If you want to experience a Munich beer restaurant without the noise and tourist-overload found at the Hofbräuhaus—and with better food—try Spatenhaus, a well-known brewery restaurant with big windows overlooking the opera house. It serves Bavarian specialties such as veal sausages with potato salad and grilled calf’s liver with roast onions; the Bayerische Teller (Bavarian plate) comes loaded with various meats, including pork and sausages. And if you’ve had enough German food for the time being, there are a handful of well-prepared Italian dishes on the menu as well. Wash down your meal with the restaurant’s own beer, Spaten-Franziskaner-Bier. The first floor dining room is more casual than the room upstairs.