Top spots for German frankfurter delights
February 13, 2013
This week is the official Kraut and Frankfurter Week — visit one of these authentic German spots to experience some new flavor.
10. Gottscheer Hall Bar and Grill
Check out this traditional German hall with friendly staff, authentic jukebox music and delicious food. The portions are huge and reasonably priced, and macaroni and cheese fans will love the three-cheese spätzle ($8).
657 Fairview Ave, Ridgewood, Queens
9. Edi and the Wolf
Share a plate of flatbread and spreads ($14) or try the Wiener Schnitzel with delicious lingonberry jam ($21) at this beautiful, hidden East Village gem with rustic detailing.
102 Ave. C
8. Schnitzel Haus
In addition to offering a wide variety of German cuisine, ranging from sausage to pork and beef, Schintzel Haus hosts a large number of fun events, including live music, karaoke sessions and its popular Bavarian Buffet.
7319 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
7. Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley’s atmosphere is an interesting mix between minimalist design and cozy intimacy. The recently revamped menu puts a twist on traditional German meals, with dishes such as Bratwurst Tacos ($11) and Schnitzel Fingers with barbecue sauce ($10).
7 Rivington St.
6. Nurnberger Bierhaus
The kitschy décor and German frau outfits the wait staff wear contributes to Nurnberger Bierhaus’ charm. Menu favorites include the Black Forest Ham ($16.95) and the Little Potato Pan served with your choice of sausage (prices vary).
817 Castleton Ave., Staten Island
5. Cafe Sabarsky
Located near the Neue Gallery, this classy and traditional Viennese cafe features delicate desserts and coffees. Try any of the Schaller and weber sausages and, for dessert, the Sachertorte, a dark chocolate cake with apricot comfiture ($9) or the Marzipan ring cake ($8).
1048 5th Ave.
4. Zum Stammtisch
Modeled after a cozy Bavarian Inn, Zum Stammtisch certainly does a good job of transporting you from the Big Apple to the Black Forest. Sit at a cozy booth or intimate wooden table while enjoying traditional bratwurst with potato salad ($15.95) or an assorted sandwich platter ($16.95).
69-46 Myrtle Ave.
3. Cafe Katja
Katja is a small, cozy cafe with a delicious selection of authentic Austrian cuisine. Begin your meal with traditional soft pretzels ($3.50), served with tear-inducing spicy mustard, and end with a slice of warm apple strudel ($7).
79 Orchard Street
2. Hallo Berlin
Hallo Berlin is a typical German beer garden with long wooden tables, banner-lined walls and a well-stocked bar. For those not hungry enough to make their way through a whole dinner platter, choose from the large appetizer menu, which includes German favorites like potato cucumber salad ($5.50), potato pancakes ($6.50) and spätzle ($6.50).
626 10th Ave
1. The Heidelberg Restaurant
This traditional beer hall serves German comfort food with live music on Saturday nights. The food, which includes homeland favorites such as creamy cucumber salad, Wiener Schnitzel and a number of sausage varieties, is served in generous portions that even the hungriest of patrons find difficult to finish.
1648 Second Ave.
Bryna Shuman is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]