Get to Know Plattduetsche Park
Located in the heart of Franklin Square, New York, Plattduetsche Park has been Long Island’s home for German culture, cuisine and events since 1901. With a property of eight acres in size, Plattduetsche is a whole lot more than your average German restaurant.
In fact, besides our main building restaurant, we have a Beer Hall, Biergarten, Brathaus, catering halls and a large event space. Whether you’re looking for a weekday dining spot, a unique venue for a day out with friends or the perfect location for any kind of event, we have everything you need to make it happen!
An Authentic German Biergarten
At the Beer Hall at the Plattduetsche Biergarten, guests will feel as if they’ve been transported to Bavaria with crisp German beer on tap, delicious food and live music all year long. Here, you’ll also find our Brathaus, which serves all the usual offerings, such as wursts, leberkäse, burgers and mouth-watering giant soft pretzels imported directly from Munich.
The design of the Beer Hall includes many traditional Bavarian furnishings. From dining tables made from reclaimed bowling alleys to old floor planks repurposed as new wainscoting on the bars and walls, all these details combine to give guests the full, authentic German Biergarten experience.
With a capacity of over 700, Plattduetsche hosts many German events and celebrations, like Jägerball and Oktoberfest. We also have live music, both traditional German and modern styles, every Friday and Saturday night, as well as during festivals and on special occasions. Visit the calendar on our events page for the latest events and our upcoming music schedule.
The Biergarten Pavilion is a covered area next to the Brathaus where you can enjoy a meal from a special menu most weekends in fair weather. It’s surrounded by six firepits with comfy seating for small groups. You can also host a private event in the Pavilion, please contact our catering staff for more details at (516) 354-3131.
On and Off-Premise Catering:
The Plattduetsche Way
Plattduetsche Park is also home to our extensive catering facilities that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 700 guests. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate event or any type of gathering, you can expect a personalized experience throughout the entire booking and planning process.
With top-notch service on every level, our team is ready, willing and able to work with you to achieve your desired vision. In fact, anyone who books an event or party at Plattduetsche Park can enjoy:
- A convenient location
- Experienced and dedicated staff
- A personal maître d’
- A large selection of rooms of virtually any size
- Affordable pricing
Whatever kind of event you’re looking to host, Plattduetsche has plenty of packages and menu options to fit your budget. Even if you’re looking to have us cater an off-premise event, we offer an extensive menu with a variety of dishes available in half and full trays.
View our catering menus to learn more about the different packages and options available at Plattduetsche.
Steeped in History
Since 1883, Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen of Brooklyn (PVV), a society of German immigrants from the flatlands of northern Germany, has called New York home.
This group, which Plattduetsche Park evolved from, was created to care for the needy and sick individuals in their community and promote German culture and tradition. To that end, the society held events and festivals at local beer gardens to raise money and impart German culture in the community. They even raised enough to fund the creation of a hospital that you might know today as Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
Unfortunately, the early 1900s real estate boom shuttered many of the local beer gardens, essentially forcing the society from Brooklyn. Eventually, the PVV moved to Long Island after buying property from a German farmer in Franklin Square. While half of the land was dedicated to serving as an elderly home, the other was to be used as a building and beer garden for the society.
Today, these buildings and beer garden make up the eight acres of Plattduetsche Park.
If you’re interested in learning more about the extensive history of Plattduetsche and the PVV, check out our history page!