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Zum Schneider Restaurant & Biergarten
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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
107 Avenue C (at 7th St.)
phone: (212) 598-1098
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 29
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
This seems to be the hottest place on which, until very recently, was a horrible avenue. Very small, with a little bar and those long picnic type German tables. The floor looks like they decided to just leave the concrete slab as is. Some weird looking faux tree throughout. Pretty good range of German beer on tap, and some bottles. Food was tre disappointing as traditional German fare is being done so well at other NYC venues. Realy gets busy here, and that muffs the service up. Prices way high for beers which can be readily had for less nearby. Not my thing.
05-07-2005 21:53:40 |
More by ChowHound
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
My wife and I visited this place for the first time on a VERY crowded and noisy saturday night. If you dont like your beer bar/food experience to include nowhere to sit or stand, loud and obnoxious drunks smashing their large steins together, I sould suggest you stay away from ZS during peak times.
From what I could observe, the beeer selection included all the German quality regulars and a few I hadn't spotted around town before. Food platters I saw on the way to peoples tables looked large and tasty. Despite the out of the way, lower east side location, I didn't see many bargains on the beer or food menus.
I would like to go back, but would try a week night or a lunch time/early evening visit
05-07-2005 12:42:35 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
There I was wondering what to say about the Zum Schneider Restaurant & Biergarten when I came across Rapopodas BeerFly for the self same visit, and I have to say that I think he sums it up perfectly.
An L-shaped room that feels like two separate rooms, both of which contain many wooden bench-like tables and chairs. A decent outside drinking area also lends a party atmosphere before you even enter. Lots of bare bricks and some very peculiar bare wooden tree trunks that are obviously fake and seem to be made of Plaster of Paris, these defoiled white trees juxta-pose with some German Memorabilia and Breweriana. The atmosphere is a little forced and it seemed to attract trendies, so it feels a little pretentious at times. It seems like the sort of place that would find it hard to laugh at it self, but I was here for the beer and the chance to drink it with a group of good NYC friends that I come to know well over the last year, which is all that matters. Our Party of Davo, Moon0, Feloniousphil, Rapopoda, djgonzalez, RokotGirl left the Chelsea Brewing Company and headed out here, where we met PopeJohnPaul.
Twelve Totally Teutonic Taps that serve a range that can alter but usually comprises the following Schneider Weisse, Weihenstephaner Weissbier, Aventinus Doppelbock, Aventinus Wheatbeer, Reissdorf Kölsch, Hofbräu Original (HB) Löwenbräu "Helles", Hacker Pschorr, Jever Pilsener, Würzburger Hofbräu Pilsener, Veltins, Spaten, Einbecker are all advertised as being on draft. I went for the Spaten Dark and an Aventinus Wheatbeer. In addition the draft beers are supported by a very small range of bottled beers. Food is typical Teutonic fare, simple but it seemed decent quality from what I saw.
Service seemed quick and punctual but lacked any warmth; very German in its utilitarian execution I may say. That said we had enough people round our Bench Table to start our own entertainment, which started when Davo ordered some food and it arrived. A perfectly preserved brace of Boiled Albino Donkey Knobs (a.k.a. Weisswurst) caused much mirth and amusement amongst those of that have a mental age of 14 years and below.
A pretty smallish place, but funky in a serious German way. It has some character all of its own, even if it does not feel German at first, being surrounded by Teutonic brews and fare you will soon find yourself speaking the few German phrases that you learnt in school, things like Donner und Blitzen when you see Davo swallow a whole Albino Donkey Knob on his own in one go without blushing, or Gott in Himmel when you soon Feloniousphil put away yet another huge Stein of one of the Dunkels without even a wobble.
A great to place to meet up, but I reckon this place could easily become crowded at which point it would loose its charm for me. Super place to meet friends and share a Bier or two though. Zum Wohl!
Last Visit: Saturday 4th September, 2004.
09-18-2004 02:54:59 |
More by TheLongBeachBum
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Very good and very authentic german beer hall in the east village of New York City. Good selection of german beers and a good traditional atmosphere that includes large community tables, traditional german food and lots of noisy patrons and loud music. Get the dark beers when you're there and try one of the potato dishes as well as the traditional wurst or schnitzel dinners.
Also a good place to go with lots of friends and, because German pilsners can be very accessible to non beer nerds, you can bring anyone with you.
07-20-2009 17:23:26 |
More by david18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The line for the bathroom seems to be the only drawback at Zum Schneider. And yeah, the tourists can be bothersome at times, but in the biergarten spirit you kind of have to accept that and put up with it; and that can make it kind of fun even when it's packed!
A lot of people go for the outdoor seating, but the inside is nice as well, and in fact, I prefer it! It's a nice looking, comfortable place (although the concrete "trees" are a little odd), and the seating never infringes on your personal space too much as there are no really long tables. It's just the right amount of space on each side of the entranceway. Now, there's not a lot of room along the bar if that's what you like, but you should do OK at a table as the service is fairly good.
The beer selection is pretty good, and the taps are very well chosen. The menu follows the same, and there's a little bit of something for everyone - even vegetarians! The beers are, of course, of the highest quality, and the food is very good as well.
07-03-2007 23:26:12 |
More by NeroFiddled
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A small place in alphabet city down on the lower east side of Manhattan.
The bar has about 5 or 6 stools, and the taps are in a brick pulpit-like area at the end of the bar. 12 lines dedicated to german styles; all imports the times I've been there.
Tables are large and intended for communal seating. Great if you're in a large group.
Authentic fare from German; entrees seem to be a bit pricey.
Live entertainment available which schedules on their website.
The place has a great feeling to it, and you'll feel like you're in Germany.
05-04-2009 13:37:03 |
More by madmanjf
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I really enjoyed Zum Schneider. Food was both enjoyable and authentic and the HofBrau Zwickel was delicious. I was pleased to be asked by a colleague to pick a place for dinner. It was either Loreley or this place for me. And I was not disappointed. Though I have to say the fact that they are cash only was surprising.
I arrived early and asked the bar keep what was his recommendation. he suggested a few Hefeweizens. Not what was in my mood so I went for the Zwickel. Fresh lemon colored and fruity. Very enjoyable. Followed with a small (.5l) Aventinus on draught. My host arrived. We had Weisswurst and Pretzel to start. I had the Sauerbrauten as my main. Excellent! Another Zwickel and it was a cb ride to the ferry home.
Service was typical for a German Gasthaus somewhat slow but very cordial. Would I return? Absolutely.
12-02-2010 00:42:30 |
More by Citadel82
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Specken ze deutsche, fraulien?
Zum's seems to be a hidden gem. Easily crowded due to it's small area, it serves nothing but german beers. Not being well-schooled in german, I just ordered a Jever and soaked in the atmosphere. Nothing here for fans of darker beers (stouts, porters, etc.), but high-quality beers overall. Not a place that you'll want to spend an entire evening at, but surely a stop along the way on a pub crawl
Servers seem extremely well-versed in their selections, and the hard pretzels on the bar add a nice touch.
04-19-2004 15:43:55 |
More by PudTinkler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Great place to go when in a German mood. Place is set up like a German O'fest tent, with picnic table like seating. Often you will find yourself sitting with strangers if you are not there with a large group.
Good quality authenic German food made by Mexicans, and very good German beer.
Love the hot German beer wenches.
This place almost always has unusual German beer selections on tap. Have had everything from Hacker Pschorr Dunkel to Kloster Weltenburg and Allgauer on tap here.
Food has always been good and tasty. Also the prices are reasonable. Fun place to go with friends.
03-28-2005 19:37:03 |
More by vladtheimpaler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I went to Zum Schneider on this Sunday afternoon with a good friend. He had visited this place once before and was able to navigate us in the right direction, The Hofrbrau sign in front will prepare you for what awaits.
The atmosphere here is that of a German beerhall. Wooden tables, high ceilings, some scattered ivy and German waitstaff make this place feel as authentic as possible. The overall emphasis here is more on the restaurant side than a beer bar. The bar itself is rather small, but can accommodate around 6 people. A lengthier bar set up would only enhance the attraction of this place. There is some nice outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Service was solid; attentive, friendly, and responsive.
The selection is a real treat to someone who appreciates German beer. They have all of the major German options that one would wish to find. The glassware is dead on too. I had a Schneider Weisse and an Aventinus. Both beers were served properly and very fresh. The draught and bottle selection will offer you some quality selections. Beers are served in three sizes...small, regular and large. Check out the website for a detailed draught selection: http://www.zumschneider.com/.
I liked this place. It hit the spot on a lazy Sunday afternoon. There is nothing like a couple of pints in the afternoon and good conversation with a close friend. Check this place out if you find yourself in the East Village or Alphabet City. There is also a Moon Pie Pizza a few blocks away if you are looking for a good slice.
07-31-2005 21:42:38 |
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