Zum Alten Markt is a small family run, cozy restaurant, that serves really good traditional fare.
Located right behind the vibrant Viktualien Markt, Zum Alten Markt offers a welcoming break from all the hustle and bustle. The food is great and the menu offers more variety and interest than the standard fare offered at other places. The interiors are done with , with its elaborate coffered wooden ceiling that came from a 400-year-old Tyrolean castle.
When we visited, they had an entire “Spargel” ( asparagus) menu, which is only in season in spring. Here one could choose from a variety of interesting offering such as ragouts, bakes and pies.
The service is solid, the tabs are affordable. Please note that reservations are a MUST, and they do NOT take credit cards. All in all Zum Alten Markt offers a really nice experience which is a cut above its neighboring rest.
Here is some of what we ate:
ASPARAGUS CREAM SOUP
WILD SPRING ONIONS SOUP WITH SALMON
ASPARAGUS WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
ASPARAGUS RAGOUT WITH MUSHROOMS AND VEGETABLES IN A PANCAKE
ROASTED SALMON WITH SPINACH AND POTATOES
SPRING LEEK PIE
NURENBERGER SAUSAGES WITH FRIED POTATOES