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“My favorite Munich Resteraunt” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wirtshaus In Der Au

Wirtshaus In Der Au
Lilienstr. 51, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
089-4481400
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Ranked #18 of 3,229 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, European
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“My favorite Munich Resteraunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Great local resteraunt, just off the main roads in a quiet apartment neighborhood. You can tell it's quality because of the number of locals eating here. Best part is very few tourists. The wait staff very friendly, hustling, and traditional dress. They have English menus if you need one.

Extensive menu with many excellent Bavarian specialties. The beer is cold and tasty. Save a little room, the desserts are wonderful.

It's a busy place, so if you have a group, go very early or book a table, if you are by yourself eating at the bar works very nicely (plus your beer stays fuller that way!). I have read some reviews that were surprised when they were not given a private table, it' Germany folks... If there is a large table not full, efficiency says put the new couple there. Don't complain, embrace it, and take the time to meet someone new.

Oh, and DO make sure to use the bathrooms! Very cool...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“We loved our evening here - Great food and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were staying at a hotel near this restaurant. It’s in a neighborhood off the beaten path for tourists so we figured it would be authentic. It was Saturday night and we did not have reservations. We were greeted quickly and after a few minutes we were told that the wait would be between two and three hours. I guess he could see the disappointment on our faces and he offered to seat us at the bar and we could have dinner there. We did and it was a fantastic German meal in a fun and lively environment. Truly German as only they know how to do it. I had the pork medallions with dumplings and my wife had wiener-schnitzel and roasted potatoes. She had chocolate dumplings for dessert. It was all prompt, delicious and plentiful. The bar staff was extremely busy but they did not forget about us and they made us feel welcome. The final check was reasonable. We paid 48 Euros for two beers for me, coffee for her, both dinners and a dessert. This is our second visit to Munich (we love the city) and now we have a new favorite restaurant.

Of course, if you offend a German (or any other country) they will quickly forget that they speak English. We did not have any language problems when greeted, from the bar staff or the local around us at the bar.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were so excited about our reservation here. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, the food looked great, the staff were very helpful (we had come in the night before and made our reservation--in German!--for the next night). When we arrived, we were shown to our table right next to the door (it was -4C) and there were two people, also American, already seated there. Which was fine--they were very friendly--but the point of making a reservation was so we would have a nice, warm table, and they had told us that we'd have a seat in the back.

We ordered our meals, sipped our beers/waters (which we later learned cost 3.80 for tap water in a beer mug...the beer was 4.10), and when our food arrived it wasn't what we'd ordered (again, we'd ordered in German and she'd repeated the order back to us). The waitress was unapologetic and didn't offer to make any changes. The food was not that great, with surprisingly small portions, which helped explain the low price. All the while, the freezing air was blowing on us as the door opened and closed, in addition to a terrible draft through the window.

We are all very seasoned travelers, and ordering the wrong dish because you don't speak the language and laughing about it is part of the experience, but in this case it was their mistake and there was no offer to do anything to fix it. It was also disappointing to make reservations and end up sitting in a spot that was clearly designed for walk-ins. Being charged as much as a beer for the tap water put us over the top.

The bathrooms, however, are amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Mosta
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We arrived in time for our booked table, the food is phenomenal, the service is truely Bavarian, all smiles and cheer. It was truely memorable.

I would say booking is a must as it is very busy with locals. Some of the larger dishes particularly the desert are announced by a huge cowbell and all the staff accompanying the desert.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Delicious selection of Bavarian dishes, and generous servings, at reasonable prices. Visited for dinner, booked via email to ensure we had a table.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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