writing about augustiner brau munchen, a restaurant where Y, hubs and i defrosted after a 3 hour walking tour in sub-zero temperatures in berlin, is no doubt like writing about a visit to harley davidson cafe, or heartland brewery in nyc (which has nicely blossomed into a 7 location chain).
but you know what? we were suffering from minor frost bite; it was close by; it was open on the day after christmas; and most importantly, the food was actually quite good. they serve heaping plates of hearty bavarian food — perfect for first time visitors to germany. i’ve never really had classic german cuisine before, and this was a good place to gain a reference point.
Y and hubs got tall glasses of beer — augustiner is the oldest brewery in munich afterall, it’s been around since 1328. we ordered a few appetizers and then two really classic bavarian dishes: a beef schnitzel of some sort in an intense wine/onion reduction and a crispy pork knuckle with sauerkraut (yes, deadly! and how could it possibly taste bad?)
Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt
Tel: 030 20 45 40 20