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“Try this for lunch”

Blue Danube Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 259 Restaurants in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2012

OK, the location is not so great - it's in Trenton, after all! BUT, the food is authentic Hungarian/Romanian/German/Polish. The menu is extensive, with specials including all the cuisines. The portions are ample, service friendly, drinks good size. Tasty, fresh, interesting food carefully prepared. I'm familiar with all the above cuisines, from travel and from heritage, so if you want a really good, different treat, Blue Danube is a good choice.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We went last nite after hearing about this place a few times. It's true, the neighborhood is not great, but we parked with no problem and went inside the restaurant. It is not a huge place, but probably has about 20 or so tables. It was probably about 3/4 full. The menu is very complete, and it took me a long time to figure out what to order. (after all the reading I decided on chicken paprikash not very original huh) which was very tasty. It came with a nice salad, good bread and herbed butter, and spaetzle and a vegetable ( I selected spinach). For appetizers we shared mamliga (not sure if that is the right word but it was very good cornmeal with feta and sausage. The others had a sampler for the entree(whcih include stuvffed cabbage, sausage among other items, sauerbraten and noodles. The food was very good, very ample portions, and the service was fine. It was leisurely, but that is what we wanted. For dessert, we split the apple strudel which was excellent. I thought it was quite reasonably priced (most of the entress are between $13-18 or so and come with salad and veg). I will definitely go back.

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3  Thank moiinnj
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Our dinner at Blue Danube quickly dispelled the notion of there being a hidden gem in Trenton, NJ. Parking is on the street, except for 3 spots on the side of the building. The neighborhood is not clean or well maintained, but seems safe enough. Entering, there is a small bar with 6 stools and a television. The dining area is to the left, decorated with eastern European paintings and knickknacks. The chairs at our table were a bit wobbly, and the menus could have been cleaner and newer.

There is probably more on the menu than there should be. We ordered crabmeat pierogies with marinara sauce as an appetizer, and entrees of beef goulash and sauerbraten, but the best part of our meal was the toasted bread and butter. The goulash was probably the worst we've ever had at a restaurant. The sauerbraten was a first for me, but reminded me of my grandmother's pot roast, smothered in a cheap, odd tasting sauce. Even the spaetzle was probably the worst we've tasted.

If you're looking for a wurst and schnitzel filled meal done well, I would recommend Otto's or the Newportville Inn (though both of them have their own warts and flaws).

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6  Thank answeringbell29
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stopped in for dinner recently after hearing about the Blue Danube for quite some time. It was a Tuesday and we ate at the bar, but it is a small restaurant with a small bar, so if you want to come here reservations are definitely recommended. The service is more European style than American, so they are not in a big hurry the way you would experience dinner at a chain restaurant. If you want to be in and out quickly, there are plenty of sports bars and poor quality chains nearby. If you want authentic homemade German and Eastern European food, then try the Blue Danube. Even their bread is homemade. The prices were also extremely reasonable. We will definitely go back.

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2  Thank droppinout
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

The Blue Danube is a favorite place of mine. Polish, Hungarian, German, Romanian....it has something for everyone and the food is fabulous. It is family owned and operated and you can tell by the love put into the food. The restaurant is very small and has "old school" decor but it has a warm charm. It is very reasonably priced. The neighborhood is not the best these days so be sure to know your way. It's a unique place is very worth the trip.

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