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“Very Relaxed Fine Dining”

walter und Benjamin
Ranked #2,010 of 3,793 Restaurants in Munich
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 11, 2012

If Books Do Furnish A Room, Wine Bottles Do Furnish A Restaurant.
Walter and Benjamin is a wine store and restaurant. Evenings are usually full, reservations impossible unless you're a friend of the family. Food is usually excellent (there are exceptions when reserve chefs try their best if someone is ill or on holiday).

And then there is the delightful occasion when a guest chef appears. Last night was one, when a star chef guest cooked for the week, so you know the place is well connected to the culinary scene. The sommelier, Christophe, is among the best in town (as well as charming).
The pheasant in grape sauce was a grand starter, as was the seared salmon, but the triumph of the evening was a deer fillet in red beets, prunes and port sauce paired with a Chateau neuf du Pape. Simply superb, it relegated a wonderful wild boar with sauerkraut and chorizo to the shadows.

Although service is relaxed and friendly, it is also impeccable - like eating at home with staff on hand, and having a superb wine cellar to boot.
There are not many tables so get there either early (18:00 - 19:00) or late.

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

So many places to choose, but if you want to escape the wonders of the local beer - let the staff guide you through their wines by the glass or choose one of the fantastic wines they offer by the bottle. I travel the world to eat, and you can really match wine to their wonderful food here. And even better, i operates as a wine shop and you can buy to take home with you. A really great experience. World class.

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Reviewed January 20, 2011

We stumbled across this place last night and popped in at about 9.30. It's a great idea - take a vast selection of quality wine at usual retail prices, add in 10 Euros to cover corkage and away you go.

We enjoyed 2 fabulous bottles of Mosel Riseling and given that Munich isn't a cheap place to eat and drink I'd highly recommend this.

And the staff were fantastic too.

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Reviewed July 19, 2008

A huge selection of wine and some small dishes

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Reviewed May 23, 2008

Very nice little win shop with restaurant. It's just too bad that you can't make reservations

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