This is one of those restaurants that you leave smiling and feeling like you’ve discovered something special—and you have. This airy spot in Haidhausen is Munich’s oldest French restaurant, or “brasserie de Paris,” as it refers to itself. It opened in 1983 and hasn’t lost any of its charm or culinary acumen. And you don’t have to pay a fortune here to enjoy a memorable meal with a glass or two of wine. The menu is wisely limited, but you will find something that suits your fancy, with fish, meat, and vegetarian options all available. If you want to share something special, start with the fruits de mer (seafood) platter, with oysters, langoustines, whelks, shrimp, and crab; the moules (mussels) mariniere de Normandy are also great, and so is the Breton boullabaisse. The meat dishes with various sauces are French classics cooked to perfection: roast breast of guinea fowl with Roquefort sauce; beef cheeks confit with a Madeira sauce; duck with currant sauce; medallions of veal with green pepper sauce; and mustard-and-herb crusted rack of lamb. All of these entrees are served with seasonal vegetables. The desserts, too, are French classics: A selection of cheeses, tarte tatin (apple tart), crème brulee, and warm chocolate cake with crème anglais are tops on my list. This is not a Michelin-starred restaurant, but you will savor every bite of your meal, the lively bistro atmosphere, and the friendly professionalism of the staff. All in all, highly recommended. Late at night this turns into a stylish spot to grab a late drink and small bite.
Rue des Halles
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Munich Hours Daily 6–11pm, cold dishes until 1am Transportation U-Bahn: Max-Weber-Platz Phone 089/485675 Prices Main courses 18€–24€; fixed-price menu 23€–52€ Cuisine Type French Web site Rue des Halles
MapSteinstrasse 18 Munich
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