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Blaue Gans

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139 Duane St., New York, NY 10013 40.716349 -74.007764
nr. West Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-571-8880 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: German/Austrian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Daily, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Blaue Gans, or “Blue Goose,” is what Austro-American impresario Kurt Gutenbrunner humbly calls a wirtshaus, kind of like the German version of a British pub—simple and unpretentious almost to the point of affectation. Other than some carved wooden geese and new signage in the window, and a long black communal table where his artsy pals like to cavort, the old Le Zinc space is virtually unchanged. Consider it a Bavarian Balthazar—a convivial spot where Tribeca families, their moppets in tow, rub elbows with expat artists, assorted epicures, and denizens from all walks of life. Foodwise, it’s a rustic version of Wallsé at a discount—if a marginal one. Nothing seems the slightest bit overdone. That’s especially true for entrées like backhendl, or “Austrian fried chicken”—accompanied by vinegary potato salad and sweet lingonberry jam, a nice counterpoint to the crisp, salty batter. Pork schnitzel is just as delicately breaded, remarkably light and greaseless.

Kitchen Hours

The kitchen shuts down one hour before closing time.

Recommended Dishes

Kavalierspitz, $22

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