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Alte Meister

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Innere Altstadt
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Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
0351 / 481 04 26
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent scenery, questionable service

The atmosphere of the place attached to Old Master's Gallery and opposite the Opera is uniquely magnificent - especially if you sit outdoors at the courtyard, that is open to the square. However, in our opinion, the food is not very special, and the service could be very questionable - we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Naoum K
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Alte Meister restaurant twice for dinner during our recent trip to Dresden, on 26 and 27 August. We very much enjoyed it, and would return when back in Dresden. The weather was very pleasant, and we were seated outside with a fabulous view on the Theaterplatz with the famous Semper Opera house, the Catholic... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While in Germany, we discovered the native's fondness for Italian/Mediterranean cuisine as well as for their own full-bodied fare. The Alte Meister served me monkfish on saffron flavored orzo with vegetables (see photo), as surprising as it was delicious. A fine German white, served alongside...in a baroque...yet easy-going courtyard (highly recommended) helped form a peak experience. A restful place to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The atmosphere of the place attached to Old Master's Gallery and opposite the Opera is uniquely magnificent - especially if you sit outdoors at the courtyard, that is open to the square. However, in our opinion, the food is not very special, and the service could be very questionable - we received a different cake from that we ordered, and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Although service was fast and correct, they could improve on their hospitality. The view is beautiful, just across the Semper Opera and the Katholische Hofkirche you'll get a very good meal for an appropriate price.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A lovely place for a quiet meal away from the noise of the more tourist area. A smallish but excellent menu, lovely service, and no rush. Not the cheapest but well worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a wonderful dining experience. The waitress gave excellent wine suggestions and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend dining outside on a nice evening there.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The location of this restaurant is unique: just in front of the Oper House and next to the Zwinger. Beautiful scenery, great service and good food.

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County Mayo, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On my first afternoon in Dresden I spent most of my time in and around the Zwinger complex. It followed that I decided to have dinner in the same area. Tucked into a corner of the Zwinger was a charming restaurant Alte Meister. The outdoor dining area was arranged patio style and there was a good amount of space between... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This lovely café and restaurant is tucked away next to the Zwinger in the former studio of Albert Braun, who directed its renovation after World War II. There's outdoor seating with large and small tables and cozy indoor seating as well. I had several dinners here while on business, and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and relaxed atmosphere both inside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

50 metres away from the Semperoper. Make sure you book. Lovely food, good wines and great desserts!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden>  > Innere Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 0351 / 481 04 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?