16 top wine restaurants in Munich 2024

Justin Leone, Canadian rockstar sommelier and also our ambassador in Munich, has selected his favorite wine restaurants for you to enjoy.

  1. Phone: 089 85633600

    Address: Georgenstraße 37, München

    Authentic tapas are not easily found in Munich, but Amistad has quickly become a go-to for such a hankering. A spatious terrace surrounds the sexy interior bar which remains open-air in summer, providing the perfect backdrop to flurries of delicious small-plates, clinking glasses and of course, people watching. Spanish & Portuguese focused with no lack of international flare, the wine list keeps going from strength to strength at this burgeoning uptown hot spot. Affordable pricing and an intriguing mix of classics and unknowns make this a wine-drinker’s treasure hunt with every visit.

  2. Phone: +49 089 45461930

    Address: Kurfürstenstraße 31, München

    The brightest new addition to Munich's Michelin scene comes with double trouble in the owners (and twin brothers, hence the name) Markus & Tobias Klaas. In a nutshell, Brothers is a 1-Star (which begs for 2, actually) par excellence; flawless service and a killer wine list exquisitely frame the thoughtful and brilliantly executed modern cuisine. The wine pairings couldn't be more on point, and the ambience is gorgeous yet relaxed. Not much room for further wishes at this shooting-star restaurant.

  3. Phone: +49 89 358991814

    Address: Am Olympiapark 1, München

    This is a fantastic two Michelin star restaurant with progressive and elegant cuisine, still rooted in a French-Bavarian concept. The room is quite unique and elegantly appointed: It’s situated in the BMW World and all glass, looking down on the BMW showroom. Like a super trendy Tribeca loft, groovy with a modern design. The wine list is very comprehensive, and the head sommelier has worked in all of Germany’s top restaurants. You’ll find a lot of Burgundy and Bordeaux on the list, as well as German wines, but basically, anything you want to drink, you will find – and the prices are fair. Fo...

  4. Phone: +49 89 24231690

    Address: Frauenplatz 12, München

    California Wine List of the Year Germany, presented by Louis M. Martini 2023

    Owner Guido Schweighart's clan of four sons have now taken over and brought considerable fresh air to this downtown classic. The up-to-the-minute wine list is offered via iPad, and chalk-full of international jewels and rarities, expertly recommended and served by one of Germany's top young sommelier talents, Julien. The food is as great as it ever was, ambience is relaxed, location is bombastic, and now they've added a wine shop across the way for all to-go requests. Absolutely worth a visit for any cellar rat, collector, or foodie.

  5. Phone: +49 89 215367777

    Address: Maximiliansplatz 9, München

    Arguably the best steakhouse in Munich. The first one opened in Prague, and this one in Munich opened quite recently. The venue itself has a modern 5th Avenue-vibe to it; dark with marble, gold and glass.

  6. Phone: +49 89 7411440

    Address: Heiglhofstraße 18, München

    Grand Prix Germany 2023

    A very unlikely candidate for this list: a small and simple family-owned hotel. But, the son Andi Neumayr in the kitchen is a huge wine freak and spends his entire days looking on websites for interesting things to buy. The food is comforting Bavarian-style dishes with a lot of handmade ingredients – if you get venison, he probably shot it himself. It’s on the south side of the city, not central. But it’s a destination!

  7. Phone: +49 1520 6070079

    Address: Karlsplatz 5, München

    “Champagne & Schmarrn” is the USP here – “Schmarrn” being a very Bavarian take on dessert (think American Funnel Cake, or pancake-like scrambled dough) however here, savory Schmarrn is the highlight. From beef cheeks to lobster, variations on the Munich pan-fried classic are paired with one of the city’s most extensive Champagne lists, including dozens of Cremant, Sekt, and international sparkling as well. Always fun, lively, and un predictible; whether sitting around the huge central bar or tucked away in a private booth complete with LED screen to pitch your next big proposal over a few bo...

  8. Phone: +49 89 26018637

    Address: Hackenstraße 6-8, München

    Landersdorfer & Innerhofer is based in the Old Town, not far from Grapes Wine Bar, and it’s a quite unsuspecting restaurant; you’d walk by and not expect much of it when you see it from the outside – but it’s such a great place! They don’t have à la carte menu but serve a surprise menu. They basically just go to the market and buy things in the morning and then create the dishes. The food is fresh, modern, regional and very wine-friendly. Bistro fine dining in a very relaxed environment.

  9. Phone: +49 89 710407373

    Address: Maffeistraße 3A, München

    There are two parts to Les Deux: the casual bistro on the ground floor and the Michelin star restaurant on the first floor. In the Michelin restaurant, they serve a German-influenced French cuisine. The dishes are very precise, clean, bright with a high level of execution. On the ground floor, they serve classic bistro dishes, on an elevated level. The owner and sommelier, Fabrice Kieffer, is Germany’s best maître by far, and a lovely conversator. The wine list is the same for both venues.

  10. Phone: +49 89 122239470

    Address: Tal 31, München

    A steakhouse with more of a brasserie feel, like you would find in London or the US, with wooden interiors and a relaxed country feeling. Along with The George Steakhouse definitely one of the best steakhouses in Munich – and probably all of Germany.

  11. Phone: +49 89 54849556

    Address: Herzogstraße 29, München

    This is a cool place, and probably one of the most casual on the Munich guide. This is actually a pizza place with a really amazing wine list. The guy behind this concept has worked in several Michelin restaurants but had enough of that and wanted to do something more casual. Here they serve Napolitan pizzas (the Hell Boy is one of the greatest pizza’s ever created!) and kickass wine. There are other Nine O Five’s in Germany and they’re all super casual and super fun, always full and always lovely. There are a lot of industry people hanging out here, and you’ll always meet someone you know.

  12. Phone: +49 089 46138267

    Address: Amalienpassage Eingang, Amalienstraße 89, Türkenstraße 86a, München

    Chef Jürgen Wolfsgruber always has something up his sleeve; edgy, boundary-pushing 1-star modern dishes with a unique flare. Now, with ex-Tantris somm Nico Spanier running the cellar, the combo is a force to be reckoned with, and I mean, not just by German standards. Relaxed and even a little quirky, the room sets the stage for a very different dining experience. Wine pairings are world-class, the cellar is stocked with everything from classic to nerdy, rare to just cool, and there's something for everyone.

  13. Phone: +49 89 3619590

    Address: Johann-Fichte-Straße 7, München

    California Wine List of the Year Germany, presented by Louis M. Martini 2023

    Restaurant Tantris is my Alma Mater and the reason I came to Germany. Tantris is basically the Bocuse of Germany, one of the most prestigious restaurants in the country. It has a crazy interior with a timeless 70s’ flare, designed by a Swiss cathedral architect.

  14. Phone: +49 89 48950356

    Address: Steinstraße 42, München

    In a veritable ocean of Munich Italian restaurants, Vinaiolo manages to remain a cut above with its picture-perfect take of Abruzzese-twinged plates and unquestionably warm, cozy, romantic ambience; something between chic regional fine-dining and an evening at Nona’s country cottage. The wine list, of course, is Italian – but covers all regions effortlessly and comprehensively, with fantastic deals to be had and vintage depth to be found. Simply a delight for all the senses, and a must-do while in Munich.

  15. Phone: +49 089 90429847

    Address: Ickstattstraße 13, München

    Grapes Wine Bar alums Stephan & Markus are back at it, now with their own take on modern Austrian classics in a cosy gastro-pub setting called Waltz. Wine lovers abound, tucking in to Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and other beloved favourites executed masterfully, with a wine list any connoisseur can sink their teeth into. Of course, all the very best Austrian wines take centre stage, however, don't underestimate the dazzling Burgundy list, Champagne, Jura, German Riesling, and so many other assorted treasures. Grab your lederhosen and get down there, und schnell bitte!

  16. Phone: +49 8121 43091

    Address: Münchener Straße 88, Forstinning

    Austrian Wine List of the Year Germany, presented by Austrian wine 2021

    Zum Vass is actually a taxi ride outside of Munich, but it’s definitely worth the trip and worth mentioning. It’s a very family-oriented place in a beautiful little country house, serving Bavarian comfort food like schnitzel, spätsle and venison done super well. A great place for a weekend lunch or brunch, and half of the place is usually people from the industry.