12 Best Restaurants in Schwabing and Maxvorstadt, Munich


$$$ | Maxvorstadt Fodor's choice

There are a number of fine Italian restaurants around the city, but this is certainly one of the best, with excellent, often experimental meat and fish dishes and lovely pastas that are slightly more budget-friendly. Be sure to reserve a table in good weather so you can sit on the charming patio in the back.

Tantris Maison Culinaire

$$$$ | Schwabing Fodor's choice

Recently reimagined as a trio of restaurants under one roof, Tantris, which has been around since 1971, has smartly broadened its range of modern French culinary offerings. There's the classic Restaurant Tantris, with its pricey prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus of haute cuisine (around €300 per person); Tantris DNA, featuring an upscale à la carte lunch and dinner menu; and Tantris Bar, serving cocktails and a short menu of French favorites like beef tartare.

Alter Simpl

$ | Maxvorstadt

This cozy, atmospheric pub-restaurant has been a Munich institution since 1903 when it was a meeting place for the leading writers, comedians, and artists whose pictures now hang on the dark, wood-panel walls. The beer is as good as is the food, which includes filling options like roast pork, currywurst, and a bacon cheeseburger with french fries.

Türkenstr. 57, Munich, 80799, Germany
Known For
  • Bohemian atmosphere
  • Munich- and Viennese-style schnitzel
  • Late-night menu
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed for lunch Mon. to Thurs.

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Augustiner Keller

$ | Maxvorstadt

This flagship beer restaurant of one of Munich's oldest breweries opened in about 1812. It is also the location of the unbeatable Augustiner beer garden, which should be at the top of any visitor's beer garden list. The menu offers Bavarian specialties, including half a duck with a good slab of roast suckling pig, dumpling, and blue cabbage. If you're up for it, end your meal with a Dampfnudel (yeast dumpling served with custard), though you probably won't feel hungry again for quite a while.

Brasserie Tresznjewski

$ | Maxvorstadt

A good spot, especially if you're visiting the neighboring Pinakothek museums, this convivial corner bar and café attracts an interesting mix of students, artists, businesspeople, and trendy types from breakfast until late into the night. The menu features salads, sandwiches, and small selection of pastas—solid, affordable fare that won't exactly wow you—but the restaurant's art deco touches, funky artwork, and buzzy vibe are thoroughly enjoyable.

Bucci Bar

$$ | Schwabing

This cozy, low-key Italian restaurant serves a rotating menu of excellent pasta dishes, many featuring seafood, and the spritzes here are particularly good.

Occamstr. 9, Munich, 80802, Germany
Known For
  • Fresh, affordable pasta
  • Grilled calamari
  • Friendly staff
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.


$$ | Maxvorstadt

In 1893 Augustiner, the oldest brewery in Munich, built this sturdy Wirtshaus to sustain travelers on the 12-km (7-mile) trek from Munich to the castles at Schleissheim. Today, it's as much a forum for good eating and drinking as it was more than 100 years ago—a place where you can enjoy hearty Bavarian food in a dining room festooned with antlers, in the cozy, quiet bibliothek (library), or out on the terrace.

Görresstr. 38, Munich, 80798, Germany
Known For
  • Traditional Bavarian cuisine in large portions
  • Beef, pork, and veal dishes in a dark beer sauce
  • A variety of Augustiner beers on tap

Lost Weekend

$ | Maxvorstadt

Pop by for a coffee, aperitif, cocktail, and vegan bites and baked goods at this funky art-filled university café and bookstore near the Brandhorst and Pinakothek museums. It also hosts occasional evening concerts.


$ | Schwabing

This historic brewery-tavern, first opened in 1880, offers great value Bavarian dishes. The best part about this place, however, is the cozy, secluded little beer garden (April–October) with huge chestnut trees, tucked in the back amid the apartment blocks in the heart of Munich's University district.

Adalbertstr. 33, Munich, 80799, Germany
Known For
  • Viennese-style schnitzels served weekends
  • Good choice of vegetarian dishes
  • Good selection of beers and wines by the glass
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Restaurant Halali

$$$$ | Maxvorstadt

With 100 years of history to its credit, polished wood paneling, and antlers on the walls, Halali is an old-style Munich restaurant that is the place to try traditional seasonal dishes of venison, pheasant, partridge, and other game in a quiet and elegant atmosphere. There's a three-course weekday lunch menu with a gentler price point.

Schönfeldstr. 22, Munich, 80539, Germany
Known For
  • House-made blood pudding
  • Bavarian smoked eel
  • Wild game
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat., Reservations essential

Royal Healthy Slices

$ | Schwabing

Located on leafy Hohenzollernplatz, this family-owned takeaway spot specializes in house-made Greek and Georgian street food; try a pita burger or stuffed flatbread—all available in meat and vegetarian versions.

Vorstadt Café

$ | Maxvorstadt

Young professionals mix with students at this lively restaurant, a symphony in red and orange in an ode to the 1970s, whose 13 different breakfasts are a big draw: the Vorstadt Classic includes bacon and eggs, rolls, and several other kinds of bread, along with a plate of salami and homemade jam. Quick daily lunch specials are a good value, while the atmosphere at dinner is relaxed, complete with candlelight. There is another location in Altstadt at Maximilianstrasse 40 (089/2554–7010).