Paulaner am Dom
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
United Kingdom (England)
3.84/5 rDev -5.2%
This Hotel in Dom Platz opposite the Frankfurt Cathedral is a haven for Bavarian beer from Paulana, rather than the very poor local brewery's Binding and Henniger!
In summer weather an small covered but attractive beer garden, interior is smart and attractive traditional "stube" in wood, with four main rooms in the restaurant area - though one reserved for the hotel guests.
Three Paulana beers on tap at time of visit - Munich Hell, Dunkel and Weiss, the Hell and Weiss were excellent as to be expected. Very good service from the staff who served us -though we did visit three times, and had an evening meal each time - so they got to know us well, and made us very welcome.
Food menu was typical Munich Paulana restaurant, and reasonably priced, and whatever we had was excellent, large portions and well presented.
Cash and credit cards accepted.
This would be our favourite Frankfurt restaurant/bar , but mainly because of the Paulana beers and good food menu - though - as in all large cities, food is costly, but no more so here than other Frankfurt restaurants.
B'ham UK May 2013
06-10-2013 13:52:11 | More by JohnW
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
I stopped here after finding it on BA, a nice piece of Bavaria in Frankfurt, much appreciated find. Don't be put off by the pic on BA, this looks much nicer than a hotel bar. The picture does show what the whole building looks like so it probably helps people to find it.
Located next to the most beautiful church I've seen in Frankfurt, stunning is the only word to describe it.
The main draw is Bavarian food and Paulaner beer, a good cross-section of their beers on tap and some others in bottles.
I found the service to be friendly and the beers to be fresh, that's the only value I can add beyond the first 2 reviews. Recommended, especially if you're in town for more than 1 night and aren't planning to hit Munich or other destinations in Bavaria. If you only have 1 night you might want to hit up an apfel wine pub just for the experience.
11-02-2010 22:34:35 | More by TurdFurgison
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
The first review pretty well covers all aspects of the place, so I won't add much. What I will say is that the beer from Bavaria is much better than what I found to be available in Frankfurt. So this place is worth the effort to find (It is very close to the Dom [Cathedral], but for some reason it was challenging to locate).
Four different styles of Paulaner were offered on tap. I very much enjoyed the liter of Dunkel I was served - and the waitress was very friendly and efficient (and thankfully spoke English!).
Next time I pass through Frankfurt, I will return to Paulaner am Dom.
04-07-2008 00:07:46 | More by Idaho99
4/5 rDev -1.2%
I happened to be in Frankfurt the last week in November, 2005, during opening day for Paulaner am Dom. I visited the second day it was opened. It is located very near to the Cathedral (Dom St. Bartholomäus) in the Römerberg part of town and conveniently accessible by U-bahn or streetcar. It is located in the first floor of the same building as Hotel am Dom in Domplatz (Cathedral Square).
Inside everything was bright and shiny and new. The white pine tables, chairs, booths, and floors were not yet worn from use. The soft pastel yellow and tan paint on the walls was immaculately clean. Large windows look out onto Domplatz and the cathedral. As you enter, there is a room to your left, and a central room to your right with the serving counter on one side, and tables taking up most of the room in a slightly elevated area, as you proceed further to the right, there is a final, larger room for dining. Overall the place is shaped roughly like a long rectangle, with windows along one long side. Behind the cental "bar" in the middle room were many beer glasses and steins with barrels up above (presumably for dispensing). The serving area was adorned with brass fixtures. There was soft rock music playing.
The beer is all from Paulaner, of course, but it is not brewed on premises. Instead it is brought in from Munich. During my visit they were offering Hell, Dunkle, Hefeweizen, and a Radler, as well as an alcohol free beer. The beers were fresh and good.
The food menu had the requisite Bavarian specialties as well as some typical Frankfurt and regional dishes: Blaue Zipfel, Weisswurst, Bratwurst, etc. The food was good and filling, if not spectacular. Note well: they only accept cash here, no credit cards (though this may have been temporary due to their recent opening). The service was curteous and efficient, though not overly friendly. The woman who served me appeared to be the manager (?), and she spoke English well.
I heard that they will stay open at night "until they close", meaning that they won't close if there are sufficient customers remaining, but my guess is that most nights they might close between 11 PM and midnight, but who knows? That part of town gets quiet late at night, but there is at least one other bar around the corner that remains open until 6 AM (or later) nightly. This Paulaner am Dom is definitely a welcome addition to the neighborhood, in my opinion.
You can find some of my photos of this place here:
and photos 147-154 in that album.
Most recent visit: 2005-10-03
02-08-2005 04:36:13 | More by UncleJimbo
Paulaner am Dom in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.