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Any German restaurants in the Hartford area?

ratbuddy Nov 15, 2009 05:14 PM

I've a hankering for some schnitzel and sausage and potato pancakes and.. Whatever else might be found in these types of places. Edelweiss is long gone, and I can't find anything else in the area. Help?

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    hummingbird RE: ratbuddy Nov 15, 2009 07:46 PM

    Is Bethel near hartford?

    If so here is a place:

    I"ve never been, but when I saw your post I remember a post from here probably from last year, I remember book marking the site, and I found it.

    Good luck, and if you get there hope it is good.

    Maybe who ever posted the original link will post back with feedback.

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      plien69 RE: ratbuddy Nov 15, 2009 08:05 PM

      East Side Restaurant in New Britain. Only been once, and I'm not a German food expert, so I can't say whether it's authentic or not. All I can say is that my meal was decent. Plus, they have a guy who plays the accordion who walks around the dining areas.

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        Earle RE: ratbuddy Nov 16, 2009 03:18 AM

        The East Side is a good restaurant ,, it serves as authentic german food as you can get in this area, I have eaten there a few times in the past and have found the food to be very good.. (http://www.eastsiderestaurant.com/) Take a look at there web site.. Earle

        1. EastRocker RE: ratbuddy Nov 16, 2009 05:37 AM

          East Side is pretty good, a little pricey and a little kitschy, but good.
          Old Heidelberg is excellent, but not close to Hartford, bethel is a good hour down 84 from hartford, but on a weekend might be worth the trip.

          1. stuck in Hartford County RE: ratbuddy Nov 16, 2009 05:54 AM

            Ditto East Side. Ignore the silly billboard ads. There's even one (billboard) on Rt. 20 past Sturbridge on the way to Wooster, MA. You have been warned by posters here, it's tacky and silly- like Disney World. Food is good, but not great; go for the atmosphere. Jeffrey Steingarten would have a field day slamming this place.

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              JayCT RE: stuck in Hartford County Nov 16, 2009 05:57 AM

              I have found East Side in New Britain to be very good and did not think it was high priced at all. The decor is a bit much but still not bad. I really did like it. Jay

            2. BellatrixStar RE: ratbuddy Nov 16, 2009 12:29 PM

              If you don't mind a 30 minute ride to Springfield, MA you should check out The Student Prince! I lived in Germany for seven years and that has been a fave for many years now :-)

              Student Prince Cafe
              8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103

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                IreneC RE: BellatrixStar Nov 20, 2009 01:08 PM

                I agree. The Student Prince is worth the ride for the food. The decor, service, ambiance disappoint but the food, never.

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                wystiria RE: ratbuddy Nov 30, 2009 11:05 AM

                The Watch Factory Restaurant in Cheshire. technically Austrian, but fantastic schnitzel, PP, Spetzel etc. I frequently get the jeager schnitzle - yum! We also LOVE love love the chef specials!!!! if you like chocolate do not miss the chocolate mousse.

                Also the atmosphere is very nice, the wood work was done by the chef and his family and frequently you are served by family. This place is NOT kitchy at all. Call for a reservation to be safe.

                1. stuck in Hartford County RE: ratbuddy Dec 1, 2009 07:12 AM

                  OMG! I went to a crazy German place in Springfield, MA just after Thanksgiving called "The Student Prince". Great local place, but so-so food. Just go for the room decorations and the old-fashioned NYC grand-restaurant vibe! Features great local crowd, huge German stein collection, rude career-long waiters, old-fashioned "powder rooms" w/furniture for god-knows-what, visible owner-management, and (get this!) A FRUIT CUP!!! I'm still laughing. I noticed that many food items delivered to tables featured foods NOT LISTED on the menu. Apparently, you can get oysters on 1/2 shell and other goodies if you are "in-the-know. We had a great time.

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