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Plattduetsche Park Restaurant

1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, NY 11010 40.708122 -73.682194
nr. Renken Blvd  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
516-354-3131 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: German/Austrian
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Official Website

parkrestaurant.com

Hours

Wed-Thu, noon-9pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-8pm; Mon-Tue, closed

Prices

$17.50-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Buffet

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

Plattduetsche Park, a 1939-vintage German restaurant in Nassau County, is both homey and homely. Redone decades later like the Brady Bunch’s rec room, with wood paneling and wall-to-wall carpeting, its featureless interior is dominated by a circular bar that pumps out draft beers, while the boxy dining room pipes in a curious mix of oompah and mariachi. The atmosphere heats up along with the temperature, when an oak-shaded, picnic-table-lined beer garden beckons out back. Nevertheless, the traditional German chow is more than a sponge for hefeweizen and Oktoberfest beer. The Austrian chef’s menu covers the Homeland’s greatest hits, and is prepared with some flair. Well-made standard starters like smoked trout or liver paté are served with dense black bread, and a more creative house-made appetizer of almond-crusted fried Brie is made memorable by lingonberry sauce. Entrees are accompanied by properly grated potato pancakes and nicely sweet red cabbage. A main dish of sauerbraten has a proper vinegar tang, while hubcap-sized veal or pork schnitzels come in several styles, including Holstein, with anchovy-caper relish and sunnyside-up eggs said to resemble the faces of Holstein cows. If a German restaurant is only as good as its strudel, know that Plattduetsche’s is beyond reproach.

What's in a name?

Beer garden tipplers may nurse brew-enlightened theories regarding why this establishment misspells its own name, subbing the admittedly more harmonious "duetsche" for the correct "deutsch." Plattduetsche’s website maintains that the moniker came direct—sic, if you will—from an 1880s-era Brooklyn immigrants’ club.

Recommended Dishes

Brie with almond crust, $7; schnitzel, $20; sauerbraten, $21; strudel, $6

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