From the décor to the menu, every aspect of Bierhaus NYC pays homage to traditional German tavern fare and drinks. Appetizer options include Bavarian-inspired soft pretzels with sweet or spicy mustard as well as flammkuchen, a flatbread topped with sour cream, bacon and onions, both of which complement a frosty mug of beer. Bierhaus NYC's numerous sausage wursts, made from beef, pork, chicken or veal, are very popular with diners. Schnitzels and a variety of sandwiches, like the haus reuban and the haus burger are incredibly tasty as well as being clever nods to German inspiration.
To accompany your meal and enhance the scenery, be sure to try a German beer, available in sizes ranging from one half liter to 2-liter boots. For Bierhaus NYC, every day is spent celebrating Oktoberfest.
Great German beer selection! There was a live band and a trivia game going on, fun and loud atmosphere, with large tv monitors to watch all the different sporting events!
Service started off rushed then at the end coffee and dessert took far too long. Never got the coffee. Food was okay. Portions are well sized. We took home leftovers.
The food was awesome. Wished there was a location near our home in Texas.
First of all, they didn't have our reservation as they "stopped using OpenTable" the day before. The food was not up to par. The wurst was just wrong in both texture and flavor. The Goulash Soup came with a huge bone in it for display, which was really just a nuisance. Then the meat in the goulash was probably 75% fat. Our starter came after our entrees, but they were good about it and took it off the bill without us asking. The presentation was great, but the flavor and quality of the food was not up to par.
We really had a good time here. German food with classic German beer. Some of the features were a bit tacky and not related to the theme (e.g. flower stickers in the window). The staff was very knowledgeable and directed us to get the right food platters. The wait time was a bit long but diluted by a lot of beer...
Wish they have seasonal beers they have only regular HB and we wanted Bock. However everything was great
Fun atmosphere. Food was good but heavy, although sides were awesome, recommend the red cabbage, spätzle and potato, and cucumber salads. Service was a little slow.
Live music on Saturday night, the atmosphere of Oktoberfest or a beer garden, good food in big portions that you can order in platters to serve a group (or individual entrees) We have been several times and mostly with groups of 8-10. All my friend love it when I take them here. Just a great night of fun if you are into a beer garden atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. I find the price is great for all that you get especially with a group in NYC.
The food was great, but the service was extremely slow. The live music was nice, but very loud for such a small space.
Everything was awesome thank you so much for making my valentines day special
Great band, and place to hang with your friends, really cool ambiance
We were looking forward to authentic German food but what we got was nothing close to it. We saw Pork Shank and got excited to try their Schweinshaxe but it came out and our hearts fell as we saw this knuckle that was not crispy as it should be and was sitting on a bed of dark brown goo and very sour/vinegar tasting sauerkraut. The potatoes looked like a short order cook made them from a food truck. Definitely not worth USD$32. The Schnitzel was dry and tasted like it was cooked earlier that day. Overall a horrible food experience coupled with a waitstaff that didn't do a check and only came by because we asked for a drink refill and the bill.
After enjoying my best pork chop ever in August, I returned in December on a trip to have another.
This time, the pork chop was something I could have made at home and nothing like the previous one which was boneless and tender with a terrific seasoning crust on it.
The meal was to come with spaetzel and potato salad and arrived with a spoonful of veggies instead of the sides that were promised on the menu.
They were out of beet salad as well.
Sad return visit.
We had a great time. Food was very enjoyable. The appetizer platters were great size for the group. Band playing was great as well. Will go back
It is a HB. hofbrauhaus. I thought it might be a unique German restaurant
Party of 5 went to celebrate a late Oktoberfest. Beer and food were great! Had an awesome time there!
Had a terrific lunch with 5 out-of-town guests. We were never rushed. Our server was kind, courteous & professional. The food was delicious, with plenty of German/Austrian treats in large quantities. I've heard it can be extremely noisy in the evenings, but it was perfect for us - not so quiet our chat & laughter was out of place, neither was it too loud for us to be heard. Definitely an option for lunch near Grand Central - but remember to go there hungry! :-)
ONE MORE THING: when you make a reservation for a large party, make sure you're clear about their cancellation policy. The reservation requires a credit card, which will be charged for no shows, so be sure you understand what you're signing up for. And check out other options if it's likely your plans aren't solid.
Bierhaus NYC was the perfect location for the birthday. we were there late afternoon on a Sunday so we didn't expect a hopping crowd. It was still fun but we certainly want to try one night when they have live music. Food was okay for a beer hall. We ordered the platters but I was a little disappointed with the quantity. I think we would have been better to order separate sausages.
we will go back for sure though.
The beer was perfect, the band was good, the ambiance was festive and we had a great time celebrating with friends. It's a good time to be had at the Bierhaus. Oh and the spaetzle is surprisingly amazing! We had a blast and will definitely come again!!
Way, way, way too loud. Food was great, beer was great. But even without the very loud band, the acoustics made it crazy to have dinner. Friday night at 7:30 it was very much a bar scene and not a restaurant. Middle of the week with the polka band might be different.
Great German pub for a group of eaters and beer lovers
Just about everyone from the Steuben Day Parade who did not have tickets for Central Park ended up at Bierhaus. Band was good. Crowd was boisterous. Food was good. Service was great. Beer was excellent. I would like to go back on a regular night to taste the pork chops.
Fun atmosphere and great for big groups! The live music is great except for Sundays no live music.
empty for lunch. large number of family-style tables with no diners. description of offerings inadequate.
Food was ok but kind of too salty. Sometimes we had to wait a while to get our waitress's attention. I do find it cool the way the waitresses were dressed. This place is good for groups and good for drinking beer and watching sports. Not my type of place.
this place isn't called hofbrauhaus but I think it's the same thing or loosely affiliated.
Ordered the pork chop and the waitress said they were all out but then she found that one was left and switched my order back to it.
It was the best I've ever had...great spiced rub on the outside and cooked to perfection...came with potatoes and spaetzle along with the large beers.
the German band was playing non-german music (e.g. Call me Al by Paul Simon) which made for a neat evening to have great food and cool music.
It is very busy but does provide for an energetic environment.
This is a tiny feeling of Germany in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Popular with beer-drinking males, it is also a find for German schnitzel spaetzle and wurst. Not really gourmet, but lots of fun.
To meet up near Grand Central Terminal in NYC, this is a great location, but not if you want to have a conversation! Loud music and a trivia contest kept the volume up in addition to a loud crowd. The food was excellent and the beer was good, though on the expensive side. Consideration for a quieter area in this huge space might bring more return customers.
Wanted sauerbraten. Googled different places in the city that had menus on the web. Found this place. Tried to call the place about a dozen times with no answer. We decided to go with a group of 8. When we arrived we were seated directly in front of this band that was really loud. The menu had changed and to our surprise no sauerbraten. They had changed the menu and never changed it on the web. I had this pork dish which was horrible. Our waitress was horribly slow. Couldn't have a decent conversation due to being sooooooo loud. The beer was really expensive. I will never, ever go back there again.
Great Hofbrauhaus atmosphere. The Band was very versatile. From traditional German drinking songs to Star Wars. Food good too!! Even better then Grandma's (don't tell her). The funnest Restaurent experience in NYC this trip.
We lived in Germany for 6 years and were looking forward to a nice German meal in our visit to NYC.
The food was marginal, the service was extremely slow and the noise level was off the chart. We could not have a conversation.
Will not return and would not recommend.
Beautiful waitresses in German traditional clothes!
Its a bierhall. Communal seating, authentic German fare. Went for lunch and got quick service and a good meal. I had the schnitzel and it was quite good
Had the pork chop. It was dry and unappeizing. The only thing i ate on my plate was the spaetzl
Kinda German-ish, but if you really want a beirgarten, there are many in nyu that trump this place.
At some point, Hofbrauhaus has become "Beirhaus" and the overall quality has diminished. Thats not to say that the food wasn't good. It was but that belies the problem. Hofbrauhaus stood for high quality food and service and that was exactly what you got. Now that the name has changed, the priorities seems to have changed with it. The beer was good and the food was good and the service was good (when we finally established who our server was) but that's not good enough in a sea of other quality German beer gardens that surround the NYC area. I think that the bones of a fun establishment are still there but the ownership mustn't lose sight of what a true beer garden is and it's not just a business oriented happy hour but a place for high quality German food and atmosphere that one comes to expect from a place such as Beirhaus. I did have a good time and I would consider going back but unfortunately as it is, it wouldn't be my first choice.
What drew us in was knowing that Bierhaus has a live band on Friday nights & this band is actually a trio of super talented musicians! We would definitely recommend to friends. There was a large group celebrating a birthday & the band improvised & sang to them. It was a fun night & the wait staff was friendly & accommodating.
Not my kind of food (lots of meat items) but I was able to get a nice roasted vegetable salad.
I had my birthday here this last weekend. It's perfect for groups on the weekend. This place is hopping after work but weekends it's a bit less crowded and more laid back. We were able to get plenty of seating. I made a reservation for 15 and had about 17 people total. Service was good. There was a live band. It was fun would def. be back again. Will suggest they should have more veggie options on the menu- like tofuwurst or offer a platter of all the sides?
We passed by this place many times and commented we needed to try it. On the 10th, to celebrate my birthday, my wife made a reservation for myself, my 3 grandchildren and of course herself.
Upon arrival, it was strange that there were 2 bouncers outside screening the people entering. We informed them we had a reservation and they allowed us to enter.
The place was up one flight and by the time we got to the top of the stairs the noise was deafening. We were seated next to a table of people doing "shots" from a plank of wood. A lot of smoking and cursing. We spent 1 minute at the table and decided to leave. This was not a place for dinner, kids or a celebration of anything other than booze and bad bands.
Loud, Crowded with mediocre food. If you are just looking to go out drinking with a group of, ideally young, friends it may be okay. Otherwise I would give it a miss.