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Seeking: German Recommendations On Staten Island.

TomChowhound Oct 22, 2010 12:28 AM

Can anybody recommend a good place for German Food on Staten Island? Anywhere on the Island is fine.

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  1. Sluggo1407 RE: TomChowhound Oct 22, 2010 06:18 AM


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      TomChowhound RE: Sluggo1407 Oct 22, 2010 09:18 AM

      Hi Sluggo,
      Do you recommend Killmeyers, or was that just to advise it exists? If the former, can you recommend any dishes to get or avoid?

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        Sluggo1407 RE: TomChowhound Oct 24, 2010 08:06 AM

        I had read on Forgotten NY's webpage that it was good. Myself, I don't know. The Schnitzel Haus in Bay Ridge Brooklyn is very good however. I had the pork schnitzel with creamy mushroom gravy and also the goulash soup. Both were delicious.

        Schnitzel Haus
        7319 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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      Tay RE: TomChowhound Oct 23, 2010 03:30 PM

      Ihere are no good German restos on SI

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        MrsT RE: TomChowhound Oct 23, 2010 06:07 PM

        If you're willing to cross the bridge, there is a good German restaurant on 5th Ave & 75th St in Brooklyn. Schnitzle Haus.

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          Paulomet RE: MrsT Oct 24, 2010 09:59 AM

          I love Schnitzle Haus, too. I once asked the chef where the Schnitzle Haus sausage was made; he said it was made in Staten Island. There must be something going on out there.

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            TomChowhound RE: MrsT Nov 3, 2010 08:35 AM

            Which dishes would you recommend at Schnitzle Haus? I only ate there once, but was quite disappointed. I had, I think it was, the Wiener Schniztle; and it seemed to have been frozen and then deep fried. It was kind of hard and dry.

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            abee RE: TomChowhound Oct 24, 2010 07:34 AM


            The Nurnberger Bier Haus is awesome.

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              buck44 RE: abee Oct 30, 2010 11:27 AM

              I agree. Nurnberger Bierhaus is excellent.

              Nurnberger Bierhaus
              817 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

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                BMartin RE: buck44 Nov 4, 2010 02:08 PM

                Killmeyers used to have a great chef five or six years ago but he left and the place is not to good any more. They have tons of kinds of beer however, although in my opinion foreign beers don't travel that well--they get stale--so stick with the American beers. Nurnberger Bierhaus is quite good, better than Schnitzle Haus, which was OK but the food lacked flair--it seemed flat.

                Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn
                4256 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309

                Nurnberger Bierhaus
                817 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

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              comestible RE: TomChowhound May 30, 2011 12:21 PM

              I can't speak from recent experience, but before either Nurnberger Bierhaus or Killmeyer's, there was (and still is) Schaeffer's Tavern. I haven't been there in years, but the specialty was German lagers and, I think, German-style sandwiches of various wursts. It's at Victory and Bradley.

              Anyone been there lately?

              Nurnberger Bierhaus
              817 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

              Schaffer's Tavern
              2055 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

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                Eggsactley RE: comestible May 30, 2011 04:28 PM

                IMHO Schaffer's is one of the best lunch spots in NYC

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                  BMartin RE: Eggsactley May 31, 2011 08:50 AM

                  Schaffer's is terrific although their pastrami appears to be mass-produced and kind of stale. But otherwise it is excellent..

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