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Auerbachs Keller Leipzig

Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
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Ranked #12 of 533 restaurants in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Zentrum
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78% Recommend
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I wanted to visit Auerbachs Keller, because it was well-reviewed and it was a favored restaurant of Goethe (in fact, I believe it was featured in a scene from Faust). We both ordered a rabbit and cabbage dish, which was really delicious. The restaurant was beautiful and the wait staff was friendly. Admittedly, this restaurant was very... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A truly historic restaurant, famous for being frequented by Faust in the Faustian tales, and being open ever since. A large statue of Faust is outside, with one toe of his boot polished smooth by well-wishers. Downstairs is a large, formal restaurant. Expensive but a most worthwhile experience. If in Leipzig, it is well worth the treat. If living there,... More

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Claremont, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been here twice--once two years ago, and once yesterday. While we had a fine dining experience yesterday, with better service, it did not live up to our expectations for one of the best German restaurants in Germany--the food just wasn't spectacular. This is still quite a good place, however...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a very substantial meal here. The wide range of dishes and service good. Not the very best, but a must visit location if you are in Leipzig for more than 24 hours. Their Mephisto bar upstairs is very good to.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you visit Leipzig for whatever reason and you stay there a while, you will hear about the German literary, musical and political history. - So, one early evening after a tiring meeting I went down the steps to Auerbach's Keller, to have a cool beer and may be, something to eat. there are big round wooden tables, and it... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Came for lunch here on our last day in Leipzig. It may be a bit touristy, but the food here is genuine Saxon style and not overpriced. How could you go wrong eating where Goethe dined? I enjoyed the onion soup very much, though my wife found it too salty. We had the dish of the day, which was Saurbraten... More

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Fairbanks, AK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is actually a series of restaurants, see http://www.auerbachs-keller-leipzig.de off a passage near the market square in Leipzig. I went to two. The big hall, which most reviews touch on, is marvelous: tall columns, very good service, even when completely full. I was impressed they have some vegan & vegetarian items on the menu, and they were fine. In typical... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A simply huge cellar, with great atmosphere, excellent service (possibly too attentive) and exceptional food & wine. A wonderful evening enjoying the local cuisine and learning all about Goethe, Faust & Mephisto as we dined. The bill was very reasonable all considering. If we had any criticism then it was that the service seemed to be geared to turn round... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If your looking for a historical German restaurant in Leipzig this is the place.Very atmospheric with the walls of this cellar based restaurant covered with interesting art work. The food as you would expect is typical German fare, and of a very high standard. Everyone at our table was very happy with the meal, a touch on the pricey side... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Solo biz visit where I simply wanted a quiet, well served, German meal. Despite a mob scene, the maitre d'hotel gave me a short term table more than adequate. I had the combination meat dish which was excellent - as was the variety dessert. Tourists by the ton, but the service and food made it well worth it.

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