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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (11)
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Great Beer (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Waterfront (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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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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·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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·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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Good value good food and drinks nice view service excellent

Tags: Casual
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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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