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Casual, excellent restaurant in Munich?

Family with two teenagers will be staying for one night near the Lehel stop in Altstadt. Any recommendations for a casual and nontouristy place within walking distance that has really excellent German food?

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In Munich German food ends up with a very Bavarian twist :-) But besides the big beer halls you could try below restaurants:

Xaver's, Rumfordstraße 35 (Modern Bavarian cuisine) https://xaver-s.de/
Wirtshaus Obacht, Schwindstraße 20 (Modern Bavarian cuisine) https://obacht-maxvorstadt.de/
Bodhi, Ligsalzstraße 23 (Vegan Bavarian cuisine) https://www.bodhivegan.de/
Wirtshaus in der Au, Lilienstraße 51 (Famous for their dumplings) https://wirtshausinderau.de/en/

More on the Fine Dining side:

Pfistermühle, Pfisterstraße 4 https://www.pfistermuehle.de/en/food-drinks/menu-recommendations
Halali, Schönfeldstr. 22 http://www.restaurant-halali.de/
Schwarzreiter, Maximilianstraße 17 https://www.schwarzreiter-muenchen.de/home-en/
Weinhaus Neuner, Herzogspitalstraße 8 https://weinhaus-neuner.de/

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I like the Wirtshaus in der Au! Just to add a few more names:

Seehaus im Englischen Garten
Schellingsalon, Maxvorstadt
Deutsche Eiche, Reichenbachstrasse (the first gay restaurant in Munich, but
welcomes everyone)
Der Dantler, Werinherstr., Obergiesing (for lunch; dinner is expensive)
Heimwerk, Müllerstrasse
Zunfthaus, Thalkirchener Strasse

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Schellingsalon oh boy :-) :-) Still remember my last visit some years ago. When I was much younger it was the place to go end of the month when almost no money left :-)
Very casual I would say .... but somehow great in its very own way.

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@Mignon

Nice! Thank you very much. However, I have never seen a celebrity there, not even the ghost of Franz Josef Strauß...

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And since the 'Deutsche Eiche' (gay restaurant in Munich) has been mentioned as well (which I think was a great idea - Thanks for that) maybe one wants to know more about it :-)

A visit at Deutsche Eiche

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I used to live not too far away from Lehel, near Isartor. Our favorite local restaurants were Zum Dürnbräu and Gasthaus Isarthor; both are low-key taverns with traditional Bavarian cuisine. We like the Käsespätzle and Wiener Schnitzel at Zum Dürnbräu a lot. Gasthaus Isarthor has an authentic local ambience, and it's one of the few places in Munich which still offers beer from aged wooden barrels.

My family now lives in the Au district, and our two favorites in this area are Wirsthaus in der Au (mentioned above) and Ayinger in der Au.

Just as a last note, don't be too turned off if the service is, let's say, brusque at these restaurants. I can't recall the exact wording right now, but there's a saying in Bavaria that the service doesn't need to be great if the food is. :-) Hope you have a wonderful time!

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A visit at Deutsche Eiche... "But most visitors come to enjoy quick and uncomplicated sex here."

Interesting statment. If a'm not mistaken, at least between, say, 4pm an 7pm a lot of visitors come to enjoy a quick dinner before attending a performance at the Gärtnerplatz Theater. My wife and I do this at least once a month and have always experienced the "Eiche" as a very normal inn and a place of tolerance between groups with different attitudes to life.

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@sla019

You are normaly eating your dinner at the ground floor like I do. The sauna club is in the basement. And yes the Eiche is a normal inn :-)

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We needed a restaurant that was open late (all the kitchens closed early at the Brauhauses) and we found ourselves at Tegernseer Tal (recommended by a server at Augustiner, as their kitchen closed at 9:00) for dinner near 10 PM. It was one of my husband's favorite meals of our trip.