Redlefsen's
Redlefsen's

Redlefsen's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://redlefsens.com/
  • Phone: 4012541188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, German
  • Executive Chef: Rolando Vincente
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Heidelberg Function room seats 20 to 55 people comfortably and can be used for a cocktail reception up to 70. The room is decorated with the same warmth of the main dinning room which makes it a romantic location for rehearsal diners, showers and anniversary parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Guertler 4012541188
  • Entertainment: Redlefsen"s throws fun parties almost every month. From Robert Burns supper, to Luau's and summer concerts for 4th of July weeks.

    The greatest party of all is at Redlefsen's for Oktoberfest. We have accordion players and the Alpenblumen Bavarian dancers performing every Tuesday and Wednesday in the month of Oktober and a kick off in the last week of September.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin Street
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop at Hope street and Franklin Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a small lot on the South corner of the restaurant and a bank of on street diagonal parking spots across the street.
A word from Redlefsen's
Since 1989, Redlefsen's Rotisserie & Grill has been a favorite Bristol restaurant, serving eclectic fare with a European flair. We pride ourselves on being a small town European style restaurant which draws the best from several countries. German food is the primary focus, with the best Wiener Schnitzel of any Rhode Island restaurant. Wonderful German beer and Belgian beer also grace our authentic porcelain beer towers. For those who are not looking for a German dinning experience we also feature several Italian and French dishes and even a Portuguese little neck appetizer since we are in Bristol. For New Englanders our fish is fresh and local. So you can enjoy fresh fried sole, instead of frozen fish and chips. Overlooking the water front at Independence park, and in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, Redlefsen's is comfortably elegant. Whether you sit in our dining room, the lounge, or the function room.
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Redlefsen's reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (14)scenic view (10)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (4)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • delicous
    edensperez
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    if you are looking for something different, this is the place. Great German Food - great selection, beautiful view, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FrankiwVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I have eaten here many times in the past. The food is usually consistent. This visit was a disappointment. Halfway through our meal a flutist started playing. The music was so loud we could not carry on a conversation. I ordered the scallops entree which was too salty. We could not wait to leave and will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful food and location
    BillyCapeCod
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We ate on Saturday evening. It was extremely busy and Bristol because of the local events which made Parking very difficult but the food was excellent. Two of us had the pecan encrusted chicken which was to die for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner out!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My fiance and I went out to eat with my sister and her husband for a double date night. My fiance and I had previously been there for Valentine's Day and my birthday previous to this dinner. The restaurant has great German dishes which makes it a special outing for something different. The waiters and waitresses are always very professional and prompt. The food is amazing, and dessert choices are unbelievably delicious. Plus they have an awesome rewards progress in case you would plan on going back. The restaurant is also right across the street from the water in Bristol so it's beautiful to go in the nicer weather. We didn't get a seat outside unfortunately but it looked great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer, food & service
    Tyler
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We visited for lunch on a Sunday (6/22/14) Reservation (via Open Table) requesting outside table, seated quickly on the sidewalk patio. Menu offers something for everyone, with seafood appetizers and entrees, as well as several German specials. We started with beer, of course! A Warsteiner and a Dunkel, both on tap. Appetizer: Fried Calamari - fresh, light oil, very easy to eat. Entrees: "Red's Wurst" dish - combines both Bauernwurst & Bratwurst - was outstanding. Having previously eaten in Germany several times I deem the wurst here at Redlefsen's to be truly authentic. The Schnitzel Sandwich was very good as well. Our daughter enjoyed Pasta a la Bolognese. The sauce was vodka-style and filled with plenty of pork and beef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • German specialties & a light touch
    CarolinaBeckyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Had wonderful Wiener schnitzel here (hard to do) with top quality veal. Served with red cabbage and spaetzle. Really good.Charming, cozy atmosphere, comfort food abounds.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner
    wbha
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Overall, the main courses were OK. The chicken special was bland..expected breasts ..the swordfish had many dark pieces ..somewhat bland..salads were good..service was very good..drinks were good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Redlefsen's reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    Beth
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was a terrible disappointment. Out of the meal we wanted and service was terrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mom's Day
    vulcan15k
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a great place for dinner for Mother's Day...the location is wonderful. Would recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd go back
    Bill
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Average upscale restaurant. Ate at the bar. Was quite noisey but food was good. I had swordfish. Didn't offer bread or salad with the meal. Otherwise was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sauerbraten, Friendly Service
    Flyinhi
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Made reservations there for my Mom's birthday, just 4 of us. Seated right away and waitress took beverage order. Food was very good and enough of it. Bread was crisp and warm. Ordered one piece of German Chocolate cake to put a cancle in for Mom's birthday and it fed all four of us. Would go again. Pricing moderate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Locally sourced ingredients
    woodyVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Locally sourced seafood. Little neck clams with chouricho and kale. Grilled cheese sandwich with goat cheese and fig spread.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • German Delight
    NickC
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have been to Redlefsen's 3 times now, each time was a pure delight. The view out the windows is serene as the sun sets over the water in Bristol. The service has always been prompt and friendly. The food selection has something for everyone, from steak and seafood to more traditional German fare such as sauerbraten and schnitzel, which were both deliciously served with fresh veggies and starch. The portions have been good, especially with the schnitzel, it is the size of a plate. The selection of imported beers is also a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening.
    Foodie1121
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with some great friends. Found your restaurant on tripadvisor. Food was very good, service was outstanding. Just a little pricey however. Other than that we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Snooty
    Gipper
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our Waitress we had needed to be brought down a few pegs. A little too snooty for me. Wrapped a little too tight. Food is goof. Can be a little pricey for what you get. Younger staff very outgoing and pleasant . Good place to have a drink. Bar area very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great time
    Peter
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Every time we stray from our stalwart choices, we are pleasantly surprised at the level sophistication of the simplest things. Today it was the French onion soup. It was rich in flavor without being overly beefy or salty, good notes of thyme and onion, without being overt sweet, sublime. The cheese was part of the harmony, not timid, not too salty, or overly assertive, just a voice in the choir. I asked for the recipe, but alas I must get my fix from them alone. Dinner was perfect for our 29th wedding anniversary...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Cowgirl
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I frequent Redlefsen's and have always enjoyed each time. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint, love the fireplace. The food is always delicious and the staff is always very professional and polite. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crepe appetizer was cold..crab
    wbha
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Crepe appetizer was cold..crab cake appetizer was luke warm...Entrees were hot
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the relaxed feel of
    Danny
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. . Service was well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Valentine's Dinner
    NickC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiancee and I visited Redlefsen's this Valentine's day and had a wonderful experience. I made reservations online, we arrived about 10 minutes early and were promptly seated. Though the restaurant was packed the service was superb, our waitress came around frequently and was very attentive. The food was delicious, our calamari was cooked perfectly, crispy outside tender inside, and the mushroom crepe appetizer was spectacular. Our entrees were delicious as well, and came in good portion sizes, my fiancees veal cutlet for the schnitzel was huge and very tasty, as was my sauerbraten. They had a good selection of wine, and some great imported German beers! The atmosphere was also very enjoyable, especially as the rush died down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day
    larry
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Redlefsen (our favorite restaurant) for Valentine's Day. The swordfish and fish casserole were excellent. The swordfish even came out heart shaped. Bottom-line: we are never disappointed at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Germantown in Bristol
    Louis
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food and service were great. A fantastic German experience to go along with great German/Bavarian beers...
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great, especially at the bar
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I think the food is always very good, with some really outstanding German offerings and a burger that can't be beat by anyone in the area. To me it's almost like 2 different restaurants. The dining room is good for larger parties, family meals, and more luncheon-type events. The bar side is like a little restaurant all it's own, tucked away and with so much more charm and character. Both parts of the restaurant work, the menu is the same and the beer is just as cold, it just depends on what side suits your needs. Definitely eat the German offerings or get a burger - best parts of the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Gem
    Peter
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Wonderful meal, host gave champagne toast (free) to all tables, on New Year's Eve. Well decorated for the holiday season. I had the schnitzel, and it was perfectly crisp and moist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Bristol
    lovetheboot
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We love going to Redlefson's for lunch, dinner or even just a drink. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, food was
    Mike
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Excellent service, food was great. Very nice choices for German and other beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place!
    DonE
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    My daughter and I went for a quiet dinner on a weeknight and everything was great! Our meals were both cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. They also had a great selection of German beers. I would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than German, But Great German
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    You can't call Redlefsen's exclusively German, they have a lot of options for dinner ranging from burgers to seafood dishes to German fare. The night I ate there I decided to go all German, along with another member of our party, and it was fantastic. In fact, I wish they had more German options because clearly it's a strength. This isn't to say that my daughter didn't hit a grand slam with her cheeseburger and fries, because she did. So it's a little bit of a riddle to me - they list here as German, which they are, but they're also much more than that. They might not aggressively compete with seafood given the area, but they shine in so many other ways with what they have to offer. Definitely a place to make a regular stop!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Unique Restaurant in Bristol
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Simply, this is the most unique restaurant in Bristol. A nice escape from your typical seafood fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week a great find!
    deeregalLA115
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Thank you Melanie for the great service. I work in the industry and appreciate great service and food. Just as important I enjoyed the atmosphere and local light buzz thru the restaurant set the mood for a memorable night out. The bar is as charming as the dining room. Tonight's visit was a romantic special evening and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    MarKevVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Our waitress was most excellent (I believe her name was Melanie). She was very friendly & attentive, despite her having tables on the other side too. I wish I could give just as glowing a review for the food. Unfortunately, it was just okay. First let me start by saying that my husband's dinner was really good. Mine, however, lacked the attention. I started by having fried calamari. It was too tender. Could've used an extra minute in the fryer. For my entree, stuffed cod w/ crabmeat, it was baked a minute too long. The fish was just too dry and the flavor was lost. We were impressed with the wine selections & the prices per bottle. You certainly won't feel cheated in that department. Oh I almost forgot, we loved the apple cobbler dessert!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was craving sauerbraten.
    Yennie
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I was craving sauerbraten. I was not disappointed. Food and service was outstanding. It's a definite 2nd visit restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cultural experience
    Donald
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the overall experience we had eating here during Newport Restaurant Week. Redelfsen's did not skimp on quality nor quantity. The service was exceedingly efficient and pleasant. We will be eating there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Piece of Germany
    Candles
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    European atmosphere, warm,quaint, relaxing. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD GERMAN FOOD
    GermanyinBristol
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    The name is Swedish, but the food is most definitely German, and very traditional. Wurst with Sauerkraut was spectacular! I had the pecan-crusted pork. It was nummy - sweet and crispy. We will go back! And the Köstritzer dark beer!!! I thought I was in Kiel for an evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service beyond compare
    kday
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Overall a fabulous dining experience, waitress had far to many tables yet still provided exceptional service which paired with great food and beer for overall experience, definitely will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Octoberfest
    Dick
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    We were there for one of their special Octoberfest dinners. The food was authentic and very good. The live entertainment made the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find – Highly Recommend
    Herr
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We all had German dishes and they were prepared just like we had when we visited Germany. Many beers were on tap but we opted for the Oktoberfest brew since it was in season. The restaurant was decorated in a way that made you feel like you were in a space that was unique and interesting which it was. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. I'll be recommending Redlefsen's to friends and family. We went on a Friday but they have Bavarian dancers and live music on Wed and Thurs in October to celebrate Oktoberfest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was very cold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The restaurant was very cold ever one in my party was feezing.. Asked waitress to turn down the air it wasnt done we couldn't stay for coffee or dessert to cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wunderbar!
    mistermac2000
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Excellent German food, just like my grandmother made. Sauerbraten, weiner Schnitzel, wursts, all great. Good selection of German beers and wines also
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.