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139 Duane St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. West Broadway
Has gone downhill
By redsorghum on 9/12/2013
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.
I want to like this place
By yossarian1000 on 5/22/2011
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
Was better a few years ago, now really disappointing
By other on 5/2/2011
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.
A New Favorite!
By AnnNYC on 3/22/2010
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.
Excellent service and terrific food
By MrTasteIt on 2/12/2009
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.
By wadsworth57 on 8/28/2008
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.
Been there many times now
By amf0001 on 2/11/2008
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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