Blaue Gans

4.5
884 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, German, Austrian
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday 12pm-10pm
Friday - Saturday 12pm-11pm
Closed: Sundays
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Phone number
(212) 571-8880 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kurt Gutenbrunner
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Private party facilities
Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.
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Private party contact
events@wallse.com: (212) 352-2301 ext. 2
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between West Broadway and Church Street
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on Duane Street. Private garage located just north of Church street on Trimble Place, off of Duane Street.
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Public transit
1,2,3 and A,C,E to Chambers Street or 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
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Special events & promotions
Blaue Gans is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for full rental.
Seated Dinners: 80 ppl capacity
Standing Reception: 100 ppl capacity

Please contact events@wallse.com for further information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 884 People Are Saying
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R
New York Area
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife & I spent the afternoon watching a World Cup soccer game at Blaue Gans and had a superb time. We were seated in an ideal and comfortable location by a gracious waiter and enjoyed excellent German beer and a tasty meal. The wait-staff worked hard and were friendly and efficient. Goal!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place. Coming from an Austrian family, it’s nice to know there is a fun go to place for Austrian food. Too bad “The Danube” closed several years ago for higher end Austrian food. It’s a market that needs to be tapped.

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JW
New York Area
23 reviews
1.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Might as well close this place is so faded and not what it once was. Food quality is a poor shadow of what it once was, room and furnishings are ratty and beaten up, menu hasn’t changed in yeArs and Kitchen executed badly.

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MQ
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the foot was fantastic. Highly recommend the Pork Jagar Snitzel. Will definitely repeat! Great place if you’re looking for a spot to view the World Cup games.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food rose and staff are top notch.
They are warm and friendly- great staff.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal; the chef and staff understand food and know how to cook. Delightful evening. We had a marvelous time.

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PD
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little sister to Wallse, this is great for traditional Austrian food. Schnitzel, spaetzle, delicious pretzels - good palatschinken and strudel!

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DB
Denver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definetly a neighborhood treasure. Not too crowded, not too laud. Excellent alternative to home dining when one does feel like cooking.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Bratwurst Schnitzels pretzels and Riesling !

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. The food is always fantastic, can always get a nice table and it's never too loud.

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GM
1 review
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet spot for a quality lunch that is different. I'm so bored of Italian and French! Our server recommended the pretzel appetizer. That really was not all that special. The cabbage salad was tasty. The best part were our entrees- two different fish dishes- each with flavorful sauces and cooked to PERFECTION. Dessert was scrumptious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING
I LOVED IT
AMAZING.
THANK YOU.

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RM
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for schnitzel! The sausages and pretzel appetizers were a great start to our meal. The staff is always attentive on every visit and they have a really nice selection of Austrian wines to go with the meal.

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JM
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing experience. Service was flawless

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JH
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

I like the food. The restaurant has seen better days- I like the decor very much- but the place is not well maintained. The restrooms were dirty and there was no hot water in the restroom I used. The waitress was ‘new’ and was not trained properly by the management. She didn’t know very much about the food or the beers. She forgot an item we ordered- but we didn’t bother with an additional request. She keep bumping into the back of my chair as she walked by- the restaurant was not crowded nor too cramped for this to happen.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful dinner! The food was fresh, delicious and authentic; what else from Kurt? ;)

Will defitnarlwy be coming back

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RP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, Phenomenal service, and big beers... what more could you want?!?

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C
Miami
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple menu, authentic flavor, classic Austrian fare.

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JC
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love going to Blaue Gans but continue to be perplexed by the music choices on weekends. Would love to hear something a little chiller or more authentic to the place over current pop/dance.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Valentine's Day.
It was quiet, beautifully decorated for valentine's Day, food was great, service was great.
Not crowded, just enough people.
Definitely will go back and recommend this restaurant.

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TM
Greensboro
3 reviews
4.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In a quick visit to New York, Blaue Gans was great way to spend an easy evening among friends, while dining on delicious and authentic Viennese comfort food. Service was friendly and attentive, the Austrian wines perfect! The table especially enjoyed the traditional schnitzels with cucumber/potato salad...and the delicate apple pastry for dessert. Fun, open & inviting interior.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bratwurst was tasty. The chicken paprika schnitzel and lingonberry souffle were absolutely delicious. Try the Pear Basil Sipper! It's so refreshing!

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D
Montreal
1 review
2.0Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The heat didn’t work and it ended up to be a very uncomfortable experience, made worse by the fact that it took a very long time for our dishes to arrive.

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TJ
New York Area
15 reviews
4.0Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Really enjoyed our visit. Would suggest that music volume be lowered a little though.

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NF
San Francisco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pork Wiener Schnitzel, cheese spätzle, and a draft Köstritzer.
Just the comfort food I was looking for. Service was friendly and attentive.
Price seemed a bit high, but I'm not a native of Manhattan.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, nice lively atmosphere. Food is lovely, best burger I’ve had in a long time.

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LN
New England
11 reviews
5.0Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved it. From the host to the waitress to our first bite of the Viennese sausage and sour croute and trout crepes to our last bite of soufflé , we loved everything!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

...been there many times before. Great simple traditional dishes.

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c
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The beef goulash and spaetzle was amazing. I am not certain why in an empty restaurant with three other filled tables the host would seat us next to the kitchen? Do they do this to all Open Table reservations? Also, train your wait staff on your wine list. "It's my favorite" does not tell patrons anything about wine.

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S
New England
17 reviews
4.0Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Particularly good if you’d like some German/Austrian cooking. Casual friendly atmosphere

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in tribeca and have been going to Blaue Gans now for sometime. I should go even more often as it is consistently excellent, with truly delicious Austrian food - the homemade soft pretzels alone are worth coming for! I frequently bring people from both out of town or uptown here and everyone is always terribly delighted. But also, the design of the restaurant is modern casual but full of art vibes thanks to the incredibly stunning array of vintage museum exhibit posters all around. the bar is gorgeous & proffers well crafted drinks and very good wines (you can have a good chardonnay but think about the Gruner Veltliner for example). All around, it just 'feels good' to be here. That's what makes this place excellent - for either everyday or a special occasion.

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
3.0Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

the sacher cake was extremely dry and not the dense one I had in Vienna

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite!!

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t
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

midcentury modern interior, seasonal german beers on draft, the best weinerschnitzle this side of the atlantic and lou reed posters on the wall—-what’s not to love?

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PF
Washington DC
52 reviews
5.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

German restaurants are far and few between. This one is not far from the WTC site and is a bit of a longer walk from Wall Street. But it is a beautiful place inside -- nicely designed with period wall posters and light and airy, warm and welcoming. You will see European standards her -- cabbage slaws, schnitzels. Great wine list. Very kind and attentive staff. You'll leave pleased. More people should come here of course and skip and fads and trends endemic in the NYC dining scene, which so often disappoint. This place won't.

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Detroit
4 reviews
4.0Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful, authentic Schnitzel in a relaxed atmosphere. The potato cucumber salad is delicious!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best schnitzel I have had in the United States since I have returned from Austria in 2016.

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B
New York Area
54 reviews
4.0Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

While meant to be a simple Austrian Café serving comfort food for lunch and dinner, the Chef owners fine dining experience appear in the attention to small details at the more casual Blaue Gans. The smoked trout crepes (in fact all the crepes) are wonderful.
This is a rock solid always reliable neighborhood joint that is family friendly. Keep up the good work.

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Richmond
7 reviews
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blau Gans is one of my favorite European restaurant in NY! Food is always great, service also and the team is very professional. My favorites from the menu are the pretzel, Cheese spatzle, Jagerschnitzel. Definitely a great spot in Tribeca!

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