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East Side Restaurant

131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
+1 860-223-1188
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to do the Thanksgiving dinner here and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and the traditional Turkey dinner was very good. Service and atmosphere was very nice as well. Of course the German beer selection and taste of beers was excellent. Can't...More

Thank votfinoski
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Because of the price, we limit our enjoyment for family celebrations. The atmosphere is festive, although loud at times. The decorations make one feel like they are in Germany and are just wonderful. The food has been consistently excellent. The beer is genuine & great....More

Thank ItIsSunny
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We went here to celebrate my birthday. This is a fun place to eat and drink and get your German on!!! The food is fabulous & the beer selections are the bomb!! Our server Heather took excellent care of us and we had a fantastic...More

Thank Loretta P
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible food, overpriced beer. If you want to break the bank and pretend you're in Germany this is the place for you. Rude staff, outdated decor. Avoid this place.More

1  Thank Evan M
Barbara A, Owner at East Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello Evan, we are surprised and sorry to learn you were not more impressed with our establishment. We do take pride in our authentic cuisine and beer we serve our customers, using nothing but the highest quality ingredients available and do price them accordingly. We...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a relaxing fun Sunday afternoon enjoying the festive atmosphere of the biergarden of Eastside. Even though the place is so out of place in New Britain, it is great! Tayler took great care of us as a server. You cannot go wrong with the...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have enjoyed many superb meals at East Side... until last night! They have always served a great Prime Rib dinner, so I ordered an end cut, knowing that it would be more well done (have always ordered end cuts there), but when it arrived,...More

2  Thank PBJ27
Management response:Responded 31 August 2017

Hello, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your most recent meal with us was not up to our usual standards. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we absolutely agree that tough, dry prime rib would satisfy almost no one. We...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

After a Polish funeral it is tradition to gather and eat so we headed here for lunch. Approximately 18 of us and our waitress did not miss a beat. Everyone got hot soup, various entrees and a nice rice pudding; some had beer but most...More

Thank casinogal
Reviewed 6 August 2017

What a fun spot for dinner. Putting aside the authentic German fare, the entire dinner makes it feel like eating the meal in Europe. The beer flows, the german meatballs and veiner schnitzel tastes great, service is impeccable!

Thank Seapinesmiserable
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This was my dads favorite place to come when we would come out to visit. The atmosphere is awesome and the accordion player was a hit with my grandkids , their traditions and beer make it festive. The food was delicious and the variety they...More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I feel so fortunate to have such a unique restaurant here in New Britain. The atmosphere is wonderful. You can't come to this restaurant without having a good time. The beer is plentiful and amazing! The food is the same. The waiters and waitresses are...More

Thank dcampbellct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: +1 860-223-1188
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