German immigrants were one of the strongest and longest waves in the city's history, and they certainly brought with them an even-longer-standing tradition of old country cooking, and to this day, you can still find amazingly faithful German cuisine at these great restaurants.
Known for its stunning Christmas displays, while you'll likely find the Sauerbraten is not as echt fantastisch as at grandma's in Schleswig-Holstein, the restaurant is full of good cheer and great beer.281 3rd Ave
Fine German cuisine in a large heated outdoor atmosphere on the Lower East Side. Tweleve German biers on tap and the expected compliment of wurst, schnitzels, kase and pretzels. From mid-September to the end of October it is THE place to engage in Oktoberfest shenanigans.7 Rivington St (Bowery & Chrystie St.)
Founded in 1972 by Bavarian immigrant John Lehner, Stammtisch has been a favorite meeting spot for German ex-pats, other Europeans, and the piles of Americans who were based there or spent time studying in Germany. Authentic German fare and, of course, amazing German Beer!6946 Myrtle Ave (Cooper Ave.)
This über-hip American Bohemian beer hall is somehow echt deutsch despite (or perhaps because of) the myriad hipsters who frequent it. With all manner of meats ranging from rabbit to the classic Schnitzel, you'll find yourself downing many of the dozens of beers to choose from to...113 N 3rd Street
Whether you are planning a small get-together, listening to music in the large outdoor Beer Garden or feasting on an authentic German dinner, it's hard to deny Killmeyer's unique stature and success.4254 Arthur Kill Rd (Sharrotts Rd.)
German-born Executive Chef Uwe along with owner Fred Urban bring authentic German food to Brooklyn at Schnitzel Haus. Tastes from the old country are re-created in the main restaurant area, which is joined by a second floor lounge that features a veranda and a full bar.7319 5th Ave
Take the Staten Island ferry to Deutschland! Authentic German food in Staten Island!815 Castleton Ave