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“Glacial pace of service plus forgettable food = torture”
Review of Tantris

Ranked #58 of 4,084 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $111 - $292
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: PASSION-Without passion, Tantris would not exist. Taking inspiration from his travels, the passionate gourmet Fritz Eichbauer commissions the building of his dream restaurant in Munich more than forty years ago. Tantris marks the beginning of a new culinary movement in Germany. PERFECTION- The term “Tantris” is derived from the Indian Buddhist culture and symbolises the search for perfection. And a visit to Tantris should be the epitome of perfection: From the seventies-era architecture to the Michelin two-starred cuisine right through to the international selection of wines and the friendly, professional service. ENJOYMENT-Right from day one, the emphasis at Tantris has been on enjoyment. For more than 20 years, the “master of simplicity” Hans Haas has put his unique signature on the cuisine at Tantris: Prepared naturally and simply with the emphasis on flavour. MAGIC-It is the atmosphere that conjures up magical moments. Once avant-garde and today enjoying cult status.
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We visited in May and have thought many times about how to fairly review our experience at Tantris. On our swing through the Netherlands and Germany we dined at Vinkeles and Bord'eau in Amsterdam and Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn in addition to Tantris. Tantris was the only disappointment. The pace of the tasting menu seems to be deliberately slow - I didn't get the sense that they were exceptionally busy or having a bad night, it just seemed like they were deliberately allowing about 30 minutes between courses. The meal just seemed to drag on forever, and even with pacing ourselves with finished our bottle of wine somewhere around the middle of the third course. We saw a couple seated before us who were enthusiastically greeted as old time friends by the host and wait staff. At one point they called their waiter over and told him to speed things up, making wrist over wrist motions. Expect to spend 3 to 4 hours consuming a 5 course tasting menu of occasionally delicious but not particularly inspiring food, possibly including a couple of serious misses (our dessert course was a real misfire). We would not go back even if someone else were paying for the meal.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Visited 2017-08-11.
I could not have imagined a better ending to my Munich trip than dinner at the 2 Michelin star Restaurant Tantris. Service was faultless and beautifully choreographed, not quite to the level of the former Five Hundred in Johannesburg, but still highly satisfying.

Every dish was perfectly executed, packed with flavour, and beautiful on the plate. My only criticism would be that too many dishes featured a foam of some kind. Favourites were the sea bass with smoked eel, venison saddle with chanterelles, and goat cheese with tomatoes.

We had a lovely conversation with the new sommelier, Nicolas Spanier. We talked about the champagne aperitif and the two wine pairings I chose, one for the main protein course, and one for dessert. All three are from small batch wineries and produced using biodynamic methods. Over half the wines at Tantris are biodynamic. After dinner we talked to maître d’ Boris Häbel about other sustainability efforts at Tantris, including their lovely red Tesla Model X. Soon our ride, a black Tesla Model S arrived, and we had to say good night, sad to leave, but thrilled with the experience.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Recommended by our hotel. Cabdriver knew the place and said it was fantastic. We thought the food was ok but it did not blow us away. 55E for a starter and some main courses up to 90E. Come on!!!!

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

If you eat here you get a complete experience. Good food with a good service. The food is classic and simple but when you taste it it's nothing but simple. You will experience an explosion of taste and some deep and pure flavours. This combined with a smooth and professional service gets you pretty close to perfection.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

I start from the end. The bill! If being a 2 stars Michelin allows you to put whatever price...then I agreee. But this restaurant is not, for my experience, a 2 stars Michelin, or maybe it is for the German standard but not internationally.
Positive: service, raw material and partially location
Negative: nothing special, no big creativity, wine list
It´s a shame, but keep away if you don´t want to spend money coming out unsatisfied

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1  Thank Milantropo
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