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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Bar Seating (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Waterfront (8)
Authentic (8)
Great Beer (7)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Scenic View (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
People Watching (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I eat this place whenever I am in town. It's a family favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

If you like German food this is the place to go. The veal and lamb was very tender. The service was quick and efficient. The calamari was so so but it isn't a German dish. If you want seafood go to a seafood restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The restaurant was very busy when we arrived for our reservation. The service was poor. The food cold. We should have sent it back but we were tired of waiting. On the plus side they have a nice selection of German beer on tap.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The Sauerbraten is outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I made reservations for my mom my sister my 2 daughters and my husband and I for easter dinner. It was the third time my husband and I were there. Everyone loved the shared apps of red salad and calamari. We all loved our meals from baked ham to lamb steak and seafood with pasta. The crewmen brûlée was really good too. Waiter was very nice and attentive. Love this place!!!❤️Go! You won't be sorry!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

My wife and I love going to redlefsen's tonight was our 8th anniversary that I asked her out on our 1st date, very special place for us.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! The beer sampler paddle was so fun and were a great way to try new beers! Service was great, very nice and attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My son served in the Navy for seven years and wanted the family to have dinner to celebrate this event. We had taken him here previously and because of his experience this was his choice for a great place to dine We weren't disappointed. The service and food were outstanding. We will be returning .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Quiet Saturday night, definitely geared toward families with kids (which we were). Great beer options, good German food, other good offerings. Think it's pretty consistent overall, rarely have a poor experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

always enjoy this restaurant! The food is great and the service is wonderful! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines date... We’re pescatarians, so that limited our selections. Nonetheless, the food was GREAT and the service was warm and gracious.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Food is always excellent. Haven't had a bad meal yet.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We ate dinner at the bar. The bar tender was friendly. The food was deliciously full of flavors.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great restaurant been dining here for years, awesome beer selection and family owned. Would recommend anytime.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Fun, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Our go to place for schnitzel and beer. We celebrated a birthday there and it was decked out in Christmas decor with an Alsatian backdrop. Cuisine never disappoints,

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Good value good food and drinks nice view service excellent

Tags: Casual
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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The service as slow the night we were there. The food was great........just had to wait longer than usual

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food is always good here! Our waitress was a little tipsy I think as she repeated herself several times, forgot our appetizer, brought my friend the wrong dish & asked us 3 times what we ordered for dessert! She was sweet tho & we laughed it off. We were 1 of 2 tables she had. Great place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Wonderful menu, prompt service, friendly and warm. Highly recommend it!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Have been there many times, food is good. Service was horrible, may be a while before we go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Restaurant week meals were outstanding. Large portions met fine quality. The fish and the veal specials were really special.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We had a great visit, service was good, food had good selections. We went early for dinner, but it started to fill by the time we were done. It was fun to visit something a little different from the normal American Restaurants.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Great Oktoberfest night

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Good spot, especially on the bar side. Weeknights are quiet, unless Oktoberfest is underway, and they might be best when it's slower and quiet. Good solid food on an uneventful evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Redlefsens remains one of our favorite restaurants for food, location, friendliness, good service and October Fest! We come here each time some special friends are in town, with visiting relatives, and often just on on own for a early bite to eat on the outside porch with the beautiful views. We will be back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Excellent food, seated right away, server could have showed a little more attention. Wasn't busy but my drink went dry and by the time she got back to us I was done with my meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Redlefsons is an old stand by for us. We sat at 830 on a weekday and they close at 9. Overall the server was generally absent and inattentive to getting orders and moving us along. Service has eroded over the last couple years. Servers need to spend more time in eyeshot of the table and take orders more quickly versus being occupied by side work.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

When we arrived (a few minutes early), the restaurant was nearly empty. However, we were offered a table on the outside porch, overlooking the park and Bristol Harbor. The porch was soon full with a friendly company, and the food and service were excellent. We will recommend the restaurant highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Worst of the wurst is more like it. One tasted ok but other was inedible along with the sides. Calamari dish was described by waitress as sautéed but came thru fried. Chicken dish was best of the lot. I now know why it was close to empty on Saturday night

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Great German food as well as American tastes. Although the restaurant is large open room the noise level is kept at a minimum. This trip we sat on the patio on the street overlooking Independence Park with Bristol Harbor beyond. Eat here you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Loved the special beer night complete with a Palm glass to take home...petite amous bouche was a nice touch but nothing special.
Tried the Rindergoulash for the first time and it was wonderful...a new favorite!
Also had the Chicken Provence (again) which is our very favorite...a generous helping of goat cheese made it even better than usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Service and main entree were good. Potato pancakes were nothing more than frozen reheated Tater Tots. Side was starchy, corn and peas. Dessert was lemon cake, dry and tasteless. Dissatisfied and disappointed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We always have a great meal and a nice time!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

I live in the area and only now visited this restaurant as it was on the list from Providence choices; we tried the paddle sampler. Our server was a pure delight- friendly-outgoing and helpful with suggestions. I am absolutely going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Excellent meal and very good service. Large family group seated next to us with a loud child. Expected this not to occur since we were eating in the bar area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Top notch!! Awesome food !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2016

This one is disappointing to write...

The restaurant is always good and the service and food is consistent (and this was the case on our visit).

The open door policy to allow anyone to walk in off the street, especially on 4th of July weekend, has got to stop. Seriously, the line to the bathroom was 20+ minutes (for men or women) and stretched all the way to the table where 4 adults and 2 kids were trying to eat.

Seriously, there were more loud and tipsy people in line to use the bathroom then there were diners.

And the owner was there, the host was there, and everyone was making a comment about how crazy it was but they did nothing to stop non-customers.

Great way to lose a family member for almost half an hour during dinner.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

This was the first time eating at Redlefsen's. I loved it! The food was excellent, really good! They had a very reasonable kid menu, the prices were fair, service great and a really nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend! Great job Redlefsen's!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Great restaurant.... always love the food there. Fun place to dine. Friendly and the food is always very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We were almost the only ones in the restaurant and yet it took 20 minutes to get our food and the salad was served the same time as the entrée. Limited menu and food overpriced

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