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Weinmarkt 3, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
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Ranked #15 of 834 restaurants in Nuremberg
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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62 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We came to Essigbrätlein with high expectations and we were not disappointed. An excellent meal from the starter to the friandises. The selection of beans with pistachio and the pigeon were amazing. The homemade chocolate selection was another favorite of mine. The cook serves all dishes himself - a phenomenal place for gourmets!

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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Chef Köthe and Ollech have adopted vegetables and turned them into stars. Not just a side order anymore vegetable plays the dominant role here and become an important part of the Menu with its own spice blends. They never had lobster or caviar on the table and otherwise waives illustrious because expensive beasts - for ethical reasons. When cooking, the... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was, without doubt, the best meal we had during our two plus weeks in Germany. We elected to have lunch, a set menu, to avoid a late night prior to an early departure for Dresden. We were glad because this is a meal that needs to be eaten slowly, savored—and digested. The restaurant, which has two well-earned stars from... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is an elegant and intimate restaurant with only about 7 tables, so we were a little apprehensive about bringing in our 3 little boys. However, this turned out to be a wonderful and memorable experience. The meals were beautifully presented and very imaginative, with unusual ingredients. The venison was perfect, but my favorite dish was the bean dish. It... More

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Merana, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was one of the best restaunrants I've seen during our Germany-trip - it was the reason for me to get an account at tripadvisor. Not the cheepest restaurant in town, but definitely one of the best ones. Marvellous! I'll come back whenever I have the chance to visit Nuremberg again!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

to celebrate a birhtday we went for a meal at the Essigbrätlein. It is almost a family tradition to go there for special celebrations - and again we found that the quality had yet improved (which was hard to imgagine, since the performance has always been outstanding). Every course left us with a feeling of pure bliss. A huge "thank... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Sorry Andre, it was not more then a one star Restaurant aiming for more...700 Euros for a 100 Euro Meal..and you did not show your face...even the Pauly Saal has more ambition in Berlin..that is just to let you know I am not a country side pumpkin without any sense ...and the toilets..70's hell..it would be funny if it was... More

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Miami, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I make it a required stop to this food Mecca in the little town of Nuremberg everytime I visit. The restaurant occupies an old wine merchants' meeting house dating back to 1550. On your first visit, you'll swear you must be in the wrong place because there are no overbearing signs or cafe tables outside. Just pull the chain for... More

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Washington, D.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Wow. Food nirvana. Most expensive meal of my life and for me, and for my friend, worth every penny. It can be done less expensivelly if you order just a couple of courses, the full menu is not required, but is wonderful. I had the full menu and wine pairings and still swoon when I think of it. To say... More

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Tampa, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We found this wonderful place thanks to TripAdvisor, and what a find! The menu is set for the evening, with nothing to choose but whether you want 4 or 6 courses. The food was creative and lovingly presented with amazing flavor combinations; the staff was superb; and the atmosphere was charming. This was one of the best places I've ever... More

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