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Blaue Gans

139 Duane St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. West Broadway
212-571-8880

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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

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71% would go back.

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Has gone downhill

By redsorghum on 9/12/2013

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have cherished Blaue Gans for several years now, but it seems neglected lately. The menu has changed in some strange ways, more toward the conventional, and I miss some of the old staff. I used to recommend it proudly to friends in town, it felt like one of the best dining experiences and had one of the rare, un-pretentious, low-key 'scenes' in the city. The only reason I keep going back is out of habit, and for the ambiance, but even that lacked luster yesterday - and the music sounded like 'dirty water'. Please bring back the old Blaue Gans.

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23 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

I want to like this place

By yossarian1000 on 5/22/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

But.... It is real hit or miss. The food is generally good, but I think that they have a problem holding onto staff because even as a neighbor and a semi regular, I don't recognize any of the front office staff. The experience is highly variable as is the food from time to time. I don't understand why a place like Odeon (around the corner) can have a constantly great restaurant for almost two decades and Blaue Gans can't be consistent from one week to the next. it's like a box of chocolates

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69 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

Was better a few years ago, now really disappointing

By other on 5/2/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband and I took our friends visiting NYC to Blaue Gans in April 2011. We hadn't been in a few years and were excited to go back. Everyone was really unimpressed with the food and service, although great ambiance. We'd gone previously for brunch, so maybe better for brunch, not dinner. Overall definitely worst place our we ate during their visit. I will not be returning. We had drinks and salad, both good, but the spatzle and wursts were bland. My husband ordered the beef dish which was too rare to even cut or chew (though ordered med. rare), and also the steak knives were too dull. Desserts were fine, though not memorable. If you go, go for the beers and ambiance.

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63 out of 129 people found this review helpful.

A New Favorite!

By AnnNYC on 3/22/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food here is absolutely fabulous, with a wine list to match. The vintage posters give the restaurant a casual feel, but the service is anything but casual. Our waitress was an expert on the wines and dinner menu choices, and was extremely attentive without being bothersome. I've recommended it to all of my friends and will definitely be a frequent customer.

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89 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Excellent service and terrific food

By MrTasteIt on 2/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Wonderful service. we had the wings and a cabbage salad with nuts and apples. both wonderful. The wings were very delicate and almost lollipop like - perfectly done. The salad was wonderful. For dinner we had the pork schnitzel and the cod. both excellent. I have to say that what struck me most was the service.

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147 out of 280 people found this review helpful.

BLAUE GANS

By wadsworth57 on 8/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My favorite bravarian resto in manhattan. I feel right at home. The beer selection is superb. I'm a huge fan of beers from Weihenstephan, so I'm always happy to pay a visit and relax.

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135 out of 277 people found this review helpful.

Been there many times now

By amf0001 on 2/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Blaue Gans is a lovely local tribeca restaurant - medium sized room with soaring ceilings and large windows and mirrors combine to give a sense of space. There are booths and tables along the side and a more communal dining feel at the centre. We've eaten there many times now, the dinners are reliably good, we've never had anything we dislike, and the schnitzl is excellent. It's also very good for brunch, with delicious pastries and good coffee, as well as perfect boiled eggs. It's sophisticated but has a laid back feel to it, very child friendly. Lunch and breakfast are very reasonably priced, dinner slightly more expensive.

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