Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans

Blaue Gans

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kg-ny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 571-8880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Gutenbrunner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for passed receptions and dinners. Please contact Abigail Llido for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Abigail Llido, Abigail@wallse.com 2123522300x12
  • Special Events: Blaue Gans is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for full rental. Please contact Abigail Llido for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between West Broadway and Church Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 and A,C,E to Chambers Street or 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available on Duane Street. Private garage located just north of Church street on Trimble Place, off of Duane Street.
A word from Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans meaning "blue goose" is Chef Gutenbrunner's reproduction of an authentic Austrian "Wirtshaus" in his own Tribeca neighborhood. Blaue Gans serves seasonal authentic Austro-German dishes with wonderful beers and wines. The perfect neighborhood spot for friends and families.
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Blaue Gans reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)special occasion (5)romantic (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good and the service was agreeable and friendly, easy to get suggestions and explanations about wine and menu. Surprisingly the delivery of our meal was slow, compared to the tables around us, but since we were not in a hurry and the room was so attractive and comfortable, it was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different than last visit
    Greg
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Last visit was for Christmas Goose, it was quiet and food was great. This time is was excessively loud due to a group of over 20 seated at a group of tables that ran the length of the restuarant. I can't really blame the restuarant for accomandating a large group, I just should have left and found a quieter location. Both of our entrees were very salty, they were German dishes, but still way to salty. Service was outstanding. I'll go back, but will avoid when there is a big group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is ok
    UpperWestSiderVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I am not really into this type of food, heavy on the carbs. But ok for what it is. Good beer though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tommyboy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    great service, good food though smallish portions, wine list needs bottles starting well below the $42 level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice dinner
    Veme
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    took a friend out for typical Austrian/German food and she loved it:)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always great food and beer. Schnotzels are always great as are the wurst and Liptauer cheese. The special this evening was venison goulash which was excellent. Great bread and pretzels as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Nyc10029
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It's always a great place to eat! Best Austrian food around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    PapiVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everything was terrific from the food to the service. The interior of the restaurant was great also and added to the experience. Will come back again on another trip to New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blaue Gans Continues to Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I was invited to Blaue Gans for some friends' anniversary dinner. The food was terrific, the cocktails delicious, the staff helpful and very good at their jobs. So when it was time for my birthday later in the month, I invited folks to celebrate with me at Blaue Gans. They loved it, including a discerning German!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Austrian food!
    Mattysmom
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Schnitzel on the brunch menu was really good-served piping hot with a crispy breading and tender meat. Desserts were very good though expensive. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice beer list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Not so great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was absolutely delicious. Disappointing that our server was virtually no help is guiding us our first time at the restaurant. She may have been new, not sure, but she couldn't help us much at all with our questions. It was as if it was her first time seeing the menu as well. I'll say it again though, the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grüß Gott
    ucmy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Thank you and vielen Dank for a great evening. We will definetly recommand this place to our friends in Germany (and Austria of course). "I'll be back!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic Austrian food
    OTVIPVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    No nonsense good hearty Austrian food. I dine out 3-4 times a week and it was refreshing to be at a restaurant with good basic food, without any cutting edge fusions or other culinary trends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, unforgivable wine
    MTherese
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food quality and beer selection is great. No excuse for the cheapness if the wines. We got a $49 Cuvée that tasted like an $8 Zin. Threw off the whole meal and put judgement of restaurant in question. Why put that on the menu when there are so many exquisite and reasonably priced Austrian wines?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cenzo
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I rated the ambiance poor only because of the noise level, which was deafeningly uncomfortable. The crowd was raucous, but it was the loud music that was most annoying. I wonder if Opentable has a category for restaurants that are quiet or even have no music. I think those are rare and precious finds in NYC>
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love it!
    Gaby
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    in 2012 we were at this lovely restaurant on our sons recommendation. This year we came back and again, the food and wine was very tasty (Wiener Schnitzel and potato cucumber salade). The wine list has a wide selection of good wines. At most places in the US there's always too much on the plate. At the Blaue Gans it's just perfect! The lady who served us was very kind :-) we'll always come back to that lovely restaurant if we are in New York.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The highlight of our trip.
    pumpkin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We loved Blaue Gans. Staff was very friendly and attentive, lots of smilies, not over bearing. Drinks & food were very good. We loved the decor. Old museum art posters plastered all over the walls floor to ceiling. Ceiling fans provided a cool breeze. It looked & felt like a german beer hall from the 1930's. We had early dinner so not crowded and felt very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite in my neighborhood
    AW212VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of my favorites in TriBeCa. This restaurant never disappoints in food and service. I do miss the calves liver. Please bring that back!☺️
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite!
    EileenC
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    After enjoying Sabarsky's, we just had to stop by for a dinner at the Blaue Gans. What a pleasure: unpretentious but attentive service, wonderful food all thoughtfully presented, and a setting curiously quirky and elegant--a neighborhood hang-out and a destination restaurant. Our party of four--obviously from out-of-town--was treated as well as the locals, and we thought the food was marvelous. Our advice: go early and go often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great German/Austrian food
    DrewVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    can't beat it. The Wiener Schnitzel is killer good!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WarbVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went to the restaurant for dinner on Labor Day Monday. Haven't been to Blaue Gans in a while and either because it is totally passe or because it was the Monday of a Holiday weekend, it was almost completely empty except for 3 other tables. Of course it could also have been the fact that it was 90 F outside and at least the same temperature inside! I have no idea why there was no air conditioning on and the ceiling fans definitely did not do the trick. Austrian food not being light fare to begin with, did not make this any easier. I had the Schnitzel which is always good but my friend's pork roast came with a soggy dumpling and tough meat. Very disappointing and not enticing for me to go back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best schnitzel!!
    reh1166VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We come here a few times a year and Blaue Gans never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect spot for lunch & a beer
    tgindcVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After touring a bit around the memorial, my husband and I were ready for lunch and a beer. Lots of places in the area, but we wanted something good. So we used our trusty Open Tables app and found this neighborhood gem. Wonderful! He had the brought worst, I have the kase spaetzle (Spaetzle with cheese and onions) and both were excellent. Good selection of beer, with drafts available in various sizes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great German/Austrian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the few German/Austrian restaurants in New York, and a fine one at that. Close to the Wall St. area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A lovely, elegant but refreshingly low-key and unselfconscious brasserie-style restaurant with attentive service, excellent Viennese food and a gentle neighborhood vibe. Al fresco dining during warm weather, otherwise Avery appealing, European-style interior with walls plastered with art posters. A real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 633 reviews are from the Blaue Gans reviews archive.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had excellent service. We chose this restaurant for friends who were leaving Manhattan. They love Austrian/German food. Excellent food. I especially loved the mussels! The broth!!! Thanks for a special time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Quality
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food here was very forgettable. I had a tomato salad, which had a small amount of tomato and 2 slivered radishes. For $12 it was not worth ordering and quite bland tasting. The liver was tough and hard to chew. The schnitzel very average with little flavor. All in all I will NOT be returning ever.
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  • Terrific! Relaxing & great food!
    YummyNums
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Try the Salzburger Nockerl for dessert. But use a spoon to dive deep into the meringue and scrape up the lingonberry sauce on the bottom. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, high prices
    blackelectric
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I really wanted a white asparagus dish after being in Germany and Austria, so I ordered the Asparagus with pork schnitzel for $25. For that price, I should've gotten a larger schnitzel and at least 5 asparagus spears, instead, I got a small schnitzel and 2 spears. I probably should've ordered the $10 asparagus soup and ended it there. The service was fast and the atmosphere was lively, I got to have a delicious taste of Austria in NYC, but in the end, the schnitzels and sausages were probably more worth the price than the asparagus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    vera
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I was meeting there to discuss business with a co-worker and i was shocked that the TV was VERY loud for the Soccer World Cup. I wish they would have told me that they are hosting the games, I would have picked another place for my purpose
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • schnitzel!
    jabathehut
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful meal with friends. Had the gravlax and then the veal schnitzel, all delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Better
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Four of us went here partly because of a NY Times recommendation about the weiner schnitzel. Overall, it's a fun place and it's fine if you are in the neighborhood. But the schnitzel was disappointing -- it was nicely prepared but my piece was full of gristle and difficult to eat.
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  • Great for ambience, mixed for food
    Woad2014VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Blaue Gans is as authentic as a German restaurant gets in New York. Beer selection outstanding: *everything* is on draft, no bottles. Weissbier, or wheat-beer, came with a lemon quarter instead of a slice, but beer itself was as good as in Bavaria. We were there early so couldn't tell about the usual noise level, but the place itself is much like a good student restaurant in Munich or Berlin. The food didn't quite measure up to the beer (or the prices, which are *not* for students): beet salad was delicious, trout pastry good but over-chilled; pork cordon bleu--basically a breaded pork cutlet--very decent; "Kavalierspitz" (braised beef) soft, good flavor; "creamed" spinach runny, flavorless. Recommend for beer and atmosphere, less for food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaegerschnitzel? Nein Danke!
    LarryB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was disappointed in the Jaegerschnitzel: the too thin slice of pork seemed browned only on one side (the bottem was a gray, apparently unbreaded surface). The whole thing was smothered in an unappealing cheesey/creamy sauce. Other members of my party enjoyed their meals, so perhaps I ordered the wrong item.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Austrian Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Authentic and well-prepared German/Austrian cuisine. Relaxed, down-to-earth ambiance. Good value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Peasie
    fredsfaves
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Perfect Mother's Day outing with children. Very relaxing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blaue Gans a great find
    Sallisaysgothere
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Consider Blaue Gans, an Austrian gem, when looking for something different on the chic side yet casual at the same time. Great buzz. Owner/manager provides personal touch.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First class Austrian comfort food
    kaiserschmarrnVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is a favorite mid-week lunch spot -- it's generally not too busy in the middle of the day, and the food is consistently very good and reasonably priced (especially the prix-fixe menu). Love the selection of classic Viennese fare, coupled with Austrian beer and wine. Schnitzel is always prepared authentically -- and never heavy or greasy. Apricot palatschinken (crepes) were an outstanding dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blaue Gans a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    another of Kurt Gutenbrunner's gems -- and it's DOWNTOWN, too! The Mitteleuropa-ish cuisine is hard to find in the USA, but KG has several restaurants in NYC, all serving similar cuisine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    cooley
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    food was great, a little noisy.comfortable place...wiull go back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic