When Americans think of German food, the first things that come to mind are beer, frankfurters, and doppelschnitzelbratenwurst. Expand your culinary knowledge with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of traditional German cuisine and beer at Hallo Berlin. This Groupon can be redeemed at the 44th Street location or on Corbettsville Road in Conklin.
Hallo Berlin tears down appetites with authentic German fare and delicious drinks. Feast on the savory menu selections with an appetizer such as the two potatoes pancakes, topped with applesauce or sour cream ($6), and a main-course order of wiener schnitzel, complete with red cabbage, sauerkraut, string beans, German fries, and cucumber salad ($18 for pork, $20 for veal). Diners in search of hearty eating can sample the lunch and dinner platters such as the Kasseler ribs ($18, smoked pork chops, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and cucumber salad served with soup and bread and butter), all while washing down waves of delectable delights with imported bottles of Koelsch lager ($9), or steins of Radeberger pils ($8) on draft. Friday nights are dedicated to karaoke, but spontaneous spurts of Oktoberfest bratwurst battles are encouraged year-round.
Hallo Berlin's Midtown location has been reviewed in Time Out New York and the New York Times, and it is a New York magazine Critic's Pick. Zagat rates the service at the Midtown location "fair to good" and the food "good to very good." Seven Yelpers give the Conklin location an average of four stars. Nearly 80 Yelpers give the Midtown location an average of 2.5 stars, and though reviews are mixed on the service, patrons rave about the potato pancakes.
- One of the only good German restaurants left in Manhattan. — Steven A. Shaw, New York
- For inexpensive German specialties, it's hard to do better than Hallo Berlin. The half dozen kinds of mildly spiced sausages are excellent, and rouladen, beef fillets sliced thin and rolled around bacon and cucumber, are almost like sausages themselves. – New York Times
In 1981, Rolf Babiel disembarked in New York City with $500 to his name, quickly transforming the cash sum into Hallo Berlin—the city's first German food cart. Two brick-and-mortar locations now bear the Hallo Berlin moniker, vending traditional German dishes such as marinated herrings and schnitzels. The midtown location—a New York magazine Critics' Pick—surrounds guests between yellow and red walls that resemble the German flag and patriotic lederhosen. According to the New York Times, the restaurant's authentic fare "goes perfectly with the selection of German beers," which includes labels such as München, Kölsch, and Spaten.