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Dec 24, 2010 08:32 AM

Manor Oktoberfest Review

Manor Oktoberfest is literally only a few blocks away from my parents house so I was happy to finally check it out yesterday with my hubby. (This was the 1st time we've gone out in over a month due to his knee surgery- WOO HOO!!!) I would have given this restaurant 5 stars if it weren't for the poor decor. We were sat next to a dessert case which reminded me of a bad diner, with cheesy faux beer hall surroundings. However, the food and service were top-notch.
I am not a beer drinker and made it known to my waiter. Yet, he was able to pick out one of the few beers i have ever liked in my life based on my pitiful description" I love roasty toasty, not so big on hops or bitterness". That was impressive:}
My hubby got a sausage to start and absolutey loved it. I ordered a shrimp cocktail and was happily surprised that they made a fresh cocktail sauce with tomato and fresh grated horseradish. It makes me surprised at how many restaurants just use a bottled cocktail sauce when this was so much more delicious, and it probably takes almost no time to prepare.
For an entree, my hubby got the swedish meatballs and I had the saurbrauten. I wasn't too crazy about his meatballs (they reminded me of airline food- bland, bland, bland) but my saurbrauten was tender, tender, tender and very delicious. The spaetzle was good, though I would have preferred a less uniform shape. (It did make me suspect that they use a pre-made spaetzle). The cabbage was delicious.

Manor Oktoberfest
8028 Cooper Ave, Queens, NY 11385

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  1. Manor Deli (the mothership so to speak) is one of the last true original German deli's left in Queens. On Jamaica Ave, just east of Woodhaven. They make their own roast beef (there are usually 3 of them in the case cooked to different colors) and also make their own Potato salad German/ and mayo, as well as macaroni salad. If you're in Central/Southern Queens it's worth the detour for a good take away lunch.

    1. Hi NicoleFriedman,

      This is not really a reply as you obviously know where Manor Oktoberfest is.

      On my "Places Mentioned" Google map there is a glitch showing the location as being on Cooper Avenue at 64th Place in lower Glendale. The actual location is at the Shops at Atlas Park as shown in their website.

      All seekers of sauerbraten and the like deserve only the best maps to get their wurst - sorry, couldn't resist.


      Glendale is hungry...

      Manor Oktoberfest
      8028 Cooper Ave, Queens, NY 11385

      2 Replies
      1. re: Glendale is hungry

        They went to Manor oktberfest Forest Hills. 73-11 yellowstone Blvd. The blocks from Woodhaven Blvd on the left side of street.

        1. re: mark gallagher

          Hi mark gallagher,

          Thanks for sharing!


          Glendale is hungry...