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“Fantastic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Auerbachs Keller Leipzig

Auerbachs Keller Leipzig
Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
+49 341 216100
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Ranked #28 of 573 Restaurants in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German, International, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Zentrum
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Why have dinner anywhere else? Eat at Auerbachs Keller for the history and fame alone.
The beautiful building, interesting decor is another reason to go- it is one of the most interesting restaurants I've ever been to.

There is a good atmosphere, it was very busy even on a weekday so definitely book if you are planning to go at the weekend. The menu has a lot of variety; some typical German dishes and some international dishes too. I was expecting the food to be substandard after reading other reviews but it was actually really nice. I was quite impressed. Ordered the market vegetable gratin and Mediterranean vegetables both of which I recommend. The dishes were on average 11 euros each- not too expensive for mains.

The service by waiters and waitresses wasn't great, my only criticism.

To get there go to the alley way sign posted Auerbachs Keller. It's right by the Goethe statute and Bach museum- you can't miss it. Inside the alley there's loads of fancy shops, and go down the stairs where there is a sign saying Auerbachs Keller Leipzig- that's the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very good food but the show by some of the waiteres about the story of the keller was just too long and boring

Visited April 2013
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Leipzig, Germany
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“A must when visiting Leipzig”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This restaurant was already visited by so many famous historical people and referred to in their works that it's simply a must to go there when being in Leipzig and around. The unique atmosphere, decorations based on Goethe's drama 'Faust' and its characters and events and excellent food - international as well as German - make you enjoy your stay. Be sure to try typically German food like dumplings called Klöße. Prices are not cheap, but OK for a place like this.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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“Rock solid German Regional Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The restaurant is steeped in History with Goethe having spend considerable time there and the references and memorabilia on Faust.
The cellar and its rooms are in immaculate condition. The service is slick and efficient, a well oiled Machine that copes with a couple of hundred of Tourists every day. Luckily they do not take the business for granted and deliver exceptional food with great service.
The food is not fine dining. It is solid German "Hausmanskost" traditional cooking and recipes that are well executed, taste good and most certainly fill your stomach.
Combined with the great atmosphere, this place makes it a must try on a visit to historical Leipzig.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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“Average Service At Best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Food was good, but service was average at best. Waitress never asked if I wanted desert and only offered me my check.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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