What a Magnificent DiscoveryFood was great and staff very professional accommodating. I really enjoyed eating there6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuprise!I was very surprised at Guglhupf because of the location. It is tucked away in a little corner and you have no idea how nice it is until you get there. The restaurant is surprisingly romantic and cozy. The food was delicious as well. The portions were a good size and the staff was friendly. I would definitely return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGets Better and BetterThis place started out as a bakery and has since added lunch and dinner. To me, it has truly become an outstanding, chef-driven place for dinner. Great innovation with food, very fresh. We are locals, eat out a lot, and this has become one of the top ten dinning places in the area.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time with friends! OurGreat time with friends! Our waitress was very nice and helpful in a wine selection and other choices!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMalways LOVE it!Only complaint is that everyone seems to know about it! Love the outdoor dining when weather permits....the sound of running water and surroundings remind me of small villages in Germany.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMfrench seashellRefreshing shrimp salad. Very impressed with presentation. Perfectly broiled salmon. Delectable crisp skin. Creme brule and those incredible cookies, a perfect ending. And all for $30/pp. God I love that place!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTriangle Restaurant WeekI sampled several of the local restaurants taking advantage of some great pre fix menus. This restaurant seemed to have it most together this week.
Service was prompt, helpful and accommodating.
The menu offered authentic yet modern dishes from Deutschland.
The weather left me craving an opportunity to sit in the outdoor patio, but the inside ambiance was well lit with unique local art. Either way, you cant really lose.
I'll be back.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!We visited Guglhupf for dinner for the first time during restaurant week and were not disappointed. The service was wonderful, the outdoor patio was very unique and pleasant, and the food was just fabulous. We got a nice array of selection since we both ordered of the special restuarant week menu. The stars were definitely the pork entree and Black Forrest Torte with Cherries. However, we did not have a bad dish. Will definitely be going back.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good ExperiencePleasant atmosphere, good service, good food. The grilled pork porterhouse was excellent. The sauce on the pork was exceptional. The crème brulee with pecan sandies was excellent.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Second time eating at Guglhupf and the food was as great as the first time! The outdoor seating is perfect this time of year— great lighting and general ambiance. The food was very good. I had the special which was snapper. My wife had the cabbage rolls. We finished with the lemon chiffon cake for dessert and a press of coffee. If you have not been here, I suggest giving it a try!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food!I had swordfish/risotto special. Fish was nearly perfectly prepared (cooked just right, but could have used a little less salt). Green salad with goat cheese very good & satisfying.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat about "Gugl"Second time at this restaurant. The same 'touch" was not present like the first on Valentines Day.
Seemed like the same menu . Think they should have a bit more variety and change after 3 months.
Service was fine except for a forgetful waiter who forgot to bring the soup.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentWe are frequent diners here. I was very pleased with 2 delicious small plates: scallops and soft shell crab. The flavors were outstanding. Everything, from salad to dessert was delightful. Our only complaint is that $9.00 for Martinis made with "house" vodka or gin, seems a little pricey. There are many reasonably priced beer and wine choices, however.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingExcellent food and service. We especially enjoyed the outdoor dining area.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebration - great choiceI took a friend for her birthday. We enjoyed attentive but not hurried service, had a VERY knowledgeable and friendly server, the food was exquisite and very generous portions for the price (we both had leftovers), the Tres Leche Sundae, dessert special was out of this world!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed it!We really enjoyed dinner at Guglhupf! Our waiter had a great personality and was attentive.Their bread is delicious--they have two types--a German rustic type bread and a baguette. I tried the Caesar salad and my husband had the mixed greens salad. Having tasted both, I would recommend the mixed greens salad. The dressing was slightly tart, just the way I like it! The Caesar had tasty cheese and homemade croutons, but the dressing needed to have more flavoring. My husband and I both had the chicken with spatzle and kale. It was very tender, juicy, and had been cooked perfectly. Our eldest son had the homemade sausages--delicious. Our youngest tried homemade noodles--also great. We did not have room for dessert, but we all want to go back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dining experienceWe sat outside on the patio so the ambience was great. The food is wonderful and the service was above standard. Loved everything about this place!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentThe meals are always well-prepared and interesting. The breads are fab (of course). I miss dining al fresco, so appreciate the ambience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dinner outAs always the dinner was great. The service was off just a bit but not enough to keep us from going back. We highly recommend Guglhupf.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodHave eaten here about 6 times...it is always a great meal. The outdoor patio is wonderful when the weather cooperates and the indoor dining area is very nice and comfortable as well. Have always had great service.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendlyWaiter came right after being shown table. Brought menu and sacked if we wanted anything to drink. Told him and by time. Came back gave him our order. Asked whether or not we needed more time to figure out what we wanted and asked if we had any questions. All in all, a great dinner was was received and everything cooked perfectly.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated 22 Anniversary!The food was fantastic! The service was prompt. We enjoyed ourselves and would return next year!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Service & AtmosphereWe were looking for a new place to take friends who were visiting and found Guglhupf online. The restaurant is tucked behind a few other stores and is truly a gem you stumble upon if you didn't know it was there. The food was outstanding with a nice selection of small plates & traditional dinner plates. The beer & wine selections were spot on with what the group was looking for. The dessert selection was ample and the chocolate sea salt ice cream with caramelized bananas was amazing. We look forward to going back when the weather is a bit warmer and eating on the patio!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing outdoor dining ambienceAmazing outdoor dining ambience with notable entree selections.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy the outsideWe really enjoy the outside area. It's wonderful in the evening with the stars. It has become one of our favorite dining places. The service is fantastic.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is usually quiteThe food is usually quite good, though not stellar, but at least it is different for the area. The wait service is very good. Really, the only problem is that the chairs are very hard and uncomfortable.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went with friends and hadWe went with friends and had a wonderful evening. The food is inventive. Pricing is adequate for a place of that caliber. The only fault I could find is that the wine list is very weak. If they want to make the restaurant just German, then the existing list with German, Austrian wines is OK. But since the restaurant is more than just German, some Spanish, French, Italian wines ought to be included.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe unknowingly stayed an hourWe unknowingly stayed an hour past closing, and no one made us feel at all bad about it. We really appreciated that! Enjoyed yummy desserts, wine and coffee!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGuglhupf is always delicious.Guglhupf is always delicious. Also, always save room for dessert here!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous evening! EveryoneFabulous evening! Everyone in my party of six found their meals delicious. The swordfish on a bed of asparagus was superb. We split three desserts and they were scrumptious as well. We dined outside and as the evening fell and the lights twinkled, we enjoyed the casual ambiance of Guglhupf and continued attentive service from their staff.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we visit out sonWhenever we visit out son in Durham, we always have dinner there! The food is always delicious!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful! GreatAbsolutely wonderful! Great perfectly prepared food and attentive service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food for moderateExcellent food for moderate prices without pretension. The outdoor patio dining area is just lovely.
The only thing that could be better is the outdoor chairs, which are a bit too large and with no back support.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was quite slow,The service was quite slow, but the food was good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful EveningI enjoyed the eclectic decor, the airy, multi-level interior, and the absolutely charming patio. Our server was prompt and efficient without being oppressive or effusive. Everyone we interacted with was cordial and professional. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The evening was a special occasion for us and Guglhupf really came through.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my German mother in lawTook my German mother in law and she Would have liked to see some German favorites like Maultaschen or sauerbraten. Cheese and wurst small plates were excellent and beer and wine selections were great. Looking forward to going back and sitting outside!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious (asThe food was delicious (as usual) and the service was very good. Also, the coffee was outstanding. Best coffee I've had in a long time.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs someone who is regularlyAs someone who is regularly spoiled with gourmet food at home, I'm not going to lie and say that it's hard to wow me. I'm easily pleased but rarely overwhelmed.
Guglhupf, however, delivers. Excellent food, neat architecture and decor, fabulous service. The menu is small, but I like it because it makes selection easy. Anything on there, I assure you, will be marvelous. I thoroughly enjoyed the rib eye that I ordered, and dessert was spectacular also.
I'm also an avid beer-drinker and a fan mostly of German brews. If you're similar, than Guglhupf can be even better.
If you get a chance, check out the bakery as well.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time diningIt was our first time dining there and it was great. Will definitely return.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Great atmosphere.Great food! Great atmosphere. Not sure how "authentic" all the German food is, but the food was very good! Service was excellent and quick. We went before a show at the DPAC and had plenty of time (with a 5:30 reservation). I had the mussels as an app and the short ribs as my main course. I could only eat half the short ribs and the mussels i could of had as my main course. The hubs and I shared the dessert, the carrot cake which was to die for! So good. layers and moist and not overly rich. We will definitely be back!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service, Food, and Date!We had a very lovely evening thanks to an attentive staff who made us feel right at home. Upon arrival the hostess was kind enough to give us a table farther away from the main entrance as that was originally the table we were going to be given. Thereafter our waitress was kind, informative by letting us know what the evening specials were. She gave us enough space to enjoy the romantic evening and enough service to let us feel as if we were being firmly attended to.Most importantly the food was fanastic! We ordered drinks, schnitzel and a chocolate tart dessert. The schnitzel was tender and perfectly seasoned. The potato gratin and vegetables were also made to perfection.Thanks for a lovely evening.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my parents here forI took my parents here for their birthdays. They are particular about their mixed drinks when they order them, and Guglhumpf delivered! My parents really enjoyed everything down from the drinks to dinner. Our wine was amazing. I wish we had been seated upstairs where there were more people, but we had a nice time overall. I wasn't too keen on my carrot cake, but I think it was just me. It was a bit sweat for me and I tasted more orange. I was hoping for a more cream cheese flavored icing too, but overall was okay. We'll be back!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are frequent flyers. WeWe are frequent flyers. We love this place, a little noisy but on a nice day, best place to sit outside in Durham. Food is inventive and we have our favorite dishes that bring us back
over and over. Best service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our 2nd visit to Guglehupf.This is our 2nd visit to Guglehupf. Hubby had the homemade sausage plate with the lentils and the kohlrabi slaw. This was very good. The lentils had a bit of spice/seasoning that really enhanced the flavor. I had the green salad & potato leek tart. SUPERB!! Perfect for a light supper or lunch. My only complaint is that the chocolate tarte was sold out...I was really looking forward to it. Guess we will have to return so I can experience that bit of decadence!!!
We would have liked to lingered and enjoyed another beer, relax and chill abit. Hubby had to pack for a 9am flight, so we will definately be back. This has become our fav spot for a night out!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Good service (thoughGreat food! Good service (though the waiters can seem slightly snobbish). Lovely atmosphere. Perfect place for a special occasion.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM