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German Restaurant for Large Group?

frauleinlaura Jul 11, 2012 12:06 PM


I'm looking for a German restaurant to have an informal memorial/life celebration in the fall for about 60-70 people? Long Island/Queens and NJ are fine as well.

So far I've contacted:

- Zum Stammtisch
- Heidelberg
- Chalet Alpina
- Helmer's in Hoboken
- Lederhosen

Does anyone have any experience with the above and/or other recommendations?



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    thegforceny RE: frauleinlaura Jul 11, 2012 12:57 PM

    Post on Outerboroughs / New Jersey / NY State boards for non-Manhattan spots.

    1. JungMann RE: frauleinlaura Jul 12, 2012 07:06 AM

      I've had experience with Lederhosen. For 70 people, I think they'll have to close down the restaurant, but they may be able to accommodate everyone in the dining room. They have a projector screen that will occupy most of the back wall if you want to show a tribute video. Service is usually buffet style off the menu. I have not seen them do a la carte for private events.

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        tex.s.toast RE: frauleinlaura Jul 12, 2012 07:43 AM

        There is a new beer hall opening in brooklyn on st marks and 4th avenue by the owners of der schwarze k├Âlner. im not sure of the name (i dont believe its opened quite yet but should be open very soon). from a press piece i saw about it they should have ample seating (i think it said it could hold up to 200 people inside with a garden for half that many, but i may be misremembering). youre not likely to find posts on it on the outer boroughs board, but if you wait a few weeks and are still making decisions, it may be worth getting in touch with them.

        edited to add: i got over my case of the lazies to pick this link up for you - may be worth contacting someone at der schwarze kolner to see if they will be able to accomodate you at the new space:

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          Sneakeater RE: tex.s.toast Jul 12, 2012 09:47 AM

          Don't contact Der Schwartze Kolner.

          The owners got divorced. The wife is keeping Der Schwartze Kolner; the husband is opening the new place (called just Der Kolner).

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          efmann RE: frauleinlaura Jul 12, 2012 11:17 AM

          Have you thought of the Bohemian Beer Hall in Astoria? They could handle that outside. You should give them a call. Zum Stammtisch is good but maybey far away. You might try Manor Oktoberfest in Forrest Hills if that area is good for you.

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            frauleinlaura RE: efmann Jul 13, 2012 05:50 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions!

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