|Subject: Re: Munich Restaurants|
Here is my list of restaurants in Munich
Outside Munich: Hotel-Restaurant schloss Berg, Seestrasse 17, D-82335 Berg, 08151/9630. A relaxing, beautifully situated hideaway, about 25 minutes from Munich. Directly on the eastern shore of the Starnergersee, below the village of Berg. Two restaurants, one formal, other rustic Bavarian Stube with plenty of rough wood trim. Both offer the same menu and lake views. Most main courses are in the $12-$16 range.
Except in a formal restaurant, you seat yourself, which quite often means sharing a long table. If there is no space available, you find a party that you think ought to be finished with their meal, and stand behind them until they are psychologically intimidated, call for the bill and leave!
The waitress will first take your drink order. Be ready with your food order as soon as she returns, since you may not see her again for some time.
To sample the best Bavarian and international dishes, stap at Weisses Brauhaus, Im Tal 7, Franziskaner on Perussastrasse 5, Wallenstein Stube, across from the Forum Hotel Munchen and Spatenhaus on Residenzstrasse 12.
The town's top dining room is Kafer on Prinzregentenstrasse for the best in French food. Recommended beer gardens: the Nokherberg on Salvator Keller, close to the hotel, the Augustiner, and the Chinesischer Turm in English Garden, one of Europe's largest parks.
Hofbrauhaus, Platzl 9. Most famous beer hall. Touristy, but fun.
Mathaser Bierstadt, Bayerstr. 5, is an enormous area with a cavernous beer hall. More locals than tourists drink here.
Donisl, Weinstr. 1, is the oldest of Munich's beer halls, popular since 1715.
Augustiner Grossgaststatten, 16 Neuhauserstrasse, Fussgangerzone; 89/55-199257, one of oldest and nicest of the beer cellars. It has existed since 1328, been on the same street since 1829 and inhabited the present premises for almost a century. The vast beer hall adjoins a good-size restaurant with several eating areas; a shell-decorated grotto room, a courtyard with tables and an outdoor seating area. Dinner for two $60.
Chinesischer Turm, in the Englischer Garten (English Garden), set in vast
expanses of lush lawn and shaded by spreading chestnut trees. Always bring
an umbrella, as you sit outdoors! Crowd most mixed and sophisticated of any
Munich beer garden, predominantly students and professors. Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday an oompah band plays Bavarian folk music. Food
and drink can be bought from 10:30 am to 9 pm. A meal costs from $2-$9.
Zum Franziskaner, 5 Perusastrasse; 231-8120. A very popular place with locals on Saturday for good, solid Bavarian cuisine. $25 per person.
Paradiesgarten, Inh. P. Lafforgue, Zeil 26. A vegetarian restaurant serving excellent food at reasonable prices. A full-course meal can be had for around $14.
SOHAR, Savignystrasse 66, near the Hotel Pullman. A kosher restaurant serving very good food at reasonable prices. A good meal can be had for about $17.
Weisses Brauhaus, 10 Im Tal; 299875. A local tradition for Bavarian sausage. $20 per person.
Nachtcafe, 5 Maximiliansplatz. Open very late, for drinks, light snacks and live music, best known for jazz.
Altschwabing, 56 Schellingstrasse. Elaborately decorated ceilings, chandeliers and bentwood chairs, crowd from the University.
Schumann's, 36 Maximilianstrasse. A favorite of intellectuals. Closed on Saturday nights.
The Seehaus, 3 Kleinhesselohe; 397072. Some consider the most romantic restaurant. Located on the lake in the middle of the Englischer Garten.
That's Amore, 62 Schellingstrasse; 272-0717. Top-quality northern Italian cuisine. $38 per person.
Star Market, Viktualien-markt, an open air market. Closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
Aubergine, 5 Maximiliansplatz; 89-598171. Reservations essential. Rates thee stars in the Michelin guide. The L-shaped room combines traditional furniture and crystal chandeliers with ultramodern shiny walls and huge dome-shaped metal sconces. The place feels luxurious and comfortable. Serves Germanic cuisine and is delicious. Caters to south Germans' taste for game, and variety meats. Six-course dinner $115 per person.
Ratskeller Munchen, 8 Marienplatz, 220313. Built into the restored town hall. Though it looks like a tourist trap, most customers are locals. It is cavernous and has been gorgeously restored. Dinner for two $60.
Gasthof Liebighof, Don't eat here!! Ghastly food!!
Cafe Lehel, Seitzstrasse 12, D-80538; 089/229139. An Itlian style bistro. Good and an interesting place. Moderately priced.
Bars: Iwan, Josephspitalstrasse 15. A 50s interior, hangout for Munich's young hippies. Good for people-watching and midnight snack. Schumann's American Bar, Maximilianstrasse 36, where everybody in Munich meets, especially the advertising, publishing and film crowd.
Beer Hall: Paulaner, 5 Kapuzinerplatz; 89/530331. A Munich beerhall without the tub- thumping atmosphere and the boisterous socializing that characterizes the popular ones. Across the Isar River in an untouristed section of the city (10 minutes by taxi), draws an easygoing crowd who come for the conversation and the surroundings (a recently restored, century-old beer hall without communal tables and a cavernous interior). Beer is brewed on the premises in a vast copper vat that is the centerpiece of the main room. The menu has German favorites, as well as a good selection of salads. About $60 for two, not including beer. One of few places open on Sunday night.
Schwabing: A restaurant, disco and live music (jazz a specialty) ghetto, one of Europe's foremost night districts, famous for its festive ambience. The party lasts until the early morning!