Spatenhaus an der Oper
This famous beer hall is housed in a 14th-century building directly across from the National Theatre Munich. The restaurant is divided into two levels serving two different menus, with the top floor providing a more formal experience. The dining rooms are decorated with hand-painted wood paneling, large arched windows, and high ceilings hung with medieval-style chandeliers. Outside, shaded patio seating is available during the summer. Drawing from old Bavarian cookbooks, the menus include traditional dishes like Wiener schnitzel with roasted potatoes, and crisp Bavarian pork in a dark beer sauce. The classic apple strudel is a popular choice for dessert.
If you plan to dine upstairs, call ahead to request a window seat overlooking the National Theatre’s impressive Neoclassical façade.