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Posted by plinko on 07/08/2008
we were so glad when we recently moved a few blocks away from lederhosen, as we had frequented it a number of times despite the fact that we used to live in the UWS. We have only ordered the kielbasa and bratwurst sandwiches and platters, as well as the pretzel, because they are so good we cannot ever convince ourselves to order anything else! the beers on tap are delicious and the service is very friendly. because i am half Polish, I grew up eating my share of kielbasa, and lederhosen cooks it just right every time. served with pickled cabbage and the cold potato salad, it is a very satisfying meal. the decor is kitschy, from the landscapes painted on the walls of the dining room to the fake fireplace out front. highly recommended!
Posted by Sontheimer on 05/27/2008
I knew from my friends that Lederhosen on Grove Street in the village was jammed on weekends. So when my friends and I planned to hang there for food and drinks we phoned ahead. The person on the phone told us to be there before six or we would have trouble getting served. We arrived at five and were promptly seated at a picnic table under the fuax alps in the back room. When we left two and a half hours later there was a waiting time of one hour for a seat. The concrete floors and tall celing (old theater space) echo the noise of the crowd. However once the huge liter mugs of excellent German Beer flowed, you really didn't care. We decided to try an order of potato pancakes and some herring in sour cream. Both dishes were really good. For the main course we had smoked pork chops, roast pork, bratwurst and meatballs. The sides served were fried potato ( nothing special) excellent spatzle (noodles) and home made mashed potato. Everything was quite tasty except the meatballs which were a bit too salty. For dessert we split a hot apple strudel with vanilla ice cream. Our German waitress was attentive but because of the crowd the small kitchen can be slow.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2008
To say that this place has poor service and rudeness is a gross understatement. Im terribly sorry I have never rated a restaurant online but would never go back there again EVER and frankly I do not recommend this place. Take your money elsewhere, food is about ambiance, service and good hospitality. Of which this place has NONE. It was one of the worst foodie experiences of my life and frankly you too deserve better. I walked out and never looked back.
Posted by Graciegirl on 04/18/2008
I've probably been here roughly 20 times in the last 3 years. It's fabulous for any beer/sausage cravings. I always get the currywurst and spatzle with lots of beer to wash it down. The waitstaff is a bit bitchy at times, but hey, they're authentic. To me it's worth the possible snear from the waitress...she's a bit gruff in a take charge Eastern European kind of way. The food and beer are totally worth it though. Also I hosted a birthday party for about 15-20 people here and our total bill was only $250. Everyone had a blast and it was a total hit. I also love the horridly kitsch mural of the Alps. It's so bad it's good.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2008
I had german food for first time I loved it here. Soup and entrees were great. Wine was nice too. The ambience is kinda country side.. But great service and very reasonbly priced.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2008
I've never had German food before so I don't want to critique it as much on that since it seemed to be authentic with all the different kinds of bratwurst and herring you can think of. The service was not good though. We had just finished our lunch with barely anyone else in the hall and asked for a one liter of beer that we thought we couldn't finish between the three of us. First, when we asked for separate glasses, the waitress gave us the evil eye, and then later she comes back and says she can't give us any more glasses with no reason, except that water glasses were plain in view from the service table so we just got up and took two glasses for ourselves. So I suppose if that is authentic civility, you won't be disappointed but for the rest of us, it's at odds with what is considered good service.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/21/2008
It is great to stop there during winter time. They know how to prepare excellent Glühwein, which instantly warms you up on a cold day. I was trying to find place like that for a long time. I must agree with the other review that the potatoes are oversalted, but other than that I don't have any complaints. The place has very pleasant atmosphere.