Hirschgarten was originally a game enclosure built by the Elector Karl Theodor at the end of the eighteenth century. A small part of the historic enclosure has been preserved and can be seen from the beer garden. With 8,000 seats, the beer garden is the biggest in the city, and is also one of the most pleasant because of its peaceful location and numerous chestnut trees. It was converted from a hunting house to a restaurant in 1970, when the garden was also built.
Housed in the basement of the gothic Town Hall building in the heart of Munich, Ratskeller is a good place to stop by for a sumptuous lunch or a leisurely romantic dinner. The menu is solely inspired by traditional Bavarian cuisine, so you can sample some really great local dishes which are interspersed on the lengthy menu. If you're a first-timer then go for the Ratskeller Potatosoup, Nuremberg Style Bratwurst, Scweinebraten, Entenbraten or Beef Goulasch. Pair the food with German beer and wine, and round it off with a helping of something sweet. The cellar's arched ceilings and woodwork add to the charming ambiance as do the sounds of soft Bavarian melodies.
Since 1968, Block House with its numerous outlets across the country has been delighting foodies with tantalizing steaks. This restaurant in Munich was established in 1987, in the Schwabing area. Begin your meal with a salad; take your pick from American, Italian or French. Follow it with an alluring steak, succulent meat that is rich in flavor and cooked according to your preference. A relishing wine is a perfect accompaniment for your steak.
A real Munich institution, situated in the former Royal Guardhouse and especially popular with theater-goers, Pfälzer Residenz Weinstube fills up after the theater crowd leaves the playhouses. Try specialties such as the excellent stuffed pork; it comes highly recommended. The wine-tasting bar was opened in 1950 by the Landesverband der Pfälzer in Bayern (a regional Bavarian-Palatinate association) to provide a culinary reminder of the ties between the Palatinate and Bavaria.
Located in the neighborhood of Maxvorstadt, Maredo is a popular steakhouse. The authentic South American cuisine here will take you by surprise. Custom-made steaks are perfectly flavored per your preference. The meat used for the steaks here is fresh, juicy and tender. In addition, try their burgers, fries, salads, and much more. The drinks menu is extensive too. Relishing delicious steaks at the outdoor terrace on a balmy day is a must try. Delicious food at reasonable prices and warm service is offered at Maredo on all seven days of the week.
Said by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in Munich, Toshi is certainly a stand out. It serves fresh sushi and sashimi and for prices that won't send you running. Their rolls are delicious, so are the soup and desserts. There are more substantial entrees available, including a sirloin wagyu steak and assorted sushi created specially by the chef. The restaurant also serves a selection of hot and cold sakes, all of which will accompany your meal perfectly. Reservations are highly recommended.
Decorated with huge lamps and old-school tables and chairs, the Spezlwirtschaft located in one of Munich's oldest buildings has a rustic, casual feel to it. Perfect for a late dinner with friends, or after dinner drinks, Spezlwirtschaft serves up a delicious selection of traditional Bavarian food as well as Burgers and other popular bar food, and boasts of having the best Schnitzel in town. Try their selection of Bavarian Dips and starters along with a great selection of local beer.
Located within the swanky Hotel Opera Munchen, Lehel – Bar*Food*Club is a versatile establishment offering up a variety of experiences from a stylish cafe perfect from a business lunch to an after hours club featuring the hottest DJ's. Lehel – Bar*Food*Club offers up a sumptuous selection of meals from Steak Tartar to a delicate Consomme perfect for a light lunch, to hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list. For information on events, or booking a private venue look up their website, or give them a call.
Hidden between Platzl and Isartor, this rustically decorated Bavarian restaurant with long wooden tables serves great beer and hearty food. Having been around since 1487, Zum Dürnbräu has perfected its recipes, generally involving ox meat; boiled, roasted or fried and served with the classical garnishes of potatoes and cabbage. Guests can sit outside in the beer garden in good weather.