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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 good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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16:30 - 20:30All hours
$$ - $$$
131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 24 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
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...More

Thank Steve P
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

Thank Niferlou
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...More

Thank ConnecticutGeminEye
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went with a party of 6, we had a reservation, but it wasn't crowded. The food was fine, nothing amazing. The atmosphere was ok. We were expecting music---there wasn't any. Most of the waitstaff was only half in costume. Not as much of a...More

Thank Acavar
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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...More

Thank Sylwia Lidia F
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank MarcoPro2050
Management response:Responded 3 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 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....More

Thank Ed G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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