New York has been called the melting pot of the United States with good reason. We have nearly every kind of food you can imagine because we have imigrants from all over the world. Good German restaurants are not hard to come by in this region and I’ve listed some of the best.
1. Zum Stammtisch located in Glendale, Queens. Nearly every German in New York knows of Zum Stammtisch. Zum Stammtisch is one of those German restaurants that has the look and feel of Bavaria. The German food is traditional Bavarian German style and its excellent. If you are looking for a German Restaurant with a really good German beer menu, you should not be disappointed here. The restaurant is casual but it is certainly not cheap. That being said, it is worth every penny and the Sauerbraten is outrageously delicious.
2. Oak Chalet Restaurant, located in Bellmore on the South Shore of Long Island. This is place is a favorite with my Bavarian family. Here you will find many of the traditional German foods you would expect to find in Bavaria. The Oak Chalet Restaurant is decorated in the old world German style with lots of brown wood making it very cozy and family friendly. The Oak Chalet Restaurant also has a fireplace which makes this a great dining spot in the cooler months.
3. Zum Schneider in downtown Manhattan is a really fun German restaurant and biergarten. This restaurant has a great selection of German beers. While the menu selection isn’t as large as some other German restaurants, this place is very popular because of the complete package of good food, good beer, casual atmosphere and location. Zum Schneider also offers a great brunch menu and is certainly worth checking out.
4. Chalet Alpina located in Forest Hills, Queens. This German restaurant in Queens, is worth the trip if you are looking for a little bit of Bavaria combined with elegance. The menu is wonderful and I have been going here since I was a little girl. The menu is a big as the portions here so you will not be disappointed here. Chalet Alpina is well known in the German community for its good food and charming atmosphere.