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Einstein: "The Closest Thing To TGIF in Hamburg" Top 5 Page for this destination Hamburg Restaurant Tip by ericaj.

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  Inexpensive Lunch Specials in Altona-Bahrenfeld
by ericaj.

For People Staying in Altona's NH, 25 Hours, or Gastwerk Hotels, a large mega-menu restaurant with something for everyone from soup to nuts, about 5 minutes walking distance from your hotel lobby. There are discounts and specials aplenty, with daily lunch specials from 4,50 Euro to 5,50, and 2 Euro drink specials on over commercialized American-style cocktails like daquaris and coladas.

Inexpensive price aside, the dining area is very spacious and great for larger groups. The wait staff is fairly fast and orderly, and the ambiance is generally the same that you find in any casual themed restaurant chain in the United States, like TGIF, Chili's, Chi-Chi's, or Ruby Tuesdays : uniform wooden seating, dark colored interior with knick knacks on the walls.

The menu offers weekly specials at a set price, as well as the regular menu with a wide varierty of offerings for salads, pizza, pasta, fish, and steaks (chicken, pork, and beef). . The pasta portions are huge, the meat portions a bit smallish, but at least the latter is served with veggies and a choice of pomme frittes or baked potato & sour cream.

The only thing important to keep in mind is that even though Einstein is modeled after American style casual theme chains, the menu is more reflective of German/Continental EU tatstes, so rather that expecting to get a buffalo chicken pizza, you might run into pizza with ham instead. Rather than garlic breadstix and marinara, you'll be offered bruschetta. Still good, still filling, and very cheap.

Favorite Dish: As an appetizer, try the Bruscetta- italian ciabatta bread topped w/tomatoes, olive oil, & fresh basil

Any of the grilled meat platters (gegrilltes), and pastas are a safe and very filling bet. The food is very straight forward and no nonsense here, but a great budget value.

The cocktail specials are also delicious, but the servings are smaller than those grossly oversized drinks we serve in the U.S... For about 2 Euro, you can get a small variety of daquaris, coladas, margaritas, and other tropical influenced favorites in large, chilled , rocks-sized glasses.

Einstein also has a daytime and late evening happy hour. Dinner entrees range from 6 to 10 Euro.

Address: Bahrenfelder Chausee, Altona(Bornkampweg Bus Stop)
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Located on Bahrenfelder Chausee, right between the two #3 and #2 Bus stops "Bornkampsweg" and "Von-Sauer-Strasse". For those coming from Altona Bahnhof, about 3 blocks walking from Bornkampsweg bus stop, on the opposite side of the street.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Steakhouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 2, 2006
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