I was in Munich for one night, wanted to have Bavarian cuisine, searched on Yelp, this place and a few others came up, decided to give this place a try since I was close by.
Service is great, the food is amazing, and the beer is really great. The price for the dinner was decent, but overall I would love to come back if I get the chance to stop by Munich again, good times.
Very cozy and friendly place in the heart of Munich. The beer selection is superb, of course, and I had some of the best little sausages with sauerkraut, mustard, and fresh horseradish I think I've had anywhere. For beer, we tried a few, but one of the nicest was "from the wooden barrel" -- I guess oaked or some such method. The menu is extensive -- all local foods, including some exotic options. For example, we tried the beef tongue in broth -- I wouldn't know how it compares since I've never had tongue this style, but it was very tasty and I'd consider it again!
The ambiance is very energetic, but it's fitting and really warming and enjoyable. I was with another American friend and we sat at a community table and met a lovely local couple with whom we toasted multiple drinks and had a fantastic conversation. All in all, a great evening.
We truly had a culinary adventure during our recent trip to Munich. We shared at each restaurant, which is a must since portions are HUGE everywhere. We also did this in hopes of fitting in more meals from as many places as possible.
Then we found this place. This place put the aforementioned goal out of mind. We just kept coming back here our last two days.
Firstly, the building is all dark wood and exposed brick with great, old wooden floors. In one room, a wood fire grill fills the air with fantastic aromas. It is a small restaurant with limited seating. It can also get warm when packed full. The ambiance cannot be beat.
Our first experience was our introduction to their wood-fire grilled Nuremburg style sausages (Rostbratwurste) that come in 6, 8, 10 or 12 pieces. These little guys are served on cast iron heart shaped plate (hence the restaurant name, I believe.) We were served by an older gentleman who spoke great English and was very lively. He guided us effortlessly through our order and we were able to grab both the weinkraut (wine sauerkraut) and the potato salad with our meat. I had a mass of the Hacker Pschorr Edelhell straight from the wooden barrel. Then a nice bit of true German schnapps to finish the meal.
Came for breakfast the next day for some delightful weisswurst and more Edelhell and more great service from a grand lady who even pointed out where I could buy the traditional sweet mustard that accompanies the Bavarian breakfast staple of weisswurst. She also helped me with some of my German.
We went back for dinner that night and two German couples offered to let us sit with them. Our last day of the trip will always sit fondly in my memories. Again, service was exemplary. One of the ladies at our table lost a very valuable ring. One of the other guests had found it in the restroom and turned it into the kitchen staff. They in turned gave it to the manager and all was well, the panicked lady at peace. I went to owner and explained that we had nothing but praise for her fine establishment and she explained that 90% of her clientele are regulars (keep in mind, this place is in Tourist Center, right on the Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz) and that staff and guest alike always come together to help each other out, in this case a missing ring.
If we come back to Munich, which I feel sure that we will, it will be hard to visit many other restaurants with this place nearby.
This place was recommended in Lonely Planet as an authentic German restaurant, but I think I was a little overwhelmed by the menu and did not know which meat dish to get. It was nice they had a menu in English though.
My boyfriend's sausages were delicious, and my pork snitzel (vienna style) was really good too. We both got tall beers to wash it down with, and it was nice to sit outside. But, as good as the meat was, I think we both found the potato salad to be the most impressive. Take away message? I may not be a huge fan of meaty meat meat German food.
The waitress didn't speak very much English and was a little abrupt with us. We didn't have to wait to get a seat though, despite the place being packed. All in all, an enjoyable experience.
Had dinner with James' friends. Good service, most guests are locals.
My German friend took me here so I could have an authentic "German breakfast" before I leave. He ordered white sausages and beer for us. This is a pretty local place as I was the only non-German in the restaurant. The service was good and friendly. The sausages were soft, tender, but not mushy, and with wonderful flavors. Accompanied by sweet mustard and pretzels, and you wash it all down with some beer...all by 12noon! This was an excellent meal - not too heavy and not too light - and I declare this to be the best breakfast ever!
This place serves a solid Bavarian lunch at a fair price. The 5th star is for serving your bratwurst on a cute little heart shaped platter! Every time I go here I snap a photo of my lunch, it's so cute! Then I get home and realize the experience is where it's at- wieners and brown plops of tatersalad don't photograph well on any plate!
Excellent Bavarian food for the price. I recommend the leberknoedel soup heartily
Many thanks to this great restaurant! Staff is very kindly, food is simple and delicious and the atmosphere is amazing! We are visit at the Bratwurstherzl many times and we come back at the summer 2013!
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