyrolean-clad entertainers regularly lead the entire packed dining room in beer chugging with a series of toasts and chants, while buxom waitresses paddle errant guests on their backsides with ornate, wooden paddles. The food is decent enough, though pricey, and the beer... More

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