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Posted by YUM! on 05/17/2007
Tried the place yesterday and after reading these reviews I was a little concerned. The place was quite busy but nothing less then the atmosphere you'd get in Salzburg or Vienna. Food was very good, Softshell Crabs and White Asparagus were delicious! (Where do they get Softshells in Austria?) Winelist was awesome too, nice stuff you wouldn't find anywhere else in the city (for that price) It was quite busy so I can understand that they tried to move us along. Beside the tasty strudel for dessert and the souffle really finished a delicious meal of. $110 plus tip. for 2ppl 3 courses + Btl. Zierfandler... I CAN ONLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
Posted by Huh? on 05/07/2007
Was excited to go for the first time today and really enjoyed the food but the lack of competence, service, and grace is egregious and unforgivable. Do yourself a favor and skip this place, Tribeca is bursting with much better fare and eateries.
Posted by dl on 04/14/2007
I ate at Blaue Gans for the first time. I had the pork sausage and enjoyed the horseradish with mustard. The kraut was okay and the sausage was quite filling. I also had the beef goulash with herbed spaetzle. It came out piping hot and the spaetzle offset the saltiness of the beef goulash very well. The souffle with huckleberries was light and the taste was not overwhelmingly sweet nor was it overly heavy. The staff was a little slow on the uptake but I came in for an early dinner so perhaps they were just getting set up for the evening. Overall, friendly, solid food, nice vibe.
Posted by Kim & Rick on 01/27/2007
As soon as we walked in from the cold last night, we knew we had found a gem. Having never eaten here before, we really did not know what to expect. Kim, Brett, Michelle, and I settled in by the bar for a few drinks before we sat down for dinner. It was a nice touch to have some snacks at the bar to go along with our drinks. The selection of beer on tap is excellent, and I think I may have tried them all!!! Once we were seated for dinner, we let our server decide what we would be eating tonight, and she was right on. The food was amazing!! I think we ordered almost everything she told us about. Everyone agreed the food and service were outstanding. We cannot wait to come back. If you have never eaten here before, GO!, and put yourself in the hands of your server, and sit back and enjoy a great meal. You will be back also....
Posted by Lala on 11/11/2006
I LOVE the atmosphere here, and the food reminds me of warming up in the cold winters in Prague, Austria and Germany. Wide open ceilings and lots of light and warmth make it feel like a old Viennese brasserie or cafe, with an NYC twist. You can get a quick lesson or refresher on modern art just by kicking back and reading the posters around the space. Went for dinner the other (cold) night and had the venison goulash and the cabbage salad with walnuts and apples. Both were awesome with some tang, sweetness, substance but not too heavy. My boyfriend had the veal kidneys special. I was skeptical, but it was actually really good, kind of mushroomy and the sauce was creamy and mmm... They serve fresh brown bread like pillows and a cheese spread with fresh radishes, and we tried a Hungarian white wine I haven't seen anywhere else that was tart and bright and just right. The service was attentive and the dessert - we tried this sort of souffle with berry compote that was hilarious to look at- like a big mountain peak or something- and so so good. I really like this place. It makes me feel like I'm in my own European neighborhood.
Posted by repomannyc on 09/27/2006
After dining at the fantastic Wallse I thought I would give this a try as it's a relatively short walk from my office the financial district. Service was not pretentious at all - actually very friendly and took the time to translate things on the menu for those of us that didn't speak German. Everyone in my party loved the cool decor (various art posters on the walls and bistro feel). I had the schnitzel sandwhich which was pretty good... but the plum tart desert was AWESOME. For those looking to get into the vibe without paying over $20? Go for lunch - we enjoyed it.
Posted by Victoise on 08/31/2006
Well no, it's not the food you get in Germany. We'd been trying to get down to this unappetizing hood for ages and were pleasantly surprised to find such a pretty place to spend time in. The beginning of the evening was great, super beer, fantastic bartendress. But with the first sip of consomme we realized we'd better lower our expectations. Even the much-maligned Heidelberg has superior liver dumpling consomme compared to this version (stock stock stock). I won't go into a blow-by-blow critique of the schnitzels, beef, cabbage salad. Suffice it to say I make it as good at home, usually better. Not heavy food? Tell your stomach that 30 min later. As previously stated here, the dishes do not warrant the $22 price tag. $9 for a small portion of asparagas? Doch, it's a fun place and we'll go back but only for a beer and a sausage. (if you really want a bargain on beer and real European food, Czech, head out to Praha in Queens)