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Heidelberg Restaurant

1648 2nd Avenue, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,906 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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92 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Palm Springs
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Once again at the Heidelberg. German food restaurants even in NYC are few. Though it is not gourmet fare, we find the food here generally very tasty and generously offered. Lots of beer choices, of course. We dined on a Saturday evening and the crowd was somewhat boisterous but not annoying. If you want reasonably representative Gemutlichkeit in Manhattan, this... More

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I would first like to say that I am from Germany but I am living in New York. Also, I would like to mention that my daughter (14) and I went to the Heidelberg to eat Schweinebraten (Pork Roast) and Kartoffelknödel (Potato Dumplings) for her (mainly because I failed miserably when I attempted to make dumplings last Sunday) and Leberknödelsuppe... More

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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have been coming to this restaurant on the Upper East Side for about fifteen years and I look forward to each visit. The food is fabulous German cuisine (bring your appetite!) and if you love beer, you will think you died and went to Heaven. The service is friendly and helpful (and always adorable in their trachtenwear!) Lunch is... More

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West Islip, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Have been waiting to eat here for a while, not really worth the wait! Hot day, air conditioning not on, waitress said they turned it on yet the place never got to a comfortable temperature. Not a good thing when you drinking beer and eating a full meal. Waitress was too busy to take our picture, said she would later... More

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Fort Myers
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151 reviews 151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I am surprised by the other reviews. This place was very average in appearance, food and service. We ordered the pork, specialty of the house, and it was so fatty it was uneatable. The manager did come and he wanted to know if we wanted them to cut off the fat!!! When we adamantly said we did not want it... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Herring was fresh and sauce was tasty. Potato pancakes were a little greasy but not bad. Pork shank was good. Goulash was not tender and very chewy. Jaeger Schnitzel was ok. The spatzle was ok nothing to write home about. Service was done by 3 or 4 different people and was ok. Beer was cold and good selection. All in... More

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Gorham, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was my first visit to Heidelberg. The food was very tasty and the selection included all the usual suspects plus several nice house specialties. Our group of four had trouble deciding between the options, but settled on a variety of sausages and sauerbraten. The potato dumplings were quite thick and heavy, but we otherwise enjoyed everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Menu very tempting for me, as I like Hungarian, Austrian food. Portions are large, but that is about all. My so called Goulash, had far too large pieces of meat, the spatzle, slightly burnt and a friends pork knuckle really gross. Cucumber salad and hering literally swimming in sauce.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice beer and food, even if some plates aren't German at all, some local creations like chicken paprika! Crowded friday evening but the staff was able to handle.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Heidelberg has been in business since the 30s when the area was predominantly German. It is one of the few German restaurants in NYC. The food is quite good, particularly the saurbraten, the goose and the schnitzel. The beer selection is impressive. Service is up and down - sometimes excellent, sometimes just acceptable. If you have a craving for German... More

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