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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.
New York, NY 10013
Contemporary European, German, Austrian
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am-11pm
Between West Broadway and Church Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 571-8880 ext. 1
Metered parking is available on Duane Street. Private garage located just north of Church street on Trimble Place, off of Duane Street.
1,2,3 and A,C,E to Chambers Street or 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
Private Party Facilities:
Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.
Private Party Contact:
email@example.com: (212) 352-2301 ext. 2
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
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Blaue Gans Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Went for the performance of members of the Vienna philharmonic orchestra, in town for performances in Carnegie Hall. It was just a fun happening, seeing people truly enjoying making comfort music (Strauss, etc) and some good jazz too.. The food was great, the ambiance festive and casual. Just a great night out, friendly and prompt service... Thanks!
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