We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fun, lively atmosphere”

East Side Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 147 Restaurants in New Britain
Cuisines: German
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Level Contributor
72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun, lively atmosphere”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

East Side is a place you go for the fun, not necessarily the food. It's a party like place with accordion players playing anything from traditional music to modern hits. The beer on tap is great and everyone loves a good "Ticki tocki ticki tocki oy oy oy." Meals are relatively pricey with the cheapest being $28. This is a great place to go for a celebration.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Lobes34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

217 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    71
    34
    19
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kirkland, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great beers”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

According to my dad the "big beers" are great. The food German. Great atmosphere, you always see people that are happy, or having a good time.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Aircoco21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cromwell, Connecticut
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A little Disappointed”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We recently visited the East Side Restaurant on a Sunday afternoon for my Dads birthday.We had heard about this being such a "fun" place and were really looking forward to going.Unfortunately-that afternoon they had no entertainment since they were playing upstairs for a Private party....we were really looking forward to some authentic music to go with the atmosphere.They were also out of Prime Rib that day so a quest in our party ordered Steak-which he was disappointed in.Stick to the traditional/speciality dishes which were quite good.Very pricey for dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Lquin493
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NEW HAVEN, CT
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very disappointed in this acclaimed ethnic restaurant”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went with friends looking for polish food. We ordered traditional food- glomkes, perogis, mixed meat platter, etc. The servers were friendly but the service was very slow, the food was heavy and a disappointment. Our friends sampled each plate but no one really enjoyed the food. This was a destination for us- we traveled about an hour, and it wasn't worth it. The atmosphere was ok, bland

Helpful?
2 Thank ryn405
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maine
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We were staying one night on our way to NYC when we found the East Side on Trip advisor and gave it a try. Excellent food, beer and atmosphere. When many places are chain stereotypes, this is real. Not the cheapest, but one of the best for the price. Portions are large, so we got a full dinner for one and a herring appetizer for the other, which was more than enough.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank lrclough
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed East Side Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to East Side Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing