Ninth Avenue, December 2015

Hallo Berlin was a restaurant on Tenth Avenue between West 44th and 45th Streets in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. It consisted of a beer garden restaurant and a street cart. They served authentic German beer and cuisine like frankfurters, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, red cabbage, spätzle, wursts and other foods.[1][2] Hallo Berlin's motto was: "New York's wurst restaurant."[3] The owners announced the restaurant's closure in June 2017.[4]

There was also an outlet in Conklin, New York. The restaurants were operated by Rolf Babiel until his death in October 2009,[5] and his wife and sons.

Hallo Berlin's pushcart is located on 54th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. In 2004, New York magazine named it one of four "best power lunches" in the city.[6] It was also awarded the Vendy Award in 2005, ranking first among New York City's street food vendors.[7]


  1. ^ "Street Eats: Hallo Berlin". Gothamist. April 19, 2006. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006.
  2. ^ Kari Milchman. "Cheap Eats:Hallo Berlin". New York Press. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved November 15, 2006.
  3. ^ "Hallo Berlin – Hell's Kitchen Restaurant Guide". New York. Retrieved November 15, 2006.
  4. ^ "Manhattan's First French-Creole Restaurant Opening on 10th Ave., Owner Says". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  5. ^ New York Daily News Archived 2009-10-28 at the Wayback Machine Rolf Babiel death notice
  6. ^ "Best Power Lunch – Best of New York 2004". New York. March 22, 2004.
  7. ^ "Street Vendor Project – Vendy Awards 2005 Finalists". Urban Justice. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2006.

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Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 73°59′39″W / 40.76112°N 73.99418°W / 40.76112; -73.99418