Friday, April 22, 2011

Steak Round-Up: Barista

My husband serves as the CTO, COO and HR Manager for my other, primary, endeavor e.m.papers. He is paid in steaks for this demanding role. That's right, steaks. Every time the enterprise hits another 1,000 in revenue, he is treated for a steak dinner. I love a good steak too, so it's a mutually beneficial arrangement.

It occurred to me that I could hit two birds with one char-broiled stone, and try out all the restaurants in town which feature quality steaks on the menu. To figure out where these places are I put the question to Facebook. Barista, in the Funf Höfe was a favorite of locals.

I'd seen the place, right behind Muji, and didn't give it much thought. It seems like your basic Munich schnösel hang out spot to have a Prosecco Aperol, and preen, see and be seen. I think it is that, but they also serve steaks. Really good steaks.

There isn't too much else on the menu and it's more of a bar than a restaurant. But we both ordered the South American Black Angus Filet (€27.50). I have never had such a tender steak! My husband explained it has a lot to do with aging. You could cut it with a butter knife. It was served in a red-wine based sauce, with a vegetable medley that was also surprisingly good; tender and buttery.

I wouldn't give the place high marks for atmosphere, although it has a Schumann-y classic cocktail bar feel, there is a big flat screen TV over the bar. As soon as I see a TV in a restaurant or bar it immediately get's knocked down to second-rate status. But if you're having a carnivorous attack, by all means go.

P.S. Sorry for the lousy pics, it was dark and I'm skittish about taking pictures in public places with everyone being all paranoid about the internets and all.

Barista
Kardinal- Faulhaber- Strasse 11
80333 München
Telefon: +49 89 20 80 21 80
www.barista-muenchen.de
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