Zum Schneider

★★★★☆
  • 107 Ave C

    New York, NY 10009

    Cross street: At 7th St, East Village & NoHo

    Map & Directions
  • 212-598-1098

About Zum Schneider

Hours
Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 2am Fri: 4pm - 4am Sat: 1pm - 4am Sun: 1pm - 2am The kitchen closes at 11pm

Food

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Awesome!

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★★★★★

Awesome!

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Sadly, yesterday was my last time visiting Zum Schneider. For good German food, I'll be at Halo Berlin.
After a decent Rollbraten for me, and Bratwurst for my friend, but not BEFORE the plates were cleared, our waitress all but demanded

3
★★★★★

Sadly, yesterday was my last time visiting Zum Schneider. For good German food, I'll be at Halo Berlin.
After a decent Rollbraten for me, and Bratwurst for my friend, but not BEFORE the plates were cleared, our waitress all but demanded

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Been here twice. The 1st time I was not pleased with the slow service and how the waitress kept forgetting to refill my water after I'd asked. Had something that I thought would be a meat dish with a salad, but it ended up being a few

3
★★★★★

Been here twice. The 1st time I was not pleased with the slow service and how the waitress kept forgetting to refill my water after I'd asked. Had something that I thought would be a meat dish with a salad, but it ended up being a few

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There is nothing better in the summer than a cool beer in the round of friends. I love Zum Schneider for their incredible selection of German beer and tasty food.

2
★★★★★

There is nothing better in the summer than a cool beer in the round of friends. I love Zum Schneider for their incredible selection of German beer and tasty food.

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whatever authentic atmosphere that might have been created by a good selection of beer, dim lighting and semi-communal tables was destroyed by the frat parties at the said tables and the incompetent staff.

We(3 of us) came for dinner and waited over an hour for a table that was promised in ??15- 20? minutes.
Granted you can??t exactly control the flow ?? but there was never an attempt to offer either an apology, a simple ??hang in there? cheer or a free round. We asked once after 30 minutes of waiting how things are, we asked again after an hour. Meanwhile we had 3 rounds each while waiting. When we finally confronted the person who initially gave us the time estimate, we were called ??pushy?, ??not understanding things beyond their control? and a clincher ?? if we don??t like it ?? we can go somewhere else?. Maitre d??(another person) came a second later and apologized but it was too little too late.
Katz??s pastrami was particularly tender that evening. This place blows - Epcot version of Germany on avenue C.

0
★☆☆☆☆

whatever authentic atmosphere that might have been created by a good selection of beer, dim lighting and semi-communal tables was destroyed by the frat parties at the said tables and the incompetent staff.

We(3 of us) came for dinner and waited over an hour for a table that was promised in ??15- 20? minutes.
Granted you can??t exactly control the flow ?? but there was never an attempt to offer either an apology, a simple ??hang in there? cheer or a free round. We asked once after 30 minutes of waiting how things are, we asked again after an hour. Meanwhile we had 3 rounds each while waiting. When we finally confronted the person who initially gave us the time estimate, we were called ??pushy?, ??not understanding things beyond their control? and a clincher ?? if we don??t like it ?? we can go somewhere else?. Maitre d??(another person) came a second later and apologized but it was too little too late.
Katz??s pastrami was particularly tender that evening. This place blows - Epcot version of Germany on avenue C.

Pros: beer

Cons: frat house atmosphere

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I'm giving it three stars because I like the overall atmosphere of the bar and especially the beer selection, but let's get real, this is not a beer garden, so I don't know why it's often touted as one. Four tables outside the bar on the sidewalk does not equal a beer garden. This place can get crazy packed, especially during Oktoberfest (obviously), but it's also a really fun place to kick back a few, even if it is out of the way.

1
★★★☆☆

I'm giving it three stars because I like the overall atmosphere of the bar and especially the beer selection, but let's get real, this is not a beer garden, so I don't know why it's often touted as one. Four tables outside the bar on the sidewalk does not equal a beer garden. This place can get crazy packed, especially during Oktoberfest (obviously), but it's also a really fun place to kick back a few, even if it is out of the way.

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Absolutely a nice place to go and hang out with friends. Everything is just good there from the food, drinks and service. Must visit place .....

1
★★★☆☆

Absolutely a nice place to go and hang out with friends. Everything is just good there from the food, drinks and service. Must visit place .....

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Bit crowded at times

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always my go to place when I have visitors in town. Try to get there early in the summer, since it becomes extremely crowded. The Beer Selection is awesome served in GIANT glasses

2
★★★★☆

always my go to place when I have visitors in town. Try to get there early in the summer, since it becomes extremely crowded. The Beer Selection is awesome served in GIANT glasses

Pros: Great selection of beer, decent food

Cons: no tv, crowded at times

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I was lured by the thought of belgium beer, long beer tables, and maybe some outdoor seating, but was sadly disappointed when once there. Seating is hard to come by, people come early and stay all night. And to have a seat you have to buy food. There is nowhere to really stand, so if you're not seated you're kind of in the way of the waiters and other patrons who like you did not get there early enough.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was lured by the thought of belgium beer, long beer tables, and maybe some outdoor seating, but was sadly disappointed when once there. Seating is hard to come by, people come early and stay all night. And to have a seat you have to buy food. There is nowhere to really stand, so if you're not seated you're kind of in the way of the waiters and other patrons who like you did not get there early enough.

Pros: Beer

Cons: Crowded, no seating

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The equation to what makes Zum Schneider a great bar for the single girl in Manhattan is quite simple. Boys like beer. Zum has a wide menu of German beers that come in huge glasses. Thus boys go here in droves, so you should too to meet said boys. Zum also creates the perfect social atmosphere to meet new people with their traditional beer-garden style community tables. It's almost like they knew exactly what they were doing all along! I'm not the biggest fan of international beers but I can recognize a good beer list when I see it, especially by the looks of joy on the male clientele's faces as they clink their liter sized glasses together in cheer. So I shall grab my own (half) liter glass and join in the festive fun, indulging in as many Wieners as I can handle. I may come for the boys, but you should probably come for the Bavarian tradition and the beer, which are far more noble reasons.

meganinmanhattan . com

2
★★★★☆

The equation to what makes Zum Schneider a great bar for the single girl in Manhattan is quite simple. Boys like beer. Zum has a wide menu of German beers that come in huge glasses. Thus boys go here in droves, so you should too to meet said boys. Zum also creates the perfect social atmosphere to meet new people with their traditional beer-garden style community tables. It's almost like they knew exactly what they were doing all along! I'm not the biggest fan of international beers but I can recognize a good beer list when I see it, especially by the looks of joy on the male clientele's faces as they clink their liter sized glasses together in cheer. So I shall grab my own (half) liter glass and join in the festive fun, indulging in as many Wieners as I can handle. I may come for the boys, but you should probably come for the Bavarian tradition and the beer, which are far more noble reasons.

meganinmanhattan . com

Pros: boys, atmosphere

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The best German food I have had since I was in Munich. The white sausage and the Hofbrau beer were excellent. Have been here several times, going during the day is key as it is typically not as crowded which can be an issue since the place is not that large. But overall the waitstaff was very pleasant and the food was excellent.

2
★★★★★

The best German food I have had since I was in Munich. The white sausage and the Hofbrau beer were excellent. Have been here several times, going during the day is key as it is typically not as crowded which can be an issue since the place is not that large. But overall the waitstaff was very pleasant and the food was excellent.

Pros: Beer, Food

Cons: Size

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If it's German food you crave and you want to stay in the East Village, Zum Schneider will suffice. They serve basic German bar food such as wursts, pretzels, deli meats and salads and they have an excellent beer selection. The interior is on the small side, but in the warmer months there is outdoor seating. Friendly staff!

3
★★★☆☆

If it's German food you crave and you want to stay in the East Village, Zum Schneider will suffice. They serve basic German bar food such as wursts, pretzels, deli meats and salads and they have an excellent beer selection. The interior is on the small side, but in the warmer months there is outdoor seating. Friendly staff!

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I've read some great things about this place but unfortunately didn't pick up on the fact that you need to get there early (at least on days when they have live music / during Oktoberfest). We arrived around 3pm and were told by some very big bouncers to wait in line -ok, no biggie. The place looked packed and people seemed to be having a great time - huge beer steins, german food, dancing on tables + tuba players!

We waited for over 40 minutes and a waitress came over to us with what looked to be a list. As I started to say, "can I put my name on the list" she quickly turned away and nearly jumped on, then screamed at some people behind us in line who were heckling her ( I probably would have too). The problem was that she then came back to my group and continued to scream, (but at us!) saying that we should be glad the line wasn't longer, we were all ungrateful etc. etc. etc. As we had been more than polite and at that point really just wanted a big glass of beer, we left, went around the corner and split a couple of pitchers.

I'll definitely be back some other time and I'll remember to get there earlier rather than later. I'll also look to avoid the waitress with the purple headband and the whistle!

2
★★★★☆

I've read some great things about this place but unfortunately didn't pick up on the fact that you need to get there early (at least on days when they have live music / during Oktoberfest). We arrived around 3pm and were told by some very big bouncers to wait in line -ok, no biggie. The place looked packed and people seemed to be having a great time - huge beer steins, german food, dancing on tables + tuba players!

We waited for over 40 minutes and a waitress came over to us with what looked to be a list. As I started to say, "can I put my name on the list" she quickly turned away and nearly jumped on, then screamed at some people behind us in line who were heckling her ( I probably would have too). The problem was that she then came back to my group and continued to scream, (but at us!) saying that we should be glad the line wasn't longer, we were all ungrateful etc. etc. etc. As we had been more than polite and at that point really just wanted a big glass of beer, we left, went around the corner and split a couple of pitchers.

I'll definitely be back some other time and I'll remember to get there earlier rather than later. I'll also look to avoid the waitress with the purple headband and the whistle!

Pros: Great crowd. Fun, authentic atmosphere, live music.

Cons: Long wait on busy days, crazy waitress with a whistle and an attitude

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Had long heard favorable word of this place from a hotel colleague of mine (please note that I work in hospitality in Guest Services recommending places to eat, drink and be merry). I went looking forward to post Steuben-Day parade fun with an East Village bent since last year I had gone to the more classic Heidelberg (which was great fun).

The mass of 20 somethings obscured what looked like a very basic indoor beer garden. After a 20 minute wait for drinks at the bar I asked the male bartender (is he a debt collector in his other day job?) in a friendly way "How are you" and was greeted by a very American retort of "I AM B U S Y !!!" said in the most hostile of tone and with the nastiest of looks. It was surprising that one person was filling stand-up drink orders- especially on the St. Patrick Day of Days for any NYC German-American Bar. Add to this that there was no special signage or even any staff in festive dress to give a little Steuben Day flavor. Oh well, just another beer-soaked evening in a thinly veiled just-out-of-college bar that is more First Avenue than Avenue C.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had long heard favorable word of this place from a hotel colleague of mine (please note that I work in hospitality in Guest Services recommending places to eat, drink and be merry). I went looking forward to post Steuben-Day parade fun with an East Village bent since last year I had gone to the more classic Heidelberg (which was great fun).

The mass of 20 somethings obscured what looked like a very basic indoor beer garden. After a 20 minute wait for drinks at the bar I asked the male bartender (is he a debt collector in his other day job?) in a friendly way "How are you" and was greeted by a very American retort of "I AM B U S Y !!!" said in the most hostile of tone and with the nastiest of looks. It was surprising that one person was filling stand-up drink orders- especially on the St. Patrick Day of Days for any NYC German-American Bar. Add to this that there was no special signage or even any staff in festive dress to give a little Steuben Day flavor. Oh well, just another beer-soaked evening in a thinly veiled just-out-of-college bar that is more First Avenue than Avenue C.

Pros: Not much outside in this indoor beer garden

Cons: Cranky service

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Beer selection is awesome, food is really delicious (Schweinshaxe is the best in the city). People are friendly and music is great. I'll keep on coming and bringing more people with me.

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★★★★★

Beer selection is awesome, food is really delicious (Schweinshaxe is the best in the city). People are friendly and music is great. I'll keep on coming and bringing more people with me.

Pros: Ambience, beer selection

Cons: parking could be difficult

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They are showing all games live on big screens, and have a nice international crowd. The German beer and food is fitting since the Euro soccer cup takes place in Austria/Switzerland. Definitely one of the best bars/restaurants to watch the games! A detailed schedule can be found on their website www.zumschneider. com

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★★★★★

They are showing all games live on big screens, and have a nice international crowd. The German beer and food is fitting since the Euro soccer cup takes place in Austria/Switzerland. Definitely one of the best bars/restaurants to watch the games! A detailed schedule can be found on their website www.zumschneider. com

Pros: only German beers on tap, hearty food, soccer enthusiasts running the show

Cons: crowded on Friday and Saturday nights

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I can't speak for the food, but I can speak for the beer! I went to Oktoberfest in Munich (Munchen!) a few years back, and this place brought back some lovely drunken memories.

The beer is pretty fantastic, although I have to warn that some of it is stronger than your average beer. It can sneak up on you. It sure sneaked up on me, anyway, as both times I've been to this place I've ended up staying until everybody was kicked out. Other things that brought back Oktoberfest memories: Zum Schneider's the kind of bar that lends itself to making friends with random people sitting nearby, and there's a good chance you'll leave with bruises or sore spots on your hands from the giant beer steins.

2
★★★★☆

I can't speak for the food, but I can speak for the beer! I went to Oktoberfest in Munich (Munchen!) a few years back, and this place brought back some lovely drunken memories.

The beer is pretty fantastic, although I have to warn that some of it is stronger than your average beer. It can sneak up on you. It sure sneaked up on me, anyway, as both times I've been to this place I've ended up staying until everybody was kicked out. Other things that brought back Oktoberfest memories: Zum Schneider's the kind of bar that lends itself to making friends with random people sitting nearby, and there's a good chance you'll leave with bruises or sore spots on your hands from the giant beer steins.

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I live in the east village and was at Zum Schneider the night it opened. Haven't stopped going or taking my friends since. The food and beer selection keep getting better and it's as close to Bavaria as you'll get in NYC. Get there early and be prepared for a fun night of drinking.

2
★★★★★

I live in the east village and was at Zum Schneider the night it opened. Haven't stopped going or taking my friends since. The food and beer selection keep getting better and it's as close to Bavaria as you'll get in NYC. Get there early and be prepared for a fun night of drinking.

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this facility has in the last year ceased to provide adequate grounds for successful parchment-creation. one can only hope that sylvester and benjamin will remedy the flounder.

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★☆☆☆☆

this facility has in the last year ceased to provide adequate grounds for successful parchment-creation. one can only hope that sylvester and benjamin will remedy the flounder.

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I just had to respond to blondbluey's review below. Wow, were you totally off the mark. Did you not have a clue that on Steuben Day that Zum Schneider would be packed?How long have you lived here? I have gone there many times on normal weekends and on special event days. If you live in the city you have to expect crazy crowds during certain events. Maybe you should go to a small out of the way hotel bar so you can sit alone and have the place all to yourself. Zum Schneider is a great place to enjoy with a crowd, and the owner Sylvester does his best to make things fun. There are not that many German/Bavarian places left in NYC (Zum Schneider, Heildelberg, Lederhosen) so you have to realize how crowded they get. I have always seen a very mixed crowd there too. And I will always go back. Lighten up blondbluey.

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★★★★★

I just had to respond to blondbluey's review below. Wow, were you totally off the mark. Did you not have a clue that on Steuben Day that Zum Schneider would be packed?How long have you lived here? I have gone there many times on normal weekends and on special event days. If you live in the city you have to expect crazy crowds during certain events. Maybe you should go to a small out of the way hotel bar so you can sit alone and have the place all to yourself. Zum Schneider is a great place to enjoy with a crowd, and the owner Sylvester does his best to make things fun. There are not that many German/Bavarian places left in NYC (Zum Schneider, Heildelberg, Lederhosen) so you have to realize how crowded they get. I have always seen a very mixed crowd there too. And I will always go back. Lighten up blondbluey.

Pros: Great German beer selection. Good food and brunch selection.

Cons: Gets a bit crowded - get there early on weekends.

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After living in Munich for 9 months I was eager to get some authentic German cuisine in the big city. While they did have some fantastic beer selection the Germans are a much better people than the clownshoes running this place. Our group was having a fantastic time, laughing, drinking eating and just enjoying the night when it became apparent that this was no place to do such a thing. I was quickly notified that this was in fact not the hofbrahaus. Well no sh1t, but I also didn't think I was boozing at the local barnes and nobles. I was told on numerous occasions that the behavior of our group was unacceptable and might be grounds for dismissal from this establishment. Our behavior consisted of us sitting at our table having dinner and a few laughs. They didn't even have un Becks. My grandfather Ludwig Van Wolfhausen would have been ever so upset with the way these "German" waitresses treated their customers. Some friends showed up and started gathering around our table, well to my suprise this wasn't permitted either. I politely asked the young lady why the place was like drinking in a tibetan prison camp. She said that we would get kicked out of any bar for acting the way our group did. Us Germans are a proud people and loud and boisterous just may come with that territory. If you are looking to drink some good beer while reading your favorite book then this just may be the place for you. I beg of you do not go expecting to have fun or you will immediately be ridiculed.

`Tex

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★☆☆☆☆

After living in Munich for 9 months I was eager to get some authentic German cuisine in the big city. While they did have some fantastic beer selection the Germans are a much better people than the clownshoes running this place. Our group was having a fantastic time, laughing, drinking eating and just enjoying the night when it became apparent that this was no place to do such a thing. I was quickly notified that this was in fact not the hofbrahaus. Well no sh1t, but I also didn't think I was boozing at the local barnes and nobles. I was told on numerous occasions that the behavior of our group was unacceptable and might be grounds for dismissal from this establishment. Our behavior consisted of us sitting at our table having dinner and a few laughs. They didn't even have un Becks. My grandfather Ludwig Van Wolfhausen would have been ever so upset with the way these "German" waitresses treated their customers. Some friends showed up and started gathering around our table, well to my suprise this wasn't permitted either. I politely asked the young lady why the place was like drinking in a tibetan prison camp. She said that we would get kicked out of any bar for acting the way our group did. Us Germans are a proud people and loud and boisterous just may come with that territory. If you are looking to drink some good beer while reading your favorite book then this just may be the place for you. I beg of you do not go expecting to have fun or you will immediately be ridiculed.

`Tex

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We came on this place pretty much by accident, and it turned into one of the most fortunate finds in my city life so far. Granted, I'm a little biased because the six years of German I studied in HS/college have, up to this point, only come in handy when beer is involved. And here, beer is very, very involved.
It's got the German beer hall/beer garden style, with wooden tables and -- if you can get it -- outside seating under blue-and-white-checkered umbrellas in fair weather. The beer comes in the authentic German style, delivered from 10 taps that run the gamut of German beer (hefeweisse, dunkelweisse, bock, pilsener, etc.) by a waitstaff that speaks the language, who also sling the traditional foodstuffs.
The bratwurst and weisswursts were phenomenal, as were the pretzels ($2 apiece, for pretty decently sized twists).
All in all, a surprisingly hi-fidelity re-creation of Munich life. Good stuff.

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★★★★★

We came on this place pretty much by accident, and it turned into one of the most fortunate finds in my city life so far. Granted, I'm a little biased because the six years of German I studied in HS/college have, up to this point, only come in handy when beer is involved. And here, beer is very, very involved.
It's got the German beer hall/beer garden style, with wooden tables and -- if you can get it -- outside seating under blue-and-white-checkered umbrellas in fair weather. The beer comes in the authentic German style, delivered from 10 taps that run the gamut of German beer (hefeweisse, dunkelweisse, bock, pilsener, etc.) by a waitstaff that speaks the language, who also sling the traditional foodstuffs.
The bratwurst and weisswursts were phenomenal, as were the pretzels ($2 apiece, for pretty decently sized twists).
All in all, a surprisingly hi-fidelity re-creation of Munich life. Good stuff.

Pros: Presentation, Waitstaff fluent in German, Beer!

Cons: We had a somewhat unfriendly waitress

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i ordered a sausage dish and when it came it didnt SMELL rite to me. i told the waitress and she said she would get me another dish but i would have to pay for this dish also. i asked for the owner and a so called manager came. she repeat the same "you must pay for it anyway".
they dont care about customer service. and its a dump.

0
★☆☆☆☆

i ordered a sausage dish and when it came it didnt SMELL rite to me. i told the waitress and she said she would get me another dish but i would have to pay for this dish also. i asked for the owner and a so called manager came. she repeat the same "you must pay for it anyway".
they dont care about customer service. and its a dump.

Pros: none

Cons: poor service

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I am writing to express my disdain for a bitter experience which I had at Zum Schnieder recently. Purchasing a round of drinks for several people, the bartender and waitstaff proceeded to charge additional items to my bill without my consent. I did not request a tab to be opened nor did I authorize the management of this establishment to do anything of the sort. When my bill came, after viewing it with disbelief, I asked to speak with the management. I even conceded that I would pay for 75% of the items charged, despite the fact that I had only ordered 55%. The management would have none of it, and I then requested that they call the NYPD to intervene. Unfortunately, the NYPD PO's who responded to the call could only offer me the option of small claims court as a means to settle. The management had included the gratuity in the bill (illegal) which the PO's cited to be removed. Frustrated and tired of the situation I relented and paid the sum to the management, being that my refusal would lead to a night in jail. Nonetheless, I went into this bar with the purpose of enjoying myself and spending some decent coin (which I did - over a hundred dollars in two hours). I left with a horrible expierience, notwithstanding having to deal with a incompetent manager who thought 75 dollars more important than the reputation of their establishment. I would strongly discourage anyone from frequenting this bar and will never return there myself. Go to Loreley instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am writing to express my disdain for a bitter experience which I had at Zum Schnieder recently. Purchasing a round of drinks for several people, the bartender and waitstaff proceeded to charge additional items to my bill without my consent. I did not request a tab to be opened nor did I authorize the management of this establishment to do anything of the sort. When my bill came, after viewing it with disbelief, I asked to speak with the management. I even conceded that I would pay for 75% of the items charged, despite the fact that I had only ordered 55%. The management would have none of it, and I then requested that they call the NYPD to intervene. Unfortunately, the NYPD PO's who responded to the call could only offer me the option of small claims court as a means to settle. The management had included the gratuity in the bill (illegal) which the PO's cited to be removed. Frustrated and tired of the situation I relented and paid the sum to the management, being that my refusal would lead to a night in jail. Nonetheless, I went into this bar with the purpose of enjoying myself and spending some decent coin (which I did - over a hundred dollars in two hours). I left with a horrible expierience, notwithstanding having to deal with a incompetent manager who thought 75 dollars more important than the reputation of their establishment. I would strongly discourage anyone from frequenting this bar and will never return there myself. Go to Loreley instead.

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I am writing in regard to my visit to Zum Schneider on Saturday May 25th.

My wife & I along with 2 friends visited your beer garden on a recommendation from a friend,.

We were met by your doorman in a very unfriendly manner,we continued inside to find all seats were taken & decided to wait outside, until our table was available.During this time we were continuously harrassed by the doorman,with comments like don't stand there (although we had cleared the side walk) 'move off the side walk' (meaning stand on the road!) 'you are not coming in if you don't do what i say" I then replied' we have cleared the sidewalk what more do you want us to do?' he replied'you do what ever i tell you-or you don't come in!This continued with us trying to reason with him-he was loving his authority position.

We immediatly complained to the hostess,who in turn shrugged her shoulders,as if to say i can't tell him what to do.At this point we decided to leave.

Having visitors from outside Nyc they could not believe the atitude of your doorman.Up until that point we had really enjoyed our day,a pity one person can ruin everything.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am writing in regard to my visit to Zum Schneider on Saturday May 25th.

My wife & I along with 2 friends visited your beer garden on a recommendation from a friend,.

We were met by your doorman in a very unfriendly manner,we continued inside to find all seats were taken & decided to wait outside, until our table was available.During this time we were continuously harrassed by the doorman,with comments like don't stand there (although we had cleared the side walk) 'move off the side walk' (meaning stand on the road!) 'you are not coming in if you don't do what i say" I then replied' we have cleared the sidewalk what more do you want us to do?' he replied'you do what ever i tell you-or you don't come in!This continued with us trying to reason with him-he was loving his authority position.

We immediatly complained to the hostess,who in turn shrugged her shoulders,as if to say i can't tell him what to do.At this point we decided to leave.

Having visitors from outside Nyc they could not believe the atitude of your doorman.Up until that point we had really enjoyed our day,a pity one person can ruin everything.

Pros: large bar

Cons: staff terrible atittude

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Best selection & atmosphere for German beers anywhere in the City....the food is also very good, however, it's hard to score a table during primetime...go for a huge liter of authentic hefeweizen on a steamy, 90 degree day and you won't be disappointed....

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★★★★☆

Best selection & atmosphere for German beers anywhere in the City....the food is also very good, however, it's hard to score a table during primetime...go for a huge liter of authentic hefeweizen on a steamy, 90 degree day and you won't be disappointed....

Pros: Great German beer

Cons: Food situation is confusing - tables etc...

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have been here before and loved it. unfortunately, had the WORST waitress ever today and so will not go back again. the hostess was more than accommodating but once we sat down - the painful experience began! our waitress got our order wrong TWICE, insisted that we forgot what we ordered instead of recognizing that she got the app and meal order wrong, did not bring silverware with the food or water when asked. after arguing with us that we did not know what we ordered, she tried to tell us that they ran out of bratwurst even though we heard and saw other tables order and receive that same food after us. the waitress seemed terribly annoyed to even have had to server us beers - which would explain why she slammed the drinks down on the table. she truly ruined a fun afternoon and had no problems doing so!

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★★★☆☆

have been here before and loved it. unfortunately, had the WORST waitress ever today and so will not go back again. the hostess was more than accommodating but once we sat down - the painful experience began! our waitress got our order wrong TWICE, insisted that we forgot what we ordered instead of recognizing that she got the app and meal order wrong, did not bring silverware with the food or water when asked. after arguing with us that we did not know what we ordered, she tried to tell us that they ran out of bratwurst even though we heard and saw other tables order and receive that same food after us. the waitress seemed terribly annoyed to even have had to server us beers - which would explain why she slammed the drinks down on the table. she truly ruined a fun afternoon and had no problems doing so!

Pros: Great environment if they got a new wait staff

Cons: WORST SERVER I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN NYC. SERIOUSLY.

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I lived in Germany for 12 years, and I can tell you that this place is as close as it gets. Even the food astounded me. I have a hard time eating German food in America, but the potato salad and rotkohl was spot on. The kaisershmarrn (which is my favorite Austrian dessert in the world) took me straight back. The staff is friendly, but yes, it does get crowded, and the seats can be uncomfortable. Welcome to a beer hall! Relax, go with it, and you'll have a great time. And besides, if the seats bother you that much, go in the summer and you can enjoy one of the outdoor tables with real chairs.

2
★★★★★

I lived in Germany for 12 years, and I can tell you that this place is as close as it gets. Even the food astounded me. I have a hard time eating German food in America, but the potato salad and rotkohl was spot on. The kaisershmarrn (which is my favorite Austrian dessert in the world) took me straight back. The staff is friendly, but yes, it does get crowded, and the seats can be uncomfortable. Welcome to a beer hall! Relax, go with it, and you'll have a great time. And besides, if the seats bother you that much, go in the summer and you can enjoy one of the outdoor tables with real chairs.

Pros: authenticity, atmosphere

Cons: sometimes crowded

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Zum Schneider is the most authentic german bar you will find outside of munich. The bier, food are german and the staff all speak german. There is something for everyone here, come early and enjoy bavarian music, come later hear the latest sounds from europe. Just like a pub in sedlinger tor, munich.

2
★★★★☆

Zum Schneider is the most authentic german bar you will find outside of munich. The bier, food are german and the staff all speak german. There is something for everyone here, come early and enjoy bavarian music, come later hear the latest sounds from europe. Just like a pub in sedlinger tor, munich.

Pros: pleasant staff , great beer, great food

Cons: weekend crowds, no schnapps

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I love this place. I was raised on German food and this is the only place I've found in the US that measures up. I've even brought my parents here a few times (they love it too and after a few beers, my mom stole a menu to show to our relatives in Germany). I recommend the Kasespatzle (like mac and cheese) and the Weinerschnitzel. The bar scene is also great, though once they run out of seats it gets a little tight. But it's one of the few one-size-fits-all bars in the city. Even bar snobs have fun at this place. It's really hard not to. The beer is excellent and served in authentic bavarian glasses. I also recommend their annual Oktoberfest party - though getting there early and getting a table is key.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. I was raised on German food and this is the only place I've found in the US that measures up. I've even brought my parents here a few times (they love it too and after a few beers, my mom stole a menu to show to our relatives in Germany). I recommend the Kasespatzle (like mac and cheese) and the Weinerschnitzel. The bar scene is also great, though once they run out of seats it gets a little tight. But it's one of the few one-size-fits-all bars in the city. Even bar snobs have fun at this place. It's really hard not to. The beer is excellent and served in authentic bavarian glasses. I also recommend their annual Oktoberfest party - though getting there early and getting a table is key.

Pros: Authentic German Food

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Great crowd, excellent food! And fantastic outdoor seating. The service may be slow at times but if you want big beer for cheap prices this is the place to go. Some of the crowd may be B&T (weekends expecially) but weekday afternoons and evenings are great. Nonpretentious atmosphere, low on the fakes, pretzels and mustard compliment the beer, food is wonderful. Don't tell anyone, it's kind of nice not to have too many people know.....

2
★★★★★

Great crowd, excellent food! And fantastic outdoor seating. The service may be slow at times but if you want big beer for cheap prices this is the place to go. Some of the crowd may be B&T (weekends expecially) but weekday afternoons and evenings are great. Nonpretentious atmosphere, low on the fakes, pretzels and mustard compliment the beer, food is wonderful. Don't tell anyone, it's kind of nice not to have too many people know.....

Pros: Tasty, BIG Beer, Big Beer

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Was recommended to me by a couple of German friends. I was looking for a place for dinner, not a bar, but they said it has good authentic Bavarian food. The food was indeed good, however, if it's a restaurant you're looking for, you may want to go elsewhere. First, the music is really loud (and not German music, it's regular popular American music heard in many bars in the city), which is ok for a bar, but having to shout to speak over dinner was not very pleasant.

Also, it's been noted before, beware of the seating-- there are benches, not chairs (though I suppose you can ask for a chair, in retrospect I should have) so people with bad backs might be really uncomfortable.

Next time, especially if I'm taking an older guest or someone who is not a loud music bar going type, I would go elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

Was recommended to me by a couple of German friends. I was looking for a place for dinner, not a bar, but they said it has good authentic Bavarian food. The food was indeed good, however, if it's a restaurant you're looking for, you may want to go elsewhere. First, the music is really loud (and not German music, it's regular popular American music heard in many bars in the city), which is ok for a bar, but having to shout to speak over dinner was not very pleasant.

Also, it's been noted before, beware of the seating-- there are benches, not chairs (though I suppose you can ask for a chair, in retrospect I should have) so people with bad backs might be really uncomfortable.

Next time, especially if I'm taking an older guest or someone who is not a loud music bar going type, I would go elsewhere.

Pros: good beer and food

Cons: loud

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I love this place! They have a fantastic selection of german beers. The authentic german food is also solid. Be prepared for casual seating (you will probably have to share a table with outers). I prefer to go here when the weather is warm and you can sit outside until 11 pm.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! They have a fantastic selection of german beers. The authentic german food is also solid. Be prepared for casual seating (you will probably have to share a table with outers). I prefer to go here when the weather is warm and you can sit outside until 11 pm.

Pros: beer selection, great german food, inexpensive

Cons: can get cramped, uncomfortable seating

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hmm, Imm looking for a place to have a martini, and maybe some chiliean sea bass... where should I go , hey, how about Zum Schnieder!?! great pick bro, there is a million other places for you to go. It had great german beers on TAP which is great. go for a liter HofBrau for a taste of ocktoberfest. free pretzels are key too. If you want to eat and have it not be crowded, come at off peak times youll like it.

2
★★★★★

hmm, Imm looking for a place to have a martini, and maybe some chiliean sea bass... where should I go , hey, how about Zum Schnieder!?! great pick bro, there is a million other places for you to go. It had great german beers on TAP which is great. go for a liter HofBrau for a taste of ocktoberfest. free pretzels are key too. If you want to eat and have it not be crowded, come at off peak times youll like it.

Pros: food, pretzels, soccer games

Cons: crowded sometimes, price, location!

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This is a very nice beer hall but with a few problems: crowds, smoke (excessive - even my underwear reeked like an ashtray), and uncomfortable seating/tables. Yeah, yeah, it's so authentic and charming, but my ass hurt pretty badly after a night here. Beer was great, food was great. Waitress was very nice, service was well paced. Food was yummy. But, avoid the bathroom (if you can, after a few liters of beer)! If only it wasn't so crowded, I would go again.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a very nice beer hall but with a few problems: crowds, smoke (excessive - even my underwear reeked like an ashtray), and uncomfortable seating/tables. Yeah, yeah, it's so authentic and charming, but my ass hurt pretty badly after a night here. Beer was great, food was great. Waitress was very nice, service was well paced. Food was yummy. But, avoid the bathroom (if you can, after a few liters of beer)! If only it wasn't so crowded, I would go again.

Pros: great beer, good food, good service

Cons: uncomfy seats, SMOKE, scary bathroom

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The German beer hall is a dying art form. They used to be second only to Pubs here in the city.
So here's a place with the courage to bring back
the tradition. Pretzels, Schnitzels, and big beers.
What more can you ask for?

The Unknown Critic says: Skol!

2
★★★★★

The German beer hall is a dying art form. They used to be second only to Pubs here in the city.
So here's a place with the courage to bring back
the tradition. Pretzels, Schnitzels, and big beers.
What more can you ask for?

The Unknown Critic says: Skol!

Pros: big beers, good service

Cons: gets a bit crowded, hard to get to

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This place is dumpy, crowded, and hot inside. The picture on this website makes it look a lot nicer than it is.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place is dumpy, crowded, and hot inside. The picture on this website makes it look a lot nicer than it is.

Pros: good beers

Cons: dumpy, crowded

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Honestly, if your idea of fun is waiting for 30 minutes for a warm German beer then this is your Mecca. The place is packed with Beer Nerds and wannabe Krauts. Want a martini, or Bud, you're SOL. Unless Aucle Hans and Aunt Gretal just flew in from Munich, don't waste your time. This place just is not fun at all!

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, if your idea of fun is waiting for 30 minutes for a warm German beer then this is your Mecca. The place is packed with Beer Nerds and wannabe Krauts. Want a martini, or Bud, you're SOL. Unless Aucle Hans and Aunt Gretal just flew in from Munich, don't waste your time. This place just is not fun at all!

Pros: Pretzels

Cons: Crowded, Bad Service

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I have been in NY for only 4 weeks but have managed to go to this place 4 times already. The beer is exceptional and nothing goes better with beer than a few sausages and some sauerkrat.

2
★★★★★

I have been in NY for only 4 weeks but have managed to go to this place 4 times already. The beer is exceptional and nothing goes better with beer than a few sausages and some sauerkrat.

Pros: great beer, good food, nice atmosphere

 

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