Widely regarded as the best place to live in Germany, highly traditional Munich is developing a cosmopolitan cooking scene. Yes, you can still get plenty of Weisswurst, but the cutting edge has brought in Continental classics, Asian spices, and ethnic-oriented restaurants serving everything from fiery curries to pimped-out cheeseburgers.
Munich's eight best restaurants
1. Tegernseer Tal BräuhausTal 9, Munich
2. Restaurant Mark'sNeuturmstr. 1, München
3. Hans im GlückNymphenburger Str. 69, München
4. Marais SoirSchwanthalerstrasse 131, Munich
5. Rilano No.6Ottostraße 6, Munich
6. TantrisJohann-Fichte-Straße 7, München
7. Restaurant AtelierPromenadeplatz 2-6, Munich
8. Yum2TakeSebastiansplatz 8, München
This brewhouse merges traditional beer culture with authentically prepared regional cuisine, offering several different locally brewed beers, as well as a number of specialty cheeses and fish dishes.
Located inside the Mandarin Oriental Munich hotel, this Michelin star-rated resto plates a fusion of French and Asian cuisine in a classy atmosphere. There's also a pretty expansive wine cellar, with more than 300 vintages to choose from.
With multiple locations throughout Munich, this trendy resto serves up gourmet burgers that can range from beef and chicken to straight-up vegetarian.
This corner resto features a fully-stocked bar and serves a gourmet blend of French and Mediterranean cuisine. The blackboard menu changes daily, and the wine list features European varietals exclusively.
The high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and the rest of the lavish surroundings will have you feeling like a king, as will the modern European fare and extensive wine collection from regions all around the globe.
This seafood resto has retained at least a pair of Michelin stars since '74 thanks to an outstanding tasting menu and an impressive collection of vino in their cellar.
This restaurant is headed by a Michelin-star chef and restaurant manager, and serves internationally-influenced seasonal cuisine such as Skate wing and Guinea fowl.