Nordsee is a great place to grab a quick bite. The dishes are mostly fish & vegetable or potato combos. Each dish is displayed prominently in lit photos behind the counter. The vegetables tend to be wilted and sad, but the fish is decent. You eat standing at tall tables, so it's especially great if you are traveling alone.
Have your meal with a glass of Fanta. It tastes MUCH better in Germany.
Favorite Dish: The breaded & fried fish is good.
Restaurant Käfer Schenke is arguably the top restaurant in Germany (Tantris is the other really famous one). The owner, Michael Käfer, caters to diplomats and heads of state visiting Germany.
Patrons are of the Munich jet-set crowd. There is a vast wine selection, and each room is beautifully decorated with a different theme.
Favorite Dish: The food is European-Asian-inspired. It's fresh and delicate--definitely fancy stuff. As German standards go, the food is definitely at the forefront.
Great party/fun atmosphere in the evenings, but closes down early (by midnight). It's a must visit for most tourists. Can you tell people you visited Muenchen and NOT stop bye the Hofbräuhaus? I didn't think so.
Favorite Dish: BEEEER! Need I say more?!?!?!
Cafe Kunsthalle is a very modern and beautfiul place to enjoy a coffee or tea during an exhausting stroll through Munich.
Btw, even the restrooms are very stylish!
Favorite Dish: One should definitely try the "Apfelstrudel" - apple pie!
This restaurant is truly a hidden gem. It's located in an alley off of Maximilianstraße, a few blocks from the Four Seasons. It is popular with the theater-going crowd, who often dine until the wee hours.
Mon - Sat 5:30pm to 1:00am. Kitchen closes at 12 midnight.
From Nov through Apr, Sundays are open from 4-11pm. Kitchen closes at 10pm.
Favorite Dish: There are daily specials, and you should definitely ask for recommendations. I've tried the Bratwurst, potato soup, and steak, all of which were very good. Definitely off the beaten path, and definitely authentic.
Typical Bavarian fare. The beer is really good (they make their own), the food very decent. A friend of mine told me later that it's a touristy restaurant, but we went right around Christmas, so it was pretty empty. The service is good and the staff very friendly.
Favorite Dish: Bratwurst & Sauerkraut. Can't go wrong there...
I should have known better. I don't blame anyone but myself--I knew this was a tourist place, but every travel book recommended it, and it got me at a weak moment. This is hands-down the worst food I've ever tasted.
Go if you must. But don't say I didn't warn you...
Favorite Dish: The beer was so-so.
The meat was bland and salty (yes, it's possible), with a texture like wood.
The salad consisted of a few sad strips of lettuce.
The Knoedel... like plaster. I think I tasted the chef's hands.
Spatenhaus is just opposite of the Staatsoper, and features patio dining. Order a Weissbier (Bavarian specialty), have a long lunch, and watch the world go by.
Here is a Frommer's review.
Favorite Dish: The Kartoffelsuppe (potato soup) and Schweinbraten (braised pork) are yummy. And of course, the beer is really good.
Nice quiet restaurant and pub. One half is the restaurant (for a nice quiet meal) and half is the pub (a little more on the rowdy side). Great food and you MUST try the WeissBier. It's their own brew and is AWESOME.
Favorite Dish: I tried a few things here, but all of the Bavaria dishes were great.