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“A slice of Eastern Europe”

Blue Danube Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 256 Restaurants in Trenton
Cuisines: German, Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Trenton, New Jersey
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A slice of Eastern Europe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

When goulash is what you want, or palatschinken, where ya gonna go? The Blue Danube is a great answer. They offer a range of Eastern European dishes and regional wines.

  • Visited February 2013
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Wheeling IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Try this for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited August 2012
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nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Find in Trenton”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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“An Unremarkable Experience”
2 of 5 bubbles 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).

  • Visited July 2012
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“Authentic Eastern European food in a charming spot”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2012
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