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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
  • 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 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 (212) 352-2300 x12
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "One of the few German/Austrian restaurants in New York, and a fine one at that. Close to the Wall St. area."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Wonderful meal with friends. Had the gravlax and then the veal schnitzel, all delicious."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Authentic and well-prepared German/Austrian cuisine. Relaxed, down-to-earth ambiance. Good value. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Perfect Mother's Day outing with children. Very relaxing"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "food was great, a little noisy.comfortable place...wiull go back"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We needed a place for the family to meet on Easter in Tribeca and Blaue Gans was a wonderful find. The regular menu and a special Easter menu were available. Both were reasonably priced and we ordered from both menus. We loved the atmosphere, the casual feel, and how comfortable we felt to linger. Everything we ordered was outstanding with a special nod to the flourless chocolate cake, which was out of this world. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I always feel like I am off the beaten track in Vienna when I come here."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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