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Exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients. The architecturally striking building and patio creates the perfect backdrop for a casual yet unique dining experience. With seasonally rotating menus and an extensive collection of wines and beers from Germany and Austria, Guglhupf at night surprises and delights.
Durham, NC 27707
Contemporary European, German
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Reservations accepted. Please indicate any special requests, dietary restrictions and food allergies.
Brunch: Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm; and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Hope Valley Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tuesday evening is half priced wine night on select bottles of wine.
We have on-site parking for our guests. Our patio and downstairs dining room are handicap accessible.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Guglhupf Ratings and Reviews
Guglhupf has been our go-to restaurant for many years, but our latest experience was extremely disappointing. The front of house and wait staff was disorganized, and our entrees(we did not order apps. Shout out to their "Bread guy" for helping us not starve!) took ridiculous amount of time to reach our table(nearly 50 minutes). We watched as other patrons who were seated after us received their apps and entrees, paid, and left. Also when we did receive our food, my collard greens hadn't been washed properly and still had sand in them as did the microgreen garnish. My husband's meal which should have had a crispy outer crust was soggy and had obviously been left sitting out for a while. Our intention was to speak with management, but we were already late for a planned event. We have always had very positive experiences here in the past, so this was a complete shock to our systems. While we will still visit the bakery, I think it will be quite a while before we visit the restaurant again.
We love Guglhupf- great evening with only exception being slow service to start- our drinks took a long time to come, and we were not offered bread and had to ask for it. Other than that- we had a great meal- cauliflower starter and shiitake mushroom dumplings were unusual and very good. Fish of the day was scallops- only 3 for the portion it for the price, reasonable and delicious. Steak was good not great. Chocolate mousse cake was very good. Their house made gin and tonic and green and Black Manhattan were very well- prepared and tasty.
My husband and I loved this place. The atmosphere was lovely, our wine delicious, the food fantastic, and the staff wonderful. All these things made our dinner such a great time, and this was possibly my favorite Valentine’s Day dinner yet. The only negative about our experience was the wait. I believe the kitchen was behind because we did not get our first course until over an hour after our reservation. We both work in food service and so did not mind much; we know how hectic it can get. Despite the long wait, we thought the entire experience was worth it and would love to return to see what the usual menu is like.
Husband and I went to Guglhupf for Valentine’s Day and it was PERFECT. Romantic atmosphere, prix fix menu for the holiday with plenty of choices for each course. The food was superb. Very elegantly plated with generous portion sizes. Nice German beer selection and wine list. Truly great for a date night or special occasion!
I love Guglhupf for brunch, and the ambiance is great for a romantic dinner too - but I was disappointed with the food and menu. My dinner was at 8pm. I was informed the fish dish (catch of the day) was already sold out. My date and I then decided to have a steak each - and we were told there's only one steak left (keep in mind, there are only 6 main items on the menu). So instead of the 2nd steak we decided to order the veggie goulash, which was surprisingly sour - we did not enjoy its taste and could not finish it.
I recommend sticking to brunch here...
We went as a party of 3 on a busy Friday at 7 pm, with reservations during
triangle restaurant week. The food was very creative and beautifully presented. 2 of the entrees arrived just warm. The 3rd arrived 10 minutes later. The service tried to be good, but they were very busy keeping up with everyone. They accidentally brought our entrees before our starters. The starters were actually the best part. We paid $35 for the 3 course meal. Watch out for the wine prices, pretty high.
Starting with their bakery breads and ending with their incredible desserts, this was a great meal. While the bakery and restaurant are owned by Germans, and the menu always has several great German dishes, they have a varied menu. The care with which they built the building and added art works is reflected in their foods. We are lucky enough to live close by and can drop in any time to the bakery.
Great indulgence but affordable. Creative cuisine and every representative of staff and ownership, and we had four "drop-bys",were responsive, receptive and interested/interesting.
Infrequent occasion for us, a date night during Restaurant Week, but we will become regulars. Chef, staff and ownership really worked to make our occassion memorable.
We've been to Guglhupf multiple times. This visit was not up to standards. The primary problem was service, although our server was very pleasant. We said we were sharing the cheese plate. It came with only two pieces of toast. She said she'd bring more. She never did. It hardly mattered because the entrees arrived about 5 minutes after the appetizer cheese plate - we'd barely started it. That was way too fast. She forgot my wife's coffee order with our dessert. The food was fine, but I recall it as better, and the wine list remains quite nice and fairly priced. We'll give it another chance, but my overall grade of 4 stars was based on history more than this specific meal.
We had the spinach salad to start...which was amazing! Our waiter suggested the vitus beer because I like heffewiesen and it was really good! The viener schnitzel and venison stew were very good! We had the molasses creme brulee for dessert and was a nice spin off of your traditional creme brulee. If anyone likes whiskey definitely try their Japanese whiskey...my hubby enjoyed as it was very smooth and aromatic!
Had a good birthday there. Staff was friendly. Schnitzel definitely hit my spot, been craving it for quite a while. Spatzel was good too, I was actually happy the kid wasn't all that hungry for it. The potato dumplings were so good. Cheese board was sticky but tasty. I think I was licking the Apple Strudel bowl. Good stuff there.
Guglhupf is such a well-decorated, authentic, and overall classy place! The restaurant shows its beauty through both its dishes and aesthetic. Perfect for both brunch and dinner, it tends to be more relaxed around breakfast and lunch and has a much more romantic and elegant feel in the evening. Try the potato dumplings!!
I have been in love with the spinach salad, which I have as my entree - they increase the portion size (and price) but I always bring home leftovers. Warm red potatoes and a vinegary dressing make this really special. My husband generally gets the fish, which is always outstanding.
AND to my delight (especially as I had asked for it/mentioned it on a previous review, Apple Strudel has made it to the dessert menu. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was the perfect ending to our dinner. Guglhuph's has a fantastic bakery and it was wonderful to see a dessert from there. Do not miss this when you dine here - it was perfectly delicious!!
We went to Guglhupf for one of their special dinners -- we have been to 4 or 5 before and loved them. While the food was very good it was far from the memorable we have had on other occasions. What was disappointing was that the service was slow and spotty, and the slow delivery of the many courses. In the past service was superb -- and in this case those that were serving were very nice and pleasant but it appears the staff was more limited. It appears that the kitchen perhaps couldn't keep up with the food delivery -- as in several courses the food was served cold or cool. We love Guglhupf and will be back but this experience was disappointing.
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