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Heidelberg Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side
German, European, Central European
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1648 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028-3111
+1 212-628-2332
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11:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Brick, New Jersey
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place smells like my Gramma's house. Such fond memories of great family meals. My husband and I had been wanting to eat here for many years and we finally did it. Absolutely delicious and authentic German food. Trust me, I graduated from Sauerbraten University. We started with the Potato Pancakes and they were awesome. I had their famous Pork... More 

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Thank Tammy L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being told that there was a waiting time of 20-30 minutes we dutifully stood to the side and awaited our table. The host however had an elaborate waiting list that seemed to involve heavily penalizing anyone who's face she did not like, on this particular night it was my partner and I who were forced to wait for 2... More 

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Thank GordonSumner
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You absolutely cannot go wrong at the Heidelberg. It's a slice of Bavaria. Not a beer aficionado, but there were plenty there who were enjoying the selections. The food can't be out done anywhere. The Jaeger Schnitzel was even better than 15 years ago, potato pancakes .... ahhh!

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Thank zerman17604
northern VA
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Family visit to NYC enjoyed 5 different German beer types and all tasted great - no complaints for those of us lucky to have lived there. 3 sizes too so you can pace yourself. Food prices a little high but portions nice. Four of us split a wurst platter for two with very good sides - the staff really nice.... More 

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Thank constantgardener87
New York City, New York
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294 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Haven't been to a German restaurant in years, and this one has been around for decades, The food was fantastic -- all of it, and we tried lots of stuff. The sauerbraten was amazing, as was the herring appetizer. The potato pancakes were special, as were the incredible cakes. The new subway is across the street. We will go back... More 

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Thank Louis G
Houston, TX
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The 5 of us came here for lunch the day before Christmas Eve. The restaurant was half full and there were a total of 4 staff persons on deck: bartender, hostess, a waiter and a waitress. Shocking. We were seated right away, but it took forever for anyone to service us and even longer for the food to come. I... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

An amazing night of food and drink. Bar service while we were waiting for our table really primed the pump (full of schnapps), then we dove into fantastic food and drink, leaving full, fat, and happy. Awesome!

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New York
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229 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

There were two of us eating and although it wasn't crowded it took a long time to get anyone to pay attention to us. We ordered drinks and as soon as the waiter put them down we were asked if we were ready to order. No bread was offered so I had to ask for it. Unfortunately, the bread basket... More 

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Thank wocaplel
Newport News, Virginia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

As a child my family spent Christmas with my Austrian grandmother. Grandma is gone now, but I still feel the need to have a German style feast for Christmas. The Heidelberg delivered this beautifully. With typical German charm my boyfriend and I indulged in a liter of Berliner Weisse and fried camambert cheese. He had the sausage platter and I... More 

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Vestal, New York
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

In NYC for a weekend of Christmas holiday excitement, we stopped in here for lunch. It was so cute and cosy. I felt I was in Austria or Bavaria. We started right off with nice warm glühwein, delicious and just as I remember from the Christmas Markt in Salzburg. Friend had sauerbraten that she found tasty. I had a potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10028-3111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-2332

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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