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“Great food and atmosphere”
Review of Spatenhaus

Spatenhaus
Ranked #145 of 3,832 Restaurants in Munich
Price range: $11 - $38
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A traditional institution at Max-Joseph-Platz, in perfect harmony with the Bavarian National Theatre, Residence and Palais an der Oper. The Munich citizen goes to Spatenhaus with his family, and he invites his business partners to our restaurant, for special events. On the ground floor our restaurant leaves a down-to-earth impression, the four rooms on the top floor are more elegant. The restaurant stands for exclusive hospitality and exquisite traditional German cuisine. Old Bavarian dishes enrich the menu card on the ground floor. On the top floor the kitchen crew offers its guests a more differentiated menu, taking individual requirements into account. Exquisite fish cuisine, classic dishes of Bavarian and Austrian cuisine supplement each other, thus catering perfectly for all tastes. If the weather is dry, the terrace on the Residenzstrasse fills rapidly and is a truly wonderful location to experience typical Munich culture until late at night.
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Walked up at 8pm on a Saturday. Was immediately seated outside, where we wanted to sit. Server was prompt and friendly. Food was excellent. I lived in Bavaria for 5 years when I was younger. I can honestly say this food is on point. The people seated behind me weren't friendly, and didn't realize I spoke German. But the waiter overheard the, too. He made sure we were taken care of before the others.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Wolfram S, social media management at Spatenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2016

Dear Steve B, thank you very much for visiting AND for kindly recommending us on TripAdvisor. We also thank you for mentioning the professional and rather cool reaction of the waiter! Best wishes from our team at the Spatenhaus an der Oper in Munich

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

So we took some friends traveling from the States and sat inside, because there were no free tables outside. That would have been worth it, because at least you have wonderful views of the Opera. Instead we dined on so-so Bavarian food and then received a bill with 2 extra beers on the tab. I'd like to think that was carelessness and not an opportunity to take advantage of tourists. So, great place for having a drink out on the terrace, just make sure you check your bill.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank jamieats
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Wolfram S, social media management at Spatenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2016

Dear jamieats, thank you very much for your feedback. We are very sorry for your disapointment... unfortunately "so-so" does not realy help to explain. What does explain things is the outragious mistake made by a member of our team. Please be asured that our staff makes enough money to not have to take risks in ripping people off! We have send a personal message to your TA account - please check.
We are very sorry for the unprofessional work you had to experience!! Best wishes from our team at the Spatenhaus an der Oper in Munich

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Visiting Munich often, I decided to bring an American friend to this place as I was told it was typically Bavarian but the quality a notch higher than many of its more commercial peers. The food was decent but I was shocked when the waiter told me I could not use my eurozone debit card / Bancomat card. Like any other place, he should have simply stuck the card with the chip into the card reader and make me put in the digits. No way. He said they dont have it and simply proceeded swiping my bank card as if it was a credit card. Frustrated by the apparent lack of this entirely normal payment technology in one of Munich's most prominent restaurants in 2016, I proceeded to give the waiter a credit card. Now he was happy! He swiped the card, I signed and went to the toilet. When I came back, the waiter, who spoke with an eastern European or even turkish accent, came up to me and showed me the bill again, pointing his finger at the part of the bill where it says "Tip". I informed him that this is not the USA and tipping in Europe is optional. He insisted that I paid him a tip because perhaps its not normal where I am from but it is "entirely" normal in Germany to tip generously, especially because he was "on minimum wage". I could not believe my ears...I was so flabberghasted that I gave in without much discussion and gave him cash. At the time I thought it was crazy but even now looking back, I am still in shock. He was, of course, entirely wrong and tipping is NOT standard in Germany. It is always optional. Perhaps he thought we were Americans as we were using English and thought he could con us. In any case, I will NOT be going back there. One, because it is ridiculous bank cards cannot be used (which I still dont believe is true and is in fact, a lie as bank cards have much lower transaction costs than credit cards!) and two, because the waiter forced me to pay a tip - absolutely disgusting behaviour. The establishment really needs to vet their staff better. They are the worst of the worst.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Dinner here was lovely outside with a great view of the Opera House & perfect weather. The service was efficient & friendly, & the food was great too. Try the goulash, & the meat plate was good too.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank rchiotis
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Wolfram S, social media management at Spatenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Dear rchiotis, thank you very much for this kind recommendation on TripAdvisor! We are glad that you like what we do. Best wishes from our staff at the Spatenhaus an de Oper

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Our last dinner in Munich and my last beer. The service was a little spotty albeit friendly. The food was excellent especially the Schnitzel. The apple fritters are sublime.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank IowaRestlessTraveler
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Wolfram S, social media management at Spatenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Dear IowaRestlessTraveler, thank you very much for making us part of your "Big Six". Maybe we can welcome you back in town again some day - it will be our pleasure. Best wishes from our staff at the Spatenhaus an der Oper in Munich

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