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“Uninterested servers, moderate but highly priced food”
Review of Zum Goldenen Kalb

Zum Goldenen Kalb
Ranked #239 of 3,703 Restaurants in Munich
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Munich, Germany
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Uninterested servers, moderate but highly priced food”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 9. Had heard this was a special place. The marketing concept succeeds. The atmosphere is pleasant, long tables, waiters wearing aprons, cold storage along the wall with large portions of meat labelled for you to choose. Once the waiter had done his spiel, he disappeared. Took ages to get drinks. Disappeared again. We hijacked another waiter. The starter platters were unimaginative, ordinary tasting, small. We finally got our waiter to go with us to the cold storage. Rattled his lines off. Furious upselling. No prices. Meat came eventually. Nothing to write home about. Disappointing, expenive, irritating experience. Only recommend to those who want to spend a lot of money in a phoney place.

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Israel
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Hi all
I rarely write dining reviews but this place deserves it. Last night we 3 guys arrived at the restaurant after booking well in advance and walked to a tiny table not suitable even for 3 kids. We wanted to get a better table and after some 10-15 minutes we did get a better one. We then sat at our table some 10 more minutes without getting even a stair from a waiter nor a menu. When we told a waiter that we are waiting to get a menu he gave us quickly 3 menus without even look at us or say something. No need to mention that another 15 minutes passed and no one approached us for ordering. We then thought that was too much and left the place saying to them it is the worst place we ever been to and we travel quite a lot. So people I urge you to beware of their attitude.

  • Visited May 2014
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München
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best steak in Munich so far”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I sat at the bar with a friend of mine since we reserved rather late. We both ordered a rib-eye steak, medium. I am used to thicker steaks - this was relatively thin, but perfectly cooked and delicious. The steaks comes with a choice of two smallish side dishes which were high-quality.We ordered a bottle of the least expensive Zweigelt which turned out to be a great complement for the meal. Chocolate souffle for dessert has very good. I have lived in Munich for 13 years and have not eaten steak often in restaurants since I was always slightly skeptical that one could find good grilled steak here - I was happy to be proven wrong. I look forward to the next visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Amazing grilling and top prices”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I love meat and this is the place to visit if you do too. The fridges have a nice selection of cuts and you can choose yours. Depending on what you order, you will probably pay an average of 75 euros per person, without wine. Of course, you can spend less if you order a burger for lunch. An average cut of meat from their fridge is about 100 euros.

Visited March 2014
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Hamburg, Deutschland
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“Beef lovers' paradise”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

All together a very good experience. Staff was helpfull and caring, dry-aged beef was excellent, what else do you need?

  • Visited March 2014
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