Permanently Closed - Rothbard Ale + Larder

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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. **Indoor reservations only. Outdoor seating is first-come-first-served**

Rothbard Ale + Larder offers dishes and drinks inspired by the Central European regions. Located in the heart of Westport’s Main Street district, Rothbard has become known for their selection of specialty beers and savory German dishes of Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Raclette, Currywurst, and Duck Ragout.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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paulsdavis
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Hearty food, large portions, good service. Can be noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Great food and service and not rushed.

LE
LEPM72
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing meal. One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in a while. The menu options were a little different then a traditional restaurant which, I think, is what made it so good. Plus, everything was prepared perfectly!
Can't wait to go back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cool place with a European vibe, an extensive beer list and good food. We enjoyed ourselves.

CB
vipCBCNYC
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening here. Food, beer, cider and atmosphere were all top notch! Already recommending to local friends and family.

DT
DianaTak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our third time here and always incredible. We LOVE this restaurant, and we celebrated my husbands birthday this time with dear friends who were also wowed. Great Job Rothbard team!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great German food and lots of beer choices. Lots going on, but noise level can be overwhelming at times. Everyone definitely enjoyed their food and it came out hot and perfectly done.

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WPTTS
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good, as usual. Newly expanded menu offers more choices for everyone. Still a tad pricey but overall, this place is recommended.

KL
KimberlyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Rothbard. We sat down in time for the end of happy hour and started off with a pretzel and pickle bowl. The pork shoulder was delicious as was the Schnitzel. The sauerbraten was tender and flavorful. We will definitely be coming back to try more of the menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great

PR
PaulaR
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Mussels and Fries were amazing! Would definitely go again. Ambiance was great for date night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Get the Abe Froman. You won’t be disappointed! Says for 3-4 but can be finished off by 2!

EC
ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! The platter with the fondue for the table was excellent and so was the platter with the different types of sausage. Tap beer was excellent and the waitress was attentive and pleasant!! The ambiance was very good too, overall excellent experience. We will be back :)

SS
SashaS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm place for the cold season, Rothbard is the place to be this fall. With shareable sides, hardy portions and something new, fresh and seasonal there is something for everyone. I highly recommend bring both friends and family from out of town since the low key atmosphere is just what you need when you want to dine and chat for a few hours over a delicious meal and drinks.

JM
vipJMDFFD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went for restaurant week but the menu was poor so we ordered off the regular menu

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vipmjjfmw
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Beer and wine good
Service very good
Food poor

DM
DavidM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was not great

CT
vipCTGuy
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food. Good beer. Large portions. Could use more seating once the patio closes for the weather, otherwise, a reservation is a must for the weekends.

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vipVicVic
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the BEST time at Rothbard. We had a family dinner to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday and they could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We had the back room to ourselves, so it was very quiet, and the waiter was excellent! My mom is European so enjoyed the cuisine immensely and it was a very special night. The restaurant was spot on!!! Thank you Rothbard!

DD
vipDDMDO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haxn = Heavenly. And I've been to Germany six times. This was really, really good.. and the spaetzle.. the way it was herbed and seasoned- it was right on time. Attentive service and friendly staff and a great selection of meats and cheeses. I'll definitely be back when back in Westport. The live music and the outdoor seating only sealed the deal. My only regret? Not saving room for dessert.

CT
vipCTGuy
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food- portions are uneven- Some are very generous while other are not. Quality is consistently good, however. Would appreciate a list of draft beer selections on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. The chicken liver pâté with the Schmalz was sinfully good . Steak cooked to perfection and the wiener schnitzel never disappoints. Amazing beer menu , and the Farewell My Lovely cocktail (Pampelmuse vodka) was a summer delight. Can a a little noisy , but great service and a comfortable place to spend time with friends.

J
Judsonjack
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

German restaurants are not easy to find and this one was very good. We will definitely be going back.

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Kells
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect for outdoor Sunday lunch with the pupper - great menu for the humans (the Croque Madame was amazing) and the staff very thoughtfully brought over an aluminum takeout container with water for the dog.

CB
vipCookwithBev
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real treat, unusually fine German cuisine in a great atmosphere. Could not ask for more from a dining experience! Highly recommended & we’ll definitely be back soon.

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vipodaddyo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Been here about ten times but this time food was top notch. Excellent!

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vipbujack77
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Drinks were unique and tasty. Meat and cheese platter was delicious, and beer selection and recommendation were topnotch. The wiener schnitzel was fresh and lightly breaded.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Although I don’t think they bill themselves as “authentic” I found the entrees puzzling. Clearly leaning in German/Swiss style their takes on classics don’t work for me. I’ve never seen roesti like theirs more like a knish than anything else. Good beer selection and the apps are fun though.

CW
CharlesW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great vibe- wicked cool

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Out2dnr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was terrific and allowed our group to try a variety. The beer selection is broad and unique.
However, the reservation system was terrible. We had an 8pm res and were not seated until after 9 and after several complaints. Granted, there was a group that wouldn’t budge after they’d paid but we hoped the staff would have encouraged them to move on. Once the manager was involved, he was understanding and solved it. The restaurant was very nice and gave us a big discount on our tab. Even with the res issue, we would return- great ambiance, food and drink.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night out with friends at Roth’s! Make sure the get the pork confit app’ it was to die for! Pair it with a boot of beer! Highly recommend this spot!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food is expensive and very good. Service is unremarkable and wine list is terrible.

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vipsauvageagain
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The only issue was they didn’t have a table ready within 20 minutes of the reservation. Still, I love German food and beer and the atmosphere was great.

MG
MelissaG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food is fantastic. It’s our favorite dinner out, really.
It’s very noisy and the back room lacks the charm of the front bar. Tv showing random b&w movies is just weird.
But we live it and will return again and again.

SM
vipSusanM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, very friendly wait staff but seemed understaffed and food was extremely slow to come out... an hour from the time we ordered entrees. Will go back, hoping this was an anomaly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

My son and I both ordered schnitzel. Having recently returned from a snchitzel fest in Austria, my son rated this on par with what we had there. His only gripe was that the linongberry jam which accompanied could have been bigger. And on crowded evenings the food can take a while.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very cozy and inviting small restaurant in Westport, CT. Food is very good but wine choices are disappointing. Nonetheless, a very nice evening was had by all.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We love to come here. Especially when it’s cold out, the hearty fare and cozy ambience hits the right notes every time

NB
vipNicoleB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were great.

LR
LynnR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the Abe Froman, sample platter for the table. It was amazing. We have also had the Schnitzel, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and baked spaetzle. If you're looking for authentic German Cuisine, this is the place to go. I would also recommend the house Pilsner on tap.

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Permanently Closed - Rothbard Ale + Larder is rated 4.7 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.