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doxy216 Sep 3, 2009 09:37 AM

Still trying to find a good authentic German Restaurant in Nj or Ny area. It seems like all the old standards are gone, or they have healthified the cuisine. German is rich, heavy food, I want a place that still serves this way. Have been to several Manhattan "beer gardens" where drinking is the priority not the food. Even The Little Kraut in Red Bank, NJ is no more, they reinvented themselvesand their menu, was just there, it was gross.

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    chumly Sep 4, 2009 01:23 PM

    Try ZumStammtisch in Glendale Queens. I also like German food like mom used to make (born in Austria) and have tried many but this is the one I always use for comparison. Food and service are superior. Plenty of good German beer on tap. Bar is lively and friendly. Only problem is the wait which could be very long especially on weekends. Btw speaking German is always a plus here.

    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/

    1. ambrose Sep 4, 2009 01:11 PM

      This is a topic that comes up a lot. If you have the time, also run a search of German restaurants on the Mid-Atlantic, Manhattan and Outer Boroughs boards. Make sure to set the search to go back 5 years.

      Another Staten Island restaurant is Killmeyer's. I've never been so you might want to do a little on-line research.

      http://www.killmeyers.com

      If you want to go WAY upscale you could try one of these places in NYC:

      http://kg-ny.com

      This web site has some very annoying music so I suggest you turn off the sound if you spend a lot of time there.

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        NoraCharles Sep 4, 2009 10:56 AM

        I haven't been here yet but look foraward to trying it. It's on Staten Island.

        http://www.nurnbergerbierhaus.com

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          fourunder Sep 4, 2009 05:10 AM

          Here's a new place for you to consider in Jersey City.....

          http://www.zeppelinhall.com/

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            doxy216 Sep 4, 2009 06:19 AM

            Wow! sounds like a weiner, oops I mean winner. Thanks for the tip.

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            BeerWeezil Sep 3, 2009 09:50 AM

            Another fast one:

            Prime Meats - 465 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.frankspm.com - Owned by the Frankies of Frankies Spuntino 457 fame just two doors down.

            Oh, and I highly recommend Helmer's in Hoboken as well.

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              fourunder Sep 3, 2009 09:44 AM

              There are three places that I know of in Northern New Jersey.

              http://www.kirkers.com/

              http://helmersrestaurant.com/

              http://www.blackforestinn.com/

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                doxy216 Sep 3, 2009 01:27 PM

                Thank you, forgot about Helmers, went there as a kid, thought they closed up. I donot like Kirkers at all. Blackforest sounds good too. Thanks

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                  roro1831 Sep 3, 2009 01:32 PM

                  Helmers had a bad fire a few years ago, they've been open for about a year now, maybe a little longer.

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