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“Wonderful Schnitzel”

The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room
Ranked #5 of 329 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, German, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
Amherst, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Schnitzel”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We had the most amazing food at the Student Prince. Started with the Fried Camembert which was really good!. The Cucumber salad has wonderful mix of Dill and sweet vinegar. The warm german potato salad is truly amazing. Our Entrees were both Schnitzel. Chicken and Kaiser. The Kaiser came with a mushroom gravy that really made this a special dish. I had originally ordered the Hasenpfeffer but sadly, they were out. We finished with a Chocolate and cherry torte and Killer Bee Cordial that were also quite wonderful. Our waitress Emelee was very attentive, kind and helpful. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Springfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“If you like German food...”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Excellent food and have been here for ever. There are 3 German restaurants in the area and they are all very good.

Visited November 2012
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Newington, Connecticut
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138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Wonderful Waitress ~ Would Try One More Time”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were in the Springfield area and decided to try The Student Prince Café for a late lunch.

Really liked the ambiance. Very old world, warm and inviting. Seemed to be an abundance of dining areas and also two rooms with nice large bar areas.

We dined in one of the dining rooms. Couldn’t have had a nicer more accommodating waitress. Lots of items to choose from on the lunch menu and prices seemed very reasonable. We all ordered something different and none of us really enjoyed our meals. Portions were very good sizes. The potato salad was like a scoop of cold mashed potatoes. The liver was grainy and stringy. The veal was pounded so much it resembled Swiss cheese. Nothing really had any flavor. German food is usually not over seasoned but all of our meals were rather flat. None of use was raving about our meals.

On a positive side, they really give you lots of sautéed onions for your liver which is very nice. Rye bread was delicious and so was the coffee. They don’t charge extra for additional glasses of ice tea.

We all said that we would like to try one more time since they have a good selection of menu items from appetizers to meals to sandwiches. And once again, the waitress was top notch. We were able to change items for our meals w/out a problem. She alone would bring in customers.

  • Visited April 2013
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Boston
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

From the moment you walk in the front door to the moment you reluctantly leave, you will enjoy the old-world charm of the Student Prince. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the décor is beautiful and the food is wonderful, whether you love German food or not.
There's nothing to add that the other reviewers have not mentioned, from the steins to the schnitzel, it's all good.
We've been here dozens of times and never had a bad meal. My husband enjoys trying all the German beers; we both love everything from the cucumber salad to the pistachio pudding. Our last time he enjoyed the goulash and I loved the braised beef.
Sadly, the restaurant is in a depressed part of Springfield(well, okay, it's pretty much all depressed there), but don't let that deter you. The Student Prince is worth a trip.

  • Visited April 2013
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New York City
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Old-style German restaurant”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

German and Continental cuisine. The bar is adorned with a spectacular collection of steins and glassware. The restaurant has picturesque stained-glass windows.

Visited May 2012
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