Best Austrian / German Restaurants in NYC

October 25, 2016
by Zagat Staff

These top-rated NYC eateries offer up Bavaria's best with Austrian and German plates.

European · West Village · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.5

An “elegant” “taste of Vienna” , Kurt Gutenbrunner’s West Village “marvel” crafts “Nouvelle” Austrian fare that’s “both hearty and delicate” , served by a “talented” team in a “sophisticated” space appointed with Julian Schnabel paintings; most agree the “budget-busting” bill is “warranted” for such a “memorable” meal.
Zum Stammtisch
German · Glendale · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

“Go with an appetite” to this 1972-vintage Glendale German, where the “hearty” classics come in “you-won't-leave-hungry” portions for “moderate” sums; “pleasant frauleins in Alpine costume” toting steins of “frosty beer” bolster the kitschy “hofbrauhaus-in-Bavaria” vibe.
Cafe Katja
European · Lower East Side · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“Genuine” Austrian “classics” like wursts and schnitzel are “produced with a deft hand” at this Lower Eastsider, a “local hot spot” run by a “hospitable” team; the “homey” quarters, “excellent beer selection” and “companionable clientele” all play a part in the “gemütlichkeit.”
Blaue Gans
European · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“First-rate” Wiener schnitzel heads the list of “hearty” Austro-German dishes at Kurt Gutenbrunner’s “down-to-earth” neighborhood TriBeCan, abetted by “wonderful” Teutonic brews; the “artsy poster-clad” room is “simple” but “cool” , while “fair prices” and “pleasant” staffers add to the “gemütlich” mood.
Freud NYC
European · Greenwich Village · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

“After deep analysis” , fans find the “modern” Austrian cuisine “insanely delicious” at this “more grown-up” Village cousin to Edi & the Wolf; the “comfortable” farmhouse-chic space “gets busy” (plus “noisy” ), but overall it's considered a “great addition to the neighborhood.”
Nürnberger Bierhaus
German · Randall Manor · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

Staten Islanders in the mood for Wiener schnitzel and beer turn up at this “festive” Randall Manor take on Bavaria, where the German grub is matched with “wonderful” brews on tap; it's “authentic” right down to the “hokey decor” , dirndl-clad staff and back biergarten.
Café Fledermaus
East 80s · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.0

Kurt Gutenbrunner's “civilized” Neue Galerie cafes transport you to “fin de siècle Vienna” with “exquisite pastries” and “vonderful” Austrian savories dispensed in “glorious” , “old-worldy” settings; Sabarsky is the “prettier” of the pair while Fledermaus is “easier to get into” , but both are “pretty expensive.”
Edi & The Wolf
European · East Village · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.0

“Unique” is the word on this “funky” East Village Austrian offering “rich” , “authentic” fare paired with super suds and wines; the hipster “cozy-cottage” design seems straight out of a fractured fairy tale, while the “cute” garden is a quiet alternative to the “loud” goings-on inside.