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“Good food, nice atmosphere”

East Side Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 162 Restaurants in New Britain
Cuisines: American, German
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It had been years since we last went to East Side for a meal and we regretted that we let so much time go by. We met friends for lunch and we had a lot of catching up to do. East Side during the week was a perfect choice. The dining room, even thought fairly full, allowed for good conversation. I do not know what the restaurant is like at night, but from what the server told us, it must to hopping and a lot of fun. The food is great. They have a lunch special priced at $20.17, which might see a bit steep, but the meal includes soup, salad, a small appetizer, a huge entree and a dessert. Everything was wonderful: the chicken cutlet, the pork cutlet, the bratwurst and knockwurst, the spaetzel, potato pancakes, mashed potatoes, soup, salad and strudel. The atmosphere is fun, charming and tasteful. The ceiling of the main dining room is lined with glass mugs. Striking! Waitstaff is knowledgeable, welcoming and willing to allow for substitutions. We will return soon.

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Thank jer b
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great place. Go for the full beer and watch the fun. The beer was delicious, the potato pancake starter was crazy good. The food was plentiful and tasty. No leaving hungry

Thank Gene G
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Comes with a nice spicy mustard. The German sausage app with sauerkraut was excellent. Bea the sever was fantastic and recommended the super sized Spaten Optimator which was great. Need two hands to drink this huge mug of beer. The ambiance is right out of the beer halls I have visited in Germany. Looking forward to the outdoor beer garden on the roof terrace.

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Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

East side is a fun interactive evening and another spot we bring out of town guests and family. It mirrors authentic Germany with dishes and beers served in da boot. They always have music where everyone sings and should be joyful! The pork dinners are more tender than veal and delicious at less cost. They serve many side dishes and desserts are worth saving room for. Fun, family, happy time!

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Thank Niferlou
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are looking for good German food and a fun time...the East Side is the place to go. Accordion player makes the rounds and fun hats on unsuspecting diners creates loads of laughter. Six of us went a couple of weeks ago - three had never been before. We had an awesome waiter and loads of fun. The German food is good, not outstanding, but good. Be sure to order some beer for the full East Side experience. The larger the better, but even tiny beers offer additional enjoyment from the staff and restaurant goers.

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