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Redlefsen's

4.5
198 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
Perfect For:
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
German, European, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(401) 254-1188
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rolando Vincente
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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.
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Private party contact
Jeff Guertler: (401) 254-1188
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Cross street
Franklin Street
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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.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop at Hope street and Franklin Street.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 198 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent but the mashed potatoes and vegetables were cold when we got them. At these prices they should be better. Looked like they were understaffed.
Usually everything is excellent here, but not this time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. The food and service were both excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great place, usually has seating, low noise, great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bavarian Pretzel was amazing, as was the Wiener schnitzel and the ravioli. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Ambiance was casual, intimate, and comfortable. It was our first time there. Can’t wait to bring others.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Went out for a birthday celebration, service was very good. Food was good but not exceptional. Prices were a bit high. All and all it was an enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We love Redlefsen's and keep coming back. Everything is good here, and the spaetzel is a great accompaniment to any of their specialties. There is a great German beer selection and friendly, efficient service.

It might not be the cheapest date night but if you care about quality and like German fare or local seafood, it's definitely worth the price.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice dinner after attending opening at Bristol Art Museum

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We always enjoy the food. Nice menu and atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food at a beautiful restaurant

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

As always a great place.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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).

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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