Maybe my expectations for this place were a little too high or something because it definitely did not live up to the idea I had in my mind. I've been to lots of German restaurants and beerhalls before, and even though this wasn't too bad, it was probably the worst I've been to so far. I had two excellent types of Bratwurst, but that is as far as the compliments go. When we got there, the only open tables were out on the sidewalk, which was disappointing but I guess it was our fault for not getting there until 9. However, after about 10-15 minutes, we decided to sit and eat at the bar because we were not getting any service out there. I was surprised at how small the beer list actually was as compared to other German bars, but the beer that I got (Hofbrauhaus lager) was good. We tried to order potato pancakes, but were told they were out of them. Somehow they were able to make German potato fries though. I'm still trying to figure out how they were able to make fries out of potatoes, but couldn't shred them and fry them into pancakes as well. How do you not serve potato pancakes at a German restaurant?? We were assured that the fries were just as crispy, but they were definitely not. The complete worst aspect of the night though was the music. When we sat down, I instantly heard ""If You Had My Love"" by Jennifer Lopez, only to be followed by ""Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"" by Will Smith. While I'm not making judgements as to the type of music people listen to, those are the LAST songs I want to hear at a German restaurant. Anyway, this place might be good if you happen to be in the neighborhood anyway, but if you are going there specifically to go to a German restaurant or beergarden, there are definitely better choices in the city. Loreley in the L.E.S. is very good, as well as Nurnberger Bierhaus in Staten Island if you're feeling adventurous.
Pros: Good sausage
Cons: See review