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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
413-734-7475
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Ranked #10 of 316 Restaurants in Springfield
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The restaurant closed in July and re-opend under new ownership/management after Thanksgiving. This was absolutely the finest German restaurant on the East Coast. Now its future is to be determined. The new owners reportedly spent one million dollars refurbishing the facility which didn't need to be changed. It was unique with German memorabilia. I have been going there all my... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Student Prince changed ownership and then underwent major interior renovations. I held my breath to see what the results would be... First visit was impressive. The food, wine, service and prices were all exceptional. Boston Scrod was better than ever. Beautiful changes in decor while not losing any of the old charm. Second visit was first night of the... More 

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Longmeadow, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This Springfield icon has thankfully been saved, and the results are mostly great. I've been in for lunch twice since the reopening, and it is reassuring that this old standby remains a worthy destination. The restoration/rehab of the property is very well done, a freshening of the decor that preserves the old German feel of the place, while improving and... More 

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Agawam MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 9 coworkers celebrating Christmas on a Thursday night (5PM). When we made the reservation several weeks ago we were told we could have the table for 2 hours. Oh, okay. Several of us spent time during the day looking over the menu and making our selections only to find out when we arrived that they... More 

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Mass
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have worked in downtown Springfield for almost 17 years and have eaten at the Fort aka Student prince more times then I can count. I went with two co-workers for our annual Christmas lunch and we had a very good meal. While I was expecting it to be more money I was not expecting it to be so much... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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307 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Fort is not quite the same-nor are we. We have so many fond memories involving the Student Prince since we moved to the Springfield area in 1970. I'm glad that there is, once again, a chance to create new ones. When such an essential anchor of downtown Springfield had it's near death experience last Summer, it was a wake... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First time back at the Student Prince since the new ownership and what a great night....they have done a wonderful job with the place. Beautifully and tastefully remodeled and subtly updated, but without any negative impact on what is one of the most charming restaurants i have ever been in. In fact it's possible that the new owners have even... More 

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ok. Let me be brief but honest. Four of us went out to the newly re-opened restaurant last night. The dinners themselves were good. HOWEVER, it was MUCH more expensive and no longer offered salad as part of the meal. We are not afraid to spend a little bit of money for a night out, but we all felt that... More 

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Hartford, CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First visit since the historic renovation and transfer into the Picknelly empire.This landmark restaurant was sold and closed after being owned by one family for 40 plus years. The inside is quite nice and looks similar to the old only fresher and cleaner. The most noticeable change is the bar area is now completely open and affords every patron a... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Student Prince was closed for a while while undergoing new ownership and remodeling. It still has the same charm as before, including the Beer Stein collection , and the food is still great. Service was wonderful.

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Additional Information about The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

Address: 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
Phone Number: 413-734-7475
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: German

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