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About 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.

139 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, German, Austrian

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am-11pm
Closed: Sundays

Cross Street:
Between West Broadway and Church Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 571-8880 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.blauegans.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking is available on Duane Street. Private garage located just north of Church street on Trimble Place, off of Duane Street.

Public Transit:
1,2,3 and A,C,E to Chambers Street or 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.

Executive Chef:
Kurt Gutenbrunner

Private Party Facilities:
Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.

Private Party Contact:
events@wallse.com: (212) 352-2301 ext. 2

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner is cooking for you a 3-course menu for $105 per person with 3 options per course. Featured menu items include roasted Christmas goose, Wiener Schnitzel, and Christmas cookies.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner is cooking for you a 3-course menu for $105 per person with 3 options per course. Featured menu items include roasted Christmas goose, Wiener Schnitzel, and Christmas cookies.

Blaue Gans Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.2

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was so salty and otherwise tasteless that two of the four did not finish half their dinner. The spaetzle sides were ice cold. A big disappointment all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had been to Blaue Gans several times and was never disappointed. It was my friend's first time there and she enjoyed it very much. There are so few German/Austrian restaurants left and Blaue Gans is one of the best. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

When we lived nearby, Blaue Gans was one of our go-to spots. We returned after a few years and found it much the same--which to us was a comfort. We've liked the look of the room since it was Le Zinc, and had fun trying to detect changes in the posters covering the walls.

Food: The presentation of the smoked trout crepe has changed, but it was as delicious as ever. My favorite Bibb lettuce salad now has more radishes, and tomatoes ('tis still the season!), but no pumpkin seed oil; it still had plenty of puffed seeds, though. Pork jäger schnitzel and beef sirloin schnitzel suffered slightly from oversalted sauces, but were generally good. The quark spatzle were good as ever, and ameliorated the saltiness. And the Salzburger nockerl was improved (if that's possible) by using lingonberries instead of the huckleberries we remember. Happy to be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent restaurant, Viennese flair, food outstanding, very accommodating , I requested a wine that I saw on their other restaurants wine list and they made it happen to serve our fave white wine from steiermark /Auatria, a very heartfelt danke schoen und gruess gott

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was me

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Blaue Ganz is part of the old downtown NYC that is slowly disappearing. It was formerly an art world hang out called Le Zinc. It still has the same decor, floor to ceiling art show posters. The menu is simple, come here to get your schnitzel on. One time we were there and Keith Richards, Patti Hansen and their kids were there celebrating a birthday. Keith stood up at one point and proceeded to fall flat on his face, no one at his table batted an eye.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love this place. The dishes are always beautifully prepared and served.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Blau Gans is consistent with food and service for decades now. From great fish to schnitzel, & spatzle, Austrian fare the food is always on point. The service seems to care about where they work, whether it is the food or a good beer or wine paring

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A perfect birthday dinner for our Austrian Au pair!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I love this Blaue Gans. Every time I visit NYC, I make sure I get to stop by. The Jagerschnitzel is amazing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent Viennese food... nicely presented and delicious! Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant, unfortunately they have replaced the veal Schnitzel with a Pork Schnitzel and also no longer have the Kaiserschmarn dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great space, great food and wine! Serve staff is friendly and make great recommendations. Great for a big loud group like ours. Will definitely come back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We were on a trip to NYC. Saw them on the Open Table listing and they sounded interesting. It was a good choice. Both the bartender and the waiter were most helpful in making menu suggestions. Choices were very good.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Poconos)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The wait staff were friendly and attentive-gave good menu and drink recommendations. Food was very good- portions on the small side but adequate. Will definitely return the next time we are in TriBeCa.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

hasn't really changed in years but I guess that's part of the charm. Showing her age though and in an increasingly hip area, BG feels a bit tired...food is still good and service good +

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Not too many places to get good German/Austria. food. This is one of them. Casual with a cool decor. Good cocktails as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This place was so disappointing. It hasn't been renovated since it was Le Zinc. Really rundown. 8 diners in the place on a Friday night(4 of them were our group). Food was mediocre at best. And we asked for separate checks and they were screwed up! How is that possible? Never again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Excellent food and environment. Service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend. I will be dining there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

It was a last minute decision to book this restaurant. We were very pleased with our experience. The service was great and the food was very good. It was nicely presented and tasted of freshness.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

AC was broken on a hot day

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My friends and I (a group of 7) went to Blau Gans to celebrate. The restaurant had no air conditioning and was 90 degrees on Thursday, May 20th. The wait staff's attitude was non apologetic to our group and others, responding that other restaurants also had no air conditioning. To make the situation even worse the service was slow in bringing not only food but also cool drinks. Had the restaurant emailed us with an update -- as they insist on having contact information and credit cards for reservations, we would not have been surprised and our celebration need not have been shortened and spoiled.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Solid Mitte l'Europe food in a pleasant beer hall setting

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Always delicious, always a delight. The staff is very accommodating - especially with kids.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very disappointing! This was my second time at Blaue Gans (after a first visit that I enjoyed). I ordered the pork schnitzel and it was truly abominable - it was a very thin overcooked piece of meat, and wasn't even breaded as it should have been.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very nice, uncrowded for a midweek lunch. Good, solid, slightly upscale German traditional cuisine,

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great for a casual celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

A pleasant, open and not-too-loud space that is good for meeting up with friends and conversation. Food is attractively prepared and service is attentive. All this adds up to a standby choice in this neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Wait staff was very friendly, menu and wine knowledgeable. The Manager however was bored, could not be bothered with a smile or a greeting, despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly empty. The food was little impressive and absolutely cold.
Austrian food is something wonderful, welcoming, social, not fuzzy, interesting inclusions of the various histories of the country, but Blaue Gans captures none of it.
What a shame.

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