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The Best German Restaurant

sschwartz Feb 13, 2007 12:25 PM

Any recommendations on a authentic German Restaurant in either NYC, Queens or LI?

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    FAL RE: sschwartz Feb 13, 2007 01:13 PM

    I am a huge fan of Zum Stammish in Glendale, Queens. Great beer and huge portions . Food , and the owners are top notch. Give it a whril.

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      MaspethMaven RE: FAL Feb 14, 2007 05:41 PM

      Zum Stammtisch! I have a ceramic stein in my hand right now! The bar is fun, and the Jaegersnitzel is very nice.

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        FAL RE: MaspethMaven Feb 15, 2007 03:14 PM

        .How you a get a mug they don't hand them out. ha

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          MaspethMaven RE: FAL Feb 16, 2007 01:52 AM

          $5 you can buy one.

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        NYJewboy RE: FAL Jun 28, 2007 01:28 PM

        The Jaegersnitzel and fried onions at Zum never change. I have been going for 19 years.

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        NYCPilot RE: sschwartz Feb 15, 2007 07:34 AM

        I'll give another vote for Zum Stamtisch. Excellent food and great beers.

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          Peter B Wolf RE: sschwartz Feb 18, 2007 03:09 PM

          I always have Steak Tartar

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            Tupstate RE: Peter B Wolf Aug 31, 2007 05:43 AM

            Zum Stamtish is great. My father inlaw helped build the place years ago. This was the first German restaurant I ever went to. I mastered their dumplings and all to make at home. When I can't get there.

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            surly RE: sschwartz Feb 21, 2007 07:18 AM

            zum stammtisch by default. the german dining scene in greater ny is really bad, so this is your best choice within the areas listed. i've never been blown away by a meal there and i don't think it's really that much better than the other german options (heidelberg, von westernhagen, etc.) in manhattan, queens, or long island, though.

            personally, i liked the food and atmosphere better at nurnberger bierhaus on staten island, but i realize that it might be out of the way for you.

            i know it's not german, but i find i've been going to austrian places like blaue gans whenever i get in the mood for teutonic/central european eats and want to stay in manhattan.

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              weebly RE: sschwartz Feb 22, 2007 01:38 PM

              Zum stammish seems to be the favorite - only went there once on strong recommendations and was satisfied, but let's face it, gourmet German food is an oxymoron.
              We weren't helped in making menu choices by our waitress. Who, when asked what she would recommend, answered in a thick Irish brogue, "I don't know, I don't eat this stuff!"

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                FAL RE: weebly Feb 23, 2007 02:01 PM

                That had to be Grace rthe waitress. BTW she is Scottish

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                  weebly RE: FAL Feb 24, 2007 04:18 AM

                  Well, maybe there's more than one "Grace". The one who served us told us she came from Dublin!

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                kozel RE: sschwartz Aug 21, 2007 07:25 AM

                I also like the Oak Chalet in Bellmore LI


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                  sarahfannie RE: sschwartz Aug 28, 2007 10:06 PM

                  in manhattan: off bleeker west of 7th ave south, there is a place called leiderhosen. kinda kitchy, but i went there for a wedding reception and died over the weinershnitzel platter. and if anybosy wants to fight me and say the food is shit, the saving grace would be the gigantic beers.

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