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Best German New York 2012 - Heidelberg



1648 Second Ave.

New York, NY 10028


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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. 1648 Second Avenue, 212-628-2332, (10028)

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