“cozy alpine cuisine”
Old-world comfort meets new-world sophistication at Grüner, Christopher Israel’s intimate restaurant devoted to the warm, hearty flavors of Middle Europe. Grüner—“greener” in German—draws its culinary influences from a diverse geography, from the pristine Alps to the lower altitudes of the Danube Valley. Terrines and Alsatian flatbreads summon the mountains of France, while spätzles and calves’ liver channel Bavarian spirit; farrotto with braised duck conjures Italy’s northern climes, and nourishing goulash brings Hungary to mind. An extensive wine list highlights selections from Austria, Germany, France, and Switzerland, and signature cocktails make use of distinctive spirits and herbal liqueurs.
Gruner is an adventure through the Alps and along the Danube River which begins in the Black Forest and ends at the Black Sea. As it passes through Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Romania, an alternate Europe emerges, with a hearty, earthier culinary tradition favoring savory, dill, caraway seeds, creme fraiche, horseradish and paprika as opposed to the more familiar southern flavors of garlic, basil, olive oil, fennel seeds and tomato. This rich variety of cuisines is woven together by seasons and mountains and rivers much like the Pacific Northwest.
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- Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
- Fri: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
- Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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