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East Side Restaurant

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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
+1 860-223-1188
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Glassboro, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place makes good, mostly German-style food and serves lots of beer. The waitstaff wears traditional German garb, and they loudly announce every beer delivery to the table (large beers bring a rousing cheer from the entire dining room, smaller ones are gently ridiculed.) On a side note, I think the "Ticky-Tocky-Ticky-Tocky, OY OY OY!" should be saved for when... More 

Thank sixandeightstringer
Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the roast pork loin an had to be one of the worst dishes I ever had there , it was so dried out , seems like it was left over for a week, the other person had a veal dish an that was also not very good , I hadn't been here for a while because I moved... More 

Thank Rick D
Management response:

Hello Rick, We are sorry that you found your experience with us to be so lackluster. We strive to serve delectable meals to all patrons but do apologize that you had been severely underwhelmed by the pork loin and the veal dish. Please know that this is out of the norm for us and we do greatly value your feedback.... More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I've been here a few times - I would highly recommend making a reservation - the place is always packed! Parking is tough - the lot is not very big so you usually have to park on the street. The atmosphere is fun! That's the main reason I keep returning. The food is good, not great. The prices are pretty... More 

Thank Erica A
Canton, Connecticut
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We'd been looking to go here for a while, and by coincidence, our friends booked us during Oktoberfest. So I'm not 100% sure our visit was representative. The atmosphere was fun though, and centered on the celebration of beer. Multiple choices ranging from what would constitute a normal beer anywhere else to a giant boot, or a flight. Or you... More 

Thank Booha
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I came at 3:30. The time was incorrect on trip advisor, the owner was still there and personally cooked me a wonderful meal. Is that customer service or what?

Thank Tim R
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We love German food. We try to have it whenever we travel. We stopped at East Side. We've been here before a long time ago and thought it would be nice to take a trip and have a meal. We should have gone to the Student Prince in Springfield, MA instead. We sat down, placed our orders, somewhat astounded over... More 

Thank 4okay
Management response:

Hello, We regret to learn that you had been less than impressed by your experience with us. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we apologize for providing you with a meal that was clearly not up to our usual standards. We're quite disappointed by the nature of your review, as we typically receive positive feedback from our customers on... More 

Newington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My wife and I had frequented this place often; back as far as when they had a bar up front. Bragged about it so much that I had my family come all the way down from Massachusetts to share in the food and frolic. I had asked to sit in the main dining room. The young hostess was more interested... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

It was about two years ago since our last visit. Went with family for some birthday and anniversary celebrations. Were greeted by friendly staff, dress in “traditional” German attire. German music was playing as well as an accordion player visiting tables and taking requests. If you like to drink and have fun, this is the place—party hats included. It can... More 

Thank Frank F
Danbury, Connecticut
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This restaurant has really captured the feel of fun European Beer house. I only ate the food (no beer) and it was quite good. The sausage was nothing special- which was kinda disappointing, but overall an enjoyable visit.

Thank David A
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Went on a Saturday for lunch. Also had the jagerschnitzel and potato pancakes like the other review, Husband had the weiner schnitzel egg on top.Both were excellent and lots of food,had to take home half. But that was also because we had the stuffed mushroom appetizer,also very good and hot.Good service,answered all kinds of questions.Checked out the biergarden,we'll need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: +1 860-223-1188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?