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Zum Schneider Restaurant & Biergarten
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
107 Avenue C (at 7th St.)
phone: (212) 598-1098
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 29
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The German biergarten feel of this place is about as authentic as you can get here in the US. Very spartan--almost medieval design to the place with lots of brickwork and hard wooden chairs. The place is not luxurious at all but the atmosphere is so cool. Perfect for what it is trying to be. Even where the taps were set up along the bar, it felt like you could have been in some medieval castle.
The beers were as fresh as can be and they had some gems I had never seen before. I had never seen Aventinus on tap before or Schneider weisse for that matter. Another new one for me was called Weltenburger. I tried both the Wintertraum (excellent) and their Anno 1050 (average). Even one of the lighter pilseners was Wurzburger--something I have not really seen much of. The selection in this place is not large but it is quite unique.
The food was excellent. We got these potato dumplings tossed with hot sauerkraut. Unbelievably good. Stay away from the pretzels as they are just average. The service was good. I liked how when I asked for a glass of water, it was ice cold but had no ice in it. This is a refreshing change. I cant wait to go back to this place. Fabulous !!
01-16-2006 13:43:27 |
More by rousee
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Schneider uber alles! This is my favorite spot in the East Village, and maybe all of NYC. 12 German brews on tap and more in the bottle, all served with appropriate glassware. Every time I go, I have a big grin on my face, and every time I leave, I know I have overdone it (but I'm still grinning!). A good place for a beer nut, but you don't have to be one to have a great time. Other places might have a wider beer selection, a sexier vibe, a cooler locale, or better cuisine (although theirs is nothing to scoff at) - something about Zum just makes me glad.
03-26-2002 20:34:13 |
More by Thrasher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
I went their for my 30 birthday Saturday night about 7:30 . This place is great cool atmosphere luved the fake trees nice place to have a drink. The service was very good nice German girl very attentive as soon as my glass was empty she was back to offer a refill .the food was typical German Biergarten food nothing special. The beer I had just had a few drafts all were in excellent condition I had a Weihenstephan and it was the best one I ever had those taps must be really clean and the beer was very fresh. A side note one of my friends doesn't like German beers and complained about the selection, I think it was great not the best beer bar but a great German Restaurant. Your not going to find a whole lot of styles of beer but that's not what they are. They are great at what they do. I enjoyed this place and will go back!
12-02-2002 14:19:08 |
More by Kwak
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Wonderful German bar and restaurant. Very atmospheric, with a tree in the center of the room, and a very outdoor-beerhall vibe even though they are indoors. The food is excellent, even if the variety is not huge. But the main thing is the beer. As long as you understand that you are sticking with strictly German beer for the visit, you will be very impressed with the variety of beers. A good percentage of the best and most unusual German beers, including the Schneider Oktoberfest, Aventinus and Kolsch, as well as both the Marzen and Urbock versions of Schlenkerla Rauchbier (very good combo with the food. The service is very friendly and charming, and the mostly German waitresses usually appreciate it when I bring my Dachshund to dine with me...they are especially freindly when they find out his name is Ludwig, and was named after Mad King Ludwig II, whose picture adorns the wall here. All in all, a great beer experience.
10-19-2003 18:53:54 |
More by saltydog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Started a Saturday afternoon with a friend here. We got two bar stools immediately to the left of the taps. Sven was our bartender, a young knowledgable fellow from germany.
Clearly this was a german establishment with a fine selection of german draughts and bottles... ranging from hefes to rauchbier. Everything was served in the proper glassware, and tasted fresh.
There were definitely some rarer german beers on the list, but nothing too obscure. Most beers were Weinstephaner varieties... respectable and delicious.
The overall feel was that of an authentic local biergarten. Quite nice. The food was exceptional... we had some pork knuckle served with cabbage and a dumpling... one of the best pork dishes I have ever had.
Cozy, great food, and average manhattan prices are a combination that is hard to beat!
01-31-2010 21:37:56 |
More by jgasparine
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I had high hopes for Zum Schneider after first hearing about it from a friend. We went for brunch on a Saturday morning and were far from disappointed.
The inside is decorated to look like a traditional German beer garden. Fake vines cover the walls, a huge German flag spans the area of the ceiling, and if you look hard enough you'll find the occasional soccer ball or two. It is not big inside, but there is a side room in addition to the main room and outdoor seating is available.
The quality of the beers was top notch. All beers on-tap are served in three sizes (sm/med/lg), which I really liked, and all are served in their proper glassware, a nice touch as well. I ordered a Schneider Weiss which was as fresh as can be.
No problems with the service at all. The selection is not large by any means, but the emphasis here is on quality not quantity. All German beers here, if you're looking for something else this is not the place to go. There are enough beers to keep you satisfied and several styles are represented with their great German counterparts.
The food was excellent. I ordered the sausage platter which was three different kinds of Bavarian sausage over sauerkraut with potato salad on the side. Everything was made to perfection and I couldn't have been happier.
If I hadn't driven in, I would have sat there all afternoon enjoying some of the best German beer known to man. I think I have found a new favorite place in the city and I cannot wait to go back. Prost!
08-20-2006 13:39:49 |
More by Jacobob10
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I went to Zum Schneider this past weekend for their Oktoberfest celebration. My friend had been here before for Oktoberfest and he was pretty clear that we had to get here early and man am I glad he did. They opened at 1PM and we were right there able to get a table for the day. The decor inside is quite nice as they have made a good effort to make it look like a typical Bavarian Beer Hall. The Concrete trees are something to behold. Overall the beer selection was good. I would have prefered a Paulaner Amber as it is my favorite Oktoberfest beer but the choices were there. The food was surprisingly good as well. The place was packed to the gills and there was a line to get in that was at least 50 people deep all day. When the band started the place was rocking and people were really into the traditional Oktoberfest music.
Overall this was a really fun day. Zum Schneider has really captured the feel of Munich's Oktoberfest and brought it to the Lower East Side. I look forward to next year and wouldn't mind checking them out on any given day. Price was typical Manhattan.
10-15-2007 16:07:55 |
More by dough
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Guess what? Another "fact finding mission", this one in the East Village. Zum Schneider's a little place with a bunch of beerhallish tables and a tiny little attached room with more of the same. There are fake trees sprouting right up and (so it looks) right through the ceiling and a good deal of brick. We sat barside and woofed a bowl of big bavarian pretzels and saw it all. They've got a half dozen bottles and 12 taps, all German, from one end of the range to the other. I had the Aventinus while Phil had a Dab (I haven't seen Dab on tap since ever). Kolsch, Octos, in appropriate glassware, a good selection although there were a couple I've never heard of. Note to self: I really ought to be better schooled in German beers.
Uh oh, bathroom hunt. What's this?? Oh hell, Hey!! Am I a "Herr" or a "Frau"? Damn it, what'd they use to call each other on Hogan's Heroes? Come man, tell me, hurry up, hurry, hurry!!
10-28-2003 04:16:43 |
More by slander
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A- Its a party. Nicely decorated to really give you a German feel. There are these trees (at least i think they were trees) running through the inside of the bar, very interesting. The urinal is straight out of Europe, be prepared to piss with a bunch of dudes at peak hours haha.
Q- Clean, good beer list from what i remember, i had a Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen that tasted incredibly fresh.
Ser- Wow, we walk in and we're thrust into a short bubbly conversation with a cute bar maid, she had our drinks ready very quickly. Lots of staff buzzing around, all smiling.
Sel- Great beers, i wish i had time to really investigate the list.
F- just beer, no food this time.
V- Not bad from what i remember.
05-04-2009 13:45:51 |
More by ATPete
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I heard about this place from a friend who lived in the neighborhood and have been trying to check it out since last year's Big East Tournament. I visited just a day after the "Schnuppet Show - Karneval Animal" which I guess is a combination of a puppet show and a mardi-gra-esque event where customers dress up as either frogs or goats. You figure it out, 'cause I can't. They still had the place decorated from that event, so I didn't see what other reviewers did. Still, it had a distant feel of a German beer hall, given the long tables and benches. Place was packed at about 6:30 this past Thursday night. I went there for dinner, but of course, couldn't wait to get my hands around a 1 liter stein of whatever was good and of course, there was plenty that was good. Sadly, since I had just spent a fair amount of time at Burp Castle, I was only able to do one Spaten Optimator. I actually ordered another but couldn't do more than about 1/3rd of the glass...not a bad showing if I do say so myself. I ordered the pork chop special with sauerkraut and spatzle which was mighty tasty. Lots of other excellent brews on tap including Hacker Pschorr Dunkel and Schneider Weisse to name a few. Excellent service; attentative but not annoying. A great place that I will surely visit again, only this time it will be the only place I go so as to fully enjoy the beer and atmosphere.
02-24-2007 21:51:20 |
More by jim102864
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