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East Side Restaurant

131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
+1 860-223-1188
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“salad” (25 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (28 reviews)
“wurst” (6 reviews)
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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entering this restaurant, we missed the basket of all kinds of hats available to guest that we could have put on (as many other diners did). Staff dressed in authentic German attire welcomed us as we enjoyed the display of beer steins near the...More

Thank Ann622
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We were here for a birthday party and the restaurant hosted a wonderful event. They were very attentive to all of our needs with very prompt service. The appetizers were great! A variety platter of bratwurst, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, stuffed mushrooms - all yummy! Then...More

Thank Peridot63
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

After catching an afternoon flick in Plainville we blew past all the local places likely to be crowded and hit East Side. We sat in the biergarten for the first time and decided to enjoy the sun and we were just as pleased as the...More

Thank giaabruzzi
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This restaurant is definitely festive and we have always enjoyed the German specialties! Get the wursts and spatzle, along with the beer. It truly is fun, but be aware that the fun includes loud cheers about beer and more! The beer hall is entertaining and...More

Thank a_tolland
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We had gift certificates for $40and decided to try it. The last time I had been there was 20 years ago. The atmosphere was certainly jovial. A gentleman dressed in German attire greeted us boisterously! We sat at a cozy table for 2 by a...More

Thank kmfoss
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a beef dinner. The beef had lots of fat and gristle, the mixed vegetables were not warm and were mooshy and the mashed potatoes seemed to have been reheated. I had heard this was an excellent place to eat and will never go back....More

2  Thank elaine499
Barbara A, Owner at East Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Elaine, we are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the dishes served to you. Please know there is always a manager on duty to ensure all guest dining experiences are a positive one. We encourage all guest to address all food concerns while still...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Decided to do the Thanksgiving dinner here and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and the traditional Turkey dinner was very good. Service and atmosphere was very nice as well. Of course the German beer selection and taste of beers was excellent. Can't...More

Thank votfinoski
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Because of the price, we limit our enjoyment for family celebrations. The atmosphere is festive, although loud at times. The decorations make one feel like they are in Germany and are just wonderful. The food has been consistently excellent. The beer is genuine & great....More

Thank ItIsSunny
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We went here to celebrate my birthday. This is a fun place to eat and drink and get your German on!!! The food is fabulous & the beer selections are the bomb!! Our server Heather took excellent care of us and we had a fantastic...More

Thank Loretta P
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Terrible food, overpriced beer. If you want to break the bank and pretend you're in Germany this is the place for you. Rude staff, outdated decor. Avoid this place.More

1  Thank Evan M
Barbara A, Owner at East Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Hello Evan, we are surprised and sorry to learn you were not more impressed with our establishment. We do take pride in our authentic cuisine and beer we serve our customers, using nothing but the highest quality ingredients available and do price them accordingly. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, 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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