I've always loved Edi and the Wolf as it is a cozy, bright, and airy restaurant with delicious food, but pour in a little World Cup action and this Alphabet City spot is taken to a whole new level. The service is outstanding, the space is comfortable and the food, beer, and wine are excellent. It is especially good for any and all Germany matches when Edi and his staff squeeze in as many chairs as possible and happily snake through them to delivery beers and bites to their hungry customers.
For the Germany v Ghana match, the house was full and German fans were standing outside along the railing glued to the tight match. A fantastic atmosphere only the World Cup can produce!!
Reservations are encouraged. If you don't have a reservation, try to get there 30-60 mins before the match. If you can't get in, their sister bar, The Third Man, is only a block away and is a fine option. If you like a more raucous scene for the World Cup matches, Zum Schneider, located just across the street from Edi and the Wolf, can't be beat.
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