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Munich Restaurants and Wine Bar Recommendations

Old May 17th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Munich Restaurants and Wine Bar Recommendations

We are headed to Munich in late November (5th visit) and I would really appreciate some recommendations. We have had good but not great experiences to date with restaurants and would very much like to find a few places worth repeat visits. Definitely not looking for the Hofbrauhaus type of food or atmosphere.

We really enjoy ethic foods and would like some options for non Bavarian food as well as local dishes. We both enjoy sushi, Mediterranean, Asian and are not particularly fond of the heavier German foods but very much enjoy a well prepared venison.

We did see quite a lot of restaurants in Schwabing (dined at Limoni and Byblos last year) but do not know where to start as there are so many.

Mid range pricing preferred.

Also, we enjoy wine bars and enjoyed the bar at Hotel Europa near the Hbf - any additional recommendations are appreciated!

Any suggestions for jazz clubs or upscale hotel bars with live music are welcome.

Thanks!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Good Bavarian food in Munich is very hard to find!!! As are jazz clubs.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Don't know if that's you kind of jazz ;-)
http://www.nfredplank.de/
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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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I know a small but brilliant Bavarian restaurant. The cook is from south eastern Europe as is the waitress. The food is devine! and inexpensive. If I posted here were it is, I wouldn't find a seat the next time. I don't want that ;-)
They do serve kinds of tripes, if you like, but I wouldn't touch them. . I grew up knowing not every part of a cow is eatable.
Did you ever try REAL Bavarian food? ;-)
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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Kutteln, huge amounts of Kutteln... Did you know there a different types of Kutteln?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Not to forget:
http://www.unterfahrt.de/
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:13 AM
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logos999, there are many things I do not eat for reasons of staying healthy. No pork, fried meats, butter, pastries, cream, etc. I stick to a low fat diet and much German food does not fit in that category. So REAL Bavarian food - if it be in this category - does not appeal to me. I do enjoy the occasional leberkase and a wurst every now and again, but rarely.

I went to university in Salzburg and spent a good bit of time traveling in Bavaria over the years. About ten years ago, I dated a gentleman who lives in Berlin for some time and he took me to lots of smaller, non touristy places on road trips in the countryside. We had some wonderful meals in smaller villages especially and have also had some excellent meals over the past two yeas when in Bavaria.

Our most memorable meal last year was at the Alpenrose Inn on the way to the castles. My husband had filets of venison and I had a stew - both divine.

And I quite like tripe, as I am Italian and grew up eating it. Not sure about the Bavarian preparation.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:34 AM
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So try Saure Kutteln, that's as real as it gets. It's not easy to find on a menue these days. You seem to already know the best places for food
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:40 AM
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I would never expect that there would be decent food at a place named "Alpenrose Inn" (If that exists, it would only cater to foreigners). I know the Hotel Alpenrose at the Achensee. Maybe that's what you meant.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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No, that is not it and there was no one there that spoke English - it was filled with working men and we had a car and driver who took us there as we were leaving Linderhof Castle; it was about an hour drive from there. I can recognize a tourist restaurant (I am well traveled and not ignorant) and it was off the beaten path.

If I already knew the best places for food in Munich, I would not have posted this question. We have had good luck outside of Munich proper but I am looking for Munich suggestions.

Any other posters with helpful suggestions - they would be appreciated!
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:22 AM
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Poor lady. The best places are clearly found here:
http://www.gaultmillau.de/bewertung/auszeichnungen.htm

Just read it, you'll find your answers
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Old May 27th, 2009, 05:09 AM
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Topping in hopes of a helpful response from someone other than logos999 - anyone?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Topping for you to finally read Gault Milleau and enter "Munich". It's all in there, EVERYTHING, every place for you to enjoy. . It seems you don't want to. So maybe someone opens a new 5* restaurant, that's not listed there.

O.K, I'd suggest the Höfbräuhaus, but that's not a chique.
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Try the Ratskeller in Munich. We went there as a group and liked it a lot. The food, location, and atmosphere are all very good. The price is right, too.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:18 AM
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I was in Munich in Nov for work for two weeks. Our office is in Haidhausen so where my notes say near the office that is what it refers too. I was traveling with a vegetarian and a co worker who eats fish but no meat or poultry. Most of the places were very reasonably priced since it was on an expense account.

Munich Restaurants
Bella Italia A finance lunch place, pizzas
Gast In the Symphony complex, make to order pastas, pizzas and salads
Piu Italian around the corner from the office
Café Haidien A finance lunch place, German food
Molly Malone Irish pub at end of block that the office is on
Gausthof Isator German brauhaus that finance took us to for dinner
L'Incontro casual Italian restaurant, good fish
Casa della Pizza Italian downtown, good fish
Rue des Halles French near the office
Prinz Myshkin Vegetarian, downtown

This is a great resource!
http://www.toytowngermany.com/munich...in_munich.html
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