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About 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.

444 Thames Street
Bristol, RI 02809
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
German, European, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday, Friday Saturday 11:30 am - 4:25 pm, Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm; Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Closed Monday except for holiday weekends and private parties.

Cross Street:
Franklin Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 254-1188

Website:
http://redlefsens.com/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
There is a bus stop at Hope street and Franklin Street.

Executive Chef:
Rolando Vincente

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: (401) 254-1188

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Redlefsen's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Beer (8)
Authentic (8)
Waterfront (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Romantic (7)
Scenic View (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (3)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice dinner after attending opening at Bristol Art Museum

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always enjoy the food. Nice menu and atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ordered the croquettes for an appetizer and the center room temperature, at best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Redlefsen’s always delivers! Great food, great staff, great location! A favorite restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Birthday dinner was very good. I wasn't crazy about the Bolognese, but the atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food at a beautiful restaurant

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year's Eve - was sort of a quiet setting - but was bitterly cold! Food was good as always - but just did not have the same feel as other times. Our server was ok, not really enthusiastic or accommodating. My daughter had requested Chicken piccata instead of Cod piccata (has been happily done in the past), and our server was sort of like, yeah...no. So, we were a bit disappointed with that. Was not crowded, and our seating felt a bit cramped. Still a great place to dine - but may give it a rest for a bit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was superb and the service was second to none. Owner came over and spoke with us for a while. Went all the way, appetizer, meal, dessert, and if course drinks. Great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful Austrian, Alsatian,German cuisine done expertly. German beers on tap make it all the better.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had an earlier reservation, but had to delay because of traffic and other commitments with guests. The OpenTable allowed me to switch in seconds. We arrived and had a lovely evening in the bar area which was very cozy by the fire. Good food and service was excellent

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always a great place.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hadn't been to the restaurant in awhile, was out of the area. How i had missed the great food, will be back soon

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was wonderful evening as always would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Not to mention they make a great grey goose martini.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a liter of beer , beet and goat cheese salad, and viena schnittzel

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Redlefsen's is one of our favorite spots, and with good reason. It is a pleasure to walk into this restaurant and be so nicely greeted, seated, and especially fed. The food is consistently wonderful. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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food5
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We travel 1.5 hours to enjoy the German food options. Worth the trip.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Casual, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Friendly, attentive service. Delicious clam chowder. We had the Restaurant Week special and it was tasty. Sauerbraten was a little dry but the schnitzel and spaetzel was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience. The food was cooked to perfection. The butternut squash and apple soup was particularly excellent as was the apple strudel. We would definitely return and recommend it to others.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Four of us shared a humongous pretzel that was outstanding. It brought back memories of a trip to Germany especially for my daughter who spent a year studying in Tubingen. My favorite dish here is the Saurbraten and it was delicious as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have been looking for an authentic German restaurant for sometime. Reflefsen's checked all the boxes including the beer assortment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Outstanding as always. Authentic sauerbraten & spaetzle. New item: Fresh baked pretzel with cheese sauce and mustard. What fun with drink before dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our son is a student at Roger Williams, we took him out for his birthday. Nice mix of authentic German and French food, sandwiches, seafood. Everything was delicious, but particularly enjoyed the mushroom crepe.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My mother is visiting from out of town and I couldn't wait to bring her to one of my favorite places to eat. Great food...friendly service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first visit to Redlefsen's, and it certainly won't be our last. Service was excellent from the moment we entered the restaurant (friendly and attentive). and the food was delicious. They also have a great beer selection (mainly German draft beers, but also a variety of other European and domestic beers).

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Being during Octoberfest we went for their German menu items and the everything except dessert was really good, hit the spot. They really need to think about changing up who does their baking - blackforest cake was dry, jelly like cherry pie filling, frosting tasted like butter. Apple strudel just not the top notch one should expect from a German restaurant

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. A little loud on the bar side, but we have had good experiences on the restaurant side where it is usually much quieter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was terrible. Took 15 minutes for our server to greet us. Apps came before our initial drink order. Server was no where to be found. Food was subpar at best. Ordered a second drink before dinner, received dinner, finished dinner, no drink came.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always get the schnitzel. It has always been five star, but this time it was a little off. The pork was a little tough and the veal was a little thick. I hope this review helps to get one of our favorite places back to five stars. Service was great as usual.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a lovely Sunday evening meal seated at a quiet table. The Red Salad was the perfect starter to our dinner. It is slightly sweet with dried cherries and sliced pears. My husband had the traditional German Goulash which he always enjoys. I had the shrimp scampi. Always a favorite of mine. This is a very nice restaurant with a friendly and attentive staff. Definitely a favorite of our family!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Never had a bad meal at Redlefsen's. Always great food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a group of six and the place was empty. We got our meals an hour later and after the two couples who arrived after us.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We have been wanting to try this place for awhile & had a college friend coming into town so figured it would be a nice treat. We are so happy we finally went. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We each tried a different dish and everything tasted phenomenal. We saved room for dessert, german chocolate cake and apple strudel, yummy!!!

They have an outdoor patio which was great as you can see the water/boats. Inside looked very nice, lots of space.

Be sure to check out the cute Bristol shops and waterfront.

I cannot wait to go back!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Awesome dining experience food, service and all was exceptional!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Beer was good. My expectations were high as I lived in Germany for 3 years and love the food. Was obvious that much of the food was pre-made. Sausage platter brats had no taste at all. Sauerbraten was bland like maybe it had freezer burn and had no seasoning or flavor. Drastically over priced for the quality. Nice place though and the service was ok.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We love your restaurant! My husband always gets the delicious schnitzel. I ordered the sole piccata though was disappointed in presentation and quality.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I thought the meals were way over priced! I had sauerbraten and it was dry and not really that good

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Nice location, food can be inconsistant but the service is always good.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First time at this restaurant which has been suggested to us. Very enjoyable experience. Very good authentic food, in a casual atmosphere, in a nice location to take a post meal walk. Service was a bit "casual", but young lady was very pleasant to make up for it (kind of). We will return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Never been here for an al fresco lunch. We have enjoyed notable dinners here, for many years, but this was our first lunch, and out on the veranda, also a first. Wonderful view of the water, and the adjoining park. The lunch offering were every bit as delicious as the dinner fare. We'll be back before the seasons over.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Always a delicious pleasure! We are already looking forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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