New York, NY 10028
Village Voice's Description
Sometimes older simply is better. That's the case with Heidelberg, an antediluvian spot that was planted in Yorkville back in 1939, when German was a common language in this Upper East Side neighborhood. The place is all gingerbread trim and dirndls, though big, foamy steins of beer reflect a modern sophistication about suds. Naturally, the food is mainly Bavarian (reflecting the origin of many Deutsche immigrants to the city), meaning giant, plate-flopping schnitzels and sausages presented in omnibus platters with tangy purple cabbage, kartoffeln, and sauerkraut. Ein prosit! A beer garden has been outfitted downstairs
Tips from foursquare
Great sausage platters but they're made even better with the beer options. Be wary, if you want to drink out of the 2 liter boot, it takes a $60 cash deposit.
Two liters of beer in a glass boot. You can’t go wrong!
When we're in the mood for the best German food in the whole city, we head just a few blocks over to the Heidelberg for brats, potato pancakes, pork shank, boots of lager, and to say hi to Dieter!
get the boot of beer
Established in1939 where German was a common language. The result? Giant, plate-flopping schnitzels and sausages. Beer garden downstairs. Winner of Best of NYC Critics' choice for Best German!
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