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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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Guglhupf Ratings and Reviews
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.
My husband and I thought the food was phenomenal! We shared several of the small plates and they were all delicious - our favorite was the raclette. We ate outside and were offered super comfy blankets to stay warm. The Octoberfest beer selection was great, too. Will definitely be back.
When I asked my soon-to-be-9 year old granddaughter where she'd like to go for her birthday dinner she stunned me by saying "Gugelhupf"! The family had been there once before and she obviously found a lot to like. I had the best spinach salad of my life, with warm dressing and lots of little goodies in it. They were out of the venison so my older granddaughter and I had the pork schnitzel with rye breading which was delicious! I'm glad I ordered a side of the yummy braised red cabbage because otherwise the meat would have been a bit dry (I don't like it with the traditional egg on top). My daughter's fish and her husband's wurst were delicious. The guest of honor ordered pasta with butter but she was more interested in dessert which was chocolatey and outstanding. My pumpkin mousse was a bit tasteless but the texture was lovely. We sat outside which was the highlight of the evening. It's a beautiful garden-y setting with nice lights and lanterns. The service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry so that was ok. I would say to allow a little extra time. All-in-all we loved Gugelhupf and I can't wait till their bakery opens in Chapel Hill!
We had a spectacular evening at Guglhupf! The food was excellent, the service perfect, and the weather outside spectacular! (They have gorgeous lighting, water features, and a vibe that is hard to match! And no parking problems at night!
My only disappointment is that twice we were told specials were out. And our reservation was at 7:30, so that seemed rather early in the evening.
But still A+
Everyone has an off night, so we are assuming this was one of them. We love Guglhupf. We will go back. However, we were not so thrilled with our dinner this evening. The oyster salad was very small, with just a few leaves of lettuce and five oysters, noticeably different from our prior experiences. The small plate was over baked and uninteresting, again, different from prior experiences. However, the chicken, as always, was outstanding. The best anywhere. Perhaps a new chef?
Service had a hiccup too. Food was all brought out at once, not appetizers first, then entree second. In all fairness, there was new help and they were very courteous, but just a tad bit disorganized. Frankly, we would have not even mentioned this had it not been for the disappointing meal.
We will be back and will write a glowing report should things change.
I loved the food here. We started with the sampler meat plate and a salad and it was delicious. We then split the wienerschnitzel. The only thing I would recommend changing is the cold potato salad with the main dish, it was not my favorite combination, but the other vegetables on the plate were were very good. I would come back.
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