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Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC

4.2
4.2
86 Reviews
$30 and under
German

PAULANER - White & Blue Restaurant
Paulaner Blue & White is a traditional Bavarian restaurant. The food is a more sophisticated interpretation of traditional dishes that, paired with our freshly made beer and great German wines, provides a truly authentic taste of Bavaria.

PAULANER Brewhouse and Beer Bar
Take a seat at the custom-built bar and enjoy your fresh brewed Paulaner beer. Paulaner is Munich's art of brewing, in the heart of New York City. Now you can enjoy the same taste and experience. Watch European- and US Soccer Games and on big screens or join us for a Football Monday's.

LOCATION - Lower East Side
The setting is vintage New York meets German industrial design. Paulaner is comfortable and spacious, delicious food and always welcoming.

Paulaner is located at 265 Bowery just south of Houston Street in Manhattan (easily accessible by subway, J F 6 B M D trains two blocks away; N R in Soho).

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Menu

Starters

  • Chicken Consommé$9.00

    Semolina Dumpling, Pancake Strips

    • Fried Camembert Cheese$12.00

      Lingonberry Jam

      • Paulaner-Battered Cod$12.00

        Lemon, Tartar Sauce

        • House-Made Potato Pancakes$9.00

          Apple Sauce

          • Seasonal Green Salad$10.00

            Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Radish, Sour Cream Dressing

            • Obazda & Baked Pretzel$10.00

              made with Paulaner Weissbier, Red Onions, Home-Made Pickles, Freshly Baked Pretzel

              • House Smoked Trout$14.00

                Green Apple, Horseradish

                • Marinated Red Beet Salad$11.00

                  Goat Cheese and Arugula

                  House-Made Sausages

                  • Weisswürste & Pretzel$13.00

                    Two Poached Veal Sausages, Sweet Mustard and Pretzel

                    • Bratwurst & Sauerkraut$12.00

                      • Spicy Lamb Sausages$12.00

                        Red Cabbage slaw

                        • The Paulaner$14.00

                          Smoked Dry-Aged Beef Sausage, Dark Beer, Cheddar Cheese, Potato Salad

                          • The Sausage Sampler$32.00

                            Sauerkraut, Three Different Mustards

                            Sandwiches

                            • House-Made Ricotta on House-Baked Rye Bread$9.00

                              • Roasted Pork on House-Baked Rye Bread$12.00

                                with Horseradish, Dijon

                                Main Course

                                • Paulaner NYC Bratwurst Burger$16.00

                                  Sauerkraut, Spicy Mustard, Pretzel Bun, Fries

                                  • 1/2 Roasted Duck$28.00

                                    Braised Red Cabbage, Pretzel Dumpling

                                    • Veggie Spätzle$18.00

                                      Brussel Sprouts, Mushrooms, Gruyere Cheese, Crispy Onions

                                      • Trout Filet$24.00

                                        Sautéed Spinach, Parsley, Lemon Butter

                                        • Venison Goulash$26.00

                                          Brussels sprouts, Spätzle

                                          • 1/2 Roasted Chicken$18.00

                                            French Fries

                                            • Wiener Schnitzel$26.00

                                              Potato & Cucumber Salad, Lingonberries

                                              • Crispy Pork Knuckle$32.00

                                                Paulaner Dark Beer Sauce, Roasted Potatoes

                                                Sides

                                                • Bread Basket$6.00

                                                  • Rye Bread Loaf$8.00

                                                    • Warm Pretzel$6.00

                                                      • Brussel Sprouts$7.00

                                                        • French Fries$6.00

                                                          • Sauerkraut$6.00

                                                            • Spätzle$6.00

                                                              • Potato Salad$6.00

                                                                • Cucumber Salad$6.00

                                                                  • Red Cabbage$6.00

                                                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                    What 86 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                    4.2
                                                                    4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                    • 4.0Food
                                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                                    • 3.8Value

                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                    85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                      Fred

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                                      overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                      Enjoyed our time at Paulaner Brauhaus. Food and beer was excellent. Service was very slow because it appeared that there was only one waitress for the restaurant and many runners.

                                                                    2. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 9, 2017

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      S super German flood. Didn't like live of the sausages but other than that a plus.

                                                                    3. P

                                                                      Philly925er

                                                                      Orlando

                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                      Solid adaptation of German cuisine for an American bar scene. Pleasantly surprised a kids menu was offered. Beer was the highlight and primary reason I would return sans kids. Nice booths for small parties but best use for this place is for large groups looking for a spot for a spirited dinner or night out for casual drinks.

                                                                    4. DP

                                                                      DeniseP

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Excellent food and beer! Nice menu, including many selections besides the typical beer garden items. Excellent smoked trout and pretzel appetizers and I love the cod dish. A must try!

                                                                    5. RC

                                                                      RobinC

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 2, 2017

                                                                      overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                      They were not prepared for the crowd that showed up to watch a soccer game. The staff was totally overwhelmed. I won't hold it against them because I've been several times, but they need to re-evaluate how many employees they have working during any soccer finals.

                                                                    6. FY

                                                                      FY91

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 23, 2017

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Our server was very friendly and very knowledgeable.

                                                                    7. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2017

                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                      They were understaffed and no one was there

                                                                    8. l

                                                                      luvnyc

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 26, 2017

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      we came on a quiet, grey sunday afternoon to grab a drink and snack. it was almost empty but has a great atmosphere that would clearly be a fun place when there's a sports event or it's more crowded. most significant to me was that i am currently on crutches and the staff saw when i stood up to use the restroom, which is downstairs. the maitre d' promptly caught up with me and escorted me to the staff restroom in order to avoid the stairs. greatly appreciated!! sometimes when a restaurant is quiet, the service is worse as the staff slacks off, but here, their attention never faltered. we enjoyed the service, atmosphere, and food - we'll all be back :)

                                                                    9. AE

                                                                      AlexE

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2017

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      The Sauerbraten was ok, only the Spätzle were too moist. The service was outstanding as were the beers, both the Hefeweizen as also the Salvator.

                                                                    10. LN

                                                                      LauraN

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                      I was a little disappointed. I was looking for an authentic German Biergarten. While the food was very good, the atmosphere was a little phony to me. The music was modern and trendy (rap and pop) as opposed to cultural themed music. While it was a nice restaurant, and decorated "Germanish", it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. What salvaged the evening for me is that the service was excellent, and the food was very tasty. It depends on what you're looking for. So if you want a lot of German influence, I don't think this is it.

                                                                    11. c

                                                                      chewolf

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 10, 2017

                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                      Lovely service, festive atmosphere, disappointing food. Perhaps the wurst and other meats are this restaurant's specialities. This place is not a good choice for vegetarians. The creamed spinach was watery and the spaetzle was like overcooked egg noodles.

                                                                    12. A

                                                                      Annie

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      76 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      76 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2017

                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                      This is a good place for beer or a drink with friends that has a fun ambiance but the food is average at best.

                                                                    13. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2017

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was great. The atmosphere was cozy. Beer was amazing. There beer will make you a beer snob. You won't be able to have the regular stuff you get at your local grocery store.

                                                                    14. A

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      100 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      100 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 19, 2017

                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                      Came here with some family (including a 16 month old) over the weekend for an early dinner. Staff was very nice and accommodating. The music was a bit odd - like top 40 from the 90s and early 2000's, which I usually like but this was like Smashmouth ... Food was ok - I had the bratwurst and sauerkraut, we had the pretzel with beer cheese, the fried camembert. Two people had the weiner schnitzel and said it was really good. The potato salad was unappetizing, didn't like it at all. Soupy and gloppy. The brat was good though, just fine. Raddegast in Brooklyn has good 10x better, but this is good if you just want beers and snacks and don't want to leave the island.

                                                                    15. MZ

                                                                      MaryZ

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      The sauerbraten was really delicious reminded me of my Oma's (although hers had more ginger.)

                                                                    16. T

                                                                      Teddy

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                      This is my second trip to Paulaner. I always enjoy the food selection, though I do feel there could be more in the way of traditional German and Austrian food. The eisbein (pork knuckle) with crackling exterior was especially good. Don't be fooled by its place on the entree menu, it definitely serves 2-3. Criticisms: Given all of the beers that Paulaner is responsible for brewing, I would have expected a greater selection of Paulaner beers - There were only four. Also, their website mentions the Winter seasonal beer, which was not available in the restaurant. Lastly, in spite of two servers waiting on six tables, it took over twenty minutes to get the attention of one, which is a bit disappointing.

                                                                    17. e

                                                                      enjoytheambience

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 1, 2017

                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                      Definitely worth checking out! Loved the spacious and lively interior. Although I came for lunch, can definitely see myself swinging by in the evening for a beer and hang with friends.

                                                                    18. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 24, 2017

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                      All in all it was ok. Just the noisy game was very annoying. And the service charge of 11 dollars is to much. I want to decide wheather the service is good or bad.

                                                                    19. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 14, 2017

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      Nice atmosphere, great beer, good service. Food is good but not amazing but he prices are not bad either.

                                                                    20. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 10, 2017

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      Lovely German style setting with very good German food menu. Known for its beer, but good wines as well. The Kaese Spaetzle were a hit and a highlight.

                                                                    21. m

                                                                      marxzellert

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 28, 2016

                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                      Paulaner is not your typical German restaurant: no oompah-music and moderate decor. The brewing machinery on display is a plus. Service was good and attentive. The beer is good but not outstanding (brewed on site). The food was uneven and somewhat overpriced. The mixed sausage platter was a disappointment (poor selection of mustards, sausages overcooked and too much of the same. The 'weisswurst" is a travesty. The other entrees were better. Dessert: Sachertorte a big disappointment (too hard, too cold) and had to be sent back. In all, only a mixed experience.

                                                                    22. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 24, 2016

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Good German food!!

                                                                    23. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 24, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We went for the Christmas Dinner special menu. It was our first time at the restaurant. From the start, the seasonal decoration warmed us up after an hour walk in the cold. All the staff was really friendly and helpful, the waitress being adorable and a ray of sunshine. The food was very tasty and we were not disappointed. We had an order of five beer samples (0.1L each) and I think there's a beer for any taste (basically pale, light, dark, strong, IPA). Great experience. We'll try again on a regular day.

                                                                    24. f

                                                                      funfoodie

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 20, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was delicious, atmosphere was festive, staff was kind.

                                                                    25. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 13, 2016

                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                      I think they were understaffed but the staff they had were friendly.

                                                                    26. r

                                                                      reub

                                                                      New England

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 3, 2016

                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                      Sadly disappointed. Pricey food for the quality, service was friendly enough and hospitable but frustrating (had to flag down a server to order a beverage, entrees arrived two min after apps and right on top of them, kitchen forgot a requested simple modification to my order). Beer not great considering they brew it. Would not return.

                                                                    27. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 3, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We got to the restaurant 45 mins before our actual reservation but they gave us a table anyway. They were amazing! The food and beer was outstanding. I'm looking forward to the next time I'm there.

                                                                    28. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 3, 2016

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                      We visited Paulaner's on a late Saturday afternoon during the Xmas season, there was a moderate size crowd, I would expect it to be more crowded in the evening. If you like German food, this is the place with a good variety of exceptional dishes. The draft beer was all Paulaner's (to be expected) and was about as close to Munich as you can get without being there!

                                                                    29. M

                                                                      Michael

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 24, 2016

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                      Hearty German food with a emphasis on sausage and beer.

                                                                    30. LN

                                                                      LarryN

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 19, 2016

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      We told the waitress that we were in a rush because of our late arrival and a show that we had to make. She was very pleasant and efficient so we had a nice meal and good, quick service.

                                                                    31. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 20, 2016

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      Good German food. To me it seems authentic but I've never been to Germany I had the Wiener Schnitzel and it was DELICIOUS. Great beers!

                                                                    32. L

                                                                      Lovtotaste

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 2, 2016

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      Terrible food and ambiance. Let me start by saying that this place was highly disappointing and overrated. I gave it a "D" grade. - Food was cold, tasteless and old. A mediocre attempt at German food. - Ambiance is sort of a sports bar, or a beer bar/ brewery with a confused identity (not a German feel) - Service was poor. It took forever to get served and when asked for what was taking so long, the servers were rude and didn't seem to care about customers. It was 30% busy with several waiters walking about with nothing to do.

                                                                    33. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 2, 2016

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Very friendly, very good and great in house brewed beers! Liked the food & have no crazy foodie complaints at all. I took my brother and one of his twenty something sons to scout it out - we are always looking for friendly places accommodating a large family group. We live in Lincoln Square UWS area so we had to "commute" downtown, a big deal for New Yorkers who confine eating to a ten block radius. Even though there are many places for good food & drink in the city in all price ranges, not a lot have friendly service - big groups are rush out the door to get turnover and higher end places are often very snobby while doing it. Paulaner has a very energetic vibe and it's rustic looks seem best for it's East Village locals. We are energetic seniors who enjoy our millennial and gen x family members toting young children and we had no issues. We like beer and we liked it here a lot.

                                                                    34. WW

                                                                      WWCitizen

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      127 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      127 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                      This is SUCH a fun place! We have started an Oktoberfest tradition that's continuing because of this place in particular. Great beer options, excellent GERMAN food from all over the country. And, of course, Oktoberfest music and seating. We had a great time and enjoy coming back year after year.

                                                                    35. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 23, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      was a random choice to enjoy Octoberfest . we loved the food, the beer was fresh and amazing. would definitely return again and recommend to others.

                                                                    36. CL

                                                                      CaroleL

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 21, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was very good, authentic German, and the server was very friendly and accommodating. Interesting atmosphere because they brew beer on the premises.

                                                                    37. RM

                                                                      RobM

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 17, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We came during the Octoberfest celebration and had a great time! Very good food and the best beer in NY!

                                                                    38. KS

                                                                      KatjaS

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 6, 2016

                                                                      overall4food1service4ambience4

                                                                      The beer is fantastic and the place has a great, relaxed vibe, but the food is disappointing. I've been there four times and every time the Germans and Austrians I've been with have been disappointed with the spaetzle, potato pancakes, and even the sauerkraut. I still go back, though, for the beer and friendly atmosphere.

                                                                    39. E

                                                                      Emmy

                                                                      New England

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 20, 2016

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      This place is perfect! Highly recommended!!

                                                                    40. k

                                                                      kpae

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 3, 2016

                                                                      overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                                      I was here celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and the experience was amazing! The food was great and the beer flight was THE BEST. Definitely recommend coming here for good food and good beer. The staff is also super friendly and accommodating -- they even brought out a cake with a candle on it to celebrate his birthday!

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                                                                    Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC is rated 4.2 stars by 86 OpenTable diners

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