Great Bavarian fare with excellent beer served in traditional clay mugs. Any form of payment accepted, so long as it's cash. Menus and service in Bavarian; German spoken on request. Tourists, foreign weirdos, and even Prussians are welcome -- but might be given a good-natured hard time, depending on the Kellnerin's mood.
UPDATE: Forschungsbrauerei is under new management, and perhaps even better than it was before. It's now open year-round, 7 days a week, has weekday lunch specials, and regular evening entertainment. Alas, the website is now monolingual... but then again, that's somehow fitting.
Open Monday - Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sundays and holidays 10AM-10PM.
Favorite Dish: My favorite meal is the 1/2 grillhendl (rotisserie chicken). It's always fresh and juicy. Note: because it's cooked fresh for you, it will take an hour from ordering. Order soup, salad, or some Obatzd'n (Bavarian cream cheese) while you're waiting for your chicken.
Beer now comes in multiple varieties: Longtime brewery mainstay Pilsissimus ("helles" lager) is available year-round, while flagship brew St. Jakobus Blonder Bock (sweet and very strong -- 7.5% alcohol!) is available most of the time (but not always). In addition, A Dunkles (dark) beer is now available year-round, and a summer lager is available from May to October. Finally, there is a special Weizenbock (strong wheat) and Christmas edition dark lager available in limited batches during the Christmas season. Beer is now available in half-liters as well as traditional liter mugs, but drinking and driving is still basically out of the question. Take the S-Bahn.
I absolutely loved this place. Just what we were looking for: traditional food in a traditional environment.
The place was packed full of locals: always a good sign in my book.
We were plonked on the end of an already occupied table, which was a not what I am used to, but seemed a perfectly normal thing to do here, which I liked very much.
Cosy, old-fashioned and lots of dark wood. Great!
See other pics for food and people shots - oh and watch out for the boys and boobs one :)
Favorite Dish: Sausages to die for. We just opted for a plate of mixed sausages, which came with potatoes and Sauerkraut, oh and pretzels of course.
Fantastic beer too!
The greek restaurant / tavern “Anti” is my favourite greek place in town. It located in the Glockenbachviertel (Glockenbach-quarter), about a 15 minute walk from the German museum or 10 minutes from the train station “Fraunhofe Strasse”. The tavern is small and cozy with chalked walls and cold Redzina wine served in caraffes. The food is good, although not too cheap. But you can sit there for hours in the evening, if you want to catch up with a friend or recall your last vacation in Greece. From the outside the Anti does not look too inviting, but take a look inside and then decide. The customers are ususlly older students or the people from the residential area around.
The address is Jahnstr. 36 in Glockbachviertel. See www.stadtplan.de for a detailed description to get from wherever you want to come to the Jahn-street.
Favorite Dish: I like little meat cakes, which are filled with feta cheese. ou get rice and a greak salad with it and lots of garlic sauce. The light cool Redzina (a typical Greek wine) is very good and the place is just nice to sit there.
My favourite dish though is Moussaka - a bake made from meat, potatoes, eggplants and sauce - usually this dish is not too big, so you might want to order bread or salad with it.
This was a great restaurant if you are really into fish and seafood. We were really impressed.
Stylish modern decor.
A rough price guide: sushi starter, fish dinner, coffee and wine for around 20 Euros, which I thought was very reasonable giving the quality of the surroundings and the great food.
Get there 19:30 - 20:00 at the latest, or you will find they run out of alot of things on the menu. We got there around 22:00, so alot of the most popular dishes had sold out , but the staff were great at helping us find something we would like.
Favorite Dish: I tried the turbot - but everything looked good.
"Genuss für Leib und Seele" (Enjoyment for Body and Soul) is the motto of the Andechs Monastery's "Bräustuberl." While not as much of a secret as it was when I first came here 19 years ago (that long??), it is certainly worth the effort to get here. My favorite way to get here is to hike (about 1 hour light hiking) from Herrsching. While I encourage you to visit the church, this tip is about the Bavarian food and heavenly beer.
When you enter the hall, you order food and beer in separate lines. There are actually three lines for food -- one for deli (cold cuts and cheeses), one for hot food (roast meat, sauerkraut, etc), and one for cafe food (tarts, cakes, coffee, and schnapps). Once you have your food and drink, it's open seating inside and outside (though there are a few tables in the main hall reserved for regulars). Note also that you're allowed to pack a picnic and eat outside as long as you buy your beverages.
The brewery opens daily at 10AM. Last call is at 8PM, but guests are allowed to take their time finishing their beer after last call. Table reservations are possible for groups of 20 or more; check the website for details. The Bräustuberl is closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Favorite Dish: I love the Schweinshaxe (grilled hamhock), although you're required to purchase an ENTIRE hamhock (2 pounds or more!). Sharing is allowed, but if your travel partner doesn't like pork, you're out of luck. Leaving food uneaten is considered very bad form by the locals. As a result, I normally order a few slices of "rollbraten" (roast pork), which is sold by the more manageable 100-gram unit.
Beer is plentiful, inexpensive, served straight from the barrel, and absolutely delicious. My favorite is the "Doppelbock Dunkel," a potent and sweet dark beer. Unfortunately, this wonderful beer is not always served; the Doppelock is often replaced by "Spezial Dunkel," a slightly less sweet, less flavorful, and considerably less potent dark beer. The monks also brew Helles (golden lager) and Weissbier (beer brewed with wheat). Beer is thankfully served in 1/2 liter glasses as well as the traditional 1-liter "masskrug."
A fun place to visit, especially if the weather's bad and beer gardens are out of the question. Upon entry, turn left to the linen tablecloths of a genteel restaurant. Turn right, and find yourself in a woody beerhall, just as you'd imagine it (i.e. crowded, stuffy, smoky, noisy, and a barrel of fun). You'll generally sit on benches at long common tables in the middle of the hall. The tables on the sides are generally "Räsawiead" (reserved). You could call ahead to try and reserve one of these more comfortable tables. Good luck.
UPDATE: A rooftop beer garden / terrace is now open during fair weather. Also, another room (the "Alte Schmiede") is available for overflow seating and private functions.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is the "Bratenpfanderl," a sort of combination hot-plate... a Bavarian Bento, if you will. You get 1/4 of a rotisserie duck, 1/4 of a Schweinshaxe (grilled hamhock), and several slices of roast pork, served with blaukraut and a "knödel" (a ball of bread or potato stuffing). Sara is fond of the "Rahmschwammerl," a bread dumpling smothered in cream-mushroom sauce. Yum!
This place is literally across the street from the Augustiner brewery, so you're not going to get much fresher beer anywhere. The "Edelstoff" is the flagship brand: fragrant, sweet, and slightly more potent than average (just under 6% alcohol). But here, order the ordinary "Helles," which is served directly "vom Holzfass" (from the barrel!)
Ochsenbraterei is one of the big beer-tents on Oktoberfest and it is my favorite place, as I love to eat their "Ochsensemmel" - a roll filled with ox-meat from the roast. It costed 4,50 Euros in 2003 and you may take it away and eat it while watching the whole scenery.
When you have a seat on one of the tables, a plate with ox-meat and potatoe-salad is 10,80 € and they have also a lot of other dishes.
As you may see on my picture, they roast the whole ox on a giant spit and during these 2 weeks they prepare a lot more than 50 oxen that way.
Ochsenbraterei offers 5900 seats inside the "tent" and another 1500 seats outside
For reservations call : (089) 38 38 73 12
Fax :(089) 38 38 73 40
Favorite Dish: Ochsensemmel (a roll with ox-meat from the grill) for 4,50 €
b.t.w. This tent is one of the few places on Oktoberfest , where you may watch the staff in the kitchen and the service, while preparing the food...
...and you will realize, that this kind of work is really hard !
Kloster Andechs is a monastery with a big history but somehow the beer of the brewery here was too good... So the main reason why people go here nowadays it the drinking.
On a rainy day I was one of the only people who looked around the monastery before heading to the Braustüberl restaurant. All the others started the drinking as soon as they had arrived. That's why I didn't really like this place, it has a big tourist trap feeling for me. The beer was nice tho...
As you can see from the "how to get there" Andechs monastery isn't in Munich but as most people come here on a daytrip from Munich I put it here.
Favorite Dish: The potato salad was to die for!! Everyone else had pig legs. I would never eat anything like that!!!!
Der kleine Chinese (The little Chinese) is a Chinese food place between Marieplatz and Sendlinger Tor in the street “Im Tal”. The Chinese place is run by Chinese people and they offer many dishes between 5 and 9 Euro. The food is fresh and served quickly, the portions are generous for the low prices. The salads and vegetarian dishes as well as squid with vegetable is very good. The little Chinese is not a real restaurant, but a healthy laternative to fast food if you want to eat something healthy and not spend too much time.
Walk from Marienplatz towards the Sendlinger Tor. The bistro is located on the right side, one minute behind the Burger King and 2 minutes from Marienplatz.
Favorite Dish: I like the fresh squid with vegetables. But really most dishes are good...
Pork Knuckle is the staple food of Germany. OK, I'm exaggerating. It's probably not the staple food, but it's definitely good food. This is 100% exactly what the name is: Pork Knuckle. If you're into meat & fat all wrapped up into a heart-attack-on-a-plate, then this is it.
At least you'll die happy. Try this at the Hofbrauhaus -- it rocks!
Translated from the travel guide “Stadt München, Reise Know How”: Who does not know the Fraunhofer has never studied and does not like potatoe dumplings. Who has never been to the Fraunhofer does not like smoky bars full of discussions, does not like antique ceilings and does not like people. Who is always sitting in the Fraunhofe can be described as a ageless pilosopher….”. The Fraunhofer is a very nice student bar and restaurant with good indoor and outdoor seating and – with regard to the fair prices – very god food. They have good wine and cocktails. Look for happy hour cocktails.
The Fraunhofer is located in the Glocknbachviertel, in the Fraunhoferstr. 9, about a 10 minute walk from the German museum and only a few minutes from the greek tavern “Anti”.
Favorite Dish: All salads are really good
This sushi place is always crowded in the evening and you might want to reserve a table. The restaurant has a U-shaped conveyor belt and most tables are located directly next to it. In the evening they have all you can eat deals and you can pick from the different Nigiris (with eel, salmon, tuna, snapper, butterfish, shrimp), maki, california rolls as well as fried vegetables, small fruit snacks, fried banana and sated chicken or beef.
Favorite Dish: The food there is good and I like that of everything you just get a very small portion so you can try many many different thing. Bring at least 2 hours time to sit there.
Bratwurstglöckle is my favorite place to get some Bratwurst or other sausages on Oktoberfest.
And there is also an ordinary restaurant of Bratwurstglöckle close to Marienplatz, next to Fraunkirche.
On Oktoberfest they have just 98 seats inside the restaurant, for reservations call:
(089) 231 10 90 or 0171 670 07 39
Fax: (089) 64 18 10 72
Bratwurst in any kind - try all of them and decide for yourself !
In Bavaria you will also find out , that mustard does not always have to be spicy and hot...
"Süsser Senf" - sweet mustard is mostly served with Weisswurst but also with others.
In general any kind of food is really expensive on Oktoberfest, so be prepared to pay more than normally.
This was a great find. For me that is, because Richie knows this quite well. We were walking along Isar River south of Tiergarten and wanted to have something to drink before we had to hop on the metro to make sure that I get my train back to where I live. So we were happy that this little restaurant was on our way back to the metro station.
I immediately liked its outside seating area with the untypical benches and tables and the cute decoration all over the place, like this huge iron works parrot (see photo). While Richie ordered the drinks, I went to the powder room and if there would be a nomination for the best ever, I would immediately choose this one. It has a very fresh and nice interior, with excellent photos, a huge mirror and little iron art work inside. The waste basket was not one of these plastic types but basketwork, something I would have expecteded in 5 star hotels.
But we came here to try the beer and Elderberry Schorle and to find another place where Richie can take Doreen to. My Schorle was really good and quenching and it looks like the beer was ok too. I wasn’t hungry so we didn’t eat, but the dishes on the menu outside sounded delicious. They also roast fish outside. Yes, it is a fish restaurant after all, given the look at the menus.
Unfortunately I don’t remember most of the prices, but a baked potato with herb sour cream was 3,50 Euro and a medium portion of salad from the buffet 4,50 Euro. The prices on the menu list just outside of the restaurant weren’t that expensive either. As far as Richie remembers nothing was more than 15 Euro and as far as I remember, the majority of dishes were around 10 Euro (September 2010). Richie: reason enough to take Doreen there as soon as possible, note down the prices and write about it.
The place is easy to find. It is south of the nature bath Maria Einsiedel, south of Tiergarten Hellabrunn. It is not exactly at Isar River, but at one of its side arms. Get off at metro station Tiergarten, walk direction Tiergarten but turn right (south) before the bridge to Tiergarten and walk until the restaurant is to your right.
Location of Villa Floßländle on Google Maps.
© Ingrid D., June 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)
Rischart is a mini-chain of Konditorei located in downtown Munich with sites in Marienplatz, the Marienplatz U-Bahn station, Viktualienmarkt, in the main train station, and in Schwabing. Easily identified by their bright exteriors, they offer an excellent selection of pastries, cakes, and chocolates. The popular branch on Marienplatz has a standing cafe with tall tables ( no chairs ) but seems to do mostly takeout for locals despite the ultimate tourist location. We enjoyed very good coffee with apple cake and a jelly donut known locally as a Krapfen (infinitely superior to Dunkin Donuts, as was the coffee).
Perhaps this only reflects the counter help we met, but the saleswomen were cheerful and seemed pleased to see foreign trade in their store.
Favorite Dish: The bread display was striking - it should only taste half as good as it looks.
For a chain, even a mini chain, the baked products were very good, the coffee also very good, and the location impossible to beat. The bathrooms were clean.
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