München Highlight: Spatenhaus

What do you do when you can only spend a short time in a city? Consult the New York Times 36 Hour & Dining Guides, that's what. After a quick twenty minutes of research, our entire day was mapped out. With stops planned at outdoor markets, traditional beer houses, the ECM Sound Exhibit at Haus der Kunst, we were sure to work up an appetite. Being our last night in Bavaria, we decided on dinner at Spatenhaus located opposite the Bavarian Opera House. Serving traditional Bavarian dishes, we were happy to indulge in local cuisine one last time before heading home to New York. While we did expect a lovely meal, we did not anticipate such a wonderful atmosphere. I was in love with the charming yet sophisticated Bavarian interior set forth in a monochromatic scheme that included traditional blonde wall panelings, exposed wooden beams, a charming outdoor country scene painted on a domed ceiling, and decorated but restrained carvings on the tables, banquettes, and chairs. I only got to peek in the more formal dining space upstairs, but loved the less formal arrangement where we ate just as much.

Emily C. Butler

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Emily C. Butler is a New York City based interior designer + decorator.