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Rathenaustr. 5 | 45127 Essen, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 236312
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great find - a steak restaurant that knows how to cut and serve excellent steaks. The service is provincial which adds to the charm of the dark decor. The food is delicious, and the steaks sublime. Portion sizes are generous (but not American!).

Thank lenpan
Porrentruy, Switzerland
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209 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak lover heaven - only the best cuts of USDA Prime Nebraska and dry-aged Irish beef cooked to perfection. Great service and nice pub atmosphere. Not to be missed when in or around Essen.

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a seat by accepting to be out in less than an hour. But even with that tight time limit, we had relaxed service (of sorts, but she was fun) and the steaks came incredibly fast. We were well within our time limit, because the steaks were delicious — we gobbled them up. I'd definitely come again, but with... More 

Thank Þorlákur L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I was there for an informal dinner with international group of colleagues from the company I work for. They asked for a German restaurant and so they are classified, highly classified.... Walking distance from the hotel, so there we went. We called to book a table as we were 20 but they said it was not necessary. As we arrived... More 

Thank Alessandra F
143644, Manager at Pfefferkorn, responded to this review

Hello Alessandra F, thanks for rating our restaurant on Tripadvisor. As you can deduce from our name "NY STEAKHOUSE" we are a steak based restaurant. Here on Tripadvisor we are classified as a international Steakhouse, too. Every guest is welcome to check our menu before visiting our restaurant. Our menu is online, local as a take away and in two... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Late night hunt for some meat we came by this restaurant. We ambushed this restaurant with 6 and a baby without reservation. The staff bended backwards to get us a nice place in the restaurant. We got served some amazing tasty food. We can recommend this restaurant highly.

Thank Siegfried W
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nice outside area on main shopping area. Portions are good size, quality is above average, service is attentive. Would not drive 100 Km. to eat there, however, a really nice place if in the Essen area.

Thank Rast67
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Even though it looks like a more or less mixed menu with a lot of dishes, I got a recommendation to visit this place to have a good steak. That isn't too complicated, and the steak was good indeed. It was like I had it ordered. Unfortunately the service was slightly too slow. Not by a big margin, but enough... More 

Thank Reinald K
Beverley, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

In Essen for 3 nights on business so of course did some looking on Tripadvisor for the best places to eat near where i'm staying. Was pleased to find this restaurant nearby with good ratings so decided to give it a try, glad i did. The restaurant is very centrally located and easy to find, managed to get a table... More 

Thank RnA31
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I ordered a steak which was good quality and cooked well. Staff were very nice. Overall a nice meal, very straight forward.

Thank SomeWhoWanderAreLost
Bergamo, Italy
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Simply the best restaurant I tried during my stay in Essen. Good food, good drink, good service and good place

Thank lucagerva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$54
Steakhouse, German, International, European, Grill, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathenaustr. 5 | 45127 Essen, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Stadtkern
  • Neighbourhood: Stadtkern
  • Phone Number: +49 201 236312

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?