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Dinner in Munich

Does anyone have a favorite place they liked to eat in Munich for dinner? I know we will be going to Holbrauhaus one night, but for the other night we will need to find a place to eat? Has anyone been to the Ratskellar ( I read about it) and if so did they like it?

Thanks for your suggestions?

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The Ratskellar is very good and the atmosphere is pleasantly "authentic" as some like to say though, like the Hofbrauhaus, it can be a little noisy.
If you will be in the neighborhood of the Hauptbahnhof, the restaurant in the Eden Wolff Hotel is very good and so is the restaurant in the LeMeridien Hotel. Both have a very good menu and a quiet atmosphere.

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I haven't been to any of the other places mentioned here, except Hofbräuhaus, but unless you are far from Marienplatz, go to the Ratskeller. None of the others are such a Munich tradition. I've eaten there twice and enjoyed it both times.

Augustiner is also VERY traditional. On the pedestrian mall, near Stachus. On my first visit to Munich, that is where a business associate proudly took me to show off his culture.

If you don't mind spending a little money, Spatenhaus an der Oper (at the opera, across the street from the Residenz) is Ausgezeichnet.

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I always stop for at least one meal at Opatija Restaurant. They have two locations in Munich, but the one I always use is the one closest to the Hofbrauhaus. I've always found both the food and service to be great. One point to mention - the portions are typically large. I've found that if they offer a regular size and a smaller size of a particular item, the smaller one is usually the one I should order.

I've also dined at the Augustiner in Marienplatz and the food was good, but more traditional. As I recall, that's where I had some really nice wheat beer. They also have several locations in the city.

I've walked by the Ratskellar numerous times, but don't remember if I've ever dined there so can't offer any comments.

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The food's pretty good at the before-mentioned Spatenhaus, but I didn't find it particularly expensive.

Of the cities Biergartens, which are good options for dinner, I think the food and atmosphere is the best at the Augustienergarten, but the location isn't great. The two Biergartens in the Englischergarten have pretty good food, but better locations.

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I'd recommend the Seehaus beer garden. It is located directly at the Kleinhesseloher See in Munich's Englischer Garten in the heart of the city. We really liked the food and the atmosphere can't be beat (right next to the lake). Give it a try, it's likely you will not be disappointed.

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We ate at the Ratskellar one night. I did enjoy both the atmosphere and dinner but it wasn't my favorite meal we had in Germany. It was very authentic though. We must have been there pretty early because it was rather on the quiet side, but that was fine with me because there was a lot of hustle and bustle going on in the streets that day.

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It is not hard to get a good meal in Munich; we have had several. We liked the Augustiner near Stachus that Lee mentioned and Augustiner am Dom. Augustiner is my favorite Bier. We also really liked Paulaner Im Tal, where I had fish (I think Zander = Walleye). They post the menus outside restaurants; see if there is something that strikes your fancy.

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Ann: I can wholeheartedly recommend the Andechser am Dom restaurant ; which, is located just off the Marienplatz in the center of town next to the Frauenkirche. Their food is excellent and the beer is from the Andechs Monastery outside of Munich--a great treat if you are unable to visit the monastery in person. We went twice during a six-day stay last fall during Oktoberfest. The restaurant appeared to be a favorite of the locals as we saw very few, if any, tourists. One evening we shared a table with a local German couple and on our last evening in Munich, we shared a table with a group of businessmen from Sweden. It is a highly rated restaurant (check it out on Trip Advisor restaurant ratings) and it was not expensive. The beer was fantastic!!! I recommend making reservations but the staff will do their best to get you seated in short order without reservations. If the weather is nice, you can sit outside in the courtyard.

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I want to thank all of you for all your wonderful suggestions, which I will put in my small journal that I plan to take with me. This will help when I find my self in Munich and be able to know where we can eat. Looking forward to trying the beer and food!