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t0rin0 (1390) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited May 27, 2014.
First stop of the day. Actually, had I known that Torst was literally around the corner from the train station that would have been the first stop but as it worked out this was on the way to Dirck the Norseman. This is probably the trendiest German restaurant Iíve been to, but itís not entirely a bad thing. They have several dozen taps, a good number of which are decent beers. They have several sausages to pick from and plenty of toppings to add. Mine (the Krainerwurst) was good but expensive. $7 for not very much food and no sides. Oh well, itís New York, I shouldnít have expected anything less. The bar wraps around three sides of the serving area so there is plenty of seating there. Also the windows were all wide open so you can sit at the edge of the restaurant (no sidewalk or patio seating) and look at the park across the street or just enjoy the weather a bit. The servers were very nice and offered some free samples. Given how close this is to the train station Iíd say it definitely warrants a visit.
mansquito (77) Nueva York, New York | April 16, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place has nice bathrooms, a good beer selection, and a nice selection of interesting sausages. Unlike Radegast Hall & Biergarten, this place doesnít strive for an authentic Bavarian experience. Instead, it includes various US beers next to German beers. It includes sausages made from various exotic meats and even have vegan sausages (ironically listed under the traditional sausage section... maybe it was a mistake). While the beer list isnít incredible like that of the nearby Torst, it is respectable and included 4 beers that I have not yet had. The bathroom faucets are really cool. They have Jenga. The value is acceptable, though a little on the pricy side, with beers going for $7-8.
mfp13jr (39) Glenville, New York | April 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
German beer hall says it all. Taps of about 20-25, with varying selection....Can you say Mango Habanero IPA? Plenty of sours and belgians around. Staff is quick and aims to please. Love all the brats on pretzel hot dog rolls. Food list is basic, but good. Hard to decide if it is better when the weather warms up and the garage doors are open, or when itís colder and the fireplace is roaring....One of my favorite places around.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A top notch German sausage restaurant/bar in Williamsburg. I visited in April 2012 and it was quite busy. A very large place with seats outside and in, very spacious. Largely features sausage - I tried the rabbit/veal, venison, and duck, which were super tasty. $8-11 each, they ainít cheap! The beer menu is fairly extensive, a large representation of German styles, but others as well. Nothing crazy, but definitely solid craft offerings. Overall, worth it for a food and beer stop in NYC.
jredmond (205) Manhattan, New York | February 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Huge beer hall with nice selection of German beers and some american ipas and ciders. Food was fantastic.
bmerz (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A good option for a large group, especially on a nice day. Really well designed semi industrial beer hall on the park between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The sausages are solid. The beer list is as well. Itís not going for beer geek cred but they do a good job for both taps and bottles. Iíve never been close to bored. The service for food and beer is all from the bar which is both nice and annoying...Iíd rather have that than wait for a server forever like other beer halls do.
keithk (11) brooklyn, New York | May 31, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beer list is about 25 taps, mostly American craft and German which is by definition mostly blondish, mostly straightforward pilsner, kolsch, octoberfest, etc. Not overly interesting, definitely oriented towards summer drinking in a beer hall atmosphere. Bottle list is a little more varied, including some belgians.
Big and airy, easy on the eyes, walls all open up to the outside on a nice day, some seating out front on the park side...itís pleasant EXCEPT the music was grating. From trance-y dance music to reggae, everything I heard was annoying and detracted from the experience.
A handful of wursts are available, the one I had was very good, but itís annoying to pay 3 dollars for kraut.
So in short there was not enough interesting beer on tap and several alienating factors which keep me from getting too enthusiastic about this place.
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