Hallo Berlin

★★★☆☆
  • 626 10th Ave

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-977-1944

About Hallo Berlin

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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We used to have a true love affair. My last experience was a disaster, obviously something has changed. \r
I heard the music, I fought it, it couldnt be.\r
I dont think house music is bad, but I was never aware of fans of house music

3
★★★★★

We used to have a true love affair. My last experience was a disaster, obviously something has changed. \r
I heard the music, I fought it, it couldnt be.\r
I dont think house music is bad, but I was never aware of fans of house music

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If there was a way to give this hole less than one star I would where to begin.... first of all there is no beer garden- it's a tiny back porch. The temperature in the restaurant was sweltering and the music was hip hop at club volume.

3
★★★★★

If there was a way to give this hole less than one star I would where to begin.... first of all there is no beer garden- it's a tiny back porch. The temperature in the restaurant was sweltering and the music was hip hop at club volume.

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I went to Hallo Berlin this evening with my fiance, my brother, and his girlfriend. Hallo Berlin is really not so much a beer hall as a German restaurant with mediocre food and a small back patio. We had a strange experience with the service: there were 2 servers assigned to the back patio, but only 1 of them was willing to come to our table. The other server (tall, glasses, bald) went to every table on the back patio except for ours. We had to flag him down just to get a glass of water. When we pointed out the lopsided service, we were told that this server was recently involved in some sort of altercation and was not feeling well. This may be true, but we couldn't help but wonder if it had anything to do with our party being the only one in the restaurant with dark skin. We observed the other tables on the patio receiving much more consistent service from this person, which does not mesh with the explanation we were given.

There are other reasons to consider other restaurants in the area before going to Hallo Berlin: Only a portion of the beers on the menu were available (about 6 beers), so you are likely to find a better selection at any of the bars further up on 10th or on 9th avenue. The sausages were good, but it's hard to mess up sausage. The schnitzel was over cooked, tough, and bland. The prices are not any less expensive than the rest of the neighborhood (around $20 for a dinner plate). If you are looking for a real beer hall, you will be disappointed. The restaurant next door looked very nice and we will probably try that place the next time we're in the neighborhood.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Hallo Berlin this evening with my fiance, my brother, and his girlfriend. Hallo Berlin is really not so much a beer hall as a German restaurant with mediocre food and a small back patio. We had a strange experience with the service: there were 2 servers assigned to the back patio, but only 1 of them was willing to come to our table. The other server (tall, glasses, bald) went to every table on the back patio except for ours. We had to flag him down just to get a glass of water. When we pointed out the lopsided service, we were told that this server was recently involved in some sort of altercation and was not feeling well. This may be true, but we couldn't help but wonder if it had anything to do with our party being the only one in the restaurant with dark skin. We observed the other tables on the patio receiving much more consistent service from this person, which does not mesh with the explanation we were given.

There are other reasons to consider other restaurants in the area before going to Hallo Berlin: Only a portion of the beers on the menu were available (about 6 beers), so you are likely to find a better selection at any of the bars further up on 10th or on 9th avenue. The sausages were good, but it's hard to mess up sausage. The schnitzel was over cooked, tough, and bland. The prices are not any less expensive than the rest of the neighborhood (around $20 for a dinner plate). If you are looking for a real beer hall, you will be disappointed. The restaurant next door looked very nice and we will probably try that place the next time we're in the neighborhood.

Pros: Neighborhood has many other bars and restaurants to try.

Cons: Mediocre Food, Bad Beer Selection, Poor Service

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TERRIBLE!

Just went last night. It was a fine time, but nothing special. The beer was good, the food was mediocre. Surprisingly unhorrendous karaoke.

The problem is that we were overcharged (4 steins!), and we did not realize until the next day since we had been busy splitting up the check the night before.

My husband called this morning and was unable to get a refund over the phone, despite the fact that we had spent a fair amount of money there the night before. So later, when the manager was in, he trekked back down to Hallo Berlin. The waiter was extremely defensive, the assistant manager was pretty useless, and the manager stood by without helping. In the end, he received a store credit for only 3 of the 4 steins.

Although we'd rather not return, I guess we will just on principle. After that, though, never again!

Make sure to check your receipt before leaving!

0
★☆☆☆☆

TERRIBLE!

Just went last night. It was a fine time, but nothing special. The beer was good, the food was mediocre. Surprisingly unhorrendous karaoke.

The problem is that we were overcharged (4 steins!), and we did not realize until the next day since we had been busy splitting up the check the night before.

My husband called this morning and was unable to get a refund over the phone, despite the fact that we had spent a fair amount of money there the night before. So later, when the manager was in, he trekked back down to Hallo Berlin. The waiter was extremely defensive, the assistant manager was pretty useless, and the manager stood by without helping. In the end, he received a store credit for only 3 of the 4 steins.

Although we'd rather not return, I guess we will just on principle. After that, though, never again!

Make sure to check your receipt before leaving!

Pros: not much

Cons: HORRIBLE, deceitful customer service

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I enjoy good German food but I was disappointed at Hallo Berlin. When I arrived, there was only one other table occupied but I was asked to sit at a very small table with a broken folding chair! The beer selection is good but at $8 for a pint it is as expensive as a hotel bar. I ordered Jaegerschnitzel and it came with spatzle that looked and tasted like spaghetti. The bread was stale. The waiter was inattentive. Overall, a great disappointment. Not recommended.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I enjoy good German food but I was disappointed at Hallo Berlin. When I arrived, there was only one other table occupied but I was asked to sit at a very small table with a broken folding chair! The beer selection is good but at $8 for a pint it is as expensive as a hotel bar. I ordered Jaegerschnitzel and it came with spatzle that looked and tasted like spaghetti. The bread was stale. The waiter was inattentive. Overall, a great disappointment. Not recommended.

Pros: Good beer although pricey

Cons: Food

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ve had the Hallo Berlin cart which was not bad but Hallo Berlin Express is terrible. The schnitzel was greasy?I order jager schnitzel which should have come with a mushroom gravy and they brought out regular schnitzel. The spaetzle was not like any spaetzle I??ve ever seen, theirs was just some potato they cut up and pan fried.

They gave me like a tablespoon of red cabbage, cucumber salad and string beans. Geez, thanks. It took nearly 10 minutes for the waiter to come and visit me after I sat down.

Without a doubt the worst German food I??ve ever had.

0
★☆☆☆☆

ve had the Hallo Berlin cart which was not bad but Hallo Berlin Express is terrible. The schnitzel was greasy?I order jager schnitzel which should have come with a mushroom gravy and they brought out regular schnitzel. The spaetzle was not like any spaetzle I??ve ever seen, theirs was just some potato they cut up and pan fried.

They gave me like a tablespoon of red cabbage, cucumber salad and string beans. Geez, thanks. It took nearly 10 minutes for the waiter to come and visit me after I sat down.

Without a doubt the worst German food I??ve ever had.

Pros: None

Cons: Greasy, not authentic German. Terrible Service.

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My friend and I had dinner at Hallo Berlin Express yesterday. It was a horrible experience. I ordered the Jaegerschnitzel and my friend the platter with 2 sausages. Those dinner dishes come with the soup of the day. The waiter never asked what soup we wanted, and we had to call him back to our table. We chose the split pea soup. It was made with yellow peas and didn't have a single piece of meat in it. This was not an authentic German split pea soup. The waiter also didn't bring us any spoons and we had to get them ourselves. We weren't even finished with our soups when the main dishes arrived. My Jaegerschnitzel was probably a 3 oz piece of pork pounded to 1/10 of an inch thickness and then breaded. It was very tough. I still don't know what kind of gravy they poured on top. I am German and this was anything but a Jaegersauce. It appeared to be a cheese sauce with little mushroom and a sprinkle of curried ketchup on top. Also, the spaetzle must have been cooked earlier and then fried in a pan. Again, not authentic German.
One of the sausages my friend had was supposed to be a Berliner Currywurst, yet it was a simple Bratwurst, no curry powder and no ketchup on top. The sausages tasted not bad, but frying a sausage is not rocket science. The waiter never asked us if we needed anything or if the food was ok. Needless to say, we didn't leave a tip. In my over 14 years in NYC this was the first time that I didn't leave a tip. One more thing, the tap beer was very good, but a little pricey, $8 for a 16oz mug. The beer was the only authentic German thing in this place. I will definitely not go back and can't recommend this place to anyone.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I had dinner at Hallo Berlin Express yesterday. It was a horrible experience. I ordered the Jaegerschnitzel and my friend the platter with 2 sausages. Those dinner dishes come with the soup of the day. The waiter never asked what soup we wanted, and we had to call him back to our table. We chose the split pea soup. It was made with yellow peas and didn't have a single piece of meat in it. This was not an authentic German split pea soup. The waiter also didn't bring us any spoons and we had to get them ourselves. We weren't even finished with our soups when the main dishes arrived. My Jaegerschnitzel was probably a 3 oz piece of pork pounded to 1/10 of an inch thickness and then breaded. It was very tough. I still don't know what kind of gravy they poured on top. I am German and this was anything but a Jaegersauce. It appeared to be a cheese sauce with little mushroom and a sprinkle of curried ketchup on top. Also, the spaetzle must have been cooked earlier and then fried in a pan. Again, not authentic German.
One of the sausages my friend had was supposed to be a Berliner Currywurst, yet it was a simple Bratwurst, no curry powder and no ketchup on top. The sausages tasted not bad, but frying a sausage is not rocket science. The waiter never asked us if we needed anything or if the food was ok. Needless to say, we didn't leave a tip. In my over 14 years in NYC this was the first time that I didn't leave a tip. One more thing, the tap beer was very good, but a little pricey, $8 for a 16oz mug. The beer was the only authentic German thing in this place. I will definitely not go back and can't recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: none

Cons: food, service, price

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I went to ?Hallo Berlin? for dinner this weekend with a friend. We did not get seated right away because there was no one around. It took a few minutes until someone brought us to a tiny table close to the restrooms, where definitely no one wants to sit. When we tried to move to another table, the waitress made clear that we cannot sit at a table for four persons because they expect a lot of people on a Saturday night, who come in bigger groups (?the table stayed empty all the time we were there). When we ordered ?Curry Wurst?, the waitress gave us a small dry roll, with a small disgusting, inedible sausage and Sauerkraut and red cabbage on top. It was the worst German food that I have ever had in the city. The whole place looks trashy, it is ice cold in there (very uncomfortable when you always start to shake while eating) and not really clean. The food is revolting, not traditionally German, small portions and too expensive (we paid $6 for the so-called Curry Wurst that was smaller than a Hot Dog from the street) and they do not have everything that is on the menu card. I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone, it is a waste of money and time.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went to ?Hallo Berlin? for dinner this weekend with a friend. We did not get seated right away because there was no one around. It took a few minutes until someone brought us to a tiny table close to the restrooms, where definitely no one wants to sit. When we tried to move to another table, the waitress made clear that we cannot sit at a table for four persons because they expect a lot of people on a Saturday night, who come in bigger groups (?the table stayed empty all the time we were there). When we ordered ?Curry Wurst?, the waitress gave us a small dry roll, with a small disgusting, inedible sausage and Sauerkraut and red cabbage on top. It was the worst German food that I have ever had in the city. The whole place looks trashy, it is ice cold in there (very uncomfortable when you always start to shake while eating) and not really clean. The food is revolting, not traditionally German, small portions and too expensive (we paid $6 for the so-called Curry Wurst that was smaller than a Hot Dog from the street) and they do not have everything that is on the menu card. I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone, it is a waste of money and time.

Pros: none

Cons: food, service, ambience, value

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I guess I chose the right time to show up, i.e. early evening. I loved the rollmops and the salads. Yes, maybe if you want high-end stuff, go somewhere else, but the service was fine and the food was great. Like rollmops for some, it's an acquired taste.

2
★★★★☆

I guess I chose the right time to show up, i.e. early evening. I loved the rollmops and the salads. Yes, maybe if you want high-end stuff, go somewhere else, but the service was fine and the food was great. Like rollmops for some, it's an acquired taste.

Pros: great food, decent prices, great beer

Cons: i didn't find any

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Honestly, this place is good, but it is way hyped up and the food is expensive! i'd rather get a bratwurst from a food vendor.

1
★★★☆☆

Honestly, this place is good, but it is way hyped up and the food is expensive! i'd rather get a bratwurst from a food vendor.

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I just wanted to add to the number of reviews that accurately describe the service at Hello Berlin as deplorable. Upon arriving, I wandered through the empty restaurant for a good five minutes before a waitress finally approached me in a accusatory fashion. When my friend arrived, we grabbed some menus from inside after being ignored for another 10-15 minutes. When the waitress finally arrived, she was in turn listless, pushy, and generally unpleasant. The food and beer, while more or less fine, was overpriced and hardly worth the wait. The piece de resistance came when the waitstaff asked us to move inside so they could clean up the outdoor area, under the pretense that inside was somehow preferable.

All in all, a negative experience and best avoided. A far better bet is Lederhosen (Grove and Bleecker, near the Christopher Street stop on the 1 line), where the food is better, the beer colder, and the wait staff far warmer. I would only recommend Hello Berlin if you find the prospect of hopelessly incompetent people working in the service industry remotely entertaining (which it admittedly was).

1
★★☆☆☆

I just wanted to add to the number of reviews that accurately describe the service at Hello Berlin as deplorable. Upon arriving, I wandered through the empty restaurant for a good five minutes before a waitress finally approached me in a accusatory fashion. When my friend arrived, we grabbed some menus from inside after being ignored for another 10-15 minutes. When the waitress finally arrived, she was in turn listless, pushy, and generally unpleasant. The food and beer, while more or less fine, was overpriced and hardly worth the wait. The piece de resistance came when the waitstaff asked us to move inside so they could clean up the outdoor area, under the pretense that inside was somehow preferable.

All in all, a negative experience and best avoided. A far better bet is Lederhosen (Grove and Bleecker, near the Christopher Street stop on the 1 line), where the food is better, the beer colder, and the wait staff far warmer. I would only recommend Hello Berlin if you find the prospect of hopelessly incompetent people working in the service industry remotely entertaining (which it admittedly was).

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6/17/07

We asked for our tab three times and then found our waiter drinking a beer in the front lounge. Every other table was complaining and our waiter told us, "go ahead, complain." The hostess told us there was no manger on Sunday nights and that, "help is hard to come by." Believe me, NO HELP is better than what this guy offered. AVOID THIS PLACE UNTIL THEY CAN GUARENTEE BETTER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

6/17/07

We asked for our tab three times and then found our waiter drinking a beer in the front lounge. Every other table was complaining and our waiter told us, "go ahead, complain." The hostess told us there was no manger on Sunday nights and that, "help is hard to come by." Believe me, NO HELP is better than what this guy offered. AVOID THIS PLACE UNTIL THEY CAN GUARENTEE BETTER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Respectable food

Cons: TERRIBLE SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maybe my expectations for this place were a little too high or something because it definitely did not live up to the idea I had in my mind. I've been to lots of German restaurants and beerhalls before, and even though this wasn't too bad, it was probably the worst I've been to so far. I had two excellent types of Bratwurst, but that is as far as the compliments go. When we got there, the only open tables were out on the sidewalk, which was disappointing but I guess it was our fault for not getting there until 9. However, after about 10-15 minutes, we decided to sit and eat at the bar because we were not getting any service out there. I was surprised at how small the beer list actually was as compared to other German bars, but the beer that I got (Hofbrauhaus lager) was good. We tried to order potato pancakes, but were told they were out of them. Somehow they were able to make German potato fries though. I'm still trying to figure out how they were able to make fries out of potatoes, but couldn't shred them and fry them into pancakes as well. How do you not serve potato pancakes at a German restaurant?? We were assured that the fries were just as crispy, but they were definitely not. The complete worst aspect of the night though was the music. When we sat down, I instantly heard "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez, only to be followed by "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith. While I'm not making judgements as to the type of music people listen to, those are the LAST songs I want to hear at a German restaurant. Anyway, this place might be good if you happen to be in the neighborhood anyway, but if you are going there specifically to go to a German restaurant or beergarden, there are definitely better choices in the city. Loreley in the L.E.S. is very good, as well as Nurnberger Bierhaus in Staten Island if you're feeling adventurous.

1
★★★☆☆

Maybe my expectations for this place were a little too high or something because it definitely did not live up to the idea I had in my mind. I've been to lots of German restaurants and beerhalls before, and even though this wasn't too bad, it was probably the worst I've been to so far. I had two excellent types of Bratwurst, but that is as far as the compliments go. When we got there, the only open tables were out on the sidewalk, which was disappointing but I guess it was our fault for not getting there until 9. However, after about 10-15 minutes, we decided to sit and eat at the bar because we were not getting any service out there. I was surprised at how small the beer list actually was as compared to other German bars, but the beer that I got (Hofbrauhaus lager) was good. We tried to order potato pancakes, but were told they were out of them. Somehow they were able to make German potato fries though. I'm still trying to figure out how they were able to make fries out of potatoes, but couldn't shred them and fry them into pancakes as well. How do you not serve potato pancakes at a German restaurant?? We were assured that the fries were just as crispy, but they were definitely not. The complete worst aspect of the night though was the music. When we sat down, I instantly heard "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez, only to be followed by "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith. While I'm not making judgements as to the type of music people listen to, those are the LAST songs I want to hear at a German restaurant. Anyway, this place might be good if you happen to be in the neighborhood anyway, but if you are going there specifically to go to a German restaurant or beergarden, there are definitely better choices in the city. Loreley in the L.E.S. is very good, as well as Nurnberger Bierhaus in Staten Island if you're feeling adventurous.

Pros: Good sausage

Cons: See review

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A word about the service on a Friday night: perfunctory. Some more words: I do realize outstanding service can make dining out a transporting and memorable experience. But sometimes you just want to eat and you really don't want to hear in exhaustive detail about how lovingly your organic lamb was treated before being slaughtered.
Ours was a small group of four and everyone was satisfied with their meals and the beer was good (though getting a pitcher was no great bargain). Yes, the waitress did abscond with the empty pitcher without asking if we wanted another (we did). But, everyone's order was taken, everything arrived and we didn't wait overly long on anything. And we did get that second pitcher AND she figured out to ask if we wanted a third. The Goulash is perfect comfort food, highly recommended AND a great price, as was everything. Atmosphere was a too-brightly-lit German beer garden kitch motif, and that was the in doors. So definitely should not count among the reasons to go. So a qualified recommendation: Keep your service (and decor) expectations in check and I think it's a great place if you're a local and trapped in the theater district; it's worth walking over to Tenth for and getting away from the touristy parts.

2
★★★★☆

A word about the service on a Friday night: perfunctory. Some more words: I do realize outstanding service can make dining out a transporting and memorable experience. But sometimes you just want to eat and you really don't want to hear in exhaustive detail about how lovingly your organic lamb was treated before being slaughtered.
Ours was a small group of four and everyone was satisfied with their meals and the beer was good (though getting a pitcher was no great bargain). Yes, the waitress did abscond with the empty pitcher without asking if we wanted another (we did). But, everyone's order was taken, everything arrived and we didn't wait overly long on anything. And we did get that second pitcher AND she figured out to ask if we wanted a third. The Goulash is perfect comfort food, highly recommended AND a great price, as was everything. Atmosphere was a too-brightly-lit German beer garden kitch motif, and that was the in doors. So definitely should not count among the reasons to go. So a qualified recommendation: Keep your service (and decor) expectations in check and I think it's a great place if you're a local and trapped in the theater district; it's worth walking over to Tenth for and getting away from the touristy parts.

Pros: Tastes-like-home-cooking food and great beer

Cons: Pretent you're not in Manhattan so you won't expect atmosphere or attentive service

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The service might not be the best in town but the beer and sausages are. This is not a high end place with super attentive waiters but a simple bar where you come to drink a pint or two. If you dont have high expectations about the service but high ones about the quality of food, you'll be satisfied with your visit.

2
★★★★★

The service might not be the best in town but the beer and sausages are. This is not a high end place with super attentive waiters but a simple bar where you come to drink a pint or two. If you dont have high expectations about the service but high ones about the quality of food, you'll be satisfied with your visit.

Pros: beer selection

Cons: service

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The food and beer at this place are ok. I've been there twice. I thought the first time I went, that the horrible service was a fluke, but my last experience today has convinced me to avoid this place. Rude Mexican guys cooking up the sausages and a German waiter/barkeep that could care less if there are customers there, make the dining experience there one of the worst I've had in NYC, and that's saying something. There wasn't a soul at this place, yet no one felt like the only two people dining there were worth any attention. The waiter showed up but promptly walked by us to chat with a friend. Two thumbs down. Avoid this place if you want to dine and avoid this shameful service.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food and beer at this place are ok. I've been there twice. I thought the first time I went, that the horrible service was a fluke, but my last experience today has convinced me to avoid this place. Rude Mexican guys cooking up the sausages and a German waiter/barkeep that could care less if there are customers there, make the dining experience there one of the worst I've had in NYC, and that's saying something. There wasn't a soul at this place, yet no one felt like the only two people dining there were worth any attention. The waiter showed up but promptly walked by us to chat with a friend. Two thumbs down. Avoid this place if you want to dine and avoid this shameful service.

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We all met up at Hallo Berlin for a friend's birthday. There were about eight of us sitting at the back table. Beer was delicious. Can't go wrong with beer. Oddly, our orders were taken and about half of us got our beers and food and the other half was simply ignored. Eventually we just paid the bill and left without waiting for the other half of our party's order so that we could find somewhere that had service. Hallooooooo.

1
★★☆☆☆

We all met up at Hallo Berlin for a friend's birthday. There were about eight of us sitting at the back table. Beer was delicious. Can't go wrong with beer. Oddly, our orders were taken and about half of us got our beers and food and the other half was simply ignored. Eventually we just paid the bill and left without waiting for the other half of our party's order so that we could find somewhere that had service. Hallooooooo.

Pros: delicious beer, authentic german food, the promise of the jagerettes in september

Cons: rude, inattentive, unconcerned service and flies

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we tried Hallo Berlin on a Saturday evening and sat outside. The restaurant was empty and the waiter came pretty quickly. We ordered beer and food. There were flies everywhere. The waiter walked away after taking only half the orders and we had to call him back. Then we had to ask about the drink order when one person's beer never appeared. We ordered several dishes that never arrived and so I asked the waitress about it and was told we never ordered it! Seriously doubt I'll go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

we tried Hallo Berlin on a Saturday evening and sat outside. The restaurant was empty and the waiter came pretty quickly. We ordered beer and food. There were flies everywhere. The waiter walked away after taking only half the orders and we had to call him back. Then we had to ask about the drink order when one person's beer never appeared. We ordered several dishes that never arrived and so I asked the waitress about it and was told we never ordered it! Seriously doubt I'll go back.

Pros: good beer selection

Cons: Awful service, flies and a wierd smell

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An odd combination: Great beer variety, awful service, fun next-table neighbors.
Among the oddities of the night was the menu which listed a different car with each food item. The relationship of the car to the food item was not clear. Ai and I ordered two different items that were supposed to come with different side dishes (cheese, red cabbage, sour kraut, onions, mustard). We both got the exact same sausage: no cabbage, no sour kraut, no onions, no mustard. Because we complained, our hostile waitress brought us the sides separately, a little sour kraut and cabbage on a plate. Ai said she thinks the problem was we didn't order by car model.

The waitress was hostile and incompetent. Though she did give us a discount when we complained. Our first order was potato pancakes. We waited, assuming that they had to mix the batter and fry the pancakes. then we waited, assuming they had to slice, chop, cut and dry the potatoes to make the mix that made the batter. Then we waited, figuring out they had to grow the potatoes, before they sliced, chopped and cut.

Our neighbors at the next table were friendly enough, though. Natives and visitors from Raleigh NC. Nice conversation. Maybe we'll see them again... but we won't see this bar again.

--Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers.

2
★★★★☆

An odd combination: Great beer variety, awful service, fun next-table neighbors.
Among the oddities of the night was the menu which listed a different car with each food item. The relationship of the car to the food item was not clear. Ai and I ordered two different items that were supposed to come with different side dishes (cheese, red cabbage, sour kraut, onions, mustard). We both got the exact same sausage: no cabbage, no sour kraut, no onions, no mustard. Because we complained, our hostile waitress brought us the sides separately, a little sour kraut and cabbage on a plate. Ai said she thinks the problem was we didn't order by car model.

The waitress was hostile and incompetent. Though she did give us a discount when we complained. Our first order was potato pancakes. We waited, assuming that they had to mix the batter and fry the pancakes. then we waited, assuming they had to slice, chop, cut and dry the potatoes to make the mix that made the batter. Then we waited, figuring out they had to grow the potatoes, before they sliced, chopped and cut.

Our neighbors at the next table were friendly enough, though. Natives and visitors from Raleigh NC. Nice conversation. Maybe we'll see them again... but we won't see this bar again.

--Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers.

Pros: Great Beer selection, great clientelle

Cons: Awful service, slow kitchen

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Of all the German restaurants in the NY metro area, why did we pick this one? It looked like a dank bar. Poorly lit, the scent of stale beer filled the air and wobbly benches. The non German staff (except the host) seemed clueless. Two people, one table, three servers. Why? We had to ask repeatedly to get our drinks and the check at the end. The seating is Hamburgisch, with table and benches with crude lighting up above. The food was nothing special though plenty of it came. The only treat was the side of red cabbage and the German beers. However, it was very inexpensive and a value for what you got. For better German food, go to Queens.

1
★★☆☆☆

Of all the German restaurants in the NY metro area, why did we pick this one? It looked like a dank bar. Poorly lit, the scent of stale beer filled the air and wobbly benches. The non German staff (except the host) seemed clueless. Two people, one table, three servers. Why? We had to ask repeatedly to get our drinks and the check at the end. The seating is Hamburgisch, with table and benches with crude lighting up above. The food was nothing special though plenty of it came. The only treat was the side of red cabbage and the German beers. However, it was very inexpensive and a value for what you got. For better German food, go to Queens.

Pros: Inexpensive, Large portions

Cons: Poor atmosphere, Bad service, Mediocre food

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Even the music's on the money here. Great selection of german shots that you'll see only in Germany. No Warsteiner but hey - you can't have everything I guess. Great authentic food! Love the "Beer Hall" type of atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Even the music's on the money here. Great selection of german shots that you'll see only in Germany. No Warsteiner but hey - you can't have everything I guess. Great authentic food! Love the "Beer Hall" type of atmosphere.

Pros: Music, Atmosphere, Selections

Cons: NONE

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I have been to Hallo Berlin on 10th Ave. many times and have never received anything but top-notch service. I have always found the staff to be very friendly and the food very good to excellent. My favorites are the Leberkase and the Pea Soup....fabulous! The beer selection could be more varied (like having a weizen on draught) but what they do have is quite good. The beer garden out back is a nice quiet oasis in a busy city...If you likr to be satisfied for small change...try Hallo Berlin, you can't gp wrong.

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★★★★★

I have been to Hallo Berlin on 10th Ave. many times and have never received anything but top-notch service. I have always found the staff to be very friendly and the food very good to excellent. My favorites are the Leberkase and the Pea Soup....fabulous! The beer selection could be more varied (like having a weizen on draught) but what they do have is quite good. The beer garden out back is a nice quiet oasis in a busy city...If you likr to be satisfied for small change...try Hallo Berlin, you can't gp wrong.

Pros: Excellent food, Good Value, Atmosphere

Cons: , Can be a bit crowded

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If you like sitting around drinking beer with a picnic table of friends (or strangers), this is a great way to spend a day (FYI - they have a backyard Beer Garden as well). The beer is german and the food is german...go figure. I like the Wursts and they have 8 varieties - Some boiled and some grilled but all good. I hope you have an opportunity to take advantage of this unusual dining experience.

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★★★★☆

If you like sitting around drinking beer with a picnic table of friends (or strangers), this is a great way to spend a day (FYI - they have a backyard Beer Garden as well). The beer is german and the food is german...go figure. I like the Wursts and they have 8 varieties - Some boiled and some grilled but all good. I hope you have an opportunity to take advantage of this unusual dining experience.

Pros: Food, Beer Garden

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I'm surprise that no-one else coined that cliched title first. I always thought that German food sucked until I had a fantastic meal in Hamburg last year. Hallo Berlin delivered a Teutonic experience in keeping: a good variety of bratwurst and other food, in a nice facsimile of a bierhall. The food was better than the beer, which was a little watery, but if you fancy a good stein, this is a great place to go.

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★★★★☆

I'm surprise that no-one else coined that cliched title first. I always thought that German food sucked until I had a fantastic meal in Hamburg last year. Hallo Berlin delivered a Teutonic experience in keeping: a good variety of bratwurst and other food, in a nice facsimile of a bierhall. The food was better than the beer, which was a little watery, but if you fancy a good stein, this is a great place to go.

Pros: Wurst, Ambience

Cons: Watery bier

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Manager named Gerk treated us worst one can think of. He is at the 10 Ave branch.
Upon denying to seat at the table near door , he told us " I give the seat or else you leave ".

Since we wanted to have German food we went to 9th av .Everthing was good there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Manager named Gerk treated us worst one can think of. He is at the 10 Ave branch.
Upon denying to seat at the table near door , he told us " I give the seat or else you leave ".

Since we wanted to have German food we went to 9th av .Everthing was good there.

Pros: good food

Cons: worst treatment

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A real gem for the city, authentic German food and beers at half the price of any other German restaurant, but just as good!

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★★★★★

A real gem for the city, authentic German food and beers at half the price of any other German restaurant, but just as good!

Pros: Inexpensive, Wheat Beer, Authentic

Cons: Picnic Style Tables, Non-vegetarian

 

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