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“Very nice traditional place, OK food, service a bit slow”

Alte Kuch'n / Im Keller
Ranked #27 of 1,134 Restaurants in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
Maniago, Friuli, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Very nice traditional place, OK food, service a bit slow”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

First of all, I'm speaking for the upstairs restaurant: there is another, which looks very different, downstairs, so I can't say for that. The one we ate in is a traditional small and informal restaurant: very enjoyable.

We went to this place while looking for a gluten free place to eat: I tried the downstairs restaurant but it was fully booked, while the upstairs one accepted our booking. When we arrived for dinner there actually wasn't any space, so we either had to wait for a table to free or eat at the counter: we went for the counter, since it was a fun and still comfortable place to eat... it was the right choice, as the table took forever to become free. The place is a bit cramped, but our dog (Belgian shepherd) was nevertheless accepted, which was a big plus for us.

Since one of us is on a gluten free diet, we asked if there was something to eat... there actually was enough choice. Luckily, the menu was in English as well as in German. We hade a salad and smoked salmon as starter: they were excellent. One of the main courses (grilled mix) was really awesome, while the other (cow fillet) seemed more like boiled rather than grilled so wasn't that great. All in all, I'd say the traditional food served here is good... maybe the fillet was just bad luck.

The service is good enough to eat, even though there are some glitches. Besides the inconvenience with the table, you don't have to be in a hurry as food is served quite slowly when there are people. It's often difficult to call the waiter if you need another beer (that is, you have to make big gestures sometime to be seen). The girl who server us was however kind.

Pricing was quite reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I visited with a friend in the holidays between Christmas and the New Year. We just came across the restaurant, located on a small street slightly outside the city center, and it had very reasonable prices compared to all the other menus we'd looked at. We decided to give it a shot, and were pleasantly surprised. The interior is very traditional and makes for a great atmosphere. The staff was friendly and service was good. We got the traditional Nürnberger sausages, which were great. Paid about 7-8€ per plate, which was less than we would have paid at the other restaurants in the area. It was a fairly modest sized meal (could've gone for dessert after, or gotten an appetizer before) but it was good food. I would definitely recommend eating here!

  • Visited December 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Disappointment. Rude staff.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Having been here 20 years ago, we wanted our children to sample the delights of this place. I went in to try to book a table but was told they don't reserve in the evening and just to come along. Which we did. Guess what? Tables all reserved. When I explained what had happened, the very rude waitress just shrugged her shoulders. I'm sure the food is good, but the staff need to learn some manners!! In the end we went to "die Elche" for excellent Schnitzel, and friendly staff.

Visited December 2013
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“Good old fashioned German eatery”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This restaurant has been here donkey's years, & is mainly used by locals - tourists may be put off by its Germanic menu, but it is worth taking the plunge. The service is friendly, the food very good, & it has a great atmosphere. A real welcoming place if you get through the door!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Great traditional place to eat”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were in Nuremberg for the Christmas Market and finding somewhere tradional in the Old Town is not easy as even mid week most places are full. This place is a real find just a few minutes from the main square in the Old Town. Very good choice on the menu and really large portions. Huge salad starter which was a meal in itself. That was after a freebie of bread and dripping. Not everyones favourite but suprisingly good. Very tasty main course and tons of it, so much so a desert was totally out of the question!
Very friendly service and very reasonable prices.
If you can, book a table beforehand and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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