Great restaurants in Munich are plentiful, so you’ll never run out of choices for wining, dining, and partying. After all, the city is one of the best places in Germany to enjoy local cuisine and international fare from regions all over the world.

    If you’re looking for something fancier than usual, several chic Munich restaurants offer delightful dining experiences and culinary adventures. Many of these come with pricey menus, so be prepared to spend. The restaurants in this list are definitely not for those counting pennies, but they are truly worth the treat.

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    Tantris

    Elevating traditional dishes to the level of modernist haute cuisine

    Tantris merges art and food together to create innovative dishes that transform classic dishes into modern gastronomic marvels. Its expert sommelier further elevates the dining experience with exquisite wine pairings. 

    Tantris offers a 4- or 6-course menu for lunch and a 6- or 8-course menu for dinner. The main menus come with the freshest seafood and premium meat dishes, but they also have a vegetarian menu. Since they incorporate seasonal ingredients in their dishes, the menus change constantly.

    Location: Johann-Fichte-Straße 7, 80805 Munich, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)89 3619590

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    1804 Hirschau

    Elevates farm-to-table experience into fine-dining pleasure

    1804 Hirschau integrates farm-to-table experience into a fine-dining setting, resulting in a fresh concept for haute cuisine. Besides sourcing market-fresh and seasonal ingredients from farms within the region, the restaurant grows its own herbs, vegetables, and fruits. It even has its own Hirschau plot in Munich’s Englischer Garten.

    What you get is exquisite food with freshness and quality. Each plate at 1804 Hirschau is served with a beautiful aesthetic, while a well-curated wine list and stylish modern interiors complement the restaurant’s fine-dining ambience.

    Location: Gyßlingstraße 15, 80805 Munich, Germany

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 6 pm to 11 pm (closed Sundays to Tuesdays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 36090490

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    Pageou

    Turkish-inspired cuisine in an elegant setting

    Pageou is a great place to enjoy elevated Turkey cuisine in Munich. Michelin-starred Chef Ali draws culinary inspiration from his Turkish roots to create exciting dishes. He presents his dishes beautifully, so they look as good as they taste.

    When dining at Pageou, you’re always in for a surprise. Aside from the visually appetising food, the flavours are surprisingly diverse. While there are a lot of Turkish-inspired dishes, you can also enjoy plates with touches of French, Mediterranean, and Asian influences.

    Location: Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 10, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6 pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 24231310

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    The Grill im Künstlerhaus

    Taking BBQ and seafood to another level

    The Grill im Künstlerhaus is an upscale restaurant serving classy BBQ and seafood dishes. It’s the place to go in Munich for premium steaks and other meaty, grilled favourites. A variety of homemade sauces and side dishes complete your meal.

    The restaurant exudes a sophisticated ambience, with knowledgeable staff providing excellent service. It’s a great place for romantic dates and special celebrations in Munich.

    Location: Lenbachpl. 8, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 6 pm to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 6 pm to 1 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 45205950

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    Pescheria

    Fresh takes on Mediterranean seafood dishes

    Pescheria is a rustic restaurant just west of Munich’s iconic Sendlinger Tor and Asamkirche. It’s known for its Mediterranean-style seafood dishes, especially fresh oysters and grilled fish. A modest wine selection complements the food menu.

    Upon arrival, an open display case welcomes you and gives you a preview of how fresh your meal would be. You can choose from a wide selection of fish and shellfish, which are then prepared on a lava grill. Pescheria has a semi-open kitchen showcasing its chefs at work.

    Location: Pettenkoferstraße 1, 80336 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 3 pm and from 5 pm to 1 am, Saturday–Sunday from noon to 1 am

    Phone: +49 (0)89 24214027

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    Koi Restaurant

    Innovative Japanese cuisine in Munich

    Koi Restaurant specialises in modern Japanese fusion cuisine. It’s one of the best places in Munich for sushi, sashimi, and dry-aged wagyu. The restaurant's Japanese chef grills and prepares a wide range of tsumami (small plates) right in front of you.

    The diverse menu includes bento boxes, savoury noodles, or Japanese-style steaks. Many of Koi Restaurant’s hot dishes are cooked on an open charcoal grill, resulting in a smoky flavour. This upscale restaurant has a terrace overlooking Wittelsbacherplatz, one of Munich’s busiest plazas.

    Location: Wittelsbacherpl. 1, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 3 pm and from 6 pm to midnight, Saturday from 6 pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 89081926

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    Theresa Grill

    An inconspicuous place with remarkably delectable steaks

    Theresa Grill may be hidden behind an inconspicuous brick building in Munich, but it draws much attention with its vast selection of dry-aged steaks. Select cuts of beef, pork, and lamb are dry-aged right in front of the restaurant. Once matured, they are cooked on an open grill over fragrant beech wood.

    Theresa Grill also offers fresh catches of the day, so you won’t need to limit yourself to just meat dishes. There are plenty of side dishes, drinks and desserts to complement your meal.

    Location: Theresienstraße 29, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6 pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 28803301

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    Restaurant & Weinhandel Broeding

    An interesting mix of European cuisine and Austrian wine

    Restaurant & Weinhandel Broeding is an interesting restaurant in Schulstrasse, about 3.5 km northwest of Old Town Munich. Locals rave about its extensive menu, which changes daily. As a result, there’s always something new to try every time you visit this place.

    Meals are offered in 4-, 5-, or 6-course dinner options. If you choose the 4-course menu, you can request another course or 2 once you've finished. Ask for suggestions on wine pairings to enjoy with every dish. Its wine list focuses on Austrian labels you might not find elsewhere in Munich. 

    Location: Schulstraße 9, 80634 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5.30 pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 164238

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    Birreria e Trattoria Seerose

    Homemade Italian meals in fine-dining style

    Birreria e Trattoria Seerose shows that fine dining doesn’t always mean fancy culinary creations. It elevates the quality of traditional Italian food and presents homemade dishes. But it’s more than just eating everyday food in a posh place.

    If you love Italian food, you’ll love the familiar taste of homemade pasta and rich stews at Birreria e Trattoria Seerose. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine and/or its signature tiramisu.

    Location: Feilitzschstraße 32, 80802 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 4 pm and from 5 pm to midnight, Saturday–Sunday from noon to midnight

    Phone: +49 (0)89 461331420

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    Spatenhaus an der Oper

    Casual spot for Bavarian dishes and house-brewed beer

    Spatenhaus an der Oper is a casual restaurant popular with locals looking to spend time with family and friends. While the vibe is generally lively and fun, it has a formal dining room for those who want a bit of privacy.

    Spatenhaus an der Oper serves a wide range of traditional Bavarian dishes, including tender ox cheek, calf’s liver, fresh char, and braised meat. Its pumpkin soup is a crowd favourite. The restaurant also brews its own beers, which are served straight from wooden barrels.

    Location: Residenzstraße 12, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Daily from 11.30 am to 12.30 am

    Phone: +49 (0)89 2907060

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    Geri Mileva | Contributing Writer

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