19th Century Charm
Restaurant & Catering
Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
www.niedersteins.com has great pictures
with a German flair. Very large portions.
seven days a week for dinner 3-9 p.m. (Sat 10). Early Bird Special M-F from
2-5 p.m. Lunch weekdays from 11:30-3 p.m. Sunday Brunch.
1854, Niederstein’s has been well known for its food and attentive
service. It is the place for celebrations and special event.
ambience reflects the comfort afforded the customers. There are old
photographs and a pictorial plate collection adorning the walls, lots of
cozy nooks (some with stained glass windows) provide just the right setting
for groups large and small. Overhead you can still see the original air
conditioning system with belt-driven fans. And, off the bar is a faux
library/waiting room where your guests can meet and assemble. The many
interesting features of this landmark spot were pointed out to us by one of
the managers, Mariah Hockhauser, who also showed us photographs of the
a before dinner treat, Exec. Chef Peter Schwieger (from Austria) assembled a
delightful combination plate of favorite house appetizers containing cream
herring, chopped chicken livers, fresh Mozzarella balls, smoked Scottish
salmon with horseradish and delicious suelze. Each can be ordered as a
separate dish from the menu.
dinner menu can be started with one of the excellent soups or fruit in
season. We followed the appetizers with a glass of the excellent house Pinot
Grigio. For the entrée we chose from the house’s famed European
specialties. The Bavarian Platter ($21) contained smoked loin of pork,
bratwurst and knockwurst on a bed of sauerkraut and caraway seed. The
Hungarian Beef Goulash with spatzle (handmade “birds” of dough) arrived
hot on a huge platter. Fortunately, our server, Dorota, told us “people
bags” are always available for take homes. The red cabbage side dish with
both entrees was “just like Oma used to make!” The third member of our
group enjoyed a baked flounder stuffed with seafood dressing.
shared desserts were a Black Forest Cake and a delightful, large hazelnut
are great on-going special events at Niedersteins. Upcoming events are
Saturday Night Dancing to the music of The Ambassadors and Senior
Lunch/Dinners from 12 to 4pm on April 25th
23, 2002. There is also a planned Murder Mystery Night by the Killing
Kompany. For further information on special events, check them out on the
matter what the occasion, you can appreciate the ambience, the service and,
most importantly, the food at Niederstein’s. Making reservations will
ensure prompt seating and a table most appropriate for your group.