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East Side Restaurant

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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
+1 860-223-1188
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 00:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so atmosphere-centric! Loved every minute I spent there. They make sure all customers are part of their fun... our waitress (I believe Joanna) was beyond nice. She made the experience all the better. I can't wait to go back. I don't remember the name of the food, but it was some kind of meat over potato pancakes... More 

Thank Sylwia Lidia F
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so much about this place and it has lived up to its reputation. GREAT food, homemade and plenty of it. Thank you ARLO, a friendly, kind, courteous and awesome waiter. Definitely a revisit!

Thank Teresa H
Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, especially what they claim is German, is poor quality ingredients, poor preparation. For example, my pork loin was re-heated and served. The potato pancakes came barely cooked and soggy with oil. For the entire night, you have to put up with the childish yelling by the bar servers who try to get everyone else in the place to... More 

1 Thank MarcoPro2050
Management response:

Hello, We are truly disheartened to learn that you will not be returning to East Side Restaurant. We maintain a high standard of food quality and service, and are saddened to hear that you feel that this standard was not met during your visit. We encourage each of our valued customers to discuss any issues they might have with either... More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food - home style, German - is always excellent. The beer - in liter steins - is imported and wonderful. And the atmosphere has caused East Side to be nick named "Adult Disneyland". We always have fun here and it's always a good time. The food appears pricey, but they are actually 5 course meals of high quality.

Thank Ed G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

delicious food, came here with my polish friend and she loved it. it's a bit cramped and small but the food was good.

Thank Melissa R
New Britain, Connecticut
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

our friends took my gf and i to dinner here it was nice ,but not worth the hype it receives .there was a local laff celebrity there that night ,and the service was down rite awful.drinks were late ,mix ups on the orders you name itr ,it happened.the food was ok.but again it wasn't worth the steep check.

Thank myleswoods
Management response:

Hello, We're very sorry that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're disappointed to learn that you had been less than impressed by both your meal and the service. We take all of our reviews into consideration, and we greatly value your feedback. We have made some changes since your... More 

Glassboro, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place makes good, mostly German-style food and serves lots of beer. The waitstaff wears traditional German garb, and they loudly announce every beer delivery to the table (large beers bring a rousing cheer from the entire dining room, smaller ones are gently ridiculed.) On a side note, I think the "Ticky-Tocky-Ticky-Tocky, OY OY OY!" should be saved for when... More 

Thank sixandeightstringer
Orlando, Florida
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the roast pork loin an had to be one of the worst dishes I ever had there , it was so dried out , seems like it was left over for a week, the other person had a veal dish an that was also not very good , I hadn't been here for a while because I moved... More 

1 Thank Rick D
Management response:

Hello Rick, We are sorry that you found your experience with us to be so lackluster. We strive to serve delectable meals to all patrons but do apologize that you had been severely underwhelmed by the pork loin and the veal dish. Please know that this is out of the norm for us and we do greatly value your feedback.... More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've been here a few times - I would highly recommend making a reservation - the place is always packed! Parking is tough - the lot is not very big so you usually have to park on the street. The atmosphere is fun! That's the main reason I keep returning. The food is good, not great. The prices are pretty... More 

Thank Erica A
Canton, Connecticut
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We'd been looking to go here for a while, and by coincidence, our friends booked us during Oktoberfest. So I'm not 100% sure our visit was representative. The atmosphere was fun though, and centered on the celebration of beer. Multiple choices ranging from what would constitute a normal beer anywhere else to a giant boot, or a flight. Or you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
00:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?