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East Side Restaurant

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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
+1 860-223-1188
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard so much about this place and it has lived up to its reputation. GREAT food, homemade and plenty of it. Thank you ARLO, a friendly, kind, courteous and awesome waiter. Definitely a revisit!

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Thank Teresa H
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food, especially what they claim is German, is poor quality ingredients, poor preparation. For example, my pork loin was re-heated and served. The potato pancakes came barely cooked and soggy with oil. For the entire night, you have to put up with the childish yelling by the bar servers who try to get everyone else in the place to... More 

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Thank MarcoPro2050
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food - home style, German - is always excellent. The beer - in liter steins - is imported and wonderful. And the atmosphere has caused East Side to be nick named "Adult Disneyland". We always have fun here and it's always a good time. The food appears pricey, but they are actually 5 course meals of high quality.

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Thank Ed G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

delicious food, came here with my polish friend and she loved it. it's a bit cramped and small but the food was good.

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Thank Melissa R
New Britain, Connecticut
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

our friends took my gf and i to dinner here it was nice ,but not worth the hype it receives .there was a local laff celebrity there that night ,and the service was down rite awful.drinks were late ,mix ups on the orders you name itr ,it happened.the food was ok.but again it wasn't worth the steep check.

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Thank myleswoods
Management response:

Hello, We're very sorry that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're disappointed to learn that you had been less than impressed by both your meal and the service. We take all of our reviews into consideration, and we greatly value your feedback. We have made some changes since your... More 

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 December 7, 2016

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 

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Thank sixandeightstringer
Orlando, Florida
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 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 

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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 

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Thank Erica A
Canton, Connecticut
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198 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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Thank Booha
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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?

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Thank Tim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?