Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt
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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
4.01/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Just to the west of the Gendarmenmarkt on the corner of Jägerstrasse and Charlottenstrasse you'll find Augustiner.
It's a polished-looking restaurant with plank wood flooring, dark wood paneling about three-quarters of the way to the ceiling topped by "vanilla"-white walls (and then again more paneling on the ceiling), simple tear-drop accented chandeliers (which are very popular now in Germany), dark wood chairs, and tables with natural and unfinished wood tops but dark legs. Old photographs and drawings adorn the walls above the paneling, and the colors of the Bayern flag lend color here and there.
The food is high quality, freshly prepared, and nicely presented. It is, of course, also fairly expensive. Here are some basic examples:
Kartoffelsuppe mit frischem Majoran und Wiener Würstel €8,50
Obazda mit Radi, dazu Bauernbrot €8,50
Nürnberger Würstchen, 6 Stück auf Fasskraut €11,00
Currywurst im Darm mit Pommes frites €11,00
Rindersaftgulasch mit Spätzle und Sauerrahm €18,00
The beer is, of course, of the highest quality as well, and follows price-wise but with a little bit of a break. There are three beers on tap, and two blends *, as follows:
Hell ,5L/€3,60 1L/€7,20
Edelstoff ,5L/€3,90 1L/€7,80
Dunkel ,5L/€3,90 1L/€7,80
*Schnitt ,3L/€3,00 (the only size)
*Radler ,5L/€3,60 1L/€7,20
Flaschenbiere is as follows:
Augustiner Weissbier ,5L/€3,90
Augustiner Pils ,33L/€3,50
Calausthaler alkoholfrei ,5L/€3,90
Erdinger alkoholfrei Weiss ,5L/€3,90
The service was friendlier than -most- of the places that I've visited in Berlin, with a little bit of humor thrown in, but still abrupt (as is to be expected). It's busy even wen they open, so make a reservation or get there early! Additionally, it's very touristy. My table was the only American one in the vicinity, and the only Germans we found were on vacation as well. Overall, however, I'd still have to recommend it if you're looking for a more upscale experience.
01-18-2014 20:13:58 | More by NeroFiddled
United Kingdom (England)
3.73/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Augustiner have chosen a huge corner plot for their Berlin outlet with Paulaner (Maximilians) and Lowenbrau both located close by for those that want a Bavarian Berlin beer hall crawl.
I've been in here three times now and although a bit expensive it is pleasantly done out and had a lot of money spent on it. My last visit was with a large party and we'd booked a table, we were escorted through to a back room via the kitchen: this smaller room was lovely, kitted out like a Bavarian Hut and the food fantastic, my Haxe done beautifully.
The beers have always been in good order and the service fine: what more do you need? Yes it is touristy, but tastefully done.
03-17-2013 08:49:40 | More by BlackHaddock
4/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
It was our last night in Berlin, before flying back to NYC via Zurich and after a drive back to the capital city from Dresden.
We dropped the car off and hopped on the subway to go to Augustiner Am Gendarmenmarkt. This square has got to be my favorite place in Berlin, if only because it is one of the very few spots that looks truly old (despite the restorations and reconstructions).
Augustiner is the oldest brewery in Munich and this is Berlin's branch, a traditional beer hall with a ton of wooden tables inside, boisterous ambiance and some choice tables outside on the street. There we sat, enjoying the nice weather and fine people watching. It was Berlin Fashion Week so the whole area was very animated, but not annoyingly so.
They have five taps and a cask available (although the cask had run out when I arrived late at night), plus two bottled beers. All of the beers are, obviously, Augustiner, and they are all alright but not terribly exciting. I tried the Augustiner Hell, Dunkel and Schmitt, and thew wife had a bottled Augustiner Weissbier.
Food is classic German, all the pork knuckle and potato salad and sausages you can imagine. We had the Bayern Obarda (cheese spread) and it was bigger and better than the one we had the night before in Dresden. Came with a perfectly-dressed salad of radish ("radichio") and Radi ("Bavarian white radish that looks like fennel).
Service was very good after an initial wait, and the place opens til 2am, which is a welcome rarity in Berlin and Germany. Prices are not bad, 3.90 euros for a 1/2 liter mug of beer and 7 euros for the cheese plate, but I've seen better.
Will come back! A lovely beer experience in Berlin.
08-06-2012 04:03:06 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
I have been twice in the past week. As you can guess from the name, they serve Augustiner beers and traditional Munich-style German food.
It was hopping both times. A lot of energy and people having a great time around amazing food and beer.
Service is prompt and bilingual (German or English if you prefer).
Seems like they try and always have something new on cask, which I love to see. The first time I was there, they tapped a wooden cask of Edelstoff, which was delicious. The 2nd time they had a wooden cask of Aventinus, which was equally great.
The food is excellent as well. Pork knuckle, many types of sausages, and sourkraut are all awesome. Meat and beer, what could be better?
I highly recommend dinner & beer here while you are in Berlin. I will definitely be going back before I leave.
02-19-2012 20:39:28 | More by FloppyDog
Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany
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