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Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans
  • Address:
    139 Duane Street
    New York, NY 10013
    TriBeCa - Downtown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary European
    Price: $30 and under

Blaue Gans Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kg-ny.com
  • Email: contact@wallse.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: Contemporary European, German, Austrian
  • 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 Krissy Quinn for further details, (212) 240.9557 x 10 or krissy@wallse.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Krissy Wett (212) 240-9557
  • Entertainment: Celebrate with the family this Thanksgiving at Blaue Gans. Our three-course pre-fixed menu is $45 per person, kids 12 and under only $25.00 (not including tax and gratuity). Make your reservation today! Call 212.571.8880 or visit www.kg-ny.com for more information and to view the menu.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Blaue Gans is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for full rental. Please contact Megan Daniele for further details, (212) 240.9557 x 13 or megan@wallse.com

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Fun atmosphere! My husband and I had dinner at the Bluae Gans with our college aged son and his friend. They enjoyed the atmosphere and food as much as we did. Will go back - it was awesome. Great service too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. Accessible and consistently good food - have never had a bad meal here or lackluster service in the many years that I've been going. It's my go-to place for just a festive occasion with friends. Especially out of towners who are looking for a dining experience beyond Italian cuisine. Or for just a nice meal with family. The desserts are to die for..."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I like a lively, casual spot where you don't have to worry about attitude, and the food is superb. Die Blaue Gans is such a place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We get the same great food, and same great service every time. This time we had a couple of small requests to the kitchen which were accomidated immediately and graciously. THANK YOU!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Walter and the son of Kurt where really very nice! We had a Great evening! Food was very good! Beeing a Hotelier my Self ( in Tegernsee/Germany ) i know what I am talking about! Walter is a Full blooded Gastgeber allways on the Run to satisfy his guests! We will Return!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My friends and I had a very pleasurable dining experience last Saturday nite. The food was outstanding as was the service and the bar selections. We will be going back regularly. I offer one item of note - it is loud - not in the sense of too many persons jammed to close - the layout is such that one not worry as there is plenty of elbow room. It is a byproduct the architectural design - high ceilings/hard walls. If you are going with a group it's going to be difficult to converse among persons other than those close to you. That said, it's definitely a keeper."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious and, when we spoke to the wonderful young German-American hostess about not being able to try Chef Gutenbrunner's Café Sabarsky, she was kind enough to call over to the café and make reservations for us a few hours later so that we could try desserts and coffee there. It was wonderful! We WILL go back when we have the chance, and we look forward to trying The Upholstery Store and Wallsé, the chef's other restaurants in NYC."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My guests specifically wanted a "German" venue, and I wanted somewhere close to their downtown hotel. This spot met both needs admirably."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I met someone on a recent flight who told me that she had the most wonderful brunch at Blaue Gans after the Easter parade in NY last year. I looked up the menu on line and decided to make sure that I made it there with my husband on a trip we were planning to NY city. We ended up meeting a friend of mine who lives in Manhattan for brunch on a recent Sunday. The atmosphere felt very European, clean but kind of funky with lots of eye candy in the form of European art and performance posters perfectly arrayed on the walls. Our service was prompt and very professional and there was an air of ease and happiness in the space that made it very pleasant. Our food was very fresh and good and the drinks were wonderful. I would go again for sure!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our dinner. The meal exceeded expectations, and the choices were so attractive we want to go back to try other dishes. Very nice Austrian wine selection, excellent beers. The charcuterie platter was excellent and plentiful, chestnut soup and calf's liver most enjoyable. Good service and friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Having been to Austria this is an authentic slice of it in NYC."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I have been coming to the Blaue Gans regularly ever since it opened, I celebrated with my family, brought visitors from out of town, hosted client dinners, etc. But this weekend was an altogether different and not so great experience. Sneakily the sommelier tried to turn our order of a bottle of wine into a tasting event, without ever telling us that this is 12 dollars a glass. He offered to taste saying that they had an event ealier, that there where bottles open, It sounded like a treat, only to find 48 dollard added to our tab (on top of the bottle we had initially ordered). Food wasn`t up to standard either. Veal Schnitzel was veiny, hard to cut, too thick. No pickles on the charcuterie....pasty kaiserschmarrn....I am disapointed!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "There were 6 of us for lunch and we were treated really well by the waiter. The food was good but the portion sizes were on the small side. Most of us drank cocktails and they were also very good but not great. All in all, it was an excellent restaurant for a lunchtime gathering."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as we followed our server's recommendations. His suggestion for a paired wine was also excellent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "And spätzle, lots and lots of spätzle. Blaue Gans is something from another world - the movie poster wall treatments in the dining room, the high curved ceilings, the slight accents on the staff - dinner here transports you. We thoroughly enjoyed their selection of German and Austrian wines, the staff was knowledgable and informative, and dinner was greatly affordable. I did overeat. But I loved every minute of it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Really good menu. My dining companions and I shared the entrees. The schnitzel was really well made and was extremely tasty; the speatzle with emmenthaler cheese was excellent and the weisswurst with pretzel and delicious mustard was also excellent. We had the pancakes with berries, pineapple and maple syrup for dessert. Wonderful. The service was attentive. The walls of the restaurant are covered with posters for art shows, plays, books, etc. You should go."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I always feel like I am off the beaten track in Vienna when I come here."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Overall a nice place, just a bit off the beaten path if you're not already downtown. I would eat there again."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at Blaue Gans where the emphasis Is on authentic Austrian food and drink. The entrees were Uniformly delicious, the wine list small but well chosen, And the dessert we shared memorable. Our server was solicitous without being overly familiar, in the European style, which I prefer. The only downside is the lighting/wish it were a tad cozier. That being said, I'd go back tomorrow! Also, slightly pricey-but It is Manhattan"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and well prepared. Service was excellent in spite of the busy night with only one waiter for the entire place on New Years eve. The chef was also there to greet the guests and shake everyone's hand towards the end of the evening. I had a great time and will definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There aren't many authentic Austrian/German restaurants in the U.S. anywhere. You will have found one in Blaue Gans. Take it from a very demanding German. This place comes as close to Austria- Germany as one can get here in the Good Ol' Us of A."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My sister and seven-year-old niece were in town and we had an early dinner (6 pm) at Blaue Gans. The hostess and servers were delightfully welcoming and attentive, the room was warm and comforting on a very cold night, and the food was delicious (I could eat the Jager Schnitzel every day, and my sister's Wiener Schnitzel looked fantastic). My notoriously picky niece ate up her "kinderschnitzel" and ice cream and enjoyed the company of the (very tolerant) hostess when she wanted to go look at the snow through the front window. I will be back -- I want to try the whole menu!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We had dinner before the New Year festivities started at 10pm. The restaurant was decorated nicely and the wait staff had such a great attitude. The food came out quickly, the martini was iced on top just the way I like it and the food was hot and very good. Great job to all that work at the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We chose Blaue Gans for our Christmas Day dinner in the city because they offered goose as a holiday special. Unfortunatly, the goose was a disappointmnt. The meat was tough and appeared to have been carved with a weed-wacker. I have had goose before, much better than this. That said, the rest of the meal was lovely, including the best red caabbage I've ever had."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The entrees were overcooked. And the dessert souffle, Salzburger Nockerl, was runny, A tell-tale sign that it was nowhere near cooked .No one from the restaurant seemed to care. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We - family of 4, including 2 teenagers - had Christmas dinner here yesterday. Fantastic food, beautifully served, great ambience. The kitchen accommodated our newly-vegetarian daughter who couldn't eat any of the fixed menu. A great experience and we'll go again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The restaurant is much better now that Walter, who ran Danube for years, is working as maitre'd."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This is a great place for gourmet Austrian/German cuisine. The beer selection is good too."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "This is a neighborhood restaurant for us, we've been here often, and the food is consistently excellent. It can get noisy, if the big center table is full, but not insanely so. Last Sunday night it was very quiet, and we sat and talked for 4 hours. I often get the schnitzel, though I've had the goulash and other dishes too, and they are of a consistently high standard. And I strongly recommend the apple strudel, which is perfect! Service can be spotty, but last night was very good. It's pricey but good quality and I never feel ripped off."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We were disappointed to find that the childrens menu was gone and that the regular menu lost some of its lighter fare. If you love Austrian beer, a vibrant bar scene and heavy food then this is a great place for you"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed eating at the Blaue Gans....the ambience is outstanding, the food delicious and the service very attentative and friendly. 100% recommendable"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Four of us met up for lunch and found the prix-fixe menu to be a great value. The food was fresh and delicious -- we had a variety of dishes and everything was flavorful. I would just not get the sirloin again -- the cut was grisly, and I think they should substitute another cut of beef -- but the potatoes and red cabbage that came with it were great. The desserts -- Sacher torte and apple strudel -- quickly disappeared. Service was attentive and very helpful in describing the menu. We're all ready to go back!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "First time at Blaue Gans Thursday evening, and we felt its best days had already past. I'm a big fan of mitteleuropa cuisine, and the wiener schnitzel in particular is for me an accurate barometer of the restaurant's culinary level overall. I felt it was just passably good, the veal not pounded thinly enough, the crust not a little soggy as though it hadn't been prepared a la minute. Smoked trout appetizer was good but not transcending. And the service was efficient, but somewhat distant and disinterested. Having enjoyed Wallse in the past, we three were rather disappointed with the Blaue Gans experience."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I used to love Blaue Gans, way back when it just opened, and for a couple years after that. Came here recently and the food was bland, lukewarm, service was super spotty (although apologetic)...just felt tired, lackluster, not what it used to be."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "My husband and I have been there many times over the years. They still have the best Wiener schnitzel in town, and we went back on Saturday specifically for them. The food was good. The service is just meh. The waitress was polite but weirdly distant - very unfit for the vibe of the restaurant. Since we had ordered too much, we asked **all** of our food to be boxed. We go home and realized he only boxed the wiener schnizel and the side spätzle but NO potato salad or the lingonberries sauce! Next time I'll have to specifically instruct, I guess. We'd still go back there. I wish they took down the screen TV above the bar. It really cheapens the place."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Good to very good restaurant. Some of the German dishes while very do not appear to correspond exactly to classical German cuisine."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Blaue Gans is one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. This was the first time we tried their brunch/lunch. We've always gone there for dinner. Dinner is excellent and lunch was too! The service is always superb and friendly."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Good, authentic Austrian food. Decent, but not fantastic service. Cute bistro-ish atmosphere, quieter at lunch time."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Great food, impressive menu selections ... delicious. We were not impressed the first couple of times we ate here, but that was a while ago. Something changed and now everything we ate was fabulous. The ham and liptauer cheese appetizer was wonderful -- great ham and probably the best liptauer cheese we've eaten. Portions are large. Lots on the menu we have yet to try, so we'll be back!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Best snitzel in the world outside of Vienna but that is where the Cheff is from!! Service and food were excellent we were constantly checked on for our needs , beer and wine lists exceptional."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Sunday evening of Columbus Day weekend and the service is lagging. Cloth napkins must not have been delivered, so the tables are set with those chintzy synthetic paper ones. Unfortunately, though the place isn't busy, the wait staff is not up to usual level of good service. Not paying attention to and at times ignoring the few tables of diners, slow to respond to empty water glasses and bottles on tables, etc. Thankfully, as I was entertaining five guests, including one from Vienna (!), the kitchen staff was up to snuff.....the food was as good as ever."
    Dined on 10/13/2013