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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).

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Austrian, Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sunday - Wednesday 11am - midnight Thursday- Saturday 11am - 1am Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 780-0300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Kill

  • Catering

    We offer a selection of external corporate catering packages and can tailor any menu to suit the needs of your event style and size. <br />Oktoberfest Catering: can include Kegs and traditional Bavarian menu. <br />Corporate Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners and Cocktail Receptions with full service and available. <br /><br />Please contact info@paulanernyc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our private and semi- private spaces can accommodate any type of dining event, party gathering or celebration, including our rustic Bavarian cabin room with beautiful natural light.Industrial Germanic/ Vintage NYC spacious Dining Room, Bar and Tasting Area for more casual parties and meet ups.Buyouts are available any day of the week.We have a variety of menu options and beverage packages for your gathering, event, celebration and corporate party.Menus are Traditional German/Bavarian fare, 3 or 4 courses, family style or buffet and cocktail receptions can be supplemented with an open beverage packages.We can also offer premium seasonal or seafood menus and premium open bar packages to work tie your budget.We can also offer special Keg Parties with our freshly brewed beer and causal food package or Oktoberfest Packages.Please contact events@paulanernyc.com for more details and menu options.

  • Private party contact

    kim@paulanernyc.com: (212) 780-0300

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Between E Houston St and Stanton St

  • Parking details

    <br />Closest Parking Garage:<br />Icon Parking Systems/ Comfort Parking<br />303 Elizabeth Street.<br />New York, NY 10012<br />212-219-9562

  • Public transit

    B D F M to Broadway Lafayette<br />6 Train to Bleecker/ or Spring Street Soho<br />F to 2nd Ave<br />N/R train to Prince Street, Soho

  • Entertainment

    Oktoberfest, Seasonal Beer tappings, International Soccer viewing parties, After Work Happy Hour, Meet Up Group.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. F

    Fred

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    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

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 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

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 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

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 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

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 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

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Hearty German food with a emphasis on sausage and beer.
  30. LN

    LarryN

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 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

    35 reviews

    1.0

    35 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. C

    Cece

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 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

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!

FAQs

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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between E Houston St and Stanton St

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sunday - Wednesday 11am - midnight Thursday- Saturday 11am - 1am Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Austrian, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    <br />Closest Parking Garage:<br />Icon Parking Systems/ Comfort Parking<br />303 Elizabeth Street.<br />New York, NY 10012<br />212-219-9562

  • Public transit

    B D F M to Broadway Lafayette6 Train to Bleecker/ or Spring Street SohoF to 2nd AveN/R train to Prince Street, Soho

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Kill

  • Entertainment

    Oktoberfest, Seasonal Beer tappings, International Soccer viewing parties, After Work Happy Hour, Meet Up Group.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 780-0300

  • Catering

    We offer a selection of external corporate catering packages and can tailor any menu to suit the needs of your event style and size. <br />Oktoberfest Catering: can include Kegs and traditional Bavarian menu. <br />Corporate Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners and Cocktail Receptions with full service and available. <br /><br />Please contact info@paulanernyc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our private and semi- private spaces can accommodate any type of dining event, party gathering or celebration, including our rustic Bavarian cabin room with beautiful natural light.Industrial Germanic/ Vintage NYC spacious Dining Room, Bar and Tasting Area for more casual parties and meet ups.Buyouts are available any day of the week.We have a variety of menu options and beverage packages for your gathering, event, celebration and corporate party.Menus are Traditional German/Bavarian fare, 3 or 4 courses, family style or buffet and cocktail receptions can be supplemented with an open beverage packages.We can also offer premium seasonal or seafood menus and premium open bar packages to work tie your budget.We can also offer special Keg Parties with our freshly brewed beer and causal food package or Oktoberfest Packages.Please contact events@paulanernyc.com for more details and menu options.

  • Private party contact

    kim@paulanernyc.com: (212) 780-0300

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